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Hotel Palm Garavan
Ranked #8 of 30 Hotels in Menton
Certificate of Excellence
Custer, South Dakota
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Very nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

We looked at hotels on tripadvisor and found this gem. It was a great place to stay and wish we had more than 1 night in Menton. Room was clean and nice. Service was great and everybody was extremely nice. Location is also great. Lots of restaraunts and sights to see with in walking distance . Menton is a great place to visit and we will be back!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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PalmGaravan, Propriétaire at Hotel Palm Garavan, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Hello,

It was a pleasure to make you feel at ease in our hotel. Thank you very much for your message.
May we wish you a nice white Christmas and all the best for this new year !

Catherine & Olivier
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

Wanting to attend a medical meeting I had to remain in Menton a couple of days. Therefore, having planned to spend there a short vacation on next Christmas, I took this occasion for a visit to a few hotels which had to meet my main requirements, and namely the proximity to the seafront and the center and a garage, since parking in Menton is very hard. In two of them I have also spent a night and the Palm Garavan, screened on the basis of Trip Advisor judgement, has been the first one.
Excellent location, just in front of the sea, a few steps from the old town and from several restaurants, with a garage to be booked in advance since places are not many. The hotel, 20 rooms only , managed by a couple extremely kind and helpful, is everywhere very clean. I had a not noisy sea-and mountain view room, with a bathroom sufficiently large and a balcony supplied with two deckchairs. Plenty of hangers but ( and this is the only rather negative feature I can mention ) no drawers, replaced by a mobile, plastic container with several open compartments. No restaurant but a good breakfast is available. And the prices ? Unbelievably fair:110 Euros the room, 10 the garage and from 5 to 10 the breakfast.
I have spent the second night at the Princess & Richmond hotel, near to the meeting venue, which is larger and better furnished than the Palm Garavan, but not very close to the centre and with a busy road between the hotel and the beach creating a lot of noise also at night.
Finally, I have just had a quick look round at the only 4 star hotel in Menton, the Napoleon ( nice but no garage and noisy as the Princess ), and to the Royal Westminster ( very well looking from the outside, but with no garage and, above all, showing inside many signs of a generalized , depressing ageing .
In conclusion, I think that the Palm Garavan hotel fully deserves to be considered one of the first choices in Menton and, needless to add it, I'll spend there my Christmas vacations.

Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Shanghai, China
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45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

We arrived late in Menton and found this hotel on the way to Italy, conveniently located just in front of the beach, a very warm welcome from the front desk which speaks fluently french and Italian, their last room was on the second floor, i guess this room was for disabled people because the shower was equiped with a sit. The bathroom is really nice, italian style, with a non slippery high quality floor all around. Room was well decorated, the bed was very confortable. The parking is quite expensive, 10 euros, and fortunately it was full so we had no choice but to find a free parking place in the street just next to the hotel.
We will definitly come back

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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PalmGaravan, Propriétaire at Hotel Palm Garavan, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Hello,

We are glad you enjoyed this moment in our hotel and we thank you very much for your kind message.
We hope we'll have the opportunity to accommodate you again in the near future,
Best regards.

Catherine & Olivier
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Pully, Switzerland
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Strengths: very clean, close to the beach (across the road), many restaurants in the area, close to the main pedestrian mall with shops and restaurants, nice and helpful staff

Weaknesses: no view (in our case: on the parking), can't close completely the shower cabin (which means you wet half of the bathroom), price of the parking (10 euro per day), bad soundproofing of the rooms (we could literally heard what was the topic of the conversations in the next room... when it was a conversation ...).

However, in general, this hotel is pretty good and can be recommended as a very good accommodation to stay in Menton.

We had a small problem in our room the first day, but it was fixed immediately after we mentioned it to the reception.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nyon, Switzerland
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

I remain suprised that this hotel is ranked number 1 in Menton. There are still a lot of issues that need sorting out like the showers without doors, which flooded the floor in the bathroom we had, and the walls needing attention where the paint has been scuffed, like round the "wardrobe" area. (The sound proofing between rooms could be better too but I guess that would be a major job.)
On the positive side the owners are very friendly and are fully aware of the improvements which they need to make. So I would say the hotel is one to consider for future stays as the location and the staff are very good and the practicalities will no doubt be sorted out with time.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 1 night on our way back home from the Côte d'azur trip. We did not booked the hotel and got it by chance as we just passed by. The hotel couple was very friendly and helful and we got a perfect clean, well equipped and modern room in the 3rd floor. The room was very quiet. What we have to point out is the friendlyness of the hotel couple as they helped us with our luggage, to park the car, gave us perfect restaurant tipps, etc. Once we will visit Menton again, we only would book the Palm Garavan Hotel (next time + baby) ;-)

cheers

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

We stayed at Palm Garavan for 3 nights. It is a very nice small hotel. The owner were very helpful with any questions we might have. The breakfast is o.k. I've had better choices, but it was fine. The room was very clean and airy with a nice balcony with a view of the ocean. We had a room on the side of the hotel so we did not hear any noises from the street. Parking was right next to the hotel but there was a fee for this service. Walking distance to the Old part of Menton and restaurants. Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Do not take a room in front of the hotel as it might be noise.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Palm Garavan
Address: 3 avenue Porte de France, 06500, Menton, France
Region: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Menton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 30 Hotels in Menton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently renovated, in front of the Sablette beaches, close to restaurents. Two step from the old town and the botanic garden Val Rameh. Parking place at 10€ per night in the hotel and free in the street. ... more   less 
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