Sitting atop a hillside on the coast road above St Tropez, Kube Hotel’s white walls, glossed with glass, shimmer a sugar-cubed minimalism that’s Miami cool. This boutique hotel embodies St Tropez’s party spirit, with two bars, stylish rooms and a wow-factor pool. The hotel has sprawling grounds to explore, up in the hills near the jasmine-scented mediaeval village of Gassin.
A modern, minimalist hotel fresh on the scene
Party-people’s St Tropez location
Three bars to choose from inside your own hotel
A welcome drink each
In the know
Also need to know:
Pets can stay for €40 a day and there are outdoor smoking areas. Kube runs free shuttles to and from downtown St Tropez.
Binoculars for bay-watching the yachts from the hotel deck; a copy of F Scott Fitzgerald’s Riviera-set The Beautiful and Damned.
Pucci, Gucci, Lady Ga-Ga (if you must) – Kube can take whatever your wardrobe can throw at it; Mr Smith should think sharp-suit-no-tie Clooney in Ocean’s Eleven.
Mr and Mrs Smith reviews
Mr & Mrs Smith have just returned from a review trip to this St Tropez boutique hotel, and just as soon as they’ve unpacked their deck shoes and diamonds, a full account of their stay in France will be with you. In the meantime, just to whet your wanderlust, here’s a quick postcard from Kube…
On a Côte d’Azur clifftop overlooking the yacht-speckled bay of St Tropez, Kube’s location alone earns it glamour points. Like its Parisian cousin, this Mediterranean Kube takes all the luxuries you’d expect from a boutique hotel and parcels them up in sleek, minimalist architecture. This 2009-built bolthole is consistently sleek, chic and devoid of fuss – its furniture, landscaping and even its light fittings are ruler-straight proof that square can be hip.
A super-long swimming pool, choice of two bars, extensive palm tree-dotted grounds and a modern French restaurant make Kube feel more like a resort than mere hotel. A free shuttle bus is incentive to roll off your sunlounger and head into St Tropez itself. But, should you feel the need to hire a car and explore the coastline, Port Grimaud and Sainte Maxime beckon from across the bay.
The hotel helipad sets the tone at this exclusive hilltop retreat where relaxation is de rigeur and tanning is still in fashion. Whether it’s the served-till-1pm breakfast, the open-all-day martini bar or the daily DJ sets in the rooftop Skybar, you’ll find ample justification for labelling Kube a fabulous party pad.
Route de Saint-Tropez, 83580, St Tropez, France
1.7 mi / 2.8 km from city centre
- Onsite laundry
- Valet parking
- Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
- Exercise gym
- On-Site parking
- Internet services
- Room service
As sleek, white and modern as the rest of the hotel, with a feature wall of brown and white Tetris-style tiles, Kube restaurant is a contemporary space in which to linger under ice cube-like pendant lights over reinventions of French classics whipped up in the open industrial-chic kitchen.
Maintain the romance with a table away from the pan-clanking open kitchen.
Breakfast is available until a hangover-friendly 1pm, with the option to chain-feed straight into lunch (12pm–4pm). Dinner is served from 7pm–11pm.
A light menu of sandwiches, pasta and burgers can be mustered 24/7.
Start with sundowners at the podium Martini Bar, then proceed to the stylishly cool Skybar on the roof for a DJ-soundtracked drink against a backdrop of pine tree-feathered hills with gull’s-eye views over the swimming pools, lawns and bay of St Tropez beyond.