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
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- 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 is a great hotel with a very buzzy feel especially when the film festival is on. There are good Resturante and dinning options with an option to dine on the beach.
The wine and drinks list is exceptional with lots I very good wines and champagnes to choose from.
There is a good gym and facilities and the rooms are comfortable and very well equipped.
The service is good and I would recommend this hotel.
We recently returned from a 3 night stay here for my husbands birthday. I booked the hotel for its location and anemeties. We were not disappointed !
On arrival we were upgraded to a sea view suite, a welcome gift was sent to the room and the staff were extremely polite and courteous.
The room was fantastic, very traditional but comfortable and had everything you would need - the beds where extremely comfortable.
Breakfast was great , never overcrowded and you could order eggs how you liked every day which we did .
We went to the beach everyday, we booked a beach package so sun beds where included one day. We really didn’t mind paying for sun beds however perhaps guests should be offered preferential rates.
Beach restaurant was fabulous as was la petite mansion de nicole in the hotel . We ate there the Thursday evening and really enjoyed the live music they had on.
I would highly recommend this hotel and would definitely return.
To finish our small city, we chose this palace and frankly we do not regret it.
Everything is perfect, the setting, the staff, the suite (but what a beautiful siuite and the bathroom ...), the view, the restaurant and the breakfast ...
My wife and I had a dream the time of our short stay.
By the way the sauna and hamam are wonderful, enjoy the ...
Thank you to the whole team and again Bravo ....
After doing a lot of research in selecting the hotel for our stay, I was overjoyed with my selection. The hotel is beautiful and elegant in an unpretentious way. We were upgraded to a junior set and any concerns we had were addressed in a prompt and professional manner. The room was large and beautiful and extremely comfortable and the breakfast that was included was wonderful and could be eaten on the outdoor patio. The location of the hotel is fantastic and right across the street from the hotel's private beach club that has a great restaurant and lounge chairs. The hotel is very close to lots of great shopping and amazing restaurants. My only complaint would be that the hotel give guests a discounts on the lounge chair rentals at the beach club since the pool area is small since a lot of space is taken up by tables & chairs.
We had a wonderful stay at the hotel for our 30th wedding anniversary. We have been to the Riviera a few times but somehow never managed to stay here so we were glad we finally did. When we checked in we were given a room on the north-inside of the hotel, trouble was there is construction there and the noise was unbearable. We were told there was no construction at first which was quite odd. However, the building next door was torn down and a new luxury condo is being build (everyone else in Cannes seems to know that). It took a bit of a struggle to get through to get that though to the front desk to let them know we could not possibly stay in that room so finally they relented and gave us a fabulous room facing the sea. After that we had a wonderful stay. Definitely the place to stay when in Cannes and we would come back, especially when the building next door is finished. Great pool area as well.