We arrived on our bikes, up the very steep hill! I can imagine in a car it’s not that easy to find. We were offered the chance of a better room for 9 euros which we took. It was a large room with a fan and a good bathroom. We are quite tall but the toilet was still very high! We were needing to leave early and breakfast wasn’t until 8.00am so we didn’t have it but it did need to be ordered the night before. We wanted a coffee on arrival but the manager said it wasn’t possible as they don’t serve hot drinks after 6.30pm!!!
I would be hard pushed to recommend or come again.
I am approaching 400 tripadvisor reviews, so have clearly travelled a fair amount, but this is the worst hotel I recall staying in, and nothing would convince me ever to return.
Rooms here are tiny and claustrophobic. No air circulation so at night you either throw the windows wide and risk the mozzies, or close the windows and turn the room into a sauna! No atmosphere, no air, no character, just a hot and depressing place to be. I dreaded returning to the room for the second night of my two night stay!
Smallest shower I've ever used, which bizzarely has a lever operated tap: Despite the fact I am very slim, I found it impossible to shower without continually knocking off the tap. No ventilation at all in the bathroom. the only positive is that at least the bathroom was spotlessly clean.
At breakfast, as expected in France, there was a plentiful, and varied supply of quality bread, but that is the only good news. No fresh fruit juice, only one of those dreadful multivitamin drinks, and your yoghurt arrives in a shot glass (seriously!).
On booking through booking.com I was unable to book one of the hotel parking spaces, so contacted reception later. They said that a space was available, but I would need to book through their online site. Despite trying every option on the site, I was unable to find any way to book a parking space, and 3 times the hotel reception refused to book it for me. Eventually, they admitted that the reason the option didn't appear for me was because all spaces were booked, and attached a smartass smiley to the email. This was only a few hours after saying there was a space! Lying does seem to come easily to the staff.They also claim to offer discounted parking in the local underground car park, and this is repeated on the website. On arriving we were duly directed to Parking Clemenceau and told to tell the car park attendant where we were staying, to get our discount. The car park however only has automatic pay machines, with no-one in attendance, so no discount. It's not the extra few euros that bothers me, it's being lied to.
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.
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.
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.