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Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel

  • 71 bd. du Charles du Gaulle Map It
  • St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Epitome of wealth and luxury
  • Every detail is well thought out and promptly attended to
  • Acres of sculpted gardens

Cons

  • Forget it if you're on a budget (breakfast €45)
  • Three-night minimum in July and Aug., two nights June and Sept. (but is that a bad thing?)

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

Just this side of paradise, this extravagantly expensive hotel has always been the exclusive playground for Hollywood's elite; now, managed by Four Seasons since May 2015, it is the standard for discreet Cap-Ferrat moneyed luxury. Perched at the end of the peninsula with floor-to-ceiling windows leaning out over crashing waves, guest rooms have spectacular views far out to sea. Inside, understated class meets modern comfort: picture thick, white, softer-than-soft comforters, hardwood floors, plasma-screen TVs, and private terraces—some with their own pool (and a villa with its own tennis court). Even the Kids' Clubhouse outshines local hotels. En plus is the Michelin-star Le Cap restaurant with 600 bottles on the wine list; open June to August, and for dinner only, it's headed by wunderkind Didier Aniés, who creates tasty dishes like Aquitaine caviar lasagna. La Véranda offers all-day dining and is open year-round. FYI: legendary hotel swim instructor Pierre Gruneberg has given lessons to the likes of Picasso, Sinatra, and the late, great Robin Williams.

Hotel Information

Address:

71 bd. du Charles du Gaulle, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, 06230, France

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Phone:

/04–93–76–50–50

Hotel Details:

  • Closed mid-Dec.–Mar.
  • 49 rooms, 24 suites, 1 villa
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 06/25/2015

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