What We Love
- Free drinks served from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every night in the salon
- All the elegance of Cannes’s storied festival hotels without any of the snooty attitude
- The hotel prides itself on its huge selection of teas, with exotic varieties from China and one inspired by Napoleon
- The friendly and accommodating staff is always on hand to offer favorite spots to drink, dine and stargaze
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Breakfast is available to Jetsetter members for $17 per person (normally $34). Payable at the hotel; specify in the Special Instructions field after purchase
- A city tax of $1.50 (€1.30) per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- READ MORE: How to see Cannes on a budget
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Set in a striking Belle Epoque rotunda building with curved wrought iron balconies, and close to the glittering beaches of the Côte d’Azur, Le Cavendish feels like a trip back to the glitz and glamour of the early 20th century. A beautiful original cage elevator is set in the middle of a curved Carrara marble staircase, and simple chandeliers, gilt-frame mirrors, dressers stuffed with old books and rich red curtains bedeck the comfortable salon.
Bed and Bath
The circular Rotunda rooms feature decorative ceilings, heavy curtains, richly polished wooden floors, marble-clad bathrooms and curved balconies, which are the perfect spot for sipping a chilled glass of wine in the late afternoon sun. Deluxe, Superior and Standard rooms are smaller but still comfortable, with plush bedding, large armoires and desk areas (without the frustrating search for outlets that you find at other historic hotels), and they have little balconies that offer views of the town.
There’s no restaurant as such, but be sure to take advantage of the hearty breakfast that’s served in the salon; it includes traditional French pastries, hard-boiled eggs and fruit and yogurt selections to fuel the day. Come evening, the staff sets out a full bar (which serves free drinks from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every night), so you can start the night off right with a glass of Cabernet before hitting the streets.
In the Area
Check out the brilliant travel photography and paintings at the Fragonard Museum, in Grasse. It’s in a historic perfume factory that’s been open since 1782; don’t leave without stocking up on some of its beautiful perfumes and soaps. For a daytrip, hop on a boat to Ile Sainte Marguerite, which is the largest of the Lérins Islands and is home to a community of monks who make red and white wines and liqueurs. For delicious Italian cuisine and fresh produce try AI 20, with its exposed brick bar and simple decor, or pick up your own fresh produce at the traditional Forville Market, which is open every morning in the old town and sells fish, fruit, vegetables and flowers. A trip to Cannes isn’t complete without taking a stroll along La Croisette , Cannes’s seafront promenade, and checking out its famous designer boutiques.
How to Get There
Fantastic hotel and the room was sensational, highly recommend for location and fantastic staff service nothing was to much trouble, gorgeously set up for a historic building with the interior beautifully renovated and decorated. We will definitely return to this hotel
The Hotel Cavendish is a lovely hotel, in a very convenient location. We stopped there for one night during the firework festival and we thoroughly enjoyed staying here. The hotel has an art-deco feel and the rooms were nicely decorated. The breakfast was amazing, with lots of locally-sourced produce. The evening drinks were a very nice touch. In fact, I slightly regretted booking a restaurant so early, otherwise we could have stayed for the full two hours of drinks. If you are looking for a lovely, reasonably priced hotel that is not too far from the Croisette, then this is the hotel for you.
My son and me just spent a week at Le Cavendish hotel and we had an amazing time. The staff were so helpful and welcoming, especially Rita and Raouf, nothing was too much trouble and they made us feel very welcome and at home.
The breakfast was really lovely and had everything we could wish for, with homemade jams and Provençal honey, plus a daily delicious cake which was impossible to resist!
In the evenings there is a free bar which is a really good idea, where you can meet and chat with other guests and spend a little time before going out to dinner. I am already planning our next trip, I would really recommend this hotel. Enjoy!
Spent a week in this hotel at the end of July....all I can say is fantastic. After a recommendation from my brother myself and my partner were not disappointed, nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff. Room was more than adequate, lovely breakfast and open bar in the evening was a lovely touch. All in all a great hotel in a great location 5-10 minuet walk from the beach. Loved it so much already booked another trip.
We had a great stay here when in Cannes for 5 nights. It is perfectly located to get easily and quickly to the seafront & harbour. It is also only 5 minutes from the train station and small streets filled with cafes/restaurants.
The room was clean and typically French. All the staff were very friendly and helpful.
We loved the open bar feature which was used by many providing the opportunity for a great pre dinner treat.
Breakfast was available but at and additional charge of €20 so we chose to try local boulangeries/cafes instead. One just down the road was our favourite!
Thanks for a lovely stay we would 100% return!