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Best Western Plus Hotel La Marina
Ranked #3 of 39 Hotels in Saint-Raphael
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 17, 2012

we stayed one night,
very nice guy on reception.
rooms tired,
bed with a matress that should have been chucked out years ago
laundry lorry unloading at 4am outside main building for 20 minutes
when we pointed out all of the above we were told on our pre paid room we still owed 2.50 local tax
where did these guys learn their trade ????????????????

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for one night when we reached St Raphael, and before going to the apartment that we had booked for a week.

It is next to the Marina in St Raphael and a short drive out of the actual centre. If you are into boats then it is a good place for you, as there are many. Not the nicest marina I have seen as you are unable to see out to sea and there is a wall that blocks any view in a part of it. It is surrounded by restaurants and a couple of bars which we used for most of our week's stay.

The Best Western is a small, comfortable hotel. The rooms are not huge but big enough and the bed was clean and comfortable. Our room unfortunately was at the side of the hotel and overlooked part of the car park. I think that this hotel is really in need of a refurb. Some of the furnishings were a bit tired and old The bathroom, in particular the shower and they still have plastic shower curtains (ugh), could do with updating. I would not class this as a 4* hotel, probably a good 3*. None of this would put me off staying again, it is clean, comfortable and convenient.

The reception and bar area are nicer than the rooms and everyone was very pleasant. We did not make use of the pool area so cannot comment on that.

As I mentioned there are many restaurants close by, a SPAR and a boulangerie. Parking has to be paid for but is free between the hours of 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. They also provide free wifi. We did not eat in the hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

The hotel is completely adequate and comfortable, however the rooms are certainly not four star standard. The bathroom in our room was very basic, no soap even provided (although you could request at the reception), however I feel this is something very basic that should be included in a bathroom. The best thing about the hotel is the really nice sun lounger/pool area.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Melsie1
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

I'm not sure how this hotel has attained a 4-star rating. The rooms are tiny, and our 'standard' room looked straight onto a car-park. Given the room was like a fishbowl, meant we had to keep the curtains drawn the entire time.

With two of us in the room, we were climbing over each other everytime we needed to move around. The hotel itself is ok, clean, friendly staff etc, but it's a long way from town. Located at the very northern end of the marina, it's a 20+ minute walk to town. Having said that, there are loads of restaurants at the marina, and the walk along the water front isn't so bad.

However, not sure this is a 4-star hotel. More likely a 3-star hotel.

Room Tip: Ensure you face the marina, unless you enjoy looking at a carpark.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jungl3Boy
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

I travelled to St Raphael by car together with my wife and two grown up kids.

We chose La Marina as it had a good rating on trip advisor. Upon arrival we were a bit disappointed not to get the room until 4:00 pm but that was pretty much the last time we were less than satisfied with the hotel.

The rooms were a decent size but not large. They were however clean and the air conditioning worked well. Wireless internet functioned well both in the foyer and in the rooms but less well in the pool area. The pool was clean and quite private and the hotel provided towels for use by guests during their stay. The gym was also well stocked with equipment.

The restaurant was an unexpected plus and we found the food there to be exceptionally good and quite reasonable especially the salads and steaks at lunchtime.

We also found that the garage worked well and the fact that everything was on the same level made life soooo.... easy.

Staff were polite and helpful and the location is perfect for setting off down the Corniche especially if, like me , you have a bicycle to hand.

The walk from the hotel to the town centre was about 10 minutes. Easily achievable.

One warning is that most of the nearby restaurants are dreadful so do your homework and don't just drift into a locale just because it seems full as we did.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Hotel is very good, big room, very clean. Personel very friendly.
However if you gonna to eat in the restaurant there are very good restaurants at the port in the surrounding of the hotel. The restaurant of the hotel is not very good managed sometimes you get the menu in one half hour, the other day you just hanve to wait for morde dan a half hour before they come to take your order. Also is there a lack of variaty in the vegetals.
My suggest is thake room with breakfast and go for dinner at the port, 20 restaurants with cheap menus and very good food!

Room Tip: Go for room with view on port or swimming pool
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Arrived at this hotel for 1 night, no kettle for tea and coffee facilities but 2 cups,very dark lights did not work, television remote did. Not work, went to use hair dryer only short wire in corner of bathroom and mirror round corner. Complained and was given a totally different room that was 100 times better the only thing was we were left to carry all about belongings 4 doors down with no offer of help I have a a poorly leg after an op and was limping but he just walked away very disappointed
I have stayed in a lot of four star hotels and this is definitely not one of them give it a miss.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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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:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Saint-Raphael
#3 Romantic Hotel in Saint-Raphael
#5 Family Hotel in Saint-Raphael
Price Range: $105 - $195 (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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