What We Love
- Opulent interiors and tree-lined gardens at a beautiful former convent near Saint-Tropez The mixture of grand interiors and cosy décor
- Shelling delectable seafood in a sophisticated Saint-Tropez beach café
- Sipping a fine glass of wine by the hotel pool at dusk
What To Know
- The hotel restaurant serves traditional French cuisine
- Views from the rooms vary between the the sea, pool and Port Cros and Le Levant islands
- Free onsite parking and WiFi are available
With its shimmering sandy coastline, designer shops and yachts aplenty, Saint-Tropez truly is an enviable European holiday destination. Once a 1900s convent, Hôtel l’Orangeraie is set within tree-lined gardens and offers peace and relaxation, as well as the glistening panoramic views that anyone hopes to find in the French Riviera.
Large arched windows and a pale terracotta façade are punctuated with tall palm trees. Cushioned wicker loungers line the poolside and a grand stone stairway gives way to a long terrace. Everything about this hotel, including the hospitality, is simply charming. Inside, grand communal spaces painted in shades of yellow and white are furnished with chic furniture. A spiralling marble and wrought iron staircase leads up to individually-styled bedrooms with enchanting vistas over the Côte d’Azur.
Saint-Tropez really has it all, from old town landmarks and delightful boat tours, to restaurants and local food markets seemingly made to enrich your palate. When you aren’t buying out its designer stores or lounging about by the hotel’s pool, indulge in a wine cellar visit with wine tasting at the Château de Chausse, three kilometres away (available for stays until 30th June).
How to Get There
My wife wanted to spend her birthday weekend in the South of France, and no where was better to visit than La Croix-Valmer this beautiful hotel is the jewel in the crown of La Croix-Valmer.
We loved every aspect of the periodic building and the matching interiors and furnishing. The ambience of the place was a delight and the serenity. The swimming pool was also a treat and necessary to cool down.
Nicely hidden on a hill but close enough to a wide range of beaches and restaurants.
I love this Hôtel where all the staff pay attention to you. Awesome foods and great casual chic place. Out of the snobisme Saint Tropez and not far at the same time. Enjoy the nice Pool and the stunning view. This is my secret corner of Paradise.
We stayed here for two nights as part of our son's wedding celebrations. It is a very beautiful building (once a nunnery) and has a lovely pool. Breakfasts are excellent and a huge self service choice. The rooms are all moderately dated but the bathrooms are excellent. The staff are extremely pleasant and helpful and are happy to do anything to assist in making your stay enjoyable. The only oddity is that no swimming pool towels are provided (I assume they have lost too many) but slightly irksome to have to bring your own, particularly in the days of budget travel and small cases, so maybe a deposit system would be nicer. There is a short walk to town but not too much in the way of pavements so you need to be aware of the traffic. Equally it is an easy walk to nearest beach but significantly longer if you go to the main beach areas. You really need a car for this (or taxi).
Lovely location, superb views beautiful hotel.