Perfect Once Again
Reviewed 27 August, 2020
This year was our 3rd stay in 5 years at Le Petit Castel which is the perfect boutique hotel placed ideally between Juan Les Pins (7 min walk to front) and Antibe (15 min walk to old walled harbour).
Orlan and Nicholas are a vibrant young couple who really look after their guests, polite, welcoming, sincere, hard working people.
Rooms are always clean, fresh, great beds (best sleep ever) and turned over every day.
Orlan and Nicholas will make any restaurant reservations you need, even at short notice, and have some beautiful wines for you to enjoy while sitting in the beautiful palm tree shaded garden. Nicholas is a wine expert and will place a wine of your choice (very reasonable) in the fridge (if rose or white) for your arrival back if you have been away for the day.
Breakfast’s are beautiful, perfect, stylish crockery, great coffee, and typical French pastries, baguette, cheese, yoghurt, fruit juice, fruit salad, pancakes etc etc, just great.
We discovered a fantastic restaurant this year called L’Annexe in Antibe old town near harbour, unbelievable quality and superb value, typical meal for two with starters, bottle of wine and stunning filet mignon for around 70 euros. Family run restaurant by Philippe who is maitre d extraordinaire. 10/10 service and attention.
The hotel is only 10 mins from Juan Les Pins SNCF so day trips to Nice, Monaco, St Tropez and Cannes are only 20 - 40 mins ride away.
From the hotel you can walk around the stunning Cap De Antibe (3-4 hours) viewing some of the amazing houses owned by billionaires.
You can hire a motor boat for the day at Antibe harbour for 170 euros and anchor up in one of the stunning bays looking into the gardens in these residences, just amazing. Look online at the 50’s and 60’s history.
If you want the real Cote D’Azur experience, Juan Les Pins/Antibes and Hotel Les Petit Castel are for you.
Be back again next year.
Cute small hotel in a great location
Reviewed 6 August, 2020
Stayed for a day in Antibes and we were impressed by the hospitality of the hotel owner. Easy parking spot available and it was also close to the old town and other destinations. The room was clean only drawback would be the shower might need renovation. Overall it was a fantastic stay and we would come back!
Almost a 5!
Reviewed 7 November, 2019
On the plus side.... A beautiful small hotel ideally situated, 10 minutes into Antibes, 5 minutes to the centre of Juan Les Pins. The rooms are small but well decorated, the beds are extremely comfortable with extra bedding and pillows available. The breakfasts are extra at €10 but well worth trying. Must nicer and better value than local cafes.
Negatives... Towels are clean but old, thin and dingy looking.
No fan in the small, windowless bathroom.
No hospitality tray which I wouldn't have minded paying for.
The owners are lovely, friendly people and I would definitely stay there again but I would hope for some small changes to be made...
A great little place halfway between Antibes and Juan-les-Pin
Reviewed 5 October, 2019
Halfway between Antibes and Juan-les-Pin, and within easy walking distance of each, Le Petit Castel is a great little B&B! It's not a full service hotel, but my room was comfortable and nicely appointed, staff were welcoming and extremely helpful, and breakfast was delicious (though it doesn't include savories, if that matters).
Reviewed 1 October, 2019
Stayed here for two weeks in June and was given a choice of rooms on arrival. Orlane and Nicolas are fantastic hosts and always on hand and nothing is too much trouble for them from suggesting restaurants to storing cases and booking taxis.
The hotel is perfectly placed between Antibes an Juan les Pins, just slightly closer to the bars and restaurants in JLP if you’re concerned about the stagger home after a night out. Even if you end up the far side of Antibes then Uber works really well in the area.
Breakfast is a daily option at €10 per person and is more than enough to set you up for the day.
Be warned though there’s no lift. There is a solarium and mini gym on the top floor and all rooms have air conditioning. No pool either but the med is ten minutes on foot in either direction.