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Grand Hotel de Nimes
Ranked #30 of 37 Hotels in Nimes
Bay Area, California
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60 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Not a great place for a tour group”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

We were there as part of a choir tour so we essentially filled the hotel.
The good:
1. The bed, at least in my room, was comfortable
2. The bathroom and the room were clean.
3. The price apparently was good, though I didn't pay directly.
4. There is a full breakfast
5. The pool is reasonable

The bad:
1. The neighborhood is industrial and there is no place nearby to walk or run
2. The decor of the hotel looks like a bordello circa 1980. The purple and brown walls with the psychedelic clashing paintings, gold butterflies and even painted ceilings are something to behold (not).
3. The free wireless is impossible to get on to when the hotel is crowded. Apparently, only a limited number of people can use it at one time.
4. The breakfast is ample but it was difficult to just get a cup of coffee; the carafes were never refilled. And the room itself was depressing.
5. The elevator fits only a few people so most of us took the stairs, even up 7 flights. The carpets were ripped and stained in the stairwells.
6. Many of the guest rooms had stained, ripped carpets and some also had bordello decor.
7. When you come into the hotel from the gated car park, you feel like you're entering a crack house.

There must be better places to stay in Nimes.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel de Nimes, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Dear KingsMountaineer,

Many thanks for your feedback. We strive to provide the best possible service and experience and it is always great to hear from our guests on how we are doing. I am deeply sorry for the inconveniences you experienced with the hotel amenities and if the room accommodations fell below your expectations. Your comments about the property needing refurbishments will be forwarded to the ownership of the hotel to take into consideration for future upgrades.

Again, thank you for staying with us and taking the time to give feedback.

Sincerely,

Zelyn N
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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52 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

came for 1 day on business, i got to see some restaurants in the hotel area but didn't get to go to any of them,
the room i got was big, but had a strong smoking smell, good thing the window can open.
nice big TV with many HD channels, only 2 in English.
very nice breakfast, free wifi high speed .
free parking

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank John_TLV
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Paris, France
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Average hotel, in business & shopping center area.
Comfortable but nothing fancy.
Very nice outside pool, enjoyable during hot summer to get refresh.
Good buffet breakfast
not very convient access with public transport
Many shops around to grab a meal

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel de Nimes, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear macos_around_ze_glob,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your comments are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. I am pleased to know that you had a satisfactory stay at our hotel. I appreciate feedback that we receive, whether positive and negative to ensure we provide the best level of service and facilities that we can give to our guests. Thank you again for your review and I hope to have an opportunity of welcoming you back again soon.

Sincerely,

Krysllin G.
Case Manager
IHGCare
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wales
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We have stayed at this Holiday Inn several times, But it seems to be going backwards, The room
we had smelt strongly of tobacco Smoke which was in the Curtains and everywhere, Infact when
we got into the lift to go down stairs a Guy got out of the lift already smoking.
We will not stay in this hotel ever again, The receptionist was quite rude when we tackled her
about our concerns about smoking, And we do know that they are ignoring people smoking
in rooms and thisill lead to a fire sooner or later as there is no one ckecking rooms, The curtains
in our room were burnt and when we returned to the Hotel in the evening a guy was smoking in
the corridor. Bad News>

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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La Rochelle, France
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Clean and spacious rooms
Good value for money
Newley renovated air con, and big TV
It is situated about 5 mins by car from the center of Nimes un a commercial estate not particularly pretty opposite Carrefour the supermarket and various shopping centers.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Italy
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2012

The hotel has a very kind and multi language personeel. It is located in a commercial and industrial area where you need a car to easily move. The room is cleaned and it has the wi-fi for free. It is not equipped with a mini bar.
The pool is very small. You have all supermarkets, McDonald, etc in the vicinity. I agree with the other people saying that compared with the Holiday Inn average standard this one is a bit outdated and it should be somehow renewed the common areas such as corridors, reception, hall, etc.
The parking is for free and it is surveilled by the receptionist with cameras. However for the price i would say it is acceptable. There are 3 stars hotels much worst.
Nimes is a pretty city where you can spend 1 day to visit.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank Bob2011
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Beijing, China
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451 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2012

I read the reviews and this place was not at all bad. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and they even had the extra bed in our room when we arrived (since we were 3 people). The location was good a few places to eat near by and a Carrfour is only a 5 minute walk away. The pool was small but still it had a pool. The breakfast was VERY good! And parking was free. And they had free WI-FI. Overall I was very pleased!

The only problems were the shower was tricky, the shower head would not stay in place. (Maybe this was just our room.) Also not many English speaking channels.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Grand Hotel de Nimes
Address: 202 Rue Nicolas, Parc Hotelier Ville Active, 30900 Nimes, France (Formerly Holiday Inn Nimes Petite Camargue)
Location: France > Occitanie > Gard > Nimes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Nimes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel de Nimes 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Between Provence and Languedoc, the Hotel Holiday Inn Nimes Petite Camargue, will enable you to have a pleasant stay of leisure or business. You will be able to discover the attractive one quoted of Nimes crossroads of several civilizations, its many Roman monuments, like the Arènes, the Maison Carrée, the Tour Magne and the Jardins de la Fontaine. A little further, Uzès first duchy of France, the Pont du Gard and for greedy the Haribo factory and its museum. Very near to the Méditéranéenne Coast or its beaches and its sun will enchant you, you will have the possibility of visiting Aigues Mortes, the Saintes Marie de la Mer or the Grau du Roi. We offer to you a vast choice of living rooms from 12 to 65 m as well as rooms of congresses from 200 to 800 m entirely flexible and air-conditioned in order to there accomodate your seminars, meetings, congress, cocktail and to dine on official reception to 1000 people. ... more   less 
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