The Daily Telegraph - Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes, Côte d'Azur, France
January 2016

A throwback to the F.Scott Fitzgerald era, this grand 19th-century mansion on the Cote d’Azur is set among nine hectares of landscaped gardens, with a guest list that reads like the credits of a Hollywood movie.


Sitting on a quiet road at the rocky tip of Cap d’Antibes, the hotel is a 10-minute drive to the Musée Picasso in the Château Grimaldi. It is 30 minutes by car to Cannes and 35 minutes to Nice.

Style & character

It is one of the world’s most splendid hotels with its classic architectural lines, sumptuous Louis XV and XVI furnishings, gilded mirrors and chandeliers.

Service & facilities

Flawless service with a no-holds-barred concierge. There is a heated infinity pool, five clay tennis courts, 33 cabanas and a boutique. The Sisley spa has four treatment rooms, as well as a sauna, steam room, gym and beauty salon.


The 25 sq m standard rooms can be found in either the main Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc building or the more private Les Deux Fontaines Residence. They overlook a courtyard or the gardens, and some have a private terrace.

Food & drink

Have a drink at the Eden-Roc Champagne Lounge on the Mediterranean (or the Bar Bellini or Bar La Rotonde when the weather cools). The gastronomic Eden-Roc Restaurant serves classics like roasted sea bass and lobster with tarragon; the Grill offers Provençal-style gambas at the seafront pavilion. There is also a juice and ice-cream bar in a cabin in the garden, and at breakfast time there are hot crepes at the buffet.

Access for guests with disabilities?

There are rooms with wheelchair access, an elevator to access the restaurant and wheelchair-accessible bathrooms.


Every day in the summer (June, July and August) there is a kids' club with daily programmes from 2-6pm including cultural and sporting activities: team games, treasure hunts and nature walks. There are also jet skis, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and parasailing equipment.