The reception area is open, clean and the receptionists very polite, friendly and efficient.
The location is fantastic. Three to five minutes walk to the beach, or immediately straight into the shopping area.
The rooms were clean and standard for this size hotel even though we were on the 8th floor in deluxe rooms. A colleague’s suite however was lovely with a large corner balcony and indoor separate seating area.
There were a few things that marred the visit however. The large rooms for training were just too hot and with 70 people inside generating more heat, at times it was uncomfortable. Maybe it was down to the humidity at this time of year.
On two days, any thoughts of a quiet discussion over lunch in the terrace restaurant was shattered by continual banging and drilling as a room refurbishment was ongoing. Yes these repairs etc need to be completed, but not when you know a meeting has a designated lunch hour.
A few of my colleagues also complained that they had asked for different things during the week and that basically they were told no. However I’m not sure what these were or if they were realistic or not.
Main restaurant first morning: At 07:45 there were few spaces, no hot food left and staff trying to keep up and clear tables. It was extremely busy, a mess (bomb site) and only one coffee machine working. Luckily my colleague and I realised we should be in the terrace restaurant for breakfast which was lovely and relaxing with nice food. Well worth the additional 14 euros which is fairly standard now across Europe.
As a couples hotel I would recommend it due to the location etc, just either have breakfast out in one of the many bars/cafes or use the terrace restaurant. For meetings the rooms are spacious, the projection and auditory capabilities very good. In addition the coffee and pastries very nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in between the sea and the shopping artery of the most prestigious stores of Cannes, the Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d’Albion is a trendy haven of peace with a warmly atmosphere. Renovated in a contemporary style, the Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d’Albion excels at welcoming its guests in its 200 rooms and suites where you will be pampered by our teams. The hotel resembles the Cannes’ atmosphere: bright during the day and shiny at night. Discover the sunny delights in its two restaurants: taste the most subtle alliances at “La Terrasse du Gray” or typically Mediterranean flavours at the restaurant of the private beach on La Croisette. Let yourself be carried away by the Bohemian-chic ambiance of the private beach, its Summer parties, colourful cocktails and nautical activities. At any time of the day, the “Jane’s Bar” is the ideal place to meet up. And for sport sessions, enjoy the intimacy of the brand new fitness centre of the hotel. A stone’s throw away from the hotel, between the azure of the sky and the blue of the sea, be tempted by some green. Just a short walk away, you will swing on the best greens of the French Riviera. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Gray d Albion
- Gray d Albion Hotel