A true green oasis on the famous Croisette, the hotel enjoys a unique and exceptional setting. The oldest hotel along this famous stretch, it has been completely revamped in a 1960s style. There are 75 rooms and suites, a restaurant, a bar and a private beach.
Once you've made your way through the gardens of the hotel, either on foot or by golf buggy, come to the reception area and let our friendly, helpful staff guide you. Escape from the hustle and bustle of La Croisette and retreat to your room or suite. The hotel offers spacious rooms, drenched with natural light, and a fabulous, very 60s ambiance.
Designer light fittings, luxury bedding, elegant furnishings and Bulgari welcome products plunge you into an atmosphere of sweet sensual delight. Orchids freshly cut from the hotel’s greenhouse add that finishing touch of elegance to your room.
The rooms at the hotel open onto terraces overlooking the sea, the gardens and its palm trees, over Cannes and the surrounding hillsides. Why not settle into an armchair and peacefully look out at the sweep of the Mediterranean landscape from Le Cannet to Grasse and beyond.
The serene light colours of the elegant designer bedrooms offer a sense of tranquillity. Outside, the clear blue skies of the Côte d’Azur beckon while, inside, the room is bathed in Mediterranean light. Luxury and sun, the two magic ingredients in your stay on the Riviera. The room offers the following amenities: free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with Pay TV, mini-bar, safe, en-suite bathroom with luxury towelling and slippers and Bulgari bathroom amenities.
Although they do not have a swimming pool, this hotel has something that the others do not...an oasis of green in the immaculately maintained gardens. The only garden on this stretch of the popular Boulevard de la Croisette. It provides a nice change to the sand and sea to be able to relax and enjoy the views, a cocktail or a snack in the lush garden setting.
The hotel’s private beach, La Plage 45 Beach Club sets the scene for the most exclusive moments, whether on their sun-drenched pontoon, the beach or the restaurant terrace.
A popular meeting spot Le Cercle bar offers you the choice of funky retro armchairs in the interior or a relaxing seat on the terrace. The perfect setting for a quick Bellini...
With a dynamic ambience Le Park 45 is an elegant restaurant with an outdoor terrace and views over the gardens. With locally sourced ingredients, Chef Sebastien Broda creates Mediterranean inspired dishes. This accompanied with a range of desserts created by Head Pastry Chef Pascal Picasse and wines selected for you by sommelier Florent Champanay, ensure you will have the perfect meal.
The private beach restaurant La Plage 45 is open for lunch from April to September.
- "Having been built in the 60s the rooms are exceptionally large with massive amounts of cupboard space." - Trip Advisor
- "Very nice hotel, amazing location on the "Croisette" The view is outstanding and the balcony ideal for the breakfast time" - Trip Advisor
- "The location is excellent - it’s set back slightly from the sea/beach with a nice lawn area with a great view of the water from the rooms. I can highly recommend a room with a sea view." - Trip Advisor
Children up to the age of 11 years old can stay free of charge.
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.
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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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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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The hotel is right on La Croisette, under the clear blue skies of the Côte d’Azur, on the seafront next to the Mediterranean sea. This five-star luxury hotel is located in Alpes-Maritimes, between Nice and St Tropez, not far from Monaco. An exclusive location for a luxury stay on the French Riviera.
- By car: From Nice or from Italy - Leave the A8 motorway at the Mougins exit – head towards Cannes Centre, La Croisette. Continue along La Croisette to number 45. The hotel is on the sea front, 5 minutes’ walk from the Palais des Festivals. From Aix-en-Provence: Leave the A8 motorway at the Mougins exit – head towards Cannes Centre, La Croisette. Continue along La Croisette to number 45. The hotel is on the sea front, 5 minutes’ walk from the Palais des Festivals. 24-hour valet parking service with private outdoor parking (paying).
- By air: Nice - Côte d’Azur airport: 56 routes link this airport to 90 cities in 40 countries. Le Grand Hotel is 34 km from Nice. Shuttles every 30 minutes between Cannes and Nice airport. The bus station is a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. Cannes - Mandelieu airport is 6 km west of Cannes. Private cars: Free parking for 370 cars Journey time from Cannes: 15 Minutes. Transport from airport to town: Taxis / Buses. Concierge service can organise your transfer from the airport to the hotel when you make your reservation.
- By train: The SNCF has 20 daily services from major French cities to Cannes and Nice and 11 regular services from abroad. The TGV (high-speed train) takes five-and-a-half hours from Paris to Cannes. Cannes train station is 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel.
- By boat: Port de la Napoule
Also see: Maps of Cannes, France
Star Rating: 5 Star
Property Style: Beach Club | Central Hotel | Hotel
Vibe / Atmosphere: Chic | Cool | Modern
Catering: Half-board | Breakfast
Access: Children welcome
Room: Air-conditioning | Hair dryer | Safe / Secure box
Car-parking: Paid Parking | Parking on property
Entertainment: Restaurant | Drinks bar | iPod Dock | TV
Outdoor: Beach - Private | Garden - Private
Spa & Fitness: Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi
View: Sea view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Address: 45 Boulevard de da Croisette | Cannes | 06400