JW Marriott Cannes
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... the French are genuinely nice people.
Back on the sand, we just sat there; loving every minute. I felt quite perverted as I had my camera out around all of these topless women and men in speedo's. However, without doing this I wouldn't have got the amazing shots that I did. Whilst Ben and I were sunbathing, I caught glimpse of a guy who I had previously laughed at because he kept making duck noises when he swam. This time he was led down on ...
... in rehearsals all day, so I decided to catch the ferry across to Saint Marguerite to lie on the beach and escape the heat in the beautiful water. The ferry ride only took about 30 minutes, and the view back to Cannes was lovely (although a little hazy). I caught the last ferry back to Cannes at 6pm and walked back to TIm's apartment picking up a pizza on the way. Around 10pm (when the sun finally set) the most impressive fireworks display started and I realised ...
... About now it sinks in that the whole pace of the trip has slowed down. There is nothing I have to get organised to do. There is no bus timetable to stick to and we can just cruise. It is also Mag"s first day of holiday so she is ready to cruise along slow also. We had planned to go for a walk then bask on the beach but unfortunately the weather dosn't want to play ball. We head off for a bit of a sightseeing tour on foot. No ...
... of fun and I met some new people. We ended up going to a 2nd Irish pub down the road for a bit which was fun and then decided to walk back, which was the least fun of all. At least we got to see the million dollar yachts on our way back, making me instantly jealous. A walk back on the beach instead of through the town was a good end to the night.
... they had some massive studios set up where they appeared to be filming a few soap-operas and an X-Factor type show. Unfortunately, access was on a strictly VIP basis only. So Lizzie had to wait outside. They have almost recreated the Hollywood Star Walk of Fame by having the hand-prints and autographs of some of their famous guests imprinted on the concrete outside the Palais des Festivals. We followed the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews JW Marriott Cannes
The past or the future? who cares, it's fun.
this hotel requires that you just have a laugh and enjoy it. it's a cross between old bond films, 2001 space odyssey, the love boat, charlies angels and perhaps irwin allen. my room was huge. double sized at a bit like a luxury suite on an old holland america liner. friendly staff that always called one by name and seemed very genuine, about everything! funky but very clean and hygienic. well located and a good spot for coastal day trips. this place just makes me laugh. no negatives, just amusement. also had a fantastic meal at gastion gastiere(sp?) that was hotel recommended. if you want prestige, stay at the martinez. if you want to giggle and just not care about status, stay here(in a big room). it's a hoot.
Great Location, very helful staff. Retro and a little bit quirky but first class for the area
Great hotel, great location
This is a fantastically fun hotel - pink rooms and carpets and a white, red and chrome reception. The rooms were luxurious & spacious with all mod cons. The breakfast was also fab - great choice & quality - with views of the sea from the restaurant balcony. The staff were helpful & friendly.
It is situtaed half-way up the waterfront and close to all the shops and restaurants. Would definitely recommend it if you can get a good price - we paid £80 per night which was well worth it.
This hotel is typical Cannes ...all a bit fake, thinks it is a bit better than it is, a little outdated but still doin' the business !
Fantastic design, great hotel, perfect location
Stayed here over May bank holiday and was pleasantly surprised by everything. The hotel decor is crazy but quite spectacular. I loved it - red leather sofas in reception, shiny metal and mirrors, blue and turquoise carpets. The rooms were great (standard size, but comfy bed, funky decor). Pool area on the roof was nice - great views, plenty of chairs, small-ish pool, 2 jacuzis. Valet parking very efficient. Private beach is nice. Breakfast is not a huge spread but more than adequate, with seating on an outdoor terrace overlooking the beach - really nice. Just be aware that food and drink is very expensive - EUR6 for a coke and EUR 100 for a meal for two at the beach cafe. Would definitely return.
