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“Nice affordable hotel in good location”
Review of Hotel Gounod Nice

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Hotel Gounod Nice
Ranked #64 of 203 Hotels in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 June 2010

We stayed 4 nights at Hotel Gounod.

The staff are friendly and speak good English. Our room was spacious and very clean. If you want luxury, them you should look elsewhere and pay a lot more. This hotel is clean and comfortable and good value for its 3 star rating.

Breakfasts were fine - fresh fruit , cereals, juices, croissants , breads, cheeses , cold meats etc... and there was some hot food on if you wanted it.

It is in a nice quiet location , fairly close to the railway station. It is about a 10 minute walk straight down to the Promenade or about a 15 minute stroll into the centre. There are several good restaurants in walking distance, some of which we got from this website.

We were able to use the facilities at the sister hotel next door , where there is a lovely roof top pool and sun lounging area.

All in all , it was very comfortable and good value for money.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2010

We chose the Gounod because we prefer older hotels with some character and it does look elegant from the outside. Inside is a different matter though, our room was very small and needed refurbishing. The bathroom (shower only) was new but so ridiculously small, you literally could not turn around in it.

Breakfast was adequate but served in a small room that looked like a motorway service station in the seventies; plastic topped tables, no table cloths and an awkward atmosphere.

The man on reception was charming and ready to help when we asked for anything.

Nice is a dirty smelly city (dog mess everywhere) it is full of tourists but parts of the old town are OK but stay away when dark, we saw a man knocked to the ground in a fight and laying in a pool of blood on our first night!

Be carefull during the day too, we also saw an old couple sitting on a bench on the sea front being robbed by a youth who blatently rumaged around in their bag until the old man waved his stick at him.

Menton is much nicer and the villages such as Eze and St Paul are really beautiful - we didn't let the Gounod spoil our holiday.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2010

Spent 4 nights at the Hotel Gounod at the end of our Holland/France trip. Used Rick Steves recommendation and it was bang on. Hotel easy to find from Gare Nice and just a short walk..... no need for a taxi or bus. About 4 blocks from Promenade D'Anglais and Nice's beach on the French Riviera. Lots of good restaurants nearby; expecially enjoyed "Lou Bellagio" just down the street from the hotel towards the beach. Hotel staff was extremely helpful with Bus schedules; we did a day trip to Monaco, cost was 2 euro each return best view of the French Riviera and many smaller villages between Nice and Monaco. Also used the city bus to get to the Airport, as recommended by the hotel staff; cost 4 euro each versus 40 euro by taxi. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Silly2
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Reviewed 24 April 2010

When I was stranded in Nice due to the Iceland volcano and had to extend my stay, the hotel staff was absolutely wonderful. I don't think I've ever been treated better, no matter the number of stars a hotel might have. The room was very comfortable, the breakast was more than adequate, and though I didn't use, the Splendid Hotel next door is available for dinners, and you can use their exercise room. The location was perfect for me. withing walking distance of the train station, and central Nice, while being on a quiet street.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled solo
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2  Thank lacoupole
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Reviewed 21 April 2010

We stayed in Gounod a short time ago for 4 nights and found it to be excellent. Very close to train station (from which you do most of your day trips), 10 min walk to front. It's in a nice area, close to a very nice avenue Victor Hugo and not far from the big shopping street Jean Medicine.


Good hot and cold breakfast included. Friendly helpful staff. We had a room on the top floor with a living room, bedroom, bathroom and balcony and it looked like it had been completely renovated.... spotless bathroom, carpet etc. I couldn't fault it.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2010

What began as a beautiful trip along the French Riviera ended with our family filing a police report and visiting the hospital! First of all, the Hotel Gounod is a wonderful spot. It is not fancy, by any means, but the staff are very friendly and lots of the attractions are within walking distance. We rented a car from the airport and the hotel has a SMALL lot to park cars (make sure to reserve a spot if this is your intention). Breakfast is included in the price of the room and is typical Euro-fare . . . croissants, fruit, coffee, juice, hot chocolate. On the morning we checked out, we drove to the Russian Cathedral and were gone from the car for EIGHT minutes. We simply parked around the corner (since the parking lot is gated), took photos and returned to find the side window broken out of the car, the back seat folded down, and two of our bags GONE!! These bags included our passports, money, medications (a nebulizer for our asthmatic son), PC, keys, etc. We were told later that Nice is one of the worst cities for targeting tourists. So, be careful! This seemingly innocent trip cost us THOUSANDS of dollars, but the hotel was nice.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 April 2010

My room did not look like any of the pictures on the website. It was small and very dark. The only view was of a wall and other rooms opposite. You could just see some light if you put your head out of the windon and looked up. There was a circular vent in the window which fell out and I had to put back in. Maybe I was just unlucky and got the worst room in the hotel but it was the one down side of my holiday and took the edge off it, my heart sunk as I walked in. The room was clean and reasonably well looked after though the desk could have done with renewal, The bathroom OK but again not like any in the pictures, basic and quite old fashioned, no hairdryer or anything like that, I did ask if I could change my room but the hotel was full. Breakfast was pretty good with a reasonable choice and the staff were pleasant and helpful.

I stay in hotels very regularly,often a couple of times a week and this rates as one of those very disappointing rooms. Not an experience I would like to repeat. I did wonder whether to give this an average rating and did initially but the dark and dingy room has led me to be a little less complimentary.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled solo
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3  Thank NB1957
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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 #64 of 203 Hotels in Nice
Price Range: £49 - £135 (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, 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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