The Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes ****

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 14.00.03In a sentence
The perfect place for a short break…

About
Located at the tip of the port in Cannes, The Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso Cannes, is a hotel which has an enviable beautiful scenic location. It’s picture perfect setting boasts blue skies and floods of light over-looking the harbour.  The Raddisson Blu is only a short taxi ride or about a 15 minute walk to the famous buzzing Croisette. The Raddison Blu allows you to experience the best of both parts of cannes, with sandy beaches only a few meters from the hotel itself. Raddison are in partnership with one of the beaches allowing hotel guest’s free access.

Decor
The traditional hotel owns a contemporary decor, however it still maintains a warm feel. The boutique sized hotel offers over 70 percent of rooms with a sea view, allowing guests to take advantage of the views and make the most of their experience. However, although recently renovated I noticed some holes in their refurbishment.  From paint peeling off the walls to broken lifts. Although it had been modernised, the hotel interior was still fairly worn. The biggest flaw was the wardrobe, with a spacious room offering minimal to no wardrobe space – any bloggers nightmare. I can only assume this is because most people stay for a short amount of time, otherwise I’m confused to where they store their clothes. Aside from it’s decor faults, the hotel is still maintained and well kept in terms of cleanliness. Our room was lovely, light and spacious with one of the top comfiest hotel beds I have experienced as of yet. It would be rude not to mention the view again, because that was incredible – over looking a period building and the beautiful port.

Spa
The Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes is famous for their Thermes Marins spa which is attached to the hotel. The spa boasts 46 treatment cabins over three floors. Keeping in with the style of the Hotel the spa remains contemporary and owns beautiful panoramic views of the sea-front which can be overlooked whilst bathing around the sea-water rooftop pool which is both outdoors and indoors, kitted out with a jacuzzi. The spa is also equipped with a sauna, steam room, multi-sensory shower, caldarium and a fitness and a relaxation room.  The spa treatment menu leaves you spoilt for choice, including treatment programmes carried out over a number of days. I chose the most regular treatment from the menu, a facial. Being a spa snob it exceeded my expectations and the treatment rooms were lovely.

Hospitality/ Restaurants
The Raddison Blu owns a gem, which is their panoramic rooftop terrace that offers outstanding views of the city. By day a terrace can be used as a lounge to sunbathe with sun loungers and deck chairs and also get a bite to eat. By night, you’ll find entertainment to enjoy amongst the most gorgeous cocktails. Sitting inside the glass walls of the panoramic rooftop terrace is the infamous ” Le 360″ restaurant and lounge bar, read full review here

Highlight
The location – it allows you to experience Cannes it two different ways.

Will I be back?
Yes, The Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes is a great option for a short and a slightly more affordable stay at a traditional and beautiful scenic hotel in Cannes. However, for a more luxurious trip it wouldn’t be at the top of my recommendation list.

Recommendations outside the hotel

Baoli Beach
Baoli Restaurant
L’Ecrin Beach Club
La Petite Maison de Nicole
Vesuvio Restaurant
Le Voilier Restaurant 

Info
A stay at Raddison Blu Cannes peak season starts from €220 per night, see www.radissonblu.com/hotel-cannes for more info.

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