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“Nice for the Price”
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Hotel Gounod Nice
Ranked #63 of 205 Hotels in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Copenhagen, Denmark
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61 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Nice for the Price”
Reviewed 27 November 2011

The Hotel Gounod was the right choice for the right price. Our stay at the end of November was the off-season, thus making it very affordable for the location a 4 blocks from the sea. Keep in mind that you get what you pay for, so keep your expectations reasonable as you likely look for this hotel in search of a mid-priced option.

We had a 2 bedroom suite to accommodate our family of 4, something that seemed to be particularly challenging in Nice. Room 209 had 4 single beds in 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and small kitchenette (mini-fridge, sink and stove-top). The lobby and breakfast room were welcoming, but the guest rooms showed their age with considerable wear and tear. Our room on the Rue Gounoud was not as quiet as some other reviews mentioned, but others may have been off the street. On-site parking was a bonus, at an additiona charge, but the street parking was extremely limited. The hotel is within walking distance to the train station.

The breakfast was OK, standard offering of cereals, yogurt, cheese, ham & salami, canned fruit, and a choice of croissant or another pastry. Frankly, it was not too much and not exactly memorable. Staff was helpful upon request and provided solid recommendations for dinners that met our needs very well. Interestingly enough, they did not recommend their supposedly more luxurious sister hotel, The Splendid, and I understand why. The Splendid hotel restaurant was OK, but nothing special aside from a panoramic view.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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michel t, General Manager at Hotel Gounod Nice, responded to this review, 4 January 2012
bonjour thanks a lot for your kind comments; we were delighted to know you enjoyed your stay with us, and appreciate the value/price ratio, and look forward to welcoming you again
When you come again, please do not hesitate to let me know personnally
have a wonderful day and a very happy new year

michel tschann - gm
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

Stayed at this hotel for 5 nights room had tv shower ac balcony & a mini fridge which was good to keep a few beers in because going out was a rip off .staff were friendly & helpful .breakfast room got busy and ran out of food one morning .the train station is nearby but you are a bit of a walk frm the old town

  • Stayed September 2011
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2011

This was our first stay at the Gounod and having read recent reviews for this hotel, we were not disappointed. The room was large on the fifth floor and very quiet, which was important to us. We were able to sit on the balcony enjoying a glass of wine on most days of our stay in the beginning of October. The weather was excellent and as all guest are able to use the facilities at the adjacent hotel, all needs are catered for. The hotel staff were very helpful and comminicated well in English. The rooms may be slightly tired but does not detract from the enjoyment of our stay.

Room Tip: The street outside the hotel is not busy, but room at the back will be quiet. Some balconies are on...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2011

Our room (208) in this hotel was very small, no room to unpack properly as wardrobe was very small. Ceiling was peeling, paintwork on wood was in need of updating, the paint on the shutters was flaking off and in dire need of renovation.

Bathroom was nice but lacked shower curtain and bath mats so water went on floor making it very slippy.

Staff were ok generally but did not engage very much with guests unless you asked them questions. There was no real bar in reception where you could get a drink apart from a machine.

Breakfast room was freqeuntly cramped and on one occasion nearly ran out of food (3/9/11).

Although breakfast was continental style, some sausages and srambled eggs were available but would not reccomend either. Croisants were ok as were selections of jams, fruit cheeses and coffeee was ok.

Location to centre was good and only a short walk (uphill) to railway station.

Would not stay here again as felt very cramped and stay in hotel was only downside to our holiday, have seen better and cheaaper hotels close by so will try next time round.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room on the outside wall facing the street.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

Located in good and quiet location Nice -- easy to walk to many destinations. Roooms are straight forward and clean andcompletely reasonable rates for what you get. Very nice hotel staff -- helpful, especially Andre. Would recommend for anyone looking for a mid range hotel in Nice, great city.

Room Tip: I would suggest getting on a top floor facing out, but there is only one elevator, so sometimes have...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
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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Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Property: Hotel Gounod Nice
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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
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Ranked #63 of 205 Hotels in Nice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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, Wifi (nominal charge), satellite tv. Gounod's guests have acess to the panoramic pool and heated jacuzzi of the Splendid Hotel & Spa, next door, under same management ... more   less 
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