Le Royal Riviera
- At a Glance
- Our Review
A-listers' address in pristine Riviera setting
This swish hotel perches on the peninsular of exclusive Cap Ferrat. Cool, muted colours make an immediate design statement, while interiors are an imaginative mix of ethnic, colonial and neo-Hellenistic.
Know It All
Hit the Spot
In posh Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat – mind the Ferraris.
Light sleeper? Avoid front rooms near the railway track.
Feel mega-rich in a millionaire's playground.
Rooms and suites
94 rooms, seven suites
There's free wi-fi in all rooms, walk-in showers and bath tubs.
Second floor rooms all have balconies with a view.
Rooms in the Orangerie have a lighter provençal touch, with colour-washed walls and blond wood.
Eat & Drink
The hotel's Le Panorama restaurant is headed by chef Bruno Le Bolch, serving delicious Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary twist in elegant surroundings. Tuck into Brittany lobster salad with green asparagus flavoured with Thai basil and served in aspic, or roast fillet of turbot with asparagus tips, baby broad beans, black olive tapenade and aged balsamic vinegar.
Buffet breakfast (charged extra) is served until 11am
Available 24 hours.
See & Do
See & Do
Take the circular road around Cap Ferrat for a glimpse of some of the palatial villas dotting this particular Millionaire's Row. Arguably the most stunning is the candy-pink and white Musée Ephrussi de Rothschild, a residence built by the wealthy Rothschild heiress at the turn of the last century. It's packed with over 5,000 pieces of art and is set in lovely Italianate gardens.
Private yachts have long replaced the fishing boats lining the little port of Saint Jean, but you can see glistening fresh fish for sale at the morning fish market in nearby Beaulieu sur Mer – a great place to banter with the locals. The Greek Villa Kerylos is also well worth seeing here. The Riviera's social hotspot, Monaco, is also within easy reach.
Book a massage at the hotel's Wellness centre – it offers a range of body toning and pampering treatments using Ayurvedic products. There's a gym to work out in and a sauna if you want to turn up the heat.
Rub shoulders with the big stars and wannabees at the Cannes film festival.
Get your flags at the ready – it's the big Monaco Grand Prix.
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 640 – 2950Check In
12 noonMinimum Night Stay
Closed 25 November – 25 JanuaryAir Conditioning
Yes – weighing up to 5kg
There is free guest parking.Trains
Beaulieu sur Mer –5kmTaxis
EUR 60-70 from Nice.AirportAirport