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27 Jan

Radisson Blu, What a View!












Mostly I have visited the Radisson Blu Cannes to enjoy their stunning roof top and Le 360 Restaurant & Lounge Bar, for summer lunches with incredible views or the special ambiance for drinks in the evenings. But eventually I decided to book a room for a few nights to test the actual experience of living there. The hotel is ideally located for working at the Cannes Film Festival as it’s close to the “Palais de Festivals” and the “Croisette”.


The hotel also has the biggest Marine Spa of French Riviera with 46 treatment rooms over 2700m² of well-being facilities: indoor and outdoor heated sea water swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, caldarium, multi-sensory shower and Jacuzzi.

When I arrived I was informed that I would have a very atypical room as the hotel was fully booked and I can see why as it was kind of squashed into a corner of the hotel, on the first floor, with a terrace leading straight onto foliage of some sorts and the building encompassing it on both sides. I didn’t mind though as I’m all up for new experiences.


The bed had a very large head board bending like some kind of awning at the top, the decor was quite strangely pleasant. But even though it might not show in the photos, the bed was extremely comfortable, the kind of bed you can sleep in late and just not want to get out of. Pure pleasure.


From several lunches and dinners at Le 360 Restaurant & Lounge Bar I can thoroughly recommend the cuisine. I was also very happy about the chocolate smarties I found in the mini bar.


This sign does not apply to all the rooms obviously, but I found it quite funny. On the terrace door there is a sticker: WARNING. Don’t close the window when you are on the balcony. It amused me when I arrived, but late one night I discovered the reason of which one should actually follow those directions. I heard some calls for help from the outside so I went to open the door to the terrace where I found a couple of people that had locked themselves out of their room for that reason. We had quite a laugh and I let them walk into the hotel through my room.


What I appreciate at The Radisson Blu Cannes is that the staff is really great, at least the days that I stayed there and I’d like to compliment them on their service. My favourite parts of this stay is still the roof top, it is a perfect place to unwind, to be with friends, to watch beautiful sunsets, listen to music and enjoy some light snacks and a glass of chilled rosé wine.


The only downside about the stay is that I came at a time where mosquitos are very active, in August. It might just apply to the rooms on the ground floor on that side, but as mosquitos love me, let’s just say I was thoroughly loved… Other than that it was a great and relaxed stay as the hotel is close to the Croisette, the main promenade of Cannes and there are plenty of things to do.

by @xMaiki


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