Chateau Hotel & Spa Grand Barrail

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Fairytale castle surrounded by vineyards
  • 10 minutes’ drive from St Emilion & an hour from Bordeaux
  • The gourmet restaurant has a Michelin-recommended wine list
  • There’s a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi & outdoor pool


Chateau Grand Barrail is a 19th-century castle set in seven acres of grounds in the Aquitaine countryside. The chateau is ringed by vineyards, offering far-reaching views, and there are bikes available to hire (extra charge applies) if you fancy exploring the neighbouring villages.

The hotel is a 10-minute drive from St Emilion, a UNESCO site and "the prettiest of the wine towns", according to Rough Guides. It’s also one of the most popular so visit in morning, before the coach tours arrive. Bordeaux, where you can "stroll the most graceful streets in France" (The Daily Telegraph), is an hour away by car.

The restaurant serves gourmet French cuisine and has "a particularly interesting wine list", says The Michelin Guide. A less elaborate lunchtime set menu is also available from Monday-Saturday. Guests can dine out on the terrace (summer only) or in the stained-glass conservatory, where the décor is said to have been inspired by The Petit Trianon Palace, Marie Antoinette's hideaway in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles. In the adjoining wing, there is a spa with a steam room, sauna and an indoor Jacuzzi with vineyard views. Grape-based spa treatments are available and outside you’ll find a pool (heated in high season).

Most of the rooms are in the more modern, villa-style wing near the pool and views are of the vineyards or parkland. All rooms have free Wi-Fi and Deluxe Rooms and above are supplied with Nespresso machines. Opt for an Executive Room to stay in the historic chateau.

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  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers
  • Bathtub or shower


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

National Rating
This property has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.

Know Before You Go

  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 24 for adults and EUR 15 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: EUR 30 per pet, per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.30 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Renovations and Closures
The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 20 March to 20 March:

  • Sauna

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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