I've just got back from a day break in Nice in which we stayed at the Hotel Trocadero. The hotel is in a great location and is perfect for accessing the french riveria as it's a 3 minute walk from Nice train station. If you fly into into terminal 2 the hotel can be reached by getting bus 99, from platform 4 at the airport, to Nice train station. The journey takes around 30 minutes and you can buy a ticket on board for 4 euros. The ticket is a day pass so can be used for travel on buses and trams for the remainder of the day. Once the bus stops at the train station you will see a travelex on your right hand side. If you go down the steps next to this then you are on Rue de Rebulique which is where the road on which the hotel is situated.
The hotel was very clean and excellent value for money. The hotel is literally a 5 minute walk from the main shops and about 15/20 minutes to Nice beach. There are some restaurants around the hotel but the best place to eat is the old town which can be reached by following the main road of shops to the end. This is about a 20 minute walk. We ate at 'Le Pizza' in the old town which does amazing pizza and pasta. The restaurant is reasonable price and an average meal costs around £30 without wine.
The area around the hotel looks quite seedy but we didnt not feel vulnerable at any point. The hotel was cleaned every day and the stay were helpful. From reading previous views it appears that the hotel may have been recently refurbished as the bathroom was spotless and looked brand new. There was small tv in the room and the only english channel was CNN however you dont got to Nice to stay in your room. We didnt have breakfast at the hotel as we thought it was quite expensive at 6/7 euros. There are plenty of cafes around the hotel where you can grab a croissant and coffe for around 2/3 euros.
We went to visit Monte Carlo and Cannes for the day which are both well worth a visit. They both take around 30 minutes on the train and tickets are around 10 euros each. The train rides are lovely as they take you the scenic route along the coast. We didnt feel that there was much to do in Monte Carlo but enjoyed admiring all the lovely boats. There was lots more to do in Cannes and the boat trip to Saint Maugerite is a must. However, there are only two restaurants on this island so food can be expensive if you're looking for more than a sandwich. A baugette/pannini cost on average 7 euros throughout the riveria.
There is certainly lots to do in the french riveria and we wished we had more time to explore the lovely beaches at Eze etc. I would definitely recommend for a lovely realaxing break in the sunshine. The hotel is ideal f you're looking for a clean and cheap hotel in an excellent location.
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