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Hotel La Ponche or Hotel La Mandarine?

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Hotel La Ponche or Hotel La Mandarine?

My husband and I were in St. Tropez last June and loved it so much we are going back next year. We stayed at Chateau de la Messardiere and loved it, but for our next trip, we'd like to be within walking distance of the town. We've narrowed it down to La Ponche or La Mandarine. Does anyone know which of these hotels would be the best?

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1. Re: Hotel La Ponche or Hotel La Mandarine?

Hi vickie, I have never been to France so unfortunately dont have a suggestion for you but maybe you could tell me more about Chateau de la Messardiere. We are planning on staying there for our honeymoon in September. Is it worth it, is it away from the buzz of Saint Tropez and what is the beach close by like? Why are you not returning there?

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2. Re: Hotel La Ponche or Hotel La Mandarine?

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! Chateau de la Messardiere is beautiful! The only reason we don't think we'll stay there for our next visit is because we like to be able to walk to shops and restaurants. Although, that being said, the shuttle service at Messardiere is very convenient. It goes all day and all night. They'll take you to town or to the beach and then pick you up again whenever you want. It's practically like having your own limo driver. The beach is very nice. It's got lots of restaurants which rent chairs and umbrellas for the day. We went to the beach one morning just to go for a walk. But for suntanning, we spent most of our time at the hotel's pool. Another highlight for us was the breakfast at the hotel. The setting was beautiful, on a terrace with such a wonderful view. I have no problem recommending Chateau de la Messardiere for your honeymoon. Have a great trip!

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3. Re: Hotel La Ponche or Hotel La Mandarine?

Hi Vickie

I have not stayed at the La Mandarine, but I can tell you La Ponche is very nice and a good deal for St. Tropez. Your room is cleaned twice daily; they have beautiful showers; the rooms are pretty large (for Europe); and the staff is just wonderful. They made all our reservations for us at the restaurants and beaches (La Vouile Rouge and Nikki beach). The location is great - about a two block walk to the port and maybe four blocks to the square. Everything is close by - shopping, etc. They have they're own small beach, but not quite as fun as the beaches previously mentioned. Hope this helps.

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