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Best Western Alba Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel provides excellent value for money, both in terms of location and comfort. We had the family room, which comprised a mezzanine room with a very large bed and two single beds for the kids downstairs- a nice change from traditional family rooms. The bathroom was well appointed with the usual towels and soaps, but the hairdryer was rubbish. The air conditioning was not working and we had to open the large window as it was boiling in the room. The best feature of this hotel, however, is the location. It is walking distance from the Promenade and it is perfect to go shopping on a rainy day.

Walking distance from Nice Ville station with the frequent trams just outside and the Old Town 10 minutes walk away, this hotel is ideally situated. It is clean and comfortable with very helpful reception staff. We had breakfast included in the very reasonable price, booked with Booking.com and the breakfast room on the first floor (although small) was bright and airy with a good selection for breakfast. We found that we were able to visit many places with such a close proximity to the train station. The bus station has now moved (from our last visit) to a new site. (Take the tram to Vauban and walk behind the carpark) From there all the bus services are available to go virtually anywhere you choose. From reading other reviews we requested a room at the rear of the hotel as it was quieter. The room was fine with twin beds but the toilet and bath/shower were in separate rooms. The art was to open one door without hitting the other door. A bonus in the room was tea/coffee making facilities and a free safe. The front of the hotel is facing the main road with the passing trams and could possibly be noisy during the summer if you wanted to open the window. Excellent wi-fi connection. Would stay there again

Just back from four nights at Best Western Alba and it proved to be an ideal base from which to explore Nice and the coast. Very convenient location on Rue Jean Medecin where the new tram line runs and only a short walk to the railway station. In the other direction the Promenade des Anglais is only about a 15 minute walk and so a very central base for most requirements and explorations. The hotel room (301) was big enough and quiet as it was at the rear of the building and cleanliness was good. The breakfast was ample with good choices including all the usual yoghurts, cereals, breads and pastries plus fresh fruit salad or fruit compote and was served in a very pleasant breakfast room. The staff were all helpful and friendly so I had no complaints whatsoever and would recommend to anyone wanting a good value and convenient base in Nice.

Superb location, right on the main street which is a Pedestrian plaza, so there is not much noise of traffic, except the Bells of the Tramway that goes to and fro past the front entrance of the hotel. Rooms of a decent size, big enough to open two large suitcases and have room to spare :-) Room 408 was quaint with a large window that opened out onto the main street but the downside was that it was too high to be able to see anything besides the rooftops of the building across the street. But it did open out fully, so we had a lot of fresh cool and cold air during our recent stay from March 5 - 8. About a 12-15 min walk to Nice Gare de Ville ( train station) and another 20 minute walk to Place Massena on the other side. Location ideal for sightseeing or shopping. Promenade d'Anglais is about 30 mins walking from the hotel. several stores all around and Galleries Lafayette about a 10-12 min walk from the hotel. the lovely Notre Dame church of Nice is located a minute away from the hotel , to the right as you exit the hotel. Excellent restaurants around the hotel, and if one misses their Big Mac, there is a McDonalds about a 2 min walk to the left as you exit the hotel :-) I MUST COMPLIMENT THE ENTIRE FRONT OFFICE/RECEPTION STAFF and also thank all of them - Amadeo, Christoff, Habi and Laura. Most of all our interaction with AMADEO who checked us in was FANTASTIC !! He is the hidden gem that every hotel must have or has. His assistance for places to visit, restaurants to go to, transport suggestions and general deference and friendliness is of such a high quality that it would be difficult to replicate elsewhere. We did not eat breakfast in the hotel,, so not sure if they offer breakfat as an option. I would recommend this hotel to any tourist traveling to Nice.

I was here for MIPIM in Cannes, and we booked a hotel near the railway station. So very good relationship of price and benefit, clean and nice service and good beds and strong hot water shower, loved it.

You will see from a number of other contributors that the location of this hotel is good for just about everything in Nice. Situated on a main pedestrianised thoroughfare with many shops, close to trams, buses and the main railway station, it provides a central point from which to explore not only Nice, but also the surrounding area. Our room was a double, quite small but comfortable, with a bathroom and separate toilet. Our room faced the back of the hotel looking out over neighbouring rooftops, and there was a balcony. Tea and coffee making facilities also in the room, and a free to use room safe. Free wi-fi available throughout the hotel, with a computer and printer for guest use in the reception area. Breakfast was included for my wife and I, and it is taken in a breakfast room on the first floor. Quite a varied selection on offer, including a small domed hot dish containing scambled egg and small sausages, the usual cereals, yoghurts, bread, etc. We did find at least three other Best Western Hotels in the near vicinity but did not visit any of them. Staff very friendly and helpful.

The hotel was less than 10 min. walk from the train station. It is on a busy shopping street with tram running. We could hear the tram from the 3rd floor even with the window closed. The toilet was high. They changed towels every day. Three light bulbs didn’t work. The receptionists were helpful and they spoke fluent English.

Family of 4 stayed over X'mas 4 nights, booked via Expedia Room 201 is a Duplex with King bed upstairs + 1 pull-out single bed below Good - Location, 10 minute walk from train station/bus 98 - many shops/restaurants nearby (McD, Quick, Chinese food, Kebab, etc..) - Quick walk to TRAM stop either side if you don't want to walk - We loved the short walk to supermarket Monoprix and dept store also (for cosmetics shopping) - Free wi-fi, elevator, small fridge, Safe. Even has massage tub (1st I've seen one in a hotel) - Very reasonable/cheap rate (~$100/night, I paid via points so basically FREE) Bad - Nothing really Thank you BW and I'd recommend this to everyone going to Nice

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.

41 Avenue Jean Medecin Nice Alpes-Maritimes

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Nice Etoile Shopping Center and Marc Chagall National Museum
  • 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 Marc Chagall National Museum. This 35-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like minibars, coffee makers, and LCD TVs. Located centrally in Nice, it's also close to Nice Theatre and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.


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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 550 reviews