Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2014 Best of the Best Winner: Best Looking Guests
- One of the best locations in Cannes: opposite the Palais des Festivals and right on La Croisette
- Glittering guestbook crammed full of prestigious patrons
What To Know
- Guests must pay an extra fee to use the hotel's private beach club
- Free access to the Spa Diane Barrière
- Free WiFi
- Reservations are recommended for La Petite Maison de Nicole
- Three glamorous dining spots
- Breakfast is an additional fee per day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Flanked by Gucci and Chopard, Majestic Barrière lives up to its stately moniker with an A-list location in the toniest town on the Côte d’Azur. This seven-story grande dame, built in 1926 as one of Cannes’s original palace hotels, sits right on La Croisette opposite the red-carpeted Palais des Festivals. Flashy sports cars line the leafy approach, and the lawn is cordoned off into neat see-and-be-seen spots where you can quaff champagne, take a dip in the heated pool, and people watch. The lobby is suitably grand, with chandeliers, gold pillars, plush velvet sofas, giant tapestries, bonsai trees, and Roman statues, while corridors are dotted with black-and-white prints of former film star guests. Guest rooms are equally refined, with palettes of cream and taupe and gilt-framed floral prints. There’s an outpost of iconic Parisian restaurant Fouquet’s, a glam bistro that dishes up fancy French classics like escargot and foie gras terrine. Dine in the monochrome restaurant, surrounded by photographs of French starlets, or alfresco on the terrace that spills out onto the front courtyard. La Petite Maison de Nicole has a more romantic vibe—billowy drapes, candlelit tables, wrought-iron furniture, and a focus on dishes from the French Riviera (such as pissaladière, a fancy pizza of sorts topped with anchovies). BFire by Mauro Colagreco, a new dining space, specialies in Italian and Argentinian flavors. The hotel’s private beach club, La Plage, (open all year; available for an extra fee) has a prime location just off La Croisette, and the jetty is lined with luxe lounge chairs overlooking the Mediterranean. There’s a free kids club (Le Studio by Petit VIP) throughout the summer and during school holidays, plus a casual lunch spot right on the sand. The Spa Diane Barrière is a mighty 4,843 square feet, split into restorative rooms equipped with color-therapy showers, hammams, and massage beds.
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 (who kitted out one of the Majestic’s penthouses) 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
This hotel is definitely an outstanding hotel in Cannes and makes for a great base
Outstanding location. Buffet breakfast that is bar none one of the best in the world
Cons-the only negative I can say is that we got an amazing rate not typical for this hotel and we had to change rooms 3 times. The manager handled it well but I felt they have 3 bad rooms and depending on your rate you could end up with one of those-and for a 5 star establishment they should have no rooms or service of this type
We will definitely be returning to this hotel-it also serves as a great base of you are visiting the south of France!!!
This hotel is very spacious and perfect coffee machine in the room. We don't need to go out to find a good coffee during the staying. Its location is very convenient to walk around, so we enjoy the marina sunset also. It's a wonderful staying here.
This hotel was our base hotel for the second half of our trip to the French Riviera. while in St. Tropez, we stayed in a boutique hotel. This was a massive grand hotel right in the thick of things. You could walk to all the luxury shops as well as dining and other shops. This hotel was convenient to everything. It was only a 5 min walk to the train station as well as old town area. I booked this hotel using the Amex fine hotels and resorts program. We got the upgrade and stayed in a Junior suite. The room was very nice. It was clean and modern. The floorplan of it was a little odd in that the toilet area was in the front hallway of the room and the shower area with sinks were The floorplan of it was a little odd in that the toilet area was in the front hallway of the room and the shower area with sinks was in the back part of the room. You also had to walk through to restaurant bar areas to get to the elevators for the rooms. We found that to be hectic at times and quite odd like you were walking through the restaurant. When we checked in we had Quinton at the front desk and he was great. He showed us to our room and told us about the hotel. Thiery was very helpful at the concierge desk with dining reservations and a host of helpful information. At this time of year it wasn’t very hot there so we didn’t get an opportunity to utilize the pool area. Breakfast in the morning was quite hectic and I am still on sure of how it was supposed to actually work. They left us a note the first couple days saying that we could order room service at no delivery charge to avoid the crowds. However we went down for breakfast for all the days which may have been a mistake. I found the food offerings to just be OK. It was hard to get service and a lot of things you had to do yourself. They were out of croissants the last breakfast morning. We got it no charge with the Amex offering so no real complaints. Overall I really enjoyed this hotel. If I were to return to Cannes, I would look to stay here again.
Great hotel on the Croisette with beautiful and well equipped rooms. New interior and bath rooms. The service at the check in was weak and we had to wait until 17:00 o’clock to get our rooms. The rest had been fully ok and good value for money for Cannes. Hope they will improve the check in and check out service.
We know the south of France very well and the opportunity to stay at the Barriere Le Majestic arose so we had a short break of 5 days in early May.
The moment we arrived we were aware of the elegance and luxury of the hotel but particularly the warmth and professionalism of all the staff.
We did not eat at the hotel, apart from breakfast which was excellent, and the complimentary Champagne starts the day perfectly!
There is a pool area at the hotel but we preferred to cross the road and avail ourselves of the Beach Club facility where there are lovely beds and an excellent restaurant for lunch and snacks.
We were blessed with lovely weather during our stay, which undoubtedly adds to the feel of any place, but shall return again when we have the opportunity.