A quaint little place that charmed our socks off! Staying at The Bordeaux House

A quaint little place that charmed our socks off!

Staying at The Bordeaux House

Yountville, the Napa Valley; possibly one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. A gorgeous little village filled with bright gardens, farmers plots, and bursting grape vines. This charming town really for me captured the essence of getaway and escape, it’s a place where one can truly relax and unwind amongst the vines. We are staying at The Bordeaux House, a wonderful French provincial castle nestled in around this stunning atmosphere.



Sunshine naps the windows as we drive over the crunchy pebbled driveway. A pristine looking cement fountain beams at us upon entry. We are checked in by the lovely owner Jean who is both friendly and welcoming, so friendly she lets us know that there will be wine and cheese on for everyone in the afternoon. Now that’s hospitality.



Upon entering the room Jess and I are both taken aback. Can we just say the photos of this place on tripadvisor do it zero justice whatsoever. This place is gorgeous! A bed that feels like a cloud, dozens of soft, cushy pillows and beautiful wooden bedside tables. The bathroom has two large mirrors and some well chosen accessories. I am no interior designer so I’m sure my brother will tell me I’m using all the wrong lingo. Regardless, this place is a great stay!



What this room has is attention to detail, it has love. You can tell that these rooms are cared for and that the people who stay here are treated truly like royalty. This is a trait often overlooked by larger chain hotels. As far as price goes The Bordeaux House  is at the less expensive end of the Yountville market at around 200 U.S. a night. Let us tell you, Yountville is crazy expensive but we can say  if you check this place out you will be so well looked after and have a great experience.


Yountville is a place of beauty, vibrancy and character. Let the charming Bordeaux House capture you like a warm hug from grandma.

Let yourself escape.

Josh and Jess

Bordeaux House
6600 Washington St Yountville, California USA

Crown Towers Melbourne

No gamble on the rooms at Crown Towers!

imageJess and I are staying at the incredible Crown Towers on Southbank and we are living it in serious style. From the moment you walk through the enormous revolving doors you step into a world that oozes expense, luxury and extravagance. The Crown complex is a feat of architectural design with floor to ceiling marble pillars, leather upholstery and we haven’t even gotten into our room yet!

Greeted in the lobby with a friendly welcome from Michael we are told our bags will be sent up to the room whilst Jess and I head off to MoVida. Lunch time! Now walking into our suite we did have high expectations. I mean there is a frickin Louis Vuitton and Prada store inside the complex! So luxury was to be expected. How much on the other hand was completely unexpected.

CrownMelb3Our suite was amazing, a large 49 square metre room complete with a lounge room, walk in wardrobe and massive bathroom. We have hit the jackpot.

The room is fully fitted with all the expected gizmos and gadgets and they’re just really really nice.


The bathroom is completely tiled with his and her sinks, a television in the bathtub and a beautiful rain head shower. The bed is like a cloud which Jess certainly did not feel like sharing however a few of the enormous pillows on the couch look deliciously inviting.

imageThere is an in room dining menu and breakfast in bed was too good to pass up so we had a couple of treats sent up and demolished them whilst lazing about in bed. Now be warned these rooms are not meant to be for your average night in a hotel. For the two nights we were charged over one thousand dollars, but this isn’t something you do everyday. It’s the little bit of cost that makes it seem special, a naughty little treat for you and your loved one. Jess and I could not fault Crown Towers and cannot wait to stay there again.

CrownMelb5So pack your bags and head down to the glorious Crown Towers, splash some cash on the roulette table, grab a cocktail at the bar and have yourself a night being treated like a millionaire. There’s no gamble on a great time!

Josh and Jess

Stayed April 2013

Crown Promenade, Southbank VIC