Check in and check out: Our check in times are from 4pm to 7pm. We are flexible with our check in times subject to prior arrangements. Check out time is 11am.
Breakfast: We serve a typical French breakfast daily at 8,50€ per person.
Honesty Bar: You are welcome to help yourself at our “honesty bar” in the breakfast room. Choose a wine and put the equivalent price tag (all bottles have a price sticker) onto the hook of your room name. We have a great selection of very nice local wines, at a reasonable price!
Self-catering: Villa St Simon B&B has a fully equipped kitchen that provides for those who want to make their own breakfast or prepare light meals. We have a hot water kettle for a nice cup of tea and a fridge to store your market purchases. All our self-catering apartments have fully equipped kitchens.
Room service: We offer room service (only on demand) from our restaurant « La Galerie », from Tuesday to Saturday (lunch and dinner) by calling directly the restaurant: 33 5 57 68 50 65 or by asking the front desk.
Wi-Fi: Complimentary access to our wireless internet for all of our guests.
Cleaning service: Our B&B rooms are serviced daily, the self-catering apartments weekly and on demand. The Villa also provides a laundry service.
Pets: Pets are welcome at Villa St Simon!
Parking: There is FREE and safe parking, just across from Villa St Simon.
Bordeaux shuttle: If you are coming by plane or train (via Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean) we can arrange for you to be picked up and brought back to at Bordeaux airport (100€ one way) or Bordeaux railway station (90€ one way).
Restaurants: Villa St Simon B&B has its own restaurant 25m up the road : La Galerie offers BBQ, salads and tapas, homemade desserts and a great selection of wines. Open from 12-3pm and from 7-9 .30pm. (link to the gallery) All of the other 10 recommendable restaurants in Blaye are in walking distance. Between 12 and 2pm most of them offer a very reasonable 3-course lunch menu. In the evenings restaurants open again at 7pm or 7.30 and serve warm meals until 9.30 or 10pm.
Leisure: In the public gardens opposite the Villa you may have a picnic with a bottle of wine or enjoy a game of petanque (boules). The Citadelle, World Heritage Site since 2008, and only 5 minute walk from the Villa provides spectacular views, interesting shops, galleries and lovely restaurants. Blaye Tourism
We have a substantial library of books, games, and DVDs available. All rooms have central heating, TV, and DVD players.
Wellness : Tired and jet-lagged after a long journey, in need of a break and some relaxation, book an in-house reflexology session. Reflexologist and Reiki-Master Nathalie will make sure that you get back your energy and help you with aches and pains. Please book ahead, so that we can make sure that you can enjoy this special treat!
Wine cellar: We use our wine cellar for tastings in the evenings. Other than that, this characteristic and cool space has a pool table, table tennis and can be used to enjoy a bottle of wine with other guests. Our honesty bar is also a great way to discover wonderful Bordeaux producers and enjoy a bottle with friends and guests.
Entertainment: Your hosts are passionate about wine, well connected with the local wine producers and, given the opportunity, they will lure you down to the wine cellar and off to visit a château to explore, learn, taste and celebrate the essence of Bordeaux. Aside of wine tastings and château visits, we also arrange boat trips, golf, tennis, horse riding, fishing, hiking, cycling (on a dedicated 32 km cycling path 3 minutes from the villa) and, if needed, baby sitters and assistance with shipping your purchases home.
It is our greatest pleasure to make your stay with us as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Please feel free to ask for assistance and for any further information you need. We will do our best to deliver!