Stayed at the Hotel for 3 wonderful nights in mid-July. My wife and I both turned 40 this year and treated ourselves to a France getaway without the kids. Began our trip in Paris and came south for a week after looking for some French Riviera relaxation and fun. Although we live in NYC, our travel agent from Chicago insisted we stay at Le Mas Candille for part of our Southern France trip. Boy was she ever right.
Le Mas Candille is a beautiful property located in the hills of Mougins, just north of Cannes/Antibes. It is a wonderful retreat from the busy feel of the coast (and Paris) and the feeling of relaxation hits you immediately upon entering the beautiful property. We were upgraded to a suite on arrival (without request) and were placed in a spacious and beautifully furnished room(s) with a wonderful sun deck overlooking Grasse and the mountains.
Despite some other reviews, the staff were friendly, attentive and always willing to assist, give advice or otherwise help in every way possible. The entire staff, from the pool to the breakfast buffet, were overly accommodating and helpful and did so with smiles and sincere genuineness. We even got a tour of the property from the General Manager upon arrival. One evening, we advised the valet that we would be heading to St. Tropez in the morning and would need our car around 8 a.m. When we arrived at the entrance the next morning, the car was waiting for us, air conditioner was turned on, bottles of water were in the cup holders and the valet had programmed our GPS for Tahiti Beach in St. Tropez. Those kinds of details were present through our entire stay.
The pool area is very nice, relaxing and meticulously kept. The pool is larger than it appears because of the infinity edge and kept at a very comfortable temperature. Towels, chairs and umbrellas were readily available.
The restaurant is a gem. Not only is the breakfast buffet plentiful and delicious, it is set up on the veranda that overlooks the mountainside. Very serene and relaxing to start your day. We also had the opportunity to have dinner at the property and opted for one of the tasting menus. very creative and sophisticated choices. Again, overlooking the beautiful hills.
Mougins, which is an easy 5 minute walk up the hill, is a small and quaint French hill town and absolutely worth going for dinner and a nice stroll.
A great hotel in a wonderful location.