What We Love
- A glamorous four-star hotel on the French Riviera – includes breakfast and a welcome cocktailThe hotel's grand, ornate architecture – it’s a real Belle Époque gem
- Staying right in the center of this sun-soaked town, overlooking the harbor
- Having breakfast on the terrace and gazing out to the iconic Palais des Festivals
What To Know
- The hotel is well-situated just blocks from the public beach and a 5-minute walk from the train which runs to Montecarlo and Nice
- Some guestrooms experience more street noise than others
- Free WiFi can be hit or miss
Splendid by name and splendid by nature, the Belle Époque-style Hotel Splendid, on the Cannes waterfront, overlooks the yacht harbor and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Needless to say, you’ll be joining the high rollers with a stay here. Start your days with breakfast in the Offenbach Lounge or, better yet, on the terrace, with views across the harbor to the world-famous Palais des Festivals, host of the city’s seminal film festival.
The historic hotel, located on the iconic Croisette boulevard, dates back to 1871. Thankfully, the blockbuster view over the harbor hasn’t changed, so Hotel Splendid still boasts Cannes’ best views. What’s more, it’s just steps away from the beautiful waters and stunning beaches of the city. If retail therapy is your preferred method for unwinding, you’re in the right place; there’s a plethora of luxury shops here, too, just waiting to be perused.
Good to know
Please note that a city tax of €1.80 per person, per night is payable directly to the hotel upon check-out.
Superior rooms come with a view out over the azure sea. Each room features an inviting color palette and charming décor that typifies the South of France.
Breakfast is served buffet-style, with a wide range of pastries and cooked dishes available, either in the lounge or on the sun terrace facing the Palais des Festivals. Outside the hotel, Cannes is bursting at the seams with restaurants and bars, both along the waterfront and in the shopping streets behind the hotel, so you won’t have much difficulty finding top-notch French cuisine nearby.
Cannes is a glamorous resort town on the French Riviera. Hotel Splendid overlooks the city’s famous harbor and is just steps from the Palais des Festivals and Promenade de la Croisette, which runs along the waterfront. The city’s stunning beaches are also nearby, and the center of town lies just behind the hotel, where shopping enthusiasts will no doubt spend most of their time.
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We have stayed here numerous times over the years and I always enjoy my stay. For this year's France trip we rented a house and unfortunately, the owner did not show up to let us in on our first day. We called the Splendid and we were very lucky they had a room on a Saturday during MIDEM. We ended up with a king bed room overlooking the marina for a ridiculously affordable price. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The beds are wonderfully comfortable and it was just what we needed after a very stressful day. Because of its comfortable rooms and great location the Splendid is always my first choice when in Cannes. It's also nice that it is locally owned and not a chain. You really feel like your business matters.
wouww sitting watching life going on in the street. And Laura from the reception emailed me today, and said she wrongly had overcharged my bill with 60 euro, and will return the money to my account. Thanks Laura. You are the hero of my day....
Picked this hotel because of the location but obviously the price too; 74 euros for a Friday night in Cannes ? great deal to be honest. The hotel is very old but has it charm; There is no entrance at the front of the hotel since the owner has rented the whole place to restaurants, you therefore have to enter from the back; the lobby is small, one elevator but the staff were very nice & friendly; the room had a decent view, a kitchenette but the bed & mattress were poor. There are no parking so you have to walk 10mn to park your car and it will cost you 25 euros for 24hr. Overall, was it Splendid ? hhumm..if you are looking for a great location, a great deal YES, otherwise go elsewhere.
We had a very pleasant stay in this very popular and probably historic hotel which is sited in front of the port and gives you from your room a wonderful view.
The beach is across the street and you’re right in meedle of everything.
Will come back!
Close to the Croisette and port and within minutes of all the attractions. For me, it lacked a bar or public areas to lounge in. There is a small reception area with seats. The room was small, as was the bed but the room was well equipped and cleaned on a daily basis. The bathroom was a reasonable size with good range of quality toiletries. A bar and restaurant would have completed the appeal of this hotel but overall, it was not a bad choice, given the price.