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
For the past eight years we stayed at the Majestic Barriere and each year we believed it could not get any better. This year was no exception. The attention to detail to ensure our stay was memorable was faultless. We were informed the room had been refurbished, and was even more luxurious with a wonderful sea-view, The breakfast and the serving staff were magnificent. The complimentary sauna etc. was lovely and near the outdoor pool, sufficient sunbeds, with sun-hats and sunglasses available. The location of Cannes with it's beautiful climate at this time of year (September) is impeccable.We noticed upgrades were taking place at La Croisette promenade to enhance the elegance and sophistication for all to see which did not deter this special place we visited.
Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights last month and loved it!
Booked a B&B desk via Voyage Privé and albeit not cheap it is definetly worth it when in Cannes!
Nice large bedroom immaculate albeit a small bathroom with shower over bath! which I don’t like but it is an old hotel!
We did not eat at the hotel apart from breakfast which was excellent and the complimentary Champagne starts the day perfectly!
Fantastic location on the front very near marina and a short stroll along to the many bars and restaurants for people watching. The old town very close as us the main shopping street.
Yes food and drink very expensive in the hotel but that’s to be expected. Glamorous clientele adorned head to toe in designer ware and cars to match outside. It’s 10 minute stroll to train station which we used to travel from Nice.
I regret not eating at the beach club restaurant it looked fabulous maybe next time!
I had several meetings at this hotel in suites and in the lobby during a conference. The hotel's decor is ft for a 1970's themed party, marble and smoked glass, so keep that in mind. The main benefit of the hotel is that it is 4 minutes away from the Palais de Congres
Classic hotel with spacious , comfortable rooms , with beach service and private boat for water sports. Great breakfast and good service. Walking distance from old town and restaurants. Recommended if traveling on business.
Ideally situated on the promenade des anglais fully equipped with a great fitness
Great staff very friendly and professional a real client experience
Great breakfast buffet just a bit expensive 44€ when you already pay 560€ a night
Special thanks to the housekeeper discreet friendly and pro