Hotel Imperial
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Hotel Imperial

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#154 of 204 hotels in Nice
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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Hôtel de charme Belle Époque, à deux pas du Palais des Congrés ACROPOLIS, proche de la Vieille Ville et du Port. Idéalement situé par rapport au centre ville et à la Promenade des Anglais. ​ Parking Privé gratuit sur place. WIFI gratuit
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Internet
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Private balcony
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
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8 boulevard Carabacel, 06000 Nice France
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Great for walkers
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Dave_D wrote a review Oct 2005
Vancouver, BC17 contributions45 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hotel Imperial was located for us by the owner of another hotel who was full up. Just three blocks away from Veux Nice and two easy blocks from the main Bus station, this was originally a mansion built by a rich industrialist in the late 19th century. Apparently it was also used by the German army as their headquarters during WWII. The couple who ran it were helpful and polite in responding to our many questions. Breakfast was typical with strong coffee, croissants, baguettes, OJ and yogurt. The rooms fitting with the architecture of the day, were huge, with very high ceilings and tall windows. One delightful surprise was the stubby and deep bathtub in our room. That was fun! Another feature was the huge flowing marble staircase that descends from the third floor to the main, with it’s stained glass windows and decorated walls. But the coolest item was the old cage type elevator, obviously added sometime in the 20th century, that once all the contacts were made correctly, carrier you to your floor. We paid 75 Euros per night and stayed for 3 nights (longer than we had planned). The Hotel Imperial became our home port to explore Veux Nice and the port area. A great find for us.
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Date of stay: October 2005
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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DougInverness wrote a review Sept 2012
Inverness62 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I can't believe that this hotel can continue to function. I've been here 3 times in the last year or so and it's always been very quiet, with an elderly couple running it apparently single-handed. I must admit I love the place: faded glory, certainly, but with a charm and style that more than compensates for the odd down-side.

I agree the lift is amazing and I particularly love the ceiling in the dining room: more like the Sistine Chapel than a hotel! Stained glass and decoratively-painted walls (not wallpaper as I first thought) add to the charm.

The building is well-located: 1 minute from LaTete Carree and about 10 by foot from Place Masena. The only meals I've eaten here were breakfasts, but they were fine - standard French mix of coffee (or chocolate), bread rolls, croissants, jam...

The Hotel is closed for a couple of months round Christmas.
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Date of stay: September 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Try to avoid a room on Boulevard Carabacel as there's a lot of traffic. Rooms vary a bit in...
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bluebellCork wrote a review May 2009
cork19 contributions20 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
beautiful building and very impressive public rooms on the ground floor. However 'basic' does not begin to describe the bedrooms on the second floor! 2nd floor bedroom decor inspired by dreary 1970s hostel, they were clean but tight, partitioned off areas for WC (partition doesn't go to ceiling) and shower that have no ventilation isn't really on these days - I won't go into the details. no bedside lights, found one plug following extensive search, for phone charger. Extremely noisy street outside all the time, 2nd floor rooms are like furnaces, no air-conditioning so was a choice between suffocation and lack of sleep - we chose lack of sleep. The owners were however very nice, breakfast was fine and it isn't that expensive (around E 90.00 for the night). In other words - was ok for one night but not longer. I understand from the rest of the party that the first floor rooms are better eg height, space etc. Some wonderful period design and detailing but unfortunately that wasn't reflected in the second floor rooms.
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Date of stay: May 2009
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ConstantineG wrote a review Sept 2008
Worthing, United Kingdom116 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
At the risk of my favourite hotel becoming hard to get a room in, I cannot recommend the Imperial highly enough. Do NOT expect an anodyne, same-as-any-hotel room. All the rooms are different sizes, the furniture (very comfortable) does not match. The ceilings are high. The most extraordinary features are the public areas - the cage lift, mentioned elsewhere, the marble staircase, the stained glass window on the staircase, the hand-painted wallpaper, the amazing living room with its metallic wallpaper, the painted ceiling in the dining room.
The hotel was designed by Biasini, who designed the extraordinary, huge, Regina at the top of the Bld Cimiez, where Matisse had a double apartment. Built as a hotel, the Regina is now a (very exclusive) apartment building.
There is wi-fi, satellite TV in the living room, and the bathrooms and wcs have been added since it was originally built, but one feels very little else has changed. Check out the very kitsch pictures!
You cannot fail to love this hotel as I do after many visits. M. Zakar and his sister will make you feel very welcome.
There is parking (a real bonus in Nice!). It is a short walk to the bus station and to the Old Town, Place Garibaldi - in fact, it really is very conveniently situated. The 30 bus outside goes to the mainline station
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Date of stay: August 2008
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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deepcovegirl86 wrote a review Sept 2011
Vancouver, Canada10 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived in Nice at rush hour after driving for 5 hours - tourism information centre sent us to the Hotel Imperial - central location, free parking, very cool inside with high ceilings, stained glass and lots of old world atmosphere - and comfortable beds - great find in Nice!
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Date of stay: September 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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kirasaabye wrote a review Sept 2010
Copenhagen, Denmark6 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is difficult to book a room, but you will be rewarded with charm and style, a la Hemingway and French bohemian.
We are a family of 5 and could not find a cheaper room in Nice, so our surprise was great when we saw this beautiful place. Only when we paid the bill, we could believe it was true
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Date of stay: July 2010Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GregA wrote a review May 2009
California19 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Set back from the road on a busy street, the hotel has large, clean rooms. Ours had a great view. The public space are airy with interesting wall coverings, nice décor and great light from the large sky light on the top floor. The hotel is an easy walk to the north end of the old town. Buses to anywhere are just steps outside the door and the easiest way to get to the museums up the hill (Musee Archeologique – worthwhile even if you're not a fan of Roman ruins; Musee Matisse – nice pieces but no thought to their grouping or presentation).

