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
The service is very warm. Even though my room allocation was delayed by 45 minutes, Receptionist had handled it well. The room is spacious and cozy and done in a Neo classical style. Location is fantastic as my purpose of the visit is to attend the ILTM and the venue is just 3 minutes by walk. Food at the restaurant is good and the service is exceptional.
We returned after a year and were remembered by the staff, who were amazing. We had a sea view room which was very special. And when we had the one issue, it was resolved promptly, efficiently and to our satisfaction.
The sea view is definitely worth it. And the breakfast - well its the best. Stephane was always at hand ready to open a new bottle of champagne.
We shall be returning.
We were warmly welcomed at the hotel with a free upgrade by a very attentive and professional member of the reception team, Isabelle.
The room was fantastic, from the exceptionally comfy bed, to the beautiful sheets and the luxurious furnishings.
The breakfast, albeit expensive continued to express with beautiful quality ingredients and excellent service. I would rank the Majestic as one of the best hotels in the world.
My daughter and I stayed here in August as a late birthday present for her. We got a great deal for a week which included a great breakfast. The breakfast had a large range of foods including excellent omelettes and champagne!
Our first room was huge and spotless with tea and coffee facilities and plenty of toiletries in the bathroom. The toiletries are replaced when you need them.
As we wanted a balcony our next room was a lot smaller, but we had a great view of the sea. We were allowed to view the room first before making a decision to change.
The best thing about the holiday was the staff. Everyone was lovely and made us feel very welcome. The receptionist was an amazing lady who made our stay very special. I would love to one day stay here again.
Thankfully we got a deal from Hotels.com as this time of the year in Cannes, the exhibition season was if full flow.
We did not avail ourselves of the hotel's facilities due to the above average cost but the room, attentive service and staff were beyond reproach.