"Beautiful Provencal Style"
Jas Neuf is a lovely, Provencal style hotel in the hills above Ste. Maxime, across from St. Tropez. Our room had a nice, private patio overlooking the pool. It also had a set of two bunk beds, which would be perfect for a family travelling with kids. (We weren't, but the lower bunk bed's a great place to drop off luggage). The pool is beautiful-heated just enough to cut the chill while still being refreshing on a hot day. I was particularly impressed with the proprietors, who appeared to be a married couple. The wife spoke good English and went out of her way to be helpful about local travel and dining. Her husband, while less proficient in English, seemed to be working hard to keep the place up. The vista from our room over the pool to the gardens and adjoining buildings was a picture-perfect display of what you think of when you say "South of France." Now this is a "suburban" location, so a car is a must. Your first few trips to and from the hotel can be confusing, but, once you get the hang of it (and local signage directing you to the hotel helps), you'll get to and from town or the beaches in under 10 minutes. Speaking of the town and beaches, both are great in Ste. Maxime, though parking in town can be a trial. We took the ferry to St. Tropez, and then a taxi back and forth to a white sand beach (and beach club (Club 55)) nearby, but that can add up to a lot of Euros, especially when you include all day paid parking at the port of Ste. Maxime. Still, I love this hotel!
KJ from Los Angeles County, CA, USA