Stay at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc
You know you’re at one of the French Riviera’s most iconic hotels from the moment you arrive. It might be the superb but unobtrusive service. Perhaps it’s that feeling, as you descend the imposing main staircase in search of three-star-Michelin-chef Eric Frechon’sFrench food.. This is the hotel immortalised by the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel so perhaps it is the history breathing from its walls. It’s 1920s, it’s Great Gatsby, it’s your magical carpet ride to an irrepressible time and place.Or maybe it’s the celebrities you keep encountering (especially during the Cannes film festival season) who routinely choose Hotel du Cap Eden Roc as their playground. Call it va-va-voom if you like (it’s France, after all), whatever it is, this hotel has it.
Set on the rocky outcrop Cap d’Antibes, this is the heart of the French Riviera. You’re just a 30 minute drive from Nice airport one way and Cannes the other.
It’s worth skipping the entry level rooms instead opting for the Deluxe option or higher. These are accessed by a 110 year old lift in the main building and are worth it for the sea views alone. For the most discerning of you, there is also the option of one of three extensive private villas dotted around the extensive grounds.
Who is it for
This is a decidedly sophisticated hotel, perfect for couples and friends who are looking for a touch of old school French Riviera glamour and a chance to truly relax in beautiful surroundings.
Facilities & activities
Activities focus on the outdoors here. Plunge into the sea from the hotel’s direct access. Swim in the heated seawater infinity pool cut directly into the cliff. Lounge in one of the 33 private cabanas dotted around the property’s pine forests and seashore. Or if you’re up for something more energetic, indulge in some watersports or private tennis coaching.