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Hotel Normandie
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   18 rue Paganini | 11 rue Alsace Lorraine, 06000 Nice, France (Thiers / Train Station)   |  
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Ranked #188 of 211 Hotels in Nice
Helsinki, Finland
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Terrible experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Watch out BEDBUGS, we found them in rooms 209 and 305.
Staff was also very rude. I cannot recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

This Hotel is very decent for the price paid. Yes, it is basic and the location isn't amazing. However the hotel offers everything you need and we found the staff to be fairly helpful. It is really close to the train station which is very convenient, also only a short walk to the town centre and beach.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I stayed at this hotel for one night and was robbed. My paper bag with new purchases was stolen from closed room nr.202 and found empty on the ground floor in a locked room for staff only (photo above). Madame Martine Petit, the owner and portiere, behaved extremely impolite and rude as if thefts are common thing happening regularly in this hotel. She pretended she doesn't understand English though spoke it easily before, refused to talk to me, ignored my reclamations and hung up when I phoned. No investigation was done and no apologies made. Nobody even checked video surveillance. It is clear that hotel’s management doesn’t want to find out anything. They are not afraid of police. When I addressed to police office, policemen explained that the location where Normandie is situated is famous for regular numerous robberies, so they don’t even make investigation. Policemen advise to avoid this most dangerous place in Nice.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

This hotel is situated close to the main train station in not nice part of Nice where lots of emigrants gather together. So, at night it seemed to be not safe and very very noisy. Maybe that is why it is cheaper in comparison with other hotels.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Clean room on the third floor (310), towels in bath, bright window to the rear side of the building.
Huge fissure across one wall from corner to corner and a smaller one on another wall.
The width is about 1 mm, that is I saw the light in the neighbour room.
Excellent acoustic features - telephone talk from the next room sounds as if they were talking to me.
Receptionist lost abilities to speak english immediately when she realized that I want another room.
Wifi works near reception but not in the room.
Horrible experience. 25 feb - 26 feb 2012

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Very nice hotel, good breakfast and nice staff for resonable price. Very close to train station, not far from bus station, city centre and beach.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

I went there with my husband and 18 month son. At the first look we thought it wasn't as bad as some reviews said. But we've been sharing our beds with BED BUGS and are now worried that we might have brought them home with us!!!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Normandie

Address: 18 rue Paganini | 11 rue Alsace Lorraine, 06000 Nice, France
Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice > Thiers / Train Station
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #188 of 211 Hotels in Nice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Normandie 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All rooms renovated and redecorated, family atmosphere, air conditioned & double glass windows - In city center. ... more   less 
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