What We Love
- The hotel’s funky design sensibility, which is a departure from many old-school Cannes properties
- Some rooms are adorned with cheeky portraits of starlets like Brigitte Bardot and Marilyn Monroe
- Luxe touches like L’Occitane bath products and afternoon tea on the veranda
- READ MORE: How to see Cannes on a budget
What To Know
- The hotel is located across from the Cannes train station, making it handy for those who wish to explore the Cote d’Azur without a car
- Hotel Colette is well located for film-festival events
- It’s a five-minute walk to the beach
- Basic rooms are tidy but relatively small in size; book a “Prestige” room or the Junior Suite if you’d like to spread out
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In a town thronged by moguls and hangers-on during the Cannes Film Festival, it’s refreshing to find a property that doesn’t take it all so seriously. Beginning with the playful red neon sign that beckons guests inside to a welcoming reception area complete with pet goldfish, Hotel Colette reminds its patrons to pause and relax between power lunches and premieres. When they’re ready to get to work, there’s WiFi and plenty of nooks for wheeling and dealing. For those here simply for play, all the better.
In the Area
Stop in at the Chanel shop and buy a bottle of Chanel No. 5, the scent that was born from a meeting in Cannes. Or, imagine you’re a Bond villain at La Croisette Casino. Feel like something a tad more low-key? Explore the sleepy villages of the Riviera as you follow in the footsteps of Picasso and F. Scott Fitzgerald in Antibes and Juan les Pins.
How to Get There
Hotel was in a very good location, bus and train station opposite. Bars and restaurants close by. I loved this hotel we got upgraded which was a lovely surprise. The staff are lovely and friendly. Rooms very very clean and spacious. There was plenty of choice for breakfast catering for everybody and was constantly being refilled. Would definately go back too! Thank you for an enjoyable stay.
Conveniently located opposite bus and train station. Quite basic really but adequate as not spending much time in there. With 3 persons in the deluxe room, the extra bed was a fold up bed. View was across the station so can get traffic noise. Close to shopping area and easy reach to the promenade, old town and food market. We had a complimentary continental breakfast which was a nice touch. Tea is provided between 2 -8pm but we rarely found enough water or facilities. Map available at reception who can advise places to see. Trains were haphazard as strike on then no service on Sunday.
You can get there using the bus 210 from the airport (€22 one way/€33 return). We found out from locals that the 200 takes you to/from Parc Phoenix but you have to change to a team to get to/from airport but it’s much cheaper at €1.50 all in.
As a birthday treat by my daughter who booked a weekend away and choose this lovely boutique hotel. The staff are very accommodating, and we both received a warm welcome. The rooms were clean and our slept very comfortable. There is a mini bar in your room. Breakfast was excellent a wide choice. When I return back this would definitely be the hotel that I would booking.