I read a number of these reviews before we arrived and was somewhat worried given the negative trend. The actual hotel could not have been further away from these reviews; it was great and my boyfriend and I both loved it.
We pulled up to the driveway and asked where we should park...right out front. You leave your key and the hotel does the re-arranging. We never had a single problem getting our car out. Also, no extra cost for parking. A nice touch.
The hotel does have a low key bohemian chic vibe in comparison to the other hotels in St. Tropez. The vibe was great. There is a court for boules out front in the walled and treed patio; we definitely had a few games of not so sober boules after drinking piscines of rose.
The front desk women were all pretty nice and helpful. They keyed us into various clubs and the best beach clubs in Pampelonne.
The room we stayed in was small, but totally adequate. The shower is indeed glass, but I was staying with my boyfriend and hence, no problem. The bath products are all Kiehls. A nice touch, particularly given how hot it was when we were there. a post-beach shower was a must.
The views from the deck where the restaurant is are pretty great. Lots of v. chic younger europeans eat there each night. We never thought in advance to get a table and they were always booked day of. Would definitely put some planning into the next trip to get a table on the deck.
The very best feature is the location. It's sandwiched between a number of the very posh hillside hotels and is a 5 minute walk (I mean that literally, not in exagerated travel agent speak) from the town. The drive to the beach was about 15 minutes. Pay heed to the caution on Tuesday traffic. There is a market in town and it's a complete circus. It took us about 30 minutes to get off the hill onto the main road. Otherwise, no problems.
I will definitely stay here the next time we come, it was exactly what we were looking for and a nice place to kick back with a glass of rose before dinner and post-beach.
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