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Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee
Ranked #2 of 204 Hotels in Nice
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Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

Please note that this review is ONLY about the casino, not the hotel. The hotel seemed nice and it's probably a good place to stay at.

Dealers dealing too fast and makes decisions for gamblers, wether to stop or split in Black Jack. Shabby red wine. Old people and slot machines. If you are even remotely interested in gambling take buss 100 to Monaco and visit the Monte Carlo Casino instead! A proper casino.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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4  Thank JohanMork
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Ecommerce M, Marketing coordinator at Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2012

Dear Guest,

We thank you for your review but the hotel and the casino are two different entities: indeed, the hotel is the property of the group Concorde Hotels and Resorts whereas the management of the casino depends on the group Partouche.

We hope we will get the chance to welcome you at the Hotel Palais de la Mediterranee for your future stay in Nice.

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

my wife and i stayed here on october for 3 nights.
we took the executive room which was nice but the city view was a little disappointment. we stayed at the 6 floor (out of 9 or ten) and i attached a view photo.i didn't like it too much.
the breakfast was great and it's very nice to eat and have the sea near by.
overall, it's a very nice hotel and we'll come back.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank yossixp
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Ecommerce M, Marketing coordinator at Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2012

Dear Guest,

We thank you for your review on TripAdvisor, following to your stay in our property. We are absolutely sorry to learn that the city view from your executive city view room does not answer to your expectations: our rooms are located from the 4th to the 9th floor, the view on our patio and the city of Nice depending on the floor. We invite you to discover our sea view rooms for your future stay and hope you will love this view.

Concerning the breakfast, indeed, it is very nice to take the breakfast on our terrace with sea view.

We hope we will get the chance to welcome you for your future stay at the Palais de la Mediterranee.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

I recently stayed for 5 days and was truly impressed with the quality of the room and the view of the mediterranean. Upon arrival, they automatically upgraded us from partial sea to full sea view. Furthermore, by mistake we parked in an underground residential garage thinking it was the hotel's upon our arrival, and could not get the car out. With prompt attention, the front desk and valet took the keys and arranged getting the car out of the locked parking garage, and brought up all of our luggage with 30 minutes. The concierge was attentive and helped me plan a super itienerary for all my days, always in touch and fine tuning the program as needed. The location is good too. We walked to old town daily, and we enjoyed the beach club across from the hotel. I would definitely return one day, even if it was to take in the scent of the beautiful blooming flowers in the lobby. Best smell ever.

Room Tip: partial view vs. full sea view are all good rooms. If they do not upgrade you for the same rate, it...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank anita3566
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Ecommerce M, Marketing coordinator at Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2012

Dear Guest,

We thank you for the time you took to express your satisfaction concerning your stay at the Palais de la Mediterranee on TripAdvisor.

It was a real pleasure to welcome you and we are very pleased to know that we answered to your expectations especially in terms of service. We will share you review with all of our team members, our Concierges, valets and front desk.

We hope to welcome you for your future stay in Nice, the occasion to discover the new floral and perfumed creations in our lobby!

Many thanks and best regards,

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Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

We have just spent 3 nights at the Palais de Mediterranean and had a great short break with fantastic October weather.
The hotel is in a prestige position within walking distance of the Old Town and our room overlooked the sea
The room was very comfortable with a sunny balcony and luxury bathroom all up to a good standard

My slight disappointment was the breakfast service which was disorganised on the first morning (but did improve on the other 2 days) The breakfast food buffet was very good quality but could have been displayed much better as you could miss what was on offer. I loved the apple cake but only spotted it after my husband pointed it out.
My other disappointment was the size and arrangement of the swimming pool it was quite small and had strange changing /showering arrangements I therefore only used it once.

However despite the two niggles we found the staff helpful and friendly ,the hotel comfortable and in a fantastic position to enjoy Nice .
I particularly enjoyed eating breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Bay of Angels
A very memorable start to the day.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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1  Thank Lizzyfa
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Ecommerce M, Marketing coordinator at Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2012

Dear Guest,

We thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor concerning your stay at the Palais de la Mediterranee, and more especially for your recommendation concerning our perfect location and the comfort our rooms.

We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with the service of the breakfast on the first day. We watch permanently the improvement of our quality of service. Indeed, in this very sunny October, taking the breakfast on our sea view terrace is a memorable moment.

Concerning our indoor and outdoor swimming pool heated all year long with 20m in its largest diagonal, it is from far the largest on the Promenade des Anglais, with a very orginial shape and located at the third floor of our property.

We hope we will get the chance to welcome you for your future stay at the Palais de la Mediterranee.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

First off, hotels in Nice are expensive. My wife and I stayed 7 nights in Nice recently and tried the "budget" route the first 3 nights. That first hotel was ranked #20 on TA at the time and it was not a good fit for us. (see my other reviews for a description of our experiences there). We opted to splurge a bit on the Palace for the last 4 nights and were much happier in this hotel.

Background: Married couple with no kids who have traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Caribbean, and North America. We typically stay in 4* hotels in US and utilize discounts, frequent flyer programs, etc. We are budget conscious but do splurge once in a while.

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Location (*****) - If you are looking for a hotel on the Promenade this is an ideal choice. Located mere feet from the ocean and a short 5 minute walk down to the Old Town or Place Messina, it's also centrally located enough to not need the buses or taxis except for airport, train, or the museums.

