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Hotel Aston La Scala
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12 Avenue Felix Faure, 06000 Nice, France (Formerly Grand Hotel Aston Clarion Nice)   |  
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Ranked #71 of 211 Hotels in Nice
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“content, yes, but....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012


We stayed Oct.8.-12.
Very much noise in daytime - from 5 am in the morning - believe it or not! - street renovation and traffic.
We asked for another room and was kindly mooved to another, but the quality of this room was not at the same level as the first one we had.
The staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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AntoineATTIA, Deputy General Manager at Hotel Aston La Scala, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear Guests,

First of all, we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your impressions about your stay with us.

Please accept my personal apologies for the works the city of Nice is doing and this in order to improve the quality of the area and assure all our visitors a very unique and exceptional garden.
We are now very happy to inform you that the works are on the schedule time and that the inauguration of this park shall be maintained in September 2013.
Nowadays, the noisy part of these works we all had suffer last summer is well finished and we hope that the reconstruction will soon allow to imagine the future lay out.

In another hand we are happy to read that our teams are friendly, professional and helpful toward our guests and that they did their best in order to move you in a more quick bedroom.

We are sorry again for the works in front of the hotel, and hope you will give us a chance again in the future to come and be located in the very heart of this new park just in the center of the touristic part on Nice.

We all look forward to welcome you again.

Yours Sincerely,


Tony Tsirepas
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Great location (near the beach, Vieux Nice and downtown). Clean, comfortable rooms and friendly staff. The breakfast and restaurant area left a bit to be desired, but were acceptable.
Our only gripe was the difficulty we had in getting a top sheet on our bed (managed to get it 2 nights out of 4 but it took some effort.....).
We enjoyed the bar on the top floor which had beautiful views and was a great place to have a quiet nightcap.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AntoineATTIA, Deputy General Manager at Hotel Aston La Scala, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear Guests,

We have found your comments about your recent stay with us and we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your good impression about our hotel and its services.

Please accept our apologies for not having met all your expectations with our restaurant breakfast although we always try to have a full American buffet provided to our guest.
We also always try to add some local specialties so our visitors can taste a bit of Provence already while having their breakfast.

We are very happy to read that you enjoyed our bar on the rooftop with his panorama view over the city of Nice and its famous Baie des Anges

It will be a pleasure to welcome you again for another memorable stay.

Yours Sincerely,


Tony Tsirepas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Having read the reviews on the classic rooms I decided to email the hotel & request an upgrade which cost 50 euros per night for 2 nights. We got an executive room which was lovely very modern & bright with a view of the Place Massena which is undergoing some renovation. We had no noise as they don't work at the weekend!. The rooftop bar & terrace is fab with excellent views & friendly service from the staff. The location is perfect 5 min walk to Old Town & beach where there's plenty of eateries. Also the no 98 bus stops 2 mins down the rd only 4 euros pp to/from airport & the no 100 bus to Monaco stops across the rd & it's a bargain at 1 euro pp! We checked out at 12pm & the hotel stored our luggage for 3 hrs so all in all positive but I don't think that a classic room would have suited us so pay more & be happy after all nothing in Nice is cheap!!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AntoineATTIA, Deputy General Manager at Hotel Aston La Scala, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear Guests,

First of all, we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your impressions about your stay with us.

It is correct than about 70% of our rooms have been renovated to offer our guests a comfortable and luxury stay. We always encourage our guest to book a renovated bedroom in order to meet all their expectation and we thank you so much for bringing this up to everybody attention.
Although, where budget may be important, classical bedroom are still available.

We are proud to be in the heart of Nice and to offer our guest an ideal location for a relaxing stay close to most touristic places, and bus stop.

It will be a pleasure to welcome you again for another memorable stay.

Yours Sincerely,




Tony Tsirepas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Just back from three nights at this Hotel for our twentieth wedding anniversary. We had read mixed reviews but we loved it! So central, beautiful room on the forth floor with really comfortable bed. Great breakfasts and friendly staff. The roof pool and terrace were an added bonus and great for relaxing after sight seeing. Yes, there are ground works going on in the area but this isn't the hotels fault and the sound proofing was brilliant. Would definitely return.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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AntoineATTIA, Directeur général at Hotel Aston La Scala, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Dear Guests,



We are pleased to read you chose our hotel for an important celebration such as an anniversary. Moreover we are proud to have reached all your expectations during your stay! More than 70% of our rooms have been renovated to offer our guests a comfortable and luxury stay.

