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“Not a pleasant experience”
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Hotel Magnan
Ranked #122 of 204 Hotels in Nice
Cork, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Not a pleasant experience”
Reviewed 26 April 2010

Upon arriving at the hotel we just stopped and looked at each other in awe. It was an old ugly building in need of some renovation. We walked into the tiny lobby which was lacking any bit of decor . We checked in with a reasonably friendly man who was lacking any bit of english. He gave us the key and pointed to the elavator which was an antique and tiny.The hallway looked more like a prison landing than a hotel. We walked into the room and we nearly died it stunk and was incredibly ugly. We had booked for a balcony with a sea view and this was not the case. I went down to reception and politely requested another room. After a bit of negotiation he agreed and showed us to another room. It was small and ugly but was a big step up from the first one. It had a balcony but the view of the sea was not as was described. It was visible to the right hand side if you lean out over the railing which would probably crack off if you applied too much pressure! The building was obviously after getting some dodgy renovation work as the lights were faulty and would come on and off at their own accord. The fan on the ceiling looked as if it was about to come off and cause a casualty when turned on. I did not mind the location as i like to walk in new places and the walk to the old part of the city along the promenade was lovely. The beauty and elegance of this lovely city made up for what was a very poor hotel. I will definetly revisit Nice but will be staying in one of the many beautiful hotels I saw during my stay.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield
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Reviewed 13 October 2009

This hotel is cheap but for a reason.It is very near to the seafront but is miles away from the old town / tram route. Although the bus service in Nice is excellent.

The room was very noisy due to poor double glazing, the constant flow of traffic and extremely noisy neighbours in room 63. Thank you for going out and leaving the television on at full blast, this was gone midnight!!

Breakfast on the balcony was pleasant but basic.

The bathroom was very small and could do with a major revamp. No room to get into the shower which is right next to the toilet. The grouting is dirty and tiles are missing.

Before our return to the airport we asked if we could use the toilet as our room had been given up but we were politely told this was not possible.

Need I say more?

If / when I return to Nice I will be much more discerning about the hotel I choose.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Belfast, NI
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Reviewed 13 October 2009

Hotel very clean and we had a lovely view of the sea from our balcony. I was slightly apprehensive after reading all the reviews on here but we found absolutley nothing wrong with this hotel. Anything we asked for was brought to our room and any evenings we were going out the hotel manager would ring us a taxi to the door. Breakfast was brought to our room one morning and we enjoyed it out on the balcony. Staff were very friendly and funny, our room was cleaned and tidied while we were out for the day. I couldn't have asked for anything more from this hotel, it made our weekend in Nice and at 150 Euro for three nights it was great value. Slightly far from main pub/restaurant area but that was solved with a taxi at night, only because I was wearing heels, if wearing flats it's a lovely walk along the promenade to main pub/restaurant area.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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stockton, uk
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Reviewed 25 September 2009

Only thing going for this hotel was the balcony and view, everything else was terrible, room was in a state of disrepair, two lots of electrical wiring were on show and loose plug sockets, two table lamps either side of the bed were on old chairs, corridor was full of tools and extension leads because the manager was doing DIY jobs in other rooms. I know exactly why they charge your debit card before they show you the room because i would not have payed to stay here otherwise. Do not stay here if you have children!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2008

The rooms were very shabby with wallpaper hanging off the walls in our room and stains on the carpet. The furniture was old and tatty. Light fittings only had two out of five that worked. Very noisy location on a busy crossroads - we couldn't hear ourselves talk on the balcony and, there being no air conditioning, we had trouble sleeping with the windows open. A very long walk to the main area of Nice and the Old Town and few Bars or eating places nearby. Our balcony "overlooking the sea" actually overlooked a building site although it was possible to see the sea to the side. When we told the manager we were not happy with the accommodation and were checking out, he wanted to charge us around 720 Euros for cancelling plus the 400 Euros for the two nights we stayed. The rooms we stayed in were nothing like the rooms shown on the Hotel's website and we pointed this out. We moved to a beatiful air conditioned Hotel right in the very centre of Nice which was quiet ,comfortable and very welcoming. What amazed us was that it was about 20 Euros a night cheaper than the Magnan.

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  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Magnan
Address: 1 avenue de la Californie, 06200 Nice, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice
Amenities:
Beach
Hotel Style:
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Nice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Magnan 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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