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“Beautiful and charming place”
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Bienvenue a l'Escalinade!
Poolside Parasol Perfection
Sun spotting
Al fresco breakfasts always available
Your sunset view from l'Escalinade's terrasse
Chambre No. 1
Chambre No.2
Perfect Blue Skies over St Tropez Bay
Ste Maxime Marina
Summertime refreshment
Poolside or seaside...
Chill-out Zone
Bastille Day celebrations
Plage de Ste Maxime
First sight of St Tropez from the sea
Amuses-bouches
Giraglia Rolex Yachting Cup Race
Cheese & wine obligatory!
Aioli & Crudites - Bon Appetit Provencal Style
view from the sun-soaked terrasse
laidback at l'escalinade
Chambre d'Eau
Chambre No. 2
Chambre No. 2
Chambre No. 1
Chambre No. 3
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Private Room, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Sainte-Maxime, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

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Hayley D
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful and charming place”
Reviewed 18 February 2015 for a stay in July 2014
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This was our second time staying at l'escalinade and it was just as lovely as the first. Joan, John and Ronnie are the most welcoming hosts , the views are beautiful- especially from the sun soak terrace , the breakfast is yummy and very fresh and the pool is great ! We will definitely be hoping to stay for a 4th time . I would not want to stay anywhere else in Ste Maxime.

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Liked best: The view And location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Aug 2015
Thank you very much for your lovely review! We do hope to see you here again very soon!
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LondonThe...
london
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Charming, boutique B&B run by wonderful people”
Reviewed 31 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This gorgeous b&b is more like an intimate boutique hotel albeit one run by friends. The owners, John and Joan, go out of their way to ensure you have a fabulous time staying in their home. We had two of the three bedrooms and both were charming and comfortable; being able to wake up to the stunning views of the bay of St Tropez was a real treat. As were the delicious breakfasts waiting for us downstairs in the garden. Every morning we were welcomed by the couple's friendly, yet well behaved dog, and by the owners who gave us many tips for where to visit or eat. The three bedrooms are on the top floor of the house - the owners live underneath. This is a large house so there is plenty of privacy and space.
The pool is lovely and a place of calm after visiting St Maxime, which is only a 5 minutes walk from the house. We were able to easily visit St Tropez by boat which was great fun. A visit to Club 55, is an experience not to be missed, as is the old town.
There is a private sun terrace for an evening pre-drink - although we were spoiled by John and Joan who invited us to sample their local rose wine in their VIP areas. We were made to feel extremely welcome. I would also point out that the towels are very fluffy - indeed i have now bought some from the same shop in the UK . I am bemused this is classed as a vacation rental as we stayed here on a B&B basis.

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Liked best: Absolutely everything
Liked least: We did not stay here long enough
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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mase_00_7
Bracknell, Berks
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful views, beautiful surroundings and the best host in France...”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

...Ronnie!

We booked with Joan, John and Ronnie as a result of the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, and we were not disappointed when we arrived.

We were first greeted by Ronnie who showed us round to the main terrace, then by the fantastic views over Ste-Maxime, and finally by John with arm outstretched, pouring us glass after delicious glass of Rose! Joan soon followed with great canapes and we sat by the pool chatting away with the other guests who'd arrived that day.

L'Escalinade is a lovely property, perched high above Ste-Maxime with fantastic views, and is just a couple of minutes walk from the center of town. Joan and John are very knowledgeable of the area and gave us some good advice with regards to places to go and things to see, one of which is the staggering Gorges du Verdon, which is a must see for anyone visiting the area.

Our room was lovely and clean, light, nicely decorated and had the best view of all from the balcony. Every morning we were escorted down to breakfast by Ronnie, which consisted of home made jams, local fruits, yoghurt, pan au chocolat, croissants, breads etc. that were a perfect start to the day.

Ste-Maxime is a nice town with plenty to see and do, but you may struggle to see it all as we found it difficult to drag ourselves away from the pool and the lovely, relaxed atmosphere that Joan and John have created at L'Escalinade.

All in all a great trip, and as so many have said before, it's easy to see why so many guests return :)

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Liked best: The views, the company, the ROSE!
Liked least: Leaving :(
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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MEP63
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Good location, nice hosts”
Reviewed 22 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

L'Escalinade is the holiday home of an English couple; they live on the ground floor and rent the three bedrooms upstairs as a B&B in the summer months. The swimming pool and lovely main terrace are shared, but there is also a smaller terrace upstairs for the exclusive use of the guests.
The house is cozy and pretty, all rooms decorated with light traditional Provencal furniture. Our room was quite small but comfortable, although the bathroom was miniscule. The terraces all have a fabulous view of the sea and the bay.
The location itself is great, you are minutes away from the sea and the town center, yet away from noise and crowds.
The hosts are friendly and helpful, they obviously love the area and are always ready to help with suggestions. Ronnie the dog is a right laugh.
OK, so it's not posh and it's not a "boutique hotel" like one of the other reviewers pointed out, but in this area you'll have to pay a great deal of money for posh and boutique ! This B&B is good value for money and a pleasant place to spend a few relaxing days.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Aug 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay! We try to offer good value in one of the most expensive parts of the world as you rightly noted. Yes, we do love it here and are pleased when we can show other people the things the area has to offer. So glad you appreciated the proximity to everything too!
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Karl W
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stunning views, Superb accommodation, great hospitality and lovely breakfasts.”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed with our two teenagers, aged 19 and 16. A wonderful welcome from the owners Joan and John and their very friendly dog Ronnie, who showed us to our rooms and made sure we found our way to breakfast each morning! We had two rooms overlooking the pool, the view from the rooms was simply amazing. Breakfast each morning, served by the pool, was simply delicious and a great start to the day. Location was amazing, Ste Maxime was beautiful. Great food, very good wine, superb ice-cream and the weather was very very hot. There is a rather steep hill on they way to the property, followed by 2 sets of steps - the climb is hard work, but is certainly worth it for the stunning views that await when you get to your rooms. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners, who gave great advice on places to eat, things to see and do etc and the rooms were spotlessly clean. All in all a great week, enjoyed by all, it is easy to see why so many people return year after year, we would certainly not think twice about visiting again. Thank you for a great week.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
21 Aug 2014
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay! It would be a pleasure to welcome you back soon! Do please keep in touch, Ronnie will be waiting......
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