Apart from the fact July is an expensive time in Cannes it is also a very busy time and can be very hard to get a room .. I had left it late to book and my favourite the Gray Dalbion was completely booked out . When I was in Cannes last year I had stayed in a lovely logis about a 15 to 20 minute walk from the town which did take from my trip so I had decided that location had to be my no 1 . If you have spent the morning at the beach and want to go back and change for lunch then it is important to be someplace nearby .
The Hotel Univers is just off rue dAntibes at the palais end . In fact it is two minutes from the Palais des festivals , 4 minutes from the beautiful sandy public beaches ,1 minutes from the shops and 3 minutes from the train station so you won't get much better .
But it is a very basic hotel and not one to be hanging around in ..i had stayed there before so i knew what to expect .. the rooms are very clean and have been modernised so the bathroom was top quality ... the downsides were lumpy pillows, very poor quality furniture ..in fact it wasn't really furniture .. just a few bits of chipboard nailed together but the main downside is that the air conditioning has no power at all so i really couldn't sleep any night ... opening the window wasn't an option as it was too noisy. So if you are staying in high summer ask for a room with either proper working air conditioning or one at the back of the hotel so that you can open the window.
In spite of the poor air conditioning I would recommend this hotel ..
Reception staff are brilliant and will do anything they can to help .. it is spotless and i hated leaving the power shower behind . the room was very bright with large modern tv .. ( only cnn in english ) ...
Best cafe au lait is in the bar at the end of the road . . bar negotiants ... breakfast is 4.50 .... opposite the railway station so you can watch the world go by .. best lunch at the beach restaurant Baoili ... best salad nicoise ever .. (most disappointing lunch at the bistro DOasis in Mandelieu) .. best dinner at Auberge de Provencale in le Suquet .. market menu only 30 euro .... best day trip to paul de vence
So with the money you save at the univers - as it reallly is terrific value .. you can spend on some lovely meals
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The BEST WESTERN Univers hotel in Cannes is ideally situated on the côte d' Azur, at the heart of Cannes. This hotel in Cannes is at the heart of the city of the festivals and the international center of the congresses. Univers hotel of Cannes, Longitude Hotels crew, putsat your disposal 72 rooms and luxury air-conditioned suites. all of them are soundproofed and equipped with all the necessary comfort, the free WIFI internet access.The hotel has 4 luxurious suites among which 3 endowed of an important terrace and a solarium which offer a privileged view on the bay of Cannes and Croisette.Breakfast and panorama of charm, the lounges) of the hotel and the room of breakfast are in the sixth floor where from you will take advantage of a wonderful view(sight) on the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Univers
- Best Western Cannes
- Cannes Best Western