Hotel Gounod Nice
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Stayed here a couple of times and, although basic, the hotel is clean and tremendously good value. Rooms have BBC 24 news so you can keep up to date and the roof terrace of their sister hotel Splendide has views to die for! Fab restaurants nearby, wonderful French cooking. Try the Barracuda, especially the reasonably priced pate fois gras Mmmm...
Just as the reviews say
Just returned from a four night stay at the Gounod, it was just like all the reviews said an old typically French hotel but very clean and comfortable, with friendly and helpful staff. The buffet breakfast was ideal to start the day. The location was a short walk from the promonade and not too far from the old town. A couple of restaurants to mention which were close to the hotel The Bleu Maison and The Barracuda which are on the street which goes straight down to the promonade from the hotel. If you go to the Barracuda get there early as its always busy.
A Bit of Heaven
My (now) wife and I enjoyed a wonderful week at the Hotel Gounod during the last week of March in 2003. Service was exceptionally friendly courteous and efficient. Our room was spacious and the decor was quite charming. I would give the Hotel Gounod 5 stars based upon my experience there which I think I could easily expect on my next visit.
The proximity to the heart of Nice and to the beach was great. we did rent a car but also did alot of walking trips about the nearby area in which there is a great diversity of cultural interests. The train to Cannes, Marseilles, Monaco and into Ventimiglia, Italy is also just a short walk from the hotel. the Promenade Des Anglais which is a main drag along the Riviera beaches is a 2 minute walk. Go there and Say hello to Laurent, one of the Hotel's most exceptional employees.
We stayed at the Gounod for 3 nights last August 2003 on our honeymoon after reading several positive reviews. Our room was very large, air conditioned, and clean. The decor was slightly dated, but the Gounod is definitely great value. The front desk was also quite helpful. The location was good - only a few blocks to the beach, shopping and promenade.
Gounod is nice
I stayed in the Grounod for three nights, based on the reviews I read here. IĀ m pleased. FYI, I'm new to European travels so I have very little for comparison. I stayed in a single with a double bed during the start of Carnaval in mid-February. I agree with the previous reviews, a bit drab in spots, bathroom updated, centrally located, a safe area to walk at night. Also, breakfast was good with lots of fresh rolls, even eggs, staff helpful, room cleaned everyday. Sharing arrangement with the SplendidĀ s pool is worth a look for the 360 roof top view. Besides being a bit drab in spots, the staff was a bit enthusiastic in promoting the restaurant at the Splendid, the Victor Hugo. I found plenty of good dining opportunities around with reasonable prices. I worked pretty hard to find the best rated hotel with the best price, and my research led me here and IĀ m glad to find the reviews were accurate.
Liked the Gounod
Just arrived home after 4 nights at the Gounod. The hotel is in a typical French style, a touch drab and dreary in places, but overall of a reasonable standard. Although facing a narrow internal courtyard so we had no view whatsoever, our room was absolutely massive, with built-in wardrobes, a bathroom and a separate shower room. The room was clean and comfortable, with a very good double bed, a couple of armchairs and a table, nice colour TV with satellite and pay films. The room was cleaned daily, together with fresh towels and bed linen.
Breakfast was buffet style, served in a room off reception, and was of comparitively good quality. Service was attentive at all times, and we were generally made to feel welcome. Car parking costs 12E per day, although we managed to find spaces on the road each evening. The hotel is situated in a fairly nice area, within 15 mins walk of the main shopping area, and a few mins drive to the seafront and express road.
Having previously stayed at the 4* Acropole in Nice, the Gounod is superb in comparison. As long as you dont expect standard "Holiday Inn" style accommodation, the Gounod does represent good value for money.
