This hotel was known as L'Orangerie and the name still shows above the front entrance. Its very large public rooms and dining room accommodates large groups brought in by French tour buses. It is set away from the street up a long paved walkway through a grove of trees and shrubs. One must look for the narrow wrought iron blue gate along the street with the Hotel Vacanciel name or miss the entrance to the walkway. It is a 5-10 minute walk from the 110 (Nice Airport bus--EUR 30 RT) stop (Bioves) or the 100 public bus (EUR 1.50) to Nice via Monaco. The west bound stop for both is on Ave Thier just beyond Ave Verdon, so very convenient travelwise. The train station for a quick trip to Ventimiglia, Italy (EUR 4 RT) is very close, too.
We had a park view room so very quiet. Floors are grey wood, no carpeting. Bathrooms are small with shower. Soaps are tiny in paper wrappers but 2 new every day. No facial tissue or lotion. Room was decent size for 2 people.
Everything clean and new towels everyday if old ones left on the floor. Good elevator service. Slight English at the front desk but much information about local buses and nearby towns as well as hotel history posted in a hallway by the elevator.
The breakfast was ample but since large groups were there most days supplies did run out if arriving late. Set dinners with 2 main choices were served for those with a group and perhaps others but we didn't try them
Many restaurants downtown in the old part of Menton which was a good 15-20 min walk and the rocky beach and promenade about the same distance.
We chose the hotel for its convenience to public transportation but it did not have a lot of ambience sometimes found in old world hotels.
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