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Hotel Le Saint Paul
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in St-Paul-de-Vence
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego
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57 reviews
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“Impossible to understand the negative comments”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2007

Other than the fact that the rooms are on the small side, this is a totally charming hotel with a very friendly staff. The restaurant well deserves its Michelin star and serves creative cuisine that is definitely worth the cost despite what other reviewers have said. We recommend it without reservation.

  • Liked — Very friendly staff; great food
  • Disliked — A challenge if you arrive by car but manageable
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2007

St Paul de Vence in a tourist trap. It gets umpteem coach parties a day and many other visitors who crawl around the place and can make it feel overrun at times. Nonetheless it has real charm; it's a very old hill top village and away from the main shopping street surprisingly quiet early in the morning and after around 6.00pm really very charming. It is also perfectly suited to visiting the Cote d'azur being 10-15 minutes drive from the autoroute traffic willing.

This hotel is one of two inside the village walls. To get to it by car you have to negotiate rising bollards and drive around the narrow steets to get to a baggage drop point. From there a very helpful member of staff took our bags to our room, parked our car in the village's car park and returned the keys to it. After a day trip you just drive into the village and park the car. The narrow streets may put some off.

The hotel is a delight. We had a room overlooking the valley which was a good size (for the rambling building of the hotel) but very very expensive. The bed was large and comfortable. We had a small seating area and large bathroom. The bathroom was lots of marble, double sinks, large bath and good large shower plus toilet and bidet. The room had 2 windows overlooking the rooftops and the dining terrace. Double glazed windows meant any noise could be blocked but the village is pretty quiet at night.

Breakfast is limited (and expensive) to pastries, coffee, fruit juice, yoghurt and fruit compote. Anything else is extra. It can be had on the terrace or in room.

Because the hotel is in the village it does not have a garden but has a small dining terrace. No views but surrounded by flowers and shaded by parasols.

We ate dinner there twice. The 1st time was in the dining room as the weather was iffy. The second time was outside. The food was good except for desserts which were poor. Short but good wine list. Dinner the 1st time was marred by a rather grumpy maitre'd. Something had got his goat and he was being rude to staff (very apparent in a small dining room) and there was much sighing when we decided we wanted a cheese course. Second time he wasn't there.

Overall the staff were charming and very helpful. They always made time for you and made you feel they were glad you were staying. Very good housekeeping. No issues about booking other restaurants. They realise that access to the hotel is a little challenging and work hard to make this as easy as possible for guests.

After arrival a small tray of goodies and bowl of flowers is delivered to your room - a nice touch.

Overall very good.

  • Stayed June 2007
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Property: Hotel Le Saint Paul
Address: 86 rue Grande, 06570 St-Paul-de-Vence, France
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Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > St-Paul-de-Vence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in St-Paul-de-Vence
#5 Romantic Hotel in St-Paul-de-Vence
#5 Family Hotel in St-Paul-de-Vence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Le Saint Paul 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the shade of the ramparts in the renowned artists villageof St Paul, the Saint-Paul (****L)is an intimate haven.Young at heart, but with the perfect mix of discretion and serenity, the hotel has attained its maturity and is fulfilling its promise. ... more   less 
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