Stay at Cap-Estel
Beyond the chateau-esque gates of this family-owned estate, lie the most iconic of Riviera escapes. Arrive at your lavish cliffside suite, naturally serenaded by the charms of birdsong. Stroll through the scents of verdant gardens, at your own relaxed and unhurried pace.Ahead of you, a tranquil blue horizon ripples and extends. Follow a path straight down to the water’s edge. Or don’t move at all, settle in and listen. From your abode, the lapping of waves are just as ambient. Their therapeutic melody accompanies you to dinner, where a black and white tiled floor opens now. Indulgent vintage delights lace the evening, served beside masterful culinary concoctions ready to impress the most refined of tastes.
Only a 30-minute drive from Nice Airport, the property enjoys an exquisite location in between the Cap-Ferrat peninsula and Monaco. Easily accessible yet equally secluded, it is a 10-minute car ride away from the rest of society.
Compared to its grand dame contender, the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, Cap-Estel encompasses just 18 stays, split between three quaint buildings. A bright and tasteful aesthetic of calming shades mixed in with bold touches of colour graces the interior space.
Who is it for
The grown-up vibe here is great for couples. Those travelling with kids will be well looked after, though the glamorous feel of the French Riviera isn’t as ideal for your typical beach family vacation.
Facilities & activities
Facilities comprise a cinema, library, spa, tennis court and gym, as well as two pools, of which the headliner is a saltwater infinity pool. There’s also a private pebble beach alongside plenty of sub-tropical grounds to roam. The hotel restaurant is defined by faultless French cooking and a well-deserved Michelin star.