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Best Western Plus Hotel La Marina
Ranked #2 of 39 Hotels in Saint-Raphael
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 1, 2011

Just got back from week at the Best Western, La Marina Hotel. Don't listen to the moans and groans about this hotel. It's a great hotel in a lovely area with loads of local restaurants situated around the (very clean and tidy) Port Santa Lucia. The hotel itself is very well turned out. Nicely decorated, very clean and wiith air con in the room which was very efficient. The pool area is great. We did not try the in house restaurant because of the good choices very close by. St Raphael centre is a very pleasant 15 minute walk and would actually recommend this hotel rather than staying more central. Only slight criticism is that the room is a little small but is compensated by a very comfortable bed! Go for a pool or Marina view out of preference. This is a vey good hotel so don't be put off by unjustified negative comments by others on Trip Advisor

  • Stayed: July 2011
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5  Thank chrissyboy21
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Reviewed September 5, 2010

Situated right on the marina, with excellent views (if you get a first floor room with a sea view, which I strongly suggest you request), this hotel is a well run, clean and quiet place to stay.

There are restaurants and coffee shops right in the marina, or you can easily walk into San Raphael itself within 10-15 minutes.

Our room had a good size balcony over the swimming pool, with picturesque views of the sea and marina. Other members of our party stayed on the ground floor, and found the room rather dark.

The standard of cleanliness in our room was very good, also a really generous sized comfortable bed, and plenty of storage space.

The swimming pool area is clean and pleasant, with plenty of sun beds.

The hotel also has a lovely restaurant. I didn't eat there as I preferred to walk to San Raphael each evening and sample some of the restaurants/shops there, of which there are plenty.

The beach area is lovely, with cool clear sea and sand.

The walk from the hotel to San Raphael is a really pleasant one, with plenty too see along the way.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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2  Thank Starcrazy
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Reviewed August 3, 2010

We stayed here for one night in July and thought it was great. Nice room, lots of energy saving going on without compromising quality. Nice pool, friendly staff, very well-equipped gym, pool table (free) decent location. No complaints.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank VictoriaAimee
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Reviewed June 9, 2010

Stayed for 8 days in June 2010 at this hotel and was pleasantly surprised by the excellent standard of accommodation in a recently refurbished, ground floor suite. Good pool area, very clean and quiet with the exception of the noise of the nesting seagulls on the roof of the hotel! Perhaps just the price of being so close to the sea. Staff very friendly and helpful. Although located 15 minutes walk from the centre there are many excellent restaurants in the port area if the preference is not to walk or drive into the centre every evening.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Fifers2
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Reviewed April 5, 2010

The hotel was otherwise fine, but the unability to regulate the heating in the room made it too hot to sleep at night. We complained after the first night, but were told that nothing can be done, and that this was the most preferred temperature.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ruttan
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Reviewed October 1, 2009

The hotel's location is a bit far from the actual city, with almost no views. While the lobby and common areas appear to have been updated, the rooms were not. The walls are very thin and at 9 am we were woken up by someone drilling next door. Go figure! For the price one has to pay, I would not stay here.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Naya_K
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Reviewed September 24, 2008

If you look up the words "average lodging" in the French dictionary, it will show you a picture of the Best Western. Nothing was outstanding and nothing was poor.

We never used the pool as it was full of seagulls. But the walk to the downtown center was quick (15 min) and a great view. If you're into boating on the Med, this is definitely a place you should check out. Not much to do in the immediate area, but we ended up test driving a Regal boat from the local dealer in the marina, Sea Different. That was tons of fun, and Alex is a great guy. If you are living in France, I would consider this a viable option.

Otherwise, think "average."

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled on business
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Thank PackAttack4
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Additional Information about Best Western Plus Hotel La Marina

Address: 30 Place de la Marina | Port Santa Lucia, 83700, Saint-Raphael, France (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hotel La Marina)
Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Saint-Raphael
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Saint-Raphael
#3 Romantic Hotel in Saint-Raphael
#6 Family Hotel in Saint-Raphael
Price Range: $102 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Plus Hotel La Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
Best Western St Raphaël
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