Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
Avignon’s top hotel occupies a converted 16th-century palace with dramatic interiors decked in oriental rugs, gold-threaded tapestries, marble staircases and over-the-top Gallic style...
Hotel Restaurant Des Deux Rocs
A boutique hotel with fig-flower Fragonard soap in the bathrooms, a fine collection of old B&W family photos and a gourmet restaurant, wins the prize hands-down for most atmospheric village inn...
Hôtel Sous Les Figuiers
Hidden behind a wall, this single-story country-chic hotel has 14 art-filled rooms facing a leafy garden – lovely for unwinding after a day's explorations...
Hôtel Le Canberra
This boutique stunner, just a couple of blocks back from La Croisette, is the epitome of Cannes glamour: designer grey rooms with splashes of candy pink, sexy black-marble bathrooms with coloured lighting, heated pool (April to October) in a bamboo-...
Standing tall on the seafront, the Napoléon is Menton's most stylish option. Everything from the pool, the restaurant-bar and the back garden (a heaven of freshness in summer) has been beautifully designed...
Fans of Eileen Gray and Le Corbusier (or design in general) should make a beeline for this sensational hotel on the shores of Cap Martin...
Hótel De L'amphitheatre
Crimson, chocolate, terracotta and other rich earthy colours dress the exquisite 17th-century stone structure of this stylish hotel, with narrow staircases, roaring fire and alfresco courtyard breakfasts...
Location. Located in Eze, Chateau Eza is near the sea and close to Galimard Perfumerie, Villa Kerylos, and Exotic Garden. Nearby points of interest also include Villa Ephrussi and Prince's Palace...
Hotel Splendid Cannes
This elaborate 1871 building has everything it takes to rival the nearby palaces – beautifully decorated rooms, vintage furniture, old-world feel with creature comforts, fabulous location, stunning views...
Hotel De Provence
Everything about this hotel says south of France: the tall yellow building with its lavender blue shutters, the lush garden with its soaring palm trees, the interior's pretty fabrics and wrought iron fittings, and the warmth of the owners...
Hotel Belles Rives
F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald stayed at Hôtel Belles Rives - then a house called Villa St-Louis with sea view and untouched beach - in 1926...
Hotel Montaigne & Spa
The Montaigne reopened in 2012 after extensive renovations with a fresh, minimalist look and a new spa to boot. Rooms are spacious and bright, and the decor is the same throughout: a palette of beige and burgundy...
Hôtel De Paris Monte Carlo
Forget the Ritzes, Plazas and Metropoles of this world - if there was a catwalk contest between the globe's glitziest hotels, Monaco's historic Hôtel de Paris would surely take the jewel-encrusted tiara...
Hotel Le Cloitre St Louis
This four-star hotel's 80 rooms are housed in a Jesuit school dating from 1589, as well as a contemporary wing with a rooftop pool designed by French architect Jean Nouvel...
Hotel Des Orangers
With a Provençal decor, Les Orangers is ideally located for the restaurants galore on rue du Suquet. Has an elevator.
Hyatt Regency Nice Palais De La Méditerranée
This opulent edifice is spectacularly recessed behind the massive pillars of its majestic 1929 art deco facade...
Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez
Live the high life in fabulous art deco style.
Villa La Tour
Small but perfectly formed, the Villa la Tour is delightful, with warm, romantic Provençal rooms at the heart of Vieux Nice, and a diminutive flower-decked roof terrace with views of the Colline du Château and surrounding rooftops.
Le Meridien Beach Plaza
Looming over the Larvotto beachfront to the west of downtown Monte Carlo, the high-rise Meridien aims to cater for all tastes: it's a residential tower block, designer den, business centre and beach hotel all rolled into one...
Built in 1890, this stately villa feels like your own pied-à-terre in the heart of Nice. A marble staircase leads to spotlessly clean, character-rich rooms, some with fabric-covered walls, gilt-edged mirrors and marble mantelpieces...
Since 2005, owners M and Mme Leng have worked their magic at Hôtel Masséna: this elegant establishment feels like a cosy boutique hotel despite its large 111-room capacity...
Hôtel Nice Excelsior Châteaux & Hôtels Collection
This 1892 building would not look out of place on a Parisian boulevard, but its handsome exterior hides big variations in the quality of rooms inside. Ask to change rooms if you're not satisfied. Apartments have kitchenettes. Good wheelchair access...