Lovely little hotel in the heart of Sainte Maxime
This hotel almost deserves more than its 3 stars. It's a delightful place which is truly in the heart of the town. Restaurants and the harbour and beach are within minutes walk. The hotel itself is fa... more
This hotel almost deserves more than its 3 stars. It's a delightful place which is truly in the heart of the town. Restaurants and the harbour and beach are within minutes walk. The hotel itself is fairly small, comfortable and though the superior rooms aren't huge they are big enough. The tv is good quality but the only English programme was BBC World News. We overlooked the pool which I think is the preferred side of the hotel to be on because the other side overlooks a road, and currently a building site, which will eventually be a park area with a car park underneath. The decor is not my personal favourite, but I understand they are colours favoured by the artist Matisse! There are two things in the rooms that could be improved on. A shower you can stand under (they only have hand held shower heads) and the installation of a full length mirror. There is a safe in the room.
The breakfast is continental style and offers a very wide range of choices. They have a Tropicana juice machine and is the best orange juice I've ever had in a hotel as a result. The coffee could be improved. In some hotels they have Nespresso machines and perhaps this could be an idea to assist that. They have a cocktail hour in the early evening when I believe they serve free drinks, but we didn't end up taking advantage of that.
We didn't take advantage of the pool but it looked nice. It was small with only a few sunbeds but there was never a time when it was over busy when we were there.
This is a quiet, friendly hotel with good air conditioning and you'll get a good rest while being in the heart of the action. Be aware, though, that there are a few steps up to the Reception from the street. I was not aware of a ramp to make access easier, especially with suitcases.
If you come by car, you can take advantage of their breakfast/car park 3 night package available for double rooms. We did. The car park is up the road (if you look on Google you may see a car park opposite but at the time we visited this was being made into an underground car park with a park on top so was essentially a building site). The car park they use is an underground car park under some flats, with fairly tight corners that you may find a little tricky to negotiate, but I managed to park a VW Touran in there fairly easily. Just take it slow! less
DominiqueVandevyver, Responsable réception at Hotel Matisse, responded to this review
The entire team and myself are really pleased to know how much you enjoyed your stay at Hôtel Matisse.
We profiously thank you for taking the trouble of writing such a huge article which no doubt will be really helpful to other future guests.
We hope you'll be visiting us again in the future and wish you a very good second part of summer.