Part of the glamorous saga of the Côte d’Azur, the hotel stands surrounded by palms, terraced gardens and colonnades, living up to its image of having been host to the world’s most renowned and prestigious. As you make your way through the astounding landscape against the backdrop of the shimmering ocean, you are taken into a magical haven of surreal grandeur where stories long gone unfold along the way.

Not surprisingly, Cap Estel has a rich history since its establishment in 1900 by Frank Harris, friend and confidant of Oscar Wilde. Countess Mery de la Canorgue, acquired the property at an auction and renamed the estate ‘Roc Saphir’ for reasons still obvious to the onlooker, after which the complex was possessed by Rose Angeline Levieuze, the French mistress of Count Sergei, one of the last Stroganovs, whom she married later on.

In 1923, Cap Estel went on to be owned by the heir to an old family of Greek ship builders and an automobile pilot, André Embiricos. However it was only in 1951 that the property was transformed into an enchanting retreat by Robert Squarciafichi, and was henceforth ranked a blissful oasis for millionaires.

The death of its last owner in 1993 led to the property falling into disrepair, after which the family of the current owners gained the estate after being captivated by its charm. It has been then renovated befitting the 21st Century, with the intent of preserving its historic glory and classic Italian inspired architecture.

Emerging from its star spangled past, the historical wrought iron gates of Cap Estel have now been opened to all, offering the stunning rare gem and its exquisite pleasures for the world to indulge in.

As you make your way through the astounding landscape against the backdrop of the shimmering ocean, you are taken into a magical haven of surreal grandeur where stories long gone unfold along
the way

The charismatic estate boasts 28 deluxe sea view rooms and suites, located in four sites — La Mer, La Corniche, Le Parc and Le Cap. La Mer, with airy impeccable rooms reminiscent of steamship cabins, perched above the private beach provide an irresistible vista of the bright blue stretch of the Mediterranean.

The Italian style pavilion based on the former stables of the tract, La Corniche consists of four contemporary duplex apartments that include two split level suites, with entrée towards the lush gardens and the crashing waves presenting a marvellous spectacle.

Master bedrooms with walk-in closets, private kitchens and lounges leading out to terraces with breathtaking scenes of the Mediterranean coastline is located within Le Cap, with its extravagant rooms and suites ranging from 50 to 500 m2 on four floors. Finally, Le Parc presents a whimsical take on the alluring grace of the atmosphere with two suites and modest decor, along with its patio in the shade of a century old ficus tree.

Apart from all quarters artfully and uniquely highlighted by a generous view of the sea and the gardens, the extravagant getaway has even more to offer for their visitors. In this legend of the Riviera, discover feelings of complete bliss at the sensual Spa and Sauna. Choose from a vast range of Sothy’s wellness treatments, while admiring the marvellous environment at the sun soaked peninsula.

Guests can take their time in choosing between taking a dip in the soft water indoor pool, the outdoor salt water infinity pool or lazying around on comfortable sun loungers. For the more adventurous and active, Cap Estel invites utilising the fitness room which also offers the advise of a personal trainer, a game of billiards at the lounge, a match at the Tennis Court even pay a visit to their Cinema.

The charismatic estate boasts 28 deluxe sea view rooms and suites, located in four sites — La Mer, La Corniche, Le Parc and Le Cap

Among the many luxuries acquirable at Cap Estel, is the hotel’s kitchen headed by star rated chef, Patrick Raingeard and his exquisite gastronomical quality. The restaurant named La Table de Patrick Raingeard after the only chef in the Alpes-Maritimes to have been honoured with a star in the 2013 edition of the Michelin Guide, serves an array of affordable unpretentious and flavourful dishes.

Residence « La Corniche »

Accomodation Apartment 1 bedroomLa Corniche Duplex Apartment 2 bedroomsLa Corniche
Winter Mar 11 – Apr 19, 2015 € 590USD 734 € 1,090USD 1,356
Spring & Autumn Apr 20 – May 20, 2015 Sep 28 – Oct 24, 2015 € 1,090USD 1,356 € 1,590USD 1,978
Summer & Grand Prix of MonacoMay 21-24, 2015 May 25 – Sep 27, 2015 € 1,590USD 1,978 € 1,990USD 2,476

*All values in € have been converted to the nearest USD amount

Accomodation Deluxe room sea view (no balcony)Le Cap Deluxe sea view room terraceLa Mer, Le Cap JuniorSuiteLe Parc,Le Cap Ambassador SuiteLe Parc,Le Cap Cap Estel dream SuiteLe Cap 1 Bedroom Suite PrestigeLe Cap ≈200m² 2 Bedroom Executive SuiteLe Cap≈200m² 4 Bedroom Presidential SuiteLe Cap ≈500m²
Winter Mar 11 – Apr 19, 2015Oct 25, 2015 – Jan 2, 2016 € 465USD 578 € 575USD 715 € 700USD 871 € 1,900USD 2,364 € 2,190USD 2,724 € 3,000USD 3,732 € 3,350USD 4,167 € 5,980USD 7440
Spring & Autumn Apr 20 – May 20, 2015 Sep 28 – Oct 24, 2015 € 675USD 840 € 995USD 1,238 € 1,285USD 1,598 € 2,200USD 2,737 € 2,690USD 3,346 € 4,800USD 5,971 € 5,800USD 7,215 € 7,600USD 9,454
Summer & Grand Prix of MonacoMay 21-24, 2015 May 25 – Sep 27, 2015 € 985USD 1,225 € 1,495USD 1,860 € 1,910USD 2,376 € 3,200USD 3,981 € 3,690USD 4,590 € 6,600USD 8,210 € 7,800USD 9,703 € 11,200USD 13,932

*All values in € have been converted to the nearest USD amount

The wine list at Cap Estel reflects its elegance and tradition, and is a wine lover’s utopia with an extensive selection suited for all tastes from Provence, Rhône Valley, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Bordeaux and Champagnes, starting with a very palatable half-bottle of Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage red 2008 at € 30 in contrast with the Château Pétrus 1998 at the other end of the scale at € 6,600.

Cap Estel is a timeless favourite among celebrities and VIP guests from around the globe. Whether they are participants for a convention, conference or an international festival such as the Cannes Film Festival or the Monaco Grand Prix, Cap Estel takes pride in delivering security and confidentiality at all proceedings for its clientele. The resort makes for a popular host for world class events, both private and professional receptions, product launches, gala evenings, and photo shoots due to its spacious premises and outstanding scenic views.

The unique and exclusive experience received at the Cap Estel is based on its sense for detail and priority given to privacy to ensure the highest level of satisfaction for the guests. All living areas within the lavish site of 5,500m2 and The management’s unwavering assistance and constant attention given to preserve the privacy of all guests is quite remarkable.

Branded the quintessence of the riviera, the hotel is indeed a serene and scenic fairy tale come alive.