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visiting Nice france need best area for hotel

Old Jan 29th, 2023, 10:33 AM
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visiting Nice france need best area for hotel

will be spending 5 days in Nice in june. we are 65 ish comfortable travelers. would love info on best area to stay in Nice for eating,access to the train for day trips,and city sightseeing. also any 3-4 star hotel recommendations would be great
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Old Jan 29th, 2023, 11:12 AM
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Don’t stay in the. Old Town. We prefer staying in the neighborhood near the Hotel Negresco, but back a few blocks.
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Old Jan 29th, 2023, 09:23 PM
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The Mercure hotel is very well located, within easy walking distance to the Cours Saléya, the Old Town, McDonald's, the tourist office, and the pedestrian street. Our current preference, however, is the Westminster Hotel, right on the Promenade des Anglais. Rooms at the front have marvelous sea views. If you book directly with the hotel you might get a room-and-breakfast deal. The buffet breakfast is excellent.

If you're up for a splurge, look at the La Pérouse hotel, which is perched high above the Promenade des Anglais near the Castle Rock. Dufy painted from his rooms there, as did Matisse. There's a swimming pool and on the hotel roof an exercise room with a great view. Some rooms have balconies or terraces.

Next door is the Hotel Suisse, smaller but quite pleasant rooms, some with balconies. Rooms--and the single elevator!-- are on the small size but well equipped with modern bathrooms and some with French doors for good views of the Promenade and the beach/sea. From both hotels it's about a 10-minute walk down to Vieux Nice. The port is also within walking distance.

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Old Jan 30th, 2023, 10:05 AM
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For your purposes, the Carre d'Or may be best. This is the area bound by the Promenade des Anglais, Blvd Gambetta, Blvd Victor Hugo, Ave. Jean Medecin and Ave Felix Faure (Promenade du Paillon). You can also go a few blocks NE of Jean Medecin (to Rue Alberti or so).

You can also situate in the old town, including La Perouse and Hotel Suisse (or the Beau Rivage) as mentioned, but the first two are a bit more tucked away from the train station

Note there are four Mercures in the center.
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Old Jan 31st, 2023, 01:42 PM
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Second above recommendation for La Perouse, a four-star with a fabulous rooftop terrace of the Bay Anglais. We stayed there thirty years ago, and again this past October. It is across from the Med Sea , and one block into old Nice. The train station is best accessed by walking thru old town onto the tram, we only used this once though. It is certainly walkable. We rented a car for one-day-trip to St. Paul de Vence (treat yourselves to lunch at Colombe d'Or). La Perouse closed in October right after we left for yet another renovation, to reopen this April. The layout is quirky and we love that. Restaurant was very good, and service excellent. We did not opt for seafront this time, but our room at the back of hotel had a huge terrace on an upper floor, very private.
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Alas, the La Pérouse has been sold! No information on how many changes might be made in the venerable hotel or when it will re-open under new management.

The Mercure to which I referred is on the Promenade des Anglais, near to a McDonald's and the tourist office. East walking to Vieux Nice.
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La Perouse is supposed to re-open in April, after renovations. Several of the high end hotels are undergoing remodeling, as several new 5 star hotels are opening in the next year or so (one already has, the Anantara Plaza, followed by the Maison Albar Le Victoria next door and a new one in the old town at the site of the former convent)
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