Just behind the city’s famous coastline-hugging Promenade de la Croisette, the Five Seas Hotel Cannes in the South of France is an extremely stylish boutique hotel which aims to take its guests on a world tour while they are within its walls.
Designed around the concept of a voyage immobile – in this case, a journey without leaving the hotel – the Five Seas Hotel takes its influences from all corners of the globe.
The Five Seas Hotel has 45 rooms and suites, with beds dominated by huge canopies, and handcrafted objets d’art and exotic paintings adorning every room. The concept of travel is continued via the furniture, with some pieces made to look like updated Karen Blixen-style travellers’ trunks. The hotel’s colour palette is Mediterranean throughout, featuring deep blues, oranges and reds, with turquoise splashes alongside the white daybeds on the sundeck.
On the hotel’s fifth floor, and so with superb views across the rooftops of Cannes Old Town, is the Sea Sens restaurant. Here the journey continues, but this time in a gastronomic sense; European cuisine and ingredients from the local Cannes market are blended with Asian spices.
The Five Seas Hotel’s infinity pool and sundeck are also up here on the top floor. The spa is in partnership with leading brands Cinq Mondes and Carita and has four treatment rooms, two saunas and Turkish steam room.
If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll be in heaven in the hotel’s tea room and pastry boutique; Intuitions by J., presided over by a former World Pastry Champion, who also provides all the desserts in Sea Sens restaurant.
Beyond the hotel, the Five Seas has its own 27m yacht available for day or overnight charter, and also has an arrangement with the nearby Festival beach, and can reserve sun loungers here for you.
The Five Seas Hotel Cannes Information
- Location: About a 45 minute drive from Cannes-Mandelieu Airport
- Accomodation: 45 Rooms and Suites
- Facilities: Restaurant, Pastry Shop, Spa, Pool, Yacht Services, Beach
- Activities: Go visit some local attractions such as the Antibes Cathedral, Plage du Gray d’Albion, Marche du Film
- Weather: Good all-year round
- Children: Welcome.