We ended our 10 day European trip here and spent 3 nights. First of all, follow the hotel's instructions (that we later read after we unpacked in the room) that if you drive in from the A8, do not take the Roquebrune-Cap Martin exit but go down to the Menton exit. Major fail on our part. Scenic but 45 minutes of windy roads versus a straight shot in 10 minutes from the Menton exit! Hotel faces the beach and has a cute patio in the front of the hotel where you can sit and read/drink/eat. The front of the hotel opens up to the outside (which I thought was a great design). Check-in and check-out (for us, at 4am) was quick and easy and every person we spoke to at the front desk knew English extremely well and everyone was very friendly and helpful. A shout out to Celine who spent the better half of 10 minutes on hold for us with our rent car company trying to help us figure out what to do with our car at the airport. Room was very spacious and well designed. We had a backfacing room so the view wasn't much other than you could see the mountains. Very comfortable bed and the layout of the room was perfect. The bathroom was good sized with the toilet in a different room for itself. The shower was interesting in that the shower door only partially covered the bathtub (probably should be a sliding door set up rather than a swinging door) and that if the shower head was higher than the door, you could turn on the shower, and if the head was facing outward, accidentally spray anyone that was standing at the doorway of the bathroom (which happened to us and I was not the one getting in the shower at that point!). The room was very quiet - I know the hotel was booked to capacity but I never heard anyone in the hallway or next door. The WiFi didn't work on the first day and half at all - which meant their desktop computer didn't either - despite being told it was fixed - and then when we went next door to eat at the restaurant, I was sitting up against the wall attached to the hotel and all of the sudden it connected (don't know if it was fluke or not) but then I never had any problems after that. We did have a rent car and lucked out that most of the time, we got a parking spot on the street right across from the hotel. One night we had to park about 3 blocks away in the residential neighborhood but free was better than paying, which I know the first night, the hotel did have one available spot left. The hotel is in a good location to walk to Menton and several restaurants. Also, it's semi-close (definitely walking distance but about 10 blocks) from the bus that will take you to Monaco or Nice. Side note - We took the bus into Monaco on a Saturday afternoon (the #100/#110) but just beware that we assumed the bus returning toward Menton would pick up in the same spot it dropped us in Monaco but it didn't (we couldn't find it either) so we had to take a cab back to the hotel (note - 40Euro from Monte Carlo Casino to front of hotel). Hotel is an excellent homebase if you want to explore between Monaco and Italy. We backtracked to St. Tropez/Cannes area one day and I was a little surprised how far we drove to backtrack on the A8 (guide books made it sound like it wasn't that far) so only plan to stay in this area (at this hotel for sure!) if you plan to stay around Monaco, Menton, or drive into Italy. Great value for what you get and the view and being that close to the water add value for sure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the Mediterranean, a stone’s throw from the sea shore, and with panoramic views from the Cap Martin to Italy, the Victoria Hotel welcomes you with its relaxed and friendly charm.Fully renovated in 2011, the Victoria Hotel, in contemporary elegant comfort, is perfectly suited to those who seek quality without ostentation on the French Riviera.Ideally situated to discover the cultural heritage and activities of Roquebrune Cap Martin, Menton and its surrounding area. ... more less
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