Comfort Hotel Galaxie3.0 out of 5.0
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We stayed at Comfort Hotel Galaxie for nine nights (with two of those nights away while traveling to Monaco and Italy). As long as you don't expect a modern property with all the latest and greatest (I have to be honest -- the place is a bit aged), you'll love the place. Be prepared for some quirks -- like the floor lights on a timer. Also, the actual keys (on a heavy key chain) stay at the front desk when you leave the building -- something an American traveler would find discomforting. Nevertheless, once you're past those "novelties," you realize that you are three minutes away from a seaside promenade full of restaurants, five minutes from the CAP3000 mall (overpriced as everything in Europe, but with a large supermarket -- quite helpful for an extended stay). The staff is personable and helpful. (Example: we needed a voltage converter and asked where we could buy one -- within five minutes of fighting the language barrier, we had one on loan from the front desk.) The highlight of each room is a massive balcony. There is a small fridge with minibar items -- but also room for your own stuff. Wi-Fi is free -- but could drop intermittently. There is a gated parking lot behind the building, which helps if you have a rental car. So, the bottom line: take Comfort Hotel Galaxie for what it is -- and love it!
Unbeknownst to us ahead of time, it was Grand Prix and film festival time, so we were lucky to get any hotel. This one is in an un-inspiring neighborhood and the hotel is seedy looking. Has a good parking lot, but if you don't have a car you will need to take a bus into Cannes. We did have the only CNN we'd had anywhere in France, including Paris. (Other travelers we met had the same complaint. It seems to be a current budget-saving measure. They all tell you it's "not working". No BBC either. In other words, no English tv). And free in-room WIFI, also not readily available elsewhere. The Galleries Lafayette has a huge gourmet grocery section with all of that great French takeout food, only a couple of blocks away. This hotel is not in the beautiful part of the Cote d'Azure, and there didn't appear to be any nice restaurants nearby. Just a suburban neighborhood. If possible, stay in Cannes itself.