The Cavendish hotel resembles a big Parisian theatre. This boutique hotel provides a warm welcome and an irreproachable level of service: it's really one of the best hotels in Cannes. Be it for a romantic stay or a family holiday, you'll really feel at home here.
A little withdrawn from the city centre, the Cavendish is relatively close to the Palais des Festivals, the Croisette, and the historical Suquet neighbourhood. The train station is a few minutes away on foot, and the city's main shopping street, Rue d'Antibes, is a few dozen metres from the hotel.
A parking valet will take care of your car as you arrive (secure parking). With their large balconies and particular charm, the Rotonde rooms are incredibly pleasant.
The Cavendish is hard to miss as you walk down Boulevard Carnot. This towering Belle Epoque building cuts an impressive figure between two streets. With its columns, rounded balconies, statues, and red sign, the architectural qualities of the Cavendish will take you to another place and time.
It's all the more impressive as you face the hotel's entrance. The wrought iron canopy from which hang two red drapes, along with the visible stonework, will make you feel as if you're entering one of the great historic theatres of Paris.
Once inside, the theatrical magic is enhanced with the mix of red fabric used for the sofas, the armchairs, the curtains, and even the reception desk, and the gold tones of the frames, the mirrors, and the cushions.
The classical style is particularly well highlighted in the reception area. It's neither over nor underdone, thanks to the bright colours that warm up the area and give it an air of dynamic elegance.
A former residence for aristocrats of the Belle Epoque, the Cavendish has happily preserved its original Carrara marble floors.
Before retiring to your room (via the stairway or the 1910 lift, both remarkable features that are highly representative of the Belle Epoque era), follow the red thread through the common areas, also done in red tones, all the way to the incredible breakfast room and lounge bar. Entirely decorated in shades of red and gold, this huge room delicately mixes the classy style of the beginning of the 20th century with modern furniture. White walls, large sofas, modern and comfortable bronze-coloured benches, red glossy tables, thick curtains, and a red ceiling rimmed with gold all contribute to create a hushed and cosy setting, which proves ideal for a relaxing evening.
The red thread disappears as you move up to one of the 4 storeys, to give way to a less vibrant and more soothing setting. Light brown wall-to-wall carpeting, pastel green paint for the doors, and off-white for the walls; getting to the rooms is a pleasant experience.
This boutique hotel has 34 guest rooms, 22 of which are in the superior category (equivalent to a standard room), with an area of 25m². There is a Rotonde room on every floor (circular 30m² room with original parquet flooring, high ceilings, a winter garden-style bathroom, and a huge terrace) as well as two Deluxe rooms (with an area of 30m²).
All of the rooms at the Cavendish are decorated in one of four colours (purple, Provence blue, olive green, or gold), which the hotel's interior designer chose for their Provençal feel. These colours add a pleasant touch to the beige walls of the rooms and the grey furniture, not to mention the curtains, wall-to-wall carpeting, and wall draping. Tastefully scattered about the room, they contribute to the elegant and refined setting. The furniture by 'Mis en Demeure' adds a genuine touch of a modern classical style for added charm.
All of the rooms come with a flat-screen TV with an integrated video system, a safe, a minibar, adjustable air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi.
The bathrooms have been decorated in the same vein: simple off-white walls with an elegant marble-clad wash basin and a white earthenware bathtub. Finally, to make you feel at home, there are Fragonard hospitality products, bathrobes, slippers, and a hair-dryer.
The Cavendish does not serve any food other than breakfast,
which is presented as a buffet of hot buns, pastries, sweet treats, and 'homemade' jams, with coffee and a large tea selection by 'Mariage Frères'.
The breakfast room becomes a lounge bar in the evenings. From 6:00pm to 9:00pm, guests are invited to enjoy the exclusive and free open bar - the pinnacle of hospitality. It's a good way to mingle with the other hotel guests in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere.