Discover where the world’s most glamorous descend every summer - Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes feels like an impeccably styled film set! A centrepiece chateau, where nostalgia is kept alive with corridors filled with photographs of its famous guests from the past 150 years including the Windsors, Kennedys and countless film stars.
The rooms are adorned with antiques, mirrors and chandeliers. The light pours in from French windows to reveal gorgeous grounds and glimpses of the yachts in the bay. Glistening white-marble bathrooms come with separate showers and tubs and abound with Bamford and Sisley bath potions.
Service is second to none here, and if you go for a swish villa and you'll get privacy in the pines, complete with pool and butler-service.
The restaurants ooze casual chic during the day, at Eden Roc Grill. Wraparound terraces means you can dine overlooking the bay, islands and Esterel hills, whilst feasting on a lavish lunch buffet of octopus salad, steaks, jumbo prawns and a Niçoise salad – all served by staff in sailor suits.
At night, the scene transforms into formal and dressy. In the mansion, head to the Bellini Bar where the peachy Bellini cocktail is the best on the Riviera. Eden Roc Pavilion, is the rooftop Champagne Bar made for sunset bubbles and sushi on the rocks. A place that is a firm favourite to party during Cannes Film Festival.
The grounds are magnificent, with a catwalk alley sweeping down to the sea between perfectly manicured lawns. As you approach the dramatic coastline, the hotels saltwater infinity pool suspends over the glittering blue Mediterranean Sea. Cut into the edge of the cliff, it was dynamited out of basalt rock above the bay in 1914 and is now a safe, paparazzi-free zone so stars can relax.
In the paradise of the hotel grounds, Dior has come together with Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc to create a multi-facetted Spa. With décor inspired by the rocks on which the hotel stands. Treatments are exclusive and entirely customisable to reveal the holistic dimension of the Dior Spa philosophy. Discover two settings bathed in the light of the French Riviera and the extraordinary azure tones of the sea.
Not only is this the place for a truly luxury retreat, it is also a great sustainable choice, being a certified Green Globe property for their environmental initiatives, including the use of eco label cleaning products, locally sourced food and recycling programs.
Pricing: Double rooms from approx. €1500 per night in high season