I just used some of my British Airways Avios and took an impulsive weekend in Cannes with my wife. We had a wonderful weekend in the warm December sunshine, ate in an excellent restaurant, see review for ‘The Bistrot Gourmand’, wandered along the famous Vieux Port and spent an hour or two perusing offerings in the Christmas Market and antique stalls.
The highlight of the trip was the hotel. The Intercontinental Carlton is one iconic symbol of luxury and decadence, which really does live up to its name and reputation. Everything from the concierge to the receptionists, the bar service and the rooms is of the highest standard. The rooms are large and well equipped with the most comfortable beds I have found anywhere.
If there is downside, it is the price of food and drink in the hotel, 35 Euros for a sandwich and 40 Euros for a continental breakfast is bordering on the ridiculous but there are plenty of sensibly priced alternatives just along the esplanade.
There is little more to say, the Carlton is a 5 star hotel and it proves it in every way. It is also ludicrously cheap for accommodation out of season. So, if you have a weekend to spare, pop over to Nice, nip along the coast to Cannes and enjoy a sojourn in that film-stars playground that is the Cote d’Azure, you will have a fun weekend without breaking the bank.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Cannes. There is a place at the heart of La Croisette where you can enjoy a truly unforgettable moment in an intimate setting. Thanks to 100 years of tradition at your service, the InterContinental Carlton offers a unique experience under the Mediterranean sun. A genuine legend: The InterContinental Carlton Cannes cultivates this refined atmosphere where yesterday's charm and spirit mix with today's expectations. With its 343 rooms and suites, its restaurants and bars, its famous terrace and its private beach of fine sand, it offers incomparable service worthy of the best hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Carlton Cannes Hotel Cannes
- Intercontinental Cannes
- Carlton Cannes