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
Overall great place with one disaster area. Definitely great location and very nice decor. Front desk top notch, great work organization, very pleasant and friendly staff. Thank you for nice upgrade😉 As expected, excellent concierge team with great knowledge and recommendations. Hotel has decent a good gym and nice pool. Pool staff very friendly and well organized. Bartenders great. Thank you Oleg, for lesson about French orgin of Pastis😊
Now little bit about “disaster area” – breakfast, through my travels and I happen to travel a lot, I have never seen such of lack of organization during breakfast especially in hotel that claims to be on of the top establishments. People running without rhyme or reason, tables are not cleaned, empty plates are not taken, 45 minutes wait to get special orders (oatmeal or eggs). If you come to breakfast past 9AM be prepared for significant frustration level and waiting times that are unacceptable. I understand they place was fully booked but that shouldn’t be a surprised during summer time, I recommend to visit some of the top Dubai hotels during their high season to see and learn how breakfast should be managed.
I will still come again next year bc good things did outweigh breakfast disaster but I hope someone looks into logistics of morning meal and makes some serious changes, current situation is unacceptable for nice hotel like this
Hotel Majestic Barrière de Cannes
There's no other place that I'd rather be than in this splendid place. The few days I spent there were unforgettable, like a sweet dream. Everything was perfect. An excellent service provided by the delightful staff. Old or young you're always welcomed with a big warm,like you are home with an extra care for the children and the unusual thing that I noticed was the general director of the hotel who comes along every morning and play with the children and makes them happy in a way that you can see stars in there eyes. Delecious meals, a wonderful spot on the beach with a high quality restaurant, a relaxing and quiet morning by the pool with a fit for king breakfast without forgetting the tasteful hot choclate. I want to thank them infinitely for spending one of the best days of my life there.
We are spending 6 nights at this hotel for a family holiday
They say that they are a 5 star hotel. Sadly I would disagree
Their staff are charming but there are not enough and as a result the service in their restaurants is appalling
We have just spent 300 euros on a meal at Fouquets restaurant in the hotel and eventually I had to go and ask our waitress for our bill. Having signed the bill and left the restaurant another waitress rushed after us asking me to sign our bill which I had already signed a few minutes before.
Whilst the meal did not represent value for money it was very good food.
The hotel is tired and does not deserve a 5 star rating
What a debate it was, the newly renovated Martinez vs the Majestic.
At the end we decided to go with the known and booked a terrace junior suite with ocean front views.
As we paid with Amex we got all the Amex benefits and we also got upgraded to a one bedroom terrace suite ocean front.....
The room was stunning with a big terrace overlooking the pool and ocean.
Service was amazing as always start to end, you are really really being treated as royalty.
The attention to small details is above and beyond.
We went to visit the Martinez and you cannot compare it to the Majestic, they did a nice job with the renovations BUT the restrooms weren't clean at all !! Papers on the floor all over, this would never happen by the Majestic.
The vibe was a Miami luxury hotel wannabe.
I did it again and I booked the perfect summer vacation.
See you next year Majestic, I miss you already.
Barriere le Majestic is truly luxury hotel, with supper professional staff, with great trainings. Nothing went wrong in this place , everything smooth and top experience. This is not my first time in this hotel, and I will be staying here in my next visit to Cannes too, as Le Majestic is the best....