Sister city of Hollywood and host of the famous film festival, Cannes, with its palm-lined La Croisette, golden beach and five star hotels oozes cinematic and pure Riviera glamour.
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Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc
Antibes, Cote d'Azur, France|www.oetkercollection.com|
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A legendary Cote d’Azur hangout for more than 140 years, the ‘Eden Roc’ is more luxurious than ever following a major renovation and the quality stamp of the Four Seasons brand.
Over the decades, this sybaritic palace hotel has hosted a Who’s Who of celebrities, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, who gave it a starring role in Tender is the Night.
So many people return year after year that, unless you book early, it’s almost impossible to get a room in peak season; in summer, the minimum stay is five nights.
There are two restaurants: the fine-dining Eden Roc and a more relaxed Grill & Lounge, with stunning views across to the Lerins Islands.
Its private seafront cabanas are famous for romantic trysts, and now have Champagne coolers; there’s no private beach, but the famous cliff-backed pool (dynamited out of the basalt in 1915) is a stunner.
With its stupendous grounds, boat and tennis courts, the Eden Roc is a totally unique experience, with world-class service – and the price tag – to match.
The hotel closes from mid-October to mid-April.
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