Four Seasons Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, a true Garden of Eden on the Mediterranean
July 11, 2016
The Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat is an exquisite seaside retreat of paradise housed in a palatial mansion on the tip of the peninsula of Cap-Ferrat, on the French Riviera. Amidst 17 acres of lushly landscaped gardens with panoramic views of the Mediterranean, this 105 year old white palace hotel is a long-standing meeting place for diplomats, socialites, aristocrats, actors, artists, writers and those with a passion for beauty and luxury. All times´ classic meets the modern management twist brought by Four Seasons.
Arriving into the lobby of the hotel is an experience in itself. The original Rotunda, designed and built by Gustave Eiffel in 1909, welcomes you to the historical building with its magnificent bay windows and views over the Mediterranean indigo blue waters and pine forests. Completely renovated in 2009, the use of white marble throughout rooms and public spaces, in addition to exquisite fabrics of white linen, natural silks in pastels , beige and white, enhance the abundance of sunlight and spectacular views across the sea and surrounding gardens. Seven hectares of verdant, blossoming and flawlessly manicured gardens roll down to the dramatic coastline. This truly is a Garden of Eden on the Mediterranean.
Alfresco lifestyle is the hallmark of the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, where the culinary offer is exquisite. The hotel serves French Mediterranean cuisine at its best in a variety of environments. From casual pool side dining, elegant all-day dining under the cool shade of pine trees, Provençal cuisine at its finest and dinner at gastronomic restaurant Le Cap (1* Michelin). The Grand-Hotel offers an unrivalled variety of dining options to suit any mood or occasion.
Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat offers the services of Le Spa, a spacious spa facility that includes an indoor swimming pool and treatment rooms including a 65m² VIP suite with a private balneo, men and women private steam rooms and saunas, a sensorial shower and a gym. The Spa offers a wide range of therapeutic and beauty treatments by French beauty specialist Biologique Recherche and Swiss beauty brand Dr. Burgener.
A special mention is deserved by the Club Dauphin, where you can live a day by the sea. Located at the very end of the peninsula, and accessible via a private funicular. Club Dauphin features an Olympic heated sea water swimming pool, designed to give the feeling that the sea is only an extension of it. Alternatively, a swim off the rocks awaits you in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean only a few shorts steps away. Sheer luxury and one of life’s great healers, especially after a glass of cold Champaign served by the friendly staff of hotel. Private cabanas are available above and around the swimming pool for those who wish to spend a peaceful and relaxing day in a more private environment. The Club Dauphin restaurant offers fresh Mediterranean flavors in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere.. Every element is perfectly aligned so your day at Club Dauphin turns into an unforgettable experience.
I can assure you that no matter how many luxury experiences you have lived, you will never forget a day at this hotel. There should be another category for a hotel like Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, for 5 stars cannot quantify the standards that this hotel exceeds.
Text by Susana McGregor
Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat,
A Four Seasons Hotel