Started badly before we arrived. Normally before visiting French towns we ask the hotel in advance to reserve a table for dinner at a local restaurant. WE did this with Hotel St Roch and for the first time in 25 yrs touring France we received a response of - sorry it is not our normal practice. When we arrived the area to unload a car was very restricted and difficult and then one still neede a lift to reception. Parking was down the bottom of a steep hill. ON arriving was told their computers were not working and although the hotel was far from busy were directed to the far end of long corridor as without a computer they could not check what other rooms were available. By the way the restaurant was unavailable for dinner. Good views from hotel high on hill if it was not surrounded by trees but the makes walking to or more important from the town laborious. We decided to cancel our 2nd night and only stay one.…
Just a hotel really, pretty quiet and location is fine. Parking is a bit odd but not exactly a big deal.. hotel is spread across a few floors with a single lift. But use the stairs... Breakfast is fine, typical conti affair. Room itself was also OK, recently-ish refurbished I would guess. A huge fridge with nothing in it, bit strange, just unplugged that. TV not central to the bed - weird, didn't use it but just seems an odd thing to do. Bathroom OK and light was good. Toiletries in single use plastic, not good. Finally on the last day I got a nasty electric shock from a plug there, which was clearly dangerous. I accidentally touched it when reaching for my plug adapter. I mentioned it to the reception staff who didn't seem too fussed... probably still like that now.
This place is fantastic. On a hillside, my room was a two room suite with a terrace that was huge. My colleague booked me a full board room and after a long day+ of travel with several connections I arrived to find a memory foam mattress took a nap and woke just in time to eat the dinner which was beyond fantastic. Breakfast was like any 4* hotel in France and the dining area was large, airy all windows and easy to work in. Alex who served me dinner was especially friendly and kind. View from the terrace is attached.
Nice place, wonderful view. Centrally located. The receptionist was very helpful and contributed a lot of data for sight seeing. The morning walk to the coast was refreshing and felt good. The rooms can feel a little square and small. There are no fans in any rooms, There was a little difficulty with English but was lucky to have conversant receptionist. The breakfast spread is good and feels nice to have it with the view.
This is a hidden gem of a hotel in pine trees overlooking the port of Martigues, near Marseille. A quiet, secluded outdoor seating area is overlooked by a ruined tower and there is a lovely outdoor pool which we had all to ourselves when we stayed. Breakfast was a bit disappointing in its choice of food and the breakfast service was a bit hit and miss but this could be because the staff were fairly new. The town of Martigues is a nice place to have a drink and eat. Go to the old town on the island.