Best Western Plus Hotel La Marina,  Saint-Raphael

4.0/5  - based on 675 guest reviews.
30 place de La Marina, 83700, Saint-raphael, France - See map
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The hotel has received the European Eco-label certification. The label distinguishes services and products that meet high standards of both performance and environmental quality. Stay at this Saint Raphael hotel nestled on the waterfront of the French Riviera half way between Cannes and Saint Tropez. The Best Western Plus® Hotel La Marina is ideally situated on the Santa Lucia harbor of Saint Raphael overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. This French Riviera hotel is surrounded by spectacular views and sandy beaches providing guests easy access to sea sports including boating, canoeing, jet skiing and rafting. Hotel guests will appreciate the nearby coastal attractions and events including the Provence perched villages, mimosa road, and the Carnaval of Nice. Massif de l'Esterel is also nearby. Guests will enjoy the Provencal Market in walking distance from the hotel. Each well-appointed, newly renovated room at the modern Best Western Plus® Hotel La Marina features cable satellite TV, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker and hairdryer. Other hotel amenities include a fitness club, outdoor swimming pool with poolside dining, sauna and Wellness Center the CARREZEN with modeling massages and beauty care. This Saint Raphael hotel also offers meeting facilities that can accommodate groups up to 200. A friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay while visiting the French Riviera. Make on online reservation today and save at this Saint Raphael hotel!

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Best Western Plus Hotel La Marina,Saint-Raphael
  • 5
    « Simply amazing »

    Perfect location (15-20 min walking from the city centre), great staff, clean rooms with a balcony (with view on the swimming pool), excellent restaurant... We loved our stay there and would definitely go back there !

    4
    « Waterside Hotel, lots to eat nearby »

    We stayed here for a couple of nights whilst visiting friends nearby. It is a simple chain hotel, well run, clean and friendly. The hotel is on the waterfront of the marina with all the boats moored up outside. There is adequate car parking, but this maybe because of the next door exhibition centre. The rooms have the normal amenities of safe,TV, kettle and minibar, with a hairdryer in the bathroom. The beds were comfortable, though the pillows were a bit low quality. We had a twin room with city view, looking out over the car park and next doors restaurant and bar and the exhibition centre. Fortunately there was nothing happening at the exhibition centre and the bar and restaurant were closed.  Our room came with a small balcony, where you could sit outside. St Raphael town centre is about twenty minutes walk along the sea front, though nearby to the hotel there are numerous restaurants and bars (probably because of the marina and exhibition centre). St Raphael closes on a Sunday and Monday, so most shops and some restaurants are not open (apart from high season in the he summer). We chose a room only basis at the hotel as there are many places to have breakfast nearby. There is an outside pool (too cold this time of year for us) and a small gym with sauna. We had a lift in a fiends car to get here from Nice Airport (about an hour away). If you don't want to drive, you could come to the town centre by train from Nice and take a taxi along to the Marina. If you want to enjoy your stay here (and can afford it) book a room with waterfront view. San Raphael is a charming place to relax.

    4
    « Amazing view of the marina - good located as well »

    Rooms are very comfortable and the view of the marina is stunning, by day and by night. Everything was so calm and relaxing. Breakfast was enjoyable - with a variety of local pastry - delicious! The hotel is good located, close to the main attractions, there is even an exterior swimming pool and a fitness center.

    4
    « Nice and quiet »

    I spent one night in this hotel. Despite what you can think by the hall the rooms are very welcoming and nice, quite a recent renovation is evident. Food at restaurant was also quite good. Definitely a nice staying.

    4
    « Best Western La Marina »

    Nice hotel about 20min walk from Saint Raphaël Centre. Pool with some sunbeds and a very quiet atmosphere. Rooms are spacious and nice. Buffet breakfast available at €16, kids are free. A small gym and pool table. Quite many restaurants at the port just outside hotel as well as a Spar and some sandwich-shops. Lots of parking outside and optional in the hotel garage. We enjoyed our stay here.

