There are two Novotels in Nice; one close to the airport and this (Nice Centre) which, despite its name, does not lie in the center but rather towards the outskirts of the center (a 15-20 min walk away from downtown Nice).
The hotel will not leave a lasting impression: it is old and worn down, with small rooms and claustrophobic bathrooms (even though we stayed in a "deluxe" room), dark hallways, a barely functioning set of elevators which often back up with queues of tired hotel guests.
The hotel is also placed right between two major streets leading heavy traffic in and out of downtown Nice, so plan on keeping the windows shut and place your faith in the last breaths of the barely functioning AC.
The lobby has been designed by someone with obvious anorexia problems, and the roof top pool (which is too shallow for you to swim in; think dipping pool) is mostly occupied by children and noisy teenagers.
The wifi comes in two options: slow and cheap or expensive and (allegedly) fast. There is no in-room entertainment system; only a micro-small TV.
While the breakfast is decent (albeit pricey), you should not venture into the "room service menu" or try any other kind of food at the hotel. In one word: terrible!
The hotel staff tries, however, to offer a good service experience, which is the ONLY reason why this review does not award the hotel a 2* rating. There is simply no reasonable way (even in Nice) for Novotol to justify the hotel prices they are charging for this testament to the "best" of concrete-inspired architecture from the 1980'ies.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the charm of renovated places in May 2017: Executive rooms, lobby, bar, restaurant, swimming pool and ephemeral rooftop bar. 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 on rooftop, our splendid patio or at the wellness area just in front the hotel. Be gourmet in our restaurant by tasting our mediterraneens 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