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..Monte Carlo is like the heaven for cars. I've seen all my favorite cars there, and found some new ones. It was crazy. All the casinos, in which they didn't let us get in to, cause we are minors..But it's cool, we didn't have intention to spend money on gambling. We saw so many incredible cars, whose tires were more expensive than our lives, so ...
... Italy, and Russia (that we can identify), plus the occasional American as well as many French. The beaches are sandy and the water is the deep blue of the Mediterranean.We had dinner at La Creperie on a pedestrian street in Juan-les-Pins that has many restaurants with outdoor tables. The restaurant serves Breton-style buckwheat crepes with a variety of fillings. The crepes were flat rather than rolled. They were not what we think of the typical French ...
•Picturesque scenic drive to Nice- cliffs with houses looking onto the blue water filled with expensive yachts! So many photos! •Visited the French Perfumery 'Frognards'. Learnt how French perfume is made. Only 50 French people are the noses (best of the best) at making perfume. Work 2 hours max a day. Bought mum perfume & ...
... The saving grace was that the beds were great.
There is no doubt we would like to come back to Nice and spend some more time here, especially with a car but would not stay at the Excelsior.
When we enjoy a place like Nice we like to have a special dinner on the last night. On a recommendation, we went to Les Viviers which specializes in fish. It is a small intimate restaurant with art-deco mirrors and decorations, very professional staff and great ...
... per item not load and that would cost like a weeks accommodation to have clean clothes. We had afternoon tea of macarons on the wharf at the beach. The French man at the macaron place got confused because meg and I ordered after the boys and he said 'I thought the guys bought enough for four' hehe no. Meg an I got three each. I got a vanilla, Nutella and a caramel. Very yummy! Walking back to the hotel locals had set up some stalls selling ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews AC Ambassadeur Antibes Juan-les-Pins
Myself and 3 colleagues stayed at this hotel for a business trip from the 13 nov and then moved to the Meridien as we were appalled at the service.
My husband and I stayed at the Ambassadeur for 5 nights for a conference.
Not our first choice hotel but a decent back up for this tiny seaside community. The website touts it as more modern and elegant than it really is. Some parts of the hotel have been renovated -- such as the attractive outdoor pool area, parts of the lobby and the restuarants. However, the over chlorinated indoor pool and the small rooms with their iffy decor and unflattering views of the town left much to be desired. It was obvious that the hotel caters to business professionals as there seemed to be a siminar virtually every day we were there. To its credit, the hotel has a nice atrium, and a pretty decent staff. Also, it's very close (5 mins walk) to the narrow sliver of sand that is the beach and the center of Juan Les Pins where all the hip shops and restuarants are. (Speaking of restaurants, you must check out Cafe Sweet -- it has great food!). If it's an elegant hotel experience you are looking for, you may perfer hotel Juana (our first choice -- but alas no vacancies!!) Overall, although it's not a 5 star hotel, it seemed much better than other hotels in the area. Would love to go back to Juan Les Pins but am not sure I'd stay here again.
Considering what you get at this hotel -- I wouldn't give it the 4 stars they claim or the 3 stars Expedia claims. Juan-les-Pins is an OK location, but Nice or Cannes are nearby and have a much, much better vibe.
I stayed at the Ambassadeur for two nights in a standad room for less than 100 Euro. The room was of average size for the Cote D'Azur, with somewhat sparse furnishings. The location is very good, although you must walk a few blocks to the beach. They have an arrangement for a small discount at a private beach, but it is quite a walk.
We stayed at the Ambassadeur for 2 nights in July 05. We got a great online deal for this hotel, which I highly recommend looking into. This is a large hotel that seems to cater to the business traveler a bit. But they were extremely professional and helpful, even recommending a terrific restaurant off the beaten path where we had dinner on the beach with our feet in the sand. They were also very good when my parents were unhappy with their room, about trying to find them another room that would better suit them.
Nice hotel, but a bit busy
We stayed at this hotel 2 weeks ago and were pleased with it. The common areas were very atrractive but the rooms were quite small and generically decorated. They have a very nice pool, but at times we had difficulty in obtaining towels. One problem that we had was that a convention was being held there the entire week (the convention center is immediately adjacent to the hotel) and the common areas were exceedingly crowded much of the time. Also, as the usually logical French have not yet discovered the health hazards of tobacco, the stench of cigarettes was overpowering (but not in the non-smoking rooms). The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful and usually were able to communicate with us in English and my pigeon-French.
My husband and I spent a week at this hotel. We were spoilt from the start. Beautifully clean, large bedrooms, wonderful breakfasts and the most chic beach we've been on. Nothing was to much trouble for anyone. Lunch at the beach restaurant was always great, we recommend the salads!
Turn down service at night was thoughtful as were the two little chocolates on the pillow!
We would recommend this hotel to anyone and in fact we will be going back next year.
Love Juan-les-Pins: Great Value, Clean, Good Location
First off, I would absolutely recommend Juan-les-Pins as an alternative to other Cote d'Azur resort areas. It is very lively, has excellent restaurants, and extremely friendly locals. We found J.L.P to be much cheaper than Cannes, with more to do! The Ambassadeur Hotel really surprised us - we paid $180/night (June 04/Expedia) and expected an average hotel. The rooms were so clean & spacious and the staff was very accomodating. The beach is a good 5-10 minute walk away but, you are close to town and there is plenty of shops along the way!
Ambassadeur is A-Ok
I stayed at the Ambassadeur for five nights in February 2004. I had a one bedroom with a balcony overlooking the pool with palm trees very comfy and quiet. I found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. I needed a power adaptor for my laptop, I got a loan, no problem, however, I could not connect to a phone line from my room.
Provide a bed turn down service (no chocolate *smile*) and I found the rooms very clean and spacious. Indoor pool and fitness center I did not use so I won't include in rating. I had trouble with my remote and TV.
Otherwise, I would recommend.