Saint Tropez, France

Villa Marie Saint Tropez

Rates from (ex tax)$508.38

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR500.01), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Bohemian rhapsody

Setting

Facing Pampelonne Bay

Make like Fifties film stars on a break from demanding directors at Villa Marie Saint Tropez, on a pretty hillside in Ramatuelle (obliging staff will comply with the fantasy). Utterly lovely grounds, the bohemian style, a relaxed-to-horizontal feel, and a clever chef are just a taster of the hotel’s heavyweight charms. (Of course, Saint Tropez’s beaches, bars and boutiques aren’t bad either.) This is the Riviera, at its most ravishing.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

45, including three suites.

Check–Out

Noon; earliest check-in, 4pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $508.38 (€455), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €3.30 per person per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR500.01), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually exclude the buffet breakfast (€32 a day for adults; €14 a day for children). Guests get free access to the wellness centre.

Also

Should walking to the spa seem a tad onerous, request treatments in your room.

Hotel closed

The hotel is closed from 8 October 2017 until May 2018.

At the hotel

Gorgeous gardens; free WiFi. In rooms: TV, minibar, Pure Altitude bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Survey the peaceful pine forest from one of the Villa Rooms, whose boons include four-poster beds and saucy open-plan bathrooms.

Poolside

There’s an unheated pool by the terrace (bring Riviera-worthy swimwear).

Spa

Unwind at the blissful Pure Altitude Spa, which is decorated with seashells and pops of turquoise. Soothe sun-kissed skin with the jasmine-packed after-sun treatment, or the Himalayan-rose regenerating ritual.

Packing tips

Bring threads befitting an A-lister’s yacht; some Acqua di Parma, perhaps.

Also

Pooches can come too (for €35 a night).

Pet‐friendly

Four-legged Smiths can come too, for €35 a night. See more pet-friendly hotels in Saint Tropez.

Children

Little Smiths are welcome, but beyond the basics, there aren’t many distractions for them. A ‘baby welcome kit’ can be added to rooms (€25 a day); an extra bed for under-11s can be added to Junior Suites and Suites (€80 a day).

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Sit beside your fave plant pot or sea-surveying spot.

Dress Code

Understated Gallic glamour: silk, cashmere and lace.

Hotel restaurant

Traditional Provençal cuisine is served in the elegant restaurant, Dolce Vita, which sprawls across a leafy, plant-graced veranda. Chef Cédric Luisin rustles up a brilliant bouillabaisse.

Hotel bar

We love a bar in an utterly lovely garden: Villa Marie Bar is exactly that. Sit on one of the comfy sofas or the wrought-iron chairs, scattered with colour-pop cushions, and order something befitting Saint Tropez (champagne, one imagines). That said, the gin cocktails are pretty splendid too...

Last orders

Drinks are served until 10pm in low season (May–June; September); midnight in high season (July and August). Dinner is available until 9.30pm during low season; 10.30pm, in high.

Room service

No hunger pangs here: you’ll be fed around the clock. Order hot options to your room during the restaurant’s opening hours; snacks are on offer in the afternoon; cold meals can be requested throughout the night.

Location

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Address
Villa Marie Saint Tropez
1100 Chemin de Val de Rian
Ramatuelle
83350
Ramatuelle
France

Planes

Toulon-Hyeres National Airport is the closest to the hotel, an hour’s drive (www.toulon-hyeres.aeroport.fr/en). Nice International Airport serves more destinations, but it’s 90 minutes away by car (http://en.nice.aeroport.fr). Smith24 can arrange transfers; just give them a call.

Trains

Frejus-St Raphaël station is 38 kilometres from the hotel (a 50-minute drive), with SNCF services connecting to Paris, Avignon, Geneva and other destinations.

Automobiles

At the first set of traffic lights as you enter Saint Tropez, take the right turn toward Route des Plages–Ramatuelle. Continue for two kilometres, then take the first right after the sign for Chemin Val de Rian. Continue for one kilometre and you’ll reach Villa Marie. The hotel’s pine-forest location can make it a bit tricky to find. If you’re relying on Google Maps, type in ‘Hotel Villa Marie, Chemin de Val de Rian, Ramatuelle’. On a mobile phone or mobile GPS, use: ‘Route des Marres, Ramatuelle’. If you’re using your car’s GPS, use the following coordinates: latitude : 43.245763; longitude : 6.638722. Confused? Call the hotel when you’re close and they’ll guide you.

Worth getting out of bed for

Relax by the pool, soaking up those views (and that sunshine); treat yourselves to a spa treatment or two. Get lost – on purpose – in the gardens, and only come out of hiding for the bar. Hire a bike or scooter and gad about Pampelonne Beach and Saint Tropez, with help from Blue Bikes, at Route des Plages 43 ZA, Saint Claude. Treat your taste buds to a wine tasting in the grand surrounds of Chateau Minuty, on Route de la Berle, in Gassin. Live the high life on a yacht – for a day at least – by chartering your own vessel. Head into Saint Tropez, surely the world’s trendiest fishing village, and fish for big-name garms. Reward your thirst with sunset cocktails at the famous Sénéquier. Throw some moves at the Plage des Palmiers beach club before soaking up Saint Tropez’s legendary nightlife.

Local restaurants

Les Caprice des Deux (+33 (0)4 94 97 76 78) at 40 rue du Portail Neuf promises to deliver: ‘all of Provence at your table’. Come hungry then. In its 20-odd years, this family-run restaurant has regularly added to its awards cabinet. Seafood-fans will fit right in at Le Girelier (+33 (0)4 94 97 03 87), which serves plumptious prawns, toothsome tuna and moreish mussels – with a generous portion of portside views from its perch at Quai Jean Jaurès. For a meal with added romance – courtesy of a candlelit patio – dine at Le Strand, below the Citadelle at 2 rue du Petit Bal (+33 (0)4 94 97 43 22). Le Strand’s not-so-secret weapons include a champagne bar and late-night menu. Not to mention the summer truffle salad, morel mushroom macaroni and unmissable Nutella mousse...

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this bohemian hotel in Ramatuelle and unpacked their diamonds and deck shoes, a full account of their French break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Villa Marie Saint Tropez

 If you thought you needed a bodyguard in your entourage and an Oscar in your trophy cabinet in order to properly enjoy the heady glamour of Saint Tropez, think again. Turns out all you need is a bedroom at Villa Marie, a bohemian homestead on a ravishing Ramatuelle hillside. Movie-star-worthy flourishes here include: a peaceful, paparazzi-eluding pine-forest setting, antiques and artworks a-go-go, an accomplished French chef (#bouillabaisse) and romantic rooms with claw-foot tubs and views of Pampelonne Bay, which is only home to Saint Tropez’s sexiest beach (saying something, when you consider the competition). Every starlet/off-duty director needs a spa to unwind in: Villa Marie’s dishes out jasmine- and rose-packed rituals in a suitably soothing space. How utterly Riviera.

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