Location: Less than 200 meters from Promenade des Anglais, 10 mins to Place Massena
Hotel: Small building tucked in a lane, joined to other properties on the sides
Room: Big, well lit, big bathroom
Positives: Location, big room/bathroom, helpful staff, parking available, free internet
Negatives: noisy airconditioner, no system of multiple room cards
Ranking at time of writing: #18 of 213
This is one hotel regarding I was confused between 3 or 4 stars. The location is fantastic for the price. You can't get anything better. Less than 200m away from the beach (no view of the sea though), close to a plethora of restaurants. The reception is manned 24 hours and the staff is very helpful. They serve breakfast (extras) near the lobby. Parking is in a sheltered garage next door.
The room is quite big with a balcony, which unfortunately was not in the best of shape - dirty and had no view as there were trees around. There's a cupboard to store clothes, a locker affixed into the wall, a table, chair, enough room to walk around. The bathroom is big with a clothes heater and a shower + bathtub. They had free internet (apparently only for a short time as the new wifi network was patchy and hence they didn't want to charge for substandard services)
The downsides - the aircon in our room would vibrate very very loudly at the highest fan setting. What put me off is that the staff was very much aware of that!!! It was very annoying as the room wouldn't cool at a medium fan setting and one couldn't sleep at the higher fan setting. We were there on the Bastille Day weekend and hence no chance of having that fixed. The other downer was the card system. They could only issue 1 card per room, so if one of the occupants needs to go out whilst the other stays in to sleep, you are in trouble. And when we did a bit of an adjustment for the 2nd card, the card just wouldn't work. Nearly 1am at night, I couldn't enter the room, nor could I wake my wife up. Finally after going to the reception twice to reset the card, the receptionist had to come up and open the room with his master key.
Had it not been for these two issues, I would've certainly given a 4 start to this place, may be even a 5.
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