Mercure Nice Promenade des Anglais
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... because the floats were so big you could see them over the fences!
Some of the highlights of our trip included getting lost in the various neighborhoods, eating lunch on the grass in the park, dancing with the locals, navigating the lockers/trains/buses, and spending time at the small cafes in the sun!
oh and eating at KFC where our conversation went as followed:
“where are you girls from”
... due to the small size of the dance floor and bar. After we were entirely exhausted, we called it a night and went back to the accommodation and slept.
The next morning we had a little sleep in and got up for breakfast and in time to get the walking tour of Nice that was held by the hostel. The walking tour was hosted by a charasmatic Englishman named James and although there were a few interesting facts passed on, it was as if everything was too much of a game that the tour ...
... by our hotel proprietor. We each had the plat du jour, a fixed price menu. For entrees, Mark had a roasted red pepper salad, and I had a rabbit terrine with olives plus a salad. The terrine was like a slice of pâté with olives and a pastry crust around it. For the main course , Mark ordered gnocchi, which may ...
Our day continued with a drive eastward through Nice to the Fragonard Perfumery at Eze, just west of Monaco. Fragonard is a well known creator and manufacturer of scented products that uses flowers and herbs from around the world. The manufacturing facility was open for a carefully guided tour for those without allergies to perfumes, which left me out.
Sunset was near ...
... Cannes the kebab place was closed :( craving one we looked up on the Internet for kebab places in Cannes. We enjoyed our kebabs and marvelled at the curios sauce that had a taste that wasn't quite recognisable. We headed back down to the beach waking all the way along the shore the pathway was lit up by rainbow lights that danced in patterns on the floor! We sat on the wall facing the water making shadows with the light on our backs. Then back to the hotel and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Nice Promenade des Anglais
Hot and Impersonal
Location for this hotel was excellent being metres from the promenade and beach. However the corridors and rooms were shabby and tired. Despite temperatures approaching 30, the air conditioning was not turned on leading to very uncomfortable sleeping. Staff were unhelpful and meals were expensive. A great disappointment
The best location
The best location,rooms are quite neat and clean.But must stay in a room with a sea view.
Even if I become a billionare I will stay here only.
Pretty good place
Nice is absolutely wonderful and the Mercure hotel is in a great location. The rooms are clean and comfortable (though the shower needs a fuller amount of glass because taking a shower results in a lot of water all over the bathroom) and are cozy in a beach sort of way. Staff are not as friendly as I would have liked to Americans. We tried to ask how to get a list of movies and when we looked at the list and found there was nothing we wanted, they charged us anyway even though we didn't watch anything. Had to take a lot of talking to get out of paying that and then staff wouldn't look at us for the rest of the time we stayed there and we actually heard someone call us a bad name in French. So, staff could be better but the hotel itself is very nice and Nice is wonderful!
Superb view from the rooms with sea-view
We stayed at the Hotel Mercure from April 4th till April 7th 2005.
The hotel -although part of a larger building dating back to the 1960's- has recently been re-decorated, so it looks brand new and trendy. Staff at the reception gives you a warm welcome: like the French would call it: 'chaleureux'. Sadly, out of the 120 rooms only a mere 20 can offer you a view worth opening the curtains for; about half of the remaining rooms even come with very small and narrow windows! Paying a surcharge for sea view is thus an absolute must!
The view from the rooms with sea view however is superb, overlooking the whole of the famous "Promenade des Anglais". The traffic on the coastal road down below is of course very dense (2 triple lanes) but since the room has 2 double glassed windows, the room is 100% soundproof even at night.
The bed is king sized and has a very good mattress and blanket. The safe is complementary and the TV features 8 French channels and 1 channel each from the USA, Italy, Spain and Germany.
All rooms are situated on the second and third floor with breakfast served on the first floor. The famous French croissants are simply delicious! The hotel restaurant is used for breakfast only. No dinner or supper is served at the hotel, but you will find "Le lodge" (lelodge) within walking distance. There, you can have your choice from 6 entrées, 6 main courses and 6 desserts for as few as € 19. The place is well packed the whole day, so it seems all agree on the value for money.
Overall conclusion: We'd love to go back to this hotel on condition we'd get a room with a view.
