Need to know
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Check-in, from 3pm. The doors are locked at 10.30pm, so ring ahead if it looks as though you’ll arrive later.
Double rooms from $169.57 (€150), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Breakfast is an additional €15 a person.
The hotel has a cigar stash to accompany a glass of Cognac somewhere discreet.
At the hotel
Gardens, library, treatment room for massages. In rooms: free WiFi, CD, iPod dock, minibar and Fragonard products.
Our favourite rooms
With honey-hued walls, a tower-shaped reading room full of natural light, separate dressing space and marble bathroom in shell pink, Isadora is the most romantic suite. Taking up the whole top floor, spacious and contemporary Serguey is coloured with cool neutrals, and has a working fireplace and a slate wet room. For a quirky stay, book the restored and re-upholstered Romany caravan, which has a little terrace. The garden-level suites St Honorat and St Marguerite both have space for an extra bed in the sitting room, so they’re good options for families.
The small, unheated (but sun-kissed) pool is set in the picturesque garden, down a set of stone steps from the house.
Comfy shoes for long walks, over-sized shades for a trip to Cannes (20 minutes away) and an F Scott Fitzgerald novel for pool/fire-side reading.
Pets can come too, free. There are no TVs in rooms, but there’s a flatscreen to borrow if you’re desperate.
Four-legged friends are welcome for €10 a day, but cannot be left in the room by themselves, and doggie calls of nature must be answered off the property. See more pet-friendly hotels in Côte d'Azur.
Cots are available at €20, extra beds at €40; babysitting with a local nanny can be arranged for €10 an hour, booked a day in advance.