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“Very nice hotel with a lot of charm”
Review of L'Ermitage Du Riou

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L'Ermitage Du Riou
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Reviewed 5 September 2007

Stayed at this property for 5 days. First the location-- it is well located with access to Cannes (about 10 minutes) and the Thales aerospace plant (2 minutes). Public beach is across the street so you don't have to pay the beach access fee so common in Cannes. La Napoule has a number of good restaurants in walking distance so that you don't have to eat at the hotel every night-- but it is a good restaurant! The breakfast was good, consisting of a buffet of scrambled eggs (a bit runny for American taste), sausage, bacon, prosicutto, sliced ham, cheese, various yogurts, cereals, rolls, croissants etc.
Next - the staff-without exception all were friendly, courteous and helpful
The room-- I had a "superieur" room, larger than standard but not a suite. The bed was standard european (two twins pushed together- a little hard-- no box spring) but comfortable enough. Choice of two types of pillows. Small balcony with view out the back. Bathroom was quite large and was, curiously enough, on two levels-- sinks and tub up, toilet and shower three steps down. Still, clean and neat. It was a miserably hot and humid spell while I was there and the Air conditioning maintained the room at a comfortable level. The wall paper and furnishings were neat and in good repair, although a little quaint-- but that was charming in itself.
As most places in Cannes, parking was a bit dicey. There is adequate space available in the front garden if the hotel is not full. There is overflow room in back, but it is a little more difficult to find.
If you do not wish to pay the rates for snacks from the honor bar, there is a small convienence store in the gas station across the street with soft drinks, bottled water etc.
Finally- the rate. I had a corporate and it was extremely reasonable and included breakfast. Still, with the exception of the "grand suites" the rates posted on the rate cards were much lower than the rate shown on trip advisor for a room. I suggest that you go to the hotel web site and check for yourself. The rate shown on trip advisor seems to be for the largest suite during high season-most are much lower.
There are a few rooms on the ground level that open out directly onto the garden parking area-- they seem nice but are small and are much less expensive.
Overall, a fine hotel, very reasonable and I will be staying there again.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 July 2007

This hotel is a gem, if you want typical French hotel on the Cote de Azure that is reasonable, clean, helpful and friendly then look no further. The restraunt is well well above the standard of the hotel, god knows where they poached the chef from! If you are the corperate hotel type (you know, plasma screen, two double beds and a entertainment program that contains xxx's) then don't even bother. However if you want a charming hotel with great food and wine then this is it, Aparently the owners also own a vine yard and produce some beautiful wines that strangely enough are featured on the extensive wine list. I can only assume that the owners have a passion for food and wine, well they are French! The pool is small but adequate and the beach and marina are steps away. Do try to get a room at the front of the hotel that looks out to sea with a large balcony.

Stayed: May 2007
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Reviewed 20 September 2006

This hotel which advertises itself as a four star and sounds rather grand and marvellous on its website and its promotional material is really very tired. It needs a complete update and revamp. Rooms are small and very 'frilly' with the odd bit od wall paper peeling and paint chipped. The pool is tiny and the ambience around the pool uninviting. The food is so/so. The staff are helpful and friendly, the breakfast waiter hilarious and reminiscent of Manuel in Fawlty Towers. All in all, very much a fading grandeur. Unfortunately the price reflects only the grandeur and not the fading! Beware!

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2006

I have stayed at l'Ermitage du Riou 3 times in the last 2.5 years. It has consistently been a wonderful experience. The hotel is esthetically charming in every way ... cute, cute, cute. Makes me feel like I'm in France! The staff has always been supportive, and the attached restaurant is excellent. I have always been there on business trips, but love it so much I would easily consider going there on a vacation. I don't know where you got the average price listing number -- that might be the price of the most expensive rooms. Normal rooms are half that. Their web site is: [--]

Stayed: February 2006
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Room Tip: Les chambres côté mer sont très calmes en automne. Sinon privilégier côté riou.
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Additional Information about L'Ermitage Du Riou

Address: 26 avenue Henri Clews, 06210 Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Mandelieu-la-Napoule
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Mandelieu-la-Napoule
#2 Family Hotel in Mandelieu-la-Napoule
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Mandelieu-la-Napoule
Price Range: £97 - £197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — L'Ermitage Du Riou 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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