    4
    « A safe choice - with pool. »

    My son (9) and I stayed here three nights, our first time in Saint Raphael. The hotel is quiet and has a good pool, and overtall I think this was good value for what we paid. My son liked to walk around the marina to look at the boats. I havent been to the french riviera in four years and noticed that prices in general are a lot higher now (sunbeds, food etc) The room (number 3) was clean and nice, with a small balcony facing the pool on ground floor. Good air con. Breakfast was very good and room service absolutely satisfactory. Staff were helpful, we rented city bikes from Riviera Evasion and ventured back and forth between Frejus and Saint Raphael. Their recommandation of the italian restaurant Piccola Sicilia was good - i recommend it also for homemade pizzas and pastas. Saint Raphael and Frejus beaches have nice sand, fresh water with a nice breeze. the private beach club we tried was just ok (The Roche) but I wouldnt recommend the food there. Have lunch somewhere else. We also tried the beach club Kazaar in Frejus which was better: pretty, food allright. Both beach clubs should staff up, There was only one man on the sunbed area and with more staff i bet they could double their sale. We would come back to the Best Western if we go to Saint Raphael again. Thank you! PS: some more plants in the reception area Would make it look more pleasant, as a first impression. :)

    3
    « Nice hotel but small rooms »

    Clean, good wifi and close to marina in Saint Raphael but rooms very small and barely enough for two. We were with my daughter and it was tough to squeeze in a roll away bed. We were able to get a pool side room which may have been more quiet than facing the parking lot.

    4
    « Nice hotel but restaurant closed weekends »

    I spent 1 night at La Marina in March. The hotel is in a delightful situation at port Santa Lucia. I loved my room - I booked a Superior with a queen bed and sea view, poolside. It was comfortable with a balcony overlooking the marina and it was very relaxing to sit and look at the luxury yachts. The hotel has good facilities (bar, swimming pool, gym, pool table etc). Free wifi is also available. You can easily reach the city centre on foot - follow the sea front for a walk of about 20 minutes. There is a good sandy beach in St Raphael. The breakfast buffet was enjoyable and it was lovely sitting eating facing the marina. Room service is also available. Be aware a tax is imposed by the city, EUR 1.60 per person, per night. I enjoyed my stay but had some minor niggles. The Quai Raphael restaurant is closed on weekends and unfortunately although there is a good selection of restaurants close to the hotel, just about every restaurant in the city is closed on a Sunday or maybe it was the time of year. The guy on reception recommended a restaurant by the marina for dinner and I went there but because I was a single woman dining alone I was completely ignored by the waiting staff so I got up and walked out again and raided the Pringles and nuts in my minibar.

    3
    « no so good »

    we had a problem with the nuisy parking , the gymnastique salon no fonction , the computer of hotel verry bad connection , the wifi so bad , and the bath room no so clean , i'm sorry but the price was like a 5 stars .we will not back again

    4
    « We loved it »

    We spent a short holiday from 29 dec 2016 to 2nd january 2017 in this lovely place. This hotel is situated just at the beginning of Saint-Raphael, close to the state highway but sufficiently distant to enjoy of a perfect silence. Rooms are comfortable and clean. We chose a room with a nice sea view and 2 beds. Excellent choice. We never had breakfast in the hotel because, on our opinion, it's too expensive. The hotel has a good and large free parking all around. You can reach Saint Raphael downtouwn in 2 minutes by car, or walking 15 minutes. The hotel has also fitness center and a swimming pool. We recommend!

  • 4
    « Ideal place to stay »

    We were there as a coach party from Scotland and I found the hotel to be very satisfactory in every respect. It is perfectly located by the marina and is a 15/20 minute walk into the town and beaches. The staff are pleasant and helpful - a special mention for Dylan and Tomas and the other restaurant staff - and the rooms are spotlessly serviced every day. The food is varied and enjoyable, well cooked and beautifully presented. The resident cat is an added attraction. A bus service runs near the hotel and there is a very good supermarket at the marina.

    4
    « Clean hotel - Nice wiew »

    A friendly staff welcomed us. The room with marina wiew was nice and clean. The poolside was also ok. It is about 10 minutes walk to beaches and the city. We came by car and the only minus is the expensive parking fee outside the hotel...

    5
    « Brilliant »

    Stayed here for an over night stay perfect place staff was very friendly the hotel was very clean I wish we was stopping longer I would certainly recommend this hotel the food was reasonably priced and good .good views across the harbour and a bout a mile to walk to the centre of st Raphael

    4
    « Good hotel »

    Stayed here for 3 nights and overall very good.One member of staff was kinda rude but i decided not to speak with him again. The rest of the staff were very good.I would be good if they could offer a shuttle service to the town centre as it is not a 15\\20 min walk. Apart from that i would recommend this hotel, rooms good and facilties you would expect from best western group.

    4
    « Nice hotel close to everything »

    I stayed here for one night during my golf trip to St Raphael. I was looking for a hotel by the sea and close to the restaurants. This was what I was looking after. Clean and quiet quality stay - nothing very special, but just enough. After coming to the hotel I was pretty hungry. It took 2 minutes to find 20-30 different restaurants. It was monday and some of them were closed. The breakfast was a buffet - a good one!

