Why We Love This Hotel
- Elegant Belle Epoque façade, high-ceilinged interior & 1920s décor
- It is near the marina, Boulevard de la Croisette & historic centre
- Private beach access for a surcharge
- No time limit for breakfast & there's an open bar every evening
Once the private home of Henry Cavendish, the British aristocrat who discovered hydrogen, the 4-star Le Cavendish dates back to the 19th century. It has a tall, Belle Epoque façade, but inside it's just as magnificent. Refined yet cosy, the family-owned property features Carrara marble stairs, high ceilings, a 1920s lift and original wood floors.
The hotel is six minutes' walk from the glamourous Boulevard de la Croisette, the marina and the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. The boutique-lined Rue d'Antibes is 10 minutes away, and Le Suquet, the old quarter of Cannes, is also 10 minutes from the hotel.
Decked out in red and gold, the lounge bar offers complimentary drinks from 6-9pm daily. Even better, lie-ins are positively encouraged here: the continental buffet breakfast has no time restriction. An extra charge applies for those who'd like access to a private beach (the fee includes use of sun loungers and umbrellas). Valet parking is also available for a surcharge.
The 34 soundproofed rooms feature Provençal décor, as well as free Wi-Fi, cable TV, electric shutters, air conditioning and city views. Some add sofa beds, but the pick of the bunch is the luxurious Rotunda -- a circular room with ornate ceilings, a terrace and space to spare.