Some friends and I decided to attend the Monaco Formula 1 race at the end of May this year. Since I have been to the Cote d'Azur area on earlier visits and prior races, I was tasked to arrange our hotel, race tickets, etc. I expected hotel room availablity to be tight and expensive during the Grand Prix week/weekend.
About 2 months prior to our stay, I found 3 rooms for six adults at Hotel Oasis, and at a reasonable rate (approx US$1300/room for 5 night stay, Thu-Tue). Location is 2 blocks to the Nice train station, with easy access to Monaco (to the east) and Cannes (to the west). Also, airport bus #99 stops in front of the train station. We were also within walking distance to the English Promenade and Place Massena.
Hotel is set back from Rue Gounod, so street noise is not an issue. Parking is available at extra cost (convenient and safe for those doing European Delivery, or renting a car). Car is parked off-street and the driveway is gated at night. (11pm, I think) Late night guests are buzzed in by the front desk clerk.
Rooms are clean and minimal, but euro-sized, i.e. petite and cozy. We did not totally unpack our rollaboards, as closet space was minimal. TV is tiny with limited channels. WiFi is extra cost with good service. But this is the south of France, and you should be out and about anyway.
Light breakfast was included in our rate, with a good selection of hot/cold items, coffee, juices, etc. Weather was nice so we had breakfast alfresco in the courtyard. Only on our 5th morning did we have breakfast inside due to weather.
I would recommend this hotel to friends/relatives on a budget, want to be close to the train station, and be walking distance to the Promenade/beach, old town, and Place Massena. Those who want more than basic hotel services, or a deluxe stay experience will have to look further and pay more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the centre of Nice on a quiet lane the L'Oasis Hotel offers an ideal base for guests looking to explore. This facade of terracotta, green wooden shutters and some wrought iron balconies adds to the ambiance and tranquility of this hotel. This hotel is only 500m from the popular Promenade Des Anglais and the beach, while the elegant arcade Place Massena, with its sparkling fountain, gardens is a mere 800m walk away. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Agoda and Despegar.com so you can book your Hotel Oasis reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Oasis Hotel Nice