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Reviewed 14 October 2016

If one looks at the photos of this resort, one would think you are truly on the Cote'd Azur! a definite NOT!!! we booked a double room for one evening only and on arrival discovered this is a BACKPACKERS hotel. Dark passages, no carpets - bare cement, steel doors and bunkbeds in the rooms. The mattresses are so thin that you feel the pine slats on your back when you sleep! The pillows had huge chunks of foam in... no peaceful sleep at all. The towels were so thin you could almost see through them and no soap, shampoo or conditioner. NOT RECOMMENDED TO ANYONE AT ALL NOT EVEN A POOR PACKBACKER! More 

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Reviewed 1 July 2011

First of all the address is wrong. You need to go around the block to find the new entrance.
Taxi drivers are not aware.
When you finally arrive, there is one thing you notice straight away: it looks really old and there is "something" wrong with this place.
The greeting is OK and the room key is given.
When you enter the room, again, it looks old. It's extremely hot in the room (as it is outside).
That's when you realise that there is no Air Con! There is no TV either but that's not why we're here anyway.
We have a 16 month old kid and the first night has been a pure NIGHTMARE:
Put to bed at 9pm, took us 1 hour to make him sleep. He then woke up again and we ended up walking in St Raphael between 1am and 3am to have some fresh air and get him to sleep.
When asked about rooms with air con the next day, the answer provided by the manager was: this is not a 5 star hotel!
Food is "ok" but don't expect anything more than "low...
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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Saint-Raphaël, country of the vineyard and the olive, allows each to find what he/she is looking for by mixing art and culture, sea and sun, nature and leisure activities.Next to the sea and the city, in the heart of the French Riviera, Le Lion de Mer has a great location. On Saint-Raphaël's hillsides, its park invites you to relax, near a sea resort bathed by the sun 300 days a year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Le Lion de Mer

Address: 218 boulevard Saint Exupery, 83700, Saint-Raphael, France
Region: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Saint-Raphael
Price Range: $60 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Le Lion de Mer 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Saint-Raphael
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