I actually looked for this hotel. I didnt just ended up there, I've read reviews ahead of driving all the way up on that hill. I loved the place and location.
People complaint about owners being rude and unfriendly. You have to understand, this is Provence, locals are laid back, they live at a different pace, small village, less stress and lot of time, nothing to get hyper about. They take for ever to have a croissant and coffee in the morning reading the news papers, they do say hi and bye but they are not big talkers, just enough not to be considered rude . They are just as quiet just as the county they live in.
We, travelers, can sometimes require too much attention and we can be loud. Like the tourist returning from pubs at 1:00 pm and talking and laughing loud in front of this quiet hotel. Again, this is Provence, open windows and quiet nights. How do you thinks owners and other locals like that? They dont and I didnt like it either and no, I am not a local.
Dont get confused if you read all the reviews below. It is a beautiful place, small hotel with small rooms but in such beautiful setting. Parking, yes, it is reduced to a few cars, but there is a lot down the hill. People also complain about the steep hill you have to drive up to get to the hotel. Well, this is the beauty of it. This is what makes it beautiful. You knew its on the hills, why did you book it?
Visa problems? Pay cash for a night, is not expensive for Ssouth of France. I only paid about 70 euros for a night, with breakfast.
I stayed there on August 31 and loved every minute of it! The breakfast was one of a kind.
Spices were had picked from the garden in front of you and when I asked for tea I was given fresh leaves from a pot in front of me. See picture. Good fresh breakfast on a quiet and sunny South of France day....
The old city is a gem. I was given clear instructions and maps, frankly I find the owners very friendly. They dont talk much, but they will tell you what you need to know.
I give them 5 star on location, and 4 stars for service. If I ever go back in Hyeres, I will stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming family hotel, quiet and relaxing, 3min. from the medieval city centre of Hyeres, just not Golden Islands, new private parking (2012), free Wi-Fi, terrace Sun...Opposite the iles d'Or, 3 km from the railway station, 7 km from the airport and 3 min walk from the medieval centre of hyeres les palmiers, you will find our charming family hotel, quiet and relaxing, 20 rooms. ... more less
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