Do not expect to stay in a 4 star hotel, as stated on Expedia, while at the Hi Hotel in Nice. The hotel room we were given from an Expedia package was so small that an ironing board would not fit in the room. When asked for what we reserved, a king bed, we were told that we could upgrade but for an additional 50 euro a night. Because we could not stay in the cruise ship sized room for another night we upgraded to the larger room at the extra cost.
The next room was larger but not to our liking. Where the Hi Hotel is trying to be trendy they are missing on conveniences most travelers, outside of hostel-goers, would expect. For instance, the television did not have a remote rather a highly confusing AV styled unit on the wall, the room did not have a shower just a bath, and the toilet area had no privacy (clear glass).
The hotel is convenient to most restaurants and bars and is 4 blocks from the beach, of which you have to pay for if you want to go to the Hi Beach. The front desk staff is very nice, to me though. I did witness an exchange between a front desk staffer and a guest where the front desk rudely informed the guest that "she was not the queen of this hotel," and that was after he hung up on her when she was complaining her in-room hair dryer was broken.
The housekeeping staff did an excellent job and should be commended on their quality work.
In summary, the hotel is way too expensive for what you get. Don't get pulled in by their trendiness and the unique look of their hotel. You will be inconvenienced and feel robbed by the money you are paying.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Design boutique hotel and ecologic in the heart of Nice with a private beach and spa designed by an ex Philippe Starck's partner: matali crasset had imagined a modern hotel.This beautiful premise of 38 rooms benefits of a special localization, 200 meters from the promenade des anglais and HI BeachHI was designed by matali crasset and differs from their nine concepts, which arebased on a specific organization of a given area to be lived in and experienced.Beyond decorative themes, these configurations provide an alternative to your everyday codified areas.HI is also concerned about well being and with a strong commitment to ecological values, in relation with today's engagement to protect the planet. Our premises propose original benefits as well.The happy bar is at the heart of the hotel. It is formed around a suspended<< nacelle>>, massive yet light. The << nacelle>> comes to life with the presence of lives of eclectic music and video screenings. Our restaurant, the organic canteen, offers organic products, it is a restaurant where you eat healthy and simple cooked dishes in a playful way, vegetarian plates available or diet snacks in the patio garden, real cocoon surrounded by plants organic breakfasts and brunches.In evening, at sushi bar, you can appreciate the original creations of our Japanese chef kazuomi ota: selection of original sushi, typical starters, green tea matcha desserts and sake bar.Between meals, you can relax in our Spa Hi body by REN (clean bio active skincare), which is directed its well-being space towards relaxation and massage.Hi proposes two annexes as well.The Hi business proposes a new and contemporary work environnement inventing a new way to meet and work for your seminar.Our beach, the Hi beach, which is based on an innovative concept thatreconciles the simplicity of the pleasure of the beach and the seaside. It developsa new logic of spaces : a beach where each beach of us will find their own rhythm and well-being. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hi Hotel Eco Spa And Beach
- Hi Hotel Eco Beach
- Hi Hotel Nice