This success of this hotel surely must lie in it's location. A short walk from the convention centre, the shops and train station. It is also a short walk from here to the bus to/from Nice is you're travelling by public transport.
I was immediately impressed when I arrived on a sunny afternoon with people out and about and yet, there was almost immediately someone at hand to welcome me when I arrived, given that the reception is closed at that time on the weekend.
The rooms are small, but clean and while not luxurious by any stretch of the imagination, it has a friendly feel to it. The bathrooms are perhaps a bit on the older side but I lacked for nothing at the price.
The breakfast room is small and they work on an honesty basis for cold drinks. If you prefer not to have breakfast at the hotel there's a lovely bakery on the corner opposite the hotel with friendly staff and owners.
As the convention centre is literally down the same road, the location for business purposes could not be better. A laundry service is available and an iron is provided upon request. Speaking of on request, nothing for the staff seems to be too much trouble and the owners Cedric and Noemie are lovely people.
Around the corner are a myriad of cafe's and a nice McDonalds if you're so inclined. One feels safe to take the short walk back from them even late at night.
This is a hotel that I will return to, purely because it is not pretentious and you get what you pay for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming hotel of 14 rooms in the center of Cannes. Only 100m from the Croisette and the Palais des Festivals of Cannes, 50 meters from the Rue d'Antibes for shopping and 200m from the railway station and the airport shuttle. This lovely hotel is a nicely decorated with all modern amenities: FREE WIFI, individual A/C, soundproof double glazed windows, beds with duvet. Honesty bar available, touristic advices and tips... We will make you have a lovely stay in Cannes. The Hotel Alnea is recommended by The Guide du Routard 2012 and the Lonely Planet 2012. ... more less
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