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
The Cavendish is really the definition of a boutique hotel. Small, beautiful old building with tons of character. What sets the place apart is the people who work there. I had some unusual circumstances arise on my visit, and the staff and management were friendly and helpful in every possible way. I sincerely thanked them upon leaving, and offer the same praise for them with this note.
Stayed for 4 nights. Free drinks from 6.30 - 8pm each evening. Looked after very well by Raouf. Beautiful bedrooms. Daily water provided in room. Quaint old elevator. Great location for old town and promenade. Many thanks to all the staff for a great stay.
This is our 2nd visit to this hotel and another perfect weekend. Such a friendly and welcoming hotel. The happy hour is great and all the guests are friendly, can’t remember his name but the guy who works during happy hour is so welcoming and attentive! Can’t fault a thing..... we are even returning in August with our son’s age 17 & 20! Can’t wait to return.
This beautiful boutique hotel is simply stunning in every way from the excellent staff,gorgeous room and perfect location to discover Cannes,5 minutes walk from bus/train station and the beautiful le croisette seafront with lots of fabulous designer shops ,restaurants and fantastic harbour.monaco is an hour on the train and a relaxing journey along the beautiful coastline.If you are thinking of visiting Cannes you have to stay at the cavendish you will not be disappointed it is perfect and we will definitely be back.
We were recommended to stay here by friends who told us about the amazing free drinks trolley between 6.30 and 8.30 every night ! yep u read it right BUT the best thing about this place is the staff. they treat you so well make recommendations for dinner and nothing's too much trouble.
We were upgraded and given welcome drinks on arrival as it was a trip for our anniversary. Will definitely come back when in Cannes