Friday, October 25, 2013

HOTEL CHECK FRANCE, Intercontinental Carlton Cannes

Heading along the French Riviera, Select Collection did what the crème de la crème do. Called in at ...
Intercontinental Carlton Cannes.
Standing grandly on  La Croisette boulevard this Cannes hotel almost calls for a bow of respect as you enter. It reeks of old class,  glittering celebrities, and the glorious Belle Époque.
Here you dine in style in the deeply trad Carlton restaurant or even better linger on the patio under the fresh white and lemony yellow awnings. From here the pale glitter of turquoise sea stretches beyond the palm lined boulevard. 

From the trad to the chic and then sunshine...

Wish to dine or merely lounge by the sea, the hotel's own beach club welcomes you with a sign '100 years of Elegance'. The biscuity sand matches the generous umbrellas in gorgeously mellow tones.

The turquoise bay of Cannes

Rooms are named with the discretion of this classy hotel. Many rooms  have balconies offering partial sea view. Some hotels might call them Sea view or Partial Sea view rooms. The Intercontinental Carlton just calls them Superior with City view.  All else is a bonus.

Superior City view room -  more than city.

Sandy mellow tones and its own classic style

Newly renovated Classic room

If you book a Sea view room, you not only get a sea view –  you get the sound of waves. Magical.

Entrancing spot to enjoy room service and the music of waves

Deluxe sea view room
The décor has warm sandy tones, and fine hand printed wallpapers. Classy, original, and  very rooted in grand traditions. Here celebrities have been and celebrities will come, likely to upgrade themselves to one of 10 remarkable suites on the top floor. In the case of suites, the hotel waxes lyrical, using the names of famous stars.
Of course there is a spa offering exclusive treatments with exclusive products.

No pool - but who needs one - when your sunbeds stretch out on the sands under cappuccino  sunshades … and in rolls the  turquoise sea

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