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“Friendly, convenient, and quaint: Le Grimaldi is good value for 3 or more nights”

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Hotel Le Grimaldi by HappyCulture
Ranked #18 of 203 Hotels in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 May 2009

My wife and young daughter stayed for a long weekend in April 2009, along with my wife's parents, at Le Grimaldi, just a 5-10 minute walk straight in-land from the beach and the Promenade des Anglais.

The hotel's interior is very clean and quaint. The lift was small but worked flawlessly. Our room and bathroom were of fairly large dimensions by continental standards. The bathroom had a large tub/shower and was outfitted with tasteful marble tile. The third floor room had large French doors that opened to a cement balustrade that overlooked the street -- at night, street noise was not a problem. The beds were firm and comfortable, and the hotel provided a child's travel bed at no cost. My wife's parent's room was even larger than ours, with a sofa to boot. Although the hotel probably falls in the middle of the price range for 4-stars in the area, we took advantage of an offer to have a fourth night for free, which made the per-night cost of the hotel (essentially, four nights for the price of three) downright cheap in comparison to many others in the same category and area.

Although breakfast was not included in the price of the room, the hotel offered a similar deal on the price of breakfast --- if one ate breakfast there for each of the four days we were there and thereby took advantage of the cheaper price, the costs were comparable for what one would find at cafe/bars in the area (we know this because we looked around before settling on breakfast in the hotel). As for the breakfast offered, it was plentiful and diverse -- they offered boiled or scrambled eggs, cereals, various breads and croissants, fresh and dried fruit, juices, cheese and meats, yogurts, and of course coffee and teas.

Of particular note was the attitude of the staff -- extremely helpful, very friendly, and thoughtful throughout. We would definitely stay at this hotel again, no questions asked...although we'd aim for 3+ nights.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 May 2009

The rooms were a little small but they were clean, well serviced and the bathroom was just perfect. The staff were excellent, had breakfast a few mornings - not great value but good selection. The location is great, lots of nice restaurants around and great shops. Got a Christmas shopping package so the price was very good.

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2009

We stayed at Le Grimaldi in April 2009 (4 nights, during Orthodox Easter) and we loved it!
First of all, the hotel is really well located, close to the promenade, the Old Town, the Market and the Massena Square. Also, it's close (walking distance) to the main train station (one can catch a train to Grasse, Cannes, Eze etc) and to the bus terminal (buses to Monaco etc).
Secondly, we loved the room (27) - really comfy with great view on a church tower and a big bathroom (shower & bathtub).
The staff was very friendly and helpful, also. The hotel had 2 PCs next to the reception desk used for free internet access. To use one's own laptop, internet cards were sold at the reception and could be used in the lobby or in the room for those with good laptops (wireless had good signal up to the 2nd floor).

The breakfast was not a great display of choices, but this is usual for most French hotels - croissants, jams, eggs, cheeses, pressed ham, yogurt, fresh fruit, corn flakes.

The only not-so-good thing was the wooden floor in the room, a little bit too squeaky.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 May 2009

When thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Le Grimaldi. On arrival our room wasn't ready but the receptionist recommended to walk to the flower market and we spent the whole morning in old Nice. Had lunch in a small family run restaurant called Acchiardo. To be recommended!
Our room - no. 135 - was bright, nicely decorated, of a reasonable size and spotless clean. We had booked a package on the hotel's website which included breakfast and a day at the beach.
Outstanding service. Nice lady serving breakfast, and reception staff were always happy to help with train timetables and restaurant recommendations.
We've also appreciated the free internet connection and free printing of our boarding pass.
We will be back!

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JDStorey
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Reviewed 29 April 2009

Easter 2008 we stayed at The Windsor Hotel but opted for Le Grimaldi this Easter because of the special offer on their website, we stayed 5 nights but only paid for 4! The hotel were most helpful in booking restaurants in advance of our visit and the room was very well equiped with one exception the hairdryer lead was not long enough to enable one to look in mirror and dry hair at the same time but hopefully that will be sorted by our next visit. The complimentry bottle of water on arrival was most welcome after our long flight and the beds were very comfortable. The location was excellent, room could have been better soundproofed but that's a problem almost everywhere these days. I would certainly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with friends
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1  Thank merrion4
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Reviewed 18 April 2009

I was very disappointed with Le Grimaldi. It is definetely not a 4 star hotel and not a good value for the money. The room is very basic and the carpeting is old. The front desk is seldom willing to help. Besides, everything is extra: wifi (only in the lobby and very expensive), breakfast at 15 euros per person. They even charged for a stamp (0.85!!) . There is also no parking place, you have to use the public one nearby: 23 euros/day. Never again!

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mariomau
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Reviewed 4 April 2009

I agree with the other reports - great location - very efficient and helpful staff; but I am not sure the hotel provided us with the stay we wanted for the price. Fair enough Nice and the South of France are expensive so the hotel was better value than the larger hotels - and is it is a B & B. The lobby area was nicely decorated though not extensive; the lift small but then this is an old building and not a real problem. The beds were very comfortable; the bedroom was a fair size but had no comfortable soft furnished chair or small sofa; indeed the only wooden chair and footstool were about to collapse! The bathroom was well done; with good complimentary products - but neither the room or bathroom were as clean as they should have been - not dirty - just in need of a little more care and attention by housekeeping. I am sorry to say the sound proofing room to room was totally non exhistant - take ear plugs! Would we stay there again - probably not - would we recommend it, not too sure? Possibly with the above reservations = it was a nice hotel in Nice but not what we were looking for, others may disagree and love it.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank djthomas
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Additional Information about Hotel Le Grimaldi by HappyCulture

Address: 15 rue Grimaldi, 06000 Nice, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice > Centre , Jardin Albert 1er
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Nice
#45 Romantic Hotel in Nice
Price Range: £53 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Le Grimaldi by HappyCulture 4*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A few steps from the famous Promenade des Anglais and the beach of Nice in the heart of downtown, Le Grimaldi is ideally located for your stay in Nice. The hotel is the perfect illustration of our taste for the Provence and the Azur Coast. You will find a colourful, a warm atmosphere and allude to with modernity the eclectism of the Riviera. ... more   less 
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