We were very warmly greeted at the Star Hotel in Nice, France, after a rather hellish day of travel. I booked this hotel through Expedia because the price was right and it got pretty good reviews. Though we booked a double room, we were given a triple on the top floor. Though there is no elevator and it was a hike to get to our room, once we were there, we were pleasantly surprised. Our room was very large and had a cute little balcony that looked out over the street.
The beds were comfortable and I had no trouble sleeping. The bathroom appeared to be recently renovated and had a huge shower. There was a flatscreen television and WiFi is free and works fine.
Breakfast is not included in the room rate, but it's generous and one can order a la carte if they'd rather not get the "all you can eat" rate. I noticed one guest had laundry done. I mentioned that I was ready for wine and the clerk said if we needed wine glasses or a wine tool, she had them available to borrow. I think they also offered plug converters for rent. Very handy!
One thing I noticed in the Star Hotel is that there are some rules that some people might find odd. For instance, there's a sign on the door that warns that if you smoke or leave something stinky in the room, you'll be charged 30 euros. Also, in the welcome book, it says you're not allowed to eat in your room. We did ask the front desk lady about that and she said that the book was made when the hotel was owned by someone else. Eating is permissible, but they do ask that you're not a slob about it. She thanked us for being considerate and asking.
Star Hotel is not too far from the train station. It's close to a mall and there are plenty of restaurants and shopping venues nearby. The beach is maybe a twenty minute walk and during high season, towels and parasols are available.
I would recommend the Star Hotel. I think it's a very good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located, the Hotel Star is just a 10 minute walk from the historic quarter and the beaches. It is surrounded by restaurants, shopping and activities. Public transportation and parking is only 100 yards away. Hotel Star offers 24 soundproof and air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen cable TV and bathtub or shower. Some of the rooms have a small balcony. Baby equipment is available upon request. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Star Hotel Nice