Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hotel Splendid - Cannes

An obvious distinguished landmark in Cannes, and a beautiful looking one at that, the Hotel Splendid has captured many a heart.

This 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.

The 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.

Sitting 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.

My 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 bed.
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 Splendid.

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