“A super-smart, very private bolthole in St. Tropez with exquisite rooms, exceptional art and a shimmering courtyard pool”
First and foremost, you can expect some serious luxury here, whatever the price you pay, whichever room you take. Each of the rooms is different, and they are priced according to their size and position within the hotel. But rest assured all are doubles with outside space - either a balcony or terrace.
Don’t expect to find a single corner cut; on the contrary, expect the best of everything: beautiful fabrics, crisp white linen, exceptional art, the ubiquitous fancy TV. The feel throughout is airy and uncluttered. You’ll find a mix of the following: limed oak floors, super-comfy leather armchairs, contemporary kingsize beds; there are washed armoires, voile curtains and shuttered windows, the odd sofa, perhaps rugs on the floor.
All rooms have air-conditioning and views of the pool, there are DVD players and a selection of movies, and minibars come with nibbles and chocolate. Rooms on the ground floor open onto the terrace, with private space for each room. In the summer, beds are turned down when you’re out on the town. As for bathrooms, they’re equally lavish. Room 7 has a copper bathtub, while others are claw-footed or have a marble surround; all have overhead showers (except the copper bathtub), and everyone gets double sinks and bathrobes.
Continental and a la carte breakfasts are served informally until midday. You can eat in the bar or out on the terrace, or the Pastis 'signature' breakfast can be brought to your room if you prefer. Presentation is beautiful (a mandatory requirement for all things at Hotel Pastis). Breakfast is likely to include a basket of croissants and breads, strawberry and apricot conserves, jugs of hot chocolate, tea or coffee any way you like it (cafetiere, cappuccino, expresso, latte). Cooked dishes and cold meats cost extra, but you can tuck into fantastic hams and cheeses, fruit plates or omelettes, even bacon and eggs if that’s what you want.
Light lunches are also available for those who want to lie low by the pool. Expect jambon cru with melon, smoked salmon, tomato and mozzarela salad, plates of cheese or a club sandwich.
A whole raft of restaurants offer lunch on the beach (2km south of town). These are very much part of the St Tropez myth, and worth the considerable price for the people-watching opportunities alone.
The hotel doesn’t serve dinner, but there’s lots of choice in town; anything from simple street pizzerias to Michelin-starred restaurants. The team have excellent recommendations and are happy to help.
Children are welcome - but to be honest, the atmosphere is more geared towards couples.
Room 7 has the most flexible accommodation with space for 2 children (or 1 child and 1 baby). Rooms 1, 3 and 10 can take 1 child and/or 1 baby, and Room 6 has space for 1 baby cot.
Babysitting is available by arrangement.
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking