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Hotel Gounod Nice
Ranked #63 of 203 Hotels in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 August 2011

We enjoyed the Gounod. It was friendly (some staff did not speak English [my problem, of course, not theirs]) good breakfast. The rooms was, perhaps, a little tired, but we've stayed in much worse for much more money.
The location is a short walk from everywhere and has the benefit of being quiet in the evening/night.
Recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

This is a true french style 3 star hotel and after reading some of the negative comments, some people seem to be expecting a four star plush hotel for the price of this one!
I have just stayed here for a week with my two children, aged 14 and 11. The room was plenty big enough. Nicely decorated. Spotlessly clean with new bedding everyday. Ok there was no shower curtain, but unless you have octopus arms, the water stayed in the bath. The staff were very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was good - we didn't expect a hot selection to be on offer. Use of the facilities next door at their sister hotel was brilliant. My children loved the pool. Hope to return next summer.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

Hotel is in good location being less than 10 minutes walk from both the seafront and railway station. Check in and out were both speedy.

We had a room on the 4th floor which was modern and spacious. The room faced the rear of the hotel. The bed was kingsize. The bathroom had a bath and a separate shower. There was also a separate dressing area.

The breakfast room was small but we always got a table without waiting. The breakfast selection was good as was the service when required.

We had access to the swimming pool , bar and restaurant at the Hotel Splendide next door although we did not have time to use these facilities.

All in all, Hotel Gounod exceeded my expectations and I will certainly return

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

Travelled here with my partner for a three nite stay and thoroughly enjoyed this hotel and nice.
Although the gounod has limited facilities we found our room and the staff to be of a high standard also the breakfasts were quite acceptable.
We used the pool /jacuzzi on the rooftop of the hotel splendid next door which was very pleasant
We loved Nice, it is a great city for walking round and the choice of restaurants is amazing.
Also we would recommend jumping on a bus and visiting the mountain village of Eze.
We would be happy to return to this hotel as we had a very enjoyable time.

Room Tip: Our room was no503 and was a large double with a large bathroom and space to lounge with a couple of...
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

Once again, the Hotel Gounod exceeded expectations. Mr. Meyer, the Manager, was as charming, knowledgeable and courteous as ever and Laurent, in the breakfast room , provided excellent service. The maids kept the room spotlessly clean. The view from the balcony is without compare and the hotel is is located in a very elegant part of Nice, close to the the main shopping streets of Jean Medecin and Gambetta. It is within easy walking of the Promenade and the Old Town. I wnat to give a special mention to the restaurant of the Splendid (Gounod's sister hotel next door) which has a panoramic view of Nice, the sea and the towns leading to Italy with a wonderful chef, Jean-Louis Bund. .

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

I reviewed this Hotel Gounod a couple of years ago, and said it was "the most charming hotel in the world." Well, guess what? We went back last year and this year, and it is still the most charming hotel in the world. Been there around 10 times. The concierges are most respectful and very friendly. They are always extremely helpful whenever any questions are asked, especially Eric. The breakfasts are absolutely delicious, including eggs, sausage, cereal, orange juice, cheeses, croissants, fruit-filled and chocolate pastries, ham, and others. The breakfast room is waitstaffed by Laurent, who is one of the kindest people we have ever met. And a great worker, of course. The rooms are kept spotlessly clean, and all cleaned by the time we finished breakfast. Many rooms have balconies, which are very pleasant and relaxing. Hotel is located only a few minutes from the gorgeous Promenade, and only a few minutes from delicious restaurants, such as Le Jockey, and Meyerbeer Restaurant. Rooftop dining and a pool at the Splendid Hotel next door (sister hotel) provides great food and a panoramic view of the city. We will absolutely go to the Hotel Gounod again, perhaps again this year.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

My husband and I have just returned from this hotel in Nice. We stayed from Thursday 14th - Tuesday 19th July for our wedding anniversary. We arrived and were not too impressed by the full bins outside the entrance, it was Bastille Day so we assumed that it was due to the national holiday. Upon entering the hotel we were greeted by a very nice man and check in was super fast and efficient. We then used the lift - crikey it was scary. It had see through cracked tiles in the roof that rattled when we moved and it shuddered up to the 5th floor!! We entered our suite - room 510 - expecting a decent sized suite. The suite was a bedroom with very tired decor and ceiling tiles [ chest of drawers, two bedside tables, large mirrored wardrobe with plenty of hangers,chair, television and a fantastic fridge which we kept our beers cold in!! ] , a sitting area [ separated by door from bedroom ] with a sofa single bed, a dressing table with chair and a mirror above. The bathroom had a fantastic new, modern, power shower with massage jets - bliss after a day sightseeing! It had toilet [ obviously ] basin, storage underneath and a mirrored vanity cupboard - lots of space and a heated towel rail. There was a window with roll down shutters in the seating room and a shuttered, double glazed, window in the bedroom. We opened up the doors and stepped out onto a large terrace which was a wonderful bonus as we werent expecting it. The terrace had a plastic cheap table and two plastic cheap chairs. It was clean, but needed pots of flowers, nice loungers, pipes covered and some t.l.c and it could be a wonderful place to sit - sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon. The bedroom area had individually controlled air con which was bliss!! It worked perfectly - housekeeping came every day to make beds, change towels and closed the curtains / shutters on both windows and put the air con for us - they were really efficient - as were all the staff we met. We had booked a suite due to my husband snoring and he slept in the seating area on the single sofa bed and I had the double bed in the bedroom - I didn't hear him snoring and slept fine - no noise from road due to double glazing.My husband didn't sleep well due to the awful noisy,annoying pipes that constantly crackled all night - awful plumbing - the sofa bed was hard and he ached from it...but due to snoring thats were he stayed!! poor bloke!
We passed on the breakfast 10Euros each - we bought fruit from the lovely lady in the supermarket nearby - cheaper! We looked into the 'dining room' and if Im honest it was depressing...could be much better!
The hotel is in a great location in Nice - 5 min walk to the prom, 15min to the train station. We went to Cannes, Monte Carlo and Monacco on the train - fab!! We went to the station at about 10.30pm to find out train times for the next day and it was scary - we felt very threatened so don't go there at night. I wouldn't want to stay any further 'out' of the centre than where the Gounod is as the area goes downhill.
Nice in general is grimy,grubby and there is lots of dog mess - not good at all. It needs a good scrub - the buildings are lovely, the promenade is good for people watching, the flower market is nice, the port is good for seeing fab yachts and rich people!! But we wouldn't stay in Nice again - we would stay in Cannes as its clean and chic.!!
The hotel is ideal if you get a good deal on the price as the location is good and the sister hotel, next door, the Splendid hotel has a rooftop terrace that is ideal after a hard day of walking to rest your weary feet in the pool. Don't expect French glamour - the hotel needs to be smartened up and jobs finished off.. Oh yes - the bins were emptied at night and they were moved away from the entrance!!

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 3 rue Gounod, 06000 Nice, France
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Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice > Musiciens
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
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Ranked #63 of 203 Hotels in Nice
Price Range: £46 - £189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gounod Nice 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the city center, 400 meters from the beach, casinos, and boutiques area, the Gounod is charming 3 stars hotel typical of Nice architecture from the early 1900s'43 rooms, private parking, air conditioning, free Wifi, satellite tv. Gounod's guests have access to the panoramic pool , heated jacuzzi and sauna and fitness of the Splendid Hotel & Spa, next door, under same management ... more   less 
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