I've just returned from a 3 night stay at the NH Nice, and on the whole it was a very pleasant experience.
Arrival to the hotel was easy - got the 98 bus from the airport for 6 euros to Riquer station, from where it was a 10 minute walk. Reception at the hotel was friendly and they spoke perfect English (which considering I speak terrible French was a godsend!)
The room itself was clean, modern, came with a safe, and was very quiet (had a twin room on the 4th floor). The roof terrace was lovely with a nice bar with a great view of the city. Didn't have time to test out the swimming pool unfortunately though.
As for getting around the city, I couldn't think of a better location. Whilst it wasn't in the old town itself, it was actually closer to a nicer area for restaurants. 10 minute walk brings you to the most amazing wine bar (Vinovore) which served charcutie plates for 13 Euros alongside organic wine. Also L'atelier du port, a great Italian restaurant on Rue Bonaparte. To get into town you can use the tram outside the hotel, but we got a 10 journey ticket for 10 Euros, and only used 8 journeys (4 each) for the whole trip. It's a very walkable city with only places like the Russian church and parts of the Promenade a bit further out.
Also worthwhile is a trip to Monaco - accessible on a quick train trip from Riquer station. This was a highlight of my trip and fun to see how 'the other half' live.
Why isn't it a 5 star rating? Well, the water pressure in the shower is very bad, but there is a bath which is unusual for most chain hotels. Also, the bar on the rooftop states it's open until 10, but on 2 occasions we went on (once around 8pm, where we thought it would be nice to end the day, and once at 3pm) it was closed. Would be good to advertise 'proper' opening times.
But small points really relative to the good time I had. Can't wait to revisit the Cote d'Azur!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The NH Nice hotel offers an exceptionally practical and accessible location, providing guests with the perfect starting point to take advantage of the rich historical heritage of Nice and the French Riviera. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Splitty, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, Cancelon, HotelQuickly, TripOnline SA and Cheap Tickets so you can book your NH Nice reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Nh Nice Hotel Nice
- Nh Hotels Nice
- Nh Hotel Nice