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We will be back
My husband and I stayed at the Excelsior (without the kids) for a three night break from 03/08/07. We booked online through gtahotels.com and paid £230 which included breakfast. We later confirmed our booking via The Excelsior and asked for a quiet room overlooking the garden as some reviews mentioned it can be noisey at the front.
From the airport (terminal 2) we got the # 99 bus from stand # 4. The bus went via terminal 1 direct to the train station and takes about 20 mins. and costs €4 each for a day ticket. Directly facing the train station in Nice and less than 300 metres (down hill) is the hotel.
We stayed in room # 109 which is on the first of four floors. The room was very clean and tidy and had its own air condition unit. The French doors overlooked the small enclosed rear garden.
We found the staff very friendly and helpful and all spoke good English. Breakfast was fine with a tea/coffee/hot chocolate machine, cold orange or water. Cereal,bread,rolls and croissants were available for toasting and eggs for boiling. There was also ham, cheese, yogurt and tinned fruit available with jams, marmalade and honey on the tables.
The hotel is very well situated within a 2 minute walk to the main shopping area and 10-15 minutes to the old town and beach.
A trip to Monaco and Monte Carlo on the bus is worthwile and will cost €1 and 30cent, the bus station is based near the old town. The train is quicker, however it costs €4 and 20cent and the scenery is not as nice.
SN & AM - BELFAST
Very quiet, very clean
Hi, just got back from a short break in Nice and loved every minute of it. I booked the hotel through otel.com, I then contacted the hotel to try and get a room facing the terrace and ordered champagne on arrival. When we arrived we had been upgraded to a superior room in the garden and the champagne was on ice. The room was basic but spotless and very quiet. We got the 99 bus from the airport and the hotel was 3 minute walk. Quite a run down area around hotel but very close to everything. I would recommend this hotel.
Stayed for four nights. Great location, less than five minutes from train station, less than 10 minute walk to the Promonade. Very clean, very quiet. Extremely pleased with the efforts of the staff. Breakfast was great, cheese, meats, boiled eggs, yogurt, juice, etc.
Lots of laughs with the staff over our Canadian (and in my case poor) French, tolerated our mispronunciation and took the time to help us.
Nice courtyard garden, quiet and relaxing. Would definitely recommend.
good value for money
i stayed at the excelsior for 4 nights from 4th nov 2007.we booked throught easyjet and paid £173 which included breakfast
i emailed the hotel and ask for a first floor room overlooking the garden (room 109) they emailed me back and said this was ok
from the airport we got the bus 99 from terminal 1 which stop outside the train station from there we walk about 3mins to the hotel
the hotel and room were clean,staff are friendly,breakfast was good,which included croissants,cornflakes,rolls,ham,cheese,yogurt,juice,tea and coffee
this hotel is situated about 15mins walk to the promenade des anglais
we took the train to monaco which took about 15mins,cost 6.40 euros return,cannes took about 35mins,cost 11.40 euros return,also we went to eze by bus no,112 or 82 cost 1.30 euros oneway
this hotel is good value for money and i would recommend it to anyone
Okay hotel close to the station
We stayed overnight in this hotel, following a train trip from Northern Italy which took 12 hours. We were tired.
We stayed in a very basic room which was quite grimey though adequate. The service was friendly.
It is very close to the railway station and to the sites.
There was plenty of choice for breakfast though we almost had raw eggs. The trick is to boil your own. We thought they had already been cooked.
Coffee was from automatic machines so not flash.
I would recommend this hotel with reservations...though from other reviews it looks like if you spent more money there are much nicer rooms to be had overlooking a garden.
dining room under staffed
We stayed at the hotel for one week on a B&B basis in May '07 as part of group of about 50. (There was also other guests staying at the hotel) The dining room was only able to cater for about 35 guests in one sitting - a problem especially when the group were going on a bus tour at particular time. It was the norm for the week to have to stack up the used ware to make room at a table to have breakfast. Eventually a lady would arrive with a blue plastic basin to remove the used ware - looked so unprofessional. All hot beverages came from the one painfully slow machine which could cater for only one cup at the time - always a queue. This machine ran out of hot water a few mornings. Bedroom basic, chests of drawers grubby - we did not use them, handle on the inside of the bedroom door hanging off, - Staff going into the room every day would see this and yet it was not repaired.
Surprisingly quiet, handy location
We booked this hotel through Airmiles. It was very easy to find, only a couple of minutes' walk from the station. But the hotel itself was very quiet, and our room overlooked the pleasant courtyard at the back. Nice rooms (but weird grey bathroom suite!), clean and comfortable, pleasant friendly staff, good breakfast. It's about 10 minutes walk to the promenade, or 15 minutes walk to the old town. Good restaurants 5 mins away in Rue Biscarra. Very easy access to station for train trips along the coast, hiring a car or getting the bus back to the airport. Good value, we'd stay there again.
My wife and I stopped at the Excelsior for 6 nights. The location was ideal - only 3 minutes from the station - as we wanted to travel to Monaco for the Historic racing, and also to visit Cannes. The Excelsior is a lovely historic building and extremely well maintained. Staff are pleasant and helpful.
We found that there were plenty of reasonably priced restaurants in the near vicinity, our favourite being Le Saetone on Rue Alsace Lorraine. Food very good and house wine at 12 euros a litre. We did eat 1 night in the main area near Place Massena , very expensive and overcharged on drinks - as we were in Cannes. A tip for those on a budget is to buy a takeaway pizza from nearby the hotel and a bottle of wine and sit in the lovely enclosed garden at the rear of the hotel.
This Hotel has a pretty good location, and looks very romantic from the outside looks of the building. However, the room we had was very small and the price of 120 euros or today $186 dollars was outrageous. we stayed accross the street,the next night at the Durante Hotel where the rooms were bigger and the price was only 77 Euros.
nice hotel, but under staffed
this hotel is located very close to the main promenade in Nice, so ideally located. it is a nice hotel, maybe a little over priced. the twin room in which i stayed with a friend was nice, looked out over the patio, although the trees practically come in the window when you open it. the net curtins were quite dirty, however the main curtin wwas heavy and kept out the light in the morning if you wished to sleep in!
the bathroom was nice, very clean, plenty of towels and the shower water pressure was good.
the breakfast too was fine, basic med breakfast. however the breakfast room is extremely under staffed. i only saw one girl look after the breakfast room, and she was rushed off her feet. because of the under staffing, tables were left dirty, clean tables with a lack of plates, tea/coffee cups.
there is a nice patio out the back as well as the front of the hotel. ideal for a morning coffee.
over all a nice and basic hotel. but would probably check out somewhere else on my return trip, because Nice is just fabulous!!