"Old school European elegance in its best"
Stayed 5 nights during my honeymoon last August. What I liked about this hotel is that our stay was exactly as I expected, old school european luxury hotel experience. Attention to details, discreet and efficient service, incredible grounds (exactly as you see in the pictures), spacious room and bathroom (even if you are staying in the "basic" ones, which based on my experience would be presented as suites in some equally expensive luxury hotels). A special note to the bars (both Bellini and the Champagne Lounge) and the barmen. I spent some time every night at the bar waiting my wife to get ready for dinner and had the chance to try several different cocktails, all of which perfectly executed! Very helpful and nice concierge team too. We also had a memorable dinner at the restaurant (Eden Roc). The only wrinkle to the service is the staff at the car entrance gate. Always unfriendly (even after realizing that you actually are a hotel guest), making you feel like an intruder trying to sneak in. At one occasion we had our car searched (truck open), what certainly does not match with the personal service you get elsewhere in the hotel. At a certain point, we actually found it kind of funny and joked about it everytime we arrived at the hotel. There are a lot of remarks in the reviews about the prices charged by the hotel, but if you consider all that is offered (the grounds, the service, the spacious rooms, the pool, the tennis clay courts, sauna etc) and compare to other top hotels in Europe, my conclusion is that the Eden Roc experience is well worth it. My goal now is to come back every year until I can be granted the right to get a front row chair by the pool (that is where you wanna get your sun tanning)!
"Old world glamour"
This is definitely THE place to be in Cap Antibes. Very expensive and certainly not contemporary, but great service and a magnificent setting. Just relax and enjoy being pampered. Try for a room looking at the water.
"Nothing whatsoever to mark it down really"
This is a serious player for one of the best hotel around. An absolutely wonderfully relaxed, tip top hotel and it is rare to find the two work simultaneously. Impeccable service, if at times feeling a little forced, but really can't complain. The elegant pool bar is rather like a cruise liner of old and comes with staff dressed as matelots. It is perfect for a cocktail just poor to sunset. Walking around the grounds the scent of the pines is ever present and the wonderful palms give an exotic air. The trip from the airport was pre-booked, but the prices are €100 overpriced at least, so I recommend you book a "Berline" Uber car instead. You will still get an S Class Mercedes. Reception were very welcoming and even though my room wasn't ready, I was quite prepared to sit on the beautiful terrace sipping an iced tea and watching the beautiful view through the tall pine trees to the sea and the bay beyond. A friend was staying elsewhere in the hotel and she referred to it as "paradise" and she's not far wrong. This will become my new "go to" place for an R&R escape. It isn't cheap, but then really great places rarely are. It is worth every Euro however. It's probably mobbed during the summer months and might be a different atmosphere. The first week in October was still beautiful weather and we hardly saw anyone, which was just perfect. Thank you Hotel du Cap. You lifted my soul.
"Resting on their reputation"
We recently visited the Champagne bar with a group of friends before heading out to dinner. The view and setting are unbeatable and absolutely gorgeous.. However, the service from the one waiter was awful and frankly inexcusable. Some of us had a bottle of champagne and the glasses ran dry, before a lady friend had to get up, to top up the glasses. The manager rushed over to take the bottle and continue pouring. What took the biscuit was when we ordered a second round of espresso martinis, only to be told it wasn't possible, as they had no espresso machine. I then pointed out the now empty previous round, to which he flippantly said - "Oh well, we will have to make an exception." We were on holiday in Antibes and quite happy to splash some cash but when a bottle of rose Moet, a glass of house champagne, 5 reluctantly made and small espresso martinis and a Dark & Stormy comes to in excess of 500 euros, one expects the flawless service the venue is supposedly renowned for. So needless to say, this was a disappointment - despite the lovely view.
Hotel Du Cap is undoubtedly very special. The staff are world class. This was our second visit and yet again the experience was magical. From the moment you arrive to the minute you leave you are treated with great warmth. It is true that the hotel, grounds and pool are beautiful and quite stunning, but where hotel Du Cap really excel is in their staff. The wonderful women at reception are elegant and beautiful. Think of Audrey Hepburn in her Hollywood heyday. I was trying to work out how and why the staff are so excellent and on taking to the concierge it was clear to see that there is a great deal of pride that everyone holds dear at hotel Du Cap. From the gentlemen that greet you on arrival to the staff that bring you your breakfast to the ladies that prepare your room you can see a pride, professionalism and excellence that shines through. The only problem with hotel Du Cap is that once they have weaved their magical spell on you it is very difficult not to be hooked. You will not want to leave.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM