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The Maybourne Riviera

Contemporary, glamorous, seaside

1551 Route De La Turbie, Roquebrune Cap-Marti 06190

At a Glance

With no shortage of grand, historic hotels along the French Riviera, the Maybourne Group’s first European venture outside of the UK offers a different proposition: a stylish contemporary hotel, with nods to mid-century glamour, and views to keep travelers dreaming about their trip for years to come.

Indagare Loves

  • The ocean views from every single room
  • Ceto, the hotel’s Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant that draws inspiration from surrounding sea
  • The infinity pool with views of Italy to the left and Monaco to the right (and the ocean everywhere in between)


Though located in France, The Maybourne Riviera is a bit further afield from the likes of St. Tropez and Cannes, built into a cliff directly overlooking Monaco. The picture perfect location looks straight out of a movie set—in fact, guests might recognize the views en route to the hotel as being from Alfred Hitchcock’s fifties classic* To Catch a Thief.*Arrival by vintage convertible would feel appropriate at the Maybourne Riviera, which pays homage to the Hollywood glamour shown on screen by Hitchcock (and so many others).

Approaching the hotel and seeing the distinctly modernist exterior, travelers might assume that they’d find sleek interiors with many crisp lines. While the aesthetic is certainly contemporary, the design is playful, with soft colors, furniture with undulating curves and light woods that wouldn’t look out of place in a cool California hotel. And lest anyone forget for a single moment that they’re on the Mediterranean, each of the hotel’s 69 rooms and suites have views of the ocean, as well as dedicated outdoor space (to enjoy an Aperol Spritz at sunset, bien sur).

The views continue throughout the hotel. Guests can relax by the infinity pool all day or take a jaunt down to the hotel’s beach club and restaurant, Riviera Playa (located 10 minutes down the road by car or buggy). Note that we’re using “beach club” in the European sense: think beach chairs on rocks on the shore, not white sand. Other dining options include the Jean-Georges poolside restaurant, Riviera Restaurant, and Ceto, which received a Michelin Star within six months of opening.

Who Should Stay

Couples, groups of friends, families with older children and people who want access to Monaco without staying in Monaco. Those who want to stay on the Cote d’Azur but aren’t charmed by the more traditional grande dame properties to the south and west.

Written by Madeline Case

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