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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Casino
  •  Eco friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Elegant Côte d'Azur crash pad just off La Croisette with a funky cocktail bar and private beach club

The Lowdown

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

Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d’Albion
38 Rue Des Serbes
Cannes, 06408 France

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1403 Reviews
Disgrace
Reviewed 5 days ago

My 82 yr old mother and Aunt arrived at this hotel on Monday. Unfortunately my aunt had a very bad fall and after spending a night in hospital has been confined to the bedroom. Finally today the hotel were able to move them to a room with a shower as the bath is so high they could not climb into it. The kettle does not work and neither does the phone for which they have sent an engineer twice with no positive outcome. They have been unable to go out to eat as my mother can not leave her and have had rely on the hotel food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other than croissants for breakfast they have been unable to eat the food as it has been so awful. They have paid for a full breakfast but are not allowed to bring anything to the room.This hotel has made no effort to help them. Staff are totally unhelpful !!

Great location, overall a very comfortable stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Le Gray d'Albion has a real classic hotel entrance and it's been done to a really high standard. For a building on the outside that says "slightly awkward bordering on trendy again 1980's", everything about the inside is fresh and modern.

The rooms are nicely done, super comfy beds and a decent work area and balcony too.

Le Gray d'Albion is in a great location for the Palais, beaches and bar and restaurants. If your here for business as well, the lobby bar area is great for meetings too.

Will stay again.

Well located in central Cannes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent breakfast and well located close to the shops and sea front in Cannes. Our room had a balcony with partial sea view. Staff are pleasant and friendly. They also have a private beach with a restaurant. Overall good value if you book on a deal. This is not a budget hotel and therefore all facilities are as you would expect, including an on site gym.

Refurbished two years ago, to a very high standard. Now excellent. Justified five star rating.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stay at this hotel, its a superb location In Cannes, it’s very well located two minutes walk from the main film festival hall, thats where’re the film 🎥 events are held every year in Cannes.

We’ve stayed in various hotels in Cannes over the past ten years, including the Carlton, but now the Gray Albion has now been fully refurbished its certainly as good, if not better than the famous Carlton hotel.

We had a superior room on the 8th floor over looking the gardens, the room was a good size and very well furnished, all you need for a comfortable ten day stay, we chose the breakfast 🍳 included option, and I must say it was the best ever breakfast we’ve ever experienced, as much as one could eat including as much smoked salmon as one could eat, they’ll even poached, or make you special omelets at special request, at no extra costs,

The staff could not be more helpful, nothing appears a problem to them, the hotel also has its own large car parking facilities, but it’s not cheap😮

If you’re looking for the best in Cannes, this is it, but it’s not cheap, as with all 4 star hotels in Cannes, double superior overlooking the garden will cost you just over £200 per night, if look 👀 on the internet you may find better deals at the same hotel, but be cautious of scammers🧐

Just a big thanks to all the staff who made our stay so fabulous, we certainly will visit this hotel again, highly recommend

Finally taxes in Cannes are expensive, so we tried Über, back to Nice airport, brilliant saved ourselves 35 💶. Well worth considering 🧐

Don’t forget you’ll be charged city taxes, on top of your final bill when leaving, about 38 Euro’s..

Paul W.

close to the cannes action
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed in this great hotel for The cannes film festival.5 minutes from the palais with an excellent breakfast service ,very good room service and a knowledgeable staff.The downstairs bar /coffee shop was well used for meetings and the concierge staff were helpful at all times.not too crowded and comfortable beds and views of the beaches.
a most enjoyable stay.