The hotel Florian is in a narrow four storey terraced building on the rue du commandant André which leads directly on to La Croisette in less than 50 metres.
The building looked very drab from the outside with its worn hotel sign and pealing rendering, the reception area also did not inspire hope being a just a simple entrance space and a high desk to greet guests. The floors and walls were festooned with cheap marble tiles and mirrors with little thought for style. When I entered I was not hopeful for comfort or cleanliness and reminded myself I was only going to be here for one night.
A small lift behind the reception desk with capacity for two people and a case took me up to room number 9 on the second floor. The rooms were very small but none the less surprisingly very clean and functional; a small ensuite bathroom lead was also jammed into the small room which left little space to walk except around the bed. The air conditioning was excellent and reasonably quiet; this was a delight in the warm air of Cannes. I was assigned Rome number 9 on the second floor with a window to the rear which ensured I did not get any noise from the outside road. Considering the location and cleanliness the price at 90 euro was good value and an excellent deal.
The breakfast was traditional French, cafe au lait, hot chocolate or tea with a small table basket of baguette and croissants with some jams that was brought to your small table. The breakfast tables were specially erected in the hotel foyer every morning to save space. The receptionist and the breakfast waitress, both in their 60s if not older were just singing with happiness and joyful in a way only a French person from Cannes of that generation could be. It truly brightened my day and put me in good spirit for the day.
I truly enjoyed my stay here and my fears on arrival were unfounded. This place left a warm feeling in my heart for some reason and would certainly stay here again.