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“Great stay in Cannes”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa Garbo

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Villa Garbo
Ranked #22 of 126 Hotels in Cannes
Certificate of Excellence
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23 reviews
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“Great stay in Cannes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

We stayed at Villa Garbo during our stay in Cannes in the beginning of June and we really enjoyed our experience there. The rooms are spacious and clean, and we liked the fact that it's a small boutique hotel. We went right after the Cannes film festival, so it was pretty quiet everywhere in the city.

The manager and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. We also really enjoyed the daily breakfast delivered to our room as well as the open bar offered everyday from 6-8. That really adds to the hotel experience.

We would definitely go back during our next stay in Cannes.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

I loved, loved, loved to stay at Villa Garbo. Friendly, great service, beautiful rooms - and the best breakfast ever! I'll be dreaming of the freshly baked croissants for months! The location is also perfect - just at the end of Rue d'Antibes.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012 via mobile

We had a great experience staying at Villa Garbo. When traveling we like to stay in high end boutique hotels and Villa Garbo did not disappoint. Our room and the overall facility was fantastic. Breakfast daily and incredibly helpful and friendly management and staff. The hotel owner and manager truly seemed to care that we made the most of our time in Cannes and helped with everything from directions to translation to shopping! our room was fabulous with a great balcony where we ate breakfast every morning. The bathroom was beautiful and offered an oversized tub and rain shower. Location is also very good. Not right on the busy La Croisette but within 2 blocks of the beach, shopping and very close to Le Suquet.

Stayed March 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

We chose this hotel after an extensive review of hotels in the area. We stayed for a couple of nights and were very pleased with our choice. It is a beautiful hotel, the charming facade having been preserved when the hotel was rebuilt. Our room (a junior suite) was spacious & well appointed; the bathroom included a fast hairdryer, very nice towels, dressing gowns & slippers. The only thing missing was a full-length mirror.

We parked in a side street next to the hotel which was fine for that night as the parking meter finished at 7pm and we were planning to be away within the first two hours of the next day's charging period. However, it was much more relaxing to park the car on site (this is limited so pre-booking is advised) the next day, well worth the 25 Euros to avoid the hassle!

The welcome given to us on arrival was excellent and after unpacking & showering we were ready to enjoy an aperitif. The hotel offers its guests complimentary drinks between 6pm and 8pm and we found their rose and white wines very pleasant.

The hotel has no restaurant but serves a buffet breakfast in the foyer and we were given a number of restaurant recommendations for dinner. We only had two evenings and tried two different restaurants, L'Affable and L'Antidote, both serving superb food.

The hotel was just across from the Rue d'Antibes, the principal shopping area and a short walk to La Croisette. Even though it was close to the railway line, the hotel was a haven of peace and we heard absolutely nothing.

We were told on arrival that we might experience problems with the iPad and the wifi, however, both the iPad and iPhone worked perfectly using the hotel's complimentary wifi.

I would recommend this hotel as an excellent base for exploring Cannes.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

Very friendly and welcoming. Great room, Apartment really, well soundproofed against the traffic noise outside. Great restaurant recommendations. we will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

We liked Villa Garbo and Nicolas, the concierge, was always extremely helpful and answered all of our questions! they recommended things to do and were always available.

It is a great boutique hotel in a very good location. However, suites are expensive and more suitable if you go with a family. as friend, my friend and I realized that we didn't need a suite and we could have saved some money.

breakfast was served and it was included and it was EXCELLENT. sometimes we were upset because wi-fi was not working and the internet in the business center was not working either. that was important for us because we needed to check the internet.

overall good experience.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2011

What an amazing boutique hotel. Elegant, Modern and friendly all in one.
From the Owner, Guy (A true gentleman who was so helpful) to Nicolas (the restaurant expert! He knows so much about where to go) to Valerie (always laughing but so helpful) to Gypsy (amazing help in the mornings and always elegant) and finally Mario (the inventive genius who made us feel safe) all the staff are a breath of fresh air and bend over backwards to help. Rooms are spacious, quiet and beautifully decorated. Large bathroom with bath and full size shower (Suite 130).

Close to La Croisette, close to the beach, calming and thoroughly enjoyable. Didn't want to leave.
A 20 minute walk from the old town, but well worth the walk to some great restaurants.

In summary, we will without doubt be going back to stay at this hotel. It's now on our list of top 10 favourites. It was a calm oasis that we needed after our wedding and would be more than happy to tell our friends, STAY AT THIS HOTEL!!!!

Merci to all at Villa Garbo for making the first leg of our honeymoon, so so special.

Room Tip: Room 330 has a whole rooftop terrace to itself, but obviously would cost the most.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Garbo
Address: 62 boulevard D Alsace, 06400 Cannes, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Cannes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 126 Hotels in Cannes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Garbo 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine an apartment with luxury hospitality services located two steps away from La Croisette ... Here is the concept of Villa Garbo. Behind its facade dating back 1884, Villa Garbo offers its guests a small world of authentic luxury in an elegant, contemporary and convivial setting. The 11 apartments - suites make up an intimate cocoon of technology and design. Exclusive concept of luxury Hotel Residence in Cannes, Villa Garbo has become a major charm getaway ... Whether as a couple, family or for busine ... more   less 
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