Hôtel Les Roches Rouges
What We Love
- The free weekly pétanque lesson, held at cocktail hour
- Watching “Jules et Jim” in the open-air cinema
- Checking in from a lounge chair, because why not?
What To Know
- Rooms don’t have televisions, though they do come with tablets
- The hotel’s location isn’t within walking distance of much else
- Free WiFi
Everyone compares the feeling of looking out at the sea through this hotel’s picture windows to being on a boat, and they’re not wrong. Even the modernist interior, with its rattan touches, has a nautical air, though you’ll find also rustic oak consoles and Maison de Vacances blankets scattered throughout. The hotel’s cycled through a number of decorative styles since it opened in the 1950s but Parisian architecture firm Festen strips them all down admirably, leaving the elegant, mid-century bones on view. All the rooms have balconies and almost all have sea views, too. Personalized playlists on the tablets filter through bluetooth Haier docking systems, a nice touch. Don’t miss a dip in the saltwater pool, with its lap lane cut out of the rock, or just hop onto the pontoon for a swim in the sea. Provencal food, very well-executed, stars at the restaurants and there are three—count ‘em—cocktail bars, to fill the evenings.
In the Area
Les Roches Rouges’ advantageous position on the cliff-lined coast and the quiet, near-isolation of its spot between Saint-Raphaël and Agay means that there’s not much you can reach on foot nearby. The hotel offers a number of activities that don’t involve a sun lounger or a cocktail, though. An experienced guide leads walks through the mountains that back the hotel, and snorkeling, kayaking and paddle-boarding equipment is all provided for those who want more of the sea than just a quick dip. Or you can get up before the sun for a fishing expedition. If you want to head to either of the nearby towns, you’ll need to rent a car to drive the curved, amazingly scenic corniche.
How to Get There
We stayed here for 4 nights on a girls trip and had the most amazing time! From the moment we stepped into the foyer we were blown away by the professionalism and friendliness of the staff (not to mention the million dollar view!!). Our rooms were not huge but had the feeling of space as the view from the large balcony is a stones throw away from the sea. The bathroom, although small, was beautifully styled and was filled with my favourite Le Labo products. The mini bar was extremely well stocked with all things french. The salt water swimming pool is definitely a highlight as was the restaurant. The concierge team especially Nathalie were incredible and could not do enough for us. I would highly recommend this uber cool hotel to anyone thinking of staying along the coast - it is very well priced especially for the area and that magnificent view!! - we will definitely be returning!!!
Place is nice, pools are ok. Splendid views. But the pool side food is very restricted and no sandwiches as kitchen is closed. They do not carry XXL bathrobe ! Not enough electricity outlets in room. Sun shades are still operating manually on terrace. All of that could be ok it it were not for the super high price they impose like a true 5 star.
All in all ok but not luxury.
My husband and I celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary with 3 nights at Les Roches Rouges last week. The location is stunning and our room had the most amazing views of the sea making us feel like we were in a boat. The rooms are not huge but they are well proportioned with a large comfy bed and a well stocked bathroom with delicious smelling Le Labo products.
Having read some of the reviews I was not expecting the best service. However we were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful staff. We have travelled the world and stayed at some of the best hotels round the world but I’m not sure I have ever had such good service. Every single member of staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. I genuinely do not know what other people were complaining about.
Also the food and drinks were delicious and although not cheap were no more than you come to expect in the South of France. In fact they were a lot cheaper than anywhere in Cannes or St Tropez.
The salt water swimming pool is stunning and definitely refreshing.
All in all a wonderful stay and I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a romantic break. However there were also some families with children who looked equally happy.
The only minor faults were lack of hangers for towels and no room to hang long dresses but these are such small faults for such a perfect hotel. We will return soon.