I stayed at this hotel with my daughter for seven nights at the end of July. We flew to Nice from Heathrow and caught bus 98 to Le Port stop (6 Euros each). The bus station is located to the left of the airport as you leave it. On arrival we found the staff friendly and helpful and they all had good English. The room was clean, the beds were extremely comfortable and good blackout curtains. Our room was at the back of the building on the 5th floor so lovely and quiet. The air con was effective in the sweltering temperatures, though too noisy to leave on at night. There was a TV but we could only get BBC World News, CNN and NHK? News. As previously mentioned the amount of hanging/storage space is restricted but having read this on many reviews, we were prepared for this. We would advise getting to breakfast as early as possible as space is limited. The food choice was good (especially the fresh orange juice) but some of the hot drinks machines are painfully slow causing queues where the fruit salad/cheese/ham were located. The bathroom was large and clean, and there was plenty of hot water any time of day. There were clean towels daily if required. There were small containers of combined shower gel/shampoo and a small wrapped bar of soap on the basin. After breakfast, tea bags, decaffinated coffee, sugar and milk sachets were put out for guests to use. There was also a kettle but we took a small travelling kettle so we made drinks in our room.
There were two good supermarkets a couple of minutes away (Spar and Dia) where we stocked up with water and bought crisps, grapes, cereal bars, salad etc for some of our lunches.
We went to Monaco on bus 100 (which got really full) and returned on the train. On arrival we headed to the Palace to see the changing of the guard and then noticed a hop-on hop-off bus so we got on it and went all round including Monte Carlo. We visited the Oceanographic Museum then went back on the bus to Monte Carlo to take pictures of the casino and visit the shopping centre. We took the train to Cannes both ways and took the little tourist train around, so we could see the main areas. Lastly we got the train to Ventimiglia just across the border into Italy, which we would recommend for a day trip but this is not a highly developed tourist resort. I didn't see any postcards to send back home!
Nice is a beautiful city, the second most popular in France after Paris. However be warned, it is extremely hot and humid in July - we think it was about 35 degrees during the day. It is expensive but we found the restaurants on the right hand side of the port (round the corner from Castle Hill) were cheaper and had set meals. We also bought crisps, grapes, cereal bars, salad etc for some of our lunches.
We'd like to go back when the daytime temperatures are cooler!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the harbor, 5 minutes walk from the Convention Centre and historic Nice, just 200 m from the Promenade des Anglais, the hotel features 114 entirely renovated, spacious air conditioned rooms as well as secure pay parking. 30 minutes from the Nice Arenas airport, 20 km from Monaco and the Italian border, it makes for an ideal place to stay whether on business or leisure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- All Seasons Nice Vieux Port Hotel Nice
- Nice All Seasons