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“Great Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Boreal
Ranked #38 of 204 Hotels in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary, AB
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

We stayed at this hotel on our honeymoon in October 2011.

This hotel has a FABULOUS location. They're about half way between Old Nice and the train station. There's a fantastic Boulangerie just down the street, and you're less than a block away from the Tram so that you can rest your tired feet at the end of a long day.

We stayed in a standard double. The room was ok. It was clean, the bathrooms were modernized (though we did soak the bathroom every time we tried to shower), the beds were not the most comfortable, and the room was a touch small. I'm usually ok with small, but there was a funny desk-like structure that took up an entire wall that made the room feel smaller than it was. I didn't have any issues with noise here (as I've seen stated in some of the other reveiws). We stayed in the older part of the hotel, and we really can't complain about our visit. I think the issue here (for me) is that we just had such amazing hotels on our entire trip and this one didn't quite measure up to the rest.

What stands out about this hotel was the location for me. Fantastic home base for visiting Nice, and it's a good value - just maybe not the most comfortable one - and heck, who spends all their time in their room anyways?

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

During our 10 day trip in Provence, we stayed at the Hotel Boreal for 3 nights. We were in the older part of the hotel and had to carry our luggage up stairs since it doesn't have elevator access. The room was a bit small, but comfortable and worth the money. The breakfast provided at the hotel is a good value too. The location and the charm of the hotel makes it worth the money. I would definitely go there again and recommend to friends looking to be money-conscious. The desk staff was very helpful and gave us excellent suggestions for restaurants.

Room Tip: Probably better rooms in the newer section, but if you're okay with carrying your luggage up sta...
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

We stayed here for the New Years holidays and were very pleased with our stay.

The staff were extremely helpful (particularly Stephanie) and provided tons of information on things to do in the area. They also made several phone calls for us to make dinner reservations and book tours.

The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The only negative aspect to the room was the lack of a shower curtain and mini fridge.

I would definitely stay again and would recommend this place to any one.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

On the plus side - they were able to get us into our room at 11am, staff could not have been more accommodating or friendly, location worked well for us as it was close to the train station, the main street, Old Nice and the Promenade. Loved the fresh squeezed OJ in the am. The bathroom seemed to be modernized and was very clean. On the down side - the room was aged, the heat did not work at first (had to have them come twice before it did-but they were prompt), the walls were paper thin, the mattresses not the best quality and a good night's sleep was not to be had, due to the noises and the doors constantly slamming. The shower in the tub - well, quite a challenge to keep the water from going outside of the tub due to lack of a shower curtain - we laugh about it now! If staying here (and the price is great comparatively) bring sleeping pills and make it a short stay. High praise to the staff - they were wonderful!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2011

The staff were friendly and helpful and the room was clean. Not very big though.

The breakfast was nothing exciting but did the job. The location was great - just a stones throw from the main shopping street and a short walk to the train station, tour bus, prom and old town.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2011

I began my French Vacation on November 23rd at the Boreal Hotel. As we all know, the Euro is trouncing the dollar and finding good value was a must for this trip. As others have mentioned, the location of this hotel makes it convenient to walk just about everywhere: The Promenade des Anglais, the Old Town, the Old Port, etc. If one prefers public transporation, Nice's modern and efficient Trams stop a stone's throw away and buses are also readily available to travel to Monaco, St. Paul de Vence (great hilltop village and home to the Fondation Maeght, whose fabulous building, gardens and art collection are not to be missed)

The train is also a possibility for side trips and the station is within short walking distance.

The rooms are impeccably clean and comfortable and the staff most accomodating. (Cheers to Julia and Stephanie!)

If you are not the type that can afford the Negresco and the extravagance of Monte Carlo and St. Tropez, you will be perfectly happy staying here.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2011

I stayed in the Hotel Boreal when I visited Nice to run the Nice-Cannes Marathon. The location of the hotel was ideal, central and five minutes walk from the beach and main shops. The hotel is just off a side street so its quiet enough in the evenings.
The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly, the opened breakfast at 05:30 on the day of the marathon for runners to have their carb intake.

There are better hotels in Nice but for what we paid I think we got a great deal. The hotel was clean, pleasant helpful staff and very easy to get too. The hotel was a 10 minute walk from the Congres bus stop, this is very useful to know because if you take the number 98 bus from the airport it drops you there, the bus from the airport costs 4 Euro's.

All in all a very enjoyable trip to Nice.

A tip take the bus to Monaco and Monte Carlo, it costs one Euro and takes about 45 minutes along the cost route.

Room Tip: One at the rear of the hotel, its quieter and a little bigger then the front rooms. 1st floor was go...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel Boreal

Property: Hotel Boreal
Address: 9 rue Paul Deroulede, 06000 Nice, France
Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice > Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Nice
#42 Romantic Hotel in Nice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Boreal 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern Hotel situated downtown, 5 minutes from Promenade des Anglais & Place Massena. ... more   less 
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