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Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport
Ranked #89 of 204 Hotels in Nice
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

The hotel is about 250 m from Terminal 1, there's a free shuttle bus to both terminals if you don't care to walk. If you have a tall car (over 1,90) there's no easy way to park near the hotel.

On arrival, one elevator did not work, but there was not sign telling us of the problem. Very frustrating to load the lift with suitcases only to find out it does not work. Luckily, a member of staff helped us carry the bags to our rooms.

Rooms have large double beds and large sofabeds - enough space for 2 adults and 2 children in each room. There's separate toilets and bathrooms.

Did only try the restaurnat for breakfast, it was a wuite good buffet compared to southern European standards.

There's a €1,50 room tax payable on check-out, even if you have a prepayed room.

Room Tip: ask for a room towards the airport if you like planes
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

We stayed there only one night, just over a week ago.
The hotel is clean and comfortable as any other Novotel we have stayed before. The staff is friendly and speaks English.
The hotel is located outside the Airport, Terminal One.
From our room we had a nice view of the sea and the runway and our little boy enjoyed plane spotting very much.
We had dinner in the hotel's Restaurant and breakfast in the morning.
The food was very nice and not overpriced.
It takes about twenty five minutes to walk to the nearest beach and fifteen minutes to the nearest supermarket. And buses are aslo widely available. The hotel is located very close to Phoenix Park, a largest botanic garden on the French Riviera.
In the Reception area, children can enjoy a small play area with Xbox console and wooden building bricks.
Overall we had a pleasant time at Novotel Arenas. It is an ideal place to stay if you are using the airport. A free shuttle bus is available to and from the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

It is within walking distance of the airport, and provides an efficient courtesy shuttle for drop off, even at 515am. So that made it a convenient stopover arriving in and departing from Nice airport after visiting elsewhere in Europe. The rooms are furnished in the equivalent of Ikea modern, and are reasonably comfortable, but for the fact the air conditioning fought a losing battle to maintain a comfortable temp--not unusual for european A/C, but....The restaurant provides an adequate dinner at a reasonable price (you can get in and out for 20 euros), while the breakfast buffet was a bit better and provided a good array to start your day. The staff was friendly and the hotel, overall, was clean. One downside is that the hotel is not well located for touring the rest of Nice on foot--but that was not the purpose of my stay.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

Expensive for what it is, frankly. AC didn't work properly in our room and the bill was adjusted about 25% which was nice. Great shuttle every half hour on the hour, 24/7 which is nice; we tipped the driver to handling our luggage. We took a taxi into Vieux Nice (excellent dinner at Voglia) which was expensive at 32 euros..... we walked back and, despite what another reviewer said, it was a LONG walk. It clocks in at just over 4 miles! There is bus service which we didn't attempt.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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NovotelArenas, Directeur général at Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2012

Mr Mondain,

Thank you for your note.

I regret that the AC is not correctly worked in your room but I was delighted to read that your problem was managed on spot and that staff were helpfull.

We will be pleased to welcome you again.

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Reviewed 17 July 2012

First off, the hotel was sufficiently comfortable, to stay in. Nice cool room with a good view. I don't think it warrants a four star rating though, as it doesn't go the extra mile in any way. Unless you can find a very good price or you really need a close locale to the airport. Otherwise this place is worth trying to avoid.

Guy at the front desk didn't speak English, and just talked in really fast French and I had to try and keep up with my not great French.

I ordered room service for two. We received two identical
dishes for some reason, and the food was hardly edible. A small portion of fries, and a rock hard slab of disgusting meat with no flavour The desert was also awful (a chocolate mouse). I expect food at these hotels not to be great, but at least to taste ok and fill you up so you don't have to hit the snack bar.

Breakfast the next day was a very poor buffet. Cold pancakes even though they were under a heater light, the cheapest tasting bacon strips you can imagine and the most uninspiring bread selection.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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NovotelArenas, Directeur général at Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you for breabing this matter to our attention.

First of all, I spoke with my front desk manager and she assured me that everybody (except maybe the security gard) at the front desk is able to speak english.

Be sure that I make a main issue to improve our services.
My FB manager and myself apologie for the food (room service and breakfast) and we work on it. Knows that buffet breakfast changed in September 2012.

I hope that in spite of these contrarieties we can continue to count you amonst our customers.

Best regards

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Reviewed 14 July 2012

We arrived late in to Nice Airport, needed somewhere to stay.
Reasonable 4* used by the airline staff which is a good indicator.
Staff tried really hard to find food for late comers, the restaurant stays open until 10.30.
Difficult to walk to from terminal 1, unrealistic from T2. - get the bus.
Go for the City breakfast in the bar, adequate and half the price of the main restaurant.
Rooms are clean, very quiet, good blackout and comfy bed- standard "Euro-box".
Over all, it is good, fine for over night or business.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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NovotelArenas, Directeur général at Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2012

Dear Guest

First of all, thank you for taking time to write to us.

For your information, we hav a special menu "A toute heure" working 24h/24.
You can have some little aesar salad, some sandwichs, some plates with foi gras or smoked salmon or cheese, and some desserts.

Also, we have a free shuttle between both terminals on request.

We will be pleased welcome you again.

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Address: 455 Promenade des Anglais | CEDEX 03, 06299 Nice, France
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Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice > Arenas / Airport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Green Hotel in Nice
#40 Luxury Hotel in Nice
Price Range: £68 - £131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport 4*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport, in front of the airport Nice Cote d'Azur, on the Promenade des Anglais at 7km from the centre of Nice, welcomes you for your business trip. Easy access : a free private shuttle service hotel-airport, close to motorway A8, the hotel Novotel Nice Arenas Airport is the perfect stop on your holidays or to visit the French Riviera. This fully refurbished hotel offers 131 soundproof airconditioned rooms. ... more   less 
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