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Hotel le Couvent Royal de Saint Maximin

3.0 of 5 Place Jean Salusse, 83470 Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, France
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my girlfriend stayed at the hotel for 4 nights as we were my visiting my girlfriends family in Saint maximin and they recommended the hotel for its reputation. The hotel unfortunately was a total disgrace. My girlfriend booked the room from booking.com after viewing the photos on the site that the hotel had listed for our room. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We were looking for a hotel with parking and a restaurant in the vicinity of Aix en Provence following an 8 1/2 hour 500+ mile drive from Rome. Finding any hotel in a village near to Aix with a restaurant proved a major challenge, and we chose this one largely because it had one (despite the largely negative reviews). The... More 

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Olivier G, Directeur général at Hotel le Couvent Royal de Saint Maximin, responded to this review

Dear Cornwallgurl, Thank you for taking time to write a Trip Advisor review following your stay and thank you for staying in your hôtel. All the staff is delighted that you loved our rooms, our friendly team, our location and the whole services we propose. I hope you get the opportunity soon to return to St Maximin in the future... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I stayed in this place as part of a conference, and the location really lent itself very nicely to an intellectual endeavour. As a former monastery it is eerily quiet safe the pidgeons, with a lovely inner courtyard to have an aperitif in or sit, read and contemplate the world. The rooms are nice, maybe not super-luxurious, but perfectly adequate... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Not so many choices in town to stay, and this one has some advantages, but not so much. You're close to bus stations and the basilique and with a car you can visit the surroundings if you like the mountain driving. The Couvent itself is nice and quiet but the rooms are really standard. On our stay they charged us... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful centre in an old monastery with lovely views on to the cloisters. Building clean and comfortable although perhaps a little austere. Didn't eat in restaurant. High parking charge and high price for using internet. We parked in the local park and used the wifi front hellcat tourist office contained within the monastery building

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We went on a bit of a spiritual retreat, so it made sense to stay in the old Convent, the room and en- suite were great, the atmosphere and view onto the cloister was smashing, warm room, comfortable bed with good quality sheets, we decided to have breakfast there even though it was not excluded, as we wanted to drink... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

WOW...what a fascinating old building. I can only imagine the history here. The room was small, but we like it...just like it was in 1275. The room was clean and pretty, the bathroom was really nice with great water pressure and big fluffy towels. We ate at the restaurant for dinner and it was first class, amazing food. Definitely a... More 

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Marseille, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Quite an oddity. The whole place is nothing but stunning - if you like old stones and medieval atmosphere, this is the place to stay - unique and magic, you just feel you gonna meet Franciscan friar William Baskerville in "The Name of the Rose" at the next corner. Actually I was there for a meeting (a short stay then)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I spend three days here over the long week end, and I have only good things to say. The location is breath taking. Truly unique. Dont be put off by the negative comments. The staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. I was slightly disappointed with the food, but otherwise a great experience. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The location, quaintness (as former convent) and beautiful courtyard were a fine trade-off for the room, which was a bit on the spartan side. Other pluses: 1. The restaurant was excellent 2. Quiet and still I would gladly return.

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Address: Place Jean Salusse, 83470 Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, France
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Location: France > Provence > Var > Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel le Couvent Royal de Saint Maximin 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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