Arrival at the hotel
The Cannes Radison Blu 1835 hotel is facing the marina at the end of the Croisette boulevard. It fills an 8 floors building at a corner of two streets. The hotel stands at a few steps of a beach.
Arriving at the place, it is easy to park the car in front of the property. Then the valet will take care of it before bringing your luggage to the suite. The check-in was very smooth. As we were ahead of the time, the suite was not ready. This was achieved before 3 PM. Perfect!
The Suite Paradise
The Paradise Suite is located at the fourth floor of the hotel, close to the lift leading to the restaurant. The suite occupies a whole hotel corner. When stepping into the Paradise Suite, you instantly feel the spaciousness. It spreads over 75 sqm (807 sqft) and broads a dining room with a working area, a large living room, a bedroom, a dressing and a large bathroom.
This suite is aptly named as it offers a panoramic view over the Cannes Croisette, the old marina and the sea. It is a really beautiful over Cannes from the fourth floor, just above the palm trees.
The suite is decorated with contemporary furniture. There are a lot of enjoyable technological innovations such as mirror television screen in the living room, Japanese toilets or a TV hidden behind a retractable painting.
The dining room hosts a large table, maybe too big for the room space. A little desk allows you to work while admiring the sea view.
A wide sofa adorned with a lot of cushions decors the living room. The result is mildly comfort and not especially pretty. By contrast, the overall arrangement offers a good spaciousness feeling. The living room’s television is ingeniously displayed on a mirror. You need to close carefully the curtains to watch correctly TV. It is a little complicated to use (with 3 remote controllers), but when it works, it gives a real home cinema effect.
In the bedroom, the bed is absolutely comfortable thanks to a cloudy mattress overlay. A little balcony arranged with two chairs perfects the room.
The bathroom is pretty spacious. I haven’t been amazed by the tiled floors, too dark for my liking. The shower is large and the bathtub as well! But the bathtub doesn’t fill very quickly, which isn’t surprising based on its size. There is another TV set in the bathroom (for a total of 4 in the suite, enough to resolve all conflicts about the channel to watch). The slippers available are very soft and pleasant, really nice!
The bathroom toilets are equipped with a water jet and a dryer. It is quite technical but easy to use thanks to the instructions displayed on the door. It is a gadget but funny and it is an advantage for Asian customers usually looking for this kind of toilets.
The dressing is a bit cramped. It doesn’t allow having a large suitcase opened. It has a good number of storage which is quite convenient for people staying for multiple days.
So to summarize, the suite is large, well-furnished and decorated in a modern way. I am not so fan of the colors used with purple tones but it is fashionable.
The hotel provides a high level of service. The mirror TV set in the living room wasn’t working on the first day. A remote controller was missing. The technician came on the next morning and fixed the issue in few minutes. The lady cleaning our room was efficient and pleasant. The room was really clean. There was just a puddle on the carpet next to the bed when we arrived in the suite, probably because of the previous customer. The puddle had dried in few hours.
The breakfast can be taken on the ground floor. I have not really been amazed by the breakfast. It is a bit messy. The overall feeling is not really good. The room where the buffet is set is a bit dark. The staff welcoming you is also the one that serves you and is a bit overstretched. The hot drink service is performed by the customer at the buffet which is a bit unusual for a hotel of this standing. You can take the jam in a big jar which isn’t very pleasant. Besides that, the products are of good quality.
The room service quality is good with nice mozzarella tomatoes that were quickly delivered to us.
We also had a dinner twice at the restaurant “Le 360”. It is in the last floor of the hotel and has an outstanding view over Cannes. The service is professional but not so fast. The quality for price ratio of the restaurant is very good. The meals are tasty and very appealing. The restaurant is comfortable, there is some space available which isn’t so common on the Riviera. A special mention for the desserts, very nice.
The hotel has a thalasso and a spa. To reach those, you take a long corridor without windows. Then, there is an elevator to finally reach the end destination. The decoration gives a cold impression, it made us think about a medicalized place. The staff welcoming you is really kind but the person managing the towels is a bit slow (10 minutes to bring the towels).
The swimming pool is large and warm which is quite pleasant. It is indoor and outdoor. There is also a jacuzzi outdoor. Much attended aquagym courses are available. There are multiple inlet jets in the pool, very nice for a massage.
When you get to the underground floor, you reach the sensory shower with a relaxing music. I haven’t tested the treatments but sounded quite professional.
As the hotel is on one end of the Croisette, we can find a lot of restaurants and casinos within 15 minutes walking distance.
If you are looking for space, the Radisson Blu offers a good quality for price ratio for the suites versus the Croisette palaces. It has a fringe location in comparison to the palaces but as others advantages such its pool and the thalasso.
The vast majority of the staff is smiling and will make their best to meet your expectations. The valet is efficient even if he has to perform few things at the same time.
The Cannes Radisson Blu is a modern hotel with a sober decoration. Sometime, it lacks a bit of warmth but the essential is there.
I advise you to book a room with a sea view as in the evening, it is very nice.