I am a little ambivalent to this hotel, because some things were very good, whereas others were returning irritations. I stayed for almost two weeks because of work in the nearest city of Cannes. Trains were frequent during daytime and took only ten minutes (but the last one is at 20.45 on weekdays, so beware!), so Juan-les-Pins is a great opportunity because prices are less than half of those in Cannes (especiall during the film festival in May).
The location of Hotel au Tropico was absolutely great, a few minutes walk from the train station and a few minutes to the nice little public beach. Bakeries, supermarkets and small restaurants are very nearby, and yet you hear no music or noise from any bars or clubs. The street does however have some heavy traffic, and this can be a problem if you are a light sleeper, especially in the morning. For me this was not a big issue, but I still had problems sleeping due to paper thin walls between the rooms. You depend on quiet neighbours. If your neighbour wants to watch television half the night or fight heavily with his girlfriend, you are almost sure to hear every word. As for the room, it was simple but nice, with comfortable new beds, and always impeccably clean. Internet connection was always great, which was important for me, so thank you for that! Breakfast was allright if you are into sweet things: Bread, a croissant, honey, jam and nutella. If you prefer salty food like cheese or ham you are better off in a cafés nearby, where breakfast also cost less.
A warning about the hotel’s claim that you can make your own coffe or tea in the room (which for me is so important that I often choose hotel based on it): The information is simply ot correct, the rooms have no water boilers. When I asked the very friendly guy at the reception he offered me a pot of hot water, but this won’t help if you leave in the morning before 7 am or return after 9 pm, when the reception is closed. I ended up buying my own waterboiler, to be able to drink my morning and evening tea.
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