Just a stroll from the glamorous hedonism of St. Tropez, Pastis Hotel is an oasis of calm where you’d least expect it.
This boutique hotel from a British designer duo has the relaxed atmosphere of a private house, where guests can share the owners’ passion for 20th century art, paintings and photography. John and Pauline have transformed this portside Provençal villa into a stylish little inn. They have decorated it in a sophisticated eclectic style, even including their collection of framed albums of the Sex Pistols and the Rolling Stones.
Pastis Hotel is an ideal setting for those who want to soak up some sun, and take in a little rest and relaxation, while keeping to the theme of a luxurious vacation in the South of France.
The beautiful garden from this chic B&B, has century old palm trees surrounding the ‘’zen-like’’ dark green-grey pool. Inside this villa-style hotel, it almost feels like a gallery with eight rooms, given the mélange of dazzling design pieces.
This design heaven strikes the perfect balance of classic French styling and modern amenities. Ornate doors open on to rooms with wood-beam ceilings, each including a terrace or balcony, with spatial bathrooms boasting bathtubs large enough for two.
Perch at the elegant zinc bar for a strong coffee, and beyond the back door, a pool-side terrace awaits for a sumptuous continental breakfast. You’ll have to go elsewhere for lunch and dinner but, whatever else St. Tropez lacks, it doesn’t lack restaurants.
Pastis Hotel is a magical place to do nothing at all: to laze about on sofas in the shade, to chill out by the shimmering pool and top up your tan, to hide away in your magnificent room and watch movies on a flatscreen TV, or to snooze on your terrace. Sailing and jet skiing is available off Pampelonne beach, and if you want to escape the jet-set Tropezian crowd, visit the mediaeval village of Saint-Paul De Vence.