Grand Hotel le Florence
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We have left Italy now arriving in France , Nice today by train. We had to catch three different trains as we try to do the trip on the cheap. On doing this we had to travel on regional and intercity trains rather than the TGV's which were just as fast but not as grand, also they stop at more locations on route. The day started out at 8am catching …
Train was forty minutes late getting to Genova, so we missed our connection, but it didn't matter as no-one checked our tickets the whole way from Manarola to Nice. We changed at Sestri Levanti, Genoa, Vintimiglia and Monaco before finally arriving in Nice about 6 pm. Seems like a very lively town, lots of young people, but we just craved a lovely …
... We both had a glass of white wine. Danielle had the steak with pepper sauce and I chose the prawns Provencale. We were shocked when we got our meals how much food there was. Dani had a fairly large steak, french fries, and a small salad. I had 7 really large shrimp (looking at me...but they were easy to shell), a salad, green beans and a baked potato. Yum! We also shared an amazing creme brulee for desert. Double yum! Danielle was encouraged that ...
... soo much better seeing Nice this way rather than on a bus. He took us through back alleys and all around town. Awesome. After our downtown tour, we hopped back on the bus and headed back to the hotel. We had some wine left over in our room and took it outside. Nola and Stuart found us and we shared what little bit of wine we had left over. We then walked to find a place for dinner. We ended ...
... who was there to attend a thesis defense (the Europeans invite academics from other countries to sit on their committees, so travel to the defense is a side benefit of the research life) and then she was on to TWO conferences (Yep, Math is outdoing Tourism on the conference scene in southern France so far).
Over a 3 course meal of tomatoes and melted Mozarella with pesto on toast, Chicken with potatoes and vegetables, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Hotel le Florence Nice
Nice little hotel in the heart of town excellent location great staff and clean facilities. this was our second trip to Nice and our second stay at this hotel. both stays were excellent, will stay here again when next in town.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel le Florence Nice
Nice, quiet place!
We spent three nights here in mid-July over the Independence Day holiday, when the city was very crowded. This part of town, however, wasn't. It was very quiet, and the hotel very comfortable.
Our room was upgraded by a very kind clerk, so we ended up with a balcony, which was nice both for eating outside and for drying our laundry. The fridge also came in handy.
All the staff was extremely friendly and very professional, and most seemed to speak very good English. We'd definitely stay here again.
Just the job
We stayed at Le Florence Hotel in July 2004, we found it to be very clean with very pleasant/friendly multilingual staff (our French is very weak), good modern tv with English speaking channels with a very useful refrigerator. Good quiet central position and pleasant buffet breakfast at extra cost. The one down side was the semi-blocked toilet that despite reporting was only cured temporarily otherwise would thoroughly recommend and return ourselves with no hesitation.
We stayed at the end of June 04 and the staff were friendly and the hotel clean, on the down side the room was the smallest we had ever stayed in but was serviced every day and the location was good ideal if you aren't expecting any extras The veiw from our room was not good as we were at the back and looked out over air con and the back of other buildings. Would recommend this hotel for a short break but room too small to stay in without going stir crazy . We didn't have breakfast as we wanted to try out the cafes in old town area
We stayed at the Hotel de Florence Hotel for four nights in May, during the Cannes Film Festival and the build up to the Monaco Grand Prix. The hotel is just off the busy main shopping street in Nice, but does not suffer from excessive noise. It is situated within 5 minutes of the train and bus stations.
My wife and I stayed here mid-May 2004. A good hotel for the price. We booked through Expedia and got a special 'fourth night free' deal. Staff were friendly and helpful and immediately changed our incorrectly allocated smoking room on request. Our double room was small, the ergonomic layout was not the best and there was only a hand-held shower facility in the bath, but it was well soundproofed, clean and had the bonus of a fridge and some English speaking channels on the TV. The Hotel is on a side-road off Nice's main street, so shops of every description (including a supermarket) were in immediate reach. We are not breakfast people, so didn't try it but it seemed to be popular with other guests. They don't do any other meals, but there were dozens of restaurants in easy reach, including three immediately outside the Hotel door. Seemed like a very safe area and even the usual big city beggars were non-aggressive; we felt comfortable throughout our stay.
Central location and friendly staff!
My partner and I stayed at this hotel over the Easter weekend 2004.
This hotel was centrally located and only a short walk to both the main bus station and the train station which makes for easy access to Monte Carlo and Cannes. While our room was rather small, it was clean, very well presented and serviced daily. All rooms include a TV and a refridgerator which was very convenient. I would recommend this hotel as it was a reasonable price with friendly staff in a central location.
I went with my partner for a long valentines weekend in Feb. 2004 and it was lovely. We just happen to catch the start of the carnival of the clowns which lasted for 2 weeks. Everybody on the streets were having fun - it was an experience.. This was a great little family run hotel.
We got this place last minute this past weekend in Nice and were pleasantly surprised. We had a room for 3 people - we each had our own twin bed and it was quite spacious. There was a working refrigerator, A/C and a small balcony. The bathrooms were renovated and the staff was friendly and helpful. Best of all, it only came to 240 Euros for the entire weekend - less than $300. We even had a 4th crash in our room last nite and though the concierge seemed a little annoyed about it - he didn't charge us.It's only a 10 min walk to the old town and the beach.
We stayed in the Hotel Du Florence in nice last February.It is a wonderful small hotel.The staff were very helpful with booking trips for us.The night manager even booked us on a trip at 12.30 am for 9am the next day, to Monte Carlo and Monaco.The breakfast was not included in the price of the room, it was a continental style buffet and was very welcome every morning.This hotel was close to the shops, old town, train station and the beach.My husbands parents are there at the moment for 2 weeks and are loving it.Well worth a trip!!