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“Basic, Clean, Friendly and Well Located” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Au Tropico
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3 Avenue de l'Amiral Courbet, 06160 Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, France   |  
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Ranked #24 of 54 Hotels in Juan-les-Pins
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41 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Basic, Clean, Friendly and Well Located”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

Stayed at the Hotel Tropico in May for a 3 night solo business trip. I reserved a double room on the web for 80 Euros per night. It was excellent for what I needed.

I turned up late at night without a toothbrush and explained the problem in rough French to the owner's wife who hunted around and produced a travel pack brush. Kind and welcoming.

Stairs no lift to the top floor room where the bed was brand new - said the owner the following morning. It was firm and comfortable. Air conditioning for when too hot, also window with shutter for blocking daylight heat. Bathroom absolutely fine, clean, shower and everything working properly and well with clean towells, soap and everything right.

Only reservation is that the walls are thin and so I could hear quite a lot of details from the neighbour - but only the immediate neighbour.

There's a very small TV in the room but it's pretty badly served as it shows only 3 channels and nothing international or fun.

Furnishing is basic but clean and fine.

Cleaning lady friendly, the owner and his wife kind. In addition to the toothbrush they allowed me to print out some documents without charge at the reception computer.

Didn't have the breakfast and the WIFI was fine but worked best in a particular part of the room.

The hotel is fabulously located for the coastal bus (1 minute away) and is also five minutes walk from the train station and the seafront.

Juan-les-Pins has charm. Late at night all the young congregate in the nearby (ten minutes walk) town square with four discos, several bars and restaurants and two identical panino stands with tribal loyalties from their customers. They shut at 3am on weekdays and 6am on Saturday night/Sunday morning.

On the left is North African Muslim French serving panini with slightly more detailed taste - probably the basil oil. On the right is straight up French serving exactly the same but slightly less interesting to my taste. But a panino is a panino really so basically it depends on which crowd you prefer.

But either way it's a ten minute walk home with a late night key to get in the front door. And if the panino wasn't enough there's a basic vending machine in the corridor selling soft drinks and chocolate bars.

The hotel room was not a place to hang around in but was perfect for my needs.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2008

This hotel is sufficient if all you need is a place to drop your stuff and sleep in. The hotel is located a few hundred metres from the beach, so you're not too far away from enjoying the fine sandy beaches of Juan les Pins. If you're driving, you have free on-street parking in the nearby streets. So you can save money paying for parking at the hotel. There are patisseries, supermarkets and half-decent cafes and restaurants in the area as well. So your basic needs are taken care of.

The hotel's room is ample. The room size is the average you would expect from any other European hotel. The room is clean and has sufficient wardrobe space. The beds are quite comfortable. The bathroom is also of a decent size and clean. The amenities aren't that great, with some kind of gel that doubles as shampoo and shower gel. Wireless internet is available in the hotel. The connection is a little slow, but it works.

The hotel also has breakfast available at 6.00EUR per person. But with great patisseries in the area, you're better off going with that option. The hotel doesn't have an elevator. So be prepared to lug your bags up some stairs. At least the stairways are roomy, making it less of a struggle.

I would highly recommend this hotel if your needs are basic. If all you need is a place to dump your bags and sleep at night, then this is for you.

  • Liked — It was clean
  • Disliked — Construction in surrounding areas and no front desk service past 10pm.
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

The hotel is a bit old and more like a B&B but the people is very friendly and the position is very good, so I would advise it to young and budget travellers. I wouldn't advise it if you look for some "great" lodging (e.g. elders)

PROs: good position, nice people, good breakfast and.. they have free WiFi (which was very useful to me !)

CONs: my room needed some renovation and they don't have parking as advised on my booking paper, and parking is not so easy.

  • Liked — Welcome, location
  • Disliked — Room a little old, no parking
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Hotel Au Tropico

Address: 3 Avenue de l'Amiral Courbet, 06160 Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, France
Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Antibes > Juan-les-Pins
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 54 Hotels in Juan-les-Pins
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Au Tropico 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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