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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Acanthe

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Hotel Acanthe
Ranked #155 of 204 Hotels in Nice
cork
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“Great location, small room no air cond”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2010

A bit claustrophobic, but decent size bathroom and reasonably clean. The location was great just in the city center and 5 minutes walk to the beach.
No car parking but there is a big underground car park nearby. We got spoiled with air conditioning in other budget hotels so boiled a little in this one and could not really keep the window wide open - city was a bit loud. Considering the prices around and the great location it was a great deal and would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2010

We wanted an affordable hotel with easy access to the Vielle Ville and to the bus to the airport. The Acanthe's location was so incredible, and the price so excellent, we were fearful that it would be a dump. Our first delightful surprise was the lovely, helpful woman who checked us in. (The people at the desk were consistently helpful.) Our 2nd surprise was the elevator - a true luxury in a budget hotel. We had read reviews complaining about bad odors, but we did not find any problem with this. Our room was not immense, but had a good sized wardrobe for our clothes, as well as a small desk and chair, a stool, and a wonderful large fan. The bathroom had everything we needed; the shower was better than most that we have experienced in budget hotels. The carpet showed signs of wear, but was clean, and there was daily housekeeping. An added bonus: the breakfast was only 5 Euros for a generous amount of coffee, tea or cocoa, orange juice (not fresh-squeezed), a croissant and a mini-baguette, plus butter and jam.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2010

Nice clean hotel in perfect location. At these rates, the best location available. 5 mins walk to beach, 5 mins walk to main square and 15 mins to train station. Small but comfortable rooms, towels changed & rooms cleaned daily. Friendly staff and 24 hour reception.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2009

I'll never get the smells out of my nose. Do not be fooled by the excellent location. This place is an odoriferous dump. Bad enough was the lobby, which smelled overpoweringly of floor cleaner. But this was nothing compared to my room, which literally reeked of old-man sweat and cigarette smoke. I mean, I've read about rooms like this in hard boiled crime novels, but I was never in one before, and as a former smoker I am not easily offended by the odor of stale tobacco. I left the window wide open when I went to dinner but in vain; the room was just as smelly when I came back two hours later, and I was quite literally reluctant even to take my clothes off. A couple of stray hairs on the bed sheets completed the picture. Ug. Rather than stay for 4 nights as planned, I checked out the next morning and went to a 4-star hotel down the street, which was infinitely nicer but only twice as expensive.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2009

we stayed at the "Acanthe" for 4 nights and were very happy to have chosen this hotel.
it is right in the city centre, just 2 mins away from the main square Massena or the Palais de la Justice. you just need about 15 mins to walk to the trainstation and the beach is also just a few minutes away.
the staff are friendly and very helpful if you need further information on sights and the like.
the rooms are small but comfortable with clean and newly renovated bathrooms. breakfast, which was included in the price, consisted of both bread and croissants for each person plus a warm drink and orange juice.
only thing we did not like was the smell, somehow the whole building's got a weird oil-odour attached, which probably comes from the lift.
but all in all we'd definetely recommend this hotel especially for people who just come for a weekend like us!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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Manchester, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2009

We stayed at the Acanthe for 3 nights, what a good find. OK so the rooms are tiny, but they have everything you want, wardrobe, desk and a large fan, which came in very useful. Again the bathroom was tiny, but there was always hot water and clean towels every day. The staff were very helpful, and spoke several languages. Itis positioned in a great location, 2/3 minutes walk to the old town, and very close to the new part of town. Miain railway station is about 20 minutes walk away. The tram service passed close by and bus station is about 5 minutes walk away. Breakfast was served in the small breakfast room. Typical French breakfast, with plenty of fresh coffee, or hot chocolate if you wanted. Some of the rooms are not en-suite, so be careful when booking. The toilets on the landings were not brilliant.
Would we stay again, yes we would.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Acanthe
Address: 2 rue Chauvain, 06000 Nice, France
Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice > Centre
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Ranked #155 of 204 Hotels in Nice
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Acanthe 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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