Hotel Comte de Nice
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... We sat there for several hours, reading & enjoying our drinks. The staff was sparse on English, but very helpful. At around dinner time, the aromas coming from the kitchen were incredible, so we asked to see a menu, figuring we might as well eat there. The menu was all in French (and it was French food) so we asked for someone to help translate. There was 1 waiter who spoke English, so he helped us. The main waiter that had been helping us with our drinks was ...
We were driving along the french coast, and drove right past the city-country of Monaco. We could't resist driving down and stopping for a few minutes to walk around and marvel at how nice and expensive everything was. The cars here were really cool, and i saw the most luxury and sports cars i have ever seen at once. Here are some fun facts about Monaco:
. Monaco is the world's second smallest country ...
... 200+mph. We walked up to the Monte Carlo Casino. A few people on our tour couldn’t make the walk, so they waited for us down by the water. The Casino is the sight of a few James Bond movies, but it’s closed to the tourists. There is another casino that is open to the public right next door, but it’s really cheesy. The money in Monaco and Monte Carlo is evident. Expensive cars and high end shops line the ...
... menu. Lambrusca. If you haven't had it before, its a wonderful young sparkling red wine. (please disreguard the last comment, the wine was horrible)
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... to the Musee de Archeologie and the site of Roman baths from the 3rd century. They had some beautiful pieces pulled from the city like coins, sculpture, buttons and hair pins, sarcophogae and restored murals. There were also large amphorae pulled from wrecks in the sea and Grecian pottery from the 5th century BC. The site itself was quite deteriorated, with most buildings just a foundation and a few low walls. But we could see the pools from the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Comte de Nice
Small but cosy rooms.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Comte de Nice
Good value and very clean
good value 2 * hotel very clean and friendly english speaking staff.also breakfast buffet very good value with wide choice of cold items.
would go back again.located 5mins walk from station and on bus route from airport
If you are on the budget, this is a good place for you
Well, this place is good for those who are on the budget and still want to see French Riviera. We traveled at the end of August 2003 for our honeymoon. F.R. is a very nice place itself, so no bad hotel can spoil it. The hotel is pretty far from the beach, you will need a car to travel anyways I think. The staff is OK, but I will probably choose nicer more expensive hotel near the beach. You do not travel to F.R. often, so you want to treat yourself to nice trip, view, etc. Hotel is small, as many in Europe, so do not be mad when you see it if you expect extraordinary.
The smallest bathtub in town
I stayed at the the Comte de Nice beginning of march 2004. I had a mixed experience. I had booked a studio room with kitchenette. Although the reservation was confirmed, such room was not available for the first night, so they gave me a standard room. The room was very cold, the very small heater was off since several days. Took several hours to get a decent temperature (remember it was in march). The room and the bed was very small. The bathtub is so small that it is not really possible to have a bath, so I decided to took a shower instead, but the ceiling was so low that it was not possible to stay standing under the shower.... Next day I was moved to the booked studio. This time a very nice room, with fridge and microwave, good heating, good bed. The bathtub is still very small, but the ceiling is now ok, so shower is not a problem. The location of the hotel is very good if you need to take the train. Very quiet area. Frequent public transportation to the shopping areas (5 min travel) or to the sea (10 min.)
We stayed at the Comte de Nice for 3 days at the end of November 2003.
The hotel is located conveniently - the bus No. 23 from the airport stops at Place Charles de Gaulle, very close to the hotel. The rooms are small and sparsely decorated, but clean, and the bathroom newly renovated. The personnel is very friendly and speak German and English.
The hotel is located near the main station and there are many shops, the big shopping centre "Nice Etoile" as well as a daily market in the vicinity. We would not hesitate to stay at the "Comte de Nice" again as the room price was quite a bargain.
At first I was quite impressed with this hotel which I had booked through expedia.com. Convenient to the train station, the neighborhood was nonetheless relatively pleasant and provided good access to most of the sights in Nice, even if it is quite a trek to the beach. I was very angry with how the hotel treated my cancellation for a room on a subsequent visit. I was told when making the booking with them in person that only 24h notice was required, but when I cancelled just under one week in advance, they explained the cancellation policy was, in fact, seven days and debited my card for the full room rate immediately. Furthermore, staff were remarkably rude and unpleasant.
A Total Dump!
The Comte De Nice Hotel is a complete DUMP - avoid staying here at all costs. We arrived there in June during a heat wave after being told there was air conditioning - actually, there is AC, but only in the lobby! Their location is COMPLETELY different from what they promote online - it is a good 1/2 walk to the beach and main shopping area, far past the train station. It is not near any other hotels, and the neighborhood is less than desirable. The decor in the rooms was sparse (to put it mildly) - don't be fooled by the descriptions and the price. I would recommend other hotels, cheaper and closer to the beach, such as Les Cigalles (brand new, great AC, and good special rates- under 90 euro).
Even though we had cancelled 2 months ahead, this place , Hotel comte de nice and the reps. at Venere refuse to give refunds.
All beware booking through Venere
READ ALL THE FINE PRINT. BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!