Stayed at the hotel 3 times, always liked it. It is a nice, simple hotel with everything you need. Friendly staff, nice rooms, great location close to the old town.
- Free Wifi
Stayed here in late March for two nights and then a further night later in the week, we were given different rooms on each stay and both were lovely with personal touches displayed in the decoration.
The owners of the property were on hand to help throughout our stay and provided excellent service.
The hotel is on the 3rd floor of an old apartment block and there is no lift.
Both rooms we stayed in had a double bed, a private bathroom with toilet and shower and overlooked the main street outside. The shower cubicles are on the small side but the bathrooms are clean, functional and nicely decorated.
The bedrooms are of a good size, both had tvs and a side table or desk. The rooms have large old wooden windows that let in lots of light. As both rooms overlooked the street there was some noise from traffic but this lessened as the evening went on and does not greatly increase again until the bus routes start again in the morning.
We can not comment on the breakfast as we ate out throughout our stay, however the food did look delicious and was served in the dining room filled with family albums, interesting pictures, a small sofa and two resident tortoises.
The location of the hotel is very central, only a few minutes from the main shopping streets, approximately 5 minutes walk to the beach, 10-15 minutes walk to the train station and 5 minutes walk from the main bus station. There is a bus stop close by (along the side of the square containing the 7 illuminated statues) where the number 98 service stops and connects directly to the airport. The local tram service stops at the end of the road close to the shopping area, although we explored the main sights and centre of Nice on foot without a need for bus or tram connections. The harbour is approximately 15 minutes walk from the hotel with connections to Corsica via ferry.
We very much enjoyed our stay and would be booking again for future visits to the area.
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.
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.
- great location
- great value
- highly secure (even use your fingerprint to allow enterance once you have registered!)
- cheaper rooms have separate toilet
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