Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d’Albion
What We Love
- Top spot for shopping, with easy access to the high street (Rue d'Antibes) and haute couture (La Croisette)
- One of the best private beach clubs in Cannes, with tons of watersports on offer from the jetty
What To Know
- Guests must pay an extra fee to use the hotel's private beach and club, open April through October (sunbeds and parasols are available for rent)
- Terrasse du Gray, their newest restaurant, is open for dinner in-season and for lunch and dinner during festivals and conferences
- Breakfast is an additional fee per day
- Guests will be charged for use of the hotel's public parking lot
- Free WIFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Gray d’Albion bridges the gap between the showy palace hotels that line La Croisette and the more down-to-earth digs off hip high street thoroughfare Rue d’Antibes. The vibe in the lobby is ritzy retro, with shag pile rugs, glass light installations, and Dalí-esque red velvet chairs that look like giant rose petals. Sister hotel to Majestic Barrière, this four-star property is more laid-back luxe than over-the-top opulence, but it still knows how to roll out the red carpet. Clean-lined guest rooms feature comfy beds topped with nude suede throws, Philippe Starck–style plexiglass chairs and lamps, and embossed sheet-metal artwork on the walls. Classic Rooms overlook the city; upgrade to a Superior for a balcony with a canopy that can be lowered for shade. Jane’s Bar, a clubby cocktail spot just off the lobby. It’s a quirky mishmash of styles, from hipster (bar stools fashioned out of retro bike seats) to hippie (mirrored ceilings). Relax on the sand at Gray d’Albion’s new-look beach club (an extra fee for guests), which feels elegant with touches of bohemian-chic. It’s considered one of the best on the strip for its Mediterranean restaurant and activities offered from the jetty including waterskiing, scuba diving, and banana boats.
In the Area
Pose and people watch along Cannes’s famous seafront boulevard La Croisette and gawk at the superyachts that fill the harbors. Public beaches bookend the strip, but most of it has been given over to private clubs that demand pricey day charges. All of the big-name designers have boutiques along La Croisette, from Dior to Dolce & Gabbana. Head to Rue d’Antibes to shop the best of the French high street (Petit Bateau, Blanc Bleu, Comptoir des Cotonniers). Wander the cobbled lanes of the old quarter, Le Suquet, and head up to the clock tower to scan the skyline. If you can’t snag an invite onto a megayacht, board one of the small ferries that depart from the old port and sail across to Ile Saint-Honorat, a gorgeous island inhabited by 25 Cistercian monks; the monastery has been making wine from the island’s grapes since the Middle Ages. Nice is just 30 minutes away by train (via an excellent route that cuts along the coastline), and you can reach Monaco in about an hour.
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What can I said this is a very good hotel with friendly staff that really made us feel welcome.
We had a great room with a good view and the food was very good
I would always tell people how good this hotel is it not to be missed
This is a great hotel, recently renovated with modern furniture and amenities. Yes, it is located off the Croisette, but you walk anywhere anyway. The bed is ridiculously big even for 2 adults. The breakfast buffet is basic, but the menu is the same every day... I’d like the option to variate my nutrition over a week’s stay. They also have a beach side restaurant - Gray d’Albion Plage which is great for lunches, though the beach is not in the best shape.
However, my personal favorite part of my stay was Olivier - the Concierge. We clicked from the first moment. He happened to be in the lobby almost every day and always gave me great directions. On the first night he even escorted me via a shortcut to my event. Then, on my birthday along with his team, he sent me a little gift to my room - which is a beautiful display of genuine hospitality and remarkable Concierge service, but what baffled me is the fact that I was actually looking for this little item which happened to show up in my room. Merci!
It is a nice clean near the Sea hotel 👍 food very good location very good beach very nice. Reception nice people. Room service very good. I recommended I think it's better to go and summertime so was it will be lovely
It was our honeymoon so we got upgraded!
spacious room and very clean with balcony!
it should be a five stars hotels !Great location, Good price,Good service,has a beach,room has balcony Always stay here before and after flights to
I just want to thank your amazing concierge team, Herve, Olivier, the guys who always helps us with our luggage and greets us (sorry forgot his name) and Gabriel. We stayed in your hotel for 5 days and went to paris. We will be flying to Nice on the way back. Since we have two big suitcases, we asked the concierge if they could help us with luggage storage. Olivier and Herve were so kind and hospitablr and helped us with the best possible solution. To keep the bag with them and then on our return, let them know 15 mins before arriving Cannes so one of their bellmen could take it to the train station. We were informed before we left Cannes by Gabriel that he will be on duty on the day and time of our return. And lo and behold, he was waiting for us with our luggage and a big smile on his face and a warm welcome at train station when we got back. He helped us load our luggage on the train and said goodbye. We are very very thankful to him!! He is one of the reasons why our visit to Cannes and our stay at your beautiful property is one of the most memorable. He deserves a recognition!! Your housekeeping staff is amazing too!! They are very creative and very engaging. We will be back!! Kudos to all your staff!!