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
Our return to this hotel was a sea change.....it's on the sea and has new management and renovations. Not really changes, but well thought out and beautiful improvements. The food is also superb, and the staff helpful and extremely nice. But....the stones missing on the path to the jetty....were still missing, and therefore uncomfortable to walk on. Spend millions on this beautiful hotel, and not bother with missing stones? Loved it though, merci.
We stayed at Hotel Les Roches Rogues 5 nights for our honeymoon and it was incredible! The views and pools themselves make this place remarkable, but the kind and attentive staff make it one to return to. The pool team was so on top of their job and took the time to get to know us and teach us some French too! Robin, Hugo and Luis went above and beyond to make our stay impeccable - we could always count on them for a smile and an aperol spritz carafe in a timely manner!
Four words: you must stay here! The location is perfect right on the seaside with a view out to the red rocks. Good hiking nearby, and other water activities. There are good restaurants in the area but we found the food at the hotel really good so didn’t feel the need to venture out. Such a relaxing hotel and the service was excellent. The breakfast was awesome, with lots to choose from. Can’t recommend this hotel enough
We stayed 2 nights at this lovely hotel and absolutely loved it. An unusual hotel with amazing location and venue, great service and good food. If you’re a foodie, don’t miss to dine at la terrasse. I hope to come back!
We had a great time with the view and on that day having a moment watching the big waves was stunning, the decoration in the hotel terrace and restaurant very peaceful, interesting lift system between the bedrooms and the access to reception or restaurant swimming pool downstairs, nice staff and amazing location