... we were left with a nagging suspicion that they did not give us their best recommendations when we asked where we should go for dinner on our honeymoon.
When we asked the front desk for recommendations, it felt like they had their "set places" where they would send English speaking tourists... (more touristy, with ok tripadvisor ratings).
We wanted amazing food/experience on our honeymoon that locals go to. After we looked and saw that there was a cluster of extremely well-rated restaurants in Vieille ville (just tucked away - there were something like 10 of the top 25 rated restaurants in Nice)
I decided to give them another shot and ask specifically where in Vieille Ville they recommend and they still sent us to a the same touristy spot, Le Safari (decent, but I honestly don't think this is they place they send French guests when ask for the best spots).
We decided to trust our gut and head out to Le Maquis that night (ranked #9 of 960 restaurants), where there was no English on the menus... and the food/experience was simply amazing.
Come on guys - you can do better. This was our honeymoon. Tell us where you would go on an anniversary or special event, not where you like to funnel tourists that blindly follow your recommendations and prefer places that accomodate English-speaking guests.
We were hoping for a "friend's recommendation" and instead got a canned recommendation that I would expect from a larger hotel chain.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming hotel with secluded garden, in the city center, next to the Promenade des Anglais and not far from the train station. 30 rooms designed by contemporary artist, other rooms with frescoes more traditional. Exhibition in the lobby. Fresh ans traditional cooking, Spa with steambath, massages and body treatments. ... more less
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