Travel Blogs from Nice
In the early evening we arrived at our hotel in Nice. We would be here for two nights and the entire entourage was looking forward to a little respite from the travelling.
The Boscolo Plaza Hotel was probably the finest we were to stay in during this tour. It was quite opulent and you could buy Rolex watches and …
we are finally in france- it is much cleaner than italy and the people are great-not rude at all, wine is still cheaper than coke or water but even though we are not wine drinkers we can tell that the french wine is ****** tasting compared to ours.
monarco was awesome, very tiny but very pretty.went to the casino and lost our money but had fun doing it.
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 ...
... is stuck to the cliffs overlooking the water. Sure is a beautiful setting. Next stop was Monaco for lunch. I had to drive a few sections of the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix circuit. This race has been run through the city streets for over eighty years. Experiencing the track used by the racing greats ( Schumacher,Stewart, Fangio, Hill, Moss, etc.) made me a little verklempt. Not quite same as seen on TV ...
... accept cash, and nor did it accept the fifty other cards we tried to pay with. We had no idea what to do! It was lucky the car in the lane next to us was also having the same problem, and they had managed to get hold of an attendant who made her way s-l-o-w-l-y to collect the cash, and get this, s-l-o-w-l-y back to her till to get change and then s-l-o-w-l-y back to give the change. (It was like we were watching this all unfold in slow ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsBoscolo Plaza Nice
Great hotel, wonderful location right on the main Plaza.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Boscolo Plaza Nice
Very happy hour or two
Lovely meal in the restaurant here, very refined cooking,
Maitre'd and staff were most attentive
Ground floor bar is pleasant and has a "happy hour" from 5pm to 6pm when drinks are two for the price of one.
You can have the bill added to your Boscolo hotel bill
even if its another hotel in the group/City
Service was excellent, as was the food.
From reading the reviews, it seems that most hotels in Nice are a dissapointment and the Plaza was no exception.
We stayed at this hotel in July, 2005 as a short term stay, prior to flying out of Nice on a morning flight. We used a last minute internet reservation special, booked from our previous hotel, and paid €209/night. The ocean view room was huge, quiet, clean, had a tub/shower, large sink and really good air conditioning. It was a little sparsely furnished (the room view on expedia is pretty accurate) but fine. The pedestrian mall was right behind the hotel, with multiple choices for restaurants and multiple botiques, Vieux Nice was nearby across the Place Massena, and Galeries Lafayette was very close for shopping for necessities. I liked the hotel breakfast Buffet, and they were able to adjust the cost for my wife, who wanted only coffee. We encountered no attitude problems with staff. Only downside was the lack of washcloths. Overall, I thought this was fine, and probably the biggest room we stayed at on our trip. Cab fare for us to the airport was 30€.
A pleasure to stay in
following the rather negative reports on the trip advisor website,I approached my stay at the plaza with apprehension,I need not have been concerned the room was lovely ,light & airy the decor of the room & hotel was excellent & the staff were helpful & friendly,the location could not have been bettered we really enjoyed our stay.
The hotel has an excellent location situated accross from the water, a few blocks from the historic district, and directly behind the hotel are the pedestrian streets lined with nice restaurants and shops that actually take American Express. The staff was extremely helpful and courteous. Now for the down side. The roof was closed which had a bar and lounge chairs. Our first room had a wonderful balcony but the door would not lock. We changed to a smaller room and that balcony flooded at night when it rained and there was no where for the water to drain. The balcony had four inches of water on it and we couldn't even open the door or the room would flood. Don't eat brakfast at the hotel. There are terrific outdoor caffee's behind the hotel. Don't drive in Nice. Its 28 Euro a day to park the car and Nice is impossible for driving. Did I mention don't drive in Nice.
Large rooms, comfortable twin beds but that's all.
The hotel description and pictures didn't represent this hotel accurately. We booked thinking that we would be getting luxury. The hotel is in serious need of total renovation. The carpet is so old in the hallway (which they have tried to clean so many times) the fumes give an immediate headache. The hotels rooms were large and the twin beds pushed together to make a king were pretty comfortable. However, next time on a romantic vacation in South France I would like to sleep in the same bed with my husband. Luxury NO, we had seperate sheets, no comforter on the beds, and no shower curtain. I will pay for luxury next time.
We've just returned from a rather wonderful week in Nice, staying at the Boscolo Hotel Plaza. The hotel has an excellent location - a short walk to all the main attractions and we enjoyed staying there. However, numerous small niggles gradually combined to take the shine off an establishment that markets itself as a luxury hotel.