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Hotel Royal-Riviera
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Wonderful Food, Service and Atmosphere”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

As it was our first time at the hotel, we didn't know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised! From the moment we entered the lobby and were greeted (Patricia, I think) we felt very welcome. Although it was August and the hotel was at capacity, the staff easily handled it. Here were the highlights:
Food - The menu at lunch and dinner provided for many options and all the food we tried was delicious (especially the fish). My wife has pretty serious food allergies and she felt comfortably the entire time. The chef came out to meet and assure her and everyone that served us seemed to be aware. Our favorite waiter was Christian who worked both lunch and dinner and would remember a wine we had two days prior.

Pool and Beach - Both the pool and beach were great fun. We normally started the mornings on the beach and switched to the pool in the afternoon. The hotel beach has sand unlike the rest of the beach which had primarily rocks. The pool is heated and nice sized. We never had to worry about seats at either since there always seem to be enough room to accommodate.

Room - We reserved two standard rooms and they were both very clean and comfortable. We tend to like it cold in the room when we sleep and the A/C system is great. In fact, we accidentally turned it a bit lower than we should and the room got very cold! The rooms looked out over the hotel grounds and pool (which are quite beautiful). If you stepped out on the balcony, the sea was also visible. The two areas of improvement that stood out would be the shower head (think very high pressure fire hose) and the key card system for entry (we had to exchange for new keys several times - thank you Patricia! I would consider these small sacrifices for an amazing experience.

We look forward to returning in the future.

Room Tip: Only a small number of rooms are directly in front of the sea. The hotel is like a large rectangle...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Patricia K, Attachée de Direction at Hotel Royal-Riviera, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear LouisL100,

We thank you very much for your time in writing your nice review on tripadvisor. We are pleased to read that you felt welcome upon arrival and that you have enjoyed your first time with us. Having you back at the Hotel, would be for us a great honor. We also thank you for sharing your concerns regarding our shower & electronic keys. We will make sure to have them check to avoid such inconvenience in the future. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a future visit, we will be pleased to take care personally of your reservation.
Yours Sincerely
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Hong Kong, China
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We got the smallest room in the hotel for our holiday (to save some money), knowing full well that it faces the train tracks. We were ok with the view (we don't come on holiday to spend time in a hotel room). But yes, the other reviewers are right. This room is TINY! The bed is not even a standard double bed in most other European hotels. It certainly is not equivalent to the size of 2 twin beds parked together! Thank God both my husband and I are sound sleepers, otherwise one of us would have rolled off the bed at night! Having said that, all the other services and amenities in this hotel were great. Both the beach and the formal restaurants served delicious food. Pool and beach service was up to par with other similar class hotels I have been too. This is the South of France, so I guess you pay up for the experience.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Patricia K, Attachée de Direction at Hotel Royal-Riviera, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Sharka,

Thank you very much for taking time to share your recent experience at the Hotel on tripadvisor. As mentioned in our previous replyies on other reviews, we are giving a detailed description for our standard room, including the bed size, which is a queen bed (1m40).
We are glad to read that you have enjoyed your time with us, despite the disappointment on your room and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Hotel on another occasion
Yours Sincerely
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

This is one of the most luxurious yet friendly hotels I have been to on the Cote d'Azur. The staff could not have been more wonderful and accommodating, the setting is divine, the food is delicious, and the rooms are exquisite.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Patricia K, Attachée de Direction at Hotel Royal-Riviera, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Delia L,

We thank you very much for your nice review and are delighted to read that you've had your best holiday for a long time with us! Having you coming back to the Hotel on holiday will be our best reward! See you soon
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Sonoma, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

My husband and I spent the last three days of our honeymoon on the Riveria here and loved it! we wanted to be on a beach where we could also swim in a pool and this hotel is quite lovely and in a good location. We had breakfast included in our price and the breakfast buffets on the patio were quite lovely! I am a swimmer and the pool temperature was beautiful and warm! the beach is on an inlet, and one day there was a bit of flotsam from the motor sport boats near by, but the next day was fine. there are fun restaurants to walk to or drive to and Monaco is even a short drive and we went there one night for dinner.
The rooms were big and we had large shuttered windows that looked out to the gardens. We enjoyed the hint of purple in the décor of the rooms. the service was lovely. We want to go back again.

Room Tip: Looking out towards the garden and pool is lovely.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Patricia K, Attachée de Direction at Hotel Royal-Riviera, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear Lucy W,

