Villa St Maxime
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Villa St Maxime St-Paul-de-Vence
Hotels don't get much better than this...
My wife and I stayed here for the last 2 nights of our honeymoon in October 2004.
The decision to stay here was a last minute one, but it was without a doubt, the highlight of our honeymoon.
We stayed in the St Maxime Suite which is just divine. The bathroom is larger than many hotel rooms I have stayed in.
I can't praise this hotel too highly.
Perfect hosts - Ann & John make you feel like guests in their own home
Tremendous fun - the champagne opening ceremony with a sword is a classic.
Lovely little touches - the complimentary pre-dinner drinks on the terrace. The complimentary late night brandy and chocolate. The DVD library.
My only regret about writing this is that I want this place to remain something of a secret so that we can keep going back time and time again without them doubling their prices!
As it is, we are going back for 4 nights in May and we can't wait.
This is a great hotel, only 5 minutes' walk to the village, and with amazing views. I recommend booking a room with a sea view; ours had a huge balcony with a 180 degrees view to St Paul, the sea and the surrounding hills. The villa is a lovely modern, airy building with a large pool. Our room was very comfortable and the bathroom was large and well-equipped. The owners are extremely welcoming and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable; there is a huge collection of videos to watch in your room, and complimentary drinks and chocolates at night. It felt more like staying in someone's home than a hotel. We had a wonderful time and can highly recommend this hotel.
Outstanding and Great Hosts
Just returned from a ten day stay at the Villa St. Maxime in St Paul de Vence on the Frence Riveria. Our stay could not have been more enjoyable and our hosts, Ann and John, were gratious and totally devoted to our comfort. The hotel is small and charming with wonderful art displayed throughout. Fresh flowers and complimentary breakfasts were done to perfection. This, coupled with evening cocktails and quiet surrounding make this a special experience. Be sure to ask John about becoming a Knight of the Champagne Sabre of the Villa of St. Maxime. We highly recommend this hotel!
Amazing Villa, Amazing Hosts -- Beyond Perfection
We had the the greatest time of our lives! We were fortunate enough to have our wedding at Villa St Maxime on September 25th. We had a wonderful wedding, it was magical. Our wedding wouldn't have been a success without the help of Ann & John. They are wonderful hosts and they went above and beyond to keep us all happy. The Villa is beautiful, clean, modern rooms, friendly people, and perfect view & location. We definitley recommend Villa St Maxime to everyone who wants to have an amazing time. We will definitely be back for our anniversarives!
I can go and on telling you how wonderful it is to be at Villa St Maxime -- the website doesn't even do it justice. You have to go there and experience it yourselves. I assure you, you will have a wonderful time. Ann & John, thank you again so, so much for everything. We truly cannot thank you enough!
Best Place we stayed on our Honeymoon
On our honeymoon we stayed in the nicest hotels from Paris through wine country and on to Nice. When we stopped at the Villa we knew we had stumbled upon a gem. It was simply the best and most inexpensive hotel we stayed in! It's not really a hotel, that's a misnomer - it's better. The service is so personal it borders on being a second home. You will need a car to stay there. Otherwise it's a bit tough to get around. But it's only a short walk to St Paul which is a charming village if not a bit touristy. Although, not so much that I would avoid it. The view from the Villa is amazing and it's a short ride to any of major local cities you might want to visit - Canne, Antibe, Nice are the closest.
I recommend this Villa to EVERYONE I speak to about travel in France.
One of our best ever finds
After much online research, we picked this spot because it met our needs and had space for us on short notice. We originally booked 2 nights but loved it so much we stayed for 8!! Its great location, charming, luxurious ambience and marvellous hosts made for a vacation that even the most discriminating traveller would have found impressive. How many hosts would take time to search the internet for flight information? Really wonderful and very reasonably priced. Great value.
My stay at the Villa St. Maxime was a highlight of a Riveria vacation. The location was lovely as were the accommodations and the service provided by owners Anne and John were personal and friendly. I was able to explore nearby sites readily and the directions given and the interest taken in my welfare were superior to any I've received at other places that boast of the services they offer. I'd recommend the Villa to the most demanding traveller.
The Villa St. Maxime in St. Paul de Vence was exceptional--lovely rooms, super location (near one of the most charming towns on the planet), excellent breakfasts, thoughtful extras (great video library) and extraordinary hosts--Ann and John. Absolutely first class in every way.
My wife and I recently stayed 3 nights (end of Aug 2004). The owners provide an excellent villa with-in easy walking distance of St-Paul-de-Vence. I travel a lot and I would highly recommend this location and plan to stay there again if in the area. The scrambled eggs and champagne (with sabre if you wish) were outstanding. Villa also offers very good art work, pool, and views.
Lovely Riviera home away from home
The Villa St. Maxime is a lovely hillside inn with a gorgeous view of the medieval village of St. Paul-de-Vence and the distant Mediterranean Sea. The two American owners are charming and very accomidating hosts who look after your every need, whether it be assistance with restaurant reservations or travel arrangements.
In the mornings guests are offered a choice of full English breakfast or Continental style with home made breads, pastries and local jams. At the end of the day guests are invited to relax on the veranda and enjoy a drink or glass of wine with hors d'ourves while looking out to St. Paul-de-Vence and pleasant sunsets.
Our stay at the Villa St. Maxime was truly memorable.
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