Just got back from a 7 night stay at this hotel. We didn't pick it based on any reviews, just on location, wifi (to Skype the kids back home) and parking.
First the negatives:- The wifi isn't very good, it is very, very slow and you can forget things like Skype. The next thing, as previously mentioned, is that it is quite noisy from both neighbours within the hotel and from outside. We were on the sea facing side which also backs onto a courtyard and an apartment block so there is quite a lot of noise from 7.30am or so. Then there is the parking, it is quite limited so you must pre-book it and if you have a car there is no real alternative as any sort of free parking in the town is nigh on impossible.
All that said, our room was big enough for us with a large en-suite and all with ice-cold air con. As the temperature was up near 40 degrees this was welcome. There was a small balcony with a shade and a TV that appeared to have lots of channels, but we never turned it on.
The best thing about the hotel was it's location. Beaulieu is about halfway between Monaco and Nice and the train station is only a couple of minutes walk away where 2 euros gets you to either location in less than 15 minutes. If you prefer a bus ride then that is down the bottom of the road.
There is a large supermarket nest to the station or a 24hr shop across the road as well as a daily market (larger on Saturdays), coffee shops, boulangeries and bars within a couple of minutes walk. The beach is at the bottom of the hill, about ten minutes walk away.
While there we spent most of our time at the adjoining Cap Ferrat where the beach was nicer and the restaurants more varied. It's a couple of miles walk, but you do this along the coastal promenade, so it's not a chore!
The staff at the hotel all spoke better English than our French and were very helpful. When it came to bill time we were given an unexpected discount due to the lift breaking down for a couple of days. Not something which bothered us but it was a very nice touch.
If we return to the area then we will definitely look to stay here again. Having been in to Nice a few times I would not stay there now after staying in somewhere as pleasant as Beaulieu.
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