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Cannes is a town known for its glitz and glam, being the favorite town of many celebrities known for their high luxurious standards.

As a result of the luxurious and glamorous reputation of Cannes, and that Cannes is a city where many rich and famous come to spend time, you can expect that there are plenty of luxury five-star hotels in Cannes.

Where there is demand, there is supply, and when the rich and famous are going to Cannes, they only accept top-class hotel experiences.

In other words, the stay at luxury five-star hotels in Cannes.

The French Riviera has plenty of luxurious five-star hotels, all of which are listed in this complete 5-star hotel guide, but which are the most luxurious hotels in Cannes, and which luxury hotels in Cannes are worth staying in for the night? That’s exactly what we’ll look at in this article.

What defines a luxury hotel?

First off, it’s important that we sort out what a luxury hotel is.

And I think we can agree on the fact that a luxury hotel needs to have five stars. So that’s what we’ll be looking at in this article. Becuase hotels that have five stars normally provide exquisite service, an amazing luxury feel, and just an overall íncredible time.

That is what summarizes a luxury hotel.

Five-star hotels in Cannes, France

There are currently six five-star hotels in Cannes, France. 

Hotel Barriere Le Majestic Cannes

This is a five-star hotel in Cannes, located on a seafront location, just across the street from the Croisette. The hotel was built in 1926, belonging to the Lucien Barrière group. Due to its close location to the Cannes place du festival, it has a partnership with Cannes film festival, making it the residing hotel for all the hotel film stars during the event. The five-star hotel is located just 25 km from Nice airport and 1 km from the train station of Cannes. The hotel is a close neighbor to several other luxury five-star hotels in Cannes, which we’ll explore in the next points.

Construction began in 1923, with a plan of building the main façade and 2 rear wings, however, as the hotel opened in 1926, only the body, as well as the east wing, was finished during the opening. The last wing was then completed, and the main body extended in 1928.

The hotel has its own private beach and the most stunning view over the Mediterranean. It faces the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès and is located next to the old port.

You can take a look at this video to get a better understanding of this five-star hotel in Cannes.

InterContinental Carlton Cannes

Carlton five-star hotel in Cannes is one of the most luxurious and well-known hotels in Cannes.

This iconic hotel offers its guests a top-class experience, and it does so in an incredibly beautiful building.

Construction of the hotel was begun in 1909 and continued to 1910, where construction was continued from 1912 to 1913 under the lead of Henry Ruhl, a Swiss hotelier.

The five-star hotel Carlton Cannes was designed by the architects Charles Dalmas and Marcellin Mayère.

This Cannes Carlton hotel is part of the InterContinental chain, as it is named Carlton InterContinental. The hotel is a seafront hotel that offers many of its guest sea view rooms, looking over the Mediterranean.

The hotel is known to have been the accommodation for many movie stars over the years, and the hotel was also featured in Elton John’s music video “I’m Still Standing”.

Carlton is also known as the main location in the movie “To Catch a Thief”.

Today, the seventh floor consists of the hotels most luxurious suites, and the hotel also has a number of restaurants, the main one being located on ground floor, with a large outdoor terrace which offers a stunning view over the Croisette and Mediterranean, and then the Carlton Beach Restaurant, which is a restaurant located on Carlton’s own private beach on the Croisette.

Carlton was sold in 2011 by the investment bank Morgan Stanley to a Lebanese businessman by the name of Toufic Aboukhater.

You can explore a tour of the five-star hotel Carlton in Cannes here:

Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez

Hotel Martinez is a five-star hotel in Cannes, located with seafront view, just along the Croisette. In 2017, it was completely renovated to meet its guests’ demands of top-class hotel experiences and service.

The hotel is located on the east side of the Croisette,1.2 km from the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.The hotel rooms have either city or sea views, and if you have a suite, you’ll have either terrace or balcony. Moreover, suites also add the luxury of hot tubs.

Since visuals tell a lot more than words, take a look at this video of hotel Martinez Cannes:

The hotel has over 400 rooms and suites, making it a hotel of quite the size. It has Europe’s largest penthouse suite. It is billed at US$37,500 per night and is listed as the fourth most expensive hotel suite in the world.

Hôtel Martinez was opened on 20 February 1929, and its founder is  Emmanuel Michele Martinez. The hotel was repeatedly occupied during the World War II.

In 2012, the hotel was sold, and came to join the Hyatt hotel chain in 2013. Accordingly, the hotel was renamed from Hôtel Martinez to Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez.

Five Seas Hotel Cannes

This five-star hotel is located just 4 minutes by foot from La Croisette and the Mediterranean. It is located the same distance from Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, too. It has a stunning rooftop restaurant and bar. The rooftop has a wonderful infinity pool with stunning views, which is something extraordinary you’d expect from a five-star hotel.

The hotel has a top-class spa where you can relax.

This video shows you a lot of what the five-star hotel in Cannes has to offer:

The hotel offers the following types of rooms, to meet all kinds of clients’ needs:

But since it is a five-star hotel, no matter which room you choose, you can expect a wonderful experience out of the ordinary.

Le Grand Hotel Cannes

Le Grand Hotel is a five-star hotel in Cannes with a seafront location, just across the street of the Croisette.

It offers everything you’d expect from a top-class hotel and much more.

The hotel was built during the second half of the 19th century.

In 1860, the project of building the Croisette is voted by the municipal of Cannes. And just a few months later after the infamous walk is inaugurated on March 14, 1863, the Grand Hotel started to be built.The hotel is designed by the architect Laurent Vianay. In 1963, the hotel was rebuilt. The hotel has a private beach by the name of “Plage 45”. The hotel has an amazing restaurant, which received its fifth star in 2010.

JW Mariott Cannes

JW Mariott is a top-class five-star hotel in Cannes, with a seafront location, facing the Mediterranean. The hotel has a rooftop with a stunning view over the Croisette and Mediterranean. The hotel was built in 1992, making it a lot younger than its other five-star hotel neighbors in Cannes.

In 2007, the hotel was renamed Palais Stéphanie, but it was then renamed in 2011, getting the name you know it as todayJW Marriott.

Here’s a complete guide of the JW Mariott Cannes hotels to learn everything there is to know about this hotel.

Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso

This stunning five-star hotel is located in the west side of Cannes, just by the old port of Cannes. The hotel is located in the corner, making it look in two directions and on two sides. This is especially possible when on their large and beautiful rooftop with a restaurant and bar, including a wonderful lounge area.

The hotel has a wonderful and large spa and gym area, with everything you’d expect from a  top-class hotel.

The spa is called Les Thermes Marins de Cannes. It is a 2,700-square-meter facility that houses a modern fitness center pool, jacuzzi, and more.

The hotel offers a stunning view over the Bay of Cannes, and it is just across the street of magnificent sandy beaches. It is located in Le Suquet, the old part of Cannes which means sightseeing in the old town of Cannes is not far away. 

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