Le Meridien Nice Hotel

, Nice, France
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Le Meridien Nice Hotel

4 star

Rooms: 318

1 Promenade Des Anglais - Nice - 06046 - France 4 97 03 44 44
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Good, but other 4 stars are better value for money.

from A TripAdvisor Member
Nothing to look at from the outside & is right next to a McDonalds. Inside is far better, however, everything you'd expect of a 4-star hotel.

Staff are helpful, breakfasts very good & rooms very comfortable (although standard rooms overlook an inner courtyard, which diminishes the value of a sea-front location somewhat).

Unless you're loaded it's probably best to avoid paying 30 euros per person per day for a sunbed on the hotel beach (this applies to all hotels) The public areas are free, and if all you want to do is sunbathe why go to such a fascinating city as Nice?

If I go again, I'll probably stay in a superior room in a more reasonably priced 4-star, of which there are plenty, rather than a standard room in an expensive one like this. Don't panic if you've already booked though, you could do a lot worse!

Great Location

from jogllLiverpool
My partmer and I stayed in the Le Meridian for a long weekend and found the location of the hotel excellent for dinning, drinking and shopping. The only fault we found was the bar and resturant were a bit too expensive, £10 for a cocktail and although we paid £150 for our room per night we were then charged £30 for breakfast.

The hotel has a great pool and seating area on the roof which has spectacular views of the resort.

Bus ride to Monte Carlo is only 4 euro and is well worth the trip as the scenery on the way is breath taking and the Casino and Marina in another world.

Overall I would reccoment the Le Meridian for the location alone although where ever you stay in Nice you do not seem to be too far away from a resturant / bar or the beach.

Just returned

from Lindacat
Wejust returned from Nice and stayed at this property 3 nights. The location was central and an easy spot to enjoy the water, walk along the Promenade, or hit the old part of Nice. The biggest problem we faced was how cold it was and being unprepared for the sleet and the snow. I thought the rating they give the hotel is generous as although it is "nice" it is overpriced and the upkeep of the decor in the rooms is questionable.I would put it in a superior range, but not a luxury property by any stretch. If you can get a package with the breakfast included this is a good deal. There is no point in having a cocktail in the lounge (12 Euros) when you can walk a few blocks and have drinks and a good meal for a fraction of the cost. There is a Mc Donalds directly below the hotel and a casino next door. This is not a property that will give you European charm, but standard niceties.

What tennis courts?

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have several gripes about our stay at the Le Meridien, Nice as follows:

This seemed to us to be a 'business hotel' and not one for tourists, despite being on the promenade in Nice.

The room was basic but clean and the view from the window (concrete courtyard) was depressing considering the cost of the room, which we considered to be expensive for what it was.

One major complaint is the way in which the list of hotel facilities proudly states that there are tennis courts 'nearby' for the use of hotel guests.

When we enquired at the front desk they seemed surprised that we wanted to go but showed us the courts on a map.

They are not nearby, they were at least 10 minutes away by cab and when you want to come back there are no facilities for calling a cab. We had to walk to the train station to find a cab.

The staff at the front desk seemed unable or unwilling to help us book a tour of a vineyard which was a major disappointment to me.

I would not take breakfast at the hotel. If you do stay there take a left, go around to the opposite side of the block and have bread, butter, jam, croissant, juice & coffee for EUR3 - perfect.

The one good thing that I can say is that the spa facilities are excellent - I had the full body exfoliation and massage, it really was heavenly.

I definitely would not stay at Le Meridien Nice again.

We would recommend The Imperial Garoupe at Cap d'Antibe instead as a base for exploring the Cote d'Azur. Costs more but worth it.

Oh and don't use the Hertz office adjoining the Le Meridien, they kept us waiting for over an hour for our car.

Great Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed here for 3 nights in Early December and thought that the Le Meridien was a great hotel.

