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“The Best Hotel in France and Perhaps One of the Best Anywhere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Barriere Le Majestic Cannes

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Hotel Barriere Le Majestic Cannes
Ranked #5 of 126 Hotels in Cannes
Certificate of Excellence
Miami Beach, Florida
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175 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“The Best Hotel in France and Perhaps One of the Best Anywhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

This August, at the height of the season, we stayed at the Majestic Barrière in Cannes for 10 days. We learned during our stay that the hotel had received the title of “Best Hotel in France” this year. It is most well deserved and perhaps doesn't go far enough.

The Majestic Barrière is, beyond a doubt, extraordinary. There is no other way to describe it – other than “perfect”. It is hard to know where to begin. Shall I start with the fact that the hotel sent a chauffeur and a bellman from the hotel to meet us at the train from Paris? That they met us at the train on the track and entered the train and off-loaded our baggage?

Shall I continue with the group from the concierge desk, reception, group planning and management that welcomed us to the property – the warmth of the greeting, the attention to every detail?

Shall I continue with our room, which was large, spacious really, beautifully appointed, with a sumptuous balcony facing the Bay of Cannes overlooking the pool, with a table, chairs and a recliner? Or the welcome gift of fruit, chocolate, cookies and drinks brought to the room?

Then, of course, there were the amazing and wonderful dinners at the hotel, the incredible welcome for our group of 19 people with a dedicated reception team, the attention of the entire staff, from housekeepers to bell staff to desk staff and concierge and managers?

Speaking of which, the amazing work of the concierge team, helping us to find places to go and new experiences every evening of our stay continued the marvellous experience, along with the incredible meal at the Petite Maison de Nicole restaurant the first night for our team. The delicious breakfasts at the restaurant every morning, the way the entire staff remembered us from day to day, anticipating what we might need.

Then there was also the warm welcome from the people who work there, the “no request ignored” attitude to everything we needed, from a room change due to a broken air conditioning system (handled beautifully) to small things like an extra towel or a room needing to be made up late in the day.

And finally our perfectly prepared and served farewell dinner on the beach in front of the hotel, with, as a climax, the final night of the pyrotechnic festival of the summer.

Having stayed in many (we do this every year for our company) five star hotels in France, in the UK, in Italy, in Costa Rica, the US, and in Spain, I can say without any reservation that the Majestic Barrière is one of the best, if not the best, of them all.

Ah, me, as usual, and as happens to me a lot, I can’t understand the negative reviews. The hotel is graciously mature – it was celebrating its 100th birthday while we were there. It is not new construction to be sure, but we were grateful for that. It is stately, deliciously aged like a fine wine or elegant cheese, comfortably wearing the grace of its age. It reflects an ease and elegance with simplicity – the simplicity of simply just doing it right.

Stay there if you can. Tell them we sent you. Enjoy it. Don’t go home. We didn’t want to – we had to but… we would have stayed forever.

Room Tip: Stay in the delux seaview rooms - they are worth it.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Direction_hotels, Directeur général at Hotel Barriere Le Majestic Cannes, responded to this review, 15 October 2012
Dear client,

It was a real pleasure to welcome you to the Majestic Barrière and we are thrilled that you enjoyed staying with us!

We would like to thank you for these wonderful comments and congratulations for our services and the team.

We look forward to welcome you again very soon; it will be a real pleasure to have another opportunity to welcome you.

Very sincerely,

The Management.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

This was our second year in Cannes. Stayed at the Majestic both years, each for two weeks. Staff, food, location and comfort is what will bring us back again. Ask for an oceanview room. It is out of this world.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mori E
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Direction_hotels, Directeur général at Hotel Barriere Le Majestic Cannes, responded to this review, 11 October 2012
Dear client,

Thank you very much for your lovely comments; we are thrilled that you enjoyed staying with us!

With warm regards from the team,

Yours sincerely,

The management.
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Pasadena, California
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154 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

I travel a great deal and have stayed in many top hotels; sadly the Majestic does not measure up. The bathroom ceiling has peeling and cracked paint, broken tiles in the shower, scratched paint surrround the mirror, and thin towels that are more appropriate to a pension than a world class hotel. Room service, even with a breakfast form filled out precisely, brought me the wrong food, and when I asked for room service tea with lemon and a still water, I was brought milk and sparkling water.

These mistakes are simply unacceptable in a top hotel. In addition, I was out of my room at 8 am and when I returned at 4 pm, housekeeping had yet to clean it.

I asked for a dress to be pressed that I need to wear in 48 hours, and you would have thought I was asking for the impossible. The best answer I could get was "We'll try to have it for you by then." Wow. Needless to say, this formerly grand hotel is just that, a fading beauty.

Room Tip: Ask to see the room before accepting it. Corner rooms are small and do not have room for a sofa. T...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Valhallapix
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Direction_hotels, Directeur général at Hotel Barriere Le Majestic Cannes, responded to this review, 9 October 2012
Dear Client,

You were kind enough to share your experience and we would like to thank you. Your comments are extremely important as they provide a motive for continuous improvement.

