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Hotel Santa Lucia
Ranked #4 of 39 Hotels in Saint-Raphael
Certificate of Excellence
East Midlands
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“We'd strongly recommend to anyone”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

We followed the prior excellent comments and booked a room with a sea view. The hotel has been beautifully refurbished with interesting different rooms and a lovely welcome from everybody, and I mean everybody, we came across during our 4-night stay. We added the breakfast option, which was worth the extra. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom clean apart from the tiniest bit of mould...but throw open the shutters and a view of blue Mediterranean over the rooftops of a few bungalows greets you. The only think we couldn't get was a TV English channel, but, although we were not sure that it was just our unit, we were easily able to miss the joys (??) of BBC World for a short time.

We used the location to tour up and down the coast and the nightlife/restaurant evening choice in the marina 5 minutes' walk away was more than enough for us. The parking through the electric gate (immediately next to the hotel) was convenient and very secure. The staff would fetch you anything you needed from the bar or snackwise at any time and the jacuzzi was a perfect substitute for a full pool.

This deserves to be classed as double its existing rating - it is certainly quality, not quantity. Our unreserved thanks to the owners and their team.

Room Tip: The sea-view option rooms are worth it.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

We genuinely couldn't fault anything about our stay at the Santa Lucia - we stayed for 4 nights in July and wished we could have stayed longer! The staff were fantastic; very attentive and helpful. Our room (Africa) was designed beautifully with the most comfortable of beds. The breakfast had a large selection of foods and drinks and the hot tub was a real treat to cool down in after the hot days. The attention to detail was superb and we couldn't have wished for anything further. Our room was cleaned and tidied spotlessly every day, which was much the same as the rest of the hotel. We loved this hotel and the friendly staff and would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Clinton Twp, MI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

This hotel was a great fine. Super clean room in a good location and for the price you would be hard pressed to find a nicer hotel in the area. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Saint Raphael is in a good location on the Riveria close to many other towns. City center is witin walking distance of this hotel

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

This is still the best small hotel in St Raphael everything I said in my first review last year remains the same there is nothing to fault.The staff are great ,the hotel is spotlessly clean and comfortable I would recommend this hotel to everyone. We will definitely be staying again.

Room Tip: Go for the superior room
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Naples, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2012

We were heading from Avignon to Nice and needed a reasonable place just beyond St Tropez and this is it. There is a nautical theme with each room decorated differently. It is very clean, with good bed and beautiful bathroom. Although next to the highway there was no traffic noise to disrupt out much needed sleep after a hard day of sight seeing. The staff tried to be helpful but recommended only one restaurant up the street-at the Best Western La Marina Motel. This was OK but would have preferred more suggestions. One warning, if coming by car do NOT enter the white gate to the far right of hotel. This is private road and the hotel can't open it if it closes behind you as it did for us. The hotel parking lot (small as mentioned by many, so make prior arrangements with the hotel) is behind the green gate, just to the left of the white gate. The breakfast was very good and would appeal to all tastes.
One other warning, there is no elevator so if your significant other packs anvils with her clothes you will likely use the calories collected from your last night's dessert to haul up the bags.
In summary it is a great value especially if consider the included breakfast and parking. I would definitely recommend this facility despite the lack of an elevator.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

we spent there 2 nights during our longer weekend. it is very nice hotel, situated approx. 2.5km from city center, however it is very nice walk around the harbour. thanks to the location, it is very quite one. the breakfast is OK for the cost, however if you are used to eat in Holiday Inn or Four seasons, this will not satisfy you :)
however next to hotel, there is FANTASTIC bakery, which produces amazing stuff! try the bread with resins or chocolate - woaw. other products are as well delicisious and they were base of our picnics :)
hotel staff is friendly. rooms are clean - no major outage seen. each room is designed differently.
if you travel by car, let them know, as the parking space is limited, however in front of the hotel there is sufficient space as well.
at the hotel there is small terrace with jacuzzi - free to use.
we were very happy with the hotel and we can fully recommend. great value for your money.

Room Tip: sea view is nice, but there are trees :) don't forget to mention you travel by car and you want...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

We have been coming to St Raphael for 7 years now and I can honestly say this is the best small hotel we have stayed in. The staff were first class , friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel it self was beautifully decorated with all rooms in unique styles with great attention to detail. We would highly recommend this hotel to everyone and we will definitely be staying again.

Room Tip: All the rooms we saw were 1st class
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Santa Lucia
Address: 418 route de la Corniche, 83700, Saint-Raphael, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Saint-Raphael
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Ranked #4 of 39 Hotels in Saint-Raphael
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santa Lucia 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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