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Château de Lantic

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Recent guest reviews

Arrived at noon but booking not found in system for 15 minutes. Left without even offer of a drink for over an hour while diners attended to. Avoid as clearly not focussed on customer service despite reviews and web site claims

A really hidden pearl in the Pessac Leognan district. Simple, excentric and wonderful. A fantastic hotelier, being around servicing us in all ways. Having all the roles. We were really enjoying this very special place!

We had a lovely stay in the Bordeaux area and this was enhanced by Château de Lantic. We would love to have given a 5 star rating but there are some improvements that could be made. We would firstly like to say that the owners were extremely welcoming and helpful speaking good English. They recommended things to see and do and gave directions in English to help us find our chosen destinations. The Château itself is a beautiful and peaceful location within a few minutes walk of the local town of Martillac and about a 20 to 25 minute drive into the lovely city of Bordeaux. The grounds are well kept as are the buildings in general. It is obviously an old building which is decorated and furnished to suit. We stayed in a suite with two king-sized beds and a living/dining/kitchen area. Nice and spacious and clean. The kitchen is equipped such that you could self cater if you wished to. Beds were very comfortable. Views from pretty much all angles were wonderful. Some looking over the many fields of vines some looking into the gravelled courtyard. The swimming pool area was nice but could have done with some parasols as there is not much shade, though the pool was ideal to cool off in. I am not sure whether the pool is heated as the ambient temperatures drop. Breakfast was typically French. Fresh croissants, bread and pastries; jams, meats and cheeses; freshly squeezed orange juice, ground coffee machine and teas various, plus other things including cereals. The only thing that was missing, and we didn't actually ask about availability, was Le chocolat chaud… The bathroom was fine but the extractor fan was broken so it got a bit sauna like. Also the shower head could do with replacing. It did the job but could have been better. (Obviously this was one room so I can't vouch for the other bathrooms) The only real area of criticism was the lack of cooling in the rooms. It was very hot when we were there and this was uncomfortably so in the night even with all the windows open. So the addition of air-conditioning or provision of fans in at least the bedrooms would be good. That would have earned a 5 star rating. A fan would probably have done the job. So, would we return to Château de Lantic… Most definitely! If we do return to the area in the future it will be our first port of call.

We visited the Chateau-de-Lantic on a Wonderbox deal which we upgraded. The original deal was for one night/one meal and breakfast stay in a "tradition" room. We upgraded at an extra cost of €120 to two nights, two breakfasts, one meal and a visit with tasting to a winery. We arrived at two o clock to find the place deserted, apart from a friendly Labrador dog. There was a sign at reception to ring the bell. I rang twice but no-one appeared. I walked around the building for about ten minutes calling out the odd "Bonjour", but no one appeared. There was a sign at reception to say that check-in started at four o clock but there was no one there to even take our luggage. Eventually I rang the phone number and the proprietress appeared. We explained the deal we had, gave her the Wonderbox token and paid the extra amount up front. We were shown to our room which turned out to be quite small, despite it being an upgrade for which we had paid extra. On the website it is described as 25 metres square. It was much smaller. It had a nice view of the local Church but at night, due to the small size and the warm but not not excessively warm weather, the size of the room and the heat coming on early made it too warm. The website and the guest guide both mentioned a mini-bar and a safe but none was apparent. When we queried this, we were told that ours was the only room without these because the decorator could not fit them in. The decoration was incomplete as there was a hole in the plasterboard above the en-suite which revealed a cubby hole with spiders' webs. We were told that dinner was at eight. When we returned from our afternoon sightseeing at around seven we decided to have a pre-dinner glass of wine on the terrace. So we ordered two glasses of wine. Nothing appeared for a while and as the terrace was exposed and a wind was blowing we moved to a protected courtyard. The proprietress appeared and said she would be along with the wine. However, some guests arrived to check-in and she had to go deal with them. Eventually, after at least a half hour waiting, the wine appeared. We amused ourselves in the meantime watching a bird fly into the dining room and the staff attempting to get it out before it messed up the tables and the tableware. We then went for dinner. We ordered aperitifs and had the feeling that because we were drinking these, we were delaying the service for the other guests. The meal, when it arrived, was tasty, well cooked and appetising. But there was no choices offered. Luckily we enjoyed the food. However the service was slow as there appeared to be only two people looking after five tables. The husband of the proprietress was the waiter and proved very friendly, offering us the name of a local vineyard which he suggested we visit. (Unfortunately, when we phoned for a visit the next day, we discovered it was closed.) The breakfast was basic and very much a self-service affair. There were a few pastries, jams, some cereals, some cheese and an egg making machine. There was a kettle for hot water, an assortment of tea bags and a complicated coffee-making machine. When we checked out we asked why the wine-tasting had not been arranged and were told that we hadn't asked. We were offered one then, but as we had a distance to travel the time wasn't suitable. We did convey our concerns, rather than just moaning on Trip Advisor, but the proprietress explained that it was an old Chateau and that people's views could be subjective. Blame for the absence of a mini-bar and safe in our room was apportioned to the decorator. We feel there is great potential in the place, but it it woefully understaffed and that leads to cutting corners and delays. Sadly we cannot recommend the Chateau, situated as it is in a lovely area away from the city of Bordeaux.

