La Réserve Ramatuelle is one of three La Réserve hotels (including Paris and Geneva), all owned by Michel Reybier, a big name in the luxury world. Set in the hills of a pine forest outside Saint Tropez, the hotel overlooks the Med’s Cap Camarat and Cap Taillat.
Close to the medieval village of Ramatuelle with its quaint streets, little restaurants and the famous beach clubs of Pampelonne, this contemporary hotel was designed using natural materials and a subtle palette of neutral tones to blend in seamlessly with its environment.
The architecture and interiors were designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte and Remi Tessier to create what they describe as a “streamlined, contemporary vessel overlooking the sea”. And they are not wrong. The hotel only has 28 bedrooms, which divide into nine rooms and nineteen suites, sizing from 45 to 100 m² (484 to 1076 ft²). All have either a private terrace or a garden with sun loungers and a sea view. Rates include full breakfast, tea and coffee facilities, parking, and shuttles to and from the beaches. There are also twelve 3-6 bedroom villas in the grounds; all are serviced by the hotel and guests have access to all hotel facilities including breakfast. Villas are a better choice for seniors or children as there are lots of steps to get to the regular rooms and only one interconnecting bedroom in the hotel.
I loved the location! Away from the craziness of Saint Tropez which in high season is heaving, hot and too hard to handle. To be able to escape and find some peace after a busy and boisterous day at a beach club is nothing less than heaven. Gentle breezes blow around the hotel and across the terraces, and the beautiful southern light bathes the buildings soft pink.
Trust me, the best way to get here is by helicopter, weather permitting. It leaves from Nice airport and lands around ten minutes away from the hotel, and from June 15th to September 15th it costs about 320 euros per person, each way. A car transfer is around 480 Euros each way and traffic can be diabolical in summer months—the choice is yours.
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