Fantastic welcome by a really enthusiastic young lady (owner?). Made us SO welcome and let us check in early with a door code sent by text - brilliant service/organisation!! Incredibly low off season pricing. Recently partly refurbished - very clean with plain and simple but, most importantly, functioning facilities. New beds and bathroom fittings give added value. There was a good hot shower with reasonable pressure in a not brilliantly designed/drained wet room which caused a bit of a consternation as the water approached the door but the shower mat prevented a “flood” in the room – far better than the alternative “dry shower” often found in French hotels!! Breakfast was all it needed to be given the price bracket here. Free on-site parking. Aircon/heating in rooms – corridors were a bit chilly in February! Flat screen TV (1 English speaking channel). Free wifi. Sea views are good. For a 2* budget/mid range hotel it’s great - we've stayed in many 3 star hotels that struggle to give this level of service & facilities. Hotel is older construction and noise between rooms is quite noticeable. Note - there is not a lift. Car parking is not secure. Access is up a fairly steep hill and then steps & there are no ground floor rooms so a wheelchair would probably be out of the question. Access to car park is similar with steps down to the hotel. I wouldn’t choose to stay here for weeks at a time but for a short visit or overnight stop its absolutely fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel CAlifornia is a Hotel completely renovated taking inspiration from the fifties look of his architecture. Located 200 meters from the beach and 100 meters from the center of Le Lavandou, this hotel offers free parking and free Wi-Fi. Sea view rooms with amazing view of the golden islands or Hill vieuw Rooms. All are air-conditioned and some with terraces and balconies. The bike path starts at the foot of the Hotel and takes you in 10 minutes walk to the beach of St clair.Also TAKE THE ferry Boat, to reach the golden islands, only 5 min walk from the Hotel California. All our rooms are soundproofed and the bedding newly replaced in 2017! ... more less
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