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“Great Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Le Relais du postillon
8 rue Championnet, 06600 Antibes, France   |  
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Ranked #25 of 92 hotels in Antibes
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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“Great Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

The Relais du Postillon is located in the center of old Antibes, within walking distance of all the sites and restaurants. The rooms are small but charming, each decorated in the french version of shabby chic. The staff at the hotel are friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed sitting outside in front of the hotel having coffee in the morning (and afternoon) or a glass of rose. Overall, quintessentially south France and well worth it.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012 via mobile

I must say a very excellent location, it was on a side street off the central square.
Rooms were adequate but If its luxary your really looking for this is not the place.
Could do with coffee making facilities in the room but I don't believe it's the French way.

I still cannot fault the location and the
value

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Our family took two rooms here in March and had a very comfortable stay. As the other reviews cover well, the staff is extremely accommodating. All the advice they gave us was perfect, for shopping, eating, and parking. The new windows keep out the outside noises, and we slept well enough we never heard anyone else. The elevator is small, but we've seen smaller ones, and this one was working, a real plus. The hotel is so centrally located you can easily park your car and get to days of activities just by walking. Make sure you have a good map though, because you'll probably park several blocks away from the hotel, and walk in to find out how to get your car into the parking garage. Once you know the "secret", it's very convenient.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I’ve stayed in this small, family-run,1850-built hotel on-and-off over the past 15 years or so, under different owners – sometimes with my wife; at others (like this visit) on my own. It’s had a number of improvements - including double glazed French doors to replace the original wooden, single-glazed items that fitted the quaintness, but allowed in too much noise! The furnishings are pleasantly in character with the building.

Being an older building, no two rooms are the same – different sizes, different outlook; front or back, lower or higher floors - so a range of prices from below to above average for the area. The morning rubbish collection (6am) used to be a rude awakening for front-room dwellers but now, with the double glazing, you might hear it but it’s nowhere near as intrusive as before. Just use your imagination and pretend it’s the stage-coach rumbling over the cobble stones.

The front outlook is to the mountains beyond Nice in one direction - and overlooks the la poste square with its cafés, children’s playgrounds and carousel ... and you can catch a ride on ‘le petit train’ here during the season, for the ride to Juan-les-Pins.

All town centre shops and restaurants are in easy walking distance; as are the beach and Port Vauban – the largest yacht marina in Europe - and more (generally larger) restaurants facing. The main railway station (la gare) and bus station are also an easy walk away.

Free Wi-Fi; and Standard buffet breakfast (an additional cost, as with most French hotels) complete the package – which reminds me ... French (and continental) hotels in general don’t provide in-room tea/coffee brewing facilities. The Postillon bar is open ‘till 10pm, but if you want a cuppa before going to breakfast, or just to enjoy (in lieu of the wine?) on your own balcony of an afternoon - without it coming upstairs - a travelling kettle is a sensible investment!

Only small criticism is the bath-towels – they could be larger (to accommodate my girth)!

We do use other hotels in the area from time to time, but are always happy to return to the Relais du Postillon.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

Good points: great location for the old town in Antibes, not far from the train station. The staff are very nice and very helpful. Room was nice with good-sized bed. Breakfast selection good. Free wifi.
Bad points: being so close to town means that it can be a little noisy in the early mornings. We were a bit unfortunate in that a shop was opening a couple of doors up the road and during its renovations it was receiving very noisy lorry deliveries really early in the morning (from 2.30am onwards). You can also hear noises from other rooms (showers etc) so we did have a couple of nights with disturbed sleep.

Room Tip: A room at the back might be quieter than the one we had which faced the square
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

Well located within easy walking distance of central Antibes,hotel staff are friendly.
Cost is at the cheaper end for France so don't expect a 4 star ! We had the dearest room Malte which has a small balcony and a view over the city to the Alps.
Parking is available in an underground carpark just opposite but is expensive unless you are there for a full week,we didn't fancy the street side parking mentioned in some other reviews with a hire car.
The lift in the hotel is not for claustrophobics !
Traffic was terrible in the area during our stay - you need to allow over 2 hours to get to the airport which should be only 20mins away !

Room Tip: Think I would go for a cheaper room next time .
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

After reading hundreds of reviews on Trip Advisor and reading Rick Steves, I decided on staying at Hotel Le Relais du Postillon in Antibes, France. We originally had planned to stay in Cannes, but that luckily fell through, because we were so happy that we stayed in Antibes instead. The hosts of this lovely quaint hotel, Emmanuelle and Gregory, are a wonderful, sweet couple, and the hotel is near everything we needed. We could walk to all the restaurants, shops, and beach. And we were literally a few hundred yards from the indoor parking garage (which we opted for) and the little trolly that takes you through Juan les pins and Cap d'Antibes. Antibes was a great jumping off point to all the places we visited (inland villages like Tourrettes-sur-Mer, Vence, Gourdon) and coastal towns like Villfranche-sur-Mer, Cap Ferrat, Eze, and Monaco. We took an evening train to Cannes one night, which was easy.

There were six of us (two double and two single rooms); each room was different, some bigger and in better condition than others (but appropriately priced). We teased our cousins who had the most elegant room in our group, the "Nice." You can see that this hotel is a work in progress; this young couple bought it from a previous owner and I believe they are working hard to make improvements. On our arrival, which ended up being a hot day, we walked from the train station to the hotel, and Emmanuelle and Gregory graciously welcomed us with a cold glass of water. Gregory insisted on taking our suitcases up to our rooms for us. We had reserved a car rental, which we thought was right in the heart of the town, but Emmanuelle informed us that it was quite a way from the hotel. She insisted on driving my sister and me to the car rental, which we so appreciated since we may never have found it on our own. You would never get this kind of service from a large hotel (or any hotel I know of).

We knew that the hotel did not have air conditioning so we would not plan to stay there in the middle of the summer (unless they added a/c), but we figured that it would not be hot at night in the third week of September. Although the first night was unusually hot for that time of year, we just opened up the windows and used the fans that were in the rooms. We ended up opting for the buffet breakfast in the hotel each morning, which to us was both convenient and a very fair price for the selections of food and coffee that was offered (we really enjoyed the coffee; some of us had cappuccino; others had cafe au lait). We enjoyed sitting at the tables on the front terrace for breakfast or a glass of wine before dinner. If you want a fancy hotel with all the amenities, this would not be for you, but if you want a hotel with a lot of personal touches and terrific hosts who really want to please, this hotel is for you. I have nothing but wonderful memories of the kindness and hospitality shown by Emmanuelle and Gregory.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Le Relais du postillon

Address: 8 rue Championnet, 06600 Antibes, France
Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Antibes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Antibes
#4 Family Hotel in Antibes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Le Relais Du Postillon Hotel Antibes
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