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Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Cannes Mandelieu
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Rue de la Pinea, 06210 Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France (Formerly Pierre & Vacances Resort Cannes Mandelieu)   |  
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Basically Basic”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2008

We (partner and 21 month toddler) stayed here for a week in June 2008. The grounds were lovely with neatly landscaped, clean, well kept gardens. It is situated right beside a water inlet so there's boats and people fishing on the river.

As regards the apartment itself, this was very disappointing. We reserved a one bedroom apartment. It was basic to say the least with not so much as a kettle or a toaster (or even cups other than the tiny espresso coffee cups). Don't get me wrong, I wasn't searching for a home from home but for the money, I did expect a little more in terms of basics of the home. After all, that's why we chose self-catering. We thought we'd benefit in doing this as we have a toddler. The kitchenette area was tiny with a microwave oven shelved up on line with the wall cupboards so unless you're extremely tall, it was a struggle to put food in and worse, retrieve your hot food (especially when it stopped with your food at the far side of the turning plate - so you had to reach well in to get it out of the back of the microwave oven). There was no 'draining' area at the side of the sink so when we'd washed up, we had to let our things drain on the chipwood worktop so it was often swimming with water. The bathroom was tiny though adequate, and the toilet adequate (separate from the bathroom). We hunted for the bedroon - just as we were about to go to reception to say we'd been put in the wrong size apartment, we found the bedroom. We originally thought it was a cupboard door! The bedroom was tiny with a small basic double bed pushed up against the wall.

In the living area were some sealed newly laundered towels and bedsheets. It didn't feel like a holiday having to make up my own bed at mid-night after a long journey to get there. I was not impressed. Similarly, I laid out the new towels - of which there weren't sufficient for the three of us for the week. Towards the end of the week we were using wet towels that we hadn't managed to dry. We also had to go out and buy more toilet roll as, unless you pay extra, you don't get your apartment cleaned or any provisions replenished. On the first night, we had to go back to reception for a cot (at extra charge) for the toddler. A travel cot which I had to make up using the limited amount of bedding provided. On the upside, we'd been given a ground floor apartment which was good with having a toddler and the well kept garden area from our patio door was superb. All in all, the one thing I cannot criticise about the room - it was very clean.

There's one restaurant which is quite nice - eat inside or out. It served until around 10.00 pm. Limited food choice but it was handy for a couple of evenings. The bar was open at lunchtime and then closed until 6 o'clock. This was a bit of a bind when around the pool for the day unable to get any drinks/snacks.

The pool area was very clean (no shoes allowed) but the usual problem of not enough sun loungers and umbrellas especially (in the 115 degree heat). It was particularly overcrowded at the weekend when, I suppose, non-residents used the facilities.

You do really need a car to get the most of this area. The accommodation itself isn't situated close to bars/restaurants and the place itself is very quiet of an evening. It is however, literally a few minutes drive from Cannes and 10 minutes the opposite direction to a quaint little place called Theoule with three or four restaurants.

All in all the location is a good base for exploring the Cote d'Azur. The accommodation is very basic, but clean, and adequate if you don't go with any expectation of luxury or nightlife.

The Cote d'Azure is beautiful and well recommended for childless travellers who want to be as far away as possible from the Brits Abroad theme (associated with the majority of the other Med locations these days).

  • Liked — Lovely landscaped grounds
  • Disliked — basic accommodation to the extent of making up your own bed on arrival!
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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PV_Customer_Liason, PV Customer Liason Team at Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Cannes Mandelieu, responded to this review, September 11, 2008
Dear driverleeds,
We apologise for the delay in responding to this post, we are interested in all customers feedback but we have only recently been in a position to monitor, investigate and respond.
The team at PV-Holidays.com is looking into your experiences at Pierre & Vacances Les Rives de Cannes Mandelieu, and is disappointed that your holiday/stay was not up to a standard that you felt happy with.

We’d be happy to investigate thoroughly and reply to you personally. If you booked with us directly please could you email the specific details of your problem to laura.crickmore@surfpr.co.uk and include your booking reference and the dates of your stay.

If you booked via a Tour Operator or Travel Agent then please contact them directly, as we have to include them in any correspondence.

Meanwhile we will respond here as soon as we can with our feedback.

With warm regards,

Customer liaison team
PV-Holidiays.com
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2005

We stayed at Les Rives de Cannes in May 2003. The apartment (1 bedroom) appeared newly decorated, was nicely furnished and very clean. Small bathroom, but separate toilet. Lounge/kitchen diner with good selection of cookware and access to furnished balacony overlooking the river. Grounds and location excellent. Very good value for money. Staff at reception very friendly. Have recommended to others.

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Address: Rue de la Pinea, 06210 Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France (Formerly Pierre & Vacances Resort Cannes Mandelieu)
Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Mandelieu-la-Napoule
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Mandelieu-la-Napoule
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Cannes Mandelieu 3*
Number of rooms: 179
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a quick 10 min drive to nearby Cannes on the French Riviera. Residence sits at the foot of the Esterel hills and is 800m from the closest beach. The children's clubs for 3-18 year olds with daytime and evening activities. ... more   less 
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