Perhaps one of the worst price / quality ratio in the area. What a rip off!
After searching the web I found the best rate at 418.50 Euro plus tax 2.60 Euro per night for a standard double room. This was a "special deal" for senior citizens and we were asked to prove that by showing our id when we checked in. This rate like most other advertised rates is NOT inclusive of, valet parking, Wi-Fi, water in the mini bar, beach access and/or anything else aside from a miniature queen bed (140 cms wide) in a minuscule room. Still I was lucky to get an upgrade to a superior room which was about the same Lilliputian size of the standard one but if you tried really hard and dared to elongate your neck on the side of the balcony, you had a view of the Croisette and the sea. Having been upgraded, I also received a voucher for a free glass of red wine; I felt lucky and went straight to the bar but, much to my surprise I discovered that such voucher was valid only on condition that you had a full meal at the restaurant.
I then went to my room where I was hoping to find the usual bottle of half bottle of something but this was not the case; nothing there, no fruit basket awaiting, no mineral water, no flowers, not even any of the usual welcome messages from the Management. The only message I received was from the credit card Company that informed me, immediately after checking in, that the full amount of my stay had already been debited to my account.
The following day I discovered that they would not change the bed sheets on a daily basis unless you asked for it; please bear in mind that we are talking about a five star hotel, perhaps the most prestigious and certainly the most expensive in Cannes.
As there is no pool, no garden, no sauna, no Turkish bath you would at least expect free access to the hotel beach but this was not the case and they charged me 20 euro per person the first day when I arrived at 3:15 pm and was kindly asked to leave the beach at 6:00 pm - due to police regulations !?! The following day I was charged 37 euro per person as we arrived there sometime before noon and had to leave again at 6:00 pm.
A fruit salad at the beach bar was charged 25 euros a half bottle of mineral water costed me 8 euros.
Sleeping at night can also be a problem as aside from the tiny bed, most of the clientele is simply very loud at every time of the day and night.
Finally the Concierge's recommendation for a simple good restaurant within walking distance turned out to be the worst advice I had received in my entire life; the place was actually so awful that we decided to leave the premises three minutes after our arrival.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The places of tomorrow have a history!Built in 1911, inaugurated in 1913 and ideally located on the famous "La Croisette" Boulevard, close to the Cannes Palais des Festivals and the shopping district, the InterContinental Carlton Cannes is facing the Mediterranean Sea and offers breathtaking views over the Bay of Cannes. Welcoming prestigious guests for a century, the InterContinental Carlton Cannes features 343 rooms, including 39 renovated suites, 2 restaurants (one of them is the Beach restaurant, seasonal), 2 bars. ... more less
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