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Hotel Interlaken
Ranked #183 of 205 Hotels in Nice
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“DO NOT GO THERE!!!!”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

This place is disgusting. Prostitutes outside the hotel, the hotel is surrounded by seedy men in cars that try to talk to you. Even though I was with a friend I felt in DANGER.

Accross the road there are dilinquents loitering around the train station starting fights which are very loud.

The sex shop on the same road and the class of persons seen in this area makes it clear this hotel is in the red light area.

Then to the hotel. you have to walk down a steep hill to get there to a garish pink looking hotel,which looks fairly friendly. i saw an sign saying 'English Speaking' so we decided to go there. when we entered there was no one on reception so approached a very scruffy looking man who was working in the hotel. he spoke NO english. He was VERY rude, as if we were annoying him.

After using our basic French to communicate we asked to use the phone. We called our friend in another town to see if we could stay with them that night as we felt unsafe in this hotel, for which he charged us.

When we left the hotel we found we missed our last train so we had to walk though a really dodgy area of Nice to get to our friend. Horrible experience

For your own safety do NOT go here.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2012

I am 95% sure this hotel is situated above a strip club. Our room was on the floor 5 (top floor) not by choice, and we were forced to walk up five steep flights of stairs up to our room. The hotel is across from the train station which in most ways is a negative. Train stations tend to attract seedy persons, and this area is without a doubt one of the seediest areas in all of Nice. When we got to our room we realized they didn't air condition the room, and there was one outlet in the whole double room. We were woken up at 9 and then again at 10 in the morning by housekeepers knocking on our doors to try and clean our rooms.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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3 Thank Richard S
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2012

There is no way that this could be a 3-star hotel!

Staying here has been a horrible experience from the moment we walked inside. Even though the hotel is located only one street over from the train station, we had to walk through hordes of young men loitering outside to get here, and neither of us felt safe (even though my boyfriend is large and muscly). This feeling was confirmed when a fight broke out across the street. The location seems rather dodgy, and there seems to be a "gentleman's club" in the basement level of the hotel, based on signs outside.

Our room was on the top floor and was miniscule; even though our room looked like one of the larger ones on the floor plan, there was just enough room to side-step down either side of the bed. There was not even enough room to leave our suitcases open on the floor. The bathroom is a little roomier, but the shower hose does not have anywhere to connect it to the wall. The towels provided were tiny (hand-towel size) and dirty! Also, there were mosquitos in our room when we arrived and one of the powerpoints was hanging off the wall. You can also hear a lot of noise from the corridor, other rooms and the street (especially when the window is open - and being a small room, it gets very stuffy and there is no AC). There is free wi-fi... but it never worked for us on the entire top floor. We had to go down to the reception area to be able to use it.

Most employees we have encountered do not speak a shred of English, even though there is a large sign at reception stating "We speak English". The only people who do seem to speak a little English are the owners (or who I presume to be the owners), who are there in the morning with their two cute dogs. They make an attempt to be polite and friendly while serving breakfast. However, I strongly recommend that you do not pay for breakfast! We paid an extra 12 euro per night in our booking for breakfast, and it consisted of only a bread basket, a criossant each and juice or coffee/tea.

I definitely would not stay here again. There are plenty of other two- and three-star hotels just down the road that are in a much better location and look so much nicer than this one.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank sara_mynx
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2012

Hotel Interlaken was good I just didn't like the lasting impression from them when I asked for a late check out... I understand they have other guests arriving but it was only checking out at 12pm, If other hotels can do it why cant they?? room was a fairly good size and well kept, some staff and the cleaners were lovely. O asked to leave my small hand bag and they seemed to have caused a small ruckus surely most hotels have a place to leave your bags behind ? anyway overall was okay/average.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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3 Thank Ema A
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2012

When we arrived at nice station late at night we were relieved to see the hotel lit up right across the road! however we were a bit daunted when there were youths hanging around on the steps we had to walk down to get to street level and even more daunted to see signd for a strip club below the hotel....however this was never open when we were there. Staff weren't the friendliest...but dont expect highest quality of friendliness from the french lol! the room was colourful and adequate - bathroom small but clean! had a fan which was needed because it was warm! free wifi was a bonus! location wise it was only 5 mins from the tram which is only a 3 min ride to the sea front! good value for a cheap but not as cheap as a hostel base to explore nice!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Elle S
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Christchurch
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2011

We stayed for a long weekend and the Hotel was Ideally situated near buses and the train Station so we could easily explore the Cote d'Azur and walking distance to everything else in Nice.
It has all the basic amenities and some lovely decorations that really brighten up the hotel and make it fun.
Staff were very friendly and helpful.
We will be staying again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank PAD1968
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Property: Hotel Interlaken
Address: 26 avenue Durante, 06000 Nice, France
Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice > Thiers / Train Station
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Ranked #183 of 205 Hotels in Nice
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Interlaken 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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