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
One of the most famous hotels in Cannes with great location next to everything. It’s very pricey when you consider it’s really very old hotel and not renovated properly. Breakfast is at 60 usd per person! You pay to rent a sun bed and umbrella at their private beach! You pay around 150 usd just for that.
It has a lively terrace and good food.
New room designs are stunning, sleek, some with black and white, like Dior. The hotel is the buzz of the Croisette, but this also means it can be noisy in the day and night, with music. This is also due to events held across the street. Get a room not in the building with the Boudoir, which is a new nightclub of the hotel, as there can be room vibration, pulsating noise. There is a lot on offer, including a modern, beach club with cool restaurant, Mykonos style. And Michelin star restaurant, and Fouget Brasserie. Majestic feels like the quintessential French Riveria, even more than Carlton or Martinez.
I absolutely love this hotel! You can’t go wrong with such a respectful staff. All of them know English. My favorite part was the guest relations. From the concierge to the reception to the valet, everyone was so nice and helpful. We didn’t know where to see and any good restaurants. They helped us so well. Especially the manager, I think her name was Caroline, so polite. She helped us get a taxi to the airport at last minute. Pierre the main hotel manager helped us out a lot as well. Thank you a lot Hotel Majestic!
Needs to be furbished is to old & not clean,the breakfast has a very small selection and there is no a la Carte,either you have all buffet or you have to sit outside at the bar.
Definitely not staying here again.
I stayed at this hotel during a business trip recently and felt very well taken care of. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the hotel is beautifully situated along La Croisette and the beach - which is ideal for a morning walk or run. Breakfast is enjoyably delicious and abundant and also available on the terrasse.
Would love to stay at Le Majestic again!