An art hotel with a certain art de vivre. Welcome to Sylvia Stropoli’s hotel.
“Every morning I think to myself ‘how can I make people who are away from home feel as good here as they do at home.”
“The hotel industry? I was born into it!” Sylvia, a young bubbly and energetic woman, and her brother grew up in another hotel a few streets away (which they also manage). Just opposite Toulon train station (as the name suggests), The Originals Boutique, Grand Hotel de la Gare, Toulonis popular with many guests on stopovers, but also provides comfortable budget accommodation to a lot of people coming for short stays. Like them, if you are visiting Toulon for business or holidays, you are sure to enjoy the convenience of the location as well as the family atmosphere in this 3-star establishment with its 39 rooms. Sylvia recruited local artists and craftspeople for the hotel’s recent renovation. “My maternal grandmother was passionate about antiques, we inherited a taste for nice things from her.” The result is a wonderful mix of simplicity of lines, modern colours and creative whims.
The Originals Boutique, Grand Hotel de la Gare, Toulon 39 rooms, from standard to quadruple, have been decorated in collaboration with Gil Frechet, a Parisian artist living in Toulon. A photographer with training as a style designer, he has created his artistic vision between simplicity, smooth lines and fun touches. Soundproof, air-conditioned and all accessible by lift, these rooms are a real haven of peace for your holidays, business trips or stopovers.
- Air-conditioned room
- Non smoking room
The Originals Boutique, Grand Hotel de la Gare, Toulon puts on a generous buffet breakfast every morning in a large and well-lit room. The focus is on the original custom-made central table displaying a selection or sweet and savoury organic products. Also note the Toulon proverb written on the wall: “Ches si levo de Touloun, se levo de la raisoun” (he who leaves Toulon, loses his mind). The hotel does not have a restaurant. But no need to lose your mind, Sylvia and her team can provide good advice to help you discover the authentic flavours of their city.
“In Toulon, you can take a boat ride across the roadstead, take a cable car up Mount Faron for a nature walk, visit a museum, see a show in the evening and dine in an excellent restaurant, all in one day. There’s no need to choose between sea, city and mountains, everything is on site,” as Sylvia explains!
SEAIt’s hard to miss the city’s famous roadstead. If you want to make the most of the sea, you can also easily visit the city’s many beaches, or rent a paddleboard or kayak from the Yacht Club to access creeks and sea caves.
NATURETake a walk for a few hours or even a whole day and explore Mount Faron. Take the red cable cars for an experience that is unique on the Mediterranean coast: panoramic views of the roadstead and the inland of the Var department, walks and hikes along signposted footpaths, a zoo, the Memorial of the Landing in Provence, picnic areas, small play areas...
VAR DEPARTMENTThe department offers many options for trips and exploring: the wine route, the islands of Porquerolles, Levant and Port-Cros, the magnificent inlets of Cassis as well as the towns of Hyères, Aubagne, Sanary-sur-Mer and Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer, not forgetting the natural beauty of the Estérel Massif and the Gorges du Verdon.
What our customers say
Hôtel proche de la gare SNCF et routière tout en étant calme. Notre chambre donnait sur une cour, il n y avait aucun bruit. Le centre ville et le port sont rapidement accessibles à pied. Choix de restaurants à côté. Le personnel est hyper sympathique. Je le conseille.
The hotel is right across from the train station but was not noisey at all. Comfortable beds. Nice A/C. Perfect location for just roaming around downtown and easy walk to the waterfront. We really enjoyed our stay.