8 hotels on the Cote d’Azur for your family and the grand-parents – holiday challenge #18

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I remember when my sister and I spent a week in Fréjus et Cap d’Antibes when we were barely 18.  We had flown on our own for the first time and were so excited to walk on the Cannes “croisette”.  We also managed to see some antique sites as, being children of a history and literature teacher, we felt we had to!
This week, it’s Camilla who is about to explore that beautiful region.

The Challenge: finding family hotels on the Cote d’Azur

Camilla is the one asking for some help with her holidays.  She didn’t set a budget, which is as well as the Côte d’Azur is certainly not the cheapest touristy regions you can go to. However, I excluded all the very fancy and outrageously expensive hotels and kept only one five star luxury hotel.
  • stay somewhere on the Cote D’Azur (Antibes, Juan les pins etc)
  • with her family which will be grand-parents (one not very mobile) and 2 children (ages 5 and 3) and 2 other adults.
  • prefer small boutique properties but would like to be close to a beach and have some facilities like a pool.
  • places that would welcome children
  • no budget set

Cap d’Antibes beach hotel

Cap d'Antibes Beach hotel, 22 rooms, from 330 Euros off season
© Cap d’Antibes
This is the one that fits the bill the most with its location on the beach, a restaurant opening onto their own private beach, a pool, enough bedrooms and possibilities to accommodate families. It is a five star luxury hotel but they regularly do offers with more attractive prices.

Le Mas du Naoc

Mas du Naoc, a stylish Bed and Breakfast near Grasse on the Côte d'Azur. Also have a flat that can be rented for the week during summer
© Mas du Naoc
Mr Big and I went to this authentic 18th century farm-house turned bed and breakfast before Mademoiselle was born. The house is very well located from within walking distance of a cute village called Cabris, and has a lovely garden, delicious breakfasts and pool.  You are not on the beach but can easily drive down there. There are also swings in the garden ! In the summer you can rent the flat for 4 to 5 people (so surely you could have all of you there with a baby cot).

Toile blanche

Toile blanche, cote d'azur, france. 7 rooms from 130 euros in low season
© Toile blanche
Only 15 minutes from the Nice airport, this restored 300-year-old house has a fabulous pool and modern interiors. They run it as a family business so have a very relaxed service and welcome. If you book online, you can get a 5% discount.

Les Rosées

Les Rosees, hotel, Mougins, France
© Les Rosees

Up into the hills above Canne and Antibes is Mougins, a picturesque medieval village. This authentic Provencal mas has been renovated with care and the interiors offer a mix of beautiful antique furniture and contemporary luxury. The suite Honorat has a spacious lounge that can be turned into a second bedroom for the kids. You can even sleep in a romanian caravan

Around Saint Tropez

If you’re ready to drive 1h15 from Nice, then you could stay at these two lovely hotels in Saint Tropez or Ramatuelle.

Hotel Pastis

Pastis hotel, saint tropez, boutique hotel, côte d'azur, from the poolside blog, stylish family holidays
© Pastis Hotel, Saint Tropez

We stayed there before and I wrote a review about them. Room 7 has the most flexible accommodation with space for 2 children (or 1 child and 1 baby)

Le Mas de Chastelas

Mas de Chastelas, Cote d'Azur
© Mas de Chastelas

The hotel operates a free shuttle service runs to and from St Tropez and Pampelonne beach 8am–10pm in high season, but it’s subject to availability, so having your own hire car is a more bullet-proof (and flexible) mode of transport. They have  a suite (the biggest room) for 4 people (2 adults and 2 children).

Villa Marie

Villa Marie, Ramatuelle, restaurant with view over the Pampelonne bay
© Villa Marie
We loved two of the Sibuet hotels family which this five star luxury hotel belongs to as well: Domaine de la Baume and La Bastide de Marie. We are going to this one in May so I will be able to tell you more about it.  If you are tempted, know that they generally have lovely decor, a nice pool, a wonderful spa and great food!
There are many more beach boutique hotels on this blog: whether you like beach hotels with heated pools or beach hotels in Greece or anywhere. Go check them out!

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    • Mas Naoc was really nice, especially the fact that you can walk to the village for a night out. Cap d’Antibes seems really suited to families not wanting to move much, I agree!

      Thanks for your comment Sarah

  1. I desperately want to stay in The Gypsy Suite at Les Rosées! It looks incredible! If I were Camilla, I’d pick that beauty in a heartbeat!

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