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.
How to Get There
I stayed there during a confrence in Cannes and every single thing about this hotel is 100% I will recomend it to everybody. The stay was relaxing and luxourius. The good was really good and helpful staff
Recommend this hotel. Great service, great rooms. Staff very friendly and helpful. Hotel clean and rooms well equipped. Breakfast was nice and the atmosphere relaxing through our hole stay. Will come back one day!
Stayed at the hotel for 3 nights from Monday 21st to Thursday 24th October.
The bedroom was clean, bed was large and comfy and bathroom was a little small but functional. There is some noise during the night if you have a front facing room.
Breakfast was excellent.