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“Good budget hotel - no frills” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel California
Avenue de Provence | BP2, 83980 Le Lavandou, France   |  
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Ranked #10 of 37 Hotels in Le Lavandou
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“Good budget hotel - no frills”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2008

I stayed at this hotel with my boyfriend for 3 nights. It is in a great location if you want to be in central Lavandou. The reception was helpful and accomodating.

We had chosen this hotel for the location as well as for the price, it was one of the cheapest in this area without sacrificing too much comfort. There is also free parking which is great!

The room was an ok size, a little tight with 2 suitcases on the floor but not a big deal. The bathroom was a bit of a problem as there is no shower curtain and water gets everywhere!The bed was comfortable and even with the windows open, it was very quiet.

We didn't try the breakfast but it looked like it was just bread and croissants.

The main beach is about a 5 -10 minute walk away but we found St-Clair beach to be much, much nicer. This beach was maybe a 15 minute walk across all the rocky shores, very scenic but you can also walk along the main bike path which connects with the main road.

We also tried La Fossette beach which is a good 30 minute walk away. Its a beautiful little beach, full of families with young children. The water was crystal clear and clean.

I would most probably stay at this hotel again since it is centrally located, close to all the restaurants, shops, etc as opposed to the other hotels located closer to St-Claire and east of this point.

  • Liked — Location in central Le Lavandou
  • Disliked — A bit pricey for the quality of the room
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2004

We stayed here during the summer of 2004, the rooms are small but adequate with a very small wet type bathroom. The hotel has very few facilities, the is no bar but there is a vending machine. The location is not too bad, about a 2 minute walk from the centre of town and 5 minutes from the beach, however you do need to cross a busy to get to either of these locations. On the whole for the money paid the hotel was fine, however I wouldn't want to stay here for more than a couple of nights due to the size of the rooms.

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Address: Avenue de Provence | BP2, 83980 Le Lavandou, France
Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Le Lavandou
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #10 of 37 Hotels in Le Lavandou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'Hotel CAlifornia est un Hotel qui a ete entierement renove en s'inspirant du look fifties de son architecture. Situe a 5 min a pied de la plage et 500 metres du centre du Lavandou, cet Hotel dispose d'un parking et de l'acces wifi gratuits.La moitie de nos chambres beneficient d'une vue imprenable sur La mer et les iles d'or, les autres donnent sur la colline.Pour votre confort, toutes Les literies sont neuves et toutes les chambres equipees de double vitrage. ... more   less 
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