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Jul 28th, 2006, 10:13 PM
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Do you of a charming, under 150E hotel in Nice?

One that is near Vieux Ville or within walking distance?

I wanted to stay at the Suisse but it is booked and I have been searching all over the internet tonight but need Fodorite ideas!

Thanks!
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Jul 28th, 2006, 10:13 PM
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Well I am so cross eyed from searching I left out the "know"!
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Jul 29th, 2006, 04:47 AM
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I stayed in a different part of Nice when I was there, but I'll give you some guidebook recommendations.

Hotel Mercure*** - "wonderfully situated on the water behind cours Saleya."

Hotel Lafayette*** - "looks big and average from the outside, but inside it's a cozy, good value."

Hotel le Guitry*** - "half the rooms are traditional, half are newly renovated and very plush."
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Jul 31st, 2006, 12:21 AM
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Thanks, TimS. I booked at Le Grimaldi. It has great reviews on tripadvisor and I love their web site.
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Jul 31st, 2006, 02:25 AM
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SeaUrchin, I stayed down the street from Le Grimaldi, at the Mercure Le Grimaldi. It was an easy walk to the old town, and close to the hotel (on the way to the old town) is a street full of restaurants. I ate at Le Quebecois one night (goat cheese salad) and it was fine; there is a seafood restaurant on that block that is supposed to be excellent, although I forget its name.
Le Grimaldi has a beautiful exterior and the public rooms are very attractive. (Definitely much more charming than the Mercure I stayed in, but I paid only 80€ per night and wasn't expecting a lot--it was clean and comfortable and the staff were helpful, so I figured I got fair value.) The NYTimes did a write-up of Le Grimalid a year or so ago and gave it high marks. You can also walk to the hotel from the train station pretty easily if you're not carrying a lot of luggage.
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Jul 31st, 2006, 09:14 AM
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HI, thanks for the note. It is sort of confusing, I booked the one at 15 Grimaldi and then I read that it is two hotels that seem to be connected. But then your Mercure one is down the street! How many Hotel Grimaldis are there?! LOL (I was reading trip advisor reviews)

I guess I will just show up at the 15 address and see where they lead me.
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Jul 31st, 2006, 09:18 AM
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The Mercure I think you want is the Mercure Promenade des Anglais.
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