We usually prefer more modern decor type of hotels, but this little hotel expected our expectations. The location was good (10 minutes stroll to the old town and railway station), right on the promenade, still quiet enough to be relaxing. Our room had a wonderfull sea view.
The room decor was ok, though the furniture was slightly old fashioned. However, the bathroom seemed brand new. Everything was very clean. While the hotel was not particularly "fancy", I can't recall the last time I came across such a well-kept hotell. The staff was very friendly and spoke good English (and Italian).
You could certainly see that this was a family-owned hotel, not a chain. We were accidentally charged for two breakfast that we did not have and did not notice this until we were home. In fact, we contacted the hotel about a month after our visit. They were very apologetic and immediately refunded the money paid.
The only (slightly) negative thing I could come up was about the beach in front of the hotel. It was a public beach but not as good as the one at the other end of the town, near old Menton. If you prefer to be closer to a serviced beach, you should look accommodation closer to the Italian border.
We didn't have breakfast at the hotel as we normally just have cafe au lait and croissant for breakfast. There were several boulangeries near by for this and every beach-side bar also offers light breakfast.
There was a jacuzzi and "a fitness room" on the roof top of the hotel, which we did not use. Please note that the jacuzzi is quite small and is covered. This is of course great if you visit outside the hot summer months.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Princess Richmond
- Princess Richmond Menton