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Once the place for artists and the wealthy to 'Winter', the Côte d'Azur is now de rigueur in Summer as well, the main challenge is deciding which of the best places to stay in the Côte d'Azur to choose. Nice, Cannes, St Tropez, Antibes, Cap Ferrat, Juan Les Pins, Menton, Fréjus and St Raphael are our Gurus' top spots on the Côte d'Azur, but there are plenty of smaller hamlets also worth considering if you want to escape to the Côte d'Azur's beauty rather than see and be seen here.
The region stretches from Théoule-sur-Mer in the west to Menton on the Italian border, spreading the good life through Cannes, Nice and Antibes on its bright-blue-watered way. This is the French Riviera at its glamourous and most beautiful best, with stretches of perfect golden sand, dramatic cliffs, pretty fishing hamlets and an interior of medieval villages and verdant wilderness.
Are you a capital kind of person? in which case you'll want to stay in Nice. Once Italian and always decadent and fashionable, Nice is full of life, art, nightlife and shopping opportunities.
If you're here for a touch of the Côte d'Azur's glamour then you can't go past St-Tropez. A byword for glamour and wealth on a slightly hedonistic scale, St-Tropez is also rich in culture and history.
Cannes is just as glamourous, and possibly even more famous - at least once a year. The city's main promenade, La Croisette, gleams gracefully under the clear skies of the Côte d'Azur, a row of beautiful boutiques and excellent restaurants running all way down to the exclusive feeling harbour, which isn't actually that exclusive.
As well as gorgeous resort towns, the Côte d'Azur is famous for its beach clubs.
The Hotel Guru has scoured the region and has managed to find a wide range of properties. Our selection of the best places to stay in the Cote d'Azur range from the cheap and cheerful to the truly super luxurious where you'll mix with the stars.
Still not sure which to book? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay on the Côte d'Azur, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice. Alternatively widen your search and look at all our recommendations in Provence.
Fréjus, Côte d'Azur
L'Arena hotel's rooms boast warm summer colours and true Provencal rustic styles in a comfortably modern setting. Each looks out over the beautifully landscaped gardens, or the inviting pool terrace area. Explore locally - Fréjus dates back centuries, or head to the beach a little over a mile away.
A sublime restaurant with wonderful rooms and sweeping valley views. Excellent food and shady terraces, three family rooms sleep four, all in a stunning location. A gourmet spot fit for families and romantic breaks.
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Côte d'Azur
A 19th century renovation of an old school house with stunning views over the coastline and Monaco below. Old-world classic glamour all the way. Gastronomic restaurant with terrace for soaking up the vista. Great location, very romantic, unrivalled views.
Antibes, Côte d'Azur
An adorable hotel with rustic charm. An intimate sanctuary with an orange scented courtyard and comfortable bedrooms in pastels and mauves. A lovely and friendly hotel suitable for families and those looking for something more understated.
Located just 15 minutes from St.Tropez is this quiet hotel with fourteen rooms and suites all set in a secluded garden with swimming pool. Large rooms with private terraces, free parking and a communal bar. Perfect for those looking for a more relaxed spot away from the coast.
Antibes, Côte d'Azur
A chic contemporary property right on the waterfront. Large glass-fronted windows unfurl impressive views. Simple white on white design with splashes of colour from the modern art. A trendy brasserie with creative Mediterranean cuisine. A spoiling spa. A real treat at surprisingly affordable rates.
Le Lavandou, Côte d'Azur
Chic little hotel on the seafront of Le Lavandou. No restaurant but enjoy an aperitif in the trendy bar before heading out on foot to a plethora of bars and cafes. Many beaches nearby, and relax at the end of a long day in quiet, shiny and modern rooms that look out over the Med.
A Provencal farm conversion, beside the road to St Paul de Vence, overlooking the valley. Simple but elegantly rustic bedrooms and a large infinity pool surrounded by beautiful fragrant gardens. a peaceful, charming haven just 15 minutes drive to the beach and a ten minute walk to St Paul.
La Cadière-d'Azur, Provence
A lovely hilltop hotel in a charming village with a Michelin star restaurant, excellent spa and wine cellar. Chicly decorated rooms and suites with valley views and private balconies. A hotel that indulges all the senses.
Peillon, Côte d'Azur
Enchanting family-run inn perched on a cliff-edge high above the Med, with fabulous sea views. Fantastic on site restaurant serves locally grown produce to the highest standard. Understated rooms with private balconies boast spectacular views of the orchards, olive groves and distant sea. Romantic.
Cannes (Cote d'Azur)
A cool hotel in a great location. A few minutes walk from the beach and central attractions. 1950s style rooms and suites with private terraces and sea views. Swimming pool, gym and sauna. A vibrant spot in the city centre.
Hyères, Côte d'Azur
A modern chic hotel right at the beach with amazing views of the ocean and a private beach to sit and relax peacefully. Rooms are contemporary with amenities like a TV, work desk, sea views and 24 hr room service. A popular restaurant and bar on site. Enjoy a fresh buffet breakfast at the terrace.
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Côte d'Azur
A romantic little hotel on the coast with ocean views and beautiful bedrooms. Creamy rooms have private breakfast terraces and all the mod cons. Excellent seafood restaurant serves dinner, a short walk from the beach and the main attractions. Very romantic and good value too.
Eclectic and quirky hotel with original decoration and an exotic garden. Good value, set back from the seaside but within walking distance of all Nice has to offer. Rooms decorated, some wackily, by local artists. Laidback and informal with plenty of character and charm.
Fun and fashionable seaside resort right on Pampelonne beach. The California style laid-back wooden chalets are extremely comfy and most face out onto the central pools. Within easy reach of St Tropez, but without the hustle and bustle.
Le Rouret, Côte d'Azur
A lovely village hotel with a Michelin star restaurant. Rooms and suites in contemporary elegant style. Olive trees scatter the garden and breakfast terraces. Great value for money in a great location.
A gorgeous B&B in a 17th century farmhouse. Rooms are rustic-chic with stone walls, bare wooden floors, and fireplaces alongside large bathrooms. Salt water outdoor pool, terrace and gardens. Spa treatments available. Romantic, laid back and welcoming.
Cannes (Cote d'Azur)
A lovely townhouse hotel a few steps from La Croisette. Belle Epoque facade, Carrara marble floors and comfortable bedrooms, plus complimentary open bar every evening. Classic elegance and refined decoration. An intimate spot in a great location.
A good Four Star option in the centre of Nice. Contemporary rooms with all the mod cons, fabulous rooftop pool, and a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views serves local cuisine. Spa, therapeutic treatments, and its own private beach and beach bar less than 1km away.
This chateau, accompanied by it's impressive vineyard encompasses the genuine beauty of Provence. Bedrooms are finished with neutral tones and lovely furnishings and the garden and swimming pool offer a lush idyll in which to unwind after a day of sight-seeing in the gorgeous surrounding areas.
Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Côte d'Azur
Charming boutique B&B. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and the serenity of Provence's hills. Contemporary elegant rooms with private terraces overlooking olive trees. Spa, swimming pool, and close to gourmet restaurants. Utterly romantic.
Nice, Côte d'Azur
Attractive hotel and restaurant set in acres of private grounds 15km inland from the coast in charming Vence. Stylish rooms in a cluster of artfully old-fashioned ochre-roofed buildings. Gourmet restaurant, bar, swimming pool and spa. A lovely place to relax and while away a few days.
St Jean Cap Ferrat, Côte d'Azur
An Italianate villa hotel on Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, only ten km from Nice and Monaco. The simple traditional rooms open onto charming flower-filled terraces with glorious views. A green oasis of calm two minutes walk from beautiful Riviera beaches.
