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“Worst experience around Europe” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel la Caravelle
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   56 corniche des Issambres - RN 98 La Gaillarde, 83520 Les Issambres, France   |  
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Les Issambres
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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21 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Worst experience around Europe”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Fortunately we only booked for a night as our trip between destinations would have been too far otherwise. Grubby, unfriendly, & unhelpful.

I suppose the faux plastic battleship with cannons extending from the wall in the entrance should have been a warning.

The owner & his wife were both dismissive, the hotel virtually empty, and the level of disinterest was pervasive. When we asked (in English as our French was severely limited) where we could get something for dinner we were eventually told 'around the corner' (5km around the corner would have been closer to the mark).

The views advertised, were close to non existent as a tree in front of our 'balcony', or more appropriately 'ledge', had been allowed to grow to such an extent that we could see very little else even though it had lost most of its leaves.

The beds were the most uncomfortable that we came across in over 20 bookings that we had around Europe during this trip, and the room gave the distinct air that it was due a renovation (and this had been due for a couple of seasons).

All in all - unless you are desperate - give it a miss.

Room Tip: Giv it a miss unless you are really - & I mean REALLY, desperate
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2008

Hotel room was simple, mattress was very good,
shower was working partly (not too much warm water).
Nice view over the sea from the room and traffic from the nearby street is audible.
300m to the sand beach, anything more requires a car. This beach is ok, by car you find better ones.

Breakfast was additional and good. Hotel is a good overnight stay for one or more nights. Inside the hotel is nothing to use (no pool, no wifi). Family with kids are welcome.
Very friendly and helpful hosts. Would come back.

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 56 corniche des Issambres - RN 98 La Gaillarde, 83520 Les Issambres, France
Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Les Issambres
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Les Issambres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel la Caravelle 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Facing the Bay of St.Raphaël, nestled in a green shaded area between Sainte-Maxime and St.Raphaël, La Caravelle hotel is the perfect venue if you wish to spend relaxing holidays or devote yourselves to your favourite sport.The property, renovated in winter 2005, offers modern amenities including a bar, Internet access, private parking facilities, TV lounge as well as a marvellous terrace overlooking the sea where you can enjoy a drink or breakfast every morning. ... more   less 
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