Travel Blogs from Nice
After saying goodbye to the car, we headed out for some serious shopping in Old Town Nice and were overwhelmed by the beauty of the flowers in the outdoor market. We then headed to the beach and rented 2 chairs for 40 Euro ($60) for a few hours. Doug got a bit of a sunburn and we wrapped up our sunbathing. We met a nice American couple during our …
August 16-20 Sylvie and her husband Timlive in Chicago now, but for many years they lived just outside of Nice, where Tim worked for a large restaurant concern, opening new eateries all over Europe and Sylvie taught school. They kept their house in the La Goude area of Cagnes-sur-Mer and Sylvie was there for a few weeks on holiday. Itīs a wonderful …
I got back to Nice and luckily the train came right into Nice Ville station which is a two minute walk from the hostel. I stopped at the hostel to chill for a few minutes and then went out to get a bite to eat. There is a really good kebab shop near the hostel called Mister Kebab, so I was happy to get a chicken kebab at a pretty good deal, especially in Nice where everything is so expensive.
When I got back ...
... the bikes and sat awhile on the stones - put the toes in the water but it was pretty cold.
Bought some salad veggies and fruit for lunch, plus a serve of the local speciality 'socca' - chick pea flour and olive oil baked in a pizza oven on enormous round trays. Delicious!
Also both had a hair cut with a lovely French ...
A day of rest at sea, working on our
suntans. We watched dolphins frolicking in the wake of the ship as we
ate dinner at our rear window where we also frequently observe the
sunset. It's also been a full moon, so the evenings strolling the
promenade deck have been beautiful. I'm starting to really dread
getting off. Of course, two weeks in Devon and Cornwall should ease
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Negresco Nice
I must say, that this hotel was the utmost dissappointment possible. We went there this June and still can't believe how this Hotel can get away with charging 600 Euro for a Seaview room which was so tiny, dirty and badly presented. Also the service was nearly not existing and the fact that instead of just putting some cotton, shower cap etc into the bathroom they put a tiny sign saying to contact housekkeeping if one was in need of such. Also the towels were so old and badly used that one could actually see through them.
Viva La Negresco
Stayed there July 11th with my wife for just one night before a cruise. I had stayed there 17 years ago with my family and although not much has changed it is a 1st class hotel without a doubt. Great location in Nice for a short trip. We stayed in an interior room (no sea view) and we found it very comfortable and very roomy. With the Euro so strong it was quite pricey ($390) but if you can afford it and appreciate a luxury hotel it wont disappoint you. ---The only thing that one can say bad about the property is the elevator is VERY slow but you can always take the grand staircase !
Nix the Negresco
My parents and I left Avignon, France from staying at Hotel d'Europe (absolutely wonderful!!!) for 2 days in Nice at the Negresco. A major, major disappointment for the money that we spent on two sea view rooms (510 and 410 euros). The room was small and smelly and the decor was hideous, worn and outdated and most likely decorated by someone on hallucinatory drugs. This extends onto the whole hotel. It almost seemed like a bad joke was played on us. The only redeeming quality of the hotel was the wonderful waiter on their private beach. Please take my advice. I should of heeded previous advice on trip advisor, next time.
This hotel was average at best! It needs a lot of updating to put this hotel in 4 / 5 star rating! For example, the carpets are worn and dated, bedding is old and rooms are poorly decorated. Our TV sit on top of the small fridge that they call a mini bar! Rooms need clocks, better lighting, two beds pushed together are not a King size bed!! Bathroom needs toliet paper holders, better lightning, and tiles need replaced. If you are from the states and need an electrotic converter be sure you pack one! They don't have any US converters or they will tell you to buy at the Boutique. Which brings me to the service, they were helpful at times as long as you are willing to give them a tip but most of the times they were rude and unfriendly! We were very disappointed in this hotle and I would not recommend it anyone. We used Amex reward points for our stay and if I were paying for this hotel the rates they charge I would of stayed elsewhere!
We have just returned from staying at The Negresco Hotel. Great trip - a surprise Xmas gift for my husband. Thought the sea-view room was a little small for being an "upgrade", and no comfy armchairs to sit in either.... Hotel has a character and charm all its own. Disagree with reviewer on the food in The Rotunde brasserie - we found it excellent, good value and good service. All in all a positive experience - obviously you are paying for the famous name and the great location and sumptuous decoration in the main parts of the hotel. If you want an bog-standard, glitzy, all-sparkling American-style hotel room, then don't go to the Negresco - but if you want something a bit different with a lot of character, then you will enjoy this. Speaking of bogs, do take your own loo roll - we had to go out and buy some after discovering that our huge bathroom only had some tiny interleaved sheets - we couldn't believe that we were staying in this Belle Epoque hotel, in this grand setting, with silk wallpaper, an 8ft wide bed and this awful, unusable loo paper!! Pavarotti has stayed here - bet he couldn't have managed with that paper!! Loved the trip though. Sure you will too. Pamela Barratt, Cheshire, England
We stayed last September in the Negresco as it was our last night in the beautiful South of France on our honeymoon. We spent the previous 14 days and nights in another beaautiful hotel in the St. Jean Cap Ferrat. Our room was really nicely decorated with a sea view. But after a pleasant dinner we were exhausted and went to bed, but found we could not sleep as a room nearby were extremely noisey. We reported this to reception who said they would do something about, the noise but it continued for another hour and when we called reception to check why, they said there was no noise, I invited them up to our room to listen but they declined. Needless to say we were exhausted in the morning and when we requested a late check-out they declined. When we were leaving we requested a taxi which the quite rude porters got for us, then they insisted on receiving a tip from us, which we declined. Then we recieved a very nice gesture with one of their fingers as we drove off from the front door to the airport! Not very classy eh!? Which was really a pity as we found everywhere and everyone else on our honeymoon to be lovely.
Hotel was nice but don't eat at "La Rotonde"
Hotel was very very very nice, however, I had a major issue with the breakfast, "La Rotonde". The food was terrible and the service was the worst I have ever experienced. They were slow and confusing and I couldn't eat my omlet because it was horrible. I hightly recommend Negresco Hotel, but I advise you to stay away from "La Rotonde"
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Negresco and do recommend it.
My husband and I have stayed at the Hotel Negresco four times and enjoyed every visit. The hotel is grandly elegant and has so much original artwork that it rivals some museums. Each floor has a reception area displaying works from a different art historical era and hallways are lined with original prints/paintings by artists such as Dali, Leger and Dubuffet. Public areas are equally impressive, with an ornate Louis XV sitting room and a huge crystal chandeliered ballroom.