As part of our journey across the South of France, my wife and I stayed in this hotel for four nights and paid EUR 350 per night for the Junior Suite Garden View. I had taken the fact that is was part of Relais & Chateaux as a sign of quality. First of all, let me say that the location of this hotel is great for people looking for a calm holiday away from the buzz of the Côte d'Azur. If you like to go hiking or racebike riding, it's a great starting point to the nature in this part of France. Unfortunately, we do not believe that this hotel is up to a 5 star standard, mainly because of the state of our room and that of the public areas. When we entered our room for the first time, we were greeted by the smell of freshly distribute perfume. When the smell subsided after a day or so, it was replaced by a strange smell that ranged somewhere between wet stonework and siphon. The public area, especially the reception, also showed signs that it is rather run down; for example, one of the curtains had clear water stains on it and hung down, not properly fastened to its rail. Drinks at the pool ran expensive at EUR 12 per glass for a rosé wine. The gym consisted of three machines. We took the complimentary transport to the larger sister hotel to enjoy its substantially larger facilities. Prior to our stay at the Tiara Yaktsa, we stayed with a five-star hotel directly in Cannes, for less money per night than here. It was a totally different world. Compared to that, we would rate the Tiara Yaktsa at 3 stars. After our stay, we complained with the director Frederick, who however never replied to my last email, asking him for another compensation than a free night (we'll not stay there again). It is unclear to me how Relais & Chateaux allows this hotel to wear its brand.…
Absolutely beautiful setting. We like to get some wine and provisions and take lunch or dinner on our balcony overlooking the sea. The pool and garden are are lovely for lounging, and the sister hotel beach club is a short walk (or they will drive you) and a really fantastic rocky beach setting. It’s all a bit of a splurge price-wise, but worth it for the setting and wonderful service.
Very quiet, great view, glorious food, friendly staff, just as a 5* hotel should be. We arrived particularly hot and sweaty from cycling up the hill from the airfield at Cannes on a hot day and a friendly person sympathetically seamlessly took our bikes and luggage and handed us cold sparkling rose while they checked us in swiftly. Yes you must try the full menu, it’s worth it. Our only regret is we had planned to move on to Corsica the next day else we would have loved to stay another night. They have a free shuttle down to sister hotel by the beach (don’t stay there, it’s much more crowded, just go for a dip).
I could not recommend this hotel more highly. We’ve stayed in many top end hotels, but everything here impressed. Service was amazing, room superb, food out of this world. The views, the atmosphere...all wonderful. This hotel will not disappoint.
Assuming you like the 1001 Nights Arabian theme (not to the taste of all), this hotel is a lovely hotel within about 30 minutes from Cannes, sitting on a hill with a beautiful view of a bay reaching all the way to St Tropez. But to be honest, comparing with other 5* hotels we stopped at this summer, this was not the best value and with the hotel being quite far from anything, it does not have much ability to cater for dinner or lunch on the spot. One night the restaurant was essentially closed because of wind, the second it had no space for staying guests. We found other solutions, but for those who might have wanted not to drive 30-45 mins to dinner, it would be a disappointment. Last rooms (even the suite we had) are small, which may be a surprise given the prices.