We booked to stay in Hotel Felix for three days, whilst discovering Nice, as we wanted a cheap and basic hotel for a short stay. What we found was a cramped family room with dirty beds, old toilet and bathroom stinking of sewage and not draining water. However, after talking with the manager, we were very grateful to be upgraded to their premium room on the top floor. Unfortunately, the standards there were only marginally better than that of our previous room: The bed was filthy under the clean sheet on top, floors unswept, another stinky non-draining bathroom and only one air-con machine working, but wouldn't turn-off! We found fleas in the camp-bed and there was an ants nest in the room trailing along the sides of the sofa, beds and up the walls. (and on your face at night!) The fridge would only be used by the brave.
On the bright side, the cafes and restaurants nearby were great, and the beach wasn't very far away. The only parking is in the espcace Gimaldi multi-storey, 5 mins walk away, but expensive. Tip> Get your car park ticket stamped at the hotel and you get a discount. In premier destinations like Nice, it seems if you pay for basic, you get sub-standard. Next time we'll pay more. Although we were grateful for the manger's help and service, we were glad to move on to our next hotel, which cost us less but provided a whole lot more. (though we were relieved to have simple cleanliness!)
Conclusion - Accommodation in Nice is expensive, so even the most basic costs too much, but no more than any other popular destination. Don't not stay here, just be prepared for what you're going to get for your Euros. Exploring Nice, Monte Carlo and Monaco is well worth the trip, but if you can afford to pay more, do :)
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- Also Known As:
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