Hotel Gounod Nice

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

3 Rue Gounod, Nice, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, 06000, France

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93%

Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
30%
72
Very Good
52%
123
Average
11%
26
Poor
3%
8
Terrible
2%
5

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 36% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Families80
  • Couples88
  • Solo84
  • Business62
  • Flying.Scotsman's Profile Photo

    Excellent 3 star choice

    by

    Right in the middle of Nice, within easy reach of the station, seaside, shopping, and about a 15 minute walk to the old town, this hotel is in a perfect location. We booked through booking.com and found it very good value for money. Our room was huge (rather unusual for France) and had 3 balconies, 2 in the bedroom and one in the bathroom! Comfortable and clean, and our room had lovely views too. Guests have the use of the pool and leisure facilities at the Splendid Hotel.

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    Pleasant Hotel, Nice People

    by

    This hotel was pleasant enough and the reception was very nice. I would probably stay here again.

    To Get There:

    From the airport

    By bus: there is a yellow bus marked Nice direct which is on your left when you come out of terminal 1, on your right out of terminal 2. Fare is about €3.50; ask for the Meyerbeer stop which is just after the Negresco hotel, alongside the sea. When getting out of the bus, facing inland, you will see the rue Meyerbeer on your left: just walk up for about 430 yards; you will see the Gounod hotel immediately.

    From the train station
    By taxi: transport service costs about €10/12.
    On foot: turn right when coming out of the train station: you will see a big red brick building which is a post office; just before it there is rue Gounod, which goes down towards the sea: take it and after about 430 yards you will see your hotel on your right.

    Unique Quality: From the airport
    By taxi: service available at any time; one way fare is about €25/30 for a maximum of 4 persons;
    By bus: there is a yellow bus marked Nice direct which is on your left when you come out of terminal 1, on your right out of terminal 2. Fare is about €3.50; ask for the Meyerbeer stop which is just after the Negresco hotel, alongside the sea. When getting out of the bus, facing inland, you will see the rue Meyerbeer on your left: just walk up for about 430 yards; you will see the Gounod hotel immediately.

    From the train station
    By taxi: transport service costs about €10/12.
    On foot: turn right when coming out of the train station: you will see a big red brick building which is a post office; just before it there is rue Gounod, which goes down towards the sea: take it and after about 430 yards you will see your hotel on your right.

    Directions: In the city center withint walking distance to the beach, shopping areas and the casino.

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by TripAdvisor Member JohnDoeTyneandwear

My wife and I spent 12 nights in Hotel Gounod Nice during the 17-29th July 2005.
The hotel is well located and run by the friendliest staff we have encountered in many years of holidaying in France.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable in keeping with the period decor and furniture, it is a little worn but clean and well furnished it has avoided the sanitised feel of modern mainstream hotel chains.
The bathroom was modern and kept very clean.
Whilst breakfast is the only meal served there are many nearby restaurants for lunch and dinner.
The staff were friendly, helpful and chatty and made our stay very enjoyable.
The facilities of Hotel Splendid next doorare available to Gounod guests and include a swimming pool, jaccuzzi. etc.
A very nice affordable hotel in a great location for the beach, restaurants and the railway station.

Fantastic value for money

by TripAdvisor Member HappyTraveller17

We used this site to work out which hotel to select for our recent long weekend to Nice. It certainly didn't disappoint. Yes, its not the most modern of hotels but you aren't in the rooms long enough to care. The rooms are spacious, as are the bathrooms, and the air conditioning is a godsend. The facilities at the sister hotel next door are great and the roof top pool and jacuzzi must be sampled. Hotel Gounod has the perfect location for the Promenade and the train station. Catch a train to Cannes, Monaco or Juan Les Pins - you will want to go back for more. I will definitely return to Nice and to this hotel.

Good Base for Cote D'Azur

by TripAdvisor Member longbeachrover

We stayed 5 nights at the Hotel Gounod in October. While our room on the second floor was large, with balconies both off the bedroom and the bath, I must admit I was at first disappointed in the room's decor. It was dark and apeared to be in need of TLC. However, it was clean and the bathroom was large and modern. But our disappointment dispelled in the days that followed because we found the location, the breakfasts, and especially the friendly staff offset the room's appearance. We were made to feel right at home. The staff gave us good restaurant recommendations and were always ready to assist us. Two restaurants - La Torque Blanche and Restaurant Le Chantilly- were excellent and within close walking distance to the hotel.
We used the train to go to Monaco. As you come out of the station, you cross the street and catch the bus to go the Rock and the Palace. There is a tourist train that runs from the oceanarium to all the sights in Monaco such as the Monte Carlo Casino. We went to Antibes and after touring caught the tourist train to Juan-les-Pins. On another day, we took the train to Cannes. We also took the Train des Pignes into the Hault Alps. With our daily train trips, we really appreciated the Hotel Gounod's central location.
It is an advantage to be able to use the pool, jacuzzi and beach of the Hotel Splendid which is next door. I would definitely stay at the Hotel Gounod if you are planning to use the hotel as a base to tour the area.

