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Hotel Princess & Richmond
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   617 promenade du Soleil, 06500 Menton, France   |  
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Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in Menton
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“What a find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We arrived in Menton not having booked anywhere in advance and chose to try this hotel over the others nearby. We stayed two nights and then headed off to the mountains - which we had planned but was carefully and helpfully informed by staff - and then came back again for another two nights. Really enjoyed the place with helpful family/staff. Had rooms both times with mountain views - would book in future to get the sea view. Can recommend the sixth floor rooms as balconies are larger and mine had sunbeds. More sunbeds on roof. Breakfast selection very good and eaten each morning on the front terrace. Plenty of places to eat and drink nearby or in the old town - we did both.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I would never stay here again. The room we were in was small, overpriced and old.
The staff is friendly until you have a problem. We were told to take the towels from our room to the beach, several times, by the staff. Then, we were yelled at by the older lady up front (manager). She clearly doesn't know how to speak to people because she was scolding us like a crazy woman. I do not appreciate being treated this way and will not be blamed for something I was told to do.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

A pure gem of a Hotel. Very understated family run business of three generations all of which I have met over the last thirty years.
This time my daughter and myself visited for a week in August. Great location makes you venture into the town to find an array of entertainment.
Very clean and well appointed rooms, a fab breakfast,English speaking staff who are very happy to help. I more than recommend this hotel to the most discerning of traveller in this price bracket of choice. Congratulations to Julian and all his staff. We had a great time. Jane Wyner Brighton

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

As recommended by other reviewers we took a room with sea views. Well worth it, when you lie in bed and see the turquoise waters right below. about 15 minutes walk to old Menton along the front, but a good number of restaurants nearby.
Our room was spacious and clean, but lighting, as in many hotels is very dim if you want to read in bed. Breakfast not included, and reasonable but not special.
All the staff were extremely welcoming and friendly, and most muli-lingual.
We would be very happy to come again.
There are two tiny lifts next to each other, not suitable for a wheelchair or indeed much luggage.

Room Tip: Go for a room facing the sea. Its worth the extra cost.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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146 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We used this hotel as a base for a one week stay in the area built around the Monaco F1 race. The first restriction this placed was the need for a minimum 7 night stay. The regular rate was applied for the week so no bump in price for the race, just a longer stay period. Maybe I am mistaken but a lot of the other guests seemed to be there far less than a week Given what there is to do along this part of the coast we made it work.

The hotel staff are professional and helpful. During our first night's stay it was obvious that the previous guests had smoke in the room. I asked housekeeping to change the pillows and duvet which was done. They also sprayed air freshener which helped a bit. The carpet in this room was definitely tired and in need of a cleaning. I noticed other rooms with tile floors.

The bathroom was compact for sure but worked fine. Good shower with ample hot water and pressure. Linens and towels were average and a bit on the tired side. TV was good, lots of stations. In room wifi coverage was a bit weak in the room we had. Guests can also access a computer with printer in the lobby.

Breakfast was fine if a bit bland. The usual european selection with hot eggs, sausage and bacon. The baking was good and coffee serving generous. We were able to eat on the enclosed deck area facing the ocean. Serving staff were cheerful and hustled.

Parking takes some effort. About 5 stalls are available in front at no charge. Underground was 10 euro a day. There was on-street and a couple off street pay parking lots nearby. We never had to walk too far. In fact we never moved the car for four of the seven days. You can walk to the train station in 5 to 10 minutes. The train ride to Monaco takes less than 10 minutes and costs 4.20 euro. The local bus stop on the street directly behind the hotel.

You will find many restaurants within a 20 minute walk. The walk is wonderful right along the ocean front. Do your homework on where to eat as they all look pretty much the same from the street.

Room Tip: There is one room on the very top floor, #70. It has a fantastic view and a large deck area. You w...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

My wife and I stayed here over early May Bank Holiday weekend. The hotel was clean and tidy and the staff very helpful. Having read other reviews of this hotel some had said the rooms were a little dated (I would expect this is this price range though so no problem there) however our room (facing the sea with fantastic view) had been recently refurbished to a high standard so it exceeded our expectations. The hotel is well located for exploring Menton just a short walk to town/restaurants. The buffet breakfast is also worthy of a mention, an excellent selection of pastries, yoghurt, cold meat, cheese, cereals, eggs, bacon etc etc. There is also a great roof top terrace with sun loungers and a hot tub, fantastic views. All in all this was a great hotel to stay at which exceeded our expectations and was great value for the price paid.

Room Tip: Sea facing room is great, you may get a little traffic noise in the morning as the side of the hotel...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Had a 3 night stay at this hotel with my girlfriend. Room was standard sized and fairly well decorated although not too modern looking, bed was comfortable and the bathroom was a really good size and looked a lot newer than the main room. We had a front view room (Room 56) overlooking the sea, luckily we were on the top floor which meant the sound of the crashing waves drowned out any noise of traffic on street level.

The balcony was nice enough and the one time we had breakfast in the hotel we had it brought up to our room to have it on the balcony which was rather pleasant. The balcony has a double sliding door which meant the room was super quiet when they were shut. There's also the electronic shutters to keep the light out too if required. The balcony also has an electric awning which proved useful for keeping the balcony dry overnight ready breakfast in the morning.

Breakfast was adequate with a basket containing enough bread, croissants and pain au chocolat for two. Also some jams, a hot drink and juice was available.

The hotel only has 4-5 parking spaces but there is a large public car park literally just round the corner which is free at weekends.

Location wise, it's not quite right in the town center compared to some of the other hotels but it still only took us 10 mins to walk in at a normal pace. It's a nice walk too down the promenade so we were actually quite glad we weren't right in the centre.

During our stay we met 4-5 different members of staff and the were all very good and polite.

Overall this is a nice hotel to stay at and would definitely recommend it if you are planning to do some travelling around the Cote d'Azur and need a comfortable place to be based in the evenings. I based my decision to stay from the reviews on this site and i feel i made a good choice with this one.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 617 promenade du Soleil, 06500 Menton, France
Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Menton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in Menton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Princess & Richmond 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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