My girl and I stayed here while on a driving tour of Southern France, using it as a base of operations---we got a half-price deal on the internet, ending up paying about $200 for a room overlooking the beach and the water with a little balcony! Excellent views and breezes. Everything is close by, which is good because the prices for food, etc, within the Hotel were pretty pricey---realizing we were right in the middle of high class France, tho! The casino is right down the street and a great little Boullabaise restaurant a block or 2 away on the beach. Lots of shops nearby, and we went to Eze, Grasse, and more from here easily.
Wonderful ocean views from the balcony.
We (young couple, frequent travellers, in our twenties) booked this hotel through an online booking site that had a photo of a very reasonable, modern looking room with king size bed, and listed there was air conditioning, satellite TV, wifi, etc. The price was right and the location was just two blocks from the beach.
On the positive side -- the location was indeed VERY convenient and the price reasonable (79 euro/night). The air conditioning was a savior and could be individually controlled.
Negative: The "king" size bed was two singles pushed together. If someone rolled over, the beds would split apart and you'd fall through. The "satellite" TV was 13", high up in a corner, had only six standard French antenna channels and the volume was *capped* so low that you couldn't hear a thing. The ceiling light would flicker or not turn on at all and when we reported it to owner, he first pulled out some story about the trickiness of the light switches and then when we mentioned it again he looked at us blankly, as if he was in no position to do anything. The staff was generally nice, but the first day we arrived, we checked in, went to the beach and came back around 6:30 to find a woman with two tired kids waiting around in the lobby to check in, but the staff had disappeared for more than a half hour without indication where they'd gone. Check-in was supposed to last until 8pm...
Interestingly, we had a chance to peek into another room while it was being cleaned. Our room looked frozen in the 70s with a bathroom plastered in 1920s wallpaper, including a glass encased display shelf over the tub housing a Victorian doll. This other room had a real king-size bed and other nice furniture. The difference was incredible. So, it seems that there's a luck to the draw whether you get the bad room (#5) or a good room.
Convenience to the beach and night life is its strongest selling point.
We stayed at the hotel welcome. Two minutes walk from the beaches and bars and restaurants of busy Juan Les Pins - ideally situated.
Each room has a balcony - ours overlooked the very pretty green courtyard / gardens at the front of the hotel - ideal for relaxing and enjoying a glass of wine (bring your own - I dont think the hotel provides refreshments other than breakfast).
The Hotel was not the height of luxury but was well placed and clean and staff were friendly. It was ceratinly a good enough spot to lay your head at the end of a busy day and the green garden out the front of the hotel was lovely. We paid €90 for a double room per night (good for Juan Les Pins prices) but I believe it goes up in the height of the summer season.
We would stay here again.
nice balcony, pretty garden and nice palm trees.
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