Cannes is an alluring town in the French Riviera and a place in which I’ve heard much about but never visited until now, and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to go; I instantly fell in love! It seems that a glamorous, bustling city boasting numerous luxurious super yachts cannes still also maintain it’s old charm…
Nestled away on a secluded road just off one of the main streets lies the little gem, Hotel Victoria. An unassuming hideaway just five minutes walk from the beach, it’s perfectly located and welcomes you in via a little path alongside a really beautifully kept pool area, which although is not the largest – it perfectly caters for the 25 rooms in this boutique hotel.
On entering, we were pleasantly greeted by the lovely reception staff and found ourselves gazing back the way we’d come, in admiration – the hotel garden really was beautiful. Although we only had time to stay here for one night, we instantly felt comfortable in Hotel Victoria.
Our room (no. 8) was delightful – fresh, clean, spacious and we were welcomed with chocolates on the pillow (an instant winner for me). Our balcony offered a fabulous view overlooking the pool and was sizeable enough to cater for a lie down on the sun bed before our evening antics in town. An added advantage I noted, was the amount of storage space our room occupied, and many many mirrors! Did they know I was coming!?
Post-relaxing shower, we strolled into town to find out what was on offer in Cannes come evening…. we were on the hunt for a good restaurant, nothing too expensive but with fantastic views; queue La Pizza Cresci – reasonably priced with superb harbour views. A delicious pizza each and glass of wine down, we ambled back to Hotel Victoria. With a 24-hour reception we felt very comfortable and were pleasantly surprised that although the location is so central – it was so peaceful at night.
Come morning, we enjoyed a very pleasant continental breakfast with an exceptionally tasty cappuccino, here we met Jerry the owner and he told us a little bit about this hotel; he takes a special pride in his hotel entrance and is a real outdoor enthusiast with the viewpoint that if a hotel has a aesthetically pleasing outside, it’s going to be good on the inside too. I thought this point was quite interesting and how he definitely accomplished this with such a beautiful garden.
Jerry and his wife Julie have another hotel too a few doors down; Hotel de Provence – they are two of the youngest owners of hotels in Cannes which they aim to portray through their modern furnishings and hotel atmosphere. Fancy enjoying a stay at Hotel Victoria? Check it out here.
Hotel Victoria fully booked for your dates? We had a little look around Jerry and Julie’s other hotel, Hotel de Provence. Although it doesn’t have a pool and it’s a three star, this hotel was gorgeous! We noticed how pretty it was when walking past it at night and the garden was lit up with fairy lights.
Jerry had said quite a few of the super elite reside here due to it’s charm and privacy which they prefer to the über-extravagant hotels down the road. Although a small boutique three star, it offers many opulent touches, with expensive artwork, granite bathroom tops and a high end service – Hotel de Provence definitely exceeds any three star hotels we’ve seen before. Wow!
I’ll be writing a post on everything that we did whilst in Cannes and my favourite things, so watch this space…
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