The hotels in Cannes reflect the sophistication and glamour of the city. Some of them are big with global reputations that span centuries, others are small and bijou, with intimate poolside settings. Whether you’re seeking out a private retreat or a place to stage your grand entrance into all the major events around town, here’s our pick of the best.
Run by the owners of the wonderful Cavendish Hotel, the Villa Garbo is small and perfectly formed and only a short walk to La Croisette and the seaside in Cannes. It consists of 12 luxurious suites, so it’s more a group of apartments than an actual hotel, but each one is lavishly furnished so you feel like you’re on a film set. The building dates back to 1884, the architectural period referred to as La Belle Époque, and has an amazing terrace where you can have your free welcome apero upon arrival. Villa Garbo also has a spa (which consists of a hamman and gym) where you can arrange to have daily massages. Pure decadence.
Along with the Carlton Intercontinental, the Barrière Le Majestic is one of Cannes’ most iconic. It is situated on the seafront, on La Croisette, and has 349 rooms. Hotel Barrière Le Majestic is an institution, where people come to stay to use the casino and private beach, but with style and panache – this is no cheesy resort hotel. It stages lots of great events, has three restaurants, including the new BFire, and three bars, including one by the pool.
The Tiara Yaktsa is a 20-minute drive from the centre of Cannes in Théoule-sur-Mer, so you may just never find your way into town. The hotel is everything you would expect of the Riviera – views, views and more views, surrounded by James Bond-style opulence. It’s tucked away off the main highway, has 21 rooms and, while it welcomes children, it’s probably better suited to couples. The rooms are Moroccan-style in décor and you can while away the hours on the Balinese sunbeds, overlooking the bay. Pure indulgence.
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