Hotel Advice In Nice

Nov 21st, 2007, 05:48 AM
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Hotel Advice In Nice

Calling all fodorites. Where would you recommend? No more than $500 USD per night, preferably less.
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Nov 21st, 2007, 11:21 AM
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Have a look at the Mercure Promenade des Anglais, on the web site. Very nice hotel in the moderate price range; sea-view rooms look across the Promenade to the Mediterranean. Good buffet breakfast, although the many nearby streets have a number of cafés. The walk to Vieux Nice is about 10 minutes.
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Nov 21st, 2007, 11:29 AM
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We've always stayed at the Windsor (perhaps 25-30 nights). Once we decided to stay a few days longer than planned and checked into another nice looking hotel a block away. Back to the Windsor on the next visit. Ask for a room facing the garden. We stayed there this year, and our room was less than 200E. Rooms are very large and they have recently modernized their bathrooms with "designer" sinks etc. As the name might imply, the staff speaks English. The garden is nice & there is a tiny pool (never used it).

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Nov 22nd, 2007, 06:34 PM
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Check out Le Palais de la Mediterranee,(a renovated art deco palace) although it will be on the high end of your budget. We stayed there a few years ago, and it has very nice rooms and excellent facilities: health club, small pool, really good restaurant, as well as generous buffet breakfast. The hotel is just across from the Med, and maybe a 10-minute walk from Viux Nice.
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If it was $500 per WEEK I could give you advice.

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We liked the Hotel le Grimaldi very much. I wrote a detailed trip report about it, and our three nights in Nice. You can find it by clicking on my name above. We paid about 200EUR, I think, for a 'classic' twin room there, and another 10EUR apiece for their very nice breakfast buffet.
Nov 22nd, 2007, 11:28 PM
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Like hopscotch I could give advice if it was USD500 per week (well almost)!

With a budget of 500USD per night, I'm surprised nobody has mentioned so far La Pérouse with the Dufy painting view. OP doesn't say for when but in Feb, e.g., rates are from USD311 for a sea view room or just about 500 in March. More, ca.600, for later seasons. Non-sea view rooms are always under the budget but it may not be worth staying there without sea view.
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Nov 23rd, 2007, 10:31 AM
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The La Pérouse is great IF you can afford a deluxe sea-view room. The superior room we had was small and a bit shabby.
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Nov 23rd, 2007, 05:08 PM
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We have stayed at La Perouse twice, once about 10 years ago when it was fairly reasonable and a few years later when it had gone up. The first time we were upgraded, just by asking for a view room [in my not wonderful French]. The second time we paid some $30 or so more for the view. Both times it was a corner room on the 3rd or 4th floor. The view is of the entire Promenade des Anglais. Lovely by day and out of this world at night. In the summer, Saturday night, there were fireworks. We have been priced out but if you can afford it, it's wonderful. Nice buffet breakfast outside in warm weather.
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Nov 24th, 2007, 09:57 AM
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We had one of the corner rooms as an upgrade back in the halcyon days of Club France. Last year we could only afford a superior room, and it was a real disappointment.
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Nov 24th, 2007, 02:49 PM
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We stayed on the Promanade de angles (sic) the Best Western... it was a great place. Go to our web site to see some pictures of the views...
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Nov 25th, 2007, 02:19 PM
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We keep going back to Le Grimaldi because it's quite comfortable, has a good location and an excellent staff. If you want something with a sea view and a bit more luxurious, I'd suggest the Palais de la Mediteranee.
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Nov 26th, 2007, 05:59 AM
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The Suisse is next door to La Perouse and has the same views for about half the price. Nice room, nice balcony, nice staff, nice breakfast area overlooking the bay.

The location was excellent for visiting the Old City and the Port. It was not so great for getting to the train station for day trips. I would still stay there again, though.
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Nov 26th, 2007, 07:54 AM
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Oscar_James, what is the other name of the Best Western? In case it is no longer a Best Western.
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Nov 26th, 2007, 03:06 PM
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The rates at the Suisse are lower because the hotel is not a 4* operation, as is the La Pérouse.
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