Charming, friendly hotel
We stayed at the Gounod for 8 nights in November 2003. It's a charming.
lovely, well-located hotel. The management , maid service, and breakfast buffet were all excellent. We loved our room and felf totally safe and secure there. If we are fornunate enough to be able to return to Nice, we can't imagine staying anywhere else. l
We liked everything about it
We stayed for 4 nights in August 2003. It was perfect for us - 2 adults and our 2 children (ages 7 and 16). We had what they defined as as suite. It was 2 bedrooms sharing a hall that had a bathroom and small kitchen. It was everything we needed. The bedrooms were a good size.
The bathroom was huge. With the extreme temperatures in Nice last week it was great to have the refrigerator - we stored lots of soda and water. The front desk was nice and helpful. The breakfast was filling.
The location could not have been better - close to the beach and shopping - but away from the noise. Access to the pool next door made it even better. We would gladly stay there again for our next visit.
They also offered off street parking. We stayed in room 207 - if you find our bottle of red wine that was left behind - we hope you enjoy it.
I concur with Mr Bedfordshire. We also booked a suite (one room with double bed, second room with comfortable sofa bed) in early August 2003. Spacious, lovely bathroom, decent sized fridge too. You are also allowed to use the outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi at the sister hotel, the Splendid. Its only 3 star and there's no restaurant as such (but a decent breakfast room) or bar, but that does mean you get a good price! Recommended!
Very French, Very Good
I returned from Nice yesterday, 10 February, 2003, leaving behind the sunshine but bringing with me the satisfaction of finding a comfortable, value for money central hotel in Nice. I stayed in a 2 bedroom suite with 2 girl friends (we are in our 30s & 50s). The bedrooms were large and the bathroom wonderful - plenty of well lit mirrors and tons of space. The staff was extremely friendly and efficient. The hotel is modernised but has not lost its "Frenchness". All 3 of us said we would definately stay there again. Our one criticism would be their breakfast coffee (a bit bland) but there was plenty of hot milk to go with it and plenty of fresh rolls etc. The hotel is situated just minutes away from one of the main pedestrian street that is chock-a-block with great restaurants and bars. February is a good time to go as the crowds have not arrived, but there is plenty of atmosphere and and sunshine. Go for the Gounod Hotel!
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... seared foie gras, poached apple and some potato puree. We also splurged on appetizers, splitting a small, but famous, salad Nicoise, and Dad picked out a warm brie with truffle appetizer. Both were excellent. Now, keep in mind that the portions are quite a bit smaller than the usual American portion, as the French enjoy multiple courses. So, we had a bit of room (barely) for desert, and we shared a warm chocolate tart and a waffle with ice cream and ...
... Hotel. It is below the Grand Casino, both physically and in grandeur, but there is a sign for Nobu within, so can't be that bad. Walk in like I own the place and there are a large number of people milling around, checking out the lobby, the Nobu bar/restaurant in the back and the high-end shops next to the restaurant. This would be the nicest place in most cities but here, it is just run-of-the-mill. Across from the main lobby is a casino, so ...
... she is going to starve to death in no time.
We'd had our fun so it was time to catch the bus home, unfortunately in peak hour. It took half an hour longer than the other direction in the morning.
Time to relax at a bar for happy hour with a fun chat with a couple of US pilots on their day off, dinner, then a walk along the Promenade on a beautiful balmy night. Buskers are spaced about every 150 metres so its great having so much choice for entertainment. Further ...
... officials could be found. Rather than backtracking, Rufio tested his athleticism by maneuvering along the top of the wall, which stood some 30 ft. above the street below. I cringed as I watched him jump down safely on the other side. I passed my bag through the narrow gate to him, and then climbed on the wall myself. I cautiously tested the waters by inching my leg around the boundary, but my stature was not quite lengthy enough to make it safely across the wall. Instead, I opted ...
... left on my Europe bucket list so I have an excuse to come back someday. After taking a different route back to the bus station in order to get a better feel for the city/country, you realize really fast how inferior you are here. So I was actually quite happy to leave after my brief hour walk.
Once back in Nice, I walked along their park/walkway which is full of people and is quite interesting and a nice place to hang out. Very beautiful with all the ...