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
We managed to have 4 nights escape in Cannes this September. We just loved it. The hotel is beautiful, well situated and the staff was extremely helpful. Especially Veronica at the reception/concierege gave us great tips, did bookings at various restaurants and generally was delightful. However, we enjoyed interacting with everyone from the staff.
We were leaving early in the morning and the team prepared a packed breakfast and offered to make us hot drinks to go.
Breakfast was amazing and highlight of the day. We also enjoyed the private beach with a delicious restaurant.
Evening complimentary wine tastings are really nice touch.
Finally, given the smaller size of the hotel we felt very private during our stay.
We will definitely be back.
We arrived in Cannes at the end of the afternoon and we had forgotten to reserve a parking space at the hotel and when we arrived it was full, we had to search for more than an hour a place to park,
The entrance to the hotel is by the boulevard and it is not very welcoming, the staff was really welcoming!
Our room was a good size but the air conditioning was really noisy and we could hear what was happening in the adjoining rooms,
we were disappointed with our stay in this noisy hotel!
Where to start.. from the warm welcome at the front desk on entering the hotel, to the charming and lovingly maintained 100 year old lift, to the spacious and immaculate rooms with lovely cast iron balconies - we couldn't have felt more at home or catered for! Nothing was too much trouble, in particular for Rauf (slightly concerned i've spelt his name wrong!) to Saya and Tatiana, they are so genuine, gentle and hardworking - this made the stay for us. The location was fantastic minutes from everything, including trains, the harbour, restaurants and the beautiful boulevards. I look forward to visiting again and hope to see the same faces at the hotel. Thank you for making it such a special stay x