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Le Grand Hotel, Cannes

5 Star Hotel in the heart of the Cote d'Azur with views over the sea

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83 / 100
"Very Good" Based on 545 Reviews
Location 93 / 100 Terrific location.
Bar and Beverages 84 / 100 Bar is amazing.
Food 83 / 100 Food is delicious.
Service 79 / 100 Good service.
Breakfast 70 / 100 Good breakfast.
Comfort 68 / 100 Average comfort.
Room 60 / 100 Rooms are ok.
Vibe 56 / 100 Vibe was decent.
Cleanliness 47 / 100 Not very clean.
Pool 36 / 100 Pool is below average.
Wellness Area 33 / 100 Wellness & sports facilities were not very nice.
Value for money 29 / 100 Terrible value.
WiFi 25 / 100 Disappointing internet connection.

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"Bar is awesome"
"Awesome terrace"
"Nice balcony"
"Comfortable beds"
79 / 100
"Good" Based on 545 Reviews
Location 94 / 100 Terrific location.
Service 77 / 100 Good service.
Comfort 74 / 100 High comfort.
Beach 73 / 100 Good beach.
Amenities 69 / 100 Average amenities.
Room 63 / 100 Rooms are ok.
Vibe 48 / 100 Vibe wasn't good.
Value for money 30 / 100 Terrible value.

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"Could use a good cleaning"
"Friendly service"
"Delicious food"
"Great view"
81 / 100
"Very Good" Based on 545 Reviews
Service 76 / 100 Good service.
Comfort 75 / 100 High comfort.
Room 69 / 100 Rooms are ok.
Vibe 59 / 100 Vibe was decent.
Value for money 34 / 100 Value below average.

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"Value for money could be better"
"Spacious rooms"
"Fantastic service"
"Rather comfortable"
83 / 100
"Very Good" Based on 545 Reviews
Location 94 / 100 Terrific location.
Bar and Beverages 83 / 100 Bar is amazing.
Food 80 / 100 Food is delicious.
Service 79 / 100 Good service.
Comfort 73 / 100 High comfort.
Breakfast 69 / 100 Breakfast is mediocre.
Room 64 / 100 Rooms are ok.
Vibe 55 / 100 Vibe was decent.
Cleanliness 47 / 100 Not very clean.
Value for money 30 / 100 Terrible value.
Wellness Area 29 / 100 Disappointing wellness & sports facilities.
WiFi 26 / 100 Disappointing internet connection.

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"Spacious rooms"
"Great view"
"Bathroom could be optimized"
"Pleasant hotel grounds"

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.

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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 Pool

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.

The Bar

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...

The Restaurant

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.

Reviews

  • "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

Child policy

Children up to the age of 11 years old can stay free of charge.

Local Town

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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Local Restaurants

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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Local Sights

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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Local Activities

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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Local Beaches

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.

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Local Golf-clubs

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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Local Nightlife

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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Directions

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


Location: Cannes


Style

Star Rating: 5 Star

Property Style: Beach Club | Central Hotel | Hotel

Vibe / Atmosphere: Chic | Cool | Modern


Services

Catering: Breakfast | Half-board


Facilities

Access: Children welcome

Room: Air-conditioning | Hair dryer | Safety deposit box / Safe

Car-parking: Paid Parking | Parking on property

Entertainment: Restaurant | Drinks bar / Lounge | iPod Dock | TV

Outdoor: Beach - Private | Garden - Private

Spa & Fitness: Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi

View: Sea view


Contact

Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter

Address: 45 Boulevard de da Croisette | Cannes | 06400

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