Awful!

by A TripAdvisor Member

After looking at reviews on this site and a couple of travel books we decided to book our 3 nights in Nice at the Hotel Gounod. When we arrived at the hotel the lobby smelled heavily of cigarette smoke even for France. The hotel is extremely rundown inside and out. Broken shutters, peeling paint, stained carpets. Although our room was large, the air conditioning didn't work (it was very warm in Nice at this time), the bathroom was dirty and after inspecting the sheets it appeared that the bedding hadn't been changed. Our quoted rate was 142 euros/night which is insane for this hotel. When we complained and asked for another room the staff was not very helpful. The Gounod was by far the worst hotel I've been in. We left and went in search of another hotel.

We found a really nice one on the same block, La Malmaison. The staff was extremely pleasant, the hotel had just been remodeled so everything was new. You could even smell a hint of fresh paint which beats cigarette smoke anyday! The air-conditioning worked and breakfast was included. We ended up with a large bright corner room with two large windows for only 130 euros/night. It made for a very nice stay in Nice. I would recommend La Malmaison to anyone travelling to Nice.

Ok but more like 2 star

by TripAdvisor Member calif0114

We stayed here a couple weeks ago, and found this hotel a bit run down. The splendid hotel next door had a great deal going for 135 euro per night with a free dinner and champagne, plus they put us in a delux room with huge balcony. We couldnt turn this down, and ending up loving our stay. I would recommend paying a little more for a four star hotel.

Brilliant Hotel

by TripAdvisor Member Fudgepacker

Fantastic hotel, great location , very affordable,


Got there three of us , were upgraded to 2 seperate rooms at no extra cost.

Massive rooms, very tidy. The staff were all very helpful but the head guy there went out of his way to make sure we were all sorted.

Breakfast was simple and ample.

Only semi bad thing i can say about this place was that there was no shower curtain but that is being overly picky.

Great Hotel

by A TripAdvisor Member

We booked this hotel as part of a package off Travelzoo, and did not know anything about it at the time. Based on other reviews, we believed it was centrally located and reasonably priced. After staying at the Gounod, we strongly recommend it for anyone who likes a bargain. The hotel is older, but very clean. The decor was typically french and our room had two french doors that led out to a terrace. The bathroom was clean. Our room also had the bedroom, but also a sitting room with a couch and chair. The staff was very friendly and helpful. And the complimentary continental breakfast was exceptional. We looked forward to the breakfast all 6 nights we stayed at the Gounod. They served breads and lunch meat, cheeses, yogurt, fruit, sausage, scrambled eggs, pastries, cereal, juice and coffee. The hotel is in a great location for walking around the pedestrian area of Nice and a few minutes walk from the beach. There are great restaurants close by. Also, the hotel has a parking area which we used since we had a rental car. They charged 12 euros a night to park there, but it was convenient for us since we woke up early every morning, ate the complilmentary breakfast and drove to places like Monaco, Cannes, Marseille, Avignon and at the end of our trip, to Italy.

Convenient location

by TripAdvisor Member fsufan

The hotel has a very convenient location, walking distance to the train station (a few blocks) and walking distance to promenade des Anglais/the beach. The room was spacious with a sitting area and balcony, but was a little bit worn. We also did not have a shower curtain, making the bathroom floor wet after showering. The breakfast was very good...they actually had scambled eggs! We found an excellent rate (80 Euro), making this a great deal!

One warning (nothing to do with the hotel), taxis are very expensive. We took taxis at night to go to restaurants in other areas, but I would recommend walking. We weren't that familiar with the area when we first arrived and took a taxi for about a 5 minute ride and it cost 15 euro!

Very nice hotel

by TripAdvisor Member Jockdoc

This was an older hotel convenient to the boardwalk of Nice. The front desk staff were professional and helped my wife book an appointment in Grasse for her perfume workshop. They also upgraded our triple to a suite at no additional cost. Although we did not use it, the sister property next door, Splendid Hotel, offers Gounod guests access to the pool and fitness center. Overall we were very happy with this property and would love to return in the future.

Forum Posts

Skate and Bicycle Hire

by graestella

Hello

We will be taking our first holiday in Nice in August.

We would be grateful for any infomation regarding skate/bicycle hire-shops/ cost etc

We will be staying in the Hotel Gounod.

Thanks Stella

Re: Skate and Bicycle Hire

by NiceLife

Skate in-line hire from Roller Station at the Quai Etat Unis on the Promenade des Anglais near the Colline du Chateau

Re: Skate and Bicycle Hire

by graestella

Thanks for that
Stella

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