Hotel du Soleil0.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We had some difficulties finding the hotel. When we booked, we didn't realise that it is in the center of the old village of Hyères and not in the center of the city. We were informed by the hotel that the city council had had all signs (hotels, restaurants etc) removed from the city - it didn't make the search any easier. But the hotel does give GPS coordinates and we should have used them. Access to the hotel is pretty steep, and street parking not really an easy option. The hotel does have a couple of parking spots, probably a good idea to book one of those along with the room. Stairs inside the hotel are pretty steep, too. Our room was all right and clean. No air con, but a fan. Breakfast across the street was very good, with fresh bread and pastries.
Very nice! Cosy! Family! Old-fashined but renovated. Nice neat newly-renovated rooms. Provance style. A bit far from the coast, but being on the hill, still nice side views on the bay. A big good change from big busy sometimes aweful and unpolite Morocan's style Marseille. Real French South and cosy
First of, the hotel is situated on a REALLY steep hill! Driving and walking up there is absolutely gruesome. We stayed there during august, so it was really really hot. Unfortunately the rooms don't have ANY air condition, not even a freakin' fan. Nothing. at.all. It was super hot in that very small room, we weren't able to sleep. The room was small but we knew that when we booked. It was more a sauna than anything else. Bathroom is a nice little home for spiders. Yay! The wifi is free. Maybe because it's not working half of the time... so so so annoying. When it was (finally) time for us to check-out (about 9:30am), there was no one at the front desk, even though there was supposed to be someone since 8am. We rang the bell several times and waited 20 minutes until someone finally showed up to check us out. The only good thing about this experience was the somewhat ok breakfast. But otherwise: don't go there. Just don't.
The façade of the hotel looks really nice but that is pretty much it! After tackling hours of traffic we were delayed by over 3 hours getting there, which meant that the hotel would be closed. Trying to get the codes to enter the hotel and rooms was a real ordeal! Then trying to navigate through very narrow roads trying to find the hotel (we were given 2 different addresses for the place!) we eventually gave up and parked in public car park. Then once in the hotel- rooms are tiny as are the showers.
Very old hotel with very small bedrooms & even smaller shower. Walls between the rooms very thin & you can hear everything next door. Clean & convenient with parking available after you manoeuvre the tight streets. The open areas of the hotel are very pretty.
We were so pleased to find this lovely hotel to stay at. Simple, clean rooms with lovely decor it was perfect for our needs. Location was ideal for walking to the old town, and accessible enough to pop back to the room during the day. Though you would need to be able enough to walk up a steep hill for 5mins back to the hotel. Breakfast was in the covered courtyard next door and was a casual and relaxing start to the day. Parking was limited, however as we travelled in late September there was space for us to our relief, for 10 Euro's a/day. We found the owners pleasant, although we did notice the office wasn't often manned. We also found the shower tiny, but this didn't dampen our experience. There isn't air conditioning but there were good windows in our room so be prepared to sleep with the shutters open - in our room we opened the bathroom door and the cupboard door to keep some of the light out from the windows :) Wi-fi also good here. Highly recommend this hotel especially for location and cleanliness.
I actually looked for this hotel. I didnt just ended up there, I've read reviews ahead of driving all the way up on that hill. I loved the place and location. People complaint about owners being rude and unfriendly. You have to understand, this is Provence, locals are laid back, they live at a different pace, small village, less stress and lot of time, nothing to get hyper about. They take for ever to have a croissant and coffee in the morning reading the news papers, they do say hi and bye but they are not big talkers, just enough not to be considered rude . They are just as quiet just as the county they live in. We, travelers, can sometimes require too much attention and we can be loud. Like the tourist returning from pubs at 1:00 pm and talking and laughing loud in front of this quiet hotel. Again, this is Provence, open windows and quiet nights. How do you thinks owners and other locals like that? They dont and I didnt like it either and no, I am not a local. Dont get confused if you read all the reviews below. It is a beautiful place, small hotel with small rooms but in such beautiful setting. Parking, yes, it is reduced to a few cars, but there is a lot down the hill. People also complain about the steep hill you have to drive up to get to the hotel. Well, this is the beauty of it. This is what makes it beautiful. You knew its on the hills, why did you book it? Visa problems? Pay cash for a night, is not expensive for Ssouth of France. I only paid about 70 euros for a night, with breakfast. I stayed there on August 31 and loved every minute of it! The breakfast was one of a kind. Spices were had picked from the garden in front of you and when I asked for tea I was given fresh leaves from a pot in front of me. See picture. Good fresh breakfast on a quiet and sunny South of France day.... The old city is a gem. I was given clear instructions and maps, frankly I find the owners very friendly. They dont talk much, but they will tell you what you need to know. I give them 5 star on location, and 4 stars for service. If I ever go back in Hyeres, I will stay there again.
While the people who worked there were courteous I did not like that fact that they would not let you stay (even though it had all been pre-paid) without taking credit card details and promptly taking $150 out. I am still $150 down....
The Hotel is great located next to the medieval part of the city center with a great view but the street is really steep so older or disabeled will get into trouble. The owners are quite bizarre: they give you the feeling of disturbing them by your presence. The reception was hardly ever occupied so if you have questions or need a taxi it is on you to organize it so service is really poor. it seems to me, that the owners run the hotel as incidental earnings and do not want to spend time or energy on guests. breakfast is ok but the attitude of the woman who is serving is also really strange, was bossing people. small but functional rooms.
We did not like the attitude of the owner, parking facilities and cramped bed- and bathroom. We made our booking for 3 nights directly via the hotel's website, and paid the first night upfront at the time of booking. At the time of check-in at the hotel, we didn't like what we saw and wanted to shorten our stay to 1, maximum 2 nights. According to the owner, this was not possible as we would always loose one night's stay, if we would stay less than the initially booked 3 nights. We did not like the tiny bed- and bathrooms. Originally, it was an old building with good-sized bedrooms. At the time of refurbishing, the owners squeezed in a bathroom into each bedroom. Do not drop your soap in the 80x80cm showerstall, or you're in trouble. There is no storage place for your backpack or suitcase either. The Hotel entrance is located at the top of a hill. You really need to be a skilled driver when manouvering on this steep slope. There is a (free) parking lot for approximately 10 cars at the hotel entrance. This is however completely occupied after 5:00 pm, forcing you to park downtown (with parkingmeters), and forcing you to climb up the steep hill on foot. We did like the quitness of the area, and the closeness to the medieval city. This place is not suitable for older or disabled persons, or inexperienced drivers.
- Steps from Place Massillon and Tour des Templiers
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
Hotel du Soleil is adjacent to popular attractions such as Place Massillon and Tour des Templiers. This 20-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a computer station, and express check-in. Centrally located in Hyeres, the hotel is also a short walk from Parc St-Bernard and Villa Noailles.
For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.
All 20 rooms provide free newspapers and phones. 56-cm TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Free toiletries are also standard.
Hotel du Soleil features free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and express check-in. You can take advantage of free offsite parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours or tickets, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby. Additional amenities include free newspapers and a terrace.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
61% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 152 reviews