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Le 83 Hotel
Ranked #27 of 38 Hotels in Le Lavandou
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Basic rooms, Clean but does the job. Fantastic views and lovely restaurant. About a 10 min walk from beach.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 October 2010

Stayed there in spite of a poorish review from trip Advisor because the location was close to the beach with great views and the hotel had a pool. Big mistake - They rate themselves as four stars, I assume because they have a pool and fitness centre. The hotel overall gave the impression of tirdness and badly in need of renovation. Our room smelt of disinfectant, the bathroom had cracked tiles and a bath that needed replacing. Apart from breakfast the restaurant was closed. One look at the pool was enough to view that health and safety dictated we used the beach instead ! Two star quality at four star prices. The hotel needs to be shut and totally renovated.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank campbellLondon
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Reviewed 6 October 2009

Our return to the 83 was very disappointing. The bedrooms and bathrooms
need refurbishing. There was no evidence of a Manager and the staff were
unhelpful. The biggest let down was the food.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Cressida04
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Reviewed 6 June 2009

I have to admit that the first impressions are not promising. The name itself is somewhat curious, but is easily explained by the fact that 83 is the number of the Department, Var. When approaching the hotel from either direction one is confronted by a garish flashing neon sign, but at least one cannot miss the entrance, something that can otherwise be easy on this road of s-bends beside the sea. On arriving in the carpark the first thing one sees is what looks like a WW2 bunker complete with tall wire fencing on top, which soon turns out to be a huge covered car park for about 30 cars - something of a rarity, and which means you never start your journey with your car like the inside of an oven - with a tennis court laid out on top of it! How clever is that! The hotel itself is a low provencale style building with a pantile roof. It is built on a promentory so that all the rooms face the sea, and all have full width patio windows opening out onto a decent terrace, some facing southwest towards Le Lavandou itself, and some facing southeast towards Cavaliere. We were lucky enough to get one of the rooms on the corner, no 23, which had huge terraces facing both directions, so we could take breakfast on one and evening drinks on the other! We could even lie in the bath and admire the view!

We found the staff delightful, the room clean, though by no means luxurious, and the bed comfortable. The food was perfectly good. It is true that the hotel could perhaps do with a little attention to the interior decoration and the furnishings, but it is a merely cosmetic issue.

The hotel is not actually in Le Lavandou but is in a little hamlet called La Fossette about 3 kms to the east. It is an easy walk (another reviewer referred to a convoluted route down a spiral staircase, but we just went through the gate at the bottom of the garden) of a couple of hundred yards down to the little beach which has a decent beach bar/restaurant with the ubiquitous sunbed/umbrella concession at 25 euros a day for two beds, a table and an umbrella. I thought it was well worth it for the entertainment value! The beach probably does get crowded at weekends and in high season, but then they all do around these parts. It wasn't when we were there.

The hotel does well on the sports and amenities front, with an excellent indoor pool, another considerable rarity, and an equally good outdoor pool, with plenty of sunbeds. It also has a couple of pool tables, a room with a few fitness machines, and even table football.

We had an outstanding meal at the restaurant Mathias Dandine (Michelin star, etc) at Les Roches hotel which is only a couple of hundred yards down the road - a very short walk - and another excellent meal at La Rastegue in Bormes Les Mimosas, about ten minutes drive away. We never had a good meal in Le Lavandou itself, and really didn't like it there at all.

In general we really enjoyed our stay at 83, and would not hesitate to recommend it as a good practical beach/pool/family holiday hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Freeman1948
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Reviewed 27 July 2005

Don't be fooled by the "direct access to beach" promise on the website. The access is via a spiral staircase to a road which then is a 5 minute walk to a small, crowded beach.

Hotel is 4 star rated but everything needs updating. Rooms tired, bathrooms gloomy, dark and smelly.
Public rooms better, especially the indoor pool and the toilets for the restaurant. Food pretty good.

You will be better off going to Cavaliere, five minutes drive away, and getting a beachfront hotel there (eg Grand Hotel Moriaz or Hotel Cavaliere).

3  Thank paulm2101
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Reviewed 6 October 2017
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Room Tip: demander une chambre avec terrasse vue mer
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Philippe J
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Address: avenue du Levant | La Fossette Plage, 83980, Le Lavandou, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Le Lavandou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
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Ranked #27 of 38 Hotels in Le Lavandou
Price Range: £104 - £200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Le 83 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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