This design hotel has been humbly excusing itself well over a decade, for continually verbalising its genuine pulchritude. The sleek, white façade of the Seeko'o Hotel stands out among all the other buildings near the dockland area of Bordeaux. The 45 rooms and suites make the premises small enough to receive the youthful, polite attention from staff and big enough to supply you with all of the facilities expected of a 4-star stay. Furthermore, the hipness doesn't get in the way of comfort, as every room is quite on point with contemporary factors and spoilt choices of amenities, with rooms having round beds or king-sized mattresses. The Les Hangars tram stop is literally on the doorstep, with cultural gems such as the Cap Sciences museum (walking distance) and the Opera National an easy commute away.
In order to create the desired “iceberg” effect, architect Jean-Christophe Masnada, of the Atelier d’architecture King Kong, had the idea to develop a façade made from DuPont™ Corian® solid surface. While both the aesthetic and performance qualities of the material made it a clear choice, an exterior cladding process such as this had never been done before. Seeko'o means “iceberg” or “glacier” in Inuit, and from the start, this was an unusual and adventurous concept.
The 45 rooms have been designed in open, loft-type spaces (ranging from 29 to 55 m2), without neglecting the practical en-suite bathroom and dressing area. You will be spoilt with services that are free of charge here, for instance: the continental breakfast can be brought to your room (from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.), and the relaxation centre is included in the room rate. We used the sauna and steam room without having to reserve prior to our stay. The best thing was not having to change out of our morning robe on Sunday as we tucked into the 4th floor to enter the relaxation centre.
Our room number 410 was rather impressive exuding nothing but contemporary design - with its stretch black glossy ceiling and pristine white walls and sleek design elements. Expect comfy beds (some of which are even round in a selection of the rooms), perfect after pretty walks along the Garonne and through the Chartrons district after sightseeing. The hotel's reception sells tram tickets upon request. Noteworthy, in the 5th floor is the stunning Panoramic suite: Discover from this spacecraft, the breathtaking view of the new bridge 'Jacques Chaban-Delmas' and the Bordeaux Maritime.
Breakfast was a mix of all nationalities. Fresh bread and croissant, fresh fruit, you could boil your egg yourself to get it as you want it, pancakes, french cheese and more on offerings. From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. you can enjoy your breakfast in your room free of charge. For those wanting to enjoy the later hours at the hotel, the first-floor has a chic bar, with its red and green lights, wooden floor, coloured sofas and sophisticated armchairs.
- Parking with 24h video surveillance
- WiFi high-speed internet + broadband internet access
- Hip cocktail bar
- Sauna and steam room
- Safe and minibar in every room
- Reversible Air conditioning / Floor heating
- Safe, hairdryer and telephone
- 82 cm LCD TV, Canal+ and cable TV
Rate - Start from 136 euros per night
Location - On the banks of the Garone River and facing Jacques Chaban Delmas Bridge
Suitable for - couples, friends, families and solo travellers
Tip - Have a meal at the gastropub L’Austra, only 2 minutes from the hotel.