An obvious distinguished landmark in Cannes, and a beautiful
looking one at that, the Hotel Splendid has captured many a heart.
soothing white, 4-star hotel with its gracious touches of curves, wrought iron
and light awnings give a feeling of romance, and once inside you’ll find there
is a warmth and character that can be hard to try to emulate in the newer and
more modern hotels of today.
choice to stay here was not planned; in fact I was out at a friend’s birthday
dinner party in Le Suquet. After the
dinner and then drinks at a couple of local bars, Hotel Splendid seemed to be
beckoning me to book a room.
It was very late when I checked in and I did have to be up early to leave
Cannes the next day so I did not have a chance to see everything the hotel has
to offer, but being very happy with what I did experience, I think it is worth
a mention and of course a stay.
at the foot of the port and across from the Palais des Festivals, Hotel
Splendid is conveniently located…to everything. The address of the hotel is: 4 rue Felix Faure.
You will be surrounded by a vast amount of fabulous
restaurants to choose from, along with shopping to suit every taste and
budget. Need to catch a bus or a
train? It’s all within walking distance.
Being late, and since I didn’t book a room ahead
of time, the front desk receptionist was gracious and able to give me a great
classic double room. I found that not
only is the outside of the hotel enticing, the interiors are elegant with a
touch of old world charm and certainly not ostentatious.
room was the perfect size with high ceilings, plenty of closet space and very
comfortable with a large, fully stocked bathroom. For some reason in Europe I have this thing
for checking out the size of the bathtub compared to a North American size, and
the one in my hotel room was of normal North American size.
And even though I had to get up early, my sleep in what seemed
to be a very soundproof room was one of the best I’ve had in such a cozy double
Hotel Splendid has been a part of Cannes wonderfully long
history since 1871, something of which I love.
I’m glad I finally had the opportunity to stay at this hotel, if you get
the chance and need a place to stay in Cannes, book yourself a room at Hotel