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“Good small hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Appia Hotel

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Appia Hotel
Ranked #84 of 126 Hotels in Cannes
London, England
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102 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Good small hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

I stayed here for 5 nights last week when I was in town for an event at Palais Des Festivals. I stayed in a two man room facing the main road. No noise though. The room was really small which was absolutely fine, the shower temperate was great, you could make it run super hot if you wanted to. There's a cupboard to store your clothes in and they fold the clothes you leave out when they clean the room which is very nice! But I felt so guilty I made sure they were all in the cupboard after the first night!

Breakfast is served downstairs in the morning - you get an entire pot of coffee/tea/hot chocolate to yourself, and are served with croissants and the like, with jam and a glass of orange juice. A nice light breakfast to begin the day!

It is well located, just off of a square (Place Gambetta) that has a market in the morning. The square also has a Monorpix, a Tex Mex and a great Armenian Kebab shop. The Tex Mex is good as well, I've reviewed it here already. It's around 10 minute walk from Palais De Festivals and very close to the river front.

I'm not sure on pricing because the hotel was booked for me.

Wifi is free and coupons can be collected from reception, one per device. You'll only need to log in once.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013 via mobile

Following the advice of others on trip advisor, I booked a room via telephone with a fax confirmation. An easy 10 min walk from the train station, the hotel reception was friendly and efficient. My room was average in size with bright cheery colors. I appreciated how quiet the hotel was as it is located in a cul de sac just off a commercial street. Many restaurants are a short walk away with the beach within 10 min. Breakfast was simple but adequate. All in all a great small hotel made even better by the warm and friendly father and daughters who welcome their guests.

Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Ipswich
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

I have stayed in Cannes many times for work but have never previously come across the Appia, which is close by a market square and just five or ten minutes walk from the Croisette and the Palais. My room was up some pretty precipitous stairs, but was comfortable, quiet and lacking nothing (except perhaps another power point!) The hotel is spotless, the owners friendly and helpful, there is free and efficient wi-fi throughout. I never had time for the breakfast but it looked very nice. Will definitely go again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

We had a really amazing stay in the Appia Hotel in Cannes! The hotel is located just steps from the main street where there is lots of shopping and there are restaurants of all price ranges in every direction. The train station is about a 5 - 10 minute walk and across from the station is a large monoprix! If you don't need all the selection there is a "monop" just 1.5 blocks from the hotel. The hotel was clean and the air conditioning worked really well! People commented on the room being small but for two people the room was just fine! There was even a little closet to hang things and put stuff on shelves.
The beach is also really close to the hotel. Some hotels say "the beach is just 5 minutes away!" but then you walk down and find that the water is there but it is a private beach or inaccessible. This hotel really is just a 5 minute walk. If you just walk straight towards the water you will come to the public beach. We found the best place to be against the fence that separates the public and private beaches. If you do happen to walk a beach chair though they are only about 6.5 euros for the day at some of the private beaches.
We had an amazing time visiting the island of Marguerite and if you go make sure you walk across the island where you will see the most clear water! It isn't the best spot for suntanning and laying out for the day but really good for swimming and if you snorkel you can see some fish!
Highly recommend this hotel as a budget option for visiting the French Riviera and also Cannes turned out to be a perfect spot to go to the beach and do sightseeing!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

I’ve stayed here six times now and it’s an absolute gem. The location is slap bang on the main shopping street of Rue Antibes but, up an alleyway so you are shielded from the noise of the passing crowds and traffic. La Croisette is 5 minutes walk away as is The Palais and the bars and restaurants. The rooms are basic but clean and have excellent air conditioning – very important here in summer! The staff are very friendly and helpful and speak excellent English. On top of all this the price is an absolute bargain. If you are looking for a luxury spa hotel in which to while away your holiday by the pool then this isn’t it but, if you are looking for a clean air conditioned place to sleep in a central location then this is possibly Cannes best kept secret!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2011

By last minute chance I was forced to book Appia hotel The reasons were to stay the closer the better to the Palace of Festivals where I was supposed to go twice a day for a whole week. The reviews I read looked optimistic so the choice was made.
The hotel location is hard to find even by a taxi - the address and actual place differ. Hotel is placed in a small crooked lane just of 20 meters away from the address location. It could be easier if from the main street there was a navigation sign or an arrow with hotel name. If this were in lace I would have found my way back the first days much faster and easier.
The hotel itself impressed better. I was prepared to get some unpleasant surprises but to my luck there very few. First of all there is a 24-hour reception with a very helpful and polite staff. The hotel is run by a family of a father and 2 daughters working in turn. All are very kind and assist with all requests.
The hotel has an elevator. The rooms are small, but clean and air-conditioned. The bathroom is tiny, though it is equipped with a shower and toilet with a sink, no bide. All worked well, though due to some old tubes the nasty smell from the bathroom at the end of the day could be felt.
The room has only 1 socket for electronic device thus I had to plug in my phone and laptop in turn. Another problem was to use a hair dryer - the mirror and the plug in are in different corners of the room. By the way, the iron and ironing facilities and the hair dryer you need to ask from the reception. The room has an open wardrobe with plenty of hangers, a small table and two folding chairs. The window opens in one way without a possibility being fixed. There is a problem with mosquitoes in case you want to sleep with an open window. My room windows were looking to the tiny lane which first seemed to be very quiet. But it was not - early at 6.30 each day the garbage removal truck came with all the noise for 10 minutes.
My way to Palace of festivals was about 12 minutes of walk, very nice and short in the warm and sunny morning. The way back is more difficult as the you need to go up the hill though not that steep. Probably it was not easy for me as I spent the whole day on foot and in the business dress code. In case you want to enjoy the walking in the center of Cannes it is better to have the most comfort footwear you have.
Another thing to note is the impossibility to call for a taxi in case you need to get from one place in the center to another and that takes on foot 20 minutes. The taxi drivers refuse to come especially in the morning and evening! Even if you try to agree on the double price!
On the whole the hotel is OK: it has free Wi-Fi, a parking place though costly, very modest breakfast, though you can eat in a lot of cafes nearby. Taxi fair from Nice airport to Cannes hotel depends on the day time and varies from 65 EUR to 95 EUR. In the city the taxi takes 10 eur even if the meter shows 7 :)
I will recommend this hotel for a 2-3 day stay but for a longer visit I would prefer another one.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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New York, NY
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2011

I spent a few days in Cannes, but due to a change in plans, i needed to spend just one night at the Appia Hotel.

THE PRO's: Excellent, CENTRAL LOCATION on a small street (more of an alley) just a few blocks from the beach and Croisette, and steps from restaurants, cafes, and shopping. ELEVATOR. Good working A/C. FREE WIFI. VERY NICE, HELPFUL STAFF. TV.
Single room was small, but i've had smaller, and there were actually some little details that enhanced the "usabiliy" of the room, such as storage units and closets. Bathroom also small, but reasonably laid out and clean. MOST IMPORTANTLY- THE PRICE... it was around $70 which is cheap, especially for Cannes where most things are overpriced.

CONS: Well, it's a simple, no frills budget hotel. Room was pretty clean, but decor rather dated. That's about as negative as it gets.

All in all, this place offers good value for the price, as long as you're not planning to spend a lot of time in the room. I spent a comfortable night there, and then due to prior obligations, had to move to a slightly nicer budget hotel a couple of blocks away, which was probably about $40-50 more expensive. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Appia Hotel
Address: 6 rue Marceau, 06400 Cannes, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Cannes
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #84 of 126 Hotels in Cannes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Appia Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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