We had booked a classic room but when we arrived, they had upgraded us to a superior sea view room. I would highly reccommend these rooms and staying in one really made our holiday. The rooms have a really big balcony with furniture, overlooking the sea, the Albert 1er park and the city. The rooms are large by French standards, very clean and bright and one whole wall is glass patio doors leading onto the balcony.

The housekeeping and front desk service was excellent and check in and check out process was very quick and easy. I had emailed the hotel a couple of weeks earlier and requested a non smoking twin room on a high floor, all of which I got.

The views from the breakfast room were fantastic but I felt that the breakfast could have been a bit better. There was not a great deal of choice of breads or pastries and the service was a little slow but no major problems.

The location is ideal, close to all the sights of Nice and within walking distance of the train and bus station. The bus to and from the airport stops about 2 minutes away from the hotel.

We got a good deal on the room with it being the off-season and I did notice that the rack rates seemed to be quite expensive. However, what you are paying for at Le Meridien is great service, a fantastic location and one of the best views of any hotel I have ever stayed in.

I would not hesitate to stay here again

Nice was Nice

from A TripAdvisor Member
Le Meridien in Nice was nice, but not quite what we expected. At first, it looks like a Best Western gone French....but grows on you as you stay there. The location, however, is perfect, rooms average size (nice for Europe) clean and somewhat comfortable, but maybe not worth the price we paid. We had a small balcony that had a partial view of the Med, overlooking a quaint street with lots of shops/vendors. Walked to everything, enjoyed the bar and the restaurant on top has the best 180 degree view. Thought it strange to pay to sit by the pool ? I'd give it a 7. Wear water shoes if you plan to go in to the sea. No sand in sight !

Great experience

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at Le Meridien for three days in early October and had a great time. We had their standard room which faced East with views of the city and the sea. We had a small balcony -- you could stand on it but not enough room to sit on it. We saw a great sunrise every morning. We had a king sized bed which was really two single beds attached together. It was pretty comfortable -- you wouldn't have really known it was two beds. The room was large by European standards -- about average by US standards. Decorations were pleasant and the room was very clean.

The hotel staff was wonderful -- very friendly and helpful. There were always plenty of people available so we never had to wait. Everyone behind reception is a consierge so you can get assistance and recommendations from anyone available. They worked great together as a team also -- if one didn't know the answer, they found someone else who did.

Our room came with a buffet breakfast included. Eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, hash browns, pastries, cereal, fruit, juice, bread, cheese, etc. It was very good.

The hotel has a private beach but you have to pay 13 Euro to use it. You also have to pay 8 Euro to use the lounge chairs on the roof. We found though that we could sit on the lounge chairs for free at night and enjoy the view.

The location is great -- right on the sea with a short walk to old town. We walked to everything we wanted to see in Nice.

I would definately stay hear again if coming to the Riveria.

Nice hotel...terrible service!

from kitty33
Stayed for two nights Sept. 24 & 25. We were booked at the hotel as part of a package through Luxury Link. We arrived at the hotel exhausted from a long transatlantic flight. Long wait at reception where we received, what I am finding to be, the typical attitude of a lot of French hotel staff. The gentleman who checked us in was cold and short with us. First, they couldn't find our reservation and were ready to turn us away without much of an effort eventhough I had an e-mail from the hotel with a confirmation number. Finally, after much persistence on my part, our reservation was found. Our name had been spelled incorrectly.

Then we were told we were being given a superior room with partial sea view eventhough our printed reservation specifically said deluxe room with full sea view. When I inquired as to why this was, the man pounded on the computer with an annoyed look on his face and then joyously proclaimed "Oh yes, you have been downgraded due to occupancy problems!" as if we should have been fully satisfied with this response. There was no attempt to accomodate us for this "downgrade" whatsoever. I mean nothing. Not even an "I'm sorry."

At this point, we were too tired to argue. We took our room keys and went to our room on the 9th floor. The room was better than expected, partial sea view with a nice view of the city and mountains over the roof tops. Large balcony with lounge furniture, entire wall of sliding doors, retractable awning, large bath and comfortable furnishings. We were satisfied, but still angry over the treatment we received at reception.

