Unfortunately for Le Mas Samarcande, this was our last stop in the South of France and we had been thoroughly spoiled at Maison Laurent and Bastide Sainte Anne beforehand. We found the house difficult to find and drove up and down the Boulevard quite a few times before working it out. Some clear directions beforehand would have been helpful. When we arrived, after a long day's driving, there was no offer of a welcome drink and I was disappointed at the extremely musty smell of the room we were allocated.
There were some positives to our stay: the owner, Mireille, was very nice and booked us a table at a local restaurant and gave us some tips for getting around. She also provided breakfast a little earlier than usual for our early departure the next day. However, I felt that the accommodation was overpriced at 130 euros. Sound-proofing was poor and we felt awful at having to ask our neighbours to keep the noise down at 11.30pm; although the main doors had shutters, the window did not and the sunlight woke us the next morning; there wasn't a proper shower but merely a shower attachment which you had to hold so showering was a challenge; and breakfast was an uninspiring buffet (although the orange juice and croissants were very fresh). So, sorry for the poor review but after previous five star treatment (for a lower cost) in our week in France, we found this place disappointing in spite of previous reviews.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located on the hill of Juan Gulf, near the sand beaches and the town of Cannes, the "Mas Samarcande" remains of charm, is dissimulated in a beautiful garden with the Mediterranennes tree. Roomy and air-conditioned, the rooms combine the refined decoration and the cordial comfort of a family home. Equipped with bed linen which will be appropriate for the more exigents and of vast extremely comfortable bathrooms, rooms non-smoking, enjoy absolute calm. Copious breakfasts are served on the terrace overlooking the Baie des Anges and the city of the potters of Vallauris. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Le Mas Samarcande France/Golfe-Juan Vallauris