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
Once again we had a lovely stay at our favorite hotel in Cannes. The staff, the location, the atmosphere - it all adds up to a really good experience. Would reccomend this hotel at any time. We will be back!
I very nice hotel with very pleasant staff , the bar area is very nice with a great selection of champagnes and cocktails, the rooms are quite small but very pleasant and comfortable beds , location is fantastic
It was our second stay at the Hotel. I had mentioned that my husband and I were celebrating our 50 th anniversary in Cannes and preferred a high floor, quiet room. We arrived to learn that we were upgraded to a high floor sea view room. Once we settled in the room we were treated to champagne and a delicious cake. We loved the spa and gym. The location is perfect, near restaurants and The Croisette. The breakfast was included and it is healthy and delicious. We plan to return next year.
I decided to take my wife to Cannes for a ‘special birthday’ treat and we were both thrilled with my choice of the Majestic. We loved it and my wife was made to feel so special by the charming staff. Our room was spacious. The bed very comfortable and an impressive bathroom. The breakfast was excellent. What was also pleasing that that we did not feel swamped by conference delegates. Highly recommended.
Me and my husdand come in as part of out mini moon. It was the worst hotel we had the misforunte to stay at. We stay two night here. It was prepaid otherwise I would have let early to be honest.
When we arrived they lost of booking, ever though I had confirmed with the central reseration about our booking! Entered the book into there system wrong which follow us around the entiry stay.
Come down to breakfast the next day and was told to was not part of our stay. I was told it would be sorted, however we had to talk to reception ourselves, and they reluctantly agreed it was part of stay and we would not be charged the €44 per person. After all of the issue we left to spend the day in Nice. ( My advice stay in Nice it much nicer).
When it come to checking out, they still tried to charge for breakfast the frist morning! We managed to get to sorted. However the apology for all the issues was the terrible. I ever experenced anything like it to be honest. They did not take any rresponsibility of all of it.
Then to top if off, the reception did not used the preauthorisation of €200 for the city tax. It took another 10 for that to clear.