Hôtel La Zoologie, a trendy hotel, in Bordeaux’s old Institute of Zoology

03 December 2020

In 2021, Bordeaux will be celebrating the opening of an outstanding hotel: La Zoologie Hotel, a former zoology institute that had fallen to ruins and has been transformed into a luxury 4-star hotel.

The former Bordeaux Institute of Zoology built at the very beginning of the 20th century (1900-1903) has been completely renovated into a luxury boutique hotel.

Located a few minutes away from the Bordeaux train station and not far from the riverside and Old Bordeaux, this 4* hotel could well become the new trendy place in the city of Bordeaux.

Combining stone, brick and a metal structure with large openings to the outside, this stylish hotel has 40 rooms set up in its three wings. Each wing has a distinct design: the Botanical wing with its wall of plants, the Zoology wing with its mineral decor, and the Geology wing with its Le Corbusier colours.

Its rooms boast atypical volumes adorned with contemporary designer furniture, all designed in raw and natural materials. Multiple original works of art adorn the common areas, a decor inspired by the institute's past, Zoology and the study of natural science including Biology and Geology.

4* rating (in process)
Four types of rooms : Classic, Comfort, Deluxe and Duplex Terrace.
Room rates : ranging from 222 € (Classic) to 884 € (Duplex Terrace).


The hotel also houses a vast lush interior garden with rare species, as an invitation to escape and rest in the heart of a dynamic city.

restaurant, an oyster seller, a rooftop, a Spa (large hammam, large sauna and Jacuzzi; massages), a fitness room and a meeting room complete this atypical and elegant hotel that will enhance the Bordeaux accommodation offer and will undoubtedly become a place for meetings and exchanges in an ever-changing neighborhood.


Dynamic, rich, plural, ever-changing…Bordeaux, the capital of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, is a trendy destination, proud of its many assets which earned the city the title of " European Best Destination ".