We have stayed at the intercontinental for some 13 years every summer; usually in September. As usual this time we were given an upgrade to a sea view room on the sixth floor. These rooms have fantastic views. The welcome and check in was extremely professional being greeted by name as well as the assistant manager conducting us to our room. We were greeted by name by many staff that have been at the hotel for many years.
We had booked breakfast flex rate for most nights however three nights were reward nights that did not include breakfast. Readers may have seen that Breakfast is 40 or so Euros that is correct however by booking breakfast flex the cost is 30 Euros which includes two people, this compares well at 15 each with the side street cafes which charge 14 for continental breakfast. So the lesson is book breakfast flex.
We are mindful of the beach charges, obviously those who either want to see the rich and famous or are the rich and famous are content to use the hotel beach at its current cost. Those who do not should take advantage of other beaches a few minutes either side of the hotel where for as little as 7 Euros a chair may be had, those who feel this is too much then just a little farther is the public free beach same sea same sand.
We can never praise the staff to much for the knowledge and helpfulness. The reception, the concierge and restaurant staffs go out of the way to please.
Comments on the fabric of the hotel being tired are perhaps justified, the hotels owners, some middle eastern person has perhaps not yet understood that this hotel has a history that needs to be cared for. Intercontinental Hotels Group are the long term managers. People who complain that there is no swimming pool perhaps have not done their research as it is clear from the hotels web site and brochures that there is not one but why worry the sea is just yards away.
We have free wifi from being a priority club member there is also as mall busines centre.
We would recommend this hotel for the service, location and the sense of occasion for being there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Cannes. There is a place at the heart of La Croisette where you can enjoy a truly unforgettable moment in an intimate setting. Thanks to 100 years of tradition at your service, the InterContinental Carlton offers a unique experience under the Mediterranean sun. A genuine legend: The InterContinental Carlton Cannes cultivates this refined atmosphere where yesterday's charm and spirit mix with today's expectations. With its 343 rooms and suites, its restaurants and bars, its famous terrace and its private beach of fine sand, it offers incomparable service worthy of the best hotels. ... more less
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