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“Not one of those "Boutiques". An Hotel.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel La Ponche
Ranked #15 of 73 Hotels in Saint-Tropez
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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82 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Not one of those "Boutiques". An Hotel.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Real keys on the doors. Real paintings on the walls from a renowned local Artist. Rooms a la Provençal. But of real comfort. An attentive, charming, family welcome and attention. What a refreshing pleasure, filled with perceivable history that started with one fishing bar in 1932 on the seafront/port of Saint Tropez. One family, one history, 3 littles houses appended.
No pool no fitness but who goes in La Citadelle for this? Action is on the beaches, pools of Rose&Champagne are waiting.
Go and check if you have a few days to enjoy in St Tropez. May recommended.
Meet Simone, she will tell you all about her "maison" and St Tropez.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
5 Thank Salomon S
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Isabelle-Reception, Responsable relations clients at Hotel La Ponche, responded to this review, 1 February 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the time you took to share your feedback concerning your stay in our establishment.
It is always a pleasure to learn that you were satisfied with your stay, and that you have felt the soul of the home.
Your comment contributes to motivate the team for continuous improvement.

Looking forward welcoming you in our hotel,

Sincerely yours,

Isabelle R.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

My husband and I (in our 30s, both professionals in NYC) were visiting St. Tropez for my friend's birthday. We read great things about Hotel La Ponche and were so thrilled that we stayed there. The location is just perfect - surrounded by great restaurants, fashionable boutiques and a short walk from anywhere you could possibly want to go to in town. We woke up early and walked to the market before taking a taxi to Le Club 55 or Nikki Beach during the day. We loved enjoying the beach parties by day but being back in the center of things for great food and shopping by night.

La Ponche is truly a gem, and we would stay there again in a heartbeat. After a day full of sun, some bottles of rose and an indulgent lunch, La Ponche is the perfect place to relax, regroup, pop open a bottle of champagne and enjoy everything St. Tropez has to offer. Sante!

Room Tip: We stayed in a spacious two room suite but would have loved the terrace suite if it was available...
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Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Jill F
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Isabelle-Reception, Responsable relations clients at Hotel La Ponche, responded to this review, 1 February 2015
Dear Guests,

Thank you for the time you took to share your opinion.

It is always a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed the hotel, had very nice holiday in Saint-Tropez and had success with you friend's birthday.
We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in our hotel.

Sincerely yours,

Isabelle R.
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

Hotel La Ponche is an incredibly beautiful and out of the way property in St. Tropez. Unlike many of the hotels with more flash and noise, La Ponche remains a historical treasure in the area for those who are looking for the St. Trop of old. Romantic, artistic, authentic and simple. There are beautiful rooms for those looking for a quiet and beautiful outpost to explore the area, enjoy the town and the beaches. Highly recommend for those on a romantic holiday, a quick trip passing through, or with quiet families. Be sure to call the hotel directly to make your booking. They appreciate the personal contact. Also if you have a rental car, be sure to note the hotel is down a cobblestone street. You may need to walk a little from your parking to get there - travel light or ask for hotel assistance.

Room Tip: Call the hotel with all room requests. Each room has it's own character and beauty.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SMLEYE
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New Delhi, India
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Having checked in to suite at 380 euro a night, you would expect things to be pretty good (its out of season so the rates are lower).
The rooms are adequate and the view okay. The terrace smells of pooh but I guess they cant control the streets below where the smell appears to come from.
My biggest problem is the staff. My wife reported a problem with the internet and was told it was fine in reception and if she didn't like it she could sit in reception to work. When I was told of this I too went to reception to be told the same thing but I didn't accept it and with a degree of authority asked for an engineer to be ordered.
Eventually they found an unplugged lead on the system somewhere downstairs and the fault was rectified but no apology offered.
Not sure why people here feel they are above the rest of us and walk round with an air of snootiness and thats fine if it suits them, but good manners and good service I give in my working and personal life and I expect the same back.
DONT GO TO THIS HOTEL !

