We were very lucky being invited here to join a wonderful birthday lunch with good friends, the lunch cost being left to their generosity. We took advantage of the situation and made it into a mini break booking three nights in the hotel.
The location is absolutely fantastic. The hotel is in a medieval town on a hill with beautiful views over the coast and towards Monaco. Steps lead down to the sea front and shingle beach for the energetic!
The lunch itself was lovely and the service excellent. I have since read the other reviews as regards the overcharging but as we were guests I can not comment. I do agree at 9 euro pp the breakfast was steep though the coffee was excellent with a bottomless cup and the croissants and bread very fresh.
Our room (Nos 7) was small and tired. It certainly did not need the 'seaside theme' with blue and white stripes , shells on the wall, hanging lighthouses and oars as curtain rails...good grief! Our friends asked to change room as theirs was so small and another couple had a disturbed night due to a generator outside their room.
Oddly after breakfast the hotel seemed to shut rather quickly. We had a key so we could come and go but the place was left unmanned other than a cook/cleaner. What one does for a lunch time drink if it is not busy goodness knows. It seemed Willem would disappear off on his errands and leave the place and bar locked. The hotel is very relaxed. A guest after us arrived one evening and found his room key hanging outside on the locked front door. He never actually met Willem until the following day. Willem seems very keen to shut up shop as soon as he can after breakfast. Having said that we found Willem very pleasant. Apart from breakfast we did not eat or drink at the hotel (other than the birthday lunch). I found the previous review re sharp practice extremely disturbing but our limited use of the dining facilities means I can not comment.
Overall we would return, the situation is just too lovely to ignore, but what one does by way of using the bar, dining facilities during the day when the hotel is quiet goodness knows. (well I do know actually....just find somewhere else!)
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