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“Different but brilliant”
Review of Hotel Le Cavendish

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Hotel Le Cavendish
Ranked #2 of 126 Hotels in Cannes
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Different but brilliant”
Reviewed 20 May 2009

Just back from a great 3 night stay at this belle époque hotel in the heart of Cannes. It’s our third stay in as many years and we don’t normally revisit places so this is one of our absolute favourites. The hotel is on a busy main road a few hundred metres from the sea front but is amazingly sound proofed throughout so that only emergency vehicle horns get through the walls and windows. We get a warm and friendly welcome every time we visit and the staffs are in the main people who have looked after us before which speaks volumes for the owners and their HR approach.

The vintage lift takes you up to your room (310 in our case) and there is everything you need to make yourself comfortable. Bath and shower with top of the range gels and conditioners etc plenty of fresh towels, replaced each evening, and a big bed. Two windows which open onto a reasonably quiet street below with electronic shutters to block out the light if you need it. Aircon is welcome in the hot summer months and the room has a light airy feel. Flat screen TV and plenty of cupboard/wardrobe space. Safe in room.

Drinks in the evening at the small bar on the ground floor are FREE and this encourages you to mix and chat with fellow guests. A great idea and one that sets the hotel apart from any other we have stayed in. Canapés are served along with crisps and nuts. There is no restaurant at the Cavendish so an evening meal is always taken out in the town or elsewhere. No problem and one is spoiled for choice in Cannes. Breakfast is served in the same place as the bar and it is always excellent. Fresh bread and croissants etc are available along with an array of fresh fruit, cereals and other delights. Homemade marmalade and jams are on hand to round off a super morning feast.

We like to use the hotel’s arrangement with the Plage Du Festival on the Croisette where you get a couple of comfy loungers and a brolly in the front row of the beach. Drinks etc are of course on hand when it gets hot and you can eat at your loungers or in the restaurant attached to the beach.

All in all a great place to stay and we thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2009

We stayed for 2 nights at this lovelly hotel. We booked directly from the hotel site a double superior room with breakfast for the price of 118 euros per day, wich was a real bargain, comparing the other hotels in Cannes at the same period and the hotel itself. The room was big enough (as much space you need from a hotel room). It was also very clean with a lovely bathroom. Although the hotel is in central location, you here nothing from the street. Perfect location, just 5' from la Croisette and the restaurants. The breakfast was really nice, with enough variety and excellent quality (teas, croissants, home made sweets and marmelades!!!). Generally, is a very nice hotel and I would definitely suggest it to anyone. P.S. Very clever from the hotel to offer an open bar!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Zurich
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Reviewed 15 April 2009

It is a very stylish, focused-on-details, lovely small hotel. The staff is very kind and helpful. The hotel, the room were like a bijou. Bath toiletries: great.
We were told wrong about breakfast hours and arrived too late, but the staff went out of their way to accomodate us and served us breakfast to our table. I still remember the delicious baked appled we were kindly served.
Would definitely come back next time in Cannes!

  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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England
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Reviewed 14 April 2009

Stayed here for two nights in April with my boyfriend, the staff are really friendly and very helpfull, the rooms are clean, the breakfast is good and it's in an excellent location. Would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 September 2008

When arriving at Nice Airport, the bus ride to the hotel takes about 45 minutes. The hotel is on the hillside in Cannes and looks down onto a busy little square. Except for the ground level café, there are very few nice restaurants in the direct facility, so you need to walk at least 5 minutes to the main stretch of town by the water.

I stayed in room 340, which was a beautiful, elegant and spacious grand room with extremely large terrace (which could hold 5 people comfortably), overlooking the small square. The room did not had too much ornamentation, but just enough to remind me of an american federalist rotunda. Pleasant, creative design, such as the bed placed in the center of the room.

Small negative points: no night stand directly next to the bed, no mirror ''up close'' for shaving/tweeling.

Staff is very kind, especially the man who served the simple buffet style breakfast, which consisted of fresh orange juice, eggs, bread and croissants with a mix of jellies. The restaurant/lounge are very small, but it works well for the mellow/private atmosphere they have created. The main staircase and elevator are quite impressive; it made the room feel significant once you reach it. Also, there is a nice private hall shared by three rooms once leaving the staircase.

