The Best Luxury Cannes Hotels, France

Carlton Intercontinental Hotel Beach, Cannes, France
Carlton Intercontinental Hotel Beach, Cannes, France | James Fenn / © Culture Trip
Alex Ledsom

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.

1. Hotel Le Cavendish

Hotel

Hotel Le Cavendish
Courtesy of Hotel Le Cavendish / Expedia
The Hotel Le Cavendish oozes sophisticated glamour. It’s set back from the main hustle of the town in a grand Napoleonic building that frames the splendour of each room. The breakfasts are remarkable, the staircase is lit up with candles at dusk, the rooms are decorated in style (some with terraces) and you get a welcome drink and a smile on arrival. Sheer, understated bliss.

2. Villa Garbo

Boutique Hotel, Hotel, Villa

The Villa Garbo in Cannes is a haven from the hustle of town
© Villa Garbo

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.

3. Hotel Le Canberra

Hotel

The Canberra Hotel is so central that there’s no excuse not to explore the town, even though you might not want to leave. Sit around the pool sipping cocktails or slink around your 1950s-styled room (there are 35 of them to choose from), marvelling at the luxurious furnishings. You really feel hidden in this small hotel, but the location couldn’t be better — particularly for shopaholics as the main entrance is on the major shopping street of Rue D’Antibes. There’s not much parking, but you won’t really need it; your chauffeur can ferry you around town. A hidden gem.

5. Hotel Barrière Le Majestic

Hotel

Hotel Barrière Le Majestic
Courtesy of Hotel Barrière Le Majestic / Expedia

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.

6. Cannes Villa Saint Barth

Hotel, Villa

The Villa St Barth is a little haven, tucked away just off the Boulevard Carnot, heading north out of Cannes. People love this place – it has four suites with private terraces and access to the gardens, all with free WiFi. It’s not far from the centre of Cannes, but you’ll be hard pushed to go anywhere after you’ve had breakfast in your pyjamas and lazed around the pool. But if you do manage to spend a long day sightseeing in Cannes, you can head back to have a little cocktail and change before your chic dinner engagements. Paradise.

7. Hotel Tiara Yaktsa

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

The Tiara Yaktsa
| © Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa

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.

Thinking about booking yourself a Trip to Cannes? Read our article on 10 reasons why you should visit Cannes at least once

landscape with balloons floating in the air

KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?

Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.

Winter Sale Offers on Our Trips

Incredible Savings

X
Edit article