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“A little slice of French Riviera heaven!” 5 of 5 stars
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Orion B&B
2436 chemin du Malvan, 06570 St-Paul-de-Vence, France   |  
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“A little slice of French Riviera heaven!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

We searched long and hard for somewhere to stay for our first experience of the French Riviera and for a couple that love the boutique style and had a new little 13 month old adventurer travelling with them this was a challenge! The perfect answer - The Orion.

The location was perfect - rural, peaceful and beautiful - but perfectly situated to take in Cannes, Monaco & St Tropez. The welcome was perfect - Diane made us feel completely at home and nothing was too much trouble - even the many directions we asked for. We chose to stay in the Akela summerhouse, even for us adventurers a stay in a treehouse with a 13 month old would have been too much! It was perfect - with it's two bedrooms for our mini adventurer to have his own space, a lovely little kitchen where we prepared our typically French evening super to enjoy on the private terrace as the sun went down and the gardens came alive with the sound of frogs and fireflies dance around the trees and bushes.

We enjoyed the communal breakfast with fellow guests, under a canopy in the gardens and looking up at St Paul in the distance - it is surprising what conversations you can share with people who do not speak each others language - that is the pleasure of travel. One last thing to mention, the natural pool, I think my husbands comment summed it up "it's like swimming in Evian" - say no more!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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orionbb, Propriétaire at Orion B&B, responded to this review, July 22, 2012
Thank you for your beautiful description of Orion and I wish you all three many further beautiful travel adventures.
Diane
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

We came here for 5 days and had a very peaceful and romantic time together and visited Nice, Vence, Cagnes-sur-Mer, St. Paul (a really pretty village!) and Monaco. I tend to get claustrophobic when staying in hotels or b&bs but I have to say that this was the first time I'd been really happy just chilling out in the tree house with my partner. We took advantage of the sauna and although it was cold and rainy, decided to make the mad decision of jumping to the natural pool which was lovely! Diane and her team were wonderful, really friendly and helpful. On the last night we had a very romantic evening at the Colombe D'Or in St. Paul and once back at the Orion, with the lovely lights across the trees, the light drops of rain and the sound of the water from the pool, and both feeling happy from a fantastic few days, my boyfriend asked me to marry him. What a wonderful ending to such an amazing holiday!!! :-)

  • Stayed January 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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Putignano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Peaceful and delightful environment. Diane and her staff were kindly and friendly. I would recommend these tree houses to anyone. The most bright choise is to not put tv into the houses. Saint Paul de Vence is a characteristic little town close to the b & b. The sound of nature surrounding you, gives a breathe of deep well-being as you can forget ordinary's tussle. Everything was simply magic.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

We were here on our honeymoon and we had an absolutely restful and wonderful time. A great way to spend the first few days of married life.

The cabin - Sherkhan - that we stayed in was adequately sized for us. It is perhaps the most open of the four cabins and for some couples they may prefer to be a bit more hidden, though its still well secluded.

Diane was welcoming and also was willing to provide us with help or little items that we needed (don't forget your mosquito repellant!).

The nature swimming pool was absolutely delightful. Warm, clean water and the colour of emeralds.

We enjoyed the breakfasts - shared together with other guests at a large table. We were alone as well as together with others, which was about right for us.

We we're not too sure about the village of St Paul - whilst pretty it also felt a little artificial. But we were pretty happy just relaxing where we were.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

I brought my girlfriend here for her 30th birthday. It was absolutely idyllic & peaceful - perfect for a few nights hideaway & a great location to reach Cannes & Monaco.

We stayed in the Summer House which was perfect & extremely cute. Next time I am adamant to get a few nights in the treehouse.

The dog took to us after a few hours - PHEW!!! ;)

Diane was lovely & we look forward to visiting her again in the near future.

I would highly recommend a stay here & most definitely if not for the treehouses then for the experience of singing frogs - incredibly funny.......

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

If you are looking for a great place to stay in wonderfull nature surroundings, a beautiful pool with a sweet family of frogs living in there, great breakfast. We stayd for 3nights in one of the tree houses & 2 nightsin Akela the house on th ground floor. The tree house i very special and something you'd expect in Malaysia or so. Great to wake up by the sound of the birds and frogs! The groun floor house i very cosy and has the advantage that you can cook there! Great romantic location for couples, families with kids seemed very happy as well with plenty of facilities for the kids to play! Last compliment to the beds, nice matresses and the choice of blankets very tastefull

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

We stayed in Orion for 4 nights of our honeymoon in May 2011. Diane was very hospitable desite us showing up a few hours early. The treehouse was a very special place to spend our first few days of married life - quiet, secluded, and very romantic. Fantastic bed and bathroom, clean, tidy, and well proportioned. The natural pool was a real treat, it was home to several hundred tadpoles when we were there but they didn't mind sharing it :-) St Paul isn't too much of a trek and well worth the hill climb to take in the views, sample the fantastic food on offer, and spend an hour watching the boules with a cold beer in the late afternoon.

All in all a very special place for us ... thank you Diane for a very memorable honeymoon, we hope to visit you again in the future.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Orion B&B

Address: 2436 chemin du Malvan, 06570 St-Paul-de-Vence, France
Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > St-Paul-de-Vence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in St-Paul-de-Vence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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