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
Well what can I say about my stay at Hotel Le Cavendish? It was possibly one of the most lovely experiences I have had in a boutique hotel for quite some time. Everyone from the manager to the cleaning staff treat you like family and it is just so lovely to come home each day to a team like this. The elevator is 100 years old and feels so French. After all the showmanship that happens down the beach (which is just a lovely walk away) it is so nice to come home to some authenticity and homely style. I have been recommending it to all my friends that travel for MIPCOM and the like and quite honestly, you can keep your 5 Star expense accounts - nothing beats a hotel that has some charm and personality. Loved every minute of it.
We would just like to thank All the staff for a very welcome stay from start to finish they could not do enough for you
Rooms very nice breakfast very nice
But hey what a great feature a FREE BAR every evening between 6.30-830
Thanks again hopefully one day we will. E back
John & Susan Nolan.
This is a wonderful hotel-great location close to shops & restaurants on Rue d'Antibes, La Croisette and Rue Meynadier. Beautifully appointed rooms, luxe linens and classic French style. Very clean. The staff is incredibly warm and helpful. They went above and beyond to accommodate our requests, provide advice on local activities and even sent someone down the street to run an errand for us the morning of our departure. Some boutique hotels do no live up to their star level, but this one certainly does! Looking forward to a return trip.
This hotel is a little gem, the location is fantastic very close to everything. The staff were amazing they could not have offered a better service. Very friendly and informative.
The breakfast was lovely, just the right amount of choice and the free bar in the evening between 6.30 - 8.30pm was a super start to every evening.
I would defiantly stay at this hotel again, we received a 5* service!
My only negative comments would be that there are no English TV channels about from BBC world news and the pillows are so soft your head disappears.
Beautiful boutique hotel with many of the original features preserved. The staff are SO helpful and polite, cannot praise them enough. Made us feel comfortable from the moment we walked through the door. The free drinks for hotel guests in the evening is such a nice touch, and the breakfast is delicious (loads of options for bread, pastries, cereals, fruit, homemade preserves, cakes, cheese, meats...).
Room was spotless, cold still & sparkling water replenished daily at no extra charge, in glass water bottles so no plastic waste (thumbs up). Really good tasting tea bags as well (which the English traveller always appreciates...). And because we stayed over 3 nights before the end of September, we had the complimentary beach access which was a veeeery welcome addition.
5 mins walk to the central train station and 10 mins to the beach one way, 10 mins to the old town the other way. Food & drink in the surrounding areas is brilliant - you can find something for every budget. We also went to the restaurant the hotel recommended by the harbour and it was exceptional.
Absolutely brilliant trip made special by this hotel. Thanks to all at the Cavendish!