Located in the centre of Cannes, in the heart of the rue d'Antibes shopping area and a five-minute walk from La Croisette beach, the Hotel Colette is the ideal place for business or holiday travellers visiting the Cote d'Azur.
With 45 air-conditioned and fully renovated rooms, this four-star hotel provides every amenity you need to enjoy your stay in Cannes: complimentary high-speed WiFi, flat-screen television with fifty international channels, minibar, safe, l’Occitane toiletries and a dining room for breakfast.
Enjoy the hotel’s quiet interior courtyard or the charming balconies offered in the street-side rooms. The breakfast area is located on the veranda. It is possible to rent the old orangery and organise your seminars or private parties, for up to 60 guests. The peace and beauty of this place is sure to please all your guests.
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This is an ideal hotel for a family, couples or for business travellers. They cater to many different guests throughout the year and their needs.
Right in the heart of Cannes in the shopping district this hotel is well located for access to the Palais des Festivals, the train station and the beaches of the Croisette.
There is no swimming pool at the hotel, however, it is situated just a few hundred metres from the beaches of La Croisette. Loan of beach towels is available by request and daily mattress/sun lounger rental at Royale Beach can be arranged from April to September.
Families & Kids
This hotel caters for families and offers special discounts for advance family bookings. Perks include a special children's welcome and a ride through Cannes on the Petit Train. Nintento Wii with games and board games are available on request.
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A public carpark is located opposite the Hôtel Colette. A preferential day rate of €25 instead of €28 is reserved for Hôtel Colette guests.
- "Its very central in Cannes, the welcome was very warm and charming ... Very good value and warm well equipped rooms." - Trip Advisor
- "Charming little boutique hotel well located across from the train station. Room was nicely decorated, bright, quiet and had very comfortable bed." - Trip Advisor
- "Personnel very polite. Good breakfast. 10 minutes far from seafront. The building dates likely the Thirties, restored with style." - Trip Advisor
Free baby cot/crib and a free extra bed for kids aged 12 and under (for certain rooms only). Bottle warmer, changing table, bath, high chair and bathtub are all available to borrow from the hotel reception.
Glamorous, glitzy Cannes is famous for its film festival and designer boutiques, grand hotels and palm- lined boulevards. Cannes is very easy to get to as it sits on the major trainline that runs all along the Riviera, linking it with Nice, Monaco, Marseilles and also with the TGV to Paris. (Note that there is no train station at Nice airport so you'll have to either walk or take a bus to the train station at St Laurent du Var.) An express bus (210) runs from Nice airport to Cannes, and there is a good local bus network from smaller towns.
Unsurprisingly given its glitzy reputation, Cannes has some seriously good dining on offer-for all budgets. We've got a detailed restaurant guide for you to check out here, but if you just want to wander until something strikes your fancy, Cannes is the town to do it - the narrow street running up the hill to the old town has some atmospheric restaurants, La Croisette boasts some brilliant terrace restaurants for people-watching, and Quai St. Pierre by the port is the place to head for a selection of seafood restaurants.
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When it comes to sights worth seeing, Cannes is probably better known for its belle epoque hotels and festival halls than its historical monuments. Yet if you head away from the red carpet and casinos to the old town of Le Suquet, you'll find a touch of its medieval history in its 12th century church, Notre-Dame-de-l'Espérence and Tour de Mt. Chevalier. There are some nice views to be had over the coast from the ramparts up here too.
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Things to Do Nearby
Of all the activities on offer in Cannes, one of the best (and definitely the cheapest) is to spend an hour or two strolling along the famed Croisette boulevard under the palms- past the grand white hotels and Palais de Festival building, past the beautiful sailing yachts clustered in the old port, and around the corner to the beach boardwalk. There are two daily markets to explore and a flea market each Saturday (also Sundays on the first weekend of the month.) For those craving nature and beauty, hop on one of the ferries over to the 'Cannes Islands'- Ille de Saint Honorat and Ille Saint Margherite. You can also catch a ferry to glamorous St Tropez from Cannes.
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Cannes has several beaches to choose from, from non-smoking public beaches to glamorous private beach clubs with deckchairs, DJ's and flowing champagne. There are watersports galore, as well as beach volleyball courts that are busy long into the summer evenings. See our beach pages for details.
Also see: Beaches in Cannes, France
The closest golf course to Cannes is the Old Course at Mandelieu-la-Napoule, which is the oldest course on the Riviera. If you want to tread the greens with the celebrities, head inland to the world-class Cannes-Mougins Golf Club in the rolling hills (but remember your wallet-green fees will set you back 120-200 euro.) One thing the Riviera certainly isn't short of is golf clubs; see our Golfing Pages for other options.
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As you’d expect, there’s no shortage of things to do at night in this town, whether you’re in the mood for a louche piano bar, exclusive nightclub or relaxed Irish pub. Dress up for the occasion at one of the three famous casinos, catch a concert or head to one of the superclubs to dance the night away under the palms. See our nightlife guide for the best of the vibrant Cannes nightlife.
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Located 300 metres from La Croisette beach and the Palais des Festivals, the Hotel Colette is ideally placed in the centre of Cannes, across from the SNCF train station and at the heart of the rue d’Antibes business district.
Also see: Maps of Cannes, France
Star Rating: 4 Star
Property Style: Boutique / Designer | Central Hotel | City Hotel | Hotel
Vibe / Atmosphere: Cool | Funky / Hip
Bookings For: Bike Hire | Day Trips | Massage / Beauty Treatments
Access: Children welcome | Family rooms | Pets welcome
Room: Air-conditioning | Hair dryer
Car-parking: Public car-park (covered)
Entertainment: DVD Player | Free WiFi | Games available
Outdoor: Beach - Nearby
View: City view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Address: 5 place de la Gare | Cannes | 06400