Hotel Nice Riviera
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... hostel after dinner I met my other new roommates. The three American girls are still here for the night, but I also met two English girls, Anna and Louella. They just finished a charity bike ride from Leeds, England to Paris, and now they’re just on holiday trying to relax after such a strenuous journey. They are really friendly and have rounded out the room nicely. It’s one of the friendlier rooms I have stayed in on ...
... speak a few words of English) at a salon round the corner. Feels much better.
And the Pièce de résistance - a lovely seafood meal - oysters, red snapper and cherry pie - in the old town towards the beach. (Peter had lamb chops!) Then another walk along the boulevard to enjoy the sunset and to say farewell to France. Italy ...
... back to Nice, it had sunshine too, but there were large clouds over the hills behind.
We saw the local water fountain in one corner that each of the old towns and villages have, which was being used by a man filling a bucket to clean his footpath; an old hand water pump as well as a large communal wash trough, under a tiled shelter, with washing hanging around it! Very quaint. They also had an extensive under-cover market area of all kind of foods.
Monte Carlo – wow! A harbour full of
magnificent yachts, restaurants full of beautiful young people, and
the casino parking lot full of luxury sports cars. We toured all
around, including a Medieval village called ...
... br> As we are aware the principality has just had a royal wedding with Prince Albert marrying the now Princess Charlene from South Africa.. the mementos are everywhere.. the city is only just returning to normal after massive security, venues, traffic lockdowns for all the visiting guests.
The "Grimaldi" curse is spoken of among the locals with all stories rather interesting.. real life soap opera here folks!! Hopefully they will ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Nice Riviera
We stayed at The Nice Riviera for 2 nights and I must say this was a bad choice, we have stayed in alot of hotels all over the world and I would never rate this as a four star hotel that's for sure, maybe a three star one at a push.
a 2 seat sofa is described as sleeping accomodations for 2 children up to 16!!!
when you complain to the manager, he will scream at you.
We had to run out after 1 night.
Stayed 2 nights at the Riviera. We concluded that a lot of the bad reviews for Riviera were prior to a refurbishment - all rooms seem to now be decorated in the red/modern style as posted by other TripAdvisor users.
Nice Nice Riviera
Good location,staff was kind and very helpful,room was clean and well furnished.very good.
Good location,lovely hotel
stayed for 3 nights & hotel v clean.room lovely, marble floor & walls in bathroom, decor also v nice.
Staff very helpful & friendly.Swimming pool & jacuzzi excellent.Would love to go back & this was good location for shops also near to old town & beach.
Have just returned from a short stay at this hotel. I found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. The rooms were very clean and the bathroom was good too. (Although there was no shower screen and it was impossible have a shower and not flood the tiled floor) The towels were brillant white and fluffy. The buffet breakfast was good too a choice of ham, cheese, fruit, yoghurts, cereal, orange juice and hot drinks from a machine (but they were drinkable). It was included in the package price of the holiday. Otherwise it would have cost 15 euros which was possibly a bit pricy.
It is very good for a short stay base as it quite close to the railway station, bus stops, shops, and about a five minute walk to the beach and old town.
Good Value-Helpful Staff
When another hotel "lost" our reservation, we ended up at the Riviera on very short notice on a Saturday in August. Very helpful and accomodating staff for my group of 2 adults and 5 children. Gave us rooms that could house us all and priced them fairly which they did not have to do as the town was full. Rooms are clean, bathrooms are nice and beds seem new and firm. Breakfast was expensive and nothing special, but they did not charge us for the children so I have no complaint. I'm not sure why this hotel is a 4-star, as opposed to a three star, as other three stars in Nice seem of comparable quality, but this hotel is a very gooc choice in a teriffic location. By the way, for Jewish travellers, it is right across the street from the Synagogue.
OK, the location was good, and the room decor nice, but no facilities in the room! No kettle so we couldnt make tea, and the hairdryer hung worryingly from its wires in the bathroom. And they wouldnt always top up the little bottles of shampoo and shower gel. I know, I'm being petty now, but when you have to use your own you think you may as well have stayed in a hostel.... Room service- when they say "fresh" fruit salad, you don't expect it to come from a can! And no restaurant to speak of, except for breakfast- we never went there cos it was 15 euros and you can easily eat for less in town. The fire alarm went off twice, good job it didn't when we got trapped in the lift when first heading up to our room on the 4th floor- the wrong door opened, exposing... wall- and we eventually ended up in the pitch black level -2 basement. I chose to climb 4 flights of stairs on a regular basis rather than risk it again. And said stairs were like something from a badly kept hall of residence- the same cotton bud was on the same step all week, and the automatic lights would trip off on the unwary, plunging you into darkness. There was a horrible lemony smell permeating the corridors. And the pool was freezing so only braved it twice. The second time I was shivering and had to get out after 5 mins when I wanted a relaxing splash around. And I wouldn't try changing travellers cheques there- they would have charged us 8%- (you can get it changed for nothing in banks) - had there been someone on the desk who knew how to change them at the time we needed money! Oh well, at least it meant we got out a lot...