Fodor's Expert Review Le Manoir de Port-Cros

Île de Port-Cros, Hyères, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, 83400, France

A mix of southern-coast bourgeois and Provençal touches adds a splash of color to the sunlit, airy rooms of this family-owned colonial-style hotel. Private patios look over a large secluded park bordered by eucalyptus, pink oleanders, and palm trees. Thoughtful service and absolute calm firmly encourage relaxation. After a day of hiking through forests, swimming in the pool, or simply sitting on the flower-filled terrace, you can sample chef Julien's delicious, hearty Provençal fare, such as smoked duck salad garnished with grilled tomatoes, or rack of lamb with island herbs and ratatouille. Diners stop in from all over the island to immerse themselves in the intimate charm of the simply decorated restaurant, murmuring comfortably over a final warmed brandy.

PROS

  • a gentle touch of civilization in the isolated wilderness
  • lovely setting with enormous old eucalyptus trees
  • old-world elegance

CONS

  • some south-facing rooms are hot in summer
  • not open year-round
  • no Wi-Fi or TV in rooms

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Quiet
Near the beach
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 04–94–05–90–52

HOTEL DETAILS

23 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Oct.–Mar., No Meals, Credit cards accepted

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