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“Excellent Stay - Secluded and Quiet” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Durante
Ranked #99 of 204 Hotels in Nice
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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126 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Excellent Stay - Secluded and Quiet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Although I arrived 4 hours earlier than the published check-in time I was taken straight to my room in a large room (triple) in a building the other side of the garden. The room was immaculately clean as was the bedding (so very surprised to read another reviewer's comments to the contrary). Aircon worked and the bathroom was large and airy. Excellent wi-fi (good enough to stream an entire NFL game without buffering). Check out was as simple and efficient as check-in. They called a taxi and I was quite sad to leave.

Why only 4 out of 5 for this review. Because: 1). On arrival, the taxi couldn't get down the cul-de-sac because of careless parking and I had to drag my luggage to the hotel. and 2). the breakfast was poor for the price.

Just wish they'd had a pool - irrational expectation but I really could have done with it!

Room Tip: I had a triple in the building across the garden
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Pap
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Fairfax, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

My stay at hotel Durante for 4 nights was at the most unpleasent. The room smelled of urine. The sheets were not clean (pubic hairs). The majority of the staff were not helpful and unpleasent. We asked to have post cards mailed they said ok, then the next day told us if we wanted them mailed we would need to do it ourselves, then asked where the post office was and given incorrect directions. Asking for an extra pillow/towel is unexeptable do not even think about it.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Ava289
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Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

The good:
Two kids who worked at the front desk are actually willing to help, nice attitude as well. Walking distance to shops and beach. Very close to train station.

The bad:
Where do I start? well, first of all, the hotel says theres parking available, with limited spots. Make it "extremely limited". If you are unlucky, you have to park far away on the streets. And if the nearby streets are filled up, which is very likely, then you are out of luck. And the area around this hotel isn't the nicest to walk around at night.
There's this funny smell in the hallway, it's definitely not pleasant.
Then theres the bathroom. They don't bother to invest in a shower curtain or glass wall, unlike every other hotel I've stayed in Europe. So the water splash is EVERYWHERE. The whole bath room will get wet. My wife put all her stuff outside the bathroom.
The toilet has some remaining stuff at the bottom I couldn't figure what it is.
There isn't many power outlets in the room, there only ones are below the night table for those lamps.

Room Tip: No elevator. Try to find a ground floor room if you have lots luggage.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank michsyw
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Calgary, Canada
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118 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

On the good side: our room was not ready when we checked in, so after discussion with the manager (the desk person was not helpful) we traded the 2 bedroom suite for two single rooms at the same price. And we were able to rest. The location is not too bad, about 15/20 min walk to the beach and the old part of town. Located near the train station.
On the negative side: we were lucky to get a parking spot because we checked in at 10 am. It must be hard for someone coming in later after 4 pm to get a spot.
Also, there is a sewer smell in parts of the hotel and a cat that is the king of the sofa in the lobby.
We did not sit in the lobby to avoid picking up cat hair on our clothing. Allergic people beware. Aside all of that, everything was pretty much average.

Room Tip: I rated poor for swimming pool, but there is none. There is a nice garden in the inside court of the...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CeeBee130
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Chester
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82 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

Lovley hotel close to the beach (10 min walk) and all the shops and bars.

we would happily return.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tillyteethelvisandco
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

Very nice reasonably priced hotel, good for family budget holidays. It was clean with friendly staff at hand. Very conveniently located close to the train station with good bus connections too. Easy bus ride to museums like Chagall and Matisse's.

Some rooms also have own kitchenette as we did and we could bring a takeaway dinner home on an evening when we didnt want to spend at a restaurant. I will go again and can reccommend it to everyone.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anu_sabby
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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

For a 3 star hotel that's reasonably cheap, we were satisfied with our 2 night stay in June. It's very close to the train station which was a great relief as we'd just taken an overnight train and were tired and travel worn.

The room was plain but clean, the bed comfortable and the bathroom very large. There is a nice garden to relax in as well.

My advice is to keep a smile on your face even if you have a complaint. They seem to respond really well to friendliness.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hayley M
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Property: Hotel Durante
Address: 16 avenue Durante, 06000 Nice, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice > Thiers / Train Station
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #99 of 204 Hotels in Nice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Durante 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Very Quiet hotel in the city center, close to all ameneties and also easy and stressless access to Monaco by train in 20mn. Free Wifi and Free parking places.According to our guests, you will particularly enjoy the garden planted with orange, lemon and olive trees.All of the rooms are unique, colored in different atmospheres. Looking forward to welcoming you in the next future. ... more   less 
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