As I mentioned in my previous blog post, visiting Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc at the rocky tip of Cap d’Antibes was one of the highlights of my trip to the French Riviera and hence I have decided to write an entire blog post about this legendary resort.
It was originally built as a private mansion and only opened as a hotel in 1870, after which it quickly accumulated a distinguished guest list of royalty, writers and Hollywood stars. Not only did it feature in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is The Night, but it was also frequented by the likes of Orson Wells, Winston Churchill, Elizabeth Taylor and the Kennedy’s to name a few. It has retained its iconic fifties elegance and as such still attracts today’s celebrities, particularly during the Cannes Film Festival.
Captured in Slim Aarons’ iconic photograph and undoubtedly one of the resort’s most famous features is its infinity pool, which protrudes dramatically over the crystalline blue waters of the Mediterranean.
After exploring the beautifully landscaped gardens, we headed to the grand Eden-Roc Restaurant, where dining is rather accurately described as an art form. Everything about the experience was immaculate, from the dining area adorned with gilded mirrors and chandeliers, to the picturesque view of the Lérins Islands illuminated by the setting sun in a translucent lilac hue.
I hope you enjoyed this insight into what I think is the most beautiful hotel in the world and I’d love to hear what yours is in the comments below!