Le Trophée has a typical, although false, Norman exterior with beams and balconies which is slightly undermined by the automatic sliding doors at the entrance. The inside is largely in keeping with the traditional style, the reception front being tiled and the seating beyond, in front of the working fireplace, in the form of comfy leather armchairs. Things get slightly more contemporary opposite the welcome desk with a brown and lime green suede corner couch and scatter cushions against a wood panelled wall. There are a few plants dotted around the place as well as a glass cabinet showcasing the hotel's wellness products and plenty of leaflets highlighting the local attractions. We found the staff at reception to be very pleasant and efficient and the team will certainly look after you during your stay.
Outside, to the back of the hotel, is one of the hotel's biggest assets, its outdoor pool. With a tall stone wall bordering it on two sides and a large patch of substitute grass on which are tables and chairs and sun loungers, the area is an attractive and relaxing place to sit back and enjoy the good weather if the beach is not your thing. You can also make use of the pool into the evening as it closes at 9pm, is heated and is lit with lamps all the way around as well as under the water. Just inside from the pool is a small room which boasts a cycling machine, cross-trainer, power plate, step machine, sauna and small, but nicely tiled, hammam. The space is available to all guests but a reservation must be made and a fee is payable upon use.
The public areas of the hotel are in good condition and getting to your room is simple (there is a lift for those who have trouble with stairs). The corridors, lined with floral wallpaper, are wide enough to trawl your luggage through and are clean and tidy. For those arriving by car you'll be interested to know that there are two underground parking spots which must be reserved in advance and which cost 10? per night each.