We spent a three days weekend at St Jean Cap Ferrat early December, a few days before the hotel closes for winter.
We stayed in a superior suite with sea view. It is rather small but decor is very bright and it is a corner suite so there is plenty of light and it feels quite welcoming. Equipment shall be enhanced (no Nespresso machine, no DVD or Blu-Ray player) but the hard product is excellent. Bathroom is beautiful (I always appreciate natural light in a bathroom).
Early December is the end of the season, there were very few people, club Dauphin was already closed, I liked very much this quiet atmosphere. Staff was always available for a chat and you can experience a privileged stay with great privacy.
I was still disappointed by the Spa area. It was recently built but the swimming pool is too small (8m x 4m) and there are only 4 loungers. The gym is also small (4 cardio machines + weights area & other equipment), and it was way too hot inside.
For those of you who may have to work a bit during holidays, please note that wifi signal is extremely weak throughout the hotel, and mobile network is so poor (at least with SFR) that I missed several important calls.
Service was ok with some minor glitches.
La Veranda restaurant was very good, breakfast (buffet) was average, actually we much preferred in-room breakfast on our second day.
If you drive there be sure to have a navigator as St Jean Cap Ferrat is a residential area with only huge villas (it reminded us of Bel Air).
Be prepared for stratospheric prices. We asked for a hotel car to go to a concert in Palais Nikaia (roughly 20km), it was 440 Eur for the return trip. 2 first and 2 main at La Veranda with 2 glasses of wine was 235 Eur. At peak season even the room rate is way too expensive, (they target Russian clients) and I think you can find much better value in other parts of Europe.
Overall we had a pleasant stay, but I don't think we'll go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the glamorous resort lifestyle of the Cote d’Azur – close to Nice and Monaco – in the iconic luxury of the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel. Among the 74 light and airy guest rooms – including 24 suites and one villa – some feature private terraces and swimming pools. Chic, modern design by Pierre-Yves Rochon features gleaming white marble and textures of white and beige, putting the emphasis on colourful artwork and signature French Riviera views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Du Cap Ferrat
- Grand Resort Du Cap Ferrat