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
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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
- 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
Excellent location 1 road back from the Croisette in Cannes, great for families and absolutely amazing service. family owned this place has chic, professional but friendly family atmosphere. Thanks Johann for making our stay so great!
This place was beautiful with a great location and relatively reasonable price. A few short minutes to the beach and la Croisette. Staff was super friendly and service was great, complementary breakfast actually very good and we ended up eating in each morning before our day, happy hour is also a nice touch. There is a grocery store close by if you’re inclined to cook as there was a full kitchen in our room.
Cute clean boutique hotel, would go back.
This is our third time in Cannes,
We love the villa Garbo and the staff here.
We could maybe pay more expensive at the fancy 5 stars on front but there is no point as the service and room quality from villa Garbo is second to none
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We also parked our car here.
Yohan makes the best omelet too, and speaks amazing English and has so much knowledge.
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We used Car is day time for beach’s out of the way and to visit nice and Antibes,
Walked in evenings to restaurants
We booked Villa Garbo last minute on Secret Escapes and it certainly did not disappoint.
From the moment we arrived we were greeted, bags taken from us and presented with a glass of wine each which went down very well after a morning of travelling.
The check in was very easy and the man hosting ( I am so sorry I cannot remember his name) was very welcoming and helpful. He showed us to our room which was a deluxe suite and it was beautiful, very clean and spacious and definitely exceeded our expectations!
He then came up and delivered a bottle of wine to our room which was another nice touch and was very appreciated.
The hotel offers an open bar between 6-8pm, with a selection of drinks and snacks which was excellent too!
Breakfast was splendid, a nice choice of continental options and cooked to order eggs as well, again brilliant service! The owner of the hotel went around both mornings we were there to speak with ya and check in with the rest of the guests and he genuinely cared about everyone. Coming from a hospitality background I found this fantastic and just added to the amazing service we had received throughout our stay!
Location is fantastic too, everything is within walking distance.
If you want a stay with a little bit of luxury, great location and probably the best service I have ever received in a hotel then Villa Garbo is a must!
Thank you to the whole team, I hope to stay again on my next visit to Cannes! :)
This is a fantastic family run hotel. We couldn’t have picked a better hotel. The service was amazing and the family were so helpful and knowledgeable that it made our stay so much nicer.
We travelled last minute with our 3 year old daughter and were so pleased with our room and facilities. The apartment is larger than we expected and very well maintained. There was nothing we felt short off, the room came with a small kitchen with pots, pans, utensils. The bathroom had towels, toiletries and a shower as well as a bath. Bedrooms had cupboard space, floor space, a safe, spare blankets and pillows.
Yohan was a fantastic host, he would bend over backwards to ensure we had all comforts. He helped us to arrange a car as there was a strike on the days we were in France, and he even checked out the companies hire policies to make sure we were covered.
The hotel do a happy hour for all guests to meet and enjoy some refreshments, unfortunately we didn’t make it to these as our daughter typically fell asleep around then, but it was a nice touch that they offered complimentary.
I would definitely recommend and if I get the chance we will be back.