Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Hotel entrance
Hotel lobby
Welcome homemade chocolates
Welcome baby
Deluxe room reading corner
Path leading to pool and restaurants
Hotel from the back
A solitary moment
Seawater swimming pool heated at 28 degrees
View from restaurant deck
Hotel Gardens
 Ahh.... The South of France.. It has been a favorite of mine since I first step foot in the region 2 years ago. In the beginning of June this year, J surprised me with a beautiful holiday in Cap d'Antibes to celebrate our 3rd year wedding anniversary and my first ever Mother's Day. It was a breathtaking surprise indeed. The Hotel du Cap Eden Roc will fulfill every fantasy of a Brigitte Bardot-esque holiday, complete with typically uniformed french maids and service at the click of your fingers.

Even without the excellent service, the hotel would be a feast for your eyes. Set at the tip of Antibes, hence called Cap d'Antibes, it has to be one of the most beautiful hotels I've ever stayed in in my life, if not The Best. I have always complained to J that the French do not have a sense of service. I take back my words. They do. You just need to pay a whole load of money for it.

The saltwater swimming pool is heated all year round at 28 degrees Celcius. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, where a roped off area is reserved for hotel guests to swim freely without dramatic incidents with the yachts parked all around. A private dock is available in case you decide to arrive in your private yacht, of course. Check out Dior Homme's ad with Jude Law to have an idea.

Everywhere you go on the hotel grounds, you are overwhelmed with a sense of luxury. Guests are called by names, babies are doted upon by the maids, and fresh bowls of summer berries with homemade whipped cream is available around the clock. The only horrible thing about staying here, is to remember that it is just a holiday and reality won't be nearly as dreamy as this place! Wigglemonster is still little, but if we come back here when she is older, we will also have to explain to her that we are not Russian billionaires like the rest of the hotel guests.

Even that being said, every guest receives the same welcome from the hotel staff. The hotel clients are also friendly, most of them families with children and babies. As I write this blog right now, I actually feel a wave of sadness. I miss this place! Automatically when we left, we said to everyone "see you next year!". That is how much we felt like home, and that is something money definitely can't buy!

Photos by Me
Checkout http://www.hotel-du-cap-eden-roc.com/eng/welcome/

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