Be ware:
1 – The local hospital is just a few blocks away and ambulances rolling by with sirens on is common. (Close the windows and bring earplugs.)
2 – There is a flight of steps up to the welcoming entrance. (Once inside, there is an elevator up to the rooms.)
3 – Face it, no French hotel breakfast is worth the price. But, it is convenient and served in a gorgeous room. (The cheese was a welcome addition to the traditional coffee/tea, juice and bread/croissant offering.)

My husband spent a few days of our stay attending a conference at the Acropolis. You could not ask for a more convenient hotel. It was literally no more than a 10 minute walk (door of the hotel to inside the conference center).

Contact information for the hotel may be difficult to find. So, here is at least the phone:
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(They do have e-mail but I cannot locate the address at the moment.)
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Date of stay: April 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Hannah A wrote a review Jul 2013
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania6 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
A group of 12 people stayed here two nights, and only about half of the rooms we stayed in had air conditioning. The other rooms were so hot we all ended up sleeping on the floors of those who had air conditioning. The water pressure was terrible, it merely trickled out. It made it almost impossible to take a shower. The woman at the front desk was not friendly in the least, she was very impatient with the kids and was not very welcoming. I would only suggest this hotel if you request a room with air conditioning.
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Date of stay: July 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Angelika R wrote a review Jun 2012
New York City, New York6 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was absolutely gorgeous. I was here for a school trip and we all loved it very much. It was unique and pleasant. The room we had was enormous and we had a small balcony as well. Others in my group had larger balconies. The old fashioned elevator was awesome. The wi-fi didn't work very well in the rooms but I personally didn't mind. It worked in the lobby and the large floor rooms. The owners (or at least I think they were) were very kind to us. The breakfast we had was also very delicious. I know that my friends in the same room and I were very satisfied.
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Date of stay: April 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Penguincb wrote a review Jul 2008
South Carolina4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My tour group of about 50 stayed there during mid-June and it was by far my favorite hotel of the tour! The two owners were extremely kind and helpful and personally served us breakfast each morning. The decor was like stepping back into the 19th century. I stayed in a room w/ 3 other girls and we had a very spacious corner room and a very large bathroom with 3 large windows in all. We fell in love with this hotel and the city! I would recommend it to anyone and can't wait to get a chance to go back!
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Date of stay: June 2008
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
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Mike C wrote a tip Jun 2016
Darlington, United Kingdom13 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I was in room 10, it was huge beds were comfortable.had a huge bathroom."
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angeliquegilbert96 wrote a tip Jul 2013
Wakefield, Rhode Island8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't get room 10 if you want AC and wifi! All I know is that the corner rooms tend to have more difficulty with it."
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Maria N wrote a tip May 2013
Brussels, Belgium11 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room close to the wifi area"
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DougInverness wrote a tip Sept 2012
Inverness62 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to avoid a room on Boulevard Carabacel as there's a lot of traffic. Rooms vary a bit in quality, so have a look before committing."
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LOCATION
FranceProvence-Alpes-Cote d'AzurFrench Riviera - Cote d'AzurNiceCimiez
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Imperial?
Nearby attractions include Amaze Me (0.2 miles), Nobody - Escape Game (0.03 miles), and Fox in a Box Nice (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Imperial?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and free internet access.
Is parking available at Hotel Imperial?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Imperial?
Conveniently located restaurants include SMART DELIGHT ROOM, Origines, and Armavir Restaurant.
Is Hotel Imperial located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Nice.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Imperial?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (2.7 miles), Villa Kérylos (2.9 miles), and Monastere de Cimiez (1.2 miles).
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