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Hotel Garden Beach Hotel 4 star
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13, Boulevard Edouard Baudoin Antibes, France -
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The Garden Beach used to belong to the Méridien Group but is now an independent hotel. It is located in Juan Les Pins, in the modern part of Antibes. Its private beach, which can be accessed directly from the hotel, makes it a firm favourite with families, especially during the summer months.

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    Location 8.27 /10

    The hotel is next to Juan les Pins casino. It is easily accessible by train (Juan Les Pins station is close-by and Antibes station is about 2 mi away) or by plane (Nice airport is around 13 mi away). Allow about 30 minutes for transfers to the airport.

    Accommodation 7.45 /10

    The Garden Beach has pleasant guest rooms divided into various different categories. The standard rooms all have views inland over the 'garden', which can more realistically be described as a grey courtyard between the buildings, dotted with a few plants...
    The superior rooms offer views over the 'pine wood', in the words of the hotel management. Actually, it consists of just a couple of pine trees planted next to the road leading into Juan Les Pins.
    The rooms with the 'sea view' finally fulfill their promise, offering a satisfying panoramic view over the beach and the little coves around Juan Les Pins. You could not ask for a finer view.
    All of the rooms are decorated in a pleasant fashion, with a mix of colourful hues and furnished with a large, soft bed. The bathrooms are the only drawback. Regardless of the category, none of them seem to have ever been renovated, and they soldier on with their infinitely depressing white tiling that gives the decor an old fashioned appearance.

    Overview 7.70 /10

    The Garden Beach shares its pavement with the casino next door. Therefore, in the unlikely event that there happens to be a parking space in front of the hotel, don't bother trying to take it, because you will soon be told that such places are reserved (unofficially, of course) for casino customers only. Trying to enter in any kind of discussion about this with the bouncers is pointless and inadvisable.
    If you are arriving by car, once you have managed to park, the Garden Beach welcomes you into its huge entrance hall, which stretches all the way down to the beach. The many spotlights and sometimes excessively shiny items of furniture are an attempt to inject the place with a contemporary feel. However, in spite of the renovations, you will soon start to notice details that show that the establishment isn't all that new... It opened at the start of the 1990's, when there was a dangerous tendency to take decorative inspiration from the previous decade!
    The hotel also has a swimming pool inside the well-being centre. Unfortunately, because it is not very big, it easily gets packed in summer, when the hotel fills to capacity, especially because there is no outdoor pool. However, this is not so surprising given that the hotel has one of the few private beaches on the French Riviera.

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    The restaurant, La Frégate, welcomes guests for breakfast and lunch only during the winter. It is a very bright space opening onto a veranda with wicker furniture and offers a beautiful view of the beach. Just next to reception, the 'New Orleans' bar offers a slightly less sophisticated setting where you can find lighter options like salads and snacks (e.g. club sandwiches). The hotel also makes the most of the beach for meals during the summer. Furnished with tables and deckchairs, you can eat both lunch and dinner with your toes in the sand. Both restaurants prepare the same kind of French cuisine with hints of a Provençal influence.

    Beach 8.20 /10

    Although the beach is private, it is also open to guests not staying at the hotel. The only beach here, it is located just behind the establishment. Made up of fine, almost white sand, it is the pride and joy of the establishment. It is fully equipped and also has a landing stage, which is great for diving enthusiasts and guests who simply want to sunbathe since it is furnished with deckchairs and parasols. What makes it especially pleasant is the sea breeze wafting over the water, an essential detail that cannot be neglected in the August heat!
    Every week, a barbecue is held on the beach and a relaxing 'campsite' feel descends on the place.

    To know

    The hotel also boasts a well-being centre with an indoor swimming pool (open only to guests staying at the hotel), hydromassage facilities, and a hammam, which are subject to an additional fee.
    The hotel has been a partners of Juan Les Pins Jazz Festival for a number of years, which means musicians come to play small concerts in the bar around the middle of July.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, thalassotherapy, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, mountain bike, jet ski, fitness, sports

    • Animals allowed
    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Private beach
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The private beach
    • The big, soft beds in the guest rooms

    disadvantages

    • The building's external façade
    • The view of the road

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Overall Score nc/10
    • Danielle M. Danielle M.  
      5 Opinions
      • Package deals in octobre 2014 Posted on 2014-12-15 En couple - 1 nuitée (Chambre avec vue)

        hôtel avec des avantages certains, près de commerces, et restaurants, vue sur la mer, les pieds dans l'eau, chambre propre mais pas très gai, par contre personnel très peu souriant,( vous avez impression de les embêter ) sincèrement que ce soit l'hôtesse, ou le bagagiste en passant par le responsable, il y a un sentiment de " je n'en ai rien à faire" cela est regrettable

      • Advantages

        vue sur la mer, proche du casino et des restaurants les pieds dans l'eau spa avec sauna

      • Disavantages

        personnel pas très souriant chambre manque de décoration un peu plus sympa

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      • Overall Score 7.75/10
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