4.0
Very Good 264 Reviews
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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
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Overview

Retro-glam gem on France's Côte d'Azur with views of the Estérel coastline

The Lowdown

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

Hôtel Les Roches Rouges
90 Boulevard de la 36ème division du Texas
Saint-Raphaël, 83530 France

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 264 Reviews
Lovely place just lacking good service
johngR3270HG

A stunning location and a very nicely redeveloped site with cool quirky rooms and modern design. But it takes 25 mins for a drink to arrive and some of the waiting staff seem annoyed when you ask them for something. Not what you expect at 600+ euro per night. Not quite a 5 star just yet.

Informal Chic Hotel on the water
MaxDePanzis

This Hotel is an ideal place for couples, groups of friends and even families.
Wonderful location right on the water, 2 pools (one with sea water), 2 restaurants, 1 bar, a lovely spa, friendly staff, and clean rooms with breathtaking view.
We have been here last year and, no doubt, we plan to come back,
Thank you for making us happy.

Exceptional location
Ben1248

This hotel cannot deliver a better location than the Roches Rouged of the Esterel park,l'île d'or turns red at sunset, quite place without much beach goers as it is very private.
I happen to go there before rates x3 in 2017 and I can see changes in the hotel interior design and food.
Interior design is from a very trendy couple who obviously like simplicity and stick to the industrial spirit of the place : it is probably a great achievement though it will be at 5 stars room comfort expense : very rustique settings don't expect any fancy 5 stars gadgets , if I was bitter I would say no much changes with what we had before..
Food is provençal and very tasty. This is a major improvement to the pizzeria before time...!
A strong negative is the staff: all are under 30´s and some are super hard workers when most are quite laid back, enjoying the sun?