Need To Know
23, including nine suites. Deluxe Room Bastides and Palladienne Suites can interconnect.
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 4pm.
Double rooms from £490.37 (€550), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.65 per person per night on check-out.
Rates don’t include breakfast but a buffet is available (€30 for adults; €15 for children). Children Cots for babies are free; under-12s stay in parents’ rooms on extra beds for €80 a night.
In-room massages can be arranged on request.
Annually from mid-October until mid-April.
At the hotel
Swimming pool, two tennis courts, library, restaurant, bar, free WiFi throughout. There's also a free car service to take you to St Tropez or Pampelonne beach (between 8am and 10pm).
In your room
A flatscreen TV, free WiFi, a box of Calins de Saint-Tropez biscuits, a minibar, fridge and L'Occitane bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Guests have a choice of rustic rooms and more modern ones, spread across three buildings: the original mas (mansion) and the two newer villas (Toscane and Palladienne). In the villas, each room has a loggia or balcony; some are blessed with both; and each room has a separate tub, so there’s no need to worry about bathtime. Two Deluxe Rooms in the Bastide can interconnect; Palladian Suites have two sofas that double up as twin single beds, and some can connect to a Room Classic Palladian to form a two-bedroom suite. Families on a search for space should opt for one of the rooms in the Villa Palladienne: most have a separate living room with sofa beds, and plenty of space for a cot. Request a ground-floor room in this villa for direct access to the lawn. Rooms in the main house are smaller, but closer to the restaurant and the pool, though a golf buggy can ferry families from the villas if necessary. Larger families can book interconnecting rooms in the Villa Toscane.
There’s no lifeguard on duty at the serene pool, so parents will need to keep a watchful eye from their sleek, stone-coloured sunlounger. Lush cypress trees surround the lengthy pool, and there are secluded sunbathing spots that offer privacy. The water is heated year-round to 24 degrees, and there’s a box of toys and inflatables for children to plunder.
The minibars store emergency sugary snacks (Gummy Bears, Toblerone) for when only a treat will do. Children are also given a box of light and luxurious Calins de Saint-Tropez biscuits (studded with chocolate chips and nougat) on arrival.
Reserve a space on the hotel shuttle that ferries guests between beaches and the centre of St Tropez from 8am until 10am, May to September.
Small, well-behaved dogs can stay for €50 a night, and the hotel will gladly provide bowls for them.