Mercure Nice Promenade des Anglais
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Whenever someone says something was "nice" it typically means it was merely OK. Where Nice, France is concerned, "nice" is not an appropriate description. I had a really good time here. Part of it was no doubt due to the fact that I was traveling with a good friend and part of it was also due to the charm of this fine city.
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It's hard being here today. It feels like the world should stop spinning, but it doesn't. We just have to keep going... We wish we could be with everyone. We are trying to think of how much Grandad loved that we are seeing the world - especially where he came from.
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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!
We stayed at the Hotel Mercure from April 4th till April 7th 2005.
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.
Period of Stay: August 2003
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.