"James Bond would stay here. Run with a certain opulence by (American) Europe veterans, this up-market chamber d’hote is vast and full of architectural flair. No two rooms are on the same level (five marbles steps mount each of the seven levels); the sky-high lobby of limestone walls lends the villa a chateau like air, and the sweeping view of St. Paul, Cap d’Antibes and the Med from the breakfast terrace, pool and most rooms is unbeatable. But the piece de resistance is the 007 glass roof that opens, and the (Saber-wielding) Champagne breakfast …"
Cannes to Nice
|"… even when
the entire place was booked, it was
refreshing to find a hotel where we
didn’t get lost among 200 rooms
and 500 people …”"
Travel + Leisure
have to agree with the majority -
it's a great place. I found the Villa
St. Maxime on this site, and was not
disappointed in any way."
Rated VSM 1st on the Riveria, 1 st
in St. Paul & 7th in France.
|"… the Villa
St. Maxime, a cool modern residence
just outside St. Paul with pool and
a knock-out view down to the sea …"
Maggie Davenport & Daniel Heimpel
|"Number one place to
stay on the whole French Riviera is
the Villa St. Maxime according to
[sic] … my favourite travel
website, TripAdvisor.com … [a]
polished gem of a modern boutique
hotel halfway up a Provencal hill
far outshines the monumental Victorian
hotel jewels of the Riviera …
the Villa is run like a private house
party. From the Champagne breakfast
in the morning, to a free aperitif
bar in the early evening, plus complimentary
liqueurs on your return from dining
out … there’s no shortage
of refreshments and snacks …
the Villa itself is an arresting piece
of modern cubist architecture …"
Irish Travel Journalist of the Year
Northern Ireland Travel News
|"A modern gem, on a
site facing St. Paul de Vence – a
retreat of vast white spaces."
Special Places to Stay
|" ... Public areas
are open, very large, with a wonderful
combination of antiques and modern
furnishings. In the evening complimentary
aperitifs are served, including the
house speciality, an 'Orange Max'.
The bedrooms, all with balcony or
terrace, are brightly furnished in
primary colours. Very comfortable
bed, linens just the right weight.
Large bathroom with great shower head."
The Good Hotel Guide
|"… a recent, recommended
arrival in St. Paul is the Villa St.
Maxime. Ideally situated on the hill
with a knock-out view of the sea …
a friendly atmosphere with lounge,
bar and coolly elegant guest rooms
|"… a rarity, a glistening
architectural Rubik’s Cube of glass,
marble and stone. The dizzying array
of living spaces pinwheel off the
central staircase a different levels
… the setting simply awes."
Var and the Coast, FRANCE
|"... extraordinary boutique
hotel and a rare find, that combines
luxuries with antiquity. In beautifully
landscaped grounds, the hotel is a
nugget, with an Olympic size pool."
Provence & the Riviera
|"… lofty volumes, stylish
furnishings in suites & guest-rooms
– spectacular views down to the sea,
Cote d’Azur Magazine