Hôtel le Cap Estel
Stretching across a gorgeous sea-facing peninsula in between Monaco
and Nice, this stunning luxury boutique hotel features 28 rooms and suites with up to four bedrooms, all with chic contemporary decor. Accommodations are spread across four sections, with about a third of the units in the hotel's main mansion, which dates back to 1889 but was fully restored and updated in 2003. Three additional rooms designed to resemble the interiors of ship cabins are built into a wall with direct views out onto the sea, while the rest of the accommodations are housed in a quieter Italianate building or in a separate, quiet section at the edge of the property, overlooking the sea. Cap Estel’s Michelin-starred restaurant highlights seasonal Mediterranean ingredients, many of which are sourced from the hotel's gardens. Guests who have come to relax can take advantage of the luxury spa, which offers massages and health treatments along with a fitness center. There's even a saltwater pool, although many guests would just as soon head straight into the Mediterranean from the hotel's private beach.