A very convenient location
Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights (March 17th- 20th, 2005). Not far from the train station (a quick taxi ride--we arrived at night due to train breakdown and didn't want to walk). The staff here were extremely friendly and helpful. The room was large and very clean and comfortable. Had booked room over internet and got a room that overlooked rue de Havely but all you had to do was turn your head to the left and see the Med. This hotel is right on the promenade....walk across the street from the sea (watch for traffic when you cross...). The airport bus stops right in front of the hotel for pickup (4 Euros/person). There are lots of restaurants in the area...we went to Le Lodge down the street (Havely) for a good meal. McDonalds is in the same building for those who aren't as adventurous in what they eat (the typical boring Big Mac)...a better bet would be Quick, just down the street from the hotel, and with all the burgers and such you would want. The flower market is a short 5 minute walk (if that) and you can also buy baked goods, cheese, fruit, etc. there for making your own lunch (everything was delicious). We didn't eat our breakfast at the hotel (14.50 Euro/person). The Casino Ruhl is also in the building and I ventured in for a few minutes to check it out (left with more than when I went in). If we ever get back to Nice, this is where we are going to stay again.
Nice location, very poor staff
The hotel is very well located, just off Promenade des Anglais. It shares the building with the Meridien. The common areas are poorly decorated. The rooms are big and confortable, but to recharge your cell phone you need to unplug the TV.
Our major complaint was the unpoliteness and nonchalance of the staff. People were unable to tell us my friend's room number, didn't have a creperie to recommend, nor knew where the famous Flowers market was. For the price paid (140 euros) I would expect a better service. If you like the Mercure chain, chose the Nice Marche aux fleurs hotel.
Nice is wonderful _ Mercure hotel facing sea good location
Period of Stay: August 2003
Nice is so great. Big city, nice shopping area, and the sea is beautiful. There are benches everywhere facing the sea were we sat for hours watching the beautiful sea and the plans departing and arriving.
Hotel manager and staff were very friendly, spoke english, and made you feel welcome. We could leave our luggage safe with them (we got a receipt) when we had to wait before our room was ready when cheking in.
The hotel was indeed clean, but we suspect that they made our room a non smoking room by removing (allmost all) ashtrays. We had breakfast served in our room once, which was OK, but breakfast at MacDonalds (right next to hotel) was much better and much cheaper.
We did an excursion with Sunny Days. The driver picked us up at the hotel, in a minivan. There were two other people that took the same excursion, and the max. nr of people is 6 so very personal. We went to see Monaco, Eze (small very old city) and we went to Fragonard, a perfume museum. We had dinner at hotel Splendid once and we are considering to stay there next time. Also we had dinner at a mexican restaurant at walking distance from the Mercure hotel which was fantastic and inexspensive. In Nice you can make your stay as cheap or expensive as you like.
The location of teh Mercure hotel is very good, right by the sea, by a big parc, there are cash dispensers and shops in the surroundings of the hotel. Also there is a bus stop right in front of the hotel that takes you to the airport for just a few euro''s. Nice is worth visiting!
Super position, fair rooms, best if on promenade
First room checked into on arrival was very gloomy overlooking internal courtyard, so upgraded to larger, lighter front room overlooking sea.
This was much better and double glazing kept out the busy traffic noise. Small balcony allowed us to take a chair and sit on narrow balcony and people-gaze.
Great position right on Promenade des Anglais, easy short walk to town centre, bus stop to/from airport right outside.
Found Nice horrendously expensive and beware of rip-off cafes. Easy bus to Monte Carlo for day around lovely coastline. Travelled there early Dec 2003 -even able to eat out at beach restaurant!
We recently stayed 4 nights at this hotel and could not have been more pleased. It has an excellent position on the sea front, 20 mins walk from the main rail station and close to the town centre. The rooms are large and comfortable and serviced immaculately. The buffet breakfast is excellent and has something to suit all tastes. There is no restaurant but there are many excellent restaurants close by.
Location, Location, Location
Great Location. The rooms weren't spectacular(they were clean, though), but, the location was great. Ask for an ocean-front room if available when you get there. We'd did and got a balcony with views of the most beautiful ocean in the world.The casino is located right next store, great restaurants surround this hotel as well. Take a walk to the 'old city' just blocks away. You'll find somegreat shopping here. Antiques and linens. We had a great time just walking around this area.