My staff and I have taken note of your comments regarding your lack of satisfaction concerning several malfunctioning. Please accept our sincere apologies.
You can be sure that we are taking measures to ensure this does not reoccur; particularly among all the Managers responsible of the service.

Looking forward to having the pleasure of seeing you again soon at the Hotel Majestic,

Yours sincerely,

General Management
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

Stayed with my husband for 4 nights as part of our honeymoon. The hotel is lovely and the staff is really service minded and friendly. One style can not be everybodys taste, but I don't understand the comments about rooms beeing 80's looking. At least our room was nice and just like in the pictures. The location of the hotel is perfect and the private beach is great, with nice sunbeds, good food and impeccable service from the staff. We also visited the gym, which was well equipped. One thing to be prepared for is that you have to pay for everything, even internet and sunbeds by the hotel pool. However, as this was our honeymoon, we received a free upgrade and champagne, chocolates etc served in our room. That was very considerate and a nice surprise. We're hoping to return soon..

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Awj388
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Direction_hotels, Directeur général at Hotel Barriere Le Majestic Cannes, responded to this review, 4 October 2012
Dear client,

It was a real pleasure to welcome you to the Majestic Barrière and we are thrilled that you enjoyed staying with us!

We would like to thank you for these wonderful comments and congratulations for our services and the team.

We look forward to welcome you again very soon; it will be a real pleasure to have another opportunity to welcome you.

Yours sincerely,

The management.
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Sydney
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43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights in September and was very happy with my stay from start to finish

The staff were lovely and the room very comfortable. I read through the reviews and I think all the some of the negative comments are due to bad luck in some circumstances as my stay was perfect.

Being on La Croisette it is an easy walk to most things.

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and the hospitality of the manager and his team.

Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Direction_hotels, Directeur général at Hotel Barriere Le Majestic Cannes, responded to this review, 1 October 2012
Dear client,

Thank you very much for your lovely comments; we are thrilled that you enjoyed staying with us!

With warm regards from the team,

Yours sincerely,

The management.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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105 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

The rooms are crisp, clean, well maintained and efficient. The gym is modern and well kept. Beds are comfy and large with black out window for optimal sleep. The location is perfect in the middle of the Criosette and right across from the Palais. Breakfast is divine. Service exceptional. Amenities fantastic! The bathtub is deep and has a waterfall shower in addition. I spent an afternoon at the private beach which was quaint and quiet. I hope to come back next year 100%!!

Room Tip: Right now they have construction on one side of the building...I would recommend asking not to be on...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 4projectmayhem
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Direction_hotels, Directeur général at Hotel Barriere Le Majestic Cannes, responded to this review, 27 September 2012
Dear client,

Thank you very much for your lovely comments; we are thrilled that you enjoyed staying with us!
We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you once again!

With warm regards from the team,

Yours sincerely,

The management.
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Chicago
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012 via mobile

Staying here right now for the WSOP-E. Location is great, rooms are nice, bathroom is a tad dated. We are in a seaview jr suite with a lovely terrace that overlooks the pool and the sea.

Biggest problem is that our air conditioning is not working properly. Second biggest problem is our phone is not working properly.

We've complained numerous times and are now just giving up. An offer was made at 2am the other night to have us move rooms, but my wife was sleeping and we had completely unpacked. So they offered to have someone come up to the room. No one ever showed.

The next night a bellman came up and adjusted the air. Even he noticed that one of the vents is not working at all.

Still no one to fix the phone.


I really want to like this hotel, but it's getting difficult.

The staff I have dealt with are very nice. It's just frustrating.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Scottyg22
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Direction_hotels, Directeur général at Hotel Barriere Le Majestic Cannes, responded to this review, 27 September 2012
Dear Client,

Following your stay at our hotel, you were kind enough to comment you experience and we would like to thank you. Your comments are extremely important as they provide a motive for continuous improvement

My staff and I have taken note of your comments regarding your lack of satisfaction concerning various technical malfunctioning. Please accept our apologies. You can be sure that we are taking measures to ensure this does not reoccur; particularly with the Technical Manager responsible of the service.

Looking forward to having the pleasure of seeing you again soon at the Hotel Majestic,

Yours sincerely,

General Management
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Additional Information about Hotel Barriere Le Majestic Cannes

Property: Hotel Barriere Le Majestic Cannes
Address: 10, La Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France
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Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Cannes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Cannes
#3 Business Hotel in Cannes
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Cannes
#4 Luxury Hotel in Cannes
#4 Family Hotel in Cannes
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cannes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Barriere Le Majestic Cannes 5*
Number of rooms: 349
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Majestic Barriere, icon of elegance and luxury, welcomes you into a world of refinement offering all the comfort of a legendary luxury hotel. The Majestic Barriere has a new look. Fully refurbished this winter, the hotel lobby and all of its rooms, suites and corridors reflect the latest trends bringing together luxury, tradition and modernity. In the near future, the Majestic 2010 will open a new wing, an extension of the existing hotel. ... more   less 
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