We had stayed at their sister property in Juan-les-Pins a few days prior so were looking forward to experiencing the one in Nice.
However it was a bit of a disappointment:
-Spartan room leading off from a dark and unlit corridor (light switches off automatically in the corridors). Bathroom with poor amenities, no Kleenex, no bathrobes, shower gel of the lowest possible quality, cobwebs on the ceiling. This was supposedly a "comfort" room, the same class we had at their other property but the difference is night and day.
-A tiny lift that cannot take 2 people and 2 bags.
-Wifi, while free, does not actually work very well. Connection more miss than hit.
-Pillow far too hard and too bulky, so that your head lies at a weird angle and you end up with backache.
-Breakfast, even at only 12 Euros a head, was an absolute joke. Zero welcome by the 2 staff members working at breakfast, no Bonjour, not even a look, nothing. Low quality jams and charcuterie from the supermarket, defrosted bread. Filter coffee sits in a drip machine carafe since god knows when. Trying to ask for fresh coffee (an espresso, a cafe creme) means trying to draw the attention of the staff who are doing their best to ignore us. No smiles, no thank yous. We skipped breakfast on the 2nd day.
-The car park takes too many cars so that you end up being blocked by other guests. Reception has to come and shuffle the cars around to unblock you.
The location is a big plus point, literally 30 secs walk to the seafront, and about 10-15 mins walk to Place Massena. A medium sized supermarket across the street means you can easily get cheap water, drinks etc. if you wish.
It has to be said this is officially rated as a 3-star property, as opposed to La Villa Juan-les-Pins which I believe is rated as 4 star. However after having been very satisfied at their sister property, this one was definitely a huge let down, even considering the (for Nice) relatively low price of 135 Euros pus 15 Euros parking. I would not return here on the next trip to Nice.
Suggestion to the owners: Upgrade this hotel to the same level of service and amenities as you have in Juan les Pins and you will have a winner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Nice City Centre, this elegant hotel is just 50 metres from the Promenade des Anglais. It features a furnished terrace shaded by an orange tree and provides free Wi-Fi access. Each air-conditioned guest room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and some of the stylish rooms have a balcony. The private bathrooms are decorated in light shades of grey. A buffet breakfast is served every morning at Hotel La Villa Nice Promenade. Guests can enjoy a drink on the terrace or in the stylish lounge areas.Nice Old Town is 1.5 Km from Hotel La Villa and the Beaux-Arts Museum is a 10-minute walk away. Private parking is available on site, upon reservation and at an extra cost of 15€. ... more less
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