We visited the Hotel Negresco on 17th May following a visit 2 years ago on our 10th Wedding Anniversary in which we booked a deluxe sea view room with breakfast. We had the most amazing experience in what is very unusual Palace Hotel. Our latest trip, however, did not meet our expectations in that our room on this occasion was very disappointing. We had booked a superior room and were told we had been upgraded to a partial sea view room. Unfortunately, the room had two very tiny single beds and when we asked why we had not been given the double room we had booked we were merely told that is what the agent had requested. I produced my booking voucher and nowhere on it did it mention a twin room. We spent the night in the tiny beds and the next day after a very uncomfortable night, were offered a lower grade room in which two single mattresses had been pushed together on a king sized frame creating a makeshift double bed. Another sleepless night for us both as the mattresses sloped towards the centre. The hotel has two restaurants and a bar. The Michellin starred restaurant - The Chantecler, which we visited last time was of a very high standard, however, La Rotunde, the second restaurant in which breakfast was served desperately needs some attention. The food is awful - scrambled eggs are like a wet stodge, the cold buffet food is very sad and the service, whilst very pleasant, is very hit and miss. However, the round restaurant has been fitted out like a carousel, complete with horses that rise and fall, it is very quirky. The staff without exception, are all extremely pleasant and try to be helpful even though they don't always get it right. The hotel bar is very good although very expensive but that is to be expected in Nice on the Cote d'Azure. The pianist, Nils, who played each night was good fun and definitely an asset; the bar staff were great. We used room service one night and it was very good quality food which was fresh and hot. The hotel itself is packed with art, including bronze sculptures and works by Matisse and photographs with the owner Mme Augier and Salvador Dali. There are mannequins dotted around which can be a little weird but it is all part of the quirkiness of it. It is one of the most interesting hotels at which I have ever stayed and would keep going back there but only if a Deluxe room with a sea view were available. Ninette P, West Midlands, UK
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