InterContinental Carlton Cannes
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... are learning two languages for the price of one. We, as a study abroad group, decided that if we really want to improve our French, we should practice with each other and maybe other students will get the hint that we want to communicate in French. Hopefully all of us will end the semester better language-wise than where we started. When it comes down to it, learning a second or third language is a lifelong hobby, but one that will always be cool to master.
... not pack light. I assumed a position next to the baggage storage and we created a fireman's chain to move bags. By the time we started loading it was nearly 8:30 and the train was leaving at 8:45 with our without us. It was a painstaking process to load the bags, but we did it as quickly as possible. Our group was all crowded around the entrance to car 6 much to the chagrin of the other passengers waiting to board. Three times an official at the train station told us to ...
... entered through what appear to be old cave openings. Walking into and around these shops requires a good sense of balance as the floors are stone and very uneven. Most have been covered with an indoor/outdoor type of carpeting (to help you get to the bargain racks in the very back). At one time, Eze was surrounded by high stone walls with limited entrances (portes). Some evidence of the portes remain, but the old stone walls are gone. Reading a ...
... hotel to get our bags and had them call us a cab. The station was not that far to walk from yesterday when we arrived, but Deb didn't want to roll her bag through the streets in the rain in case it would get stuff in the bag wet....living out of a carryon for three weeks is hard enough without everything getting soaked....and we still have two more days of one-night stands (so to speak!) which is usually not enough time to get any laundry done. So the cab shows up, and it's a ...
Now that we've seen Nice and Cannes, it was time to go back east to see Monaco. We'd briefly stopped there to catch a connecting train to Nice to begin with, but six minutes underground in a train station was not enough for us. We needed more. But to start with, since the weather was supposed to be so lovely today, we had to go to the beach again. We'd already experienced the Nice beach, so we wanted to go somewhere else. And since we were already going to Monaco ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsInterContinental Carlton Cannes
Unforgetable stay in an amazing hotel. The best location overlooking the bay. Big rooms and great oversized furniture. It is not cheap but 100% worth it
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Historical Traveler Reviews InterContinental Carlton Cannes
Luxury All the way
If you're looking to be pampered and are looking for luxury reserved for celebrities...this is the place to go! From the moment you check in to the moment you check out you know you're royalty atleast for that moment! The rooms are excellent...the bathrooms are huge by European standards. The staff is always willing to go out of their way to help. Expensive hotel but given that we were offered the same rate at the Gray D Albion which is a 2 star at best, we are so glad we switched to the Carlton half way through our trip.
Great rooms + Location, Mediocre service
The location is great. I had a suite on the 6th floor, and sitting out on the balcony is exactly what a relaxing afternoon should be about.
However, the service was mediocre, not what I'd expect from a hotel where rack rates start at 650euro (although always available for much less). For instance, we needed a cot in the living room. We told this to the person at check in, but nothing happened. Then we called housekeeping, and they sent up the cot, but didn't think to bring any additional towels or a robe, or anything else. It took 3 trips for them to get it all in place.
I have stayed in few hotels that I ever felt were worth the extra money. This is one of them. The hotel is the jewel of the city and in the most prime location. Room well maintained, though showing a little wear. Hotel bar nice, can charge drinks to your room, provides nice snacks with your drinks. Provided breakfast was excellent, especially enjoyed it on the outdoor patio. The concierge staff was excellent, making dinner reservations and providing other helpful advice. The private beach was great, some sand, good service there also (you must pay extra for the beach and drinks, etc., but can charge it to your room). If I hit the jackpot I think I might just move into a room at this hotel.....(many famous people have, and the rooms bear their names). I will definately be back to this hotel. I would like to thank the staff for the wonderful experience.
Excellent service, fabulous location but our room was past it's best and needed redecorating however i would go back again. A great experience and really good standard at breakfast.
This hotel is an elegant, old fashioned, luxurious place. If you can afford it, go for it. The rooms are not that modern, but they all have a history. You can read at the doors which famous people have stayed at that room. The locaton is just incredible, and I would gladly stay here again.
My wife and I spent 8 days here in July and were lucky enough to find ourselves here on Bastille Day, July 14th, to see the fabulous fireworks in the harbor and all the docked yachts waiting for them along with the pagentry.
Nice Return Visit
My wife and I returned to the Carlton again this summer. The hotel remains a great location from which to enjoy Cannes, and the service is tops. Some room for improvement is evident on the beach scene (stroll down and see The Martinez for good example of what a top hotel beach scene should look like) and no pool is a drawback. Food/Drink prices are at times insane - regardless of how much money you have. However there are so many areas within walking distance to enjoy outdoor happy hours and great cuisine - seems silly to stay anywhere else other than here.
Stayed here in May, 2004 and enjoyed it immensely. To its credit, the hotel maintained a sense of calm and serenity during the frenetic film festival. The front desk upgraded us to a very beautiful room with a partial ocean view and a large balcony, just because I asked for a complimentary upgrade before arriving. The gym has a beautiful view but is lacking in equipment and facility. Breakfast should be avoided since it is almost $50 for eggs, bacon, coffee, juice and rolls. Overnight parking is $36 which is also high. The public spaces are gorgeous but there is no shopping in the hotel itself; not even a sundries shop to purchase last-minute essentials. The room itself was well-appointed, quiet and had a great climate control. To use the hotel's beach you must pay $25/day; probably smarter to use a free beach on either side. The location is great and the exterior facade is breathtaking.
Stayed there in Dec 03. Great hotel, fab sea view It made a wonderful weekend
A great hotel, with spectacular views. This is THE place to be in Cannes and the service and comfort demonstrate this in every way. If you can afford it, there is no other choice. The only difficult part to swallow is the expense to swim at their beach, even as a geust staying at the hotel.