First class hotels are two a penny in the South of France, but for us at Heli Securite, leading provider of luxury helicopter services across the Cote d’Azur, one of our favourites has to be The Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa in Vence.
The five star luxury hotel sits above the historic town of Vence and enjoys some of the most spectacular views of anywhere along the coast.
It may feel as though you are on top of the world when you are sipping champagne on the wide sweeping terrace of The Chateau Saint-Martin, and yet the hotel is only minutes away by helicopter from Nice Cote d’Azur airport. Boasting its own helipad in the luxuriant grounds, The Chateau St Martin makes it easy for the VIP visitors, flying in by helicopter from Saint Tropez, Monaco or Cannes, to reach the hotel.
It appears it is not just us, who give this exquisite hotel the thumbs up. The Relais and Chateau hotel was recently named as the most “charming hotel in Europe” at the prestigious Villegiature awards.
It’s not the first time the Chateau Saint-Martin has been singled out for its first-class service and outstanding facilities. Last year alone the hotel has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor and named as one of the Top 100 restaurants worldwide by the Foodie Guide. And in 2012, it scooped first prize in the “Luxury Hotel-Best Scenic Environment” category at the World Luxury Hotel Awards.
The hotel sits high above the town of Vence in the former residence of the Knights Templar on the road to the Col de Vence. It has 46 rooms as well as suites and private villas, which all enjoy panoramic views of the French Riviera. It also boasts an infinity pool and no less than five excellent restaurants and bar areas. The hotel crowns its exceptional array of amenities with a luxury spa with treatments by La Prairie from which non-residents can also benefit.
If you would like to book a luxury helicopter for your next trip to this exceptional hotel, contact Heli Securite directly or fill in the booking request on our website.
Lead image via www.chateau-st-martin.com