The city of Nice has decided to create a relaxing green area and luckily we are located just in front. Thus while waiting the end of the works we are impatient to offer our guests this so expected green park. It will be a pleasure to welcome you again for another memorable stay.

Yours Sincerely,

Tony Tsirepas
Deputy General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We have stayed in various hotels in Nice including the 5 star ones. Returned yesterday from Nice and had a wonderful time at the Grand Aston. I can only comment on the rooms on the 5th floor which were clean, comfortable and quiet. Few small issues but nothing to spoil our stay .Breakfast plentiful with good choice of food. This hotel is in the best location for the buses and the Old Town. We will definitely be back in this hotel and are already looking for next year.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AntoineATTIA, Directeur général at Hotel Aston La Scala, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Dear Guests,



First of all, we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your impressions about your stay with us. Our teams work hard to offer our guests an outstanding service and a memorable stay so we are pleased to read you noticed their efforts and encourage them to keep up. We are proud to be in the heart of Nice city and to offer you an ideal location for a relaxing stay close to most touristic places.

We look forward to welcome you again next year …or earlier if waiting a year becomes irresistible!

Please be assured of our very best attention at each time,

Yours Sincerely,

Tony Tsirepas
Deputy General Manager
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I made the mistake of not doing enough research when booking this hotel . Having read the reviews I can confirm that ALL of them are accurate .

The rooms on the lower floors are poor . The rooms on the upper floors are good . The location is good . The terrace on the sixth floor is attractive . If you want a quiet read / smoke the terrace by the swimming pool on the seventh floor has a very relaxing ambience .

BUT the sound proofing in the room I had was so poor I might as well have been sleeping in the street . I'm afraid the problem wasn't the works going on in the park opposite - it was the traffic . So it's a permanent feature .

The works in the gardens opposite this hotel are not due to be completed until September 2013 . Looking at the progress ( or lack of ) my guess is they will not be completed by then . At the moment it's a building site but will be great when finished .

I wouldn't stay here again .

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed in this hotel as it was our 15th wedding anniversary so we "thought" it would be a treat ....wrong ! the location is ideal , but with long term ground works in the front of the hotel it lacks ambience in the immediate vicinity , but don't get me completely wrong Nice it'self is beautiful , with many different areas to walk to , for lunch , drinks etc , so don't be put of Nice .

Our main concern was on several points , firstly we had room 231 , which is clearly not one that has been refurbished , as it had a very old feel about it , but worse was the "continual" din from outside air conditioning machines , that were very annoying at night . Secondly the view was that of a brick wall and a canopy , so unless you are 7 feet tall , forget any view . Thirdly , "breakfast " , whilst the seating areas were clean, the buffet was very poor , with regular empty serving dishes , juices , even milk ..it was as if the staff , or management had no idea of how to provide a service , and I don't know about you but I hate , wandering around a buffet as if I'm looking for scraps , and having to point out to the staff so much wrong doings . Now we didn't complain , no one seemed to , but the bottom line was there was no management , or figure authority anywhere to be seen , so I guess we complain by choosing another hotel on our next visit .Fourthly there are two small lifts (5 of a capacity , but not if you had luggage! ) and often queues were to be found , so only being on the second floor we took the stairs , which are not sign posted , and once found were like a tradesmans entry , with painted cement floors .We may have been unlucky , but when you pay a fair price you expect the very basics of a nice room which you can see out off , food available at breakfast , and staff that appear at least to want your custom , none of which we received . If you want a good location then this has it , but be careful of giving good money away , as we paid for 4 star and maybe scraped a 2-3 ?

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12 Avenue Felix Faure, 06000 Nice, France (Formerly Grand Hotel Aston Clarion Nice)
Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#26 Luxury Hotel in Nice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Aston La Scala 4*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautifull hotel in the center of Nice, 3 minutes away from Place Massena, 5 minutes away from the beach and the Promenade des Anglais. Bar and pool on the roof top of the hotel with a 360° view. Enjoy our rooms with a modern style, starting with our comfort, privilege rooms to our Premium rooms and suites with a view to the Parc "Promenade du Paillon". Ou restaurant l'Horloge is open all year and welcomes you to savor French seasonal cuisine. Reception non stop, concierge and a luggage carier at your service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Aston Nice
Clarion Nice
Nice Clarion
Nice Aston

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