Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cap d’Antibes, France
It is one of the world’s most splendid hotels, The Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Built in 1869 and named Villa Soleil, it was intended as a haven for writers starved of inspiration. By 1887 it had adopted its current name and was set to become the hotel that turned the French Riviera into a summertime destination. The Hotel is for sure one of the most luxury hotel on the French Riviera. The Hotel is located on a quiet road at the rocky tip of Cap d’Antibes, the hotel is a 10-minute drive to the Musée Picasso in the Château Grimaldi. It is 30 minutes by car to Cannes and 35 minutes to Nice. The main hotel, a Napoleon III château, is located on the southern tip of the Cap d’Antibes in 22 acres of pine trees and tropical gardens. It houses 117 suites. In addition, there are two private villas, the Villa Eleana (in front of the property) and the Villa Les Cèdres (in the property). A Guests included Marlene Dietrich, Orson Welles, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Winston Churchill and Charles De Gaulle. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton conducted an affair and honeymooned there. The Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc belongs to the Oetker Collection.
Facilities & Activities:
By the azure Mediterranean Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc offers all the pleasures of the Riviera in the highest style. There is a heated infinity pool, five clay tennis courts, 33 cabanas and a boutique. The Sisley spa has four treatment rooms, as well as a sauna, steam room, gym and beauty salon. The hotel offers a club dedicated to children. Flawless service with a no-holds-barred concierge.
Rooms & Suites:
The 117 guestrooms are in three different locations: the main Hotel du Cap, the original Villa Soleil which exudes historic glamour, the Eden-Roc Pavilion with the sea right below, and Les Deux Fontaines Residence, the more private part of the hotel with its particularly fresh and light interiors. Each room is designed with individuality and elegance. Each suite is a graciously styled sanctuary with balcony, terrace or private Jacuzzi. In-room amenities are flatscreen TV, in-room safe, minibar, complimentary newspaper daily, Sisley & Bamford bathroom products,
The Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc host 2 award-winning dining outlets, wich offering guests wonderful gastronomic discoveries. For those who spend the entire day at the pool, the Grill & Lounge, under the direction of the talented duo of Hervé Buisson and Nicolas Marcon, proposes tapas, sushi and delicious grilled dishes. The Eden Roc restaurant, directed by Arnaud Poëtte for the past 30 years, offers specialties that have become famous. There is also a juice and ice-cream bar in a cabin in the garden, and at breakfast time there are the famous hot crepes at the buffet.
Hotel Rating: *****
Hotel Address: Boulevard John F Kennedy, 06601 Antibes Antibes, France
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