Hotel Splendid, Nice
Reviews - Hotel Splendid
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
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Hotel Splendid is plenty satisfactoryfrom Voyager45
The hotel is exceptionally convenient if you plan to make sidetrips in the area by train, which is very practical. While the beach is only a few blocks down the street, the train station is only a ten-minute walk up the street. A bus to Vence and Saint Paul de Vence
(very worthwhile) is only a few blocks away and has good service.
Typical of French hotels, our room was on the small side, but it was comfortable. The standard rooms may be the best deal because they seem to be only marginally smaller than the others, but seem to be quieter. Our standard room facing the back was very quiet and light and had a very attractive view of the city and trees. The balcony was small, but very pleasant. The more expensive rooms seemed mainly to face the street, which might be a bit noisy. We reserved on the hotel's Web site and paid 175 euros a night, which we thought was a decent value.
We ate only one meal in the restraurant. It has a very pleasant city view and offers decent hotel fare. At 16 euros, the breakfast seemed expensive; we ate at nearby cafes for half the price.
It's worth noting that this isn't really a resort hotel. It's a city hotel with some modest resort amenities on the roof. The pool is quite small and not particularly inviting, though it might be welcome on a hot day. An irritating detail: no towels are offered by the pool. The sundeck has a pleasant view.
The "private beach" is simply another pay-to-enter beach on the Promenade that offers discounts to guests at certain hotels. As I recall, the discounted price was about 16 euros per person per day. Pleasant enough facility though.
Service at the hotel struck us as quite efficient, and high standards of cleanliness seemed to prevail.
Incidentally, the hotel is only a few blocks from the famous old Negresco Hotel, which is worth seeing. The well-known restaurant there has excellent formal service. The food was quite good, though certainly not as good as it used to be, and not a particularly good value.
All in all, the Spendid is a sensible choice for Nice.
8 nightsfrom newnana
The hotel was clean, the bathroom was large. location was excellent. We would stay again. I would not pay extra for the breakfast but as an included item it was very convenient and had numerous choices
Ok but far away from attractionsfrom CardiologyHK
Rooms are ok but not excellent.
Reception staff were quite friendly.
Good to have the free Internet at the Lobby (1 PC).
Close to the beach front but at least 20 mins-30 ins walk to the City Centre, better take a taxi or a bus.
Absolutely beautiful hotel!from A TripAdvisor Member
Return visitfrom bigsandra
One of us went to reception to ask for another room and we were given a suite not as plush as the first room but nontheless very comfortable.They handled the request to be moved very well and we spent an enjoyable three days in room 520.We stayed there last year and while this is not the most luxurious hotel it is very clean and convenient and the rooms are pleasant.The breakfast which we had one day was basic to say the least and not worth even half of the 16.00 euro charged.It is ok if included in the price but at 16.00 euro .....they certainly have a sense of humour.
We ate at the Barracuda near Prom des Anglais on Mayerbeer that was even better than last year .They offer a tourist menu from 22.00 euro as well as an extensive general menu.We would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a nice convenient place to stay.We rented a car for 2 days from the rail station and if you plan to do this book in advance on the internet for half the price.
Lovely Stay At The Splendidfrom Ally989
Our room was very spacious with a large terrace, and we could even see the sea in the distance! We had booked a deluxe room, and weren't disappointed.
We didn't sample the breakfast as it was expensive (16€) and there are plenty of cafes in the area and along the Promenade Des Anglais that offer breakfast for 6€.
We found Nice a lovely city, the only low point was a terrible meal at Le Mirador restaurant in the pedestrian zone with an extremely rude waiter - avoid this restaurant! We can recommend Le Vicoletta, where we had a very good meal with pleasant and attentive staff.
Reception Staff were a disappointmentfrom LindseyCulley
Reception staff unfortunately did not make any effort to be friendly and room was not ready when we arrived. Very poor customer service, a "hello/ bonjour" costs nothing.
Enjoyed previous year's accommodation better, hotel not worth the money.
very goodfrom solicitor
Not bad! Would stay again.from swiggle75
Overall, I would stay here again if we got the same rate, and it included all those amenities. At the normal rate of $220 I would be less inclined. There are so many hotels in the area that a good deal isn’t very difficult.
Very convenientfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Unfortunately they were working on the pooldeck as we stayed there, so no experience there. It is a small pool, but I think it will look very nice after the new wooden deck has finished. We would definately stay in this hotel again!
Top Local Tips for Nice
Beware the roadworks as Nice constructs its first tramway You'll be a frustrated shopper if you're travelling to Nice during 2007 (and probably into 2008) as the town centre is just one big construction site due to the construction of a new tramway. You can only cross roads at designated points making it frustrating if you spot a shop you wish to get to. Also beware of the uneven surfaces near the roadworks. I imagine it will be even worse during the summer months when Nice will be more crowded.
Restaurants You won't find a bad reataurant. Do explore those of the Old Town
Promenade Nice is a very pretty city, the promenade was great, really came alive in the evening. A very romantic place to be. Be so very carefull with the scooters, they have no regard for anyone, which we noticed everywhere in France.
Other names for Hotel Splendid
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- Address: 50 Boulevard Victor Hugo - Nice - 06000 - France
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