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“Disappointing, poor quality all round.” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Adagio Access Nice Acropolis
Ranked #139 of 204 Hotels in Nice
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Disappointing, poor quality all round.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

My wife and I stayed in room number 223 for seven nights in August 2012. We had booked a double superior studio room at a rate of £80 GBP per night via booking.com and were disappointed to see the hotel take £45 extra out of my bank account, they blamed this on the exchange rate and wouldnt refund this.

Upon arrival, the reception area is very small and if there is four or so people there with cases and bags, you can expect to que outside of the front door. When we got to our room, the sense of disapointment set in as the room was much smaller than the promotional photographs portray. There were two dead bugs swatted on the white walls, there was no mirror apart from a small head mirror above the sink in the bathroom. There was no hairdryer in the room, so I went to the reception to request one, for a 120 bedroom hotel, the receptionist informed me there was only 6 hairdryers for all the guests to share, we were lucky to get one. However, the one we used was hopeless as the thermostat constantly switched itself off after 5 seconds and we had to wait 60 seconds for it to switch back on.

The TV was a pathetic 15 inch screen on the wall, with no channels of interest to watch, certainly no english language channels. The kitchennete had a microwave, a fridge, a sink and a coffee machine...but no kettle or toaster. So the only benefit for us was using the fridge to keep drinks cool.

Two built in wardrobes had 8 coathangers between them and no drawers at all, so we lived out of our suitcases for the week. The bathroom was small with a shower over the bath, however the shower was attached to the wall at knee height for a reason I sincerely cannot fathom. When I asked the receptionist what made the room superior, she said it was purely the fact it had a bath.....which we never used, who would in 35 degree heat.

Now the housekeeping situation is an absolute mystery. If you stay for three nights, the room is cleaned every day, if you stay between 4 and 8 nights, the room doesnt get cleaned at all, no new towels, no clean bed linen. no new toilet rolls, no floor mopped and no bins emptied.
However you can pay fifteen euros to get the room cleaned or five euros for new towels. There is a bin area on the ground floor if you want to empty your bins yourself, so occasionaly we saw guests walking the corridors or in the lift carrying bags of rubbish around.

Now the bathroom has no ventilation as it is on the inside of the room, therefore the room smelt dank and musty and the shower curtain had mould on the bottom of it. The lift which people have spoke of in many reviews is extremely slow and we used the stair well more often than not. Regarding the staff, the female reception staff seemed pleasant enough although the male night staff were ignorant and unhelpful.

Our room did have a balcony, although it is extremely small and would struggle to house a single chair ,it has a great big fan/extractor like contraption on it blowing hot air all over the balcony, therefore rendering the balcony useless.

The much talked about pool on the roof is probably the most disappointing feature after the rooms, it is approximately 8 foot by 20 foot long, and has a pool side area just about big enough for 4 or 5 people to put a towel down to sunbathe. No furniture at all, so dont be fooled by the photograph.

If we had payed say £50 a night, I would have thought that was an adequate and appropriate price to pay, but to charge £80 seems a liberty even if we did go in the peak of summer.

We didnt have a car, but there was a constant sign on the reception desk saying 'car park full'.

As this is a fair and balanced review and not a witch hunt, I'll now mention the best parts of this hotel. We were extremely pleased to see the room had good working airconditioning system which we had on non stop, if not for that, I dont think we could have survived.

The location of the hotel is fine, 2 minutes walk to the old town with all of its bars and restaurants, 2 minutes walk to a tram stop, but all of these reviews which say the beach is a 10-15 minute walk away, dont believe it, it took a good 30 minute gentle stroll for us, at best.

Now when you check in, the receptionist gives you a piece of papar with a wifi password and username on it. The wifi was easy to use and the strength if signal was good, good enough to browse the internet but not to watch videos or download anything. We had two fones and a laptop connected to it.

The best feature of the room was the bed, a nice double sized memory foam mattress greeted us every night, we had feared we would get two single beds pushed together with a double sheet on top. Room 223 also faces the rear of the hotel so it was quiet, and not facing the main road.

So there you have our honest review of the hotels best bits and faults. Do yourself a favour though, they dont deserve your money, keep on searching and get somewhere else, unless you can haggle them down to £50 per night tops!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

Kitchen, small and basic. Realised that we didnt have simple things like salt/sugar/cooking oil.
Contrary to other reviews, there was washing up liquid and a sponge.
Bathroom smelt of mould and shower curtain was broken. Included toiletries - bar of soap, a shampoo/shower gel. No hairdryer, we we brought our own.
Bedroom was clean, but found out there was no room cleaning and we stayed for 5 nights. New towels were an extra charge. Had to get extra toilet rolls and shower gel and soap from reception.

Night time receptionist was not helpful as we asked him if there was a shower room for us to use after we checked out, he said no. But we found out that there was one on our last day.

Location of the hotel was ok, it was closer to Old Nice (were all the best restaurants are).
Hotel pool was a bit of a joke. Very very small, and there was hardly any room for sunbathing.

I guess its what you pay for, but i would not recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kenye-east
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The room was quite nice, the furniture seemed quite new, the kitchenette was useful for breakfasts and snacks. Everything was clean. But the bathroom was tiny and a bit smelly.

The pool on the roof was a very nice plus, open from 9am to 8pm. My only regret was that it doesn't remain open later, the evenings are warm in Nice, it would be nice to go there after a long day out.

The location is quite good: very close to all kind of shops/restaurants, 5 minutes walk to Place Garibaldi and Vieux Nice, 15 minutes walk to the beach, 10 minutes walk to the huge supermarket Nice TNL and 15 minutes walk to TER train station Nice-Riquier (local trains to visit Villefranche-sur-Mer, Antibes, etc.; the main train station is further away)

Daily cleaning is not included in the price (at least for short stays), so towels are not changed and you have to ask for more toilet paper (but you don't have to clean before departure contrary to some other studio hotels in Nice).

Staff was a bit annoying, several times wanting to check things in the room (they were coming back when we were away) and even once entering without knocking at all!

Good value for money overall, but small details don't make it a great hotel.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

Great place to stay. Close enough to the main sites to walk and the bus from the train station was right across the street.

The room was large and clean with a kitchenette (came in handy). Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jdanh
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

We were very satisfied with the room for the price that we had paid. The room was quite big but the bathroom was tiny. We had a good nights sleep, so no complaints there. We are very fond of walking and so walked into the center of town and to the beach with minimal effort. Many places to eat near by. The little kitchen area was very handy to have, we could make coffee and heat something in microwave if needed. The only downside for us was that we had to lug our suitcases pretty far when we climbed off the train, maybe we got off at the wrong station but we really did walk very far with our heavy suitcases.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RoxiSalm
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

This is a great deal for a reasonable sized room. My boyfriend and I shared a delux studio for 6 nights. The bed was comfy and air conditioned which was nice. The location is great and easy to find. Close to transit and the beach:) However, the staff at this hotel are some of the worst I have ever seen. They even refused to call us a cab one night. They also had the pool closed for no reason and wouldn't make change for the bus... I am talking like breaking a 5 here. Anyways the price is right and the rooms are fine, just do not expect any help from the staff.

ONE other point. If you are staying for longer than 4 days they will NOT clean your room. We had to pay 15euros extra for clean towels half way through the trip.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LKCanada6553
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Property: Adagio Access Nice Acropolis
Address: 42 boulevard Risso, 06300 Nice, France (Formerly Citea Nice Acropolis)
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Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice > Port
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #139 of 204 Hotels in Nice
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Hotel Class:2 star — Adagio Access Nice Acropolis 2*
Number of rooms: 121
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