Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel
- Style Minimalism for maximalists
- Setting Cream of the Côte
Inject some Parisian cool into your relaxed Côte d'Azur summer at the Cap D’Antibes Beach Hotel, a glittering, high-design homage to the nearby ocean. On the outside, shining glass and clean-lined concrete predominate. On the inside, elegantly minimalist rooms boast a modishly marine theme and the legendary Les Pêcheurs restaurant will leave your tastebuds wanting more.
Need to know
- Rooms 27, including five suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $499.62 (€364), excluding tax at 7 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.30 per person per night on check-out.
- More details Rates exclude breakfast (from €29).
- Facilities Private beach with wellness centre, gardens, book and DVD library, free broadband. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, bottled water, L’Occitane products.
- Poolside The black mosaic-tiled 'vitality' pool has a giant steel sculpted tap, great for watery back massages. The pool looks as though it overflows into the sea – admire the view as you recline on a lounger.
- Check–out Noon. Earliest check-in, 4pm.
Children Little Smiths are welcome. The restaurant has a children’s menu; cots are free for babies, and babysitting with a local nanny can be organised (book a day in advance). The pool is for over-16s only.
- Hotel closed From the beginning of November until mid March.
- Also Pets can come too, for €25 a day. Secure parking costs €25 a day.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Deluxe Room 208 comes with dazzling views, but Room 210 has the best fish mural (every room has one), covering an entire wall. You can sea-gaze from Suite 201, which also has a cosy sitting area and a well-sized bathroom with a shower and free-standing tub. Suite 105 has its own private garden.
- Packing tips Poolside poser finery: oversized sunglasses, dapper trunks or an itsy bitsy Pistol Panties bikini, plus an air of sophisticated insouciance.
- Also The hotel was once a beachside club for the beautiful and the glammed, counting Sophia Loren and Cary Grant among its clientele.
Food and drink at Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel
- Hotel restaurant There are two restaurants: Les Pêcheurs, a stylish eatery with gastronomic gravitas; and the more casual beach restaurant, Le Cap. Food at Les Pêcheurs is a sensory surprise, with dishes such as veal served with celeriac, mango and vanilla-flower salt. Le Cap serves up pasta, fish and Provençal dishes.
- Dress code Don your most dazzling dinner attire for Les Pêcheurs (jackets required for men). A polo shirt or sarong will stand you in good stead at Le Cap.
- Top table Sit by the window at Les Pêcheurs, or close to the waves at Le Cap.
- Last orders Breakfast in Les Pecheurs is served between 7.30am until 11am; dinner is dished up from 7.30pm until 10.30pm.
- Room service As well as a 24-hour menu of snacks and simple meals, there's a selection of dishes from Le Cap and Les Pêcheurs available during restaurant opening hours.
- Hotel bar In a minimalist space by the lobby, with white walls and aubergine-coloured murals, the glossy red bar is surrounded by egg-shaped tables and chairs. A wall of slanted bookshelves divides bar from restaurant.