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Best Western Alba Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Small hotel, well-located on the Avenue Jean Medecin within easy walking distance of the railway station and close to the station tram stop. Tram runs past the door of the hotel. If you're coming by taxi please note that, because of the tramway, Avenue Jean Medecin is not open to traffic - however if the taxi driver drops you in one of the mainy cross-streets ( e.g. the Rue D'Alsace-Lorraine ) you'll only have to wak a few yards to the hotel door. We got a pleasant second-floor room at the back of the hotel (so no noise) with a huge and comfortable bed and a modern bathroom which boasted a bath as well as a shower. The toilet was separate from the bathroom, so no need to coordinate visits ! There was adequate space to hang clothes for our three-night stay, with shelves above for underwear etc. Standard hotel LCD freeview-type TV. The only minor quibble was that, like many hotels of less than five-star status, there are no comfortable chairs in the room - just a single transparent plastic chair like I see in my dentist's waiting room - so we had to use the bed instead. I woudn't normally comment on this as it is so common, however this particular hotel has no lounge or bar so if you needed to sit properly (for example because of a back condition) I'm not sure what you'd do ! The room was spotlessly clean and the housekeeping was very efficient - they even changed the towels every day despite there being no need to do so. We ate the hotel breakfast on the first morning, however this was frankly poor value for 13 euros so I wouldn't bother unless you prefer the convenience of eating in. There are plenty of cafes in the surrounding streets which will serve you a perfectly acceptable breakfast much more cheaply. There are also many restaurants serving all kinds of cuisine, so getting an evening meal was never an issue and didn't break the bank - the more expensive and upmarket places are nearer the sea front. A few words of basic French are useful - and polite when you are in France - but the places we ate in always seemed to have someone who spoke English as well so there were no misunderstandings. If you wish to visit the Vielle Ville, as most visitors to Nice are going to do, then it's three or four stops away on the tram - flat fare of 1.5 euros when we were there. If you're staying for a few days then Cannes, Antibes and Monaco are only a few stops away on the train - we took a day trip to Monaco, the return fare came to about 16 euros in total for the two of us. The SNCF ticket machines (which you have to use if you don't want to to faff about in the SNCF office) offer a choice of several languages, so no problem there. A word of warning - if you do decide to visit Monaco by train, don't go at 10:30 on a Friday morning like we did unless you particularly want to join in an exercise of how to cram 500 people into an already well-populated double-decker train. We didn't see it, but I gather there is a Friday market in Monaco which is particularly popular. To be fair though there had been a railway strike the previous day, so maybe a lot of people had held their travel plans over from the Thursday !

Perfect localization: in the city center, near Notre-Dame de Nice basilica, 10 min walk from Promenade des Anglais and 5 min walk from the train station (trains to: Monaco, Meton, Cannes etc.). Friendly and helpful service. Perfectly clean, quiet and comfortable room with free and fast Wifi.

Perfect location along the main street. Friendly and helpful staff. Spacious and clean room. Terrace good extra. Value of money. Walking distance from the beach. If you want to visit Monaco, go by public bus. It costs only 1.50. Recommend.

Our three day stay at this hotel was very enjoyable. It is located in a vibrant area with shops, restaurants, and public transportation nearby. Old Town and Blvd des Anglais are a 10-15 minute walk away. The breakfast included croissants, eggs, fruit, assorted coffee drinks, and cheeses. The breakfast room was very inviting. Our room was small but adequate and had a balcony to let in fresh air. The room did not have a way to control air temperature,but we were comfortable. The hotel has a tiny lobby, a small elevator, and CNN in English. The staff were friendly and helpful and spoke adequate English Amadera was especially nice. We would stay here again for the price, location, and amenities.

