We booked the Novotel Nice Centre through a website, which presented the hotel quite nicely, thus we decided to give it a go. It is nicely located near a tram stop (approx. 3-5 min walk), which is pleasantly convenient.
Usually, hotels swipe your card for incidentals, so when we were asked for a credit card, it was no news to us. To charge us €300 for a room that is absolutely bland and -literally- nothing to break, I found it extortionate. Very disappointing that there was no explanation why the hotel has such a policy. Don't hurry to say that 'this is France, there's a language barrier...'. Everyone, literally everyone speaks good English in Nice. It is an international touristic destination, so such behaviour is not acceptable. We were told that the room is a Superior room at 6th floor (top floor), which created expectations. Mind that this is a 4-star hotel.
Far from Superior... Awful view to the deserted exhibition centre, noisy air-conditioning, dirty carpet (hasn't been hoovered for ages). The toilet seat is located in a separate cabinet (yet it is that small), which is not suitable for the average, claustrophobic person. No access to a washing bin when in the small cabinet. There is no space, for example a shelf, to put your book, phone, iPad when you're done. The floor hasn't been mopped for ages as well.
I couldn't even wash my hands... Each time the tap was running, a strong -particularly unpleasant odour- was coming out of the washing bin drains. The air extraction grills were all dusty and filthy. For a 4-star hotel, this is unacceptable.
BED & PILLOWS
Really uncomfortable mattress. No pillow choices. Current pillows are not really pillows...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice Old Town, freely escape towards Cannes, Monaco and Corsica. Ideally located at 10 min from the old town, the flower market, the sea and the famous "Promenade des Anglais". Our hotel, in front of The Acropolis Congres Center, is fitted with a free Wifi Access, and provides 5 meeting rooms. Take time to relax in our panoramic swimming pool, our splendid patio or at the wellness area just in front the hotel. Be gourmet in our restaurant by tasting our bio dishes selection. Allow yourself to be pampered at the Novotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Nice Centre Hotel Nice
- Accor Nice Centre
- Nice Novotel