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Holiday Inn Nice

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were lucky to be on the eighth floor. Spacious room with good view. Beds comfortable and, thankfully, the windows opened. Plastic glasses (why do the French like them?) but at least they were well-made. Only a few niggles like (as usual) dim and awkward bedside lights. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and answered an email promptly (I'd left my sunglasses behind). There was building work in the daytime in Victor Hugo Boulevard but we had been warned and it did not trouble us. Easy walking distance to front and main square. We did not eat there as breakfast bars and other restaurants easy to find en route to the Promenade.

Close to the train station, close to the promenade de anglais and the shops. The hotel is a nice business hotel, with all the amenities but also with a bit more panache than the usual business hotel. It’s location is perfect and the staff absolutely outstanding. We were offered a late check out withbeven asking and everything went very well with our stay. The bar is very nice and the terrace at street level, perfect for people watching. A great choice in Nice.

Stayed : 2017 Duration : 8 nights; Non-smoking Leisure Room w 1 King Bed Summary : Francesco made the difference! *** The Good *** - Comfortable bed in a modern room. In our upper-floor room, we never heard any traffic from below and had a pretty good view of the surrounding area. The small church diagonally to the right opposite the hotel is beautifully lit up at night. - Unfortunately, i can't recall for this hotel whether we had a shower/bathtub combo or if we had a shower unit (as we stayed in a number of hotels in our month-long 17th anniversary trip and i don't have a photo of the bathroom as a reminder :P ) so i can't post my usual comments on that. However, i do remember that it was an acceptable bathroom with satisfactory water pressure, with consistent hot water for showering available all day long and did not run hot-cold during a shower. (otherwise i would've grumbled for sure... and yes, the proper English contraction of "would have" is properly spelt "would've", NOT "would of" :) ) Solid toilet flush with no chokes while we were there. - Centrally located. 5 minute walk to the waterfront (plages) southbound. 5 minute walk to the Avenue Jean Medecin shopping belt eastbound (2 excellent Galleries Lafayettes there). 5 more minutes south-eastbound beyond Jean Medecin and you hit the old town area with lots of eateries (and the always gorgeous Fenocchio ice cream at Place Rossetti! ). - Front office supervisor Francesco is frankly the most customer-oriented hotel front-desk representative i have ever met in all my 35+ years of traveling countries ranging from Australia to Vatican/Vietnam (haven't been to Zambia/Zimbabwe yet so A-to-V will have to do for now). He is truly an asset to the Holiday Inn Nice. We arrived later than expected due to the long TGV ride from CDG to Nice-ville but he made the check-in smooth and faultless. When we got to our upgraded room, we found a bottle of champagne in an ice-bucket waiting for us, along with a fruit basket and a congratulatory note (like i said, we were celebrating our 17th anniversary). Francesco really went out of his way to make us feel so comfortable and at home in so many ways that i cannot name them all. Truly an excellent host in every sense of the word ! :) *** The Bad *** - Quite frankly, i can't recall anything majorly bad about the Holiday Inn Nice. If i was forced to really try to find something to nit-pick about, it would have been that the restaurant was closed for a private function on the last day when we wanted to have a drink, or that the nearest carpark was at the public Parking Indigo a block behind the hotel but both of those aren't really their fault and they do have a discounted parking rate. Why then a 4.5 instead of a 5? Because my rating is a composite of many things including the property star rating. The Holiday Inn line is at most a 4* chain and i have stayed at 5s in Asia before where the properties are far and away among the best in the world. Thus, if Francesco was working at the Strings in Shinagawa (see my other review) and he did the same things there as he did during our stay in Nice, that would be valid grounds for a 6 (i.e. busting my scale). :) *** The Ugly *** - None that i can think of. This hotel really hits the sweet spot as far as the Cote d'Azure is concerned in terms of price, quality, service & location into account. *** Visited Notables *** - Fenocchio at Place Rossetti for Ice Cream - perfect during summer weather - we went there twice in 4 days :) - Shifu at Place Grimaldi - after 4 days of western/french food, we wanted something lighter and came across Shifu while walking to the nearest plage. As we live in SE Asia, we know what Chinese food should taste like. We ordered "san-mee" and it came out done in the HK style. WA'ed a picture to our HK friend and she confirmed it was authentic as well. Normally, we'd be hesitant in eating at a Chinese joint with only 'ang-moh' customers visible but this joint is the closest thing you're gonna get to real HK/CN food if you have a Chinese food craving. - Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild - totally awesome villa with well-kept gardens and a cafe that served Monbana Honey Shortbread with the Hot Chocolate i had - Monbana, are you listening, please sell the Honey Shortbread at your retail stores like you do with the other flavours !!!!! - The village of Eze - take a day trip there by car and have lunch and drinks at Chateau Eza overlooking the Cote D'Azure. Easily the best (and most expensive but worth every eurocent) meal we had in France.

Hotel is located walking distance from the promenade, shops and many differenciated restaurants. Rooms are pretty spacious, with desk, armchair, minibar, safe and coffee machine. Bathrooms are decent size, with very basic acessories, hair dryer has to be picked form the reception as well as iron and ironing board, if needed. Breakfast is pretty basic, with some hot options like scrambled eggs, bacos, tomatoes and mushrooms. Cold cuts, jogurts, some sweets, coffee from the machine.

the location was absolutely amazing, city centre! close to everything! The staff were amazing! Thank you to Francesco for your attentiveness and kindness, made the stay even more special! The hotel is very cozy, clean and as I already mentioned- LOCATION!

Great stay very nice Holiday Inn Very central, close to all attractions and to the nice promenade. Great staff, very friendly. Only a few meters to Avenue Jean Medicin and 10 mins or to old town and seaside.

Had 4 nights in this hotel recently, its clean, tidy and well presented. The rooms are generous compared to some hotels I've stayed in - they could however benefit from better lighting in the main room (bathroom was fine) and a full length mirror, but nothing we couldn't manage without. Location wise this hotel was pretty much mid point from the Promenade to the