Hôtel Le Pré Catelan
Why We Love This Hotel
- This central hotel is housed in a traditional 1920’s ‘bastide’ a short walk from the beach
- Antibes’ Old Town is a 10-minute drive away
- The tree-lined gardens have a terrace and an outdoor pool
- Studios with kitchenettes and family rooms are available
A 10-minute walk from the sandy beaches of Juan-les-Pins, the “jazzy” (Fodor’s) Riviera resort where writer F. Scott Fitzgerald made his home, Hôtel Le Pré Catelan offers accommodation in a traditional Provençale manor house dating from the 1920s. On a leafy residential street, this family-run lodging is set in palm-lined grounds, a few minutes’ stroll from the town centre, and within a 10-minute drive of both Antibes’ Old Town with its picturesque winding streets and bustling market, and the town’s Picasso Museum, housed in a former Roman fort overlooking the port. Sophia Antipolis technology park is a 20-minute drive away, whilst the glamorous coastal cities of Nice and Cannes are within a 40-minute drive of the hotel.
There’s a homely feel to Hôtel Le Pré Catelan’s interiors, where colourful paintings and fabrics mix with modern and antique furnishings, plus a staircase decorated with vivid stained glass. Guests can start the day with buffet breakfast in the grey-toned dining room (fees may apply), relax in the garden-view lounge, and explore the hotel grounds, which include a terrace, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a year-round Jacuzzi. Other amenities include a bar and an outdoor café serving snacks.
The 23 individually decorated guestrooms continue the hotel’s Provençale style, rich in blues and yellows and featuring wood furniture, and patterned bedspreads and drapes. All include free Wi-Fi, TVs, and tea- and coffee-making facilities, whilst higher tariff rooms add balconies or terraces with tables and chairs. Family quarters sleep up to four and there are studios for two people and one studio sleeping 3/4 people, and these all come with a kitchenette and a sitting area.