We were driving from our house in Italy back to England and had decided to take in some of the sights along the South of France. I had spent literally days looking for hotels in Cannes, Nice, Monaco area and it is hellish to find anywhere decent! Most hotels located in the centre of these areas obviously have no parking and are horrifically expensive and hotels further out seem to have awful reviews or are in dodgy sounding and looking areas! Eventually we decided on Les Agapanthes and were pleasantly surprised when we arrived! There is a secure car park with an electric gate at the entrance, which is a huge plus if you’re travelling with a full car! The rooms are enormous and well furnished. There was a small entrance hall with a cloakroom and this led into a large bedroom with a shower room attached and then a large sitting/dining area and balcony. There were only two of us so we didn’t need to use the sofa beds but it would be excellent for families as there is a partition which can be closed to give privacy to the bedroom area. The kitchen was well equipped (although we didn’t use any of it as we ate out each day)...Contrary to one of the other reviews, you do not have to 'clean the apartment' or face a 30 euro fee! They do not expect you to slave away washing sheets or cleaning the floors! They ask that you wash the pots in the kitchen area - as any decent person should in a self-catering apartment! If you do not wish to clean the pots after you eat, then you can pay 30 euros to have it done for you!
The outside of the hotel is well kept and there is a swimming pool (somewhat small). There is also a bar and regular (Costa del Sol style) entertainment - disco's, bingo etc. (god help us!), however we didn’t use any of these facilities as we literally used the hotel as a base to crash each night after long days of sightseeing!
If you don’t have a car, or don’t wish to pay the exorbitant car parking in the centre of Cannes and Monaco, then there is a bus stop directly outside the hotel and will drop you off at the Croisette or the train station within 20-30 minutes. There are regular, very fairly priced trains to Nice and Monaco which is ideal for anyone wanting to discover places outside of Cannes!
Staff were very helpful, spoke good English and were very knowledgeable about how to get around! They even told us that we were stupid to take a taxi to the centre of Cannes as the bus was easier and cheaper, and then gave us maps and timetables etc.! Some parts of the hotel need some attention - i.e. the lifts need replacing urgently! Also, hotel is frequented by families due to the large rooms so expect a fair bit of noise!
A good way to see some beautiful parts of the South of France for a really fair price!
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