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

A glamorous, secluded Côte d’Azur retreat
VERIFIED LUXURY
Midway between Nice and Monte Carlo, hidden away near the tip of the lush peninsula of Cap Ferrat, this newly branded Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel features an opulent mix of Old World grandeur and sleek, pristine modernity that distinguishes it from other seaside palaces on the Riviera.

Surrounded by 17 acres of manicured flower-lined gardens and parasol pines, this elegant hotel built in 1908 (with a cupola designed by Gustave Eiffel) still evokes a timeless tranquility that attracts VIP guests seeking a discreet, restful retreat without the buzzy atmosphere of an in-town resort.

While the stately white-on-white marble lobby is decked out with Murano chandeliers and Lalique crystal, the attentive, friendly staff, the host of extra services and the tranquil spacious grounds all contribute to the unpretentious and relaxed spirit of the Côte d'Azur hotel.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Over the years, artists, film stars and writers from Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Elizabeth Taylor, David Niven and Charlie Chaplin have spent time sipping cocktails at the bar or sunning around at the poolside Club Dauphin.
  • Families with kids in tow should take full advantage of the Club Dauphin’s veteran expert instructor, Pierre Gruneberg, who, for the past 60 years, has initiated the children of his celebrity clientele (from Charlie Chaplin to Paul McCartney) to the joys of swimming.
  • A lovely spa features luxe body and facial treatments, as well as a terraced spa garden with views of the Mediterranean.
  • In high season during the summer, there are three top-notch restaurants to choose from, plus a spectacular infinity seawater pool, tennis courts, the large spa with an indoor pool and a state-of-the art fitness center.
Things to Know
  • Today, high-profile guests from government bigwigs to music and sports stars continue to flock here en famille, undisturbed.
  • Whether you forgot to pack a swimming essential or you're looking to acquire a special keepsake from your stay, the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel offers two boutiques that cover your necessities and desires.
The Rooms
  • Renovated in 2009, the luxury hotel’s spacious guest rooms were designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, whose stylish refurbishment combines classic pure lines with the palest earth tones and subtle splashes of jade and turquoise.
  • Interiors are jazzed up with reproductions of modern artwork, from Matisse to Chagall, by local residents.
  • If you can, splurge on the luminous Rooftop Suite, which has a sweeping panoramic view of the sea and a large furnished terrace.
  • For an extended stay, the sumptuous four-bedroom Villa Rose Pierre, tucked away under the pines overlooking the sea, offers everything from private tennis courts and a gym to a rooftop terrace with sofa seating.
The Restaurants
  • The lovely gastronomic garden-level restaurant, Le Cap, is lined with Cocteau-inspired frescoes and headed by acclaimed chef Yoric Tièche, who happens to excel in refined Mediterranean specialties.
  • Try his subtle signature dish — a delicate mint-infused blue lobster, and don’t miss the raspberry and verbena vacherin (meringue) from pastry chef Florent Margaillan for dessert.
  • For informal alfresco dining, La Véranda, on the vast sea-facing garden terraces, keeps an all-day menu of chic French Riviera bistro fare, ranging from grilled fish to pastas and salads.
  • Take the funicular to the 1930s-style Club Dauphin, a poolside restaurant on the water’s edge with a stunning choice of Provençal-style dishes, a raw bar and a selection of chilled white wine.
Amenities
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Bar
Fitness classes
Gym
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Restaurants
Spa
Tennis
Getting There
71 Boulevard du Général de Gaulle, 06230 Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat, Côte d’Azur, France
TEL33-0-4-93-76-50-50
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