Hotel Baie des Anges
What We Love
- A French Riviera hotel with views of the Mediterranean and the Alps, with breakfast and moreThe daily breakfast that brings together the best of the season’s flavors and local suppliers
- Experiencing the hotel’s aromatherapy focus with complimentary spa access and discounted treatments
- The impressive Provencal landscape, best enjoyed from your private terrace
What To Know
- The hotel provides shuttle service into Antibes; if you miss the shuttle times, you'll have to hire a car or hail a taxi
- The spa has a hammam, indoor and outdoor heated pool, sauna and jacuzzi
- Free WiFi and parking
Thanks to its gorgeous Mediterranean coastline and the Cannes Film Festival, the glittering Cote d’Azur has swapped its fishing-village reputation for something a little more glamorous. Follow Hollywood’s finest to the French Riviera, and you’ll find sun-drenched beaches, mountain views and plenty of chic French style.
One good place to start: Hotel Baie des Anges, perched above the beautiful town of Antibes. Looking to nearby Grasse and its perfume heritage for inspiration, the hotel fills its spa and restaurant menus with lavender and thyme. Aromatherapy treatments join authentic Provencal flavors in facilities that include three seawater pools, a solarium and a restaurant that overlooks the traditional villages that influence its dishes.
The hotel’s guestrooms are split between two buildings, connected by a glass gallery. Standard Alpilles rooms, located in the adjacent building, make the most of the impressive scenery, with views of the countryside and pool. Superior Provence rooms, in the main building, overlook the city. Both room types measure 323 square feet and offer a private balcony.
Under the expert lead of chef Lyes Abidi, the hotel’s L’Angélus restaurant draws its inspiration from Baie des Anges and the traditional villages it overlooks with a regional and seasonally focused menu. While tiled floors and white tablecloths contribute to a natural décor, the cuisine is big on color and flavor, showcasing the best of the area’s local suppliers and Mediterranean ingredients. For dessert, there’s a pastry chef with a serious talent for souffles.
Drawing inspiration from nearby Grasse and its perfume roots, the hotel’s Marine Spa incorporates essential oils and aromatherapy into its treatments. Locally grown lavender and thyme feature in a menu of body, massage and facial therapies, while three sun-drenched seawater pools and a solarium make the most of the Provencal landscape.
Located at the foothills of the southern French Alps on the Côte d’Azur, Antibes is blessed with sea and mountain views. You’ll be within easy reach of the medieval villages of Saint-Paul de Vence, Gourdon and Biot. The fragrance shops of Grasse, the perfume capital of the world, and the sun-drenched beaches of Cannes are also popular excursions.
How to Get There
Overall we had a nice time at the hotel, but there are lots of room for improvement. The apartment room was spacious, but not very clean, a bit smelly and quite dark and dated. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful unlike some other comments, although a call to reception to enquire about a shuttle policy resulted in me talking to 3 members of staff as they were either unable to understand my question or didn't know the answer. You are really isolated here and the nearest shop with a child in tow is a good 30 minute walk away. I don't understand why the hotel doesn't offer a little more amenities based on this. A small shop, or even a vending machine for purchasing snacks (given that they have self catering accommodation) would have been really useful. Apart from eating expensively at the restaurant the only other option was a small selection of ciabattas from the bar between 2pm-5pm and these were mostly sold out within 15 minutes of going on sale. Service was also generally very slow during busy periods. The pool area had so many rules and regulations and it just didn't feel like children were particularly welcome. I think the hotel needs to decide if it wants to focus on being an adult spa or a family hotel as the two don't seem to mix well here. No food or drink is allowed around the pool, no toys, children told off for making too much noise and disgusted glances from guests for splashing and playing. Unfortunately the shallow children's pool is not heated and neither is one of the main pools, which made them effectively redundant during early season and everyone is confined to 1 pool only, which seems to be a bit of a waste. The bottom of the pool also looks dirty and not very inviting. Views are lovely and the shuttle service was helpful although it could do with a few more slots, especially early afternoon as you have one at 11.45 and then not again until 3pm. There was a tendency for them to be cancelled or full at times too so advice would be to book ahead. Taxis are terribly expensive. We were advised that a taxi to Gare de Biot booked for us by the hotel would be 10-15 Euros but it ended up being nearly 25 Euros in no traffic. We quickly learned that Uber was our saviour here.
Nice, clean and modern hotel. Just very hard to find. We stayed at the studio side of the building (and not the hotel side) since the rooms were larger than the hotel side. B-fast expensive so we skipped it, although the breakfast area view is great. Would highly recommend it. The reception staff very unhelpful and not very friendly.
We stayed for a week, the outside pool heated up to 26 degrees, the indoor pool heated up to 33 degrees. All pools with salty water- we loved it. There was a shuttle bus to the town and train station for 1 Euro per person. The breakfast seemed a little expensive - 18 Euro per person, house keeping for extra charge. The hotel was about 20 minutes walk from a shop, but great pizza shop about 7 min away. The area was quiet and staff very friendly.
We should be at the hotel right now relaxing as a family but we are home in the U.K still due to the French air strikes our flight was cancelled yesterday as we was waiting to board the plane.
Our holiday we planned has been ruined as we there is no flights.
I called up your hotel as soon as we found out this bad news and I spoke to one of your staff member Victoire (Victoria). She was so friendly and sympathetic. I just want to say thanks for being understanding. It's not often you get hotels that put themselves in your shoes. Many thanks again x
We stayed here for a week. A cheeky week before the sunshine disappears! We had one of the rooms which I think they call self catering. It had a little kitchette, which was handy but very basic. The room on a whole was sparse and dated. 2 sets of towels for the week and that was our lot! Not the best.
Pool area was ok. Dirty pool. Ok sun beds. Ok view of the Rivera.
Spa area was small. Steam room was barely hot, which disappointment me. Sauna was good. I also liked the large jacuzzi type area. Salt water. However, again no towels supplied unless you want to spend €4 a day hire. Poor.
It's an ok hotel for a cheeky week but I wouldn't want to stay here if it was my main holiday location.