Fodor's Expert Review Cheval Blanc St-Tropez

St-Tropez, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 83990, France

Perhaps the most opulent of St-Tropez's luxe hangouts, La Résidence de La Pinède—with its balustraded white villa built in 1936—has been transformed into Cheval Blanc St-Tropez, an LVMH property. It’s still the only hotel where you can dip your feet right into the sea from a private waterfront, but French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte refreshed the interiors, with the predominant theme being light. The Guerlain Spa (featuring a snow shower) transforms you with the Glamor Saint-Tropez: three experts provide a facial or body treatment, pedicure, manicure, hair styling, and a beauty makeover in just 90 minutes, leaving more time to linger over dinner at chef Arnaud Donckele’s three-Michelin-star restaurant, Vague d'Or (set menu from €360). You're already dropping some serious cash here, so it's worth paying extra for a seaside room where you can lean over the balcony and take in the coastal views.

PROS

  • only St-Tropez hotel with a private waterfront
  • three-Michelin-star restaurant
  • children welcome

CONS

  • insanely expensive
  • for the price, some rooms are small
  • only 30 rooms

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Service, Views, Family
Sophisticated
Beachfront
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 04–94–55–91–00

HOTEL DETAILS

30 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Oct.–mid-May, Free Breakfast

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