We thank you very much for your nice review and for having chosen the Royal Riviera for your honeymoon. We were delighted to welcome you to the Hotel for such a special occasion and are pleased to read that have enjoyed your end of trip with us. We hope to welcome you again in the future and invite you to get in touch with us directly to arrange your future stay.
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41 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Our expectations were high, but the hotel managed to surpass them on every level. Our room was large and clean with sweeping views of the sea. Turn-down service was an extra nice touch. Breakfast on the shaded terrace with its views was a great way to start each day. The pool was one of the nicest hotel pools I have ever encountered, and the private sand beach is lovely. The setting at the pool grill is magnificent and the food is very good. I would like to thank certain people who helped make our stay extraordinary, and I would appreciate it if our thanks could be passed along to them. (Along with apologies for misspelled names!) Sondrine and Annabelle were particularly helpful on the phone when I called to make my initial inquiries about the hotel and its services, prices, and availability. They were patient, friendly, and answered all my questions. I'm sure I would not have booked at the hotel if I had not received such kind attention. Camille and Sarah were particulary friendly and helpful at the reception desk. Alexi was great at the bar. (Sorry we didn't spend much time there.) We were especially appreciative that Bruno, the general manager, who's plenty busy making sure all the VIP billionaires are kept happy and satisfied, took the time to introduce himself to us and check in with us every time he saw us on the property. We are two "nobodies" from midwest USA, but were never made to feel anything other than valued guests. Eric, the assistant manager, is a real asset to this hotel. He is constantly on the go, overseeing the smooth operation of each department. He makes an effort to learn the names. He is genuinely happy to see you. He genuinely cares that you are enjoying your stay. If I were to open a hotel (which I have no plans to do), I would hire him immediately! The same needs to be said for Eric, the assistant concierge. What an extraordinary fellow! Friendly, cheerful, full of great ideas and suggestion...his presence enhanced our stay and made a great experience even better. MERCI, MERCI, Eric et Eric!!!! Julian works tremendously hard making sure the guests at the pool have adequate towels, service, umbrellas, etc. He made our time at the pool a real treat. At the beach we were assisted by the extraordinary Stephan and Lucas. Boy! They sure have their work cut out for them, running around in that hot sun, making sure all the beachgoers are comfortable! But they are always there with a smile. Lastly, we would like to thank Arnaud and Marc at the pool grill. What fun they made each lunchtime visit! And Marc, I'm sorry I did not recognize you without your glasses!!!! Thanks to each and every one of you for making our stay not just special - but magical. Hope to see you all again next year! J & M.

Room Tip: Choose the mountain view rooms only if you are on a budget.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Patricia K, Attachée de Direction at Hotel Royal-Riviera, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Dear J & M,

Thank you very much for your nice review and for taking time to name our employees. Please be assured that we share every review with them and they were touched by your kind words! Thank you also for your full description of our property.
We are all delighted to read that you have noticed our efforts to make sure all our guests feel special and hope you will leave us the opportunity to serve you again next year!
With warmest regards from the Royal Riviera team
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Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Hotel Royal-Riviera is a beautiful property with a great location right on the Baie des Fourmis. The flowering landscaping was lucious and the outdoor dining area was very pleasant. The staff were all very eager to help. Our room was quite large, nicely decorated, and overlooked the pool.

As an activity, we took a fantastic walk on the Promenade Maurive Rouvier, which had a very convenient access from the hotel property. The walkway is right along the water and offered spectacular views of the area. The Promenaded ended in the Port de Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, which is a small harbor village with restaurants, shops, and marina. Nice area.

On returning to the Hotel, we had lunch at the poolside restaurant and then spent a very relaxing afternoon at the pool. We had dinner that evening al fresco at the hotel. The food was good and the service was excellent, but like many hotel restaurants it was very expensive.

Our only criticism: the shower nozzle was an inexpensive handheld gizmo that sat in a cheap plastic holder. Not what you would expect from an expensive luxury hotel. Also, the shower/tub had one of those silly partial glass doors, which I've seen in other European hotels. These little panels do very little to control the water, and the bathroom floor gets flooded even after a brief shower. Of course, this gets cleaned up by the maids, but the bathroom remains unpleasant in meantime.

Despite the relatively minor shower issue, the Hotel Royal-Riviera is a spectacular place and we would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: You definitely want a room with a view of the pool, which is in the back of the property. The front...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Patricia K, Attachée de Direction at Hotel Royal-Riviera, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear TravelMore1954,

We thank you very much for your nice and detailed review. It is always a delight to receive such positive feedback and the best part of it is you mentioning your wish to come back to the Hotel! We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again soon!
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 6 nights. The location is wonderful - just a short ride from Nice airport and close to many things to see. The staff was very helpful in terms of arrangements and recommendations for restaurants. My only complaint is that, for the cost, the rooms were quite small. We initially were in the rooms costing 1150Euro; the room was lovely but not for the money. We then switched to a room for 850Euro - which was tiny; it didn't even have a closet, so they put in a free-standing closet which made it even smaller. I know that the south of France is expensive but it seemed a little over the top. Add to that the fact that they arranged an airport transfer to the hotel for 190Euro when cab fare is 70Euro and its just a bit too rich for my blood.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Patricia K, Attachée de Direction at Hotel Royal-Riviera, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear NancyDL,

We thank you very much for sharing your recent experience at the Royal Riviera on tripadvisor. We're pleased to read that you enjoyed the Hotel location and our team. We have taken good note of your remarks regarding our rooms and are sorry to read that our accommodations did not meet your expectations. As per our rates, July being our high season, they were the highest during your stay but are still lower than most of the Hôtels in the area. Regarding your remark on transfer cost, the choice was offered to your travel agent prior to your arrival between taking a taxi or having a private limousine transfer with chauffeur. Both costs were given to your travel agent, who confirmed a private transfer upon your arrival. We're sorry if this was not clear to you. We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Hotel on another occasion and invite you to contact us directly so we can make sure to pick the most appropriate accommodation and transportation for your stay. Best Regards
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Property: Hotel Royal-Riviera
Address: 3 avenue Jean Monnet, 06230 St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
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Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Royal-Riviera 5*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched in the peninsula of Cap-Ferrat, with plunging views of the Provencal gardens and the Mediterranean, the 94-room Hotel Royal-Riviera provides the intimacy of a private villa with the luxury and glamour of a palace. L'Orangerie villa's 16 rooms and suites each offer a large terrace overlooking the garden or the pool, or a balcony with a partial sea view. Guests may dine in the restaurant "La Table du Royal" or on its outdoor terrace, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. ... more   less 
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