Travel Blogs from Nice
Wokeup to a bright and beautiful morning. Lazy to do anything, we take our time to walk around town and have our morning breakfast alfresco style. We chat with the owner of the cafe and took opportunity to ask him the meaning of some french menu. Not bad, a few queries answered...haha. After breakfast, took a stroll along the promenade and having …
We started our day early as we know the journey to Nice will take around 2 to 3 hour. Our plan is to drive Corniche d'or route that follows the dramatic shoreline from Saint Raphael to La Napoule and finally to Nice. We enjoyed this coastal drive with glistering waters from Mediterranean sea and Beach-goers everywhere. We were having such a great …
... br> I've been to Nice before but it was many years ago backpacking through. I remember visiting a perfumery just up the hill east of Nice where I learnt about the art of a 'nose' which is a person who uses a refined sense of smell to help make the worlds best French perfume. I mention this because it's turns into a funny story as there was one of these chaps sitting in a seat forward of me on the aisle. He was going on ...
Woke up early to a frosty Torino and walked to the train station to head back to the Côte d'Azur. Along the way I passed snowy mountains. Winter is here!
Arrived in Nice to warm weather!! What a treat! Put my bag in a locker and walked towards Old Nice. Got to Place Messina and found a Christmas market complete with ice skating, Christmas trees, and a Ferris ...
... that we don't know this language and it might be a little harder traveling now. When this train got to the station we only had 5 minutes to transfer. Luckily the station was super small.
I don't remember much about this train because I was asleep most of the time. John woke me up to point out some castles and what not but I couldn't keep my eyes open. After this train we had our long layover. We had brie and avocado ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Massenet Hotel Nice
Just come back from a 4 night break at the Hotel Massenet. The first thing to comment on is the location of the hotel. It's literally 30 seconds off the Promenade d'Anglais and about 20 seconds off the pedestrianised street where there are many restaurants and shops. It's also very quiet as it's tucked in behind some apartments. It's about 10 minutes walk to the Old Town, 15 minutes walk to the railway station and 20 minutes drive from the airport. We booked an airport transfer service in advance via the Easy Jet website, which dropped us off and picked us up right at the hotel door.
We stayed at the Massenet which is in excellent position in Nice, close to all ameneties but in a quiet part of the town in June.
We found the hotel to be of excellent value, spotlessly clean and were pleasantly surprised at the size of the bedroom and bathroom.
The staff were particularly helpful and I would recommend this hotel if you like to be close to the town centre but enjoy a quieter situation.
Really nice hotel
this is a really nice hotel in an excellent location. the hotel itself is really clean with huge rooms and bathrooms and the staff are really friendly. the hotel is situated halfway between the old and new town, just a street away from the beach with loads of restaurants and shops around it. am planning to go back to same hotel later this year.
Great hotel for even better prices!!
A hotel worthy of more than the 3 stars it has now. Rooms we stayed in looked brand new, well decorated and certainly didn't look cheap. Reception was helpful and friendly, parking under the hotel which is great cause you won't find a spot anywhere near the hotel. Step outside and turn right to see the boulevard of Nice and the sea! Again, worth at least 4 stars!
Very good value for money
This nice hotel is situated conveniently in a quiet street between the pedestrian area and the sea, only a ten minute walk from the Old Town. The rooms are spacious and well equipped with refrigerator, hairdryer and saftey deposit box (which is for free). Bathroom and toilet are separated and large. The room was clean and nice, staff was very friendly and helpful. If you can do without sewing kits, shower cap, trouser press and lots of brochures on luxurious shops and restaurants, this hotel offers a good standard for a reasonable price. The only thing one could mention is a rather poor choice for breakfast (croissants, rolls, butter, jam and packed cheese), which is offset by the moderate price you pay for staying at a quiet, well located and clean hotel.
Just returned from first visit to Nice. This hotel is just great value as regards to location, virtually perfect, as the sea front is only 50 meters one way and all the shops and eating places 50 meters in the other direction.
Super inexpensive hotel on edge of old town
This is a lovely hotel(3 star) on the rue Massenet 1 minutes walk from the tourist info office.It's clean,fresh & everything works!2 things to note - there are no tea making facilities in the fairly large bedrooms(though there is a fridge) & no shower curtain in the newly refurbished bathroom(as yet, anyway)We were there on Valentine's weekend which was also the start of two weeks carnival;both the hotel & carnival are highly recommended.
Peace and quiet in the city centre
Only two minutes walk from the beautiful esplanade and right in the heart of the city, but tucked away in a peaceful location with absolutely no traffic noise. We stayed in this "little gem" of a hotel last month but only for 1 night as we were "in transit". Very clean and comfortable and great rates for Nice. Compact bathrooms and little kitchens but very poor breakfast for euro 8. Far better to have breakfast out or bring something in and make your tea/coffee in the little kitchen.
Great location, OK hotel
This hotel is 100m from the beach in a glorious climate. It should be so much better than it is.
The room was clean but lacked character, with no distinguishing features: it could have been anywhere. Breakfast was acceptable but make sure you get the tariff where it's included as €8 for a couple of croissants and vending-machine coffee is a bit steep.
At one point, I thought I got the distinct whiff of smelly drain in the room but I may have been wrong as it didn't happen again.
The location is excellent and this is definitely a budget hotel. With a little investment, this could be a superb budget hotel. As it is, it just about passes muster.
We stayed at this hotel in the room Type Classic for a few days and really liked it. It was a pleasant room made in warm colours with a little hall, clean bathroom, small additional room with a sink and fridge. It also had a safe, TV, balcony and individual air-conditioning. The hotel was right in the centre of Nice, about 100 metres to the beach and close to the street Rue de France with lots of cafes and restaurants. Very quiet but at the same time very central location. Little and cosy hotel.