Grand hotels of the world don’t come much grander than the luxurious Grand-Hôtel Du Cap- Ferrat on the French Riviera. Perched on the top of the Cap-Ferrat peninsula, a long time playground of the rich and famous, this Four Seasons hotel is everything you would expect; elegant luxury, refined styling and intuitive service. But what makes this hotel so special are the views – endless miles of the sparkling blue Mediterranean Sea stretched out before you.
Luxurious light-filled interiors, marble floors, exquisite chandeliers and a palette of white and neutrals dominate. The bedrooms and suites are all generously proportioned, with the suites bigger in size than most inner city apartments. The bathrooms are luxurious, deep soaking marble baths and Hermès products make bathing a luxe experience. Our tip is to book a room facing the sea, you won’t be disappointed.
Chef Yoric Tièche serves up Michelin star worthy seafood inspired fare at Le Cap accompanied by a 600 strong wine list from France’s top vineyards, it is a must-visit during your stay. For a more relaxed option try La Vérandah, classic French bistro style dining, or Club Dauphin which serves up relaxed fare by the pool. Le Bar is the perfect spot for a pre-dinner champagne cocktail.
In The Area
You really could spend all of your days just lazing by the pool, swimming in the sea or relaxing in the day spa however if it’s your first visit to the Riviera you should definitely explore the nearby towns of Nice, Monaco and Cannes. Snorkelling in the Med, golfing, shopping or day tripping in to the countryside are other options. The hotel can also organise a whole range of activities for you, limited only by your imagination.
When To Visit
There is no bad time to visit this hotel but for us the shoulder seasons are always the best (April, May, October, November), when the weather is still warm, the crowds are thinner and the prices a little more reasonable. However be aware that the famous Cannes Film Festival is held in the region each May so unless you are in town for the festival itself, or are keen to spy a celebrity or two lounging by the pool, the festival period is best avoided.
Address: 71, Boulevard du Général de Gaulle, 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France.