Porquerolles, Ile de Porquerolles
Nestled between pines and eucalyptus trees, Le Mas du Langoustier is a peaceful hideaway with a principally French clientele, excellent cooking and a relaxing atmosphere.
Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Côte d'Azur
Gloriously luxurious 18th century country house with valley and coastal views. Sumptuous rooms and suites in creams with all the mod cons and private balconies. Enormous swimming pool, hot tub, and plenty to do at the beach. Not far from NIce, it epitomises the romance of Provence.
Le Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer, Côte d'Azur
The perfect beachside hotel in a fabulous setting. Directly on the seafront sits a luxurious spot that includes large rooms and suites with private balconies and ocean views. An enormous pool and sun deck area, three restaurants, and therapeutic spa. A glamourous choice for a beach break.
Ramatuelle, Côte d'Azur
Fabulous coastline farmhouse hotel within striking distance of St. Tropez and Tahiti Beach. Wonderful greenery in the garden viewed from sunlit rooms and suites with private terraces. Couples, families, groups of friends can enjoy delicious food and relax amongst the lemon trees and olive groves.
Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Côte d'Azur
Luxurious Provencal residence boasting luscious manicured gardens, tropical vegetation and a relaxing pool with terrace. Rooms are elegant all with private terrace or garden. A relaxing spa, plus gourmet Mediterranean cuisine complete the picture. A tropical oasis just 5km from the beach.
Sanary-sur-Mer, Côte d'Azur
A great find with an outstanding location. Rooms are simple, modern and elegant; lots of white and glass so as not to deter from the stunning views. Laze by the pool, step out onto the beach, have a dip in the hammam or head to the cocktail bar for sundowners overlooking the Med.
Vence, Côte d'Azur
Strikingly done-up 18th century house. Vibrant decoration, large airy suites and a truly amazing private art collection. House party feel and exuding plenty of character. A luxurious a chic townhouse stay and a good base for local exploring.
Cannes, Côte d'Azur
Gorgeous French guest house in the hills above Cannes. Honeysuckle terraces, aqua marine pool, and rambling gardens. Elegant rooms in neutral tones and lots of natural light. Fantastic home-cooked food and Michelin star restaurants a short walk away. A romantic retreat away from the crowds.
Juan-les-Pins, Côte d'Azur
Hôtel La Villa provides smart, elegant accommodation just minutes from the beach. Bedrooms are spacious and decorated in natural palettes with unique, modern features and large comfortable beds. En suite bathrooms feature seemingly bottomless baths. Laze by the pool with a glass of local bubbly.
Beautiful rooms, views and food in one of the most luxurious locations in the world. Metres from the beach, yet in the heart of Cannes, this hotel really does have it all. Treatments and massages in Cinq Mondes, delicious food in SeaSens, and a rooftop pool with views to stun one and all.
Saint Raphael, Côte d'Azur
A unique and beautiful Neo-Moorish villa on the Cote d'Azur blessed with dazzling panoramic views. The rooms all have their own character, some with private jacuzzis. Neutral tones with lashings of vibrant colour - spacious, airy and light. Soak up the Mediterranean air: a perfect beach beak.
Ramatuelle, Côte d'Azur
A fantastic hotel nestled between vineyards, 8km from St.Tropez, and 5km from the nearest beach. Beautiful rooms, suites, and family suites are decorated in creams with all the mod cons and private terraces into the garden. Infinity pool and excellent restaurant. Romantic, gourmet, luxurious.
Nice, Côte d'Azur
Charming medieval villa with a gourmet restaurant and spectacular views from private terraces. Sumptuous bedrooms and suites with Provencal decoration - pastel colours, rich fabrics, and lovely views. A romantic spot for local exploring and gourmet cuisine.
