La Bastide de St-Tropez, St. Tropez
Tel: 33 4 94 55 82 55
Concierge.com's insider take:
If you're well into your middle decades and need your beauty restbut still can party till 4 am when necessarythis is your place. La Bastide is the best of both St. Tropez worlds: in town but set in a tranquil garden, and with a staff that lavishes attention but does so quietly and respectfully. The 26 ocher-and-rose rooms, housed in four buildings laid out like a southern French hamlet, have pastel stripes and furnishings with a traditional Provençal heart, such as painted wooden armoires and rush-bottomed chairs. The best rooms have private terraces with Jacuzzis. Popular with celebrities who want to be left alone, it's an easy ten-minute walk to the harbor. There, the hotel's private yacht, a 72-foot San Lorenzo, can be chartered for the day, a great way to really escape from the maddening crowd.