The hotel is basically charming. It has a casual restaurant with in door and out door dining options. Each area provided nice water views. The pool is small, but sufficient for a hotel of this size. The grounds with in the courtyard were some what disarray. There were pine needles every where and no one took the time to straigten out the patio furniture. The property was securly enclosed and provided you a sense of security.
My room was a studio, located on the ground level. It was rather spacious. The bedding was comfortable and the linens were clean. It had a small kitchenette located in an enclosed patio area. I was pleasantly surprised by the large flat screen TV. There were no English speaking channels available. You would think that with all the English speaking travelers, they would have at least one channel. The bathroom was clean upon our arrival, but we did have a small problem with ants. The room had connecting doors' on both sides of the room. There was no sound insulation between the doors. You could clearly hear the guest next to you conversations, or what ever else they were doing. They provided no housekeeping service, not even clean towels. They did not tell us there was no cleaning services.
The hotel was approximately 2KM from St. Tropez. It was a good 40 minute walk, or 15 minute bike ride. We found driving there to be the most convenient. It would take longer than you would expect' because of the traffic. We found ample parking in the public parking areas. It was actually cheaper to drive into town and pay for parking, than to rent bikes from the hotel. They charged 10€ per day for a bike. Parking never cost more than 10€.
The Innkeepers were pleasant. It appeared that the two of them took care of every thing at the Inn. They would try to answer any basic questions you may have. You really shouldn't rely on them for directions and suggestions of things to do etc..
I would be able to put all of these minor details aside, even no housekeeping service, if we did not pay 195€ per night. This is approximately $260 per day. I can appreciate that this maybe their prime season, but this is way too much money for the quality of the room, the location and the services provided. It might be more acceptable if the added some value to their rate. At this price breakfast should be included, at least a continental. They should provide daily housekeeping service. There should be English channels offered, as all the hotels we stayed at did. The bikes should a free amenity. Then I would feel like I was getting more for my money. The current quality and services provided, are really only worth about $100 per night.
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