Hotel Chateau De La Tour4.0 out of 5.0
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Nothing fancy about this property except that this used to be a french chateau. We arrived on a Wednesday and that was just a day before Cannes film festival was scheduled to begin. Cannes in general is a PRETTY BORING place . Extremely Extremely crowded. Lanes Blocked and traffic moving slower than pedestrian traffic and HUGE!! traffic snarls. This could be because of CFF but still. Nice is WAYYYYYYY nicer. Anyways, this is not about Cannes but CDLT. The service staff was excellent though. The gentleman at the front desk spoke good english and explained everything in detail insisting that he would carry the luggage as well. Nice Hospitality. We could not experience the restaurant as it was closed for some reason. I think its closed on Tuesday evenings or some like that. There are no places to eat nearby and the closest you would need to go is to Cannes city centre which is about a 5 minutes drive , may be 10 . More like 45 minutes when Cannes Film Festival is in progress. We drove to Monaco and Nice! Found both of those better than Cannes! The first night, it was 23 degrees and the room was not cooling . Called the front desk and was told that since the season starts in June, the Air conditioning will be switched on 17th June. However, the next day, the occupancy was higher than the night before and we came back to our room pleasantly surprised that it was cool as cucumber! So I guess since we were the ones of few patrons in the property, we did not get to enjoy the AC on Night 1. Breakfast selection was very basic and we chose to eat outside. However, I think this is the norm in Europe. For those coming from US & Canada, It will be hard to find elaborate breakfast buffets at most places in Europe in my opinion. The rooms were very small and you could barely move yourself and your luggage at the same time. One had to go before the other.
This is a nice property. The rooms are decorated in a Victorian style. The bathroom has either a shower or a tub. There is free parking, which is very nice. it is a little ways from the center of the town although with in walking distance to the beach.
My wife and I stayed here a week before the film festival: (1) Room Size - the basic rooms are the smallest hotel room I have ever stayed in, with less than 1ft each side of the bed. There is literally no room to get changed, we kept getting in each other way! The (upgraded) 'classic' room is more like a normal hotel room size! (2) Room Location - Rooms at the front of the hotel have a limited sea view, however make sure the smoking area / reception is not directly under your room! Otherwise expect smoke in your room and a lot of noise from cars! There is also the music conservatory next door, so expect to hear badly played instruments all day! (3) Air Conditioning - Despite it being mid-May and warm the air conditioning was not switched on. Window had to be open all night = MOSQUITOES!!! We were bitten multiple times each night! (4) TV - Despite having 60 channels in French, German, Italian and Russian there is not English language stations! Admittedly we did not try any of the other facilities: restaurant (17 Euro pp breakfast is expensive), pool, massage or room service! They were all overpriced compared to the local surroundings! Ps. You need a car as this property is 3 miles outside Cannes and there is nothing around here! I would never stay here again, and you should look for other options!
When I was 6, in 1951, my Mother and I moved from Detroit, Michigan where she worked for the U.A.W., to Europe as she was offered a position with the Marshall Plan. We lived in Stockholm, Sweden and then Badgotesburg, Germany. We used to vacation all over Europe, but there is only one place that remains seared in my memory- and that is Chateau De La Tour. The incredible view of the sea, the surrounding villas, the palm trees and vivid flower gardens; the massive historic hotel with what I believe was a turret, still seen in the pictures, the patio and numerous friends from the U.S. who worked with my Mom joined us there for holidays. As a small child, I was shocked that we drank watered-down wine, not milk, as it wasn't pasteurized then; and my favorite: a marvelous cheese called "Petite Swisse" that came in a small wooden box-which I adored and have been searching for most of my life...to no avail. The owner at that time, was Monsieur Michelle, along with his wife. They were so caring and extremely loving to myself and the other children of our friends. The question below asks: when did you travel? No space for 1951. Just picked a random date.
Big and beautiful chateau with a cozy room with view to the pool and outside restaurant (a little expensive). Very good breakfast. Charming swimming pool with sun lougers. Small distance from Nice centre.
