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Hotel L Orangeraie

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

During the season, for both residents and non-residents, the hotel lays on dinner with entertainment by the pool. Monday was latin music and we were lucky to get the last table. The entertainer was excellent, playing non-stop from 7:30 to 11 with lots of people dancing. Then he switched to records and ran a dance class for an hour, salsa, samba, lambada & Macarena, with most people joining in. Then there was the food - a wide choice of well-prepared and presented dishes that were delicious. The food was good value for money but the drinks were pricey.

My wife and I are staying (at this very moment) in this *LOVELY* hotel ... *EVERYTHING* is perfect ... A feeling of a total tranquility, peace and relaxation - in the heart of the *most* touristy region around Saint Tropez, France, in the midst of the French & European Holiday season. The staff is just WONDERFUL! Special thanks to the two ladies at the Front Desk : Mme Marion & Mme Corinne... Check this place out! You will *NOT* regret...

The first impression of the hotel combined with the online photographs suggest it will be sensational, but it is not that at all and disappoints quite a lot. GOOD POINTS: Good Value for the area Great location, sea view rooms give a lovely view Very pleasant pool area Looks brilliant in approach BAD POINTS Interior is really quite drab, corridors are spartan, it was an orphanage originally I believe Rooms adequate only, cleanliness OK Badly lacking in atmosphere, no buzz at all Staff at reception OK only, usually just one person on duty They are clearly short of money as evidenced by several factors: Gardens have areas in need of attention Parts of the building need urgent attention (windows virtually no paint left) No towels provided for pool! Hardly any staff (gates close at 9.00pm) Pool and bar staff are sweet but clearly unskilled minimum wagers (students I guess) Pool and terrace restaurant furniture quite dilapidated and in need of upgrade We had lunch on the terrace one day. My Nicoise salad looked and tasted very good indeed, a very well presented dish. My wife’s Caesar also looked good, but buried in there was a large live beetle. The message relayed from the chef via the young waitress was “not my fault, must have happened outside” but clearly his fault, he had simply not been careful in preparation. This meal was added to the bill and I had to ask to have it removed. You could argue there is always a chance of this happening, (although chef was not rushed off his feet, we were the only diners), but as they say, when things go wrong it is an opportunity to impress with service, they didn’t. Meal apart, we might consider returning if the other points were fixed, but it needs millions spending on it and I can’t see it happening, so we won’t return.

Fundamentally, it's nowhere near as good as it looks, but overall it's good value as prices here are high. The photographs on the website, combined with the impressive first impression, suggest the hotel will be absolutely sensational, but it isn't.

We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights. A room on the first floor or above is recommended for wonderful views out over the pool to the sea. Ground floor rooms open directly on to the hotel's terrace, which could be noisy if other guests are sitting outside. We were initially given a ground floor room but asked to be moved to the first floor. Our room was comfortable and clean, although easy chairs would have added to the room. One area for improvement would be the tea and coffee making facilities, which weren't replenished during our stay. The buffet breakfast had plenty of choice, lovely fresh fruit and baked items - completely self service unless you order the Continental breakfast. We had lunch on arrival, but had to make a quick choice as the restaurant was closing at 2pm! We also had dinner at the hotel on our first night, the food and service was excellent. The outdoor eating area lacked atmosphere, but we would eat in the restaurant again. The hotel would also benefit from an indoor lounge bar area. We would have had a drink on return to the hotel, but it was a little chilly for sitting outside - a missed opportunity by the hotel. The poolside bar service was very good, but bear in mind it doesn't open until at 3pm. We booked through an on-line booking portal and received a discounted price. We would stay again on the same basis, but probably would not pay the full advertised tariff. Overall a great stay and we would revisit at the right price as such a lovely location.

We came here for one day and night. On arrival we were taken away with the setting, very impressive! I believe it was a Mansion built in the 1900's The entrance to the hotel was fabulous, It must once have been a stately home. We had a lunch, on the terrace, which was excellent. We had sesame fried prawns salad, very nice, and reasonably priced at 18€ the wine was only 27€ (can't remember the name, but it won a gold award) excellent, and surprised at low price Then to the pool, which was spotless and lovely. Lovely loungers next to the orange trees. The room was nice, amazing sea views. Breakfast excellent So why only 4 stars? 1, At Lunch there was no Menus or prices, only suggestions. I believe this could be embarrassing for someone to ask price of each suggestion. Fine for us, but sometimes we offer our elderly family, nights in hotels, they would have wanted to know cost. The coffee also was not an expresso, no mousse, and no small biscuit or chocolate, which is usually standard in a 3 star hotel! As a note it was also Easter Monday! 2, The pool was supposed to be heated, but it was very fresh, only children seemed brave enough to go in. Think it need a few extra degrees 3, The bathroom towels were thin compared to most hotels we have been too. Also the products were not nice at all. The cheapest of the cheap, especially the little white soap (you know the ones I mean, like in budget hotels! I always travel with my own products, thank goodness! I am though surprised it was a 3 star hotel and not a 4

Absolutely charming man on the reception who gave us first class service . Room was overlooking the pool , very big and bathroom was lovely . Pool area again great , we didn't eat here but our stay was perfect for what it was . We will return when in the area again . Thank you very much

We recently held our wedding at L'Orangeraie and cannot praise the team highly enough for the level of service they gave to us, our family and friends - exceptional from beginning to end. This is a traditional French hotel and the key to its appreciation is to set your expectations accordingly - if you're looking for 5* luxury with a long list of amenities, this isn't the place for you. If you want a tranquil, picture perfect setting with kind, thoughtful staff; a beautiful pool area, convenient location to St Tropez (without the crazy price tag) then you'll struggle to find better than this. Our only tips would be to take your own pool towel & hair drier. The food is superb, everything from the breakfast buffet through to evening dinner, delicious and freshly prepared. Rooms vary in size and decor but essentially are 'Provencal' in style - and the 'sea-view' is breath taking. Our family & friends loved it & we will undoubtedly be returning to this little piece of Riviera heaven.

We had driven past this beautiful building many times during previous visits to the area, and admired it from afar. It was a delight to be able to stay here for a few days. The room was very comfortable with an amazing panoramic view of the sea and surrounding countryside. Staff were friendly and helpful, and the late afternoon atmosphere around the pool was so relaxing, with a chilled drink and a shady sunbed! We would definitely stay here again if we come back to La Croix Valmer.

Yes indeed, we enjoyed our stay at the L'Orangeraie very, very much. The hotel is a beautiful place to stay, a little hidden treasure in today's world of mass tourism with a very friendly staff.The menu is a bit limited and could do with a nice plat du jour.

545 Route de Ramatuelle La Croix-Valmer Var

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Hotel L Orangeraie places you within a few miles (5 km) of Gigaro Beach and Cavalaire-sur-Mer Beach. This 36-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Saint Tropez Citadel is also within a 30-minute drive of this La Croix-Valmer hotel.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


All 36 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available.

Property features

Guests of Hotel L Orangeraie enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 300 per vehicle one way. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Sea View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Sea View

Queen 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room, Sea View

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Traditional Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 349 reviews