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“Excellent location and warm hospitality”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Cresp

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Hotel Cresp
Ranked #125 of 204 Hotels in Nice
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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86 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Excellent location and warm hospitality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

We took the bus from the airport and alight at Albert bus stop. It is about 5-10minutes walk. It is in the old town next to the opera where all the happenings are. There are morning market,lots of restaurants and you can go up the Castle Hill to scene the view of Nice.As what other reviewers said,it is housed in an old building with a very old but functional lift. It was peak season in Nice because of Bastille Day and we get a very good deal,considering that you all hotels facing the promenade are very expensive. This hotel has a beautiful balcony overlooking the sea and we saw fireworks there on Bastille Day! Marion and her mother are very friendly in giving suggestions and tips. The only thing is you might have a problem if you are a light sleeper because the curtain is very thin and room no 6 where we stay is facing a busy street. The room is basic but clean and spacious. Wifi is strong outside the room.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Surrey, British Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Centrally located in the old historic town. It occupies the third floor in a multi level old building.  Rooms are compact, some renovated & some with air cond. Also some rooms have very compact bathrooms like our #17 (13sf/1.2sm-need door open to change). So make sure you confirm your needs in advance. The patio overlooks the ocean with full view of the Promenade.  Service attitude is excellent trying their best to accommodate your needs. As expected amenities are limited -really sporadic WIFI (a real negative for us), frig, French TV only, kettle & cups & fan on request.  Main attraction in this location is the daily farmers market situated right on Rue de Francois de Paule - wide assortment of fresh food, spices, household items & flowers. There's a potpourri of ethnic restaurants to choose from all within easy walking distance. Two blocks to the Tram line takes you to the city centre shopping and train station.
If taking the bus(#98) from the airport to the hotel, it will travel by the ocean along the Promenade de Anglais. The stop to get off is just as it turns left off the Promenade. You will then see the Rue de Francois de Paule to your right. The hotel is less than 3 blocks right next to the Opera House. WIFI is not common at restaurants. For breakfast, we found WIFI at DS Delices & Coffee Shop near upper end(look for mosaic wall on ocean side).

Room Tip: If Air cond. or Bathroom size is important to you, make it known on booking.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

The hotel is extremely well-located overlooking the promenade and next to the opera house. The building is old, in keeping with its location. Our room opened onto the communal shared balcony which was a great place to take in the view. We felt safe and welcome, the proprieters and staff could not have been more helpful.The room itself provided basic clean accommodation and had an authentic old style character,the furniture could have been described as rickety but the beds were comfortable. The hotel would not suit anyone looking for bland modern luxury, but with its kettle, fridge and basic kitchenette it was a haven enabling us to prepare simple meals. We enjoyed our 3 nights in Nice and I think the character of the accommodation, the fresh flowers in the corridor with books and magazines to borrow and the hospitality shown enriched our experience.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Cheshire UK
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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

Never judge a book by its cover is a cliche that comes to mind as I write about Hotel Cresp.

We arrived in Hotel Cresp at 3pm having foolishly got a taxi from the airport. The taxi cost us 43 euros when it was just as easy to get the 98 bus from the airport which would drop us off on Promenade De Anglais not far from Hotel Cresp for 6 euros.

The hotel itself is on the third floor of a 1700 building located next to an opera house. The lobby, obviously a shared one, is in desparate need of refurbishment with paint peeling off the walls. The lift looks ancient from the outside but once you open the door to get into the lift, you quickly realise it isn't as old and delicate as its exterior. Also, after a day of eating croissants and other pastries you begin to appreciate the option of 3 flights of steps as a form of exercise.

You walk into the hotel and it is one long corridor with approximately 18 doors. On one end of the corridor is a terrace with chairs and tables overlooking Promenade De Anglais. A truly beautiful view.

We booked a self-catering quadruple room. This had one double bed and one small double bed, a small bathroom with a shower, a hob, a kettle, a microwave, a fridge, cupboard with plates, cups etc, a wardrobe and set of drawers, air-conditioning and a TV. The floor had beautiful mosaic tiles, which would have failed UK Health and Safety standards with some being a bit loose, but they were truly beautiful and added to the charm and history of the building and the querkiness of the room. The beds were made for cosiness as opposed to chic with a flat sheet and a blanket, followed by another blanket. Although old and very bland wall decoration the room was extremely clean, as were the bed sheets. We had clean towels daily. The bathroom was also very clear with shower gel.

What made this hotel special is the lovely lady who really felt like a grandmother/mother figure. When we came in she came out to see if we were ok and had a nice day. She was genuinely interested in what we did and wanted to make sure we were having a nice time. A perfect hostess.

The location was perfect. It was near the old town but the road that the hotel is on went from Market place by day to restaurant hotspot night. There is a spa very close by for essentials and a bakery for fresh croissants for breakfast.

So, i realised, you can stay in 'branded' hotels but it really is the querky ones that make your trip more memorable. 4/5 rating as I think the decor could be revamped.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Riena and her daughter make you a part of thier family when you are there. When we left a bottle of champagne in our fridge the first full day, we came home from the conference we were attending to find glasses ready for us. We were advised as to what restaurants to stay far from and which ones to go to, both of their reccomendations were outstanding. The money we saved from not going into the higher priced conference hotels was used to purchase wonderful gifts on our last morning on the street below. The Opera is right next door, and I highly recommend the two ajoining eateries for your "special nights" (They will tell you). If you want to live with the real Niceans and are not into the "spa, chandeliers and fal'de ral" " this is a good bargain. Clean and comfortable bedding, renovated new bathrooms and outstanding service

Room Tip: The ocean is viewed from a common balcony, which is a nice place to meet new friends
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

On the roof of a building on the Med Seaboard! Great views; we were given a room facing the sea, and the rooftop open area/balcony (which anyone can use). It is a few stories up so was very quiet. Great to see the sunrise over the Med and the moonlight at night. Out the back is a morning market and plenty restaurants to choose from, although they are expensive that close to the beach. Very central to walk around Nice, and is close to a bus route so you can get around easily. Bit of a dodgy lift or a few flights of stairs are your choices to get up.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Rich-Megs
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Grenoble, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

i stayed here for 3 days 2 nights. i've got a large room for 3 persons. the toilet is renovated and new (towels provided, they change it everyday). there's a small kitchenette in the room, so u can easily make ur own dishes (esp for the budget traveler), kitchen utensils n refrigerator are provided too!! but i think, it's not that expensive to get the foods near the hotel. it is just walking distance. 3 minutes from tramway n bus station, got a balcony with a SEA VIEW!!! it's just perfectly situated. the room is not that new, well because the building itself was built in 1912 i guess, but still, there's an elevator (dont worry for the heavy bags!!). the room was very clean!! the staff (i met a young woman), was very helpful n nice. So the conclusion here is, i've got such a great experience in Nice, with this hotel u'll get what u've paid!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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5 Thank Badarsila
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Property: Hotel Cresp
Address: 8 rue Saint Francois de Paule, 06300 Nice, France
Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice
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Ranked #125 of 204 Hotels in Nice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 17
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