This luxurious hotel provides the privacy of Mediterranean villa with the luxury and glamour of a palace.
Originally intended to provide a résidence hôtelière, a time-share for the British aristocracy, the hotel was purchased in the 1980s by Monsieur De Bruyn, a Belgian, who closed the hotel in 1988 for an extensive overhaul. In 1998, the property changed hands and Grace Leo was appointed as management consultant in January 1999. Her objective was to create a new identity and style in keeping with the Royal-Riviera’s Grande Dame status, as well as providing the latest modern conveniences and comforts for its clientele.
Choosing to break away from the old Belle Epoque style for which the hotel had become synonymous, if not typecast in recent years, Grace Leo and her team of designers introduced a neo-Hellenistic style and theme to the ground floor areas. With a palette of olive-green, amber and Sienna brown, the design team sought to emphasize the Hotel Royal-Riviera’s Mediterranean character, the desired effect being that guests should feel that they are staying in a luxury villa.
The overriding sensation is one of stepping into the boudoir of a private collector, colonial grandeur contrasting with informal elegance.
Guests have free access to the private beach, heated pool, sauna and hammam.
Beaulieu Sur Mer train station is only a 10 minute walk away.