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Accommodation rating: Superior

Located on the Médoc peninsular between the mighty River Gironde and the Atlantic Ocean, Relais de Margaux was originally the château of one of the premier wine-producing families of France. Today, this 4 star property is set within 135 acres if grounds adjacent to rolling vineyards and an 18 -hole golf course along the banks of the Gironde Estuary. Blending a prestigious past and the intimacy of a 19th century chateau with modern facilities, all of the guest rooms and suites are luxuriously furnished and full of character. In the historical part of the building, the rooms are decorated in a typical Bordeaux style and in the right wing of the hotel the rooms feature a typically English decor. Other hotel faciltities include 2 swimming pools, a fitness centre and spa and two restaurants. The restaurant L'Ile Vincent is situated in one of the castle's old wine cellars and the Brasserie du Lac is situated overlooking the golf course and the estuary. The chef's use home-grown produce and local specialities such as crab, langoustine and eels and the wine cellar includes fine wines from the surrounding estates. There is a bar that features a wide selection of Cognacs and cigars as well as a billiards table and piano.

Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.

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