At last, a bona-fide Riviera luxury hotel with all the trappings, yet none of the pretention. The palatial splendor of the Royal Riviera’s interior is paired with contemporary elegance inside the light, airy guestrooms. Rooms in the ancient Orangerie annex are even cooler, calmer, and quieter. The hotel’s low-key friendliness extends to kids, too, who may enjoy treasure hunts on the hotel’s private beach, waterskiing lessons, and pottery workshops while grown-ups lounge at the gigantic pool, which is heated in winter. This is one of the few Beaulieu hotels to open year-round, with low-season delights that include a Bistrot Lunch in its La Table du Royal restaurant for 48€.