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IHG opens a Hotel Indigo on the French Riviera

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IHG has just opened Hotel Indigo Cagnes-sur-Mer, the brand’s first hotel on the French Riviera. Details are here.

This looks, on the face of it, like a very attractive option for someone who wants to enjoy life on the riviera but is put off by the scale and bustle of Nice and Cannes. With just 87 rooms, the Hotel Indigo is also very much a boutique compared to monoliths such as InterContinental Cannes, albeit this is currently closed for refurbishment.

Cagnes-sur-Mer sits between Cannes and Nice, and its attractions include a castle and a Renoir museum. It has a train station (marked as 1km from the hotel) which makes it easy to pop along to Nice, Cannes, Antibes or Monaco.

Hotel Indigo Cagnes sur Mer

To quote:

“As guests enter Hotel Indigo Cagnes-sur-Mer, they will be met with an array of light turquoise hues that contrast with rich darker blues to reflect the unique shades of the sea and the endless skies which the Riviera is known for. The soft furnishings throughout the hotel’s public areas continue to evoke a nautical feel, with decorative rugs that feature waved patterns, the use of soft curved edges, and light fittings which mimic the waves that lap up against the coastline.

Nodding to the destination’s link to notable French artists, the artwork that can be seen throughout the hotel has been specially curated, partnering with local talent. Thanks to a partnership with Eric Garence, the Cote d’Azur ambassador and poster designer, guests can send home a one-of-a-kind postcard to family and friends.”

Facilities include a rooftop pool and an Italian restaurant specialising in locally caught seafood. The hotel website says that a free airport shuttle service is available if you pre-book.

Rates seem reasonable, with random dates next May starting at around €150, albeit that rooms are relatively small. The hotel is a new build and so should be in excellent condition.

You can find out more on the IHG website here.

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Comments (46)

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  • TT says:

    I’ve just arrived in the US. My booking is now showing as one way, can’t see the return leg, let alone choose seats.
    Does anyone know what might be happening here? It was previously ok. Booked with amex travel.

  • Lady London says:

    BJ you’ll know this but not sure you’re around.

    Do we get to keep the books after the trial with Kindle Unlimited?
    Do we get to keep the Audible books after the trial?

    Pretty sure you said BJ on the Music trials we don’t get to keep. But one of the others apparently we do?

    • JohnT says:

      No, kindle books are removed from library.

    • Anna says:

      Hi LL, Kindle Unlimited is like a library, you can have so many out at once but you can’t keep them unless you buy them separately.
      Audible – you keep all the books because you’ve paid for them, the monthly fee only gets you one book so you need to make sure you’re getting a good deal. There are usually good offers on extra books though so you can add what you like, and of course each books represents several hours of listening.

    • Lady London says:

      Thanks both

  • Kate says:

    Rob, my kids when younger persuaded me to arrive at the airport the day before and we tried every combination of POD trip from car parks A, B and Terminal, until we were finally barred by a voice over the tannoy. (We then moved on to Heathrow Express interterminal trips for the afternoon, but that’s another story.) Suffice to say, big fans of the PODS. Sad they are out of action.

    • Mike says:

      How proverbially (and sadly) British of someone to tell you and your kids off for taking the pods one too many times. Imagine if you were told off for taking too many bus trips in London.

  • Paul says:

    I have tried to book the pod car park on 3 recent occasions with no luck. On one trip to T5 from Long Stay car park we passed by the pod car park and there where plenty of empty spaces, so I was amazed that I was not able to book it online?

  • David says:

    I wonder if they have stopped the pods because too many people have been using them to get to T5 since the £5 drop-off fee started ? I know you still had to pay to use the pods but at least you get something exciting for your money instead of just walking along a pavement !!

    • Save East Coast Rewards says:

      The pods are free to use it’s the gate from the Thistle Hotel to the car park that you have to pay for.
      However you would have to have the person dropping you off to pay parking charges if they used the pod parking car park. The long stay car parks are separate to the pod parking. It’s the long stay parking that gives you a free 15 minutes to drop off.

  • revlou says:

    Rob – sorry to be pedantic, but I don’t believe the PODs are technically a “monorail” as they don’t run on a “rail” per se (although happy to be corrected!).

    As others have mentioned, the PODs are great in principle (when they work…), but the ride is ridiculously rough about half way through the journey when they pick up a bit of speed. Also, not very futuristic when they’re visibly running an ancient version of Windows.

  • GMS says:

    The reason for the Pods being suspended can’t be due to reduced usage of the car park as suggested in the article. I’ve used the pod parking twice in the last two weeks and the car park has been very full. I’d say on a par with, if not busier than, pre-Covid times.
    I had to queue for a pod after parking at 5.30am a couple of weeks ago. Parked again yesterday (20th), car park still very busy and pods still running. But I guess on my return I will be packed into a bus.
    Heathrow’s customer service is frankly non existent. I guess they have just got rid of so many staff. If I’d known the Pods were not going to run I’d have just booked the much cheaper long stay car park. Doubt they will offer any refunds!

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