So I thought I should finally find some time and make a review of Azurene Royal.
I've been here for 6 nights in June 2012 during the Cannes Lions Festival.
Cannes is very crowded during Cannes Lions so accommodation rates fly up to the sky. For 6 nights at Azurene Royal I've payed 750 euros - but because they don't have a PayPal account or some other kind of pay by credit card facility THOUGH THEY DID REQUIRE A HALF AMOUNT IN ADVANCE I've done it by bank transfer which added another 25 euros to my costs (actually, before reaching to this payment solution they asked for my credit card number, expiry date and secret code :-) ... which, of course I was not willing to provide - I don't think they had bad intentions, I think it was just about lack of knowledge).
Now although during the Cannes Lions prices go up to the sky as I've said, this was my 5th travel to the festival and this 775 euros per 6 nights was the highest price I've paid.
The greatest thing about the hotel is it's location! It's literally 2 minutes walk from the beach, 4 minutes walk from The Palais and right in the middle of terraces and shopping area.
Cleaning ladies do their job quite fine, I was provided with clean towels and everything, room cleaning every time I was out of the room and so on (but I do have to mention I ran out of toilet paper once).
The not so great part about the hotel is that it has very small rooms - but that's Cannes, most of the 2&3* hotels have tiny rooms.
Well... the worst thing about the hotel is the fact that it REALLY needs a little refurbishing... the wall paint has done it's life, the furniture items look old and filthy, pictures on the wall are either missing or they are dismantled, and the blankets are Ikea's CHEEP, OLD AND GROSS... so that no matter how hard they try to keep the rooms clean, it gives you an over all feeling of filth (see the pictures).
The personnel is rather friendly.
Now... I might have been a little bit harsh (too honest) with this review, but as I said I've payed a considerable amount for my staying... and while I do realise a complete renovation would be quite expensive for the owners, I can't refrain from thinking that with 3 or 4 thousand euros they can easily change those blankets, put some decent pictures on the walls and take care of other minor things that would offer a guest a completely different feeling.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Azurene Royal Hotel is a charming hotel ideally located in the heart of Cannes just one block away from La Croisette and at an only 2 minutes walking distance from the Palais des Festivals (convention center).The beach is just across the street.You will be charmed by the hotel cozy atmosphere, and you will be able to enjoy spending time on the beach as well as in the luxury stores, restaurants and night clubs of the neighborhood. ... more less
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