We spend 7 wonderful days at Domaine Pins Paul and even the beautiful pictures from the website don't quite do justice to the breathtaking location or illustrate the kindness of the hosts.
We stayed in "Le Village', a new bedroom that did not feature on the official website at the time of booking. Although we did not get to see the other 4 rooms (all are differently laid out and decorated), it is hard to imagine anything closer to perfection.
The room had its own entrance to the side of the building, with its own deck chairs and lawned area - perfect for a romantic pre-dinner glass of rose or an early morning reading session. The room was very bright, with full height glass doors covering an entire wall as well as two South facing windows. Our king size double bed had a direct view onto the Mediterranean, Eze Village and Cap Ferrat... and the same magical view could be had from our very generously sized shower room! The pale wood, limestone floors and white wall decoration was modern yet exuded a warm charm and felt worthy of a 5 star spa resort.
The breakfast terrace is impressive and the swimming pool long and deep enough at one end to choose between relaxation or a more sporty session.
Our hosts were very welcoming and Philippe, Marie Josee and Caroline were full of excellent advice on the best walks, drives and kindly made a few great restaurant bookings for us.
Although Eze village is only 20 minutes away by foot from Domaine Pins Paul a car is pretty essential to make the most of the stay as paths in the region (outside the coastal walks) are rather steep. We would however recommend you choose the smallest car you can get away with, this will come handy when negotiating the tight bends in some of the most picturesque roads.
Finally, this review couldn't be complete without mentioning the wonderful breakfast of fresh breads and croissants, homemade jams, fresh fruit juices and fruit salad as well as a superb selection of French cheeses matured to perfection (one of my soft spots) and the occasional home baked tarts or cakes.
The location is perfect to explore the coast from Cannes to Italy and choose between relaxing, cultural, gastronomic or sportive pursuits depending on your mood.
Leaving was truly heartbreaking so we are already thinking about our next sojourn.
- Also Known As:
- Domaine Pins Paul Hotel