We decided to go join some friends in St-Tropez at the drop of a dime and looked up a hotel that would make an easy driving break between Geneva and the Mediterranean. What first made me look at this hotel was the number of "stars" and the reviews, mixed with the fact that entry level rooms were less than 200 euros.
We booked via booking dot com, which I will not do next time, the hotel's website can handle directly your booking and have "specials" not listed on other websites (room with some spa treatments for example).
We got there late, actually very late. We had called to announce that we would be late and asked if we could still get some food even though the kitchen would be closed; no problem, you can choose something from the menu and have in your room. Ever eat gastronomic food as room service???? I dare anyone to have such amazing food as room service. Like I said, we were late and left early but we will be back to enjoy M. Boucher's food, and the rest of this wonderful hotel that surprised us at every turn.
First, it's easy to find off the highway, signage all the way.
Second, it is located in a quiet part of the small city of Le Pontet.
Third, plenty of parking.
As for the hotel itself, wonderful people at the reception, bordered by 2 small living room all furnished in "provencal" style. This is the part of the hotel I was told, that dates back in the 1800's.
As this is an older building, there is an easy maze of corridors and corners that reminded me of the Chabichou in Courchvel (anyone been there knows what I going on about).
Everywhere, work of arts and paintings, living rooms, dining area etc, all chosen with care by the owners (I guess).
Our room booked was an entry level room, which to our surprise was no longer available when we got there and we got an upgrade to a Junior suite Lounge, jacuzzi and private terrace category.
Not sure about the others, but room 68 was soooo romantic... A 2 place jacuzzi was waiting, a separate shower, dual sinks etc... all super clean and modern. Oh yeah, afraid to miss anything while you're in there, don't worry, TV and phone are also in there.
Bed was super soft, linens pure white all with a pillow roll to cuddle with your loved one (there were individual pillows as well)
Mini bar / fridge very well garnished, Hennessy cognac, champagne etc... nothing but the best. And best of all, the bar was cold unlike many hotels that mearly hold bottles.
Modern door giving onto a wooden European style door shutter (I love these) giving onto a huge balcony over looking the hotel garden area, flowers and fully grown trees for shade. Again, quite romantic... I should of come here for our honeymoon.
Old school hotel, make sure your room key is back in the door lock as door does not automatically lock when closed, just added to the charm.
What we missed; the indoor heated pool, the spa, the garden area
Hotel was non smoking, just like all other hotels in France following a law set in place a few years ago.
This is now on our top 5 hotels list. Will be back soon, like next month!
Don't be afraid to get a suite!
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