I stayed at Chateau de Lantic for 4 nights with group of global colleagues. We all enjoyed a very charming, rustic, and peaceful experience overall. Rooms were very clean and comfortable with good WIFI connections. The owners and staffs were very polite and accommodating to us all...great people. We enjoyed a nice fresh breakfast everyday and good surroundings of the vineyard. It is excellently located and right across the street from La Tour Martillac Vineyard for great wines and tastings. I would highly recommend staying here during your next visit to Martillac or Bordeaux.

Beautiful rustic chateau set among the vineyards in the countryside just 15 minutes from the city of Bordeaux. Our hosts were marvellous and very welcoming. They offered abundant tips for touring the area and every second night, had a gourmet four course dinner in the charming dining room with local wines (at a very reasonable cost). The breakfasts were in the traditional French style of pastries, plums & figs from trees on the property, local eggs and of course good coffee. The pace here is relaxed and we felt like we were living as the French do. Our room was spacious and charming with a beamed ceiling and windows over-looking the vineyards and the village church. Just across the road was a grand-cru winery and a multitude of other wineries were a short distance away. Lovely people everywhere and we would definitely pay a return visit to Chateau de Lantic.

We only spent a night there since it was a convenient middle point in a long 1600 km travel. I wish we would have checked more carefully the reviews. You pay a little fortune for quite a common place. Room was outdated and definitely not arrange with any charm, that included a noisy fridge that didn't work at all ( too bad since we were traveling with some perishables),a not very comfortable bed and a sensation of being in your granny's room. We have visited literally dozens of B&B in France and it's probably the only one I wouldn't go back. I think the owners should be a little more flexible when it comes to their clients . We arrived late in the afternoon in a national festivity and were told under no circumstances any food would be served to us. A simple sandwich would have done after 1000 km driven that day) That's what I call leaving a good impression. Avoid

