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Villa St Maxime
390 Route de la Colle, 06570 St-Paul-de-Vence, France   |  
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“Shoud have stayed longer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

My husband and I visited VSM one weekend in October 2012. We arrived very late on the Friday night and Ann was most accommodating with our lateness. Our first night was spent in a bedroom downstairs, which was well appointed but did not have a view. We moved to one of the upstairs bedrooms for the next 2 nights; the view of the see and the village was amazing. The room had also a big balcony with table and chairs. A very generous breakfast was served on the terrace in the morning. The village is only a 10 min walk away (thought 5 min are alongside a busy road) and has many excellent restaurants; we ate in the village every night after the (free) copious aperitif at the villa (it was great for be joined by Ann and John during that aperitif). We were busy touring during the day, which is a bit of a shame in a sense as we did not get to try the pool, which must be 18-20 m long. Wish we had stayed a couple more days!
The only slight issue we had was the lack of channels on the TV.

Room Tip: ask for a room with a see view (the one in the middle, No 6 I believe, is great)
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Minneapolis/St. Paul
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Returning to the Villa 4 years after my last stay, I was just as delighted as my first time. The views were amazing, breakfast and cocktails fabulous, and Ann and John as welcoming and helpful as ever. Modern and spacious with the feel of home....a very nice home that is. I will definitely be back again- thank you!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

12 of us rented the entire Villa and couldn't possibly have had a better experience. The owners are quite simply a delight and were at the ready in helping us plan our days, making breakfast at times that accommodated our various schedules and happy hour - well, it was 'happy evening' as it went on for hours and hours. Ultimately, it didn't feel like we were visiting - it felt like home.

Looking forward to another visit!

Room Tip: Each room is unique and all equipped with similar offerings. Extremely clean and quiet. (Note: The...
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  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Penrith, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We had never visited this part of the world before so tripadvisor was our first port of call. Villa St maxime stood out above all the rest and rightly so. As soon as you arrive you know you have made the right choice. It is modern and spacious and the hosts greet you like friends. We stayed in the Maxime suite but any room with a view towards the sea would be as good. The suite was really too large for us and we didn't make full use of it's huge bath and the balcony overlooking the pool.
The hosts Ann and John are the best with free flowing champagne and anecdotes at no extra cost every evening and beware of the gin and tonics, there's no driving after one of John's. Breakfast is served in the sunny dining area or out on the terrace on warm mornings overlooking the magnificent pool.
If privacy is what you require it offers that too, but we found enjoyment in getting to know the other guests every evening.
The view to the east from our bathroom is the magnificent village of St Paul, just 5 minutes walk along well lit pavement, there Is just a short stretch from the front of the hotel where there is no path, but the road is wide and quite safe.
Eating in St Paul is excellent with many superb restaurants from Tapas to gourmet with the Cafe De La Place our lunch venue for the Plate du jour and watching the men play boule.
Bus rides are one Euro which makes up for the taxis which are not cheap, but are good quality, 50 Euros from the airport to the villa, 60 Euros back late in the evening, best to ask the driver how much before taking the taxi just to make sure, but they too were charming and helpful.
All in all a great experience, very relaxing if you want that, or great as a base for touring the area, even a great place to convalesce, or just laze around the pool and unwind. Like many we will return.

Room Tip: Any room that faces towards the Med overlooking the terrace and pool
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

After spending two nights in a beautiful Seaview room we are convinced that it cannot get much better than this! Much praise has already been given in earlier reviews, but still I need to tell our story.

Even though we kind of felt as a couple of youngsters we felt truly welcomed by John and Anne as well as the other guests. The concept with "happy hour" where John simply asks what you want in your glass and you get to know and chat with the few other guests is genious. You decide yourself how social you want to be ofcourse, some decided to take drinks to their room.

I will try to sum up a few pros and "minor cons":

(+) Complimentary DVD selection (200+ titles), drinks in the "happy hour" and an evening cart with bottled water, chocolate and various spirits
(+) Complimentary Champagne breakfast with eggs of choice (the omelet was fantastic), fresh croissants, yogurt, plus plus
(+) Breathtaking view from the room (Seaview or Suite) and the terrace
(+) Most of the time we had the large pool all to ourselves

(-) Our bed mattress was a bit hard
(-) Walking to St-Paul-de-Vance included crossing a busy road, it felt a bit hazardous at times. However John had already check up on reflective tape/strips just hours after we had mentioned this :)

Thank you John & Ann!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Everything you could wish for in a top class bijou hotel; excellent location, charming staff and good company.Try becoming a knight of the champagne sabre! Then you will see your host John at his best.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Edgewater, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We relied on Trip Advisor rave reviews in booking our stay here and our experience even surpassed the reviews. The decor is a sophisticated mix of classic and contemporary, the pool and the view are magnificent - and our hosts could not have been more welcoming. After I asked the location of an ATM, Ann volunteered and drove me to one in town. Outstanding!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: 390 Route de la Colle, 06570 St-Paul-de-Vence, France
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Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > St-Paul-de-Vence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in St-Paul-de-Vence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa St. Maxime was designed and built as an intimate, luxury Hotel - Villa d'Hotes. The Villa is a short walk from the village of St Paul and also the famous Maeght Foundation. The Villa is very much a modern work of art itself: it is constructed of albinic Provencal stone sculpted in bold sweeping lines. The Villa enjoys an airy modern feel, while retaining a comfortable and intimate ambience, with great views of the village and the sea. The suites and rooms have luxury appointments, ensuite facilities. ... more   less 
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