Vacation Ideas: Summer’s Most Exclusive Hotel On the French Riviera

About the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

The hotel has 40 rooms, 68 suites, and three villas in all. Each guest room is located in one of three places on the property: the original Villa Soleil, the Eden-Roc Pavilion with direct access to the sea, and the more private Les Deux Fontaines home.

It’s so luxurious that one of the less expensive rooms costs around $2,300 per night. Meanwhile, a junior suite costs $3,750 per night and a villa costs almost $32,000 per night.  Guests have direct access to the sea, and the more private Les Deux Fontaines home. In-room dining is available 24 hours a day, and guests can navigate around the property using complimentary electric buggies and bicycles.

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Who Owns the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc is owned by Oetker Collection. They own over 150 private villas and lavish properties around the world including Le Bristol Paris, Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden, Château Saint-Martin & Spa in Vence, The Lanesborough in London,  The Woodward in Geneva, Hotel La Palma in Capri, and The Vineta Hotel in Palm Beach.

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The Entryway

The luxury experience begins before you even enter the hotel.

The Junior Suite | Photo by Oetker Collection

The Junior Suite

The bright and airy Junior Suites at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc! The suites are 45-square-meter apartments that provide the best of both worlds. Views of the garden or the sea? The Hotel du Cap building includes private terraces with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean.

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Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

Almost double in size of the Junior suite, The Deluxe room is an 80-square-meter layout, and the Hotel du Cap building’s stunning views over La Grande Allée, blend an eclectic mix of Louis XV and sophisticated furnishings. These suites, decorated in gentle pastels with floral accents throughout, each have their own distinct vibe.

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Villa Sainte Anne

Villa Les Cèdres is a quiet hideaway for up to 7 guests tucked in a lovely pine tree grove overlooking La Grande Allée. With three big bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom and private patio. Natural light floods the living areas, which are designed with colorful décor that convey a delightful Provençal cottage vibe. There is a large living/dining area as well as a fully equipped kitchen for all of your culinary requirements. But who actually wants to cook while on vacation?

The Pool & Outdoor Activities

Not a bad place to spend the summer. I can only imagine how beautiful the sunsets are in person. The hotel’s infinity pool features a diving board. And guests can enjoy outdoor activities such as tennis, rope climbing, floating rafts, or paddle boarding. If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing, you can enjoy yoga sessions and spa treatments outside of the hotel. There’s nothing like getting a message with a sea view.

The Restaurants

Dining at the Water View Restaurant both at night and during the day will be a summer to remember. There are over 9 restaurants and bars to dine at while on vacation. That includes a buffet brunch by the sea, juice and ice cream bars, and the bar by the pool.

Fun Facts About The French Riviera Hotel

The hotel is known for its exclusivity, making it an appealing destination for celebrities. The hotel opened as a luxe hotel in 1889. So here are a few fun facts about the French Riviera Hotel.

  1. The hotel hosts many prestigious events including the amfAR Gala, which is held every year during the Cannes Film Festiva. It’s a celebration of Italian culture, style, art, and film. Many A-List celebrities attend every year and is one of the most exclusive invites to receive.
  2. Fitzgerald’s Hôtel des Étrangers in Tender Is the Night was modeled after this legendary hotel.
  3. The Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc was originally named Villa Soleil and was intended as an artists’ retreat.
  4. In 1939, the entire Kennedy family—Joe, Rose, and their nine children stayed at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc.
  5. The Executive Chef, Arnaud Poette, has worked at the hotel for over 36 years.

The luxury French Riviera hotel is open from mid-April to mid-October. If you’re looking for more French travel inspiration. Colette frequently travels to France with her family. See a tour of her Paris apartment that she stayed at a few years ago. 

Have you ever been to the French Riviera? Where did you stay? Share your vacation experience in the comments below.