When we planned our trip to beatifull Bordeaux region this year we decided to stay in Graves. We wanted to stay some days in chateau and have access to outdoor areas. We were choosing between 3 places and this chateau looked very attractive as it had own pool. We had our 6 mnths old baby and planned to spend lazy here. The place looked charming at arrival. The room was spacous with nice view and antique futniture. Strangely there was a lot of dust in the corners after cleaning. The bed lining and towels were also quite worn out and sheets had a hole in it. Bit outdated bathroom, but who cares. Babycot 10Euro pr night...strange for 4 stars, but if the rules are such... The next morning I asked abt the breakfast and got reply that it was not included. Pointing out that their webpage where I made our reservation said the opposite did not help. I had to listen to a long explanation and suggested in return to update the webpage and avoid confusing customers. Food: we had one diner which was served in a dining room. Nice traditional menu (the main was precooked I assume, but I can be wrong). Rather stiff prices on wine by glass for a B&B. The other day we asked if they served lunch or any food/snacks. The answer was no and we were advised to go to the village. At 14 the only restaurant is closed, and there no places to buy food... the closest is Lidl 5 km away... They serve dinners only once a week as I understood, same menu. Once we asked If we could order a dinner to our room as we did not want to eat late meal in the village (after 20.00 which is late for our baby schedule). It took them by surprise, they had to check because the cook went home... They ended up with something which did not appeal. And the dust in corer never gone after 3 days stay. Maybe we had too much expectation for this place, but we never expected staff and owners less interested in their guests. The place could be a star if they just show more warmness and fixed small issues with cleaning, linings and food. Easy access to Martillac, wineyards and Bordeaux, own big garden and a pool make this place attractive. Next trip to Bordeaux we will choose another chateau.

At this place, nothing is disagreeable because individuals staff are kind enough but they're not there when you need them. And there is no service and no harm. You feel like you're on your own once checked in. It seems like it's run by a skeleton staff. I've never seen such a poor quality in breakfast in France. In this country, breakfast is usually at a very good standard so much so that we stopped taking it after the first two days. Our so-called junior suite was spacious but had very apparent wear and tear everywhere. Considering the price we paid, it's very poor value for money.

I was travelling with my mother (74) and daughter (16) and we just wanted some easy peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings for a 2 night break....and that's what we got, in spades! The property is impressive and very authentic. It is old and very real, so don't expect perfection, but if you want a real French experience then you'll love it. We stayed in the family suite which was beautiful, all very shabby chic (but not straight out of Laura Ashley, think, old, a but dusty, wonderfully slightly....well, shabby!) Beds were clean and super comfortable.... The pool is immaculate and stunning and we hardly saw another person, amazing given this was 1st week of August. The pool furniture Is high quality, wrought iron beds, clean comfortable cushions, excellent umbrellas, absolutely on the money in every way. Water crystal clear....perfect. The staff were lovely, you had to track them down a bit if you wanted something (the place is quite rambling) so if you like full on, in your face, attention, this isn't the place for you, but for us, being left alone was a joy. The owners and their staff were really welcoming. We had cheese and wine on the shady terrace, over looking the amazing Bordeaux countryside and it was fantastic. Understated but glorious. Breakfast was a DIY affair, with lots of gadgets available....real coffee maker, fresh orange citrus press, egg boiler. There was fresh baked warm bread, fruit from the garden, lots of cereals and pastries, different teas...beautiful and varied. Do note however that if you book direct with the owners, the breakfast is included. I booked though so it was an extra €10 EACH, so two nights added a heafty extra €60 to our bill. There is a lovely village within 5 minutes slow easy walk, and we ate at the really good French Pistou restaurant. There is virtually nothing else warned....if you fancy shopping, again, this is no place for you! We got a taxi from the airport (€50 each way) as we were happy to potter about the chateaux in the peace, and lay by the pool (drinking wine and eating cheese..again!) but clearly many stay here as a base for some sort of driving tour, which suited us as that's probably why it was so deserted during the day! Rather you than me :) So all in all, we were charmed by the experience, if you want some genuine tranquility in a stunning place, then go for it.....take off your glasses, put everything in soft focus, and properly slow down, just for a day or so....and breathe.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located within a leisurely stroll of Chateau Latour-Martillac, Château de Lantic is within a few miles (5 km) of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte. This 13-room hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant and conveniences like a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. Chateau Le Bruilleau and La Ferme Exotique are also near this Martillac hotel.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All of Château de Lantic's 13 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including minibars, phones, and desks. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and TVs. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries.

Property features

Guests staying at Château de Lantic enjoy access to a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a meeting room, coffee/tea in a common area, and a garden.

Room options

Comfort Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Suite

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

63% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 231 reviews