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“Simply The Best !”
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Hotel Suisse
Ranked #7 of 204 Hotels in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Malvern
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Simply The Best !”
Reviewed September 23, 2009

We stayed 5 nights at the Hotel Suisse.
We wanted to stay for ever,
There is not a better hotel in Nice.
We had a room with balcony and sea view.
This is the one to get. The view is probably the best sight in the world...for real !
The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. The room was very clean with a large en-suite very well equipped, the air conditioning was quiet and efficient and although the room was not huge it was plenty big enough with double bed, nightstands, desk, armchair, big wardrobe with safe, fridge etc...
But the best really is the terrace with a table and 2 chairs with the panoramic views of the Bay of the Angels...and indeed it is paradisiac ! We often saw ourselves getting up in the middle of the night just to sit there and absorb the sheer beauty ...
We have travelled extensively all over Europe recently and can say without a shadow of hesitation This is THE best place in the world !
The price? in my opinion well worth the money, but of course you have to pay for what you get and if you budget think twice as Nice is one of the most expensive place in Europe .
This said I cant wait to go back.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Dubai, UAE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2009

We stayed 2 nights in Hotel Suisse in this July. The location is picture perfect, staff is friendly. If you are on a leisure trip for a night or two in nice then you should look at the cost and stay in this hotel. It worth it.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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lanarkshire
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Reviewed September 22, 2009

stayed five nights and enjoyed our stay immensly, had a room on the 5th floor and the views over Nice old town and the promenade were fantastic, constantly changing and with the balcony it was the perfect spot to watch the sun go down, room was quite small but very clean and the bathroom better than good., would recommend this hotel and definetly go back again it was close to the daily markets and variety of resturants ( 5 mins ) the nearby private beach...Castel... again was the best for views and was only across the road from the hotel, with the window open there was road noise but the double glazing was very effective and we slept very well

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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solihull west midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2009

I have just returned from a 2 night stay at this Hotel. Booked as all reviews were good. Best thing was the view and the balcony. Other than that disappointing. No air conditioning and as its on the main road with the doors open, very noisy at night. Staff I felt were not that helpful and during our stay there was a problem with water pressure. Bedroom was small, although adequate for our stay. If you are just looking for a place to sleep and not much else then the Hotel is suitable. Location to the Old Town and markets is a definite plus point.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2009

We've got a policy that when we travel, we like to see the water from the room. Since we live in Manhattan, and haven't yet achieved the penthouse on the Hudson, it's a rare opportunity. Searching through the hotel options in Nice, and Viola!, a reasonably priced hotel on the med with terraces in almost all rooms. Yea. Yet, usage of the terrace are pretty limited. Breakfast delivered to the room are only continental (and coffee is pretty bleak, I must say). We're fans of real breakfasts with eggs and bacon, etc, so we don't know what to do with our protein fix in the mornings! If you go downstairs, you can get the identical breakfast, but you can also boil your own eggs (all for only 14 euros each). Problem solved. We'll just go downstairs and boil a couple of eggs, bring them up to the room and deal with the crap coffee and pastries. I inquired at the front desk in advance of said endeavor and, no, you can't bring eggs up to the room. We contemplated sneaking them up, but I'm an executive and an investment company. Who wants to be caught like an errant child sneaking eggs up to the room?????

Let this be illustrative of the service ethic at the Hotel Suisse! Their objective is to enforce arbitrary rules set by management, not to ensure that guests are well taken care of. This may be a star based rule in France, 3 stars or below and guests are there to serve the staff's needs, and abide by hotel rules, and no decent breakfasts.

Even though the Hotel is on the Beach, they don't have a private space on the beach affiliated with the hotel. They have an arrangement with the Opera Beach about 3/4 mile down the promenade. You can get in for 12 euro each (savings of 1 euro!). I asked if they had beach towels at the Hotel that we could use for the Public Beach. Can you guess the answer? So, we went over to the Beach Opera (we needed the umbrellas anyway). Paid the 12 euro each and, guess what, no towels included? They did have some small, sordid towels that you could rent for 4 euro each. As we moved to our chairs we were informed no food or drink could be brought in (including water). Excellent. After we ordered our two small waters for 4 euro each, we laid our our dinky over washed towels and, and after only 40 euro (57 bucks) we were ready to luxuriate in the Cote d'azur!

