Mercure Nice Marche aux Fleurs
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well what a drama it was leaving barcelona.. got to the train station two hours prior to the train and yet still was told that it was already booked so ended up catching the train via the regional line thru stops of Cebere, Montpellier, Perignon, Marseille and then Nice .and the trains were not expressed .. good thing was getting to see the …
Left this morning Genora where Christopher Columbus was born, stopping in Pisa...Amazing Leaning Tower...lots of pics. Left Italy Travelling thru over 170 Tunnels thr the mountains. We're going to Monte Carlo tomorrow night for dinner...passed it today with all the yatchs in the Harbour
Have a free day tomorrow..will stroll the beaches on the French Reviere.
Weather has been great since ...
... dark by now so we stopped above the city and took some photos looking down on the harbor and all the lights. I have never in my life seen so much wealth as I did driving into Monte Carlo. All the cars parked on the side of the road were either Bentley's, Ferrari's, Range Rover's or Roll Royce's. Joe was happy to see quite a few Jag's as well. Regular people walking around really looked out of place. There were women in gowns and men in tuxedos ...
... the casino. We didn't go in past the foyer but we got a pretty good idea of how fancy it would be in the inside by the types if cars (Kieran's insert: 4 Ferraris, 3 Bentleys, 2 Porches, variety of Mercs and BMWs, Lamborghini Aventador and 2 Mclaren Mercedes SLRs with one a carbon edition!) and people going in. All very grand and the gardens out the front are very well looked after.
Our third day we went to a medieval town called Eze. It involved taking a bus up to the top of ...
... an entree a vegetable quiche with salad. The main was the most disgusting meal we have had on the trip it was a chicken schnitzel which was cooked but the crumbs were soggy and the chicken was very dry, the chips weren't cooked they some where brown but some of them were just defrosted and not cooked at all. I ended up going straight back to the hotel after dinner as I felt sick after the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Nice Marche aux Fleurs
We stayed at the Marche Aux Fleurs 3/05. I had read many positive reviews on TA, so I was a bit surprised that we were not thrilled at all and would never go back. I can't believe this is the 4th most popular hotel for Nice on this site. It must be because of the location and its reasonable price, but you pay for it in other ways. We found a very reasonable internet rate, and of course, the room was in the worst location in the hotel. They were doing renovations on the 2nd floor and there was banging, doors slamming, all while we were trying to nap after our arrival. We asked the hotel to switch us to a quieter room, and they moved us, but after a lot of hassle and arguing-very unprofessional. Make sure that you don't have a room facing the small street to the right of the hotel (when facing hotel) as there is a night club-The Frog- that has loud music til 3 am, especially on weekends. We almost left to stay elsewhere, but it seemed more of a hassle. Also, there were kids playing and shouting outside of our window for 3 hours late night (parents at the bar) and the hotel desk concierge would not go out to quiet them down. Despite this nonsense, the location is great (Old Nice) and right on the water. The Old Town is really the place to stay and eat while in Nice. I would recommend going to the Opera while in Nice, it is very reasonable and the programs are incredible and inexpensive.
Dates of stay: Late Feb. and early March 2005. We stayed in this hotel two seperate nights: one before we moved into our villa rental and then after we left our villa. The location was just what we wanted, close to the old town area and flower market. The only things we were disappointed in were the lack of parking and noise level of the hotel. There is parking in an underground garage, which is a 2 block walk away, that can cost you 25 euros -plus for a night. It was very difficult to even get a parking space out front of the hotel to check in with our luggage. Once in the room, I was surprised to hear so much noise that was occuring outside of the room in the hall, and also in rooms adjacent and above us. The first room had a window which looked out to an alley, where a bar was located. People were out there til at least 4am talking... it made for a difficult sleep. The other room had a window, but looked out onto a roof of the building... very unattractive! We had requested a non-smoking room, but got a smoking one. We were awakened at about 3am when the people over head of us were having a domestic argument and were yelling very loudly... thank-goodness we knew some french, otherwise, you'd think they were dealing with a break-in or even worse a fire or something... it was very disturbing! There is no sound proofing in this hotel! The front desk people were very nice, but even with the great location, we will not stay here again.
