We are seasoned Club Med users, but we have never a) been here as a couple (usually with 3 or 4 kids) and b) this early in the season (end-March). We wanted a week away cycling and so we picked this resort due to the proximity to a number of good road bike routes - coast and mountains.
By the way - on this note alone - its a great base - lots of rides in the 500-1000m climbing and 40-70 miles length - perfect for a 10am start and a 2-3pm finish.
The rooms were better than we normally got (4T vs 3T - our "usual" was a big upgrade) but the rest was the same - great food with a french passion for quality, silly evening shows and good service - not the sycophantic type - the "we are equal" type which i appreciate very much.
Transfers were excellent with a top of range E class Merc estate that gobbled up 2 bike bags and a couple of suitcases and then whisked us up the hill to Opio in 20 minutes.
Practical help/assistance was very good - we kept a racing tandem bike in their staff room all week with no complaints and every day a couple of the GOs wanted to know "how far today" when we returned.
Great to have the golf restaurant open until 4pm for lunch - sometimes the climbs back took a bit longer than we expected.
I admit to being biased - i really love Club Med, because they care about the things i really care about - food, drink and adventure.
In fairness i am writing this to sort of balance some hideous reviews i have read - whilst they are no doubt true in their eyes, perhaps Club Med is not everyone's cup of tea and so read between the lines and ask yourself what is it you are looking for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the hills above Cannes, the Valbonne plateau reveals a preserved Provence, whose landscape is covered with olive groves and pine forests. The recently renovated Village offers soft coloured rooms in Provencal-style accommodation dotted around small streets and shaded squares. Opio en Provence is both family and sports-minded, with its 9-hole golf course, 3 swimming pools and tennis courts. It also places emphasis on the quest for tranquillity which can be found in the relaxing Club Med Spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Med Opio Hotel Opio
- Club France Med
- Opio Club Med
- Club Med Opio Provence Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur, France