Menton is located along the French Riviera near numerous resort towns. Its main advantage is that it is considerably less expensive than nearby towns, yet it provides easy access to not only the beach, but numerous picturesque hill towns and villages.
Hotel Lemon is conveniently located just a few blocks to the beach and about a kilometer or so from the old town. The stroll along the waterfront to the old town is very nice. The hotel itself is quite basic, with no frills or extra amenities. What you get is a basic room that is quite small. The bathroom is diminutive, with a shower that is extremely tight. Drop the soap and you have to exit the stall to pick it up. My wife and I have stayed at small inns and B&Bs throughout Europe, so we are OK with small rooms. This shower, however, is one of the smallest we have ever experienced.
The biggest drawback regarding the room we had is that it is noisy. There is no air conditioning, so I requested a fan, which the clerk was happy to provide. Still, it was very warm, forcing us to open the window. The hotel is located on a fairly busy street, so traffic and pedestrian noise was quite pronounced. Even ear-plugs didn't block out all of the noise. Closing the window helped some, but the room became quite stuffy.
Breakfast was usual French fare: bread and jellies. The weather was nice our first morning, so we were able to enjoy it in the hotel's nice courtyard.
Hotel Lemon is suitable for a short stay in this region. It is basic, albeit a bit cramped, but it does provide the necessities. If you plan on spending some time relaxing in a hotel, however, you should probably pay a bit more and seek accommodations that offer a bit more.
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