Facilities (*****) - Inside the hotel is a fitness facility, indoor/outdoor pool, sauna, valet parking, concierge, restaurant/bar. It's got pretty much all the trappings you'd expect from a nice hotel and they are all renovated and in good repair.

Rooms (*****) / (****) - We spent the first 3 nights in a deluxe room and the final night in a Superior room. The 5* rating applies to the deluxe room and the 4* to the superior room. The bed linens were much nicer in the deluxe room and I enjoyed the night's sleep quite a bit more in that room. The superior room wasn't bad was just a notch below the deluxe (also about 100 Euro less).

Bathroom (*****) (****) - Again, deluxe gets the 5* due to a larger shower with multiple jets, a slightly larger bathtub, and dual sinks. The superior had a separate shower, bath, and the toilet was in a room separate from the rest of the bath, which I always prefer.

View (*****) - The views of both rooms were great. We had sea views from both rooms and they both overlooked the pool. The hotel is built basically like a horseshoe with the rooms clustered around a centrally located terrace/pool combo. It's a nice layout.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the Palace and thought it was an ideal spot to spend 4 nights in Nice. Keep in mind: You get what you pay for. This is a nice place, they demand top $ for their rooms, but they do provide excellent service for your money.

If ever in NIce, France again I would not hesitate to stay here for the trip.

Travel tips:
-- Signed up on their website for the Concord membership and we received free breakfast each night of our stay (typically 30 EUR/pp). If you don't get the breakfast for free, opt out of it and save your money.

-- Parking is available in the garage located directly behind the hotel (Rue de France). It's about 25 EUR a day as far as I could tell since it wasn't clearly marked.

-- Restaurants in this area are not the best and seem to be tailored to tourists. Stick to breakfast/lunch around the hotel and take the short 5 minute walk to Old Town for the best meals.

-- The beach club that is directly in front of the hotel is not recommended. Overpriced and not worth the money you spend there.

Room Tip: If money is not a concern opt for the deluxe rooms or the suites (really expensive). They are worth...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Frank S
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Ecommerce M, Marketing coordinator at Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2012

Dear Guest,

We thank you for your valuable feedback following to your stay in our property on TripAdvisor and for your recommendation. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay, our perfect location, services and facilities.

That was a real pleasure to welcome you and we hope we will get the chance to welcome you for your future stay in Nice, France.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

This is a fabulous hotel- full of luxury.
We stayed in a superior room that was just lovely... Great facilities- amazing pool, gym and EXCELLENT buffet breakfast, better than any we've come across!
We had a mix-up with the booking to begin with but were assisted by the very helpful Kay at reception, who deserves a special mention. Very expensive but worth it for the facilities an location....
If you are thinking about this hotel- do it!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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1  Thank Emmamcdons
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Ecommerce M, Marketing coordinator at Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2012

Dear Guest,

We thank you for your time and written review on TripAdvisor. That was a real pleasure to welcome you and we are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay in our property.

Indeed, our breakfast buffet is the best way to start your day at the Palais de la Mediterranee, especially if you can take your breakfast on our sea view Terrace. We will share your feedback with all of our team members, and especially with Kay our receptionnist.

We trully thank you for your recommendation and hope to welcome you for your future stay on the French Riviera.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

While I understand that check-in is at 3:00 and they cannot guarantee any rooms for guests who arrive before then, this one star is for the poor attitude of the staff.

We arrived around ten in the morning due to an early and unchangeable flight. They charged our credit cards and signed us in, but as the rooms were not yet available, we left our baggage at the desk and went out for breakfast and a stroll. We returned to the hotel at 11:30 and proceeded to wait in the lobby.

I was with my 60-year-old parents, older brother, and 5 1/2 months pregnant sister-in-law and we just sat, virtually ignored by the hotel staff who neither inquired after us or paid us any attention.

I approached the desk once around noon and was told that one of our rooms had been checked-out of by the previous guests and was already in the process of being cleaned.

I went back again a full hour later, and I said, "I know that our rooms aren't ready yet, but I was hoping I could get an approximate time? My sister-in-law is pregnant and very uncomfortable on the lobby couches."

The two women behind the counter proceeded to be exceedingly unhelpful, borderlining on rude. One even said rather curtly, "We see you sitting there. No, we haven't forgotten you." And "No, we can't give you an exact time." Which wasn't what I was even asking, as I just wanted an approximation.

Given that this is a "5 star" hotel, I definitely expected better service, better attitudes, and a little more accommodation for pregnant and older guests.

So, one star, for your lack of consideration.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Ecommerce M, Marketing coordinator at Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2012

Dear Guest,

We truly thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us. We are absolutely sorry to learn that we did not answer to your expectations during your stay. Indeed, the availability of the rooms is guaranteed from 15.00, we do our best so that you can have access to your rooms as soon as possible. Our Desk pay attention with the Housekeeping to the preparation of your rooms.
Then, following to researches with our Front Office Manager, the first room was ready and given to you at 14:02, the second one at 14:24. Our receptionist Alina watched to reassure you and informed you about an approximate time.
We perfectly understand that your situation was not very comfortable. To watch your satisfaction and well-being, we gracefully upgraded you in a partial sea view room. We hope this compensation demonstrates you in which measure we grant the biggest importance for your consideration.

It will be a pleasure to welcome you for your future stay at the Palais de la Mediterranee.

Best regards,

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Address: 13 Promenade des Anglais, 06000 Nice, France
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Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Nice
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#2 Green Hotel in Nice
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nice
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Price Range: $182 - $494 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee 5*
Number of rooms: 187
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