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Hotel de la Fontaine
Ranked #6 of 204 Hotels in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Saratoga Springs, New York
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

We had a very nice stay here. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was small but comfortable. The shower was good. Opt for the express breakfast of coffee/ tea and a pastry. The full breakfast was three times the price and didn't offer much variety. The courtyard is nice. The beach is less than a five minute walk around the corner. Old town is about a ten minute walk where all of the shops and cafés are. The staff speaks English. They offered a lot of advice and day trips and restaurants. We did a half day tour of zee and Monaco which we really enjoyed. Everything is so close. We rented a chair at the blue beach for about 17 euro. They sell tickets at the hotel. It's too bad they don't offer half day beach passes. Definitely rent a chair at a private beach since the beaches here are all pebbles- big ones. The gare de nice ville train station was a little seedy so just be advised.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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HOTEL DE LA FON... N, Responsable relations clients at Hotel de la Fontaine, responded to this review, June 15, 2014
Thanks for your recent stay with us!
We're happy to know that you enjoyed our hotel and our service!
As for breakfast, we propose express formula for 5 euros ( coffee + juice +croissant) and a buffet one for 12 euros ( medium rate for breakfast in 3* hotel in Nice, full formula with muesli, eggs, ham, chesse, 3 kinds of bread etc).
We deal with a private beach located at 50 meters and sell tickets at the reception with a discount for our guests. Unfortunatelly this beach doesn't propose a half-day pass ( frequent in Nice).
Looking forward to welcoming you again, we stay at your disposal for any availability request.
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Norwich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2014

We have just returned from 4 nights in Nice and this hotel. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. Our room wasn't big but was nicely decorated, clean, and had everything you need. They even called us in the early afternoon, when we were still in the room on our last day, to see if we wanted our room cleaned. We didn't eat or drink here as the location is perfect for wandering and finding places. The promenade and beach is just a walk around the corner, train station 10/15 mins walk and the same for the old town.

We definitely recommend a day trip on the train to Monaco. We went for the afternoon and evening and it was about 15 euros for 2 return tickets with trains returning up to 10.45pm.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel 4 times.It's clean, quiet and central for exploring all of Nice. SNCF just 8mins. walk from hotel with very cheap rail travel to Menton,Monaco,Juan les Pins,Frejus and Grasse.The rooms are small but adequate and the beds are big and comfy.We did not like the cups provided for refreshments in the room they look like toothmugs and are plastic but the friendly receptionist gave us some china mugs when we asked.The air.con. worked.There was a lovely trattoria just out of hotel to right just 2 mins. walk which had very very good food, perfect for a meal after a long day exploring and wandering the massive network of streets and old areas of Nice.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the courtyard are quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

The location of this hotel is excellent, within walking distance of everything you would want to see in Nice. The staff were polite and friendly, very helpfull. The hotel was clean and well cared for.
The room we were given looked out onto the hotel's little courtyard, set up with tables and chairs, breakfast was served here. We are not able to comment on the food as we didn't eat in the hotel.
The room was clean and well presented, towels changed as required, room cleaned daily.
We would not hesitate to use this hotel for all future visits to Nice

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

After a first night which was very uncomfortable (we were in room 32 - which was very hot) we transferred to another room overlooking the central courtyard - much better. The staff could not have been more helpful, making sure that all was OK, even to the extent that on the morning we were leaving the receptionist phoned the room to establish whether we needed breakfast - and this was after the end of the official breakfast time. The hotel was convenient for the Boulevard des Anglais - just about 150 yards away, with plenty of restaurants( with a variety of meals and prices) close at hand . Certainly an hotel which was very convenient for getting about and an added bonus, the bus from the airport stopped about 200 yards away! We would certainly use this hotel again should we be in the area.

Room Tip: Try for rooms facing the inner courtyard
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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HOTEL DE LA FON... N, Responsable relations clients at Hotel de la Fontaine, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear Joan & Victor,

Thanks for your stay with us in February during Nice carnival and your kind review.

We're pleased to know that you've enjoyed your stay with us.

We'll be very happy to welcome you again.

Kind regards
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Leicester, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Well located hotel close to the promenade, beach and bus stop from the airport.

Nice early check in around 12.30 and we stayed 2 nights. Room 32 though was so warm, not so bad on the first evening, but I slelpt all night outside the quit. The second nite was too hot and we ended up having to open the window and sleep with that open all night, the street noise that brought in the early hours.
At 02.30 I went to get some water and explained to the night manager and he still charged €5 for 2 bottles of water, which I think was appalling service. We emntioned again oin check out the response was I am not the manager. Hey ho at least it was only 2 nights. There are other good hotels on the vicinity.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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HOTEL DE LA FON... N, Responsable relations clients at Hotel de la Fontaine, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Dear Sir,
Thank you for your recent stay with us from February 7th to 9th.
We're happy to know that you've appreciated the location of our hotel close to major tourist attractions. We were pleased to check-in as soon as you arrived and to keep your luggage a few hours after the check-out.

We regret that you found your room hot the second night. Please take notice that in February when the morning outside temperature is about 6°C, our system is set on a heating mode. When the outside temperature grows, we naturally switch the system on an air-conditioning mode. We assure that the air-conditioning, regularly controlled by technicians, works very well in spring -summer period.

In February when the heating is swiched off, our rooms temperature can't be high. Sorry that the night receptionnist didn't check that night that the heating in your room that night was switched off.

The rates for the drinks at the bar are clearly indicated. A little bottle of water costs 2.50 €.
By the way, the water in the room is potable and of a good quality.

We look forward to welcoming you again,
Kind regards
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Spent a nice weekend in this hotel. It is good value for monies. The location is just perfect and the room are all refurbished with modern style. It is a good spot to spent time in Nice

Abbiamo passato due notti all hotel che e posizionato in un ottima zona di Nizza. Il rapport qualita prezzo e ottimo e la camera sono pulite e tutte con un look modern e rifinito. Hotel altamente raccomandato

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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HOTEL DE LA FON... N, Responsable relations clients at Hotel de la Fontaine, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Thanks a lot for your kind review!
We're happy to know that you've enjoyed your stay with us! We do look forward to welcoming you again for your future Holiday in Nice!

Mille grazie del suo ricente soggiorno da noi!
Saremo felici di rivedervi!
Cordiali saluti
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Property: Hotel de la Fontaine
Address: 49 rue de France, 06000 Nice, France
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Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Nice
#9 Family Hotel in Nice
#39 Romantic Hotel in Nice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel de la Fontaine 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the city center at only 50 meters from the famous Promenade Des Anglais & the sea and at 100 meters from the pedestrian street, Hotel de La Fontaine offers you an easy access to the sea and an ideal opportunity to explore the attractions of the old town and other tourist attractions (restaurants, shops, beaches, and casinos...). All our 29 rooms are fully refurbished having their own individual design and color. The rooms are equipped with individual air-conditioning control system, anti-allergy flooring, blankets and pillows, UPVC double glazed windows, LCD screens with satellite TV, hair dryer, security safe, direct-dial telephone, and a tower corner with coffee table. Also, the free WIFI internet connection is available in each room. All our rooms are no-smoking. You will certainly enjoy our delicious buffet breakfast in the patio near the fountain or to take a drink from our bar after a day of shopping, sightseeing or just sunbathing (having the beach at only a few steps away!). Parking if needed, Massena Museum parking & Palais de la Mediterranee,both very close to our hotel. ... more   less 
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