It's an excellent hotel, but somehow smacks of an Englishman abroad, I can't put my finger on why as the staff are all French!
The rooms are good, clean and comfortable with free WiFi, although connection was sometimes a bit hit-and-miss.
The reception staff are friendly, welcoming and helpful, as are the housekeeping staff. The breakfast staff were polite, in the main, but our only fault with the hotel was with the breakfast. There was a good choice and I even feel a bit mean saying it but the coffee was awful - I love my morning coffee but chose tea in preference and we bought a coffee out instead! Also, the hotel information said breakfast was available until 10:30 but on several occasions - if not every day, they started clearing it away by 10 (9:50!) or very shortly afterwards - this doesn't make you feel welcome, nor does them laying up the tables for lunch around you, well before 10, while you and others are still having breakfast!
Overall I would recommend this hotel, but please make breakfast a better, more relaxed experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Saint Raphael is a lively and charming town situated between Cannes and Saint Tropez, on the Mediterranean coastline, with a nice sandy beach, port lined with pretty cafes and restaurants and a bustling center with shops and bars. The family run Hotel Excelsior enjoys an excellent situation on the sea front promenade, beside the Casino and a stone-throw from the sandy beach. It is an ideal base from which to explore Provence by car or by the excellent train system which runs through Saint Raphael. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Excelsior Hotel St Raphaël