    5
    « I recommend this hotel to everyone »

    Nice location, restaurant is next to the port. Clean room and the standard is not so small. The breakfast was excellent fresh and varied. The staff was really kindly and helpful. I will be back. The water was a little bit cold in the pool that was my biggest problem here.

    4
    « Nice Location, Nice hotel »

    Lovely hotel with a great location in the Marina and 20 minutes stroll for the centre. Rooms excellent we had a sea view which was worth paying the extra. Lunch menu could be more varied and we had to wait for drinks on more than one occasion which is why it wasn't 5 stars!! Overall the staff could have been more pleasant to make it a more memorable experience.

    2
    « 3-star, nothing more »

    People finding this hotel fantastic have clearly never stayed in a 5* hotel, this is a 3* and not a shimmer more. Reception staff is not overly friendly, the rooms are small but clean, the beds are ok but not exceptional, the breakfast is mediocre: scrambled eggs from powder, old fruit salad, no healthy options, too expensive for what it is, noisy parking next to the hotel, old fashioned claustrophobic entrance hall. I am sure there are better options around in SR.

    4
    « Clean & Comfortable but with a resident cat! »

    Situated on the quayside at St Raphael on the French Riviera, this is a great location for visit the coast area. The lobby is multi level open plan, clean and nicely decorated, but my first impression as I entered was the resident cat! A cat wandering freely around the hotel public areas may not be to everyone's taste, and if you have an allergy to cats - beware. The cat was sat on one of the couches in the lobby, and it didn't move as I went to sit down. I'm not allergic to cats, but I don't like them, and I certainly wouldnt choose to share my leisure time with one! At one point I saw the cat walking along the check in desk, brushing itself against the jar offering guests complimentary sweets! On another occasion it was walking across one of the tables in the bar/lobby area. The guest room was clean and well prepared - so a big well done to the housekeeping for that. The guest rooms are over just two floors, with most being on the first floor. Our room had a balcony with outside seats and table, but our room was overlooking the car park. No sea view for us. An over-bath shower attachment gave the choice bath or shower. Large, good quality bath towels were provided. The bed was comfortable and the room had a kettle and tea and coffee were provided. Facilities at the hotel included an outdoor swimming pool, a small gymnasium and sauna. We visited as part of a group business booking and check in was easy and without delay as we had been prebooked. Our evening meal was part of a set menu. Breakfast was calm and the dinning room overlooks the marina and is at quayside level. It was a buffet breakfast with a wide continental breakfast choice and cereals etc. Also a hot cooked for option of scrambled eggs, bacon and chipolata sausages. All fresh and we'll presented. A comfortable trouble free stay of 2 nights. But not with the cat!

    4
    « Good and bad »

    Hotel was wonderful, clean and comfy but at check out the receptionist was very rude. First day we were received very warmly by the male receptionist but in the end Sylvia at the reception argued with us like crazy. Horrible customer service. Could believe it from Best Western.

  • 4
    « Cote d'Azur »

    My room, with balcony, overlooked the Mediterranean and the marina. Great staff at the front desk and at the restaurant, Hotel has a pool, workout facilities and spa, by appointment. Lots of area shops and businesses and easy access to promenade along the water and area parks, Just a short distance to the town. Highly recommend this hotel as a family or business destination.

    4
    « Pleasant three night stay, for daily road trips. »

    The hotel is located at the east end of St. Raphael overlooking part of the marina. The rooms are small, limited counter space. If you have large sized luggage, good luck. No iron in the room, and if you need real shampoo and conditioner, bring your own. We overlooked the front parking lot, but we had a balcony, which we used in the morning to enjoy our very good in room coffee service. The bed was very comfortable and the hotel was quiet. The staff was friendly and helpful and our hotel bill came to the exact penny I was quoted on a booking website. How many times does that happen. The parking...... from June1 to October 1 parking in the front of the hotel is a change only parking ticket machine. The rest of the year there no charge. You can park under the hotel for 12euros a day, the rate at the time of our stay, or, you can take a 5minute walk past the SPAR into the next parking lot by the other marina.... it's free. Tons of restaurants along the marina, the SPAR store sells fresh fruit, produce, among the usual grocery items. We bought some fabulous, inexpensive locals wines there. Pastry, bread, coffee shop and newsstand also. Convenient 1 hour drives to St. Tropez, Cannes, and many charming hill towns. St. Raphael has shopping, dining and even a carousel by the water. Great pick for our trip, would return.

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    We needed some where to stay for an evening and picked this hotel as the price was good. The staff were friendly, rooms a nice size and they had nice decor. We didn't see much of the rest of the hotel as we arrived late. The beds were very comfy and I liked that the room had carpets. Some cheaper hotels don't but I think it makes a difference.

