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“Not a bad hotel but seriously needs a make over!”

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Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice
Ranked #52 of 204 Hotels in Nice
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“Not a bad hotel but seriously needs a make over!”
Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

This hotel was in a good location but it's very dated and needs a makeover! It's very close to the team stop which gets you down to the seafront on less than 5 mins and is only €1.50. The hotel itself was ok with friendly staff. The rooms were average but clean and adequate. Not what I usually expect from other novotels I've stated at. The pool is on the roof with not much room to sunbath. We tended to go by the pool after a day of sightseeing so there was space. Breakfast was ok but I recommend the 'city breakfast' which is a lot cheaper and more than enough.
Overall its a good location, it's not bad value but for what you pay I did expect a little bit more.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic hotel, conveniently located and only a short distance away from the sea.. Staff were very helpful... The hotel has a great little rooftop swimming pool with splendud views... to access Cannes and Monaco, the hotel is perfectly located... Will definitely stay here again

  • Stayed August 2013
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Pierre M, General Manager at Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Hello Sir,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

We very much appreciate your positive comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Nice Centre Acropolis.

We are happy to know that we were able to fit your entire requirement. Our main goal is to provide the best stay as possible for our customer : We are proud to learn that with our help you spent a wonderful time at Novotel Nice Centre.

Positive feedback from satisfied clients is our greatest reward : thank you.

See you soon at Novotel Nice centre !

Messe Pierre
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Thrapston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Other reviewers have written about the rooms in this hotel requiring refurbishment, and I'd endorse those views. The public areas of the hotel are very pleasant, and in good repair. Bedrooms, however, are basic and need refreshing. The rooftop pool is great for cooling off at the end of a day exploring Nice and the Cote D'Azur (although we did experience a bad case of pool envy with the neighbouring NH Hotel, whose pool area had the added benefit of a rooftop bar).

In terms of dining, we wouldn't recommend eating at the hotel. The food is over-priced for what it is, and with such a wide range of dining options situated very close to the hotel (particularly as you head down into Place Garibaldi just a 10 minute walk away), there's no need to limit yourself to the hotel's facilities. For breakfast in particular, there's no need to pay for the hotel breakfast when you can pick up delicious fresh croissants or pain au chocolate from the many excellent patisseries in the area. But feel free to enjoy the cocktails in the hotel bar - they're competitively priced and excellent!

The hotel's best feature is its staff - every one we dealt with was friendly and keen to help. Like most people, they'll always appreciate it if you have a crack at speaking to them in French, but their English is excellent, so there's no need to struggle with communication if your language skills aren't quite up to a conversation.

In short, this is a relatively basic hotel that could use a bit of TLC in the bedrooms. But it's cheap, and you know pretty much what you're getting with the Novotel brand. It's in a decent spot - close to Place Garibaldi, Place Massena, and the old town. The walk down to the front is an easy one, and it's definitely worth a trip up Castle Hill on your way.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Pierre M, General Manager at Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Richard,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

We very much appreciate your positive and constructive comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Nice Centre Acropolis, especially concerning our staff.

I will share your comments with the team, so that they will be aware of their contribution in helping to satisfy you and meet your expectations. Positive feedback from satisfied clients is our greatest reward : thank you.

In the same time, please be assured, that we will do our utmost to provide an appropriate follow up to your comments concerning the need of refurbishment of the rooms.

We look forward to welcoming you again at Novotel.

Messe Pierre
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

The highlight is most definitely the extremely friendly and helpful staff. Hotel location is easy to get to by tram and not far from the Old Town (less than 10 minutes by tram).
Hotel was very clean and breakfast selection was very good. Pool, wifi, games area very good as well.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is not suitable for to be a 4 star hotel. The room looks very simple and poor. The toilets are horrible. The beds are hard and looks like a hostel bed. The minibar is empty. The room smelled bad when we entered it. I will not come back to this hotel.

Stayed August 2013
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Pierre M, General Manager at Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear Am B,

We are really sorry to learn that you were disappointed by your stay at Novotel Nice centre.

Novotel rooms and bed have been designed and created to optimize the comfort of our customer during their stay, while remaining functional and modular.

Most of our customers prefer to use the minibar as a fridge in summertime. For this reason, most of our minibars are empty. To answer any needs in food or drinks, we have a bar deserving snack and drinks 24/7.

The smell is a seasonal fragrance, and we are sorry that you haven’t agreed this one.

I hope that, despite your experience, we will be able to welcome you again at Novotel Nice centre.

Messe Pierre
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We have recently spent a week in the Novotel as a cheap base to explore the French Coast. Location wise it's not the most fantastic but has all the amenities to get you sorted for either a day trip into Nice or down the coast.

My initial impression on arrival was that the reception and restaurant looked quite nice. This was faded when we saw our superior family room! Don't know what to say really! Other than its far from superior! Basic and in need of the finer touches presented in the lobby, carpet as mentioned by other contributors was not to be walked on in bare feet, although it was noted that the corridor carpet was being cleaned when we arrived.

On a more positive note, staff are all brilliant and very helpful. Charles and the bar staff always greeted you with warm wishes. Food reasonably priced in restaurant (for Nice) and tasted good too.

Pool area not the best but served a purpose when the beds hadn't reserved by sunbathing towels without owners for hours!

In summary....you get what you pay for but could be so much more.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice
Address: 8 Parvis de l Europe | GPS: 6 Avenue Marechal Lyautey 06000 Nice, 06300 Nice, France
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Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Green Hotel in Nice
#31 Luxury Hotel in Nice
#36 Family Hotel in Nice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice 4*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the charm of renovated places in May 2017: Executive rooms, lobby, bar, restaurant, swimming pool and ephemeral rooftop bar. At the Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice Old Town, freely escape towards Cannes, Monaco and Corsica. Ideally located at 10 min from the old town, the flower market, the sea and the famous "Promenade des Anglais". Our hotel, in front of The Acropolis Congres Center, is fitted with a free Wifi Access, and provides 5 meeting rooms. Take time to relax in our panoramic swimming pool on rooftop, our splendid patio or at the wellness area just in front the hotel. Be gourmet in our restaurant by tasting our mediterraneens dishes selection. Allow yourself to be pampered at the Novotel. ... more   less 
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