What We Love
- Free daily cocktail hour between 6 and 8 p.m.
- With just 11 rooms, the hotel feels like an exclusive hideaway
- Stellar service — your breakfast can be served in-room, and the friendly concierge’s suggestions are authentic
- The hotel has a private beach on the Croisette, a 10-minute walk away
- READ MORE: How to see Cannes on a budget
What To Know
- Although the hotel is on a busy thoroughfare, there’s no street noise
- It's a 10-minute stroll to the Croisette
- The spa has one treatment room; be sure to book at least 24 hours ahead
- Free WiFi
- A city tax of approximately $1 per person, per night, will be collected by the property at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Villa Garbo, on tony Boulevard d’Alsace in the heart of Cannes, puts all that’s sought-after on the Riviera — Beach! Sand! Beautiful people! — at your fingertips. Just a 10-minute walk from the Croisette, the city’s seafront promenade filled with restaurants and shops, the hotel puts people watching and prosecco sipping within easy reach. The original 1884 exterior evokes a Renaissance mansion, and the interiors are done in muted tones with Edwardian-style furnishings. The entrance is through a private locked gate, and the lobby feels more like a living room than something you’d see in a hotel.
Bed and Bath
With just 11 guestrooms (no more than three to a floor), the hotel is quiet and intimate. Spacious and inviting, the rooms feel like apartments, with kitchenettes, full sofas and separate, carpeted bedrooms. Bright colors match the sunlight that streams in from the sunny Cote d’Azur: oranges, pinks and purples, offset by muted furniture and flooring.
Meet fellow guests in the cozy lounge during the morning breakfast hour or the evening cocktail hour — both are a good time to chat up the knowing concierge for dinner or sightseeing recommendations. Elsewhere, there’s a small fitness center, spa and screening room. But we suggest you head down to the beach to catch some rays — and stay on the lookout for a movie star or two.
In the Area
Cannes has no shortage of flash restaurants, but for good home cooking without the pretense (or the sticker shock), try La Brouette de Grand-Mère. The roast quail is the house specialty. Arrive early to avoid the lines at Astoux & Brun, a Croisette stalwart serving just-caught mussels, oysters and prawns since 1953. Every May the world’s cinema gods descend on Cannes for the annual film festival, the world’s largest international movie event. Even if you’re not in town for the 12-day star-studded showcase, the red carpet stays out year-round, so be sure to strike a pose.
How to Get There
very nice flat ,
I came for a congress in Cannes,
I found the price really high to just sleep, because during the day I was working outside,
in October no need for air conditioning, just open the window except that this hotel is impossible because too much traffic noise!
I am indeed responsible I should have looked on googgle map or just look at the address of this hotel!
The disadvantage of a small hotel is that you never see other guests but only the front desk staff, I find it boring,
I was disappointed by this flat hotel
Perfect location, brilliant service, immaculate in every way. Definitely coming back. When it comes to reviews, sometimes less is more, so I will leave it at that. Except that TA forces me to write 200 characters!
My wife and I recently stayed at this lovely hotel and had a wonderful time. Our deluxe suite was very comfortable and the staff/management were friendly and helpful and made every effort to ensure that we had a great long weekend in Cannes. Highly recommended.