Stayed at hotel Jan. 27 2013 the hotel exceeded expectations. Booked it on line at decent rate and fully flexible booking. Arrived at hotel and family was upgraded to two room suite with huge double balcony. Back of the door rack rate said 360 but we paid considerably less and enjoyed our stay. The linens are six star and the renovated rooms are beyond 2013 quality. The old world charm of a real 24hr front desk and 5 storey marble staircase are high lights. The hotel sister property next door (hotel Spendid) is open to Gounod guests. Outstanding views of Nice. The hotel is very internet aware, they wrote several times once we booked on line and even printed off train schedule for us and put under the door overnight. The hotel is perfect location for both beach, sightseeing, and train station.