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Hotel and Restaurant L'Arena

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Easy to find, staff were helpful regarding parking. We had a lovely spacious room but rather stuffy, probably our fault as couldn't work the air conditioning, this was a good overnight stop on the way to Italy but being a Monday, the restaurant was closed which we had not realised.

The hotel is in a great spot to visit the lovely town of Frejus. We were given a nice room overlooking the gardens and pool although I would say it is beginning to look a little tired. The staff were generally very helpful although we did request an extra parking spot for a couple of hours but was told 'NON' even though spaces were free throughout the day. The breakfasts were nice but a bit limited and expensive at €17 although an express breakfast was available. We didn't eat in the restaurant in the evening but I must say the menu looked pretty good and reviews were excellent. If you are wanting to stop in the centre of Frejus then I would certainly recommend L'Arena but perhaps have breakfast at the many small cafes nearby.

This is a small boutique hotel at the edge of the old centre of Frejus. Very convenient if arriving by train as it's just across the road from the station. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent, on a terrace outside with accompanying singer/guitarist. We had breakfast in the town so can't comment on that. The pool is very private and well maintained, with plenty of loungers. There is good free wi-fi. Our Privilege room on the top floor was a little quirky, with a bath and two sinks, but no shower. Bed was incredibly comfortable and absolutely no noise at night. You can walk to the Port and beaches in about 25 minutes. There is a tourist mini-train and a bus although we just walked. Beachfront market on Sunday morning was really good, with lots of street food to choose from. Recommended for those like us, wanting a couple of days spent quietly by the pool and wandering the town, with good quality dining. Staff were all very helpful and friendly.

The hotel is ok but no more than that. We had a room in the roof in which the ceilings were quite low, anyone over six feet tall would have had a real problem, and the only daylight was from a velux window in that ceiling. For a night it was ok but we wouldn't have wanted to stay there longer. We had a more significant problem with the restaurant. We were taken to the table we had booked but after we had sat there for ten minutes we were asked to move as that had been reserved for someone else. We were given a table that had just be put up next to the lift and the bar. It was awful and the hotel gave us a discount on the bill when we complained. Breakfast was expensive too.

We loved this place from Day 1 : quiet, clean, with great people and fantastic food. Perfect for a day, a weekend or a week if you are on holidays, or simply as a wedding venue for us : no disappointment guaranty!

Very well equipped hotel. Friendly and supportive staff but why charge for a very basic breakfast? Also seemed strange that 'bathroom' had 2 sinks but only a bath and no shower. Surely there would be room for just one sink but a shower over the bath

This is the second time my wife and I have stayed at Hotel L'Arena, both times because I was at a conference being held there. We love the Hotel and we love Frejus, and so we stayed on at the hotel for four nights after the conference had ended. Even though the hotel is located in the old town part of Frejus, a 25 minute walk from Frejus beach or Frejus port, its tiled floors, elegant Mediterranean décor, and palm tree shrouded pool, give it the feel of a beach resort. The double-paned windows assure quiet. The food at the hotel restaurant is extraordinary and, because this is a small hotel, there is a much more personal feel to the service than the usual large hotel anonymity. Bettina, Sylvia, Liese and Cedric made us feel welcome and indeed, pampered. Frejus is a less expensive place to stay than Antibes, or Nice or Cannes, but because the hotel. is only a block away from the Frejus train station, it's easy to get to those cities from the Hotel (at least if there isn't a nation-wide rail strike on, which there was for much of our stay). It's also an inexpensive taxi ride from the hotel to Saint-Raphael, Frejus's sister city. From there you can take a boat to St. Tropez. However, even if you never leave the Frejus-St. Raphael area, there are lots and lots of very good seafood restaurants at Frejus port and at Port Santa Lucia in St. Raphael. We were especially lucky this trip to be staying in Frejus for the weekend that hosted the 4th Annual Festival of the Donkeys. Frejus old town is small but charming, and it really came alive with families coming in from all around for this festival. In particular, there was donkey kissing and donkey wrestling, and donkey riding (and lots of other activities) for the kids, and we got some great pictures of just how stubborn donkeys could be when their handlers wanted them to move and they wanted to stay put ).

This is one of the few places where one feels really comfortable, almost like home. The personnel is friendly and attentive, being willing to do their best to please every single customer. Its cuisine is one of its big assets: fantastic Mediterranean choices freshly made. It balances a not too extensive menu with creative dishes that change quite often, and combines a sophisticated touch with the very traditional kitchen. Simple love it!

This hotel is well located in Frejus and the rooms and facilities are pretty good, but not necessarily great. But the restaurant though is first class. Menu was eclectic and inspired and the execution was amazing - my tagliatelle lobster was divine. Great wine list too. Breakfast spread was good as well. Definitely stay if in the area (or at least eat in the restaurant).

What a nice and cosy hotel with nice rooms and a lovely pool and outdoor surroundings. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed on Mondays. We will definitely be back - and next time we'll stay for at least 3-4 days.

139-145 Rue Du General De Gaulle Frejus Var

Frejus Cathedral is within a 5-minute walk of Hotel and Restaurant L'Arena while other popular sites like Frejus Amphitheatre are within a 15-minute stroll. This 32-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. It's in the historical district and also a short walk from Le Groupe Épiscopal and Musée Archéologique.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All of Hotel and Restaurant L'Arena's 32 individually decorated rooms provide private yards, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Select Comfort beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

Hotel and Restaurant L'Arena features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. Self parking is available for EUR 12 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include conference space, a seasonal outdoor pool, and express check-in.

Room options

Privilege Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Triple Room (Privilege)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Traditional Room, 1 Single Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 241 reviews