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Two blocks from the busy la Croisette Cannes beach, on a quiet street, lies an elegant boutique hotel with 45 rooms and suites. Awarded the Best Luxury Design Hotel of Europe by the World Luxury Hotel Awards, The Five Seas is the premier boutique hotel in Cannes. Cannes is an area known for its luxurious French shops, restaurants, and people.

Five Seas Staff

Each staff member is kind and professional in their given roles. Front desk attendants make check-in and check-out seamless. Valet are on their toes ready to get your car upon request. French and fun concierges are available to assist with any guidance to the area. Ask the concierge for a hotel shuttle that takes you directly to the Plage du Festival, the best beach club in the area. The hotel manager goes above and beyond to ensure you have a tailored experience in Cannes.

Five Seas lobby

Upon entering the lobby, energy elevates guests to a new level of elegance. The modern and refined lobby provides a great place to peacefully listen to French murmurs and view the lovely church in front.

Five Seas rooms

Each room is a testament of understated elegance. The rooms are expansive for you and your travel companions. The beds are extremely comfortable with extra plush comforters and high thread count sheets. Brownish gold blankets and pillows create a refined space. Some headboards extend above the bed to elevate the design. It will be hard to get out of bed in the morning! To lure you out of bed in the morning, sit in the armchair and sip your Nespresso by the window. In case you brought half of your closet in your suitcase, walk-in closets are in the rooms with red leather doors and leather handles. Thoughtfully placed lights including reading light enable you to read about Cannes in the evening while your dog sleeps at your feet.

The bathrooms have shutters that create the option of an open space connected to the rooms or a private space. Each bathroom features an intricate sink bowl, a close-up mirror, an oversized bathtub, a shower with waterfall, massager, and handheld heads, a towel warmer, plush bathrobe, and a separate toilet and bidet. The Five Seas uses Carita, an exclusive French brand, for all their body and hair products. Each drop of product is a potent infusion of rose. Warm your towel up so that after taking a shower or bath, you can cozy up in a towel that feels like it’s fresh out of the dryer.

You can enjoy all the features guilt-free, knowing that the hotel is sustainably Green Globe certified.

Rooms feature views of the 19th century gothic-style Notre Dame de Bon Voyage church across the street and the local shops.

Five Seas suites

Junior Suites include carefully crafted chairs and couches. Suite So Suite includes separate living room areas with colorful original paintings and décor. Top of Five is on the top floor and includes a private panoramic view of Cannes. Additionally, the bathroom has two sinks for dual brushing and primping. An original designed Jacuzzi on the terrace is the focal point of the Terrace Suite. Lounge in the Jacuzzi with your partner in this clear glass and stainless steel Jacuzzi that contours with your hips and knees for ultimate lounging. Finally, the Presidential Suite features an extra-large terrace with a Jacuzzi and lounge chairs and views of the top of the church. Additionally, the Presidential Suite includes three private bathrooms!

Five Seas rooftop bar

At night, the Bistrot Chic & Bar Le Roof is a posh place where it is easy to admire the stunning dresses, shoes, and suits of French and visiting guests. Wear your finest clothes and feel like you are perfectly dressed for this posh occasion. Drink cocktails overlooking the cobblestone streets and buildings with designer stores nearby.

Five Seas breakfast

In the morning, the rooftop bar transforms into a very French breakfast affair. Freshly baked mini croissants and local cheeses abound. The mini croissants are perfectly buttery and flaky on the outside and softer on the inside. The cheeses range from creamy brie and banon to hard beaufort and comté cheeses. Each cheese is uniquely rich in flavor. Breakfast is included in your hotel booking, although eggs are an additional cost. Eating the croissants and cheeses is a way to ensure that you are eating the French way.

Five Seas pool

After breakfast, you can walk up the few stairs to the lovely pool area. A relaxing shallow Infiniti pool is refreshing on a warm day. On cooler days, it is nice to lounge and read while taking in the beautiful view. Glass walls provide a clear view to the ocean.

Five Seas spa

During the cooler or rainy days, book a treatment at the spa. The spa utilizes Carita and Cinq Mondes French skincare products.

To make a reservation at the Fives Seas Hotel, go to their website.

Location: 1 Rue Notre Dame, 06400 Cannes, France

Personal experience

When I arrived at the Five Seas, the hotel manager greeted me by name. I had arrived at the hotel past check-in and he knew my name based on the list of new guests and that I was from the U.S. This personalized attention makes this hotel special.

He said with pride that he is a Cannes man and has been his whole life. Furthermore, he encouraged me to visit a small medieval village in the hills, Saint Paul de Vence, that he thought I would really enjoy.

Afterward, the hotel manager showed me to an upgraded suite with elegant neutral colored brown hued décor and bedding, a plush King bed, and a bathroom with all the works. A lovely French perfume was left in the room as a gift.  I immediately felt very relaxed and at home.