We travel quite frequently and stay in various standards of hotels. This is the first time we are very let down by reviews on trip advisor and misleading photos.
We chose this hotel for my husband's 50th birthday. It basically ruined all the joy of our holiday.
First of all, yes staff is friendly enough and the location is fine. However these are NOT enough for a pleasant stay.
This hotel is shockingly overpriced for what it is.
The rooms are tiny, horribly furnished with dirty, cheap and flimsy furniture. There is only a little, shabby window facing a wall. Room walls are covered with some hideous fabric which is torn in some places.
Paper (!!!) bedside lamps are broken and hang over your head when you lay down in bed.
Bathroom (without a fan) stinks and ammenities are broken. Shower is tiny and full of mould.
There is not enough storage for putting your luggage in.
The carpet is VERY stained and the whole room is covered with dust.
Hotel corridors have awful, dirty carpet and hideous wall decorations. It is dingy and depressing!
The hotel terrace they talk about is just big enough for 2 people to sit next to each other.
Do you get the picture? I promise we are not over fussy or mean people, it is just that bad! Please take time to see the actual pictures.
I have been in many hotels in even lower ranking however never seen such disgrace! We didn't expect squeaky clean marble bathroom or super modern furniture however we expected some simple hygiene rules!
Also I should mention this room is classified as a "Superior Double"!! We talked to the receptionist to find out what possibly this room was superior to, we were told it is superior because it is on the first floor!! What a criteria!
We even thought of losing all the money we paid and tried to find another hotel during our stay because it was a special occasion for us, however told it was not possible.
The worst bit of all, the room is located right above a garbage, where industrial size of rubish is dumped all though the night which is very noisy. We were attacked by many mosquitos obviously love hanging around in this filthy environment.
For the prices they charge people to stay in this dump, they can surely afford to paint this place, give people some basics such as clean curtains, fresh carpets and working bed side lights.
Do not fall for the misleading pictures. It is a big waste of your hard earned money. I should also add the sad looking hotel breakfast which they charge 12 euro for! I think these people lost the connection with reality.
We felt so uncomfortable that we wanted to cut our holiday short and go back home. I am speechless about how they got rated 3 stars but it is a big shame...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel where you will be staying during your visit to Nice is conveniently located, din the historic section of Old Nice, between Place Masséna and Place Garibaldi, bordering the Promenade du Paillon, which stretches as far as the beaches, and within walking distance from the various points of interest in the heart of town. Crowned by the Saint-François Tower (built in the 18th century to provide a steeple to the Franciscan monastery, then in the 19th-c., the City of Nice added a clock, now the tallest building in the city), Hôtel Villa La Tour is a charming spot with a stunning intimate setting designed to make you feel right at home. At Villa La Tour, you'll meet lovers, businessmen, athletes and actors, all here to seek out the charms of Southern France and Old Nice, the nearby seaside, nature, shops, outstanding restaurants, Theatres, Opera Convention venues (Acropolis), des museums (MAMAC, Chagall, Matisse and more). Here, you're at the centre of it all! This cosy boutique hotel has only 17 guestrooms, which are often full, so it is indispensable to book as early as possible. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Tour
- La Tour Hotel