Fodor's Expert Review Hôtel Negresco

37 promenade des Anglais, Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 06000, France

This white-stucco slice of classic Riviera extravagance accommodates well-heeled guests in elegant, uniquely decorated rooms replete with swagged drapes, fine antiques, and a few quirky touches (like plastic-glitter bathtubs). Built by Henri Negresco and opened in 1912, the landmark still epitomizes La Belle Époque, thanks to its marble columns, gilded ceilings, and qualité du Louvre collection of Old Master art. Its awe-inspiring glass ceiling has even been listed as a historic monument. Chef Virginie Basselot has added some modern touches to the menu at the Michelin-starred Le Chantecler. For less fuss (though still expensive), try the carousel-adorned La Rotonde brasserie. For a taste of the Old Riviera, retreat to the vintage walnut-and-velour bar (the best on the coast) for the cocktail of the month. Indulge for at least one day at the hotel's private beach (loungers €45 for front row) or at the hotel's new spa.

PROS

  • With 6,000 works of art it's like staying in a museum
  • Best bar on the Riviera
  • Spa and private beach

CONS

  • €35 breakfast
  • Check whether room has bathtub or shower
  • Strict cancellation policy

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 04–93–16–64–00

HOTEL DETAILS

128 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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