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“Ideal place to stay in Nice (if you like walking)”

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Ibis Budget Nice Californie Lenval
Ranked #87 of 204 Hotels in Nice
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Stayed here with my partner for the 7th time. I say in my title that you must like walking as it is a 30 minute stroll on the promenade des Anglais into Nice, however, there is a bus stop opposite the hotel and buses into Nice are about every 5 minutes. Note, however,that buses in France start at 6am in the morning but finish at around 9pm at night. However there is a night bus service about every hour until 1am in the morning on major routes.

Bed linen was changed after 3 days, room was clean and spotless. Breakfast is presided over by a very efficient employee who keeps the buffet breakfast well stocked. Although the price of breakfast has risen there is the addition of fresh fruit salad and large fresh croissants.

For a budget place to stay in Nice it is ideal.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank John J
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Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is in a good place for a walk down the sea front on the way into Nice and has a great selection of buses stopping in front. The buffet style breakfast was good value, shame no evening meals. We asked for a room with a sea view which we got which was a good size a excellent view, however, it was in the mirrored window clad bit and although our windows opened the mirrored ones on the outside did not alright when we went in November but may get hot in the summer. One interesting thing is the hospital opposite has a heliport on the top several mornings and occasional evenings helicopters arrived which my son thought was amazing. Would definitely book again

Stayed: November 2013
Thank Akbrad
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

The room was basic, but for travellers on a budget it was fine. Very close to beach, 5 mins. Friendly helpful staff, kept luggage etc when checking out. TV was mostly foreign programmes although it had BBC. Just soap in the bathroom, no complementary shampoos etc. You can take the number 23 bus from the train station for 1.50 euros or you can walk, about 20 mins.

Room Tip: we were on the 9th floor facing the ocean.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank sarahjharrison
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank fnassel
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed in the Ibis Budget Nice Californie for 2 nights in early October 2013. Having stayed in many Ibis Budgets over the course of our trip around Europe it has become apparent that they aren't all the same. Some have friendly, cheerful staff and the building itself appears to be fairly new, fresh and well maintained. A case in point being the Ibis Budget in Krakow. The other end of the spectrum is this Ibis in Nice. On the positive site the staff were fine, the breakfast was good and we could see the sea from our window. The location was also OK with a 20-30 minute stroll along the promenade to the town centre being a pleasant way to start the day.

The reason for only giving this Ibis an Average score is that the building itself needs a bit of TLC. It's not nice sitting down to breakfast and seeing stained and broken ceiling tiles in the cafeteria area. The room was also dated compared to other Ibis Budgets we've stayed in.

Plus it would have been nice if the Accor group could strike a deal with Vinci facilities company (who manage the Car Park across the street) to get a reduced rate for people staying in the Ibis. We paid 25 euro per day to park which is a lot compared to 4 Euros in Lyon and 14 in Dresden. In Dresden we parked in the Altmarkt car park which wasn't Accor owned but they had obviously negotiated a preferential rate for Accor customers.

If returning to Nice I wouldn't rule out staying at this Ibis but I would look around to see what other options there were, especially if driving.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights while in Nice. It was a nice location near the promenade and we had a view of the sea from our room. We walked along the promenade every day to get to the local attractions and the old town. The buffet breakfast was excellent value for only 6 euros.
The only small thing was that the aircon started leaking on the first day. As it was the weekend they couldn't offer us another room or have it repaired so we put a towel in the rooms rubbish bin to stop the 'drip' sound. I found this quite ironic as they advertise 'well maintained equipment'. Despite this it was a good place to stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Address: 58 avenue de la Californie, 06200 Nice, France (Formerly Mercure)
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Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #87 of 204 Hotels in Nice
Price Range: $47 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ibis Budget Nice Californie Lenval 2*
Number of rooms: 129
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