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank DS9999
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Isabelle-Reception, Responsable relations clients at Hotel La Ponche, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Google Translation
Nous sommes attristés de vous lire. Il se peut qu'un camion d'assainissement soit venu ce jour là pour un problème d'égout, nous en sommes malheureusement pas à l'abris. Je comprends que cela vous ai déplu et c'est peut être pour cela que vous n'avez pas accepté un désagrément supplémentaire. Pour ce qui est d'internet, le wifi passe maintenant par les lignes téléphoniques, ce qui nous enlève le soucis de connexion problématique. Nous faisons tout notre possible pour satisfaire à 100% notre clientèle, désolée pour la réponse apportée mal perçue, mais le personnel a tout de suite fait appel à un technicien.
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UK
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97 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

What a beautiful hotel. Perfect position right in the centre of Saint Tropez but in a very peaceful location. From the moment we arrived, the staff were very friendly and efficient. We stayed in the top room with terrace which provided amazing views and provided a tranquil spot for sunbathing. Everything about this hotel is elegant. It's not spacious with all mod cons, but the surroundings are relaxing and full of character. We ate in the hotel on the first night and the food was extremely good. Like everything in Saint Tropez, it's not cheap, but worth every penny.

Room Tip: The top room with balcony is beautiful, but don't expect a spacious bathroom and toilet.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank VS2010
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Southern California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

I found this hotel on trip advisor, and after reading the reviews, I decided to stay here with my husband for 7 nights. We had a bit of trouble finding the parking garage, but parked in front of the hotel where the valet took our luggage and parked our car. He was extreamly welcoming. We checked in with the reception desk and they made it so easy and quick with a smile, not asking for ID or Credit card etc... I felt like I was being welcomed into a friends home rather then a hotel. It had a very small and cozy reception area, with fresh cut Lily flowers that made the air so fragrant. We then walked to the bar area and took a seat on the comfortable sofa chairs, ordered a couple drinks and relaxed from our 11 hour flight. The drinks were very pricey, but expected. We were pleasantly surprised when we got to our room, a re-modeled clean stone bathroom, and the room was small but clean, well decorated, fresh cut flowers facing the courtyard. The only complaints I have with the room was that the hairdryer was the kind attached to the wall that had no power and therefore I was forced to purchase a hairdryer outside of town. And we didn't know how to get the TV working and therefore never turned on the TV for the entire trip, also the power outlet in the bathroom was inop. I suppose I could have addressed this with the front desk, but I never came around to do so. During the stay, the beds were very comfortable, the air conditioner worked great, and the room was very private with thick shutters and shades to block out the morning light. I felt very secure and safe. I would recommend this hotel for anyone looking to be in the best location with excellent customer service. The only thing missing was a pool and a fitness center, but it's not that kind of hotel. It's cozy and chic and I couldn't ask for much more. Thank you Hotel la Ponche for making our stay pleasurable.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank NikkiSoo
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Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
69 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

I've stayed in two rooms at this hotel...a sea view room (number 15) and a courtyard room (number 5). Both were extremely clean and very nice. The sea view room had two double sinks and a huge bathtub and double closets. The courtyard one was a little smaller (one sink, one closet) but had a huge shower. The rooms, even the smaller ones, were well appointed and comfortable. My only complaint are the hair dryers. It would be nice if they had normal hair dryers instead of the ones attached to the wall. It took a very long time to dry my long hair and the handle kept getting hot. The staff was very friendly and helped us with anything we needed from reservations to helping with our luggage. They offer free wireless internet in the hotel which was a bonus. The restaurant in the hotel offers great water views and people watching. The staff there is friendly as well. The main reason to choose this hotel is the location. You can walk anywhere you need to go from this spot. There are lots of shops and restaurants right outside the hotel lobby. I would definitely stay here again if I were ever in St. Tropez.

Room Tip: ask for a room with a view!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Cali S
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Property: Hotel La Ponche
Address: Port des Pecheurs | Gps : Boulevard d'Aumale, 83990, Saint-Tropez, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Saint-Tropez
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Saint-Tropez
#10 Romantic Hotel in Saint-Tropez
#13 Luxury Hotel in Saint-Tropez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel La Ponche 5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Saint-Tropez, Hotel de la Ponche is dedicated to the artworks of Jacques Cordier. This 5-star hotel offers luxurious rooms and a bar-restaurant with a terrace overlooking the sea. Each rooms has air conditioned and soundproofed. Each has a TV and a minibar. A dressing room and a seating area are available in some rooms. All rooms have a private bathroom with bathrobes and a hairdryer. The air conditioned restaurant of the Ponche Hotel serves Mediterranean cuisine, with French seafood specialties. Breakfast is served in your room or on the terrace of the restaurant sea view for a breakfast buffet. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and relax in the lounge decorated with works of art on the walls. Located in the center, 200 meters from the port, 10 meters from the beach and 9 km from Port Grimaud. It also offers PRIVATE GARAGE AND VALET PARKING SERVICE ... more   less 
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