Overall, the hotel facilities were very nice. Beautiful bar/terrace restaurant where we had after dinner drinks and a good price included, buffet breakfast overlooking the Promenade and the sea in the morning. Beautiful rooftop pool (note that to use it, you must pay extra).

The hotel location is wonderful. Right on the water and near everything. Nice is beautiful and refined. We were treated to a great view of the Nice Triathlon on the second morning right from our balcony since the staging area was right across the street.

Next annoying confrontation with hotel staff was upon check out. We were embarking on a cruise from Nice that day and had arranged for private transport from the hotel to the ship, not the bus transport that the other cruise guests were using.

Upon check out, I was abruptly informed (without asking) that everyone on the cruise was being picked up by the bus at 1:30 due to the traffic created by the Triathlon. I tried to explain that we had other transportation and were being picked up at 2:30 by private car and was rudely told again that EVERYONE was being picked up at 1:30. She refused to look at the printed confirmation I was trying to show her!

Now I was confused. Had something changed that I wasn't aware of? I went through this with 3 different people behind the reception desk as I went back 3 times thinking I could get someone to listen to me. I asked "Could you please call the car service we had booked with and confirm what was happening?" No! All cruise passengers were to get on the bus at 1:30! This went on for a couple of hours as we stood around in the chaotic lobby. I actually started to think, "well they must know better than me."

We gathered our luggage and waited out on the curb with 40 other people who were going on the cruise. When the bus finally arrived, we were told that we could not board because we had private transportation and did not have a vochure for the bus. DUHHHHH! Wasn't this what I had been trying to explain to everyone all along?!?!?

We then hauled our luggage back into the lobby where we sat like outcast, homeless vagabonds (receiving looks of disdain from the hotel staff) for another hour until our car came. The whole reason I had booked private transportation was because we were getting married on the cruise and had more luggage than usual. I was so angry. We had spent the whole morning debating with people behind the reception desk and waiting for a bus we couldn't get on instead of spending our last few hours in Nice enjoying Nice! All because no one at the hotel would take 5 mins. out of their day to listen to me or help us! Inexcusable!

A luxurious hotel in a breathtaking position ...

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed for a week at Le Meridien in Nice and it was a magical experience. Our room was facing west and had a partial sea view, but with a large balcony with furniture. The room was spacious and well fitted. The decor of the place was excellent - in keeping with the Provencal style of the area but also introducing the old colonial colours and artefacts. The breakfast was pretty good - standard 4 star buffet - but very acceptable. The only cloud was the additional charges for a sunbed on the rooftop terrace. A swim was free but there was nowhere to sit and dry off - unless you had a drink in the bar where a warm glass of local rose wine cost €6 and a bottle of better stuff at the local supermarket was €2.40! However, it must be remembered that if you stay at a top class hotel, then the prices will be high. But overall, the location, the hotel, the service and the ambience made our stay memorable.

t trust the website

from A TripAdvisor Member
Don't let the hotels website into fooling you that's what the rooms are like, the rooms are tiny and smell of damp. The bed linen is old and with cigarette burns in places.
On the upside the restaurant and staff and views are great, but all in all not worth the money for what you expect to get

Top Local Tips for Nice

Cannes and Monte Carlo Easy day trips to each of these great cities. Nice Drive

See All of Cote d'Azur from Nice The SNCF rail lines along the coast are well-run, clean, efficient, and cheap. If the cost of rental cars, gas, parking, and checking directions isn't your thing - they are an outstanding way to get to Monte Carlo, Antibes, and Cannes. You can walk the rest of the way.

You can eat on a budget! Go to Vieux Nice for Dinner, much better prices by just going to streets parallel behind Promenade des Anglais but be careful when just ordering drinks , you can pay up to 12 euros for 2 cokes!

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  • Address: 1 Promenade Des Anglais - Nice - 06046 - France
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