Just a stroll from the glamorous hedonism of Saint-Tropez, Pastis Hotel is an oasis of calm where you’d least expect it.
This St. Tropez 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 & relaxation, while keeping to the theme of a luxurious vacation in the South of France. But don’t expect a gym or spa, it’s just all about simple luxury and personalized service at this hip home away from home in Saint-Tropez.
The gorgeous garden from this laidback-luxe boutique 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. Pure, pretty & peaceful, Pastis Hotel in Saint-Tropez strikes the perfect balance of classic French styling and modern amenities. Ornate doors open onto 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 great 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.