Le Cavendish is a great hotel with a reasonable price-quality proportion (190€ double), taking into consideration that it is not directly on the coast. Especially recommended for those conducting business trips or for couples wishing to get some privacy. A younger crowd might wish to be more by the water/shopping district.

  • Liked — Elegant design and spaciousness of the ''Rotunda'' rooms.
  • Disliked — Somewhat slow check-in upon arrival.
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled on business
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North Yorkshire
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Reviewed 14 September 2008

I was disappointed to read the previous review of Le Cavendish based, as far as I can see, on poor room service for a meal. Bearing in mind the close proximity of an amazing variety of eating places I am surprised that anyone staying in Cannes in August would choose to have a meal in their room!
Our experience couldn't have been more different - apart from agreeing about the lovely staff.
We arrived to be met by a charming trainee receptionist from Romania who was as helpful as she was smart.
Our "rotunda" room on the top floor was a joy. If I had to find a fault it would be the lack of air con in the bathroom which tended to soak up the glorious sunshine through its large windows, despite keeping the curtains closed.
Everything else was spot on - patio doors to a "wrap round" balcony with a view downtown and (just) a view of the sea; an open bar from 5pm to 11pm with wine, spirits, nibbles and friendly service (our waiter was proud of being the longest serving employee of this boutique hotel and couldn't have been more helpful and pleasant,) - a lovely start and end to the evening.
The breakfast is also a great treat. The hotel prides itself on a wide selection of special teas but also provides homemade preserves and, on one morning, a fantastic homemade creamy bread and butter pud alongside fresh fruit, a range of breads/brioches, cereals and yoghurts.
Comparatively expensive but well worth every Euro!!

  • Liked — The staff
  • Disliked — Bathroom was too hot
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Francophile28
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2008

Having moved into a new house that had no internet connection, we left our trip to Cannes in the hands of a travel company. We were told that there are no 5star hotels in Cannes......not sure how true this actually is but we didn't have the means to check or to book one for ourselves. We arrived to be greeted by a lovely receptionist/concierge who checked us in, told us where to go and showed us personally to our room.

The room was clean enough but very basic........small bathroom with shower only, no bath.

After taking a walk down the promenade i couldn't help but feel disappointed that we had been booked in here as i noticed there were, larger hotels (carlton/sofitel) that looked that they may have suites or at least rooms that felt like hotel rooms rather than your grans spare bedroom.

It is of course a matter of personal opinion some people may like the ''oldy worldy'' feel but for around 300 euro a night, i like something that feels more than a 3star, which i think would be a more than generous rating for this hotel as it also had no facilties whatsoever.

The most disappointing thing for me about the whole stay was the room service.........i ordered two meals only to be called back 20 minutes later to tell me there was none of what i had ordered left (there only was around 3 things on the menu) so this left me having to get the soup.

OMG!!!! I waited over an hour for a bowl of COLD TINNED SOUP!!! It was revolting but the staff are so lovely i didn't have the heart to complain so i just left it, even though it was quite an insult that the kitchen thought it acceptable to serve something like that up. You do not need to be a Cordon Bleu chef to brew up some home made veg!!

I am now back online......thank goodness and will never leave booking a hotel in the hands of someone else again. All in all, apart from the lovely staff, a pretty disappointing experience at Le Cavendish !

  • Liked — staff
  • Disliked — food
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Le Cavendish
Address: 11 boulevard Carnot, 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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 126 Hotels in Cannes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Le Cavendish 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located a few steps away from the famous Croisette and the luxurious shops in rue d'Antibes, Le Cavendish 4* hotel in Cannes offers an intimate getaway in a refined and cozy setting. Belle Epoque facade, lift dating back from 1920, stairs in marble of Carrare, genuine wood floors combine elegantly with a charming decoration for a definitely intimate stay. With the exclusive upscale service of luxury hospitality, Le Cavendish - boutique hotel in Cannes - and its 34 rooms has become one of a kind place to stay. Whether in couple, family or for business ... Enjoy Cannes differently. ... more   less 
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