Shortly after we laid down I went to adjust the umbrella so that we could be in the shade, and was promptly scolded by a server. New rule (new for us), no adjusting (leaning) umbrellas. Not allowed. Brilliant.

And so it goes. My message early in during the trip on this site was going to be: Why go at all? Later, however, after traveling to several small villages where we found very friendly people and very romatic spots, our conclusion was that lodging on the beach in Nice just wasn't so smart. Rent a car and stay in smaller, more remote locations. if you want the superior beach experience described above, drive to Nice. You'll be so much happier, we think.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, CA
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2009

Recommended for the great view at a reasonable price!

We originally wanted to stay at La Perouse, but our hopes were quickly dashed when we looked at the prices. Luckily, we had heard about Hotel Suisse via Trip Advisor and we were able to get a Sea View Balcony room. (nearly identical view as La Perouse -the hotels nearly share the same footprint - for a portion of the price)

Our view was oustanding and we loved hanging out on the balcony and overlooking the busy street scene below. The room itself was basic but fit our needs. The location was extremely convenient to old Nice.

One word of caution- stay here for the view - not the service. When we arrived, we were offered no assistance with our luggage whatsovever. We dragged it in from the 15-minute parking spot in front of the hotel up some stairs to the lobby and placed it into a corner by the front desk while moving our car to the paid parking garage a few blocks away. We were hopeful that someone might have brought our luggage up to our room during the 25 minutes we were away, but sure enough, when we got back, it was still piled up in the cramped corner where we had left it. Staff members in general were polite and pleasant, but it was clear that extending themselves for great service was not a focus area in their jobs. However, we didn't come to Hotel Suisse for the service; we came for the view and location, and for that, it was perfect!! It was clean, modern, and the view could not be beat for the price. We would stay here again, despite the lackluster service experience.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Paisley, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2009

We were in Nice for 2 nights either side of our holiday in Corsica and wanting to make the most of our time there, needed a hotel close to the old town, beach and the port. Having visited Nice before, we knew that the Suisse ticked all these boxes. What we had forgotten about was the amazing view from that elevated side of the city. On our outward stay, we were given room 24 which not only had a fantastic view from the bedroom but also from the bathroom. A shower has never been so pleasurable! On our return journey, we had room 33 which had a little balcony on which to stand and take in the scene before us. (Note; along with the view comes a lot of noise!)

So apart from views and location, what else about the hotel? We paid 158 EU/nite which I suppose is fair given its prime spot. The rooms were small and wardrobe space minimal, but ok for us as we were only staying a short time. The beds felt a bit lumpy but were clean and comfortable enough. Both bathrooms were nice with good showers. The bar and breakfast room were nice although we didn't use either of them.

All in all I'd recommend this hotel for anyone wishing to spend a few days in Nice. If you're staying longer then I'd suggest upgrading to a suite or looking for somewhere a little more luxurious.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Suisse
Address: 15 quai Rauba Capeu | Promenade des Anglais, 06300 Nice, France
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Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Nice
#11 Romantic Hotel in Nice
#28 Family Hotel in Nice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Suisse 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Suisse is ideally situated between sea and sky. Constructed along Italian-style architectural lines, it enjoys a unique location. For a stay in Nice on the French Riviera, enjoy the comfort of the various rooms and their stunning panorama. With their clean, stylish lines, the suite and the rooms ensure comfort and well-being and offer a breathtaking view of the Baie des Anges. First thing in the morning, enjoy a full buffet breakfast in our lounge. In some rooms you will be able to enjoy it on the terrace. Then, you'll be able to head out to the beach, which is only a few metres' walk away (preferential conditions on the private beach of our partner). Just minutes from the city centre, the hotel allows you to easily explore the charms of the historic centre of Nice or the port. Upon your return, share a moment of conviviality in the bar as you sip the cocktail of the day. ... more   less 
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