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Hotel Wilson
Ranked #109 of 203 Hotels in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 May 2013

It's very cheap, located in the centre, only a few minutes far from the beach. Clean rooms, nice shared restrooms, wonderful breakfast in a lovely dining room. Definitely will stay there when going back to Nice.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

The hotel is old and within easy reach of bars restaurants. The train stations (Grand Ville and Riquier) are walkable, and the beach is a 10 minute walk away. Everywhere we went, we walked, therefore saving money on cabs. Add into the mix the price of this hotel and you actually have an inexpensive weekend on the French south coast.
But bear in mind the price. If you are on a budget and are happy to settle for a basic room with limited amenities, the stop looking and book this place. If you are after luxury with room service, tea and coffee making facilities, then look elsewhere. I have to say that the dining room was pretty unique - it was like sitting in an old eccentric aunt's house. Glorious!
Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. And it is for that reason only that I have given the hotel 4 stars. I had requested a room with a balcony, but didn't get one. Had this been a 4 or 5 star hotel, I would have made an issue of it.
The hotel is adequate, but based on what you pay it is actually pretty good value!

Room Tip: We were woken up in the early hours by a crowd of drunk guys. So ask for a room around the back!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Ootytooty
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

This hotel is a decent choice for those on a budget. The location is pretty good and staff friendly. The hotel is a bit older and this should only be considered for those who want to visit Nice on the cheap. We had a pleasant stay with no problems.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Vance S
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

We stayed at Hotel Wilson for a week and were very happy with what we got for the reasonable price. Small but comfortable & clean room. Close to bus station and the old town!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank asplisa
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

When we unpacked our bags after arriving here we discovered that a bottle of Baileys had split in my backpackers bag. All my clothes were covered in Baileys. We explained the situation and asked if we could throw a load of washing in their machines, and would pay a rent for it. "Washing machines for house washing only." Unbelievable. They were so rude and we had to hand wash everything in our tiny little basin. Yes it's cheap, yes its common room is beautiful, but the owners were totally unsympathetic and downright mean. It was close to everything, but very hard to find (all French buildings look the same), so write down the address. Using a shared toilet wasn't a trouble, because they were clean, although the room wasn't very clean. WOULDN'T RECOMMEND!

Room Tip: Save money by opting for no toilet - the shared one is very clean.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Amy W
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

For me personally, this hotel was right along what I was looking for considering the SUPER cheap price and great location. It was RIGHT off the beach and walking distance from where all the buses come to and from. It took a little while for the staff to warm up to me, but once they did they were pretty nice and accommodating.

HOWEVER, as previous posts have mentioned, this place is VERY smokey and not terribly clean. The rooms were average (for Europeans) and it was nice to have a small balcony since the weather was nice, but the room itself was just kinda old. Bottom line: if you're on a tight budget and mainly just care about location, this is a good place to stay - the price cannot be beat. However, if you are at all sensitive to smoke or picky regarding amenities, then it might be best to keep looking.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Abby L
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Be prepared for a bit of a hike up the stairs. No lift. Not unusual though in my experience of Frane.
Loved the fingerprint recognition at the door!
The owners are very friendly, both speak several languages.
I wouldn't bother with the breakfast. It was quite expensive for what you get. It is served in an interesting room though, it's cluttered with things from the owner's travels. There's only one table and can be a bit awkward when packed in with other visitors.
The room we stayed in was quite basic but nice and clean.
Beware of the tortoise that wanders the halls! I stood on it! Very gently, and with very light trainers on, so it was okay! It wanderd off anyway! Phew!
Location was good. Five minutes from some great small streets bustling with people and restaurants.
All in all a nice place to stay. After reading lots of reviews for lots of hotels in Nice I felt as if I would be a bit unsafe! But I did not feel like this in this hotel. Would go back! :)

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Wilson

Address: 39 rue de l Hotel des Postes, 06000 Nice, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice > Centre
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Nice
Price Range: £30 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Wilson 1*
Number of rooms: 16
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