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Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d'Albion

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

First time I've stayed here and it was a real treat. Perfect location for exploring all that Cannes has to offer. Rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. Coffee and tea making facilities with a few sweet and savoury treats to tempt you in the mini-bar. We didn't opt for B&B rate and instead chose to head out every morning as there are lots of chic eateries nearby - so can't rate the restaurant. The staff were friendly and courteous and bar was comfortable and cosy. Would love to return.

The problem started when I booked a sea view room at their sister property near the beach the Majestic Barrier. They told me one week before arrival that the hotel was closed and they moved me to the property around the corner. They said they upgraded me to a suit which was nice. The ladies at the front reception are not friendly. It’s overall dark in the lobby and not impressive. You would never even know you are in France it’s so modern. It was not a sea view unless you walked out on the balcony and stretched your neck. Plus the buildings next door are ugly and unattractive. The streets outside are under construction and there was no restaurant. The suite was decent, basic 4 star, but the rooms have paper thin walls. You can hear people on all sides and the hallway all nights talking. Never in my life has this happened to me (maybe in a former communist country) but after my first night the manager told me he had reports I was ‘loud’ and to be quiet. The bathroom was decent but there is no place for a woman to set her makeup or use a dryer near a mirror. If I could do it over I would have stayed in nearby Antibes or Nice. Even a small pension would have been better.

A bit late in doing this review but stayed at this hotel in late October. It was fab, helped by beautiful autumnal weather. Really lovely hotel with very helpful staff. Location superb. Great breakfast in a very nice restaurant. First stay at this hotel and will definitely be back. Loved it !

The great days of Cannes and the Cotes d'Azur are behind it. Now it trades on its reputation for the annual film festival and a conference destination. The stars can still be found here in May but now they are here for promotions, not as they once came for vacations and romance and when the term jet-set actually meant something. It was a conference that brought me to Cannes and one that allowed me to enjoy playing on three nearby golf courses. My base was the Gray d'Albion in a first class position just back from the Cannes seafront. I would have liked to know who Gray of Albion was, but there was nothing to tell me. This is a solid four star offering with decent sized, comfortable rooms and, for visiting golfers of a certain vintage like me, a fine deep bath to relax in after a round. The rooms are a tad dark which I found awkward when I wanted to read something without laying on the bed, but that is only a minor quibble. What I really struggled with was the shower which you have to run by reaching beneath the shower head which is situated above the bath. The square headed nobs are confusing and on the first occasion I experienced a hot blast of water all over the right sleeve of my jumper and shoulder. So one tip for showering, either roll up your sleeves or undress first. My only other complaint was the miserable bar man who served me on my one venture to the bar. Maybe the culture is different in this part of the world and a solemn, unwelcoming demeanour is guaged as a mark of respect, or maybe he was just having a bad day. But when I am paying €10 for a large Heineken, I would expect a cheery, 'Good evening, what can I get you, sir?' as a bare minimum. Apart from that the rest of the staff were helpful, the breakfast was first class and the hotel can ensure that you get on to the best golf courses. Cannes is an expensive city so this is certainly not a venue for those on a budget. But for a solid four-star offering I would certainly be more than happy to recommend people to stay here only watch out for that shower and don't expect a smile from the barman.

I stayed at Hotel Le Gray D'Albion in Cannes for a 5 day getaway. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and perfectly located in the midst of shopping and restaurants. Getting to the hotel was relatively easy by train from the Nice airport as the train depot is only a couple of blocks away from the hotel. Checking in and out was quite pleasant and the staff of the hotel was extremely friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend staying at Le Gray during a stay in Cannes.

I came in November for Trustech Event, so the demand was high and they charged me over 200 euros a night. The hotel is old, the front desk is small and very odd, front desk staff do what they can, in the french way, they did not told by any communications that the street was being fixed, so my uber had trouble getting in the Hotel, despite they have a secondary, easier entrance in the next street. Rooms are nice, but the rug is terrible, it has a humid smell that stays with you, the showers are strange and hard to use. The food was good but pricey, lets say about 45 dollars a person for breakfast that is not included in the 200 euros I payed. Staff at the restaurant don't even smile. Cannes is a beautiful place, but the customer service of France is so far away from, Mexico, United States, UK, Colombia or Switzerland that you feel scammed. The Hotel interior design is very 80's. Fanny the manager was very nice to give me a bottle of wine for my problems, and that is why I give a 2 star review, but the rest has a lot to work on.

Stayed two nights here for corporate event. I had room breakfast both mornings. It was plentiful and it was nice to have it on the balcony. Hotel is very big so if you like boutique style hotels, this is not for you. Location is 2 minutes walk from beach and there is good choice of restaurants within walking distance. The best thing about my stay was bed. It was huge and really comfy.

We stayed here for 3 nights, the service was fantastic, and staff friendly, rooms were clean. Would recommend a balcony. Hotel was a couple of minutes walk from the sea front, 5 minutes to the train station and 15 minutes to the port.

The lady at reception can really ruined all the good from the hotel. We arrived at night time, after a long ride from the Center of France. When we arrived, I said I was VIP from Expedia and I would like to know if there is a possibility of upgrade. That was like an offense for her, who said: we don’t have system, so can not know - in a very angry manner - then I said... well, you could check with Expedia the status... and she just reply back mode angry and almost shouting ... then I got the support of a very nice gentleman -I think he was the concierge- who helped and explained in a better manner that their system was shut down and apologized in name of the hotel. There’s nothing wrong on having a system problem, but there are manners to inform. The lady was really unfriendly and shown the arrogant/despotic face that I was not expecting in 4* / Expedia VIP Hotel.

Excellent luxuriously furnished restaurant on the beach below the famous Cannes Croisette. Fabulous ambience in this popular top end restaurant with delicious food, they serve a burger here like no other. Service is five star as one would expect of a ‘satellite’ of the famous Cannes Barriere Grey l’ Albion Hotel. Pricing for Cannes was fair and we were allowed to stay as long as we liked. Our waiter and sommelier were fabulous, everyone spoke English although we did try out our French from school. If you are in Cannes and want lunch or dinner on the beach then this is the place for you.

38 Rue Des Serbes Cannes Alpes-Maritimes

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Palace of Festivals and Congress Hall
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Casino

Palace of Festivals and Congress Hall is within a 5-minute walk of Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d'Albion while other popular sites like La Croisette are within a mile (2 km). This 200-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a casino, a private beach, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Cannes and also a short walk from Cannes Harbour and Cannes City Hall.


Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: La Terrasse du Gray specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; La Plage - Gray D'Albion offers relaxing ocean views. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d'Albion's 200 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, free bottled water, and safes. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Other amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Guests staying at Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d'Albion enjoy access to a casino, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of discounted offsite parking, along with a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for EUR 200 per vehicle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a conference center, a business center, and a free kid's club.

Room options

Superior Room, City View

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, Terrace, City View

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite, Terrace

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, City View, Terrace

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1339 reviews