For those attending the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, and for those of us who love a summer vacation on the French Riviera, Baroque Travel reveals one of this jet set resort’s best-kept secrets, the Five Seas Hotel
Located just 100 meters from the exquisite sandy beaches of La Croisette and the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, this luxury boutique hotel features spacious accommodation, a popular rooftop terrace with huge outdoor pool and lounge bar, and a cachet that is irresistible. The hotel is ideally located in the charming old part of Cannes, close to the Old Port, and within walking distance of some of the world’s most famous luxury designer boutiques.
The Five Seas Hotel is actually a destination in itself, sought-after because of its exclusive offerings, which include VIP access to a private stretch of beach, an excellent spa, and the stunning rooftop terrace on the fifth floor with its spectacular views of Cannes’ Old Town. The contemporary rooms and suites are all luxurious, air-conditioned with flat screen TV, bathrobes, slippers, Nespresso Machine, WiFi and Carita toiletries. Some of the suites feature private terraces with hot tubs.
The hotel has partnered with the private beach club called Plage du Festival, one of the oldest in La Croisette. Staff reserve sunbeds, towels and parasols for guests as well as a complimentary buggy service around Cannes.
Guests dine on delightful, innovative cuisine on Le Roof, and enjoy a buffet continental breakfast daily served in the special breakfast room. Le Roof is run by chef Arnaud Tabarec, who serves delicious French fare as well as casual street fare (burgers and pizza). On weekends, a brunch is served at the restaurant from noon till 3pm, offering a wide choice of tapas-style dishes, as well as various sharing platters and traditional French pancakes. The Roof Bar offers light meals and snacks as well as unique cocktails.
The tranquil Cinq Mondes & Carita Spa offers a hamman, two saunas, a relaxation room, four treatment rooms and a high-tech gym. It’s the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of Cannes in the summertime. In addition, the hotel has its own private yacht that is available for rent.
The interior of the hotel is a microcosm of art and crafts from some of the best craftsmen around the world. You’ll find superb embroidered folding screens, antique blue porcelain, objects d’art and paintings that allude to far-off lands. The hotel really is a visual feast. The color scheme of cool stone, muted tones of brown and red leather are as cool as the hotel itself.