LWSY 24 Hours in St Tropez

There are a few things I’m absolutely loving about moving to Paris this Spring, and one of them is the TGV. In 3 hours you can travel to the South of France via high speed train, and be in St Tropez pre-season for a blissful weekend break out of the city.

We stayed at the Ermitage Hotel. Every hotel in St Tropez has a story, but this one is known for it’s chilled vibes, a sort of Chateau Marmont of the French Riviera. Charmingly simple, and Lenny Kravitz takes up residence in the summer I hear. We arrived, checked in and immediately heard the strumming of a guitar next door. Was he here?!

The hotel is furnished with rare vintage design furniture from Mathieu Matégot, Jean Prouvé and this Ettore Sottsass Ultrafragola mirror was in our hallway. Boyfriend did good, this place is right up my street.

There are 24 rooms and suites, all with bold colours, sexy artwork, modernist furniture, mini bar, TV, Kiehl’s bathroom products. Designed by artists and designers such as Marc Newson, Jean Pigozzi and Chloe Sevigny, I’d say take a sea view room, you’ve got to have that view.

Our sea facing room overlooking the terrace bar

The hotel also benefits from being right in the heart of St Tropez. Just 5 minutes from Place des Lices, so you can stroll into town very easily.

The hotel has a popular restaurant on the ground floor, Le Tigrr (also in Megeve) which draws a crowd nightly. We had a great dinner with some friends from Paris and Rome that night. We hear the hotel has plans to install a pool this year also.

Rooms begin at 160€ off season and €320 in season for the Garden and Citadel view rooms, and €390 off season to €850 in season for the Medium and  XL Suites.

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The sun woke us super early, so we headed out for a walk before breakfast down by the harbour.

If we weren’t on our way to Club 55 for lunch I would have been so happy to stay here at La Plage Des Salins. A dream lunch spot no? Crystal clear waters too.

Of course no trip to St Tropez is complete without lunch at Club 55. So, now you know where to stay when your budget won’t quite stretch to that private charter, the Ermitage is a wonderful find and I’m looking forward to going back this summer.

Images C/O Marie Allian (Ermitage Hotel) & LWSY

2 comments on “LWSY 24 Hours in St Tropez”

  1. Camilla says:

    Hi Lucy, I have read your blog post and decided to book with Ermitage, but right after I did, I read a number of reviews on other travel sites and I am somewhat worried given the negative trend. We are celebrating our anniversary and it would be terrible to be disappointed with our choice to be with them. I was wondering when did you go? Its been long time ago, or just visited?

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi Camilla,
      I’ve stayed now 3 times, it’s in a fab location and the terrace is fab in the afternoons and for apero. The rooms are simple and they were a bit inconsistent with toiletry supplies (no mini bar but an empty fridge). There was an iron but they made me iron my dress in their restaurant (!?) but we do love it there. If you want to be totally taken care of (5* style) it’s not really the place, but it is a wonderful base if you’re out in the town and out in the evenings, it’s so easy to get home.

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