    4
    « Short break while in France »

    Excellent venue for short break while touring .Staff superb room spotless nice pool.Very peaceful with very little road rail and aircraft noise unlike many resorts. Would stay again as up to best western standards.

    4
    « Good breakfast. »

    Clean and good hotel,welcome and kind staff.Very good buffet breakfast and nice vew to port. A little loud in room if room is treet side. Good swimming pool and comfortable sun beds.Rocommend rooms to port side or pool side,because quitier.

    4
    « A lovely hotel »

    We have just returned from a 6 night stay in La Marina. It was very easy to get yo by train (we had just spent a week in Juan les pins). The hotel is in a fabulous setting with views across the marina. It's well worth paying the extra for a room with a balcony and view. There are lots of lovely restaurants within minutes of the hotel and the walk to the beach is very pleasant. You can choose to go to the stony or sandy beach; the sea is crystal clear and calm. The hotel is clean, comfortable and friendly. The pool is really lovely with plenty of sun beds and the two lunches we had were very good. The rooms are quite small but they are clean and the beds are very large and comfortable. We look forward to returning sometime soon.

    5
    « FANTASTIC HOTEL! »

    My husband and I stayed in this hotel for 12 nights and I am so pleased we decided to do so, as we had the most relaxing time. We had room 100 with an amazing view of the Bay of St Tropez and the hotel's swimming pool area, that is kept spotlessly clean. The hotel staff and housekeeping staff are very friendly and remember to say 'bonjour' to all their guests. We felt very comfortable here, and we were able to sit by the port every morning to eat our lovely breakfast...and the friendly staff made sure the dishes were constantly replenished. They work very hard and seem to have pride in making the hotel a welcoming place. The area of Port Santa Lucia is very pretty and there are many restaurants, bakery and supermarket. It is a 20 minute walk or a short bus ride to the main town along the beach promenade. We enjoyed listening to a very good group called 'Acoustic' one evening around the poolside, and the one thing we would wish was that maybe once a week the hotel could arrange a similar event? We hope to return as we have stayed in some good hotels 4 and 5 star hotels in France, but as nice as they were La Marina was the friendliest and the most relaxing for us. We would definitely return to this hotel. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

    4
    « Good Hotel but requires some improvements »

    I think the overall experience is very good and the pool is extremely nice however we have faced couple of issues that made us not very comfortable, the air condition in our room (6) wasn't working at all and we had to spend one night without AC till they moved us the 2nd day to two new rooms also the breakfast was very average and can be improved significantly. With this said i should rate the hotel 3 however their are couple of people in the hotel who were always trying to help more (morning front desk Mgr and her Staff were trying to offer several solutions - Thanks a lot and as well People in the restaurant were also offering other food choices when we didn't like the food) for me those two examples are enough to take the rating even to 5. Thanks

    5
    « Lovely Hotel »

    Lovely hotel , very welcoming , comfortable rooms and great location, Pool area is excellent with a good size pool , Food is very good. Restaurant overlooks the marina. Would definitely recommend and would stay here again

    5
    « Relaxing »

    My boyfriend & I stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed the stay. It is a 20 min walk from the main drag but this has the advantage of making the location much more peaceful. We walked into Saint Raphael on the first night which was a pleasant stroll before dinner. The beaches this end are peddle but that again means less people around. There are a number of restaurants next to the hotel as well as a small spa. Would recommend.

  • 4
    « would stay here again for visiting South of France »

    ideal base for touring the South of France, lots of cafes and restaurants nearby and the town about a 15 minute walk away, nice clean rooms, nice pool, personally was disappointed with breakfast at 15.50 euros each, very unorganised, no staff to get your drinks, all help yourself, we found a little shop round the corner and preferred to get some bread and butter, or just wait till you go out, its really not worth the money.

    4
    « Great pool! »

    The Best Western in St. Raphael was very nice. The rooms were clean and the staff was nice and helpful. There is a large swimming pool which my children loved. The hotel is right on the Marina and about a 20 minute walk to city centre. Plently of restaurants are located nearby.

 

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·From: Highway 8. Wayout 38 towards Saint Raphael downtown and take the direction of Cannes by the seafront road. The Best Western Plus® Hotel La Marina is just near the Palais of Congress ·From: Cannes. By the seafront take Palais des Congress then Santa Lucia Harbor. Or by the Motorway, Wayout 38 towards Saint Raphael downtown and take the direction of Cannes by the seafront road. The Best Western Plus® Hotel La Marina is just near the Palais of Congress.