Hotel les Cigales
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... place, so I had to get a picture of the stairs going to the front entrance. This is where you always see the movie stars coming out after viewing one of the new films being introduced at Cannes. I took a couple of pictures on their Walk of Fame, where some famous movie stars and directors put their hands in the cement on the sidewalk, and then headed to the beach.
It’s a much nicer beach than the one in Nice. This one actually has sand, not ...
... boats, and were the size of ferries. Oh and don't forget the yachts helipad. Clearly a necessity. Monaco Grand Prix is next weekend, so we soon found ourselves walking amongst grand stands and the pit lane. ...and taking a peek into the pit stop of Lewis Hamilton and the number 1 Sebastian Vettel. By the looks of Lewis Hamiltonian garage, he's number three cos he drives a forklift. I think he needs to upgrade. We had a quiet ...
... where we got some excellent selfies and got terrific views of the ocean (I also managed to do my quote from Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald while Kelsie was behind the camera making faces at me the entire time)! We hit up the beach and spent quite a lot of time throwing rocks into the water (yes, we are Honors students and there is nothing wrong with spending our time this way! Let's just say we were doing tests concerning physics...). We walked all through ...
... individual berths. Each compartment had six big seats. The doors to each compartment closed, you could adjust the temperature and even shut the lights off. We shared it with three other people but they all got off by the second stop and we had the place to ourselves. We shut the light and the door and no one bothered us.
It was still raining on us when we arrived in Nice. Our hotel was close to the station though so we ...
... here as well as a very old bell tower. We wandered over to the point on Quai Rauba Capeu to see the special sundial there. It accurately tells the time using the person standing in it. Unfortunately the sun wasn't really shining but we could just make out Greg's shadow on the correct time.
From here we walked through the Antiques Market in the square that is held each Monday. There was a variety of things, but quite a few had silver cutlery. They were starting to ...
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I have just spent the weekend in this lovely hotel and was very impressed.
Friendly and comfortable
My 2 girl friends and I stayed at Les Cigales for 3 nights last week and we really enjoyed our visit. The hotel is well situated between the sea and the railway station and is spotlessly clean. All the staff were most helpful and friendly. The only slight disapointment was breakfast which was served in a dull basement room and was over priced at €10. Better to go out and have lovely fresh warm croisants at the cafe round the corner. I would stay at Les Cigales again and I can recommend it to other trip advisor members
We stayed at the Hotel Les Cigales at the beginning of October 2004 for four nights. The hotel was very clean and had a "new" feeling about it (it's been recently renovated). The staff were very helpful and friendly, even remembering who you were and your room number! We were particularly impressed on our last day as we had to check out at 6am for our flight and the staff offered us breakfast (even though the breakfast room isn't open that early) and also offered us a wake up call, we expected the usual telephone call but no, we received a personalised knock at the door, which was a nice surprise!! Breakfast was good and well worth the extra. Excellent location. The only down side was the shower (although the bathrooms were really pretty) which was a bit on the small side and tended to leak a little but on the whole, this didn't really matter when the rest of the hotel was so good. Also, we were on the second floor and the bedroom ceiling was a little low so you had to stoop in one or two places but we soon got used to this. All in all, highly recommended, we're already planning our trip to lovely Les Cigales next year.
Spotlessly clean and excellent location in centre of Nice. Super helpful staff and all good English speakers.
Les Cigales - a little gem!
Heartily endorse all the positive points in previous reviews. Staff very nice and helpful - they managed to find us an umbrella when needed and on arrival took time to give us a map and point out sites of interest (including Galeries Lafayette!). Excellent quiet position. Decor good and hotel clean. Room was smallish but fine.
Had a lovely Vietnamese meal a few doors up from the hotel. All of Nice was within easy walking distance - shops, station, the front etc.
Very Nice- But Small
Just returned to the US two days ago, The Hotel Les Cigales was very nice- the staff are quite helpful and the location is excellent. The one thing is that the room I had was quite small and cramped, however the interior decoration was nice.
Recently returned from The Cigalas where we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location is fantastic, only a 8 minute walk to the train station taking you to Monte Carlo/Monaco, 5 minute walk to the restaurants and beach and only a 10 minute walk to the local daily market. Staff were excellant and helpful. Room was on the ground floor and of good size. Nice was lovely but the experience was undoubtedly enhanced by the lovely Hotel Cigalas.
This hotel is a true hidden gem - after having to scramble at the last minute to find a hotel in Nice, another hotel recommended Les Cigales - it is a small hotel with brand new facilities (recently re-done). The air conditioning is magnificent (especially in the summer!) and the staff is great. Hotel is only two blocks from the beach, just off the pedestrian area and lots of restaurants. it is a welcome change from the crazy large hotels and the service is excellent. Great decor and lovely bathrooms too!