This hotel ensured that this has been one of my favourite ever holidays. It is located centrally on Avenue Jean Medecin and is near Gare Thiers which is the main Nice train Station. The only traffic on Jean Medecin is trams and therefore there was very little traffic noise even though our room overlooked the street. We arrived around 10am and were greeted by a very helpful gentleman on reception who told us our room was ready. Our room was on the second floor and there is a lift and lovely marble staircase. The bedroom was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated, the décor was reasonably new. There was a working safe in the room and a fridge which was stocked with soft drinks and chocolate (there was a charge per item). The bathroom was immaculate and there was a separate toilet. One of the reasons we chose this hotel was the quality of the breakfast and this did not disappoint, sausages, scrambled egg, cereals, pain au chocolat, croissants, yoghurts, breads, madeleines, fruit, fruit juices and hot drinks were all available. We were able to sit on the terrace whilst having breakfast. The lady in the breakfast room was lovely. There was no noise coming from neighbouring rooms which made the stay all the more comfortable. What made the hotel special was the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff especially those on reception who helped with enthusiasm especially with all of our enquiries regarding buses and trains. We look forward to coming back again and staying in this wonderful hotel.

Second "Best Western hotel" we stayed at in our travels. I must say how friendly the staff are, they make you so comfortable, well done Best Western. A very clean and spacious room. Breakfast was a real treat, a beautiful little French breakfast room, with a lovely lady looking after you. Close to the station, a nice 10 min walk to the beach and restaurant areas. Plenty of shopping malls close by if thats your go. Also a nice day trip to Monte Carlo on the train is worth thinking about.

Stopped by for one night at this wonderful hotel, arrived early and was unable to check in but they did store my luggage and gave me an approximate time for when my room was ready which it was, they had pastries, complementary at the front desk for the guests, the minibar was very well replenished and it was so nice to have a safe in the room as well, breakfast was absolutely amazing and though they had ran out of croissants when I have asked for one they went all out and went and bought some special croissants so I can enjoy one as well, the cleaning staff, The managers and the receptionist all have been very professional and very helpful, I absolutely recommend this hotel, the cleanliness was also impeccable and I absolutely love that the toilet was separate from the bathroom! The elevator was a tad bit small, yeah big enough for myself, my luggage, and my shopping bags ! The mattress was very nice and soft and I absolutely love the quality of the quality of the bedding and towels! Location is right a few minutes walk from the nice etoile mall and about 15 minute walk from the beach! I would gladly come back and I absolutely recommend!

We stayed for a week, excellent location for bus, train and tram to get around. The room was good, but you could hear the people next door talking and them you, so not private at all. The bed was small and you had a long reach to your side table, which was fixed and could not be moved closer. The staff where friendly and helpful. As for me he overall Hotel I thought it would be bigger. The pictures on Booking.com are deceiving and it is rather small overall, but the rooms are a good size. It met our next show and the price was good, so good value to us.

This was our third visit to the hotel. Good value for Nice, hotel in good location near train station got the airport bus 99 to the station hotel just a few minutes walk away. Can walk to all areas of Nice from hotel, takes about 15minutes to promenade. Also can catch tram. Staff always friendly despite our limited French! We didn't have breakfast in hotel felt 13 euros quite expensive some cafes nearby better value would use again if visiting Nice.

Not only Hotel Alba is situated in the heart of Nice; at walking distance from the train station and Place Massena, but the quality standards are pretty high. A special mention and again many thanks to the Conciergerie Staff, but in particular to the Hotel Housekeeper , M.me Ichrak, for the unique attention to customer care and the special help in solving practical but essential everyday's inconveniences.

41 Avenue Jean Medecin Nice Alpes-Maritimes

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Nice Etoile Shopping Center and Place Massena
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Centre Ville-Gare, Best Western Alba Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nice Etoile Shopping Center and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Place Massena. This 35-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like minibars, coffee makers, and LCD TVs. Centrally located in Nice, the hotel is also a short walk from Marc Chagall National Museum and Nice Theatre.


Dining

Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

All 35 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include safes, phones, and desks.


Property features

Best Western Alba Hotel features free WiFi in public areas and free newspapers. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking (Larger Room;with Sofabed)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Family Duplex, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 533 reviews