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Nestled into the green lands of the commune 'Ramatuelle' the La Reserve Hotel, Spa and Villas provide a welcome break from the glitz and glam of Saint- Tropez yet still keeping in touch with the suave essence that the Province and Cote D’Azur has to offer. The hotels architecture has been redone by the esteemed Jean-Michel Wilmotte and now offers a contemporary space overlooking the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean.
The hotel has a chic ambience and a subtle colour scheme of white and sandy creams that consistently graces all 19 suites and nine rooms available here. Each room and suite has its own private terrace with striking views over the Mediterranean and all have the luxury of bathing in direct sunlight. The Taillat suite boasts a generous terrace sprawling outwards and is dotted with sunbeds while the Camarat Suite is suitable for families with its spacious parent room and luscious gardens. The hotel also hosts 14 luxury villas with terracotta tiles, immaculate interiors and an atmosphere of tranquillity and peacefulness. With beds for up to six people Villa 10 provides the perfect isolated family getaway for those wishing to indulge in a private heated swimming pool.
The La Voile Restaurant specialises and focuses on the true pleasure of Mediterranean flavours and allows you to dine under the white sail shades out on the terrace. Head chef Eric Canino re-invents classic Provencal cuisine using high-quality products and adds his own special touch. These light recipes leave you both satisfied without the feeling of over indulging guilt. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily and the bar operates in the evenings.
La Reserve Spa Ramatuelle oozes a sense of tranquillity and wellbeing. Enjoy a multitude of treatments in a surreal location whilst feeling the soft breeze coming in off the Med. 11 treatment rooms, a steam room, fitness room and indoor and outdoor pools provide ample opportunity to relax and unwind. If you've relaxed enough and want to fit in a quick work out then the state-of-the-art gym is perfect with treadmills, exercise bikes and muscle-building equipment.
Yoga, Pilates and Body Sculpting classes are all available at the hotel gym to take part in at your own leisure but if you want to venture out of the hotel then the glittering coastal town of Saint-Tropez is only a 20 minute drive away. An array of designer shops, exhilarating water sports, soft sandy beaches and sea-front restaurants awaits.
Chef Eric Canino's Madagascar vanilla cheesecake - enough said!
Harriet, Original Traveller