Splendid Hotel & Spa
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Train ride thru Monte Carlo and down French Riviera was just stunning. Property prices here are pretty cheap to what we thought they would be. Good rest stop for 2 nights, catch up on sleep and washing.
Went to sports b ar to watch Collingwood v Geelong b ut had to settle for internet score updates over internet as they did not have ESPN …
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 ...
First port of call was some doubling back to see the Pont du Gard (between Arles and Nimes). It is an ancient aqueduct built by the Romans over a nice little river. It was torture for Hannah not being able to go for a swim considering it was so hot and the water so inviting!
After this first detour we headed back towards Nice. Taking the backroads made our journey about five hours instead of 3 hours, but was good because we could only get to ...
Renoir Renoir Wherefore Art Thou?
Saturday the 13th we had Cagnes Sur Mer and the Renoir Museum plus Vielle Nice and its flower market and the promenade des Anglaises on our docket. So we had breakfast early at 7:30am and made our way to Nice Ville train station and headed in the direction of Cannes.
Although when we got out at the Cagnes Sur Mer station, there were signs pointing the way to the Renoir museum leading throughout the ...
... s grave and then were off to see the changing of the guard in front of the royal palace. It was pretty cool to see!
We had lunch on our own through the area, where several students bought their favorite European dessert thus far - gelato.
Some of the girls opted to see some really fancy cars - we're talking Maybachs, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Ferraris, and some really fancy BMWs, Mercedes, and Jaguars.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Splendid Hotel & Spa Nice
Enjoyable stay-value for money
Stayed for 3nights from 5th Dec- 8th Dec. Booked through hotelopia and had a great deal. Room was clean and comfortable. Very good value for money. All staff were very helpful. I would recommend this hotel.
Forget the breakfast
The restaurant is run by another company and they have a relaxed attitude to customer service. Complaints to the hotel reception cut no ice. Ditch breakfast at busy times of year - they treat all guests as if they were on cheap package tours. Definitely more Faulty Towers than Splendid.
Upon arrival we were assigned a room which was at best described as dire. It was drab and in need of some urgent re-decoration. However, after stating our concerns we were moved to a 'Deluxe' room which was much better and had a big balcony (although still only a 3 star standard). The room was kept spotlessly clean by the very friendly maid service. The bed was very uncomfortable and we both came home with back ache. I found it difficult to see where the non smoking rooms were as our 'non smoking' room had 2 ashtrays!
Booked after reading the reports on this site. Unfortunately, although I requested a non smoking room . I was given a smoking room. Room was dark, small and in urgent need of an update.
Food at the hotel restaurant was excellent but don,t expect to put on weight as the portions were very small.
Nice terraced pool and bar.
Friendly and helpful staff
In my opinion more 3 star than 4 star hotel
Spendid "spendid "
Excellent rooms with balconies, 5 mins stroll to promenade, quiet location. Ideally situated.
Rooftop pool small but fantastic views, staff very helpfull, would stay again.
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Staff at hotel are friendly and helpful.
We managed to get a deluxe room at the hotel and it was large with a balcony with a lovely view. Clean too but bit disappointed on the soft pillows.
Though I would be careful cos on having a quick glimpse at other deluxe rooms I dunno if they are all that big !
Thought for the money they were charging it was a bit on the expensive side and would have said it was more a 3 star than 4 star.
Be careful of the private beach ! Hotel guests are supposed to have a discount for the chairs¶sols but this changed daily from 24 to 29 euros. Normal price is 29 euros.
Nice Hotel In Nice
Nice clean hotel,5 mins from promenade and beach. Great rooftop pool for sunbathing early morning,helpful staff and would stay again.
The hotel splendid is conveniently located near the beach and the promenade des angles. It's a bit of a hike to Old Towne or the Train station, but not too bad. The pool and jacuzzi on the roof provide a great view of the city. The room was nice and it had a balcony. I would stay there again.
I stayed here with my husband in August 2003 and we both thought it was a wonderful hotel. We received a free upgrade to a deluxe room on arrival which was great. The hotel was reasonably priced with friendly staff and lovely, clean, big room with balcony and large bathroom with jacuzzi bath. Having a swimming pool was a big plus and the views from the roof terrace were fantastic. Great location, really near to the beach but in a quiet area of town. Highly recommended and we would definitely stay here again.
Really enjoyed the hotel and the friendly staff. Would return. However, the food at the hotel's Chez Hugo resturant was very poor and overpriced. The 'chips' served with the tiny portions of fish were exactly like MacDonalds and literally were heaped on the plate completely hiding the tiny portion of fish. The steak was miniscule and overdone. The hotel waived the price of two meals but it spoilt the evening for both couples. But I must add that the waiter was very good and friendly. This may, of course, been an 'unlucky' night, but I wouldn't chance it again.