Just 20 min. from the Nice airport, amid 14 hectares (35 acres) of enchanting gardens, lies one of the world’s most sumptuous hotels. Take, for example, the spa. In addition to massages, it offers La Prairie signature treatments, yoga lessons, color chromotherapy, and a wellness shower than can emulate the misting breeze of a tropical rainstorm. Moreover, the hotel complex is shared by a mere handful of guests, who revel in the vast infinity pool, the outdoor Oliveraie grill restaurant set in an ancient olive grove, and mammoth château suites that overlook the shimmering sea below. Six independent villas are larger and more luxurious still. The Michelin-starred restaurant under accomplished chef Franck Ferigutti switches from modern French fare to infused foam creations and desserts chilled with nitrogen steam. And it sits atop a wine cellar worth far more than the average Riviera mansion. Finally, a new promotion allows château guests who reserve 2 nights to sojourn around the pool (and take a complimentary lunch) at sister hotel, the ultra-glamorous Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc.
Château Saint-Martin & Spa
2490 av. des Templiers
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Phone 04-93-58-02-02 Prices 390€–650€ double; 520€–780€ suite Amenities 3 restaurants; bar; babysitting; outdoor pool; room service; sauna, spa; tennis; free Wi-Fi Units 39 units, 6 villas Web site Château Saint-Martin & Spa Other Rates include breakfast. Closed Oct to mid-Apr.