We stayed here for one night after having spent three nights in Monte Carlo and this was probably the very wrong way to do it.
The hotel itself is easy to find; you can either walk from the railways station (back to the station, turn left to the road, turn right and follow right down to the covered bridge, the hotel is on the road on your left) or take the tram and get off at the stop where the covered bridge is, and its down the road to your left. The only issue is the entrance; while you would walk past it and not know (the entrance is on a corner and you have to go up two flights of stairs before you get to reception), if you have large heavy suitcases like we did it is almost impossible to get them up the steps as there is no lift up to reception!! That said, the receptionist did kindly come down and carry out bag up, but if he had not it would have been very hard to do.
The hotel is rather run down - carpets need replacing, walls need painting and they certainly need a bigger lift!! The small lift seems to be common in all the french hotels I have stayed it - it will only fit one of you and a suitcase in and it's very slow.
Rooms are much to be desired....the room smelled of damp and it was dark and dingy. We had to keep the window open to try and get air to it. The bedding looked old and rather dirty, the furniture was very old and riddled with woodworm, and the carpet was almost threadbare. It's the first time in a hotel room I felt dirty in. The bathroom was extremely small, however to be fair this was clean and probably the most modern part of it. Make sure your door is locked - it's a key (old school) as opposed to a key card and when we thought ours was locked it wasn't always. hall ways to the room are also very narrow so be careful.
The breakfast room is small but adequate. Its self service, and rather expensive for the quality and what you get I think. Nevertheless it does what it says on the tin - continental breakfast although not much to choose from.
All in all the staff were nice, but I wouldn't ever be staying at this hotel again. We did it 'on the cheap' and 'just for a night' and I wont be doing it again I am afraid. The location is good, as it's only a stones throw away from the promenade des anglais, but I'm afraid the dirty rooms and state of the hotel could not make up for the location or the supposed cheaper cost (NB...it was only 50 euros extra to stay another night in our 4* hotel in monaco...I regret not doing this in hindsight...while you can't possibly compare the two I understand, the fact is this hotel was not worth the price).
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