We stayed at Le Meridien as a post cruise extension on a Viking River Cruise South of France sailing. (Whole review on Cruise Critic: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2038879&page=2&highlight=celticmutt )
The Le Meridian is a bland-looking but extremely well-placed hotel right on the Promenade des Anglais. This places the hotel right across the street from the Mediterranean and within easy walking distance of Old Town, some of the casinos, good restaurants and shopping and simply extraordinary people-watching. The room was small, but well-appointed. A number of reviewers have lauded the beds saying they got a great night's sleep here. (I'm thinking it might be the sea air coupled with a lot of good sight-seeing as I found the beds to be quite ordinary.) All of the Viking assigned rooms were court-yard facing so I can only comment on same which offered a boring, brick-front view. We were offered a €45 per night upgrade to ocean facing rooms but most of those we were traveling with declined as we didn't intend to be in the room for anything but sleeping.
The roof top Terrace Restaurant was a great stop for lunch if a bit pricey. The view of the sea from the 9th floor made the stop well worthwhile! We also dined in the off-lobby restaurant for dinner one night and were very disappointed. It was the same menu so maybe without the view, things were just not the same. We also dined in the adjacent restaurant for the buffet breakfast all three days we were there. Food here was quite good, but since it was "included" with our plan, I can't comment much about price.
All-in-all, I'd recommend the hotel for a stay in Nice especially if location appeals to you. And in this town, it should!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At n°1 Promenade des Anglais, Le Méridien Nice is set in the perfect location, facing the sea, right in the centre of town. Featuring a a roof top terrace with the main restaurant "La Terrasse" offering a spectacular view and a taste of the Mediterranean and a heated swimming pool, the hotel also benefits from an indoor restaurants, "Le Colonial Café," in a relaxing lounge setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien Nice Hotel Nice
- Meridien Nice
- Nice Le Meridien