I stayed at this hotel and was more than a little disappointed of how worn out the placel was. We paid over $360. a night and our room was in terrible shape. The lobby has badly worn out red leather sofas! You don't want to spend a moment in this lobby and nobody does. It used to have a chic casino in the basement, but has been closed for years (over 10 years). They now use it for huge conferences. They had alot of Russians staying here. Not a problem unless you're having breakfast at the hotel. They cleaned the place out!! They had told me the hotel was newly remodeled it was far from the truth. I have stayed at the Majestic in the past and was missing it terribly. In fact we ate dinner there most nights. We were so upset with ourselves that we didn't spend a little extra for the Majestic again. There is also a pool on the roof at the Nogga Hilton. It's pretty depressing up there. It is a tiny plastic pool in a worn out environment. This hotel needs to be torn down and rebuilt. My last complaint is about the staff they just don't seem to really care either way. Not a hotel of destinction and not worth the $360. a night.
Gaudy is an understatement!
While the location is terrific on the Croisette, the hotel is an explosion of flesh colored plastic and chrome. It's a contemporary style from the 70s that now looks dated. The staff is pleasant and helpful, the breakfast buffet ample, the rooms are standard Hilton with firm beds and large bathrooms but nothing is really exceptional. If you are looking for a true 5* property along the Croisette, take the elegant Majestic, Carlton or the art deco Martinez but skip the dated Noga Hilton!
We stayed at this hotel for one Saturday night in early July 2004. The hotel is conveniently located only 3 mins walk from the festival hall right on the beach front, the other side of la Croisette. The staff were very helpful, friendly and welcoming. Valet parking was €30/24 hrs. The rooms and hallways of each floor are decorated in a particular, specific colour which are all very bright. It is gaudy but I thought it looked great. The hotel bar has a great outdoor atmosphere on a sunny afternoon with a view of the private beach, the facilites of which were included in the price of the room (€199) and looked very comfortable (although we didn't use them). Also included in the price was use of the roof-top pool (and fitness centre which we didn't use). The pool is small but there was plenty of sunbathing space and there are two jaccuzzis on the roof in which you can sit and take in the view of the stunning natural beauty of the Massif d'Esterel - a must! The view from the roof terrace is excellent - you can see the whole of la Croisette from one end to the other, right across the bay. Breakfast was also included and a buffet was provided with a choice of hot and/or cold with all the usual trimmings and of a good standard. The restaurant where it was served is on the 1st floor and had a good view across the bay. The only thing we weren't so impressed with was the high cost of food and drink. A 50cl bottle of Evian from the mini bar was €6 and a club sandwich on the roof terrace would have cost €16.50 - a whole €5.50 more than the Café de Paris in Monte Carlo charge! Having said this, Cannes is (of course) full of other places to eat and drink so if you're not fussed about eating in the hotel then it's not a problem. Overall, highly recommended. I would go back again.
Fantastic Staff, Location
Very nice, friendly staff. We were greeted by the manager by name upon arrival, upgraded as HH golds to a sea view room and given a half bottle of champagne and a bottle of wine. The breakfast was fantastic. The decor in our room was...different. It was peach with pink trim and lots of chrome floor to ceiling. We would definitely go back.
We wanted to spend a long weekend at the French Riviera in October 2003 and after some web-research we finally booked the Noga Hilton. Location of the property is woderful, right at the Croisette in the "middle of everything", surrounded by many 1st class restaurants and shops. Friendly staff at check-in. The rooms (at least the one we were in) are quite small, but clean, modern decorated (not everyone´s taste). Nice marble-furnished, spacious bathrooms with a huge hot tub. Advice: Do not use buffet breakfast when there´s a running convention, you may wait 20 mins for a table and may get still no food because buffet has been "robbed" by the Russians (it´s a Russian-preferred place to stay) while the staff is unable to stock-up again in reasonable time. Hotel overall looks "modern", but needed a little renovation at time of visit.Small rooftop swimming-pool reminds of a cruise-ship deck-pool. At a "bargain" rate of 169 including (theoretical) buffet breakfast, it was a good deal for "high-$$$"-Cannes, but if You want real luxury, try the MARTINEZ, or CARLTON, even when You have to pay a little more.