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
We had apartment for 2 adults and 2 children with nice partly sea view from the balcony in 3rd floor. It was in the second building but that’s ok because there is hallway inside so you don’t have to go outside to get there. Apartment was renovated and very clean. No noice from other rooms. Small kitchen is good with kids. Only thing I didn’t like there were no separate blankets in double bed, and sofa bed for kids was with big felt and 2 sheets so always in mess while sleeping. There were weird smell in the bathroom like mold when we came.
Breakfast was ok in beautiful restaurant and spectacular view, and free for children under 12!
I missed fresh vegetables like cucumber, tomato, salad etc.
Indoor pool was ok but crowded. There are times for kids to use it so all children in hotel are there at the same time. Salt water was nice surprise! Outdoor pools were not in use because of renovation. I think that I was told earlier that one of them is heated year around but I’m not sure. They were now empty anyway.
Hotel staff was very nice and friendly, you can ask for anything and they will help you.
View from hotel is so spectacular and peaceful, to the sea and mountains. We found a walking path to grocery store and beach, not far. Nearest pizzeria is worth to try!
All in all we had lovely time and our kids loved it!
Booked this hotel for 4 nights and paid £160 which was good value. What it did not say was that it was a self catering studio, cleaning was an extra charge, one towel each for the duration or pay 4 euros for clean rowels. The location is very awkward to find, our uber driver took nearly 2 hours to find the place and charged us 80 euros instead of 40. The nearest shop of any kind is a 20 minute walk where there’s a decent supermarket and a few basic restaurants all were closed (end of feb) there’s nothing on site other than a shop in the spa selling swimwear, 40 euros for a swimming trunk. The restaurant is very expensive and lacks choice and the staff were ok, a bit of a british v French attitude. You are better off going into Antibes town centre, plenty of choices, costs vary from 9 euro to 19 euro with uber, very inconsistent pricing. There are 2 decent sized pools but we did not use, the spa seemed ok but again did not use. Treatments in there is very expensive. I would recommend hiring a car, there’s parking on site and would be a great location to explore. They really are missing a trick here, this could be much better, increase the choice on the menu, reduce the prices slightly, have a small shop on site thus encouraging more to stay on site and spend. Based on what we paid we can’t really complain and would stay again for that price, but not if and when prices increase during season.
When you want to have a great break, but can't afford 5 star prices on the Cote d'Azur, this is a great option for couples, families or work groups. You need a taxi driver or good map to find it but that is how it goes for this entire region. Lovely modern facilities, good services, and healthy food. I go back every year.
reported the missing hair straightener immediately after housekeeper had visited our room as it was obviously taken by her.
Reception said they would 'get back to me' but did nothing
called a further 5 times after checkout but no one bothered one bit about this clearly unacceptable situation.
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.