... for those who want to enjoy the sea and not the crowds on the beach. The hotel is uphill from the beach (10 min walk along a quiet street) and as it is on the outskirts of Cannes, the beach is almost deserted in mid-September. But it is a wonderful beach - sandy throughout, perfectly clear water (and warm even in end-September - +22C), showers every 50 meters. The only thing you may need to buy (if staying on the beach for the whole day) is an umbrella (EUR 15), as this part of the beach is purely public - so no sunbeds or umbrellas are provided. However, for those not minding a lot of sunbathing neighbours, these are easily found 200m towards the city - but at a price of EUR25 for a pair of sunbeds and an umbrella. The hotel provides beach towels free of charge, and also has a nice swimming pool.
The hotel itself is a boutique-type (some 30 rooms altogether), and is very well run. You really feel like you are in a village - such a nice escape in the evenings after touring busy, crowded cities of Cote d'Azur! At that, it is just 10 min drive by bus from the centre (20-25 min walk). Bus stop is halfway to the beach (4min), and buses run every 15 min (EUR1.50 one-way). Another way to get to Cannes centre and easily explore the entire Cote d'Azur (from Frejus and St Raphael in the West to Antib, Nice and Monaco in the East) is by TER from Cannes La Bocca TER Gare (train station). It is only 5-7min walk from the hotel. TER trains run very frequently (every 30 min on average in the mornings, evenings and on week-ends, ~ every hour during working days). Cost of DayTravel ticket (hop-on/hop-off type, unlimited number of trips in 24 hours throughout the entire Cote d'Azur) is just EUR 15! With such a deal you can forget about hiring a car. Just not worth it!
The hotel is also easily reachable from Nice airport - either walk 10 min to Nice StAugustin TER station and travel to Cannes LaBocca station, then 5 min walk to the hotel, or get on a Nice-Cannes extress bus (stops at Terminal 1 and 2, runs every 30 min), and when in Cannes take either Bus #1 or #2 (stops are 30 meters from where you get off the express), or a taxi (EUR 10).
To summarise - we found this hotel perfectly located to enjoy all the bustling cities of the Cote (by TER), have a relaxing beach-sea vacation as well - and at the same time to be away from the crowds when you want to have a quiet night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Chateau de la Tour is a 4 star hotel located 3 km from Cannes Centre with Palais des festivals and Croisette Boulevard. Midi Beach is 10 minutes' walk and Nice Cote d’Azur Airport is a 40-minute drive away. It features a gourmet restaurant "La Table du Chateau" and 33 rooms, all equipped with free Internet Wi-Fi access, air conditioning accordingly to the season, flat screen TV and private bathrooms with hairdryers. Some rooms have sea view. An outdoor infinity swimming pool and garden with terrace overlooking the Mediterranean sea are open from June to September. Additional facilities include buffet breakfast, private parking and possibility to reserve beauty treatments and massages on site. ... more less
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