Splendid location, pleasant hotel
we'd happily stay here again, although i might try to get a bigger room if we were staying for more than a couple of days. it was clean, staff were friendly, the room was fine, and it is reasonably priced at 77 euros for a double room. the location is fantastic - right on the front, next to the Opera, by good restaurants and shops and quite a safe area too. we had breakfast in Le Pain Quotidien just behind the hotel, towards the flower market, on the corner of Rue Louis Gassin and the Cours Saleya, which was wonderful.
Excellent budget hotel
Great little hotel in an excellent location for the old town. Accessed from the promenade it is only minutes from the airport bus stop (Stop: Albert 1er). The rooms are small but pleasantly cosy with good furnishings and aircon. The building in general is very well kept and very clean. It reassured us of the quality of hotels in Nice having stayed in the shabby Boscolo Park last year.
We didn't bother having breakfast at the hotel as there was a good boulangerie around the back of the hotel.
For dinner, the hotel is also well placed with both La Petite Maison and Le Safari both within a two minute amble of the hotel.
All in all thoroughly recommended.
Stay here...you can't go wrong..what a deal
October 2004 What a deal....this place is fronting the promenade and is directly behind the old city (where you, most likely will want to eat all the time)
Hotel is immaculate....rooms are small...but so what? Very nice bathrooms Everything that you need is there. All have balconies, but the ones that face the sea are more pricey. We passed on that as you can go across the street, as a previous writer stated and see it all.
We walked to and from the railroad station, but if you are not a good walker, there are many buses.
Given the location, the quality of the hotel, this is an incredible bargain.....Don't look any further...stay here.
This hotel is located right across from the famous promenade des anglais, and within easy reach of the old town, and the newer quarter.
Stayed here in late August after a June trip to the far more expensive Sheraton. The Mercure is far better located and far better value. I had a double room with small balcony on the back, very clean and new shower room, plus the air conditioning is excellent. Location is directly on the Promenade, next door to the Opera House so all the cafes of Cors Saleya are just round the corner. I will definitely go back.
Excellent position on the sea front!
Stayed there in the last week of July 2004. The hotel was quiet despite having a sea front position which was excellent. The room was clean and of a reasonable size; the air conditioning was a must as the temperature in Nice rose. The room was tidied and cleaned every morning. Staff were helpful and pleasant. The hotel borders the old town where you are spoilt for choice as far as restaurants are concerned. We used local cafes for breakfast as 12 euros at the hotel is too expensive. Public and private beaches were just across the road. The bus stop to the airport was five minutes walk away: 3.5 euros each way. Restaurant d'Angleterre in rue d'Angleterre Menu Sage at 12.5 euros was very good indeed.
Stayed here 29th June - 1st July 2004. If you want the best of both worlds - a sea view that is affordable this is the place to stay. One of the smaller Mercure hotels in Nice, but in my opinion the best location. It's on the pricey Promenade des Anglais, right next to the Cours Saleya which is a flower and produce market Tuesday to Saturday and an Antiques market on Mondays. In the evenings the many restaurants there extend into the market space. You are spoilt for choice with over thirty places to eat in that one area. Also a stones throw away are all the other worthwhile places to visit in Nice including the famous Hotel Negresco. With only a 10 - 15 minute walk to the station it gives you easy access to all destinations along the Cote D' Azur. Leave a day just for Monaco and have your passport stamped at the tourist office in the railway station.
A very pleasant stay at the Marche aux Fleurs
I stayed at the Mercure Marche aux Fleurs in Sept 2002, in one of the two "junior suites" at the front of the hotel. The cost was $170 at that time, but the room compared favorably with similarly priced rooms in other hotels. It looks out on a busy road, the promenade, and the ocean (in that order) but the soundproofing is excellent. The room is large (it's not really a suite) and the decor is low-key and tasteful. The staff speaks excellent English and is very pleasant and accommodating. I highly recommend it.