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“Value for money and quite a nice stay in this cozy hotel”
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Hotel Wilson
Ranked #115 of 204 Hotels in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 March 2010

We stayed in the Matisse room for 3 days, and it was really a nice stay.
Although the bathroom is tiny (with shower only) and there is some issue with the floor.
Overall, it's worth the money you've paid staying there.
The room is definitely not well sound protected(owners also live there), but after 11pm in the night, it's quiet, we don't get any trouble to have a good sleep and rest.
Each room gets diferent style so for me, it's much better spend the similar amount of money staying in the boring, standard hotel room.
Location is quite good, easy to go anywhere.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2009

I would need too much space to rave on about this hotel. It is cute, quiet, clean, well-appointed, lovingly cared for, and in a perfect location. The only bad thing I can report on the hotel is its lack of lift - this, in and of itself, would be OK, except the hotel is situated on the 3rd floor (that's floor 4 for US folks!) and there is no lift. If you can hoist your suitcases and gear up 4 flights of stairs, this is the best value and nicest place to stay in this price range.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with friends
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1  Thank carefreeauthor
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Reviewed 24 October 2009

Pros:
- great location
- great value
- highly secure (even use your fingerprint to allow enterance once you have registered!)

Cons:
- cheaper rooms have separate toilet

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Bec_and_daz
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Reviewed 8 October 2009

I am a regular traveller to Nice and have stayed in many various hotels, starting from The Negressco to the hip HI Hotel. Recently I have been staying in the Windsor Hotel which has been great. The reason I mention all this is to emphasize what I am about to write about the 'fantastic' Hotel Wilson. I decided on my recent trip to try out this seasoned traveller's heaven (highly recommended by Lonely Planet) to experience something different. Of course, I booked the most expensive room (€50 in high season) which gives you a separate bathroom with shower and toilet. Well, what can I say, from the moment I set foot into this 'unique' establishment I LOVED IT!!! The charm, individuality, care and cleanliness really surprised me. The owners are extremely friendly (for french folks). It shows that they are well travelled. Be careful, they speak various languages, so don't get caught out! The rooms are perfect for what you are paying and the location is superb!
I think this is definitely a soulful place and people with the right attitude to travel will love it!
It's eclectic, friendly, warm and has made Nice even more 'home from home' for me.
Thank you. Tina

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank smurfette15
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Reviewed 26 September 2009

A long way up, but so worth it! enjoy the wonderful marble steps!
When you arrive, its stepping in to a little oasis in the heart of Nice. the rooms are all basic and homely! I loved mine,the little single with old fashioned linen sheets on my bed, with fun pillow cases! mine was a Zebra print. Do not expect a duvet! linen sheets in old fashion french way is a must!
Although I had no bathroom in my room, across the hall, WC and shower, all spotless clean and other guests gave you a rattle on the door when all was free.
Breakfast is wonderful! between 8.00 and 12.00, where does that happen?
If you are fed up with hotel chains, go

PS they have a great security finger prints!

My worst complaint wanted to stay longer

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank costumegowgirl
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Reviewed 17 September 2009

1. The location was very good. Just 2 blocks or so from rue Massena and Place Massena; 5-10 minutes from Old Nice. In a relatively nice mixed commercial area. There were restaurants and shops around. However, late at night, it was a bit quiet. The Nice Etoile shopping mall on rue Massena, with a Monoprix, was about 5-10 minutes away. The Galleries Lafayette on rue Massena also had a food section. There was also a convenient Laundromat (in Rick Steves) a block away on rue Pastorelli, next to the Hotel Vendome. From the train station, you could take the tram, and then walk 2 short blocks. The bus station was also only a 5-minute walk away (towards Old Nice).
2. The price was remarkably inexpensive. Cheaper than a hostel. I stayed in 2 different rooms: the first was a small single for 25 Euro, the second (bigger, nicer) was 35 Euro. I contacted them directly though their website.
3. The hotel was a converted apartment on an upper floor in a typical old-fashioned walk-up apartment building. It is not a “hotel” in the usual sense of the word, but more of a B&B. The rooms are off a long hallway. Again, this is not a “hotel” but feels like you are staying at a B&B or in somebody’s home. Very homey atmosphere. There is no elevator, so there are quite a lot of stairs (4 flights or so?). This would not be practical for persons with mobility issues.
4. I stayed in two different rooms. The smaller, cheaper room, was small, long and narrow. Extremely simple. Unadorned walls, with cracks in the plaster. High ceilings. Rather decrepit in fact. Sink, small table, chair, bookcase, OK bed, TV (no English-language channels). The rooms faced the back (roofs of neighboring buildings) but had a small balcony and lots of light. No A/C, but there was a breeze with the open window/door. However, there were some mosquitoes at night. The second room was the “Frida Kahlo” room and was bigger, with a bigger bed (meant for a double) and had a much nicer atmosphere, with prints of Frida Kahlo on the wall. There was also a nice little balcony with table and chair. Comfortable. Both rooms had a sink only. There was a hall bathroom with two clean WCs and one clean shower. I rarely had to wait. Both rooms had very high ceilings, so the rooms felt larger than they were (by floor space).
5. The owners were extremely friendly, helpful and spoke English.

Would I spend a romantic vacation here? No. This was a bit shabby (but with a very homey atmosphere), but in a good location and with great rates (it was cheaper than the hostel), and friendly owners. Highly recommended for travelers on a budget.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled solo
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2  Thank Mebaka
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Reviewed 10 September 2009

On our trip we stayed in 2 different rooms at Hotel Wilson. The first one had a shower in the room, but no toilet. It was very nice and clean, but we definitely liked the second one better, because it was a bit larger and there was also a toilet in the room. The location of this hotel is great: both the Old Town and the train station can easily be reached on foot. But if you prefer to take the tram to the train station (esp. at night), then you only have to walk a block to the nearest tram stop.

We did not eat breakfast at Hotel Wilson, even though we could have, because there is a Spar grocery store right across the street from the hotel and many other boulangeries in the neighborhood, where you can get oven-hot croissants and delicious coffee.

Walking home at night from the Old Town was never a problem, and the streets surrounding the hotel are very quiet and safe. We also liked the fact that we had access to a wireless Internet connection inside the hotel.

A word of caution for those traveling with lots of luggage: the hotel is located on the 3rd floor, and there is no elevator, so be prepared to carry your luggage up the stairs.

Overall, our stay at Hotel Wilson was very enjoyable and we would gladly go back there again.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Fabiana79
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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: £35 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Wilson 1*
Number of rooms: 16
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