I have mixed feelings about La Baie Doree which feels like it hasn't been changed since 1975. It's directly on the water with its own sun beds and pool (no real beach but who cares) with pleasant-enough food. Guests get priority choice for the beds One is paying a premium price for being on the water which isn't reflected in the quality of the rooms and amenities. It's a very basic (yet charming and comfortable) room - no lush finishes, fancy lighting, bedding, towels, or soaps. The parking is free as is the very modest Continental breakfast. The front desk is not always staffed, but there's a buzzer that calls help when needed. We had a very relaxing and pleasant stay, but we felt we stepped back into time based on the decor and vibe at the hotel. Nevertheless, we found this quirky hotel with wonderful service and employees charming and endearing. We'd visit again, but manage our expectations when it comes to the room. It would be great if the rooms and decor reflected that it's 2013 since it's billed as a luxury hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HOTEL ON THE WATER ALL THE ROOMS FACING THE SEA 2 SWIMMING POOL (OUTSIDE and INSIDE) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Baie Doree Hotel Antibes
- La Baie Dore Antibes