St-Tropez (Cote d'Azur)
Hugely glamourous yet relaxed hotel, 8 minutes walk from St. Tropez city centre. Beautiful rooms filled with stunning artworks, courtyard and swimming pool, plus sun-dappled breakfast terrace. A very chic spot for a stylish beach holiday.
Saint-Paul de Vence, Côte d'Azur
Four tree houses and a small cottage, all named after Jungle Book characters. The owner of Orion is passionate about these super luxurious tree houses - some have four-poster beds. They are well-facilitated and especially homely inside with a pebble-lined outdoor pool to boot: come here to escape.
Grasse, Côte d'Azur
Eighteenth century country house in Grasse, surrounded by lovely gardens and olive groves. The romantic rooms are a triumph: simple, stylish and effortlessly elegant. The on site restaurant is famed in the area for its astute use of local flavours. Grown up, charming and wonderfully French!
Cluster of old houses form a chic, yet intimate hotel right on the beach. The elegant rooms are classically furnished and exude understated luxury. A fine dining restaurant spills out onto the street and terraces are available for breakfast with a view. Easy access to St Tropez town and markets.
St-Paul-de-Vence, Côte d'Azur
A family run hotel steeped in history. Unpretentious style and service lay the set for legendary art work including Picasso and Matisse. The Provençale cuisine is worthy of a visit alone and served in a laid back atmosphere. A truly unique property.
La croix valmer, Côte d'Azur
A chic Five Star seaside hotel. Large rooms have designer furniture, stunning views, and elegant fabrics. Outdoor and indoor pools, tennis court, spa, gym and private beach. Superb Provencal style food, elegant bar, and library. Friendly, relaxed and luxurious.
A chic hotel in the Provencal countryside. Large, elegant rooms are filled with antiques, white washed walls, and rustic furnishings. Outdoor pool, terrace, and a shady garden. Michelin starred cuisine, intimate bar. Grown-up, peaceful, gourmet.
Théoule-sur-Mer,, Côte d'Azur
Stylish accommodation on the French Riviera. Guest rooms are spacious and airy, many with large four poster beds. This romantic clifftop hotel has a outdoor terrace overlooking the sea, serene swimming pool, gym and quiet private beach. French luxury.
A one of a kind hotel perched at the foot of the citadel of St Tropez. Quaint and stylish rooms have many original features and designs, with a strong French Provincial feel. The chic bar and restaurant serve mouthwatering cuisine and cocktails. Simple yet achingly elegant.
Glitzy and secluded luxury hotel set in a picturesque fairytale style chateaux, overlooking St Tropez bay. Ornate rooms are modern yet with a distinctly old world france feel. A perfect base for total relaxation, with lovely gardens, a good restaurant and a large pool and spa.
Eze, Côte d'Azur
This centuries old château in the heart of picturesque Eze boasts outstanding views over the French Riviera. Just minutes from its private beach, enjoy 5 star luxury in the Côte D'Azur. Rooms are spacious, stylish and elegant. Come for the Michelin-star dining & glorious location.
A romantic historic hotel on the coast, in the heart of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat just ten km from Monaco. Exuding old world charm through white walls, parquet floors and antique furnishings. Good food, spectacular views and very well located for local exploring in this most exclusive part of the coast.
Vence, Côte d'Azur
A fairytale chateau in the hills, with coastal views. Boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant and luxury spa. The classically sumptuous suites with balconies and private villas encapsulate French country chic. Luxury and tranquillity with fine dining.
An exclusive and elegant seafront Villa with access to a private beach. White washed rooms feature terraces with views of the harbour. A stunning three star Michelin restaurant is the centre piece. Situated just a short walk into St Tropez's central and port. A spoiling beach destination.
Côte D'azur, Côte d'Azur
Hugely glamourous Mediterranean mansion on a clifftop peninsula. Stunning views out to sea from private balconies and luxury rooms. Private beach, salt water infinity pool, spa, gourmet food. A pearl of the ocean. Romantic, gourmet, luxury, "A" list.