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“Our home away from home in Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Gounod Nice

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Hotel Gounod Nice
Ranked #62 of 204 Hotels in Nice
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Stavanger, Norway
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“Our home away from home in Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2010

We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights beginning of May 2010. The hotel was picked based on a hotel test made by a Norwegian paper in 2009 and also the reviews here on TA. We were 2 girls in our mid 30’s travelling for the first time to Nice. The rate was 130 EUR/night including breakfast, which suited our budget. I cannot remember our room number (think it was 503), but our twin room was on the 5th floor and was really spacious with 2 french balconies facing the back yard. There was no noise what so ever (and I’m a light sleeper), hence we could sleep with the french balcony doors open during the nights. The mini bar was perfect to store water and soft drinks purchased from the supermarkets. The bathroom was nice and clean during our stay and every day they changed to new puffy towels

Breakfast was fine and gave us a good start every morning. They have a selection of brown and white rools, ham, salami, cheese, yoghurt, cornflakes/musli, fruit, pastry, juice, milk, coffee etc.

The different receptionists were always very service minded and keen to help when we asked for recommendations. There is a computer for the guests to use in the lounge next to the front desk. I think you have to pay a fee to use it. The only time we took advantage of the computer was when we printed our boarding passes for the return journey, so the receptionist logged in for us and helped us with the printing without the fee.

We had an spa appointment at the sister hotel Splendid. Not so impressed by the massage treatment we got there, however the spa offer 10 % discount on all Decleor products for guests staying at both Gounod and Splendid. Perfect for someone like me that is addicted to the Decleor products.

The location of the hotel was also great. The hotel is not in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Nice, but everything is walking distance and we walked everywhere.

This is not a modern and fancy hotel. It is a clean and quiet hotel in a good location with helpful staff. To us this was a good 3 star hotel and we hope to revisit Nice and Hotel Gounod soon.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2010

I must admit that when we walked into the lobby we were a bit underwhelmed. That soon was replaced by a "this is nice" feeling. It is what a 3 star hotel is supposed to be, clean, not fancy, not in the best location, but simply done well. It was an moderate walk to the more "in" areas but we always felt safe in the room and around it. I can not say enough about the staff. Friendly, knowledgable of the area, and always ready to help. There recommendations for dining and other activities were like their hotel "3 Star". That is not a bad thing. It said to me that they were sensitive to their guests checkbook balance. Hope that makes sense. I would stay there again. PS: They have a few rooms that are much larger than others. Ask for them in advance. One more thing. This hotel is a sister to the one next door called Splended so as a guest at Gounod you get all the amenities of Splended. Nice.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2010

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights at the front end of our France vacation. Our room was spacious, comfortable with a small but beautiful balcony. The location is great - 4 blocks to the ocean and 5 blocks to the train station. It's close to everything you'd want to see in Nice. It's next door to the Splendid but not as touristy. It has a comfortable, old world charm.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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Kamloops, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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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 #62 of 204 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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