First things first--BEWARE, if you do not have a lot of bags (or, are not physically disabled), and you arrive in Nice (Ville) by train, take the tram, (for 1.50 euro) and walk the rest of the way to the hotel (about a 5-8 minute walk). We were unfamiliar, so we took a cab and it cost 17 euro, for a ride that was about 3 mins away. We could not believe how much it cost for such a short distance.
On to the hotel: The staff was very welcoming and friendly when my husband and I arrived for our 2 night stay in Nice. The young lady assigned us to a room, but when we got inside, the room was an accessible room, which had a chair, as well as the toilet, inside of the shower. I preferred not to have an accessible room, so we asked to be changed to another room. However the accessible room had the best seaview (the view immediately greeted you as you walked in the door). The 2nd room she gave us was also a seaview, but you had to walk to the balcony and look to the right to see the view. On the other hand, the left part of the view was of the city and the beautiful mountains, so we didn't complain.
The decor was simple and the room was not very large, which was fine for us, because we loved the intimacy of being close to each other. There is not much more I can say about the room, itself, because we basically just slept there at night. On our first day, we spent the evening in Cannes (but we got there around 7pm, and it was dark before we got to see much of the city), and arrived back at the hotel around 11pm. So, needless to say, we showered and went to bed. Funny thing was, we got stuck in Cannes because the trains and buses had stopped running for the evening, so we had to pay 90 euro to get a cab from Cannes to Nice. We weren't thrilled about it, but it had to be done, so we hopped in the cab, and were on our way back to the hotel.
We woke the next morning and had the hotel's breakfast buffet, which was very good, and then headed out to the train station to go to Monaco & Monte Carlo. On our walk to the train station (we weren't gonna be fooled into paying to get to the station again), we passed quite a few shops, and got to see a little bit of Nice, which is a lovely city.
My husband was a little disappointed that there was no fitness center, but as for a restaurant, we didn't mind, because it gave us an opportunity to eat at a couple of the many restaurants on the Promenade or elsewhere in the French Riviera. On our last night, the hotel clerk recommended a really nice restaurant on Cours Saleya. There are lots of really nice restaurants in that area, and they were all very crowded. After our meal, we took a slow walk back to the hotel, along the Promenade, went to the casino to have our complimentary champagne from the hotel, and headed back to our room to get ready for our early morning flight back to Naples, Italy. It was the perfect ending to a wonderful 2-day stay in Nice.
Bottom line: we would definitely go back to Mercure Nice Promenade des Anglais.
- Also Known As:
- Mercure Nice Promenade Des Anglais Hotel
- Mercure Nice Promenade Des Anglais Hotel Nice
- Mercure Nice Promenade Hotel Des Anglais
- Accor Nice Promenade Des Anglais
- Mercure Nice
- Mercure Hotel Nice
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facing the sea, at n°1 on the Promenade des Anglais,the hotel is located above the famous Ruhl Casino. In thevery heart of the city, you will enjoy Massena pedestriandistrict as well as the typical Old Nice. As far as practicalmatters are concerned, a car park with direct access islocated below the hotel (fee-paying service). ... more less
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