Cool Hotels France 2008

“The exceptionally beautiful properties featured in this book focus on individualization; all of these boutique hotels and resorts have eccentric interiors with quirky modern touches. These hotels set the worldwide trend for the future by experimenting with new design and concepts …. taking the element of being cool to a totally different level”.
What makes Villa Val des Roses special:
“Contemporary chic, all rooms decorated in stylish colonial style, breakfast on the terrace with sea-view, drinks and light snacks by the pool shaded by palm trees, each room features a free minibar, stylish bathrooms and plush bathrobes, one has a marble pillared bath, several have a private terrace or balcony with a view of the sea or the lighthouse”.

Grazia

“Seek out a hidden gem. Just a minute from the beach is Villa Val Des Roses, a pretty little B&B run by two Flemish brothers. It has a lovely garden, swimming pool, sea view, terrace for breakfast and seven airy rooms.”

Marie Claire

“The very welcoming demure Val Des Roses is situated in the prestigious Cap d’Antibes, 50 metres from the beach and only 10 minutes to the centre of Antibes. The rooms are decorated in tones so light that the sun is always present… The garden, with its swimming pool all near the sea is very agreeable including the interior of the villa…”

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“You could drive here, park the car and not use it until you leave: a sandy beach with a view to Old Antibes is a minute away, the old town and market ten and the shops five… What a find around here… The gracious white house, with white shutters, is enclosed with its garden by high walls in a quiet little road. Inside fabrics and walls are mostly white, cool and tranquil…”

The Daily Telegraph

Where to stay Val des Roses (6 chemin des Lauriers; 685 060629; www.villa-val-des-roses.com) is a stylish and chic villa hotel run by the Flemish Vanderhoeven brothers. It’s an oasis of calm, just 100 yards from Plage Salis, with beautiful lush gardens, simple yet stylish rooms and a swimming pool.

The Charming Small Hotels Guide to France

“It’s almost too good to be true – a modestly priced hotel in Cap d’Antibes, only 30 metres from the sea… Downstairs, floors are cool marble, walls off-white, chairs covered in white linen. The atmosphere is soothing and relaxed. Outside a garden full of palms (some 100 years old), a large deck sporting wicker furniture, and a swimming pool add to its charm…”

The Observer

Val des Roses (6 chemin des Lauriers, 00 33 6 8506 0629; val-des-roses.com), a late 19th-century villa with swimming pool. This bijou B&B is definitely the place to splash out for a taste of luxury. The owner, Filip, is Belgian, and utterly spoils his guests, with freshly squeezed orange juice, cheeses and smoked ham, home-made jams and hot croissants laid out for breakfast.  Just 30 metres from the beach – a free one – and the historic centre of Antibes is 10 minutes’ walk or a quick ride on the free public bus.

The Lonely Planet

This cream, bourgeois villa with marble floors, laptop and flat-screen TV in each room, white walls and a choir of cicadas outside is a 20-minute stroll along the ramparts from the old town. But it’s a mere moment from sandy Plage de la Salis, and its walled garden is an oasis of peace. Belgian Filip runs the house; should you fall madly in love with the place, his brother Frederik is opening another Val des Roses by the beach in Kenya!

Travel and Leisure Magazine:

Take the seaside route west (it begins at the Promenade des Anglais) to the sands of Cap d’Antibes. Check into the Val des Rose, an Art Deco villa turned hotel run by two Flemish brothers who welcome guests like old friends. Its pool and gardens are just 130 feet from Salis beach.