We didn't stay here from choice: my husband was hospitalised from a cruise ship for emergency surgery and our insurer put me in this hotel as it was very close to the clinic. I could not have been in a better place, with staff that looked after my every need in the difficult circumstances and a hotel that is exceedingly comfortable. My room was at the rear of the hotel, so no great views but it was spotlessly clean and housekeeping was excellent. Breakfast was set up in the garden every day and was of a high standard with hot items cooked to order. There is a good room service menu as well, that we used when my husband was discharged from hospital and joined me. The hotel has a nice swimming pool with plenty of sunbeds and whilst the grounds aren't extensive, they have made the most of what is s available. The location is up a fairly steep hill but this does provide a very peaceful ambience for the stylish and well-decorated hotel and public areas. It is rated 4* and I guess that 5* is not possible as it is just not big enough to be able to accommodate the required 5* fripperies. However, it is worthy of 5* and we would return without hesitation if we return to Cannes under happier (and healthier!) circumstances. We will always be grateful for the welcome we received and the kindness of the staff. Incidentally, we had good service in the restaurant and found the free wifi to be more an adequate!
We stayed in this hotel and found the staff very welcoming initially. The bedroom was very modern and clean. I liked that they provided us with a kettle and tea as most European hotels do not provide this. The hotel grounds are small but they had made use of the small space with pool and outdoor dining area. The only problem I had with this restaurant was that it's outdoors and it's too cold at night and in the morning to have breakfast there. The only other option was room service and I thought this was inadequate for a four staff hotel. Additionally, the staff did not inform us that a wedding was taking place and thus could only provide us with basic room service. I found this rather frustrating and asked for a discount but the hotel staff declined. I was disappointed with the service especially when one younger lady member of staff ages that they informed us in advance that we wouldn't be able to access the pool and dining area. So that was the last night of our holiday and by then I had enough of them dishonestly. For this reason I won't be visiting again.
We were looking for a hotel at a mor quite place in/near Cannes. We ended up at the Chateau de la Tour. In one word: marvelous Beautiful location. A very nice chateau with excellent rooms. You would expect extreme high prices, but compared to the hotels in the Centre of Cannes, it is very well priced. Staff is extremely helpful. Rooms are nice, clean, romantic... It is about 45 minute walk to the centre of Cannes. By car 5-10 minutes. A true piece of paradise.
This hotel is a lovely hidden gem! Myself and 2 friends had visited this hotel last week for 5 nights. There was nothing I could fault with our stay, the rooms were very clean and the décor was beautiful. The rooms were cleaned daily and all the hotel staff were very friendly and accommodating to everyone’s needs! The food was very pleasant although the breakfast could have been a little better with some more option but apart from the there was nothing else we could fault. With the pool area and the hotel grounds well maintained. I look forward to returning next year.
Having read some of the other reviews, our stay at hotel chateau de la tour was not what we expected. After a really long drive and pulling up in the car park we were really excited at what we saw. This was quickly dampened by a receptionist who didn't smile once, and the news that unfortunately the restaurant was fully booked and if we didn't want to go out room service was the only other option. This wouldn't have bothered us if the restaurant had have been full, it seemed there were staffing issues that night instead and they were only serving a few people because of this- disappointing that they would not accommodate something for two people who had clearly driven a long way! The service for breakfast the next morning was terrible. There were four tables in and the waiter simply forgot our order for tea and we got it 15 minutes later from another waiter- this was not the only bad part on this day but Breakfasts in fairness were much better on the other two mornings. The wi fi is appalling for a four star hotel. We stayed in many more remote places over our holiday with much better reception- something that needs to be addressed. The pool area and lunch at the restaurant was very nice indeed, and actually made the experience at the hotel much more enjoyable. This was the main plus point of the whole place but we would not stay there again.
Palace of Festivals and Congress Hall is within 2 miles (3 km) of Hotel Chateau De La Tour while other popular attractions such as La Croisette are within 3 miles (5 km). This 34-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's also near Notre Dame d'Esperance Church and Castre Museum.
This hotel is home to a fine-dining restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.
Hotel Chateau De La Tour's 34 rooms are soundproofed and provide minibars, coffee makers, and safes. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones are also available.
Renovated in 2016, Hotel Chateau De La Tour offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 130 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool, a computer station, and free newspapers.
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79% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 315 reviews