Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes
What We Love
- A room or suite with water views in glittering Cannes, including breakfast and moreThe fabulous location, right on the seafront
- The panoramic views from the rooftop restaurant
- Using your discount on treatments at the spa
- Choosing between a room or a suite, both with more water views
What To Know
- It's a quick five-minute stroll to the Palais des Festivals et de Congres and Les Croisettes
- Guestrooms are on the small side
- On-site parking must be reserved ahead of time
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The location couldn’t be better at the five-star Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso in Cannes, an elegant edifice right on the seafront, overlooking the lively port. Step outside the hotel, and it’s only a five-minute stroll to the Palais des Festivals et de Congres and Les Croisettes. But stay here, and you’ll see what helped this TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Bronze-level stay also snag a Certificate of Excellence.
Signature colors of ivory and purple set a refined scene throughout, and your abode makes a perfect escape from all the bustle below, too. The adjoining Les Thermes des Marins Spa and Thalasso – with scores of treatments rooms, indoor and outdoor seawater pools and a sea-view Jacuzzi – is a reason for visiting in itself. And the height of luxury is the roof, where you’ll find a fabulous restaurant with a 360-degree view of the famous old harbor, sea and city.
Rooms and suites
Sea View Deluxe rooms have balcony views of the Med or the old harbor, and are painted in calming neutral shades. Thoughtful touches include light-therapy alarm clocks and Nespresso coffee machines. Mediterranean suites offer lovely separate living rooms.
The aptly named 360 restaurant on the roof has impressive views wherever you look, and signature dishes include whole sea bass cooked in a salt crust. There’s also Le Bio restaurant at the spa, offering healthy, Japanese-style fare by the pool.
Les Thermes Marins Spa and Thalasso certainly knows how to offer the best in pampering. There are 46 treatments rooms, a heated indoor and outdoor seawater swimming pool, a sauna, a Jacuzzi, a hammam and a multi-sensory shower.
The hotel is ideally located right on the seafront, a five-minute walk from the Palais des Festivals et de Congres, and next to the charming old quarter of Le Suquet, with its cobblestone streets, boutiques and cafés. It’s also right in front of the port, which is always packed with boats.
How to Get There
I would not be commenting should this hotel be a 3/4 star, however you expect a certain quality when it’s 5 star, which was simply not there. The hotel is very dated, the photos on the website do not correspond to the actual state of the hotel. The decor, carpet, and state of the finishing are dated/haphazardly fixed. Our room didn’t even have any outlets to plug phone in the main room.
The jacuzzi was luke warm.
Although I’m tempted to say this was the worst 5 star hotel I’ve stayed in. There are some positive aspects, such as the great breakfast, location and views. The friendly manager who let us have late checkout and gave us a voucher for a cocktail. Work needs to be done to be able to claim being a 5 star.
I attend a couple of major conferences/markets a year in Cannes. I have stayed at numerous hotels and apartments over a 25 + year span.
In recent years I have been coming back to Le Radisson Blu time and again.
It is situated at the far end of the old port with views of the boats docked and of the nearby Mediterranean. It is a lovely location with nearby coffee shops - Casa Italia serves a great continental breakfast!
The Radisson has a terrific patio bar on the roof - with spectacular views up and down the coast.
The staff are very friendly and professional - from the front desk to the guest relations manager, Jérome, to the very attentive housekeeping staff and bell captain team!
I always appreciate my stays here and will definitely be back!
Stayed 3 nights this weekend, and was disappointed with the actual location and distance to the sea compared to what is advertised. Pictures indicate a sea-view from the best rooms, but reality is that this only is partly available on the uppermost floors. Our room on the 2nd floor only had view to the palms. Positive is that we were able to switch to a 4th floor room on day 2. Also, the hotel is not on the beach or by the sea, as can be the impression from pictures. There is a road, at times quite noisy, in the front. Also, the lack of parking space obviously allows the management to pack in 4 cars at the front, hardly allowing people to walk in the door.
On the positive side, the staff is friendly and helpful. The 360 restaurant on the top-floor and terrace is also worth a visit. The afternoon and sunset on the terrace is beautiful in good weather!
All in all a bit overrated, in my opinion. 5 stars is misguiding, as 4 would be more appropriate.