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.
How to Get There
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.
Stayed twice over a 10 day period. First stay, company financed, so went economy with town view. Lots to look at in busy street. Second stay, holiday, so Superior room overlooking Marina, with fabulous views.
Location could not be better. Fabulous restaurants on same street.
All the staff are just great. Unfair just to name Natale and Laura on front desk, but their service is superb. Nothing to much trouble. I shall return.
As a recent competitor in the annual classic yacht regatta, I stayed at the Splendid. It was perfection. The rooms are fully air conditioned, and mine had a stunning view on the port. All necessary conveniences, not least excellent WiFi.
The front desk staff helped me with choosing restaurants and making travel arrangements. The property has been in the same family for decades, and the lady proprietor still oversees the good breakfast buffet. No bar or restaurant; but as Cannes is so full of these, there is no need.
Price-wise, under the palaces right on the movie-star studded Croisette. Best place for sailors and business travelers, as it is near docks and the convention hall.
This a quaint quintessential hotel in the city center occros from the main port of Cannes. The location is great and central to all areas. The room was just the rite, we had a sea view wishing I strongly recommend. The staff was helpful and friendly into check out when we felt rushed. This is an excellent value. They offer towels for the beach!
Tip: Splendid offers a cooperation with several beach clubs and we chose Bella Plage which was superior to another which we left promptly.