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“You get what you pay for” 3 of 5 stars
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Ibis Budget Nice Californie Lenval
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   58-60 avenue de la Californie, 06200 Nice, France (Formerly Mercure)   |  
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Ranked #101 of 211 Hotels in Nice
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I didn't want to give this a one star as I felt our stay was just bad luck. We stayed at this hotel for two nights as part of a tour. First impression before entering our rooms was 'hey, great location'. We got a room with sea view, very happy about that. However, upon stepping into the room, a very VERY foul, pungent smell hit our noses. The room smelled SO horrible we actually couldn't breathe. It was a really damp-like smell, like something had rotted inside. We left the room, leaving the window open. When we returned, the smell have slightly disappeared temporarily. As soon as the window was closed, the smell came back and kept us awake all night. We couldn't find the source of this smell as the room seemed clean and tidy. We complained to the staff and they didn't know where the smell had come from either, their solution was a deoderant spray..which didn't help. We wanted to change rooms, they said the place was fully booked, however we should return in the morning to get a new room. When we returned the next morning we were told by another staff it wasn't possible to change the room at all. We spoke to others on our tour and there were complaints about the smell also, but they were bearable. Just be warned about this.

On a positive note, good location with the beach across the road and the bus-stop just outside.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

B careful.Car park is not including a service.notwhere to stop,local car parks cost extra 24euros a day,u can leave car on road during a night,but have to leave befor 7am.Parking tickets another 20euros,receptionist was lauthing,just told me, i'm not first...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Micanopy, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I spent 2 nights here on a high floor with views of the ocean. I have to say it was a great location so close to the bus, the beach and tons of shopping and restaurants. The rooms were clean, though small. There was a great bar and the breakfast buffet was nice. It's no frills but you really can't beat the location for getting a chance to see Nice inexpensively.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield
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18 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

This ETAP is typical of all the hotels in the chain.

From the outside it looks very modern, the public areas follow suite. However the bedrooms look and feel slightly dated, our bed was quite hard and uncomfortable.

Our bathroom was slightly larger than my son's he had next room, both bathrooms were again a bit tired, both had a WC that seemed to be pushed into a tight space, therefore not much room.

There is a public car park directly across the road, remembering you are in the centre of Nice this is not to bad.

Nice Sea front is within 100 yards, and a 20-30 minute walk, takes you to a good selection of Restaurants.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 58-60 avenue de la Californie, 06200 Nice, France (Formerly Mercure)
Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #101 of 211 Hotels in Nice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Ibis Budget Nice Californie Lenval 1*
Number of rooms: 129
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