When we arrived at the hotel, the receptionist was having a conversation with another staff member and outright ignored us for a few minutes. We had to pay before seeing the room and in the ten seconds it took my friend to get the money out her purse, he'd turned back to the other guy and left her waving money in thin air. The room itself was quite small, but not ridiculously so. It was reasonably clean, most importantly (for me anyway!) the bedsheets were clean. When we arrived it smelt lovely of cleaner but we went out and by the time we came back it smelt quite bad, a really awful smell coming up from the drains I think. We could hear noises from other rooms perfectly though the beds were so comfy I still had a good sleep anyway, depends on your tolerance I suppose. Other than the first meeting with the receptionist, most of the staff were perfectly nice, not particularly helpful but they did humour me when I tried to speak French which was polite of them. They also let us keep our suitcases in the storage area for free for a few hours on our last day which was appreciated.
Our room's view was pretty bad - a roof covered in bird droppings complete with the resident pigeons cooing outside the window.
The location is very good though, a couple of minutes' walk from the Nice Ville station. A few reviews have mentioned the location being a little dodgy but I thought it was quite nice to be honest. It's a perfect base for travelling, only a few hours from where I live in Italy and hardly any effort at all to visit Monaco or go to Ventimiglia. Basically I would recommend staying here if you're on a very tight budget, as it was very cheap, but don't expect anything special!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Saint-Gothard ** built in nicois style, stands in the very heart of the city : 5 minutes from the railway station, 20 minutes from NICE-COTE-D'AZUR international airport, next to the main shopping avenue, its boutiques and department stores, 800 metres from the old town with its flower and antic markets, the "Promenade des Anglais" and its beaches, the Acropolis Exhibition & Congress centre.Several languages spoken.Secretarial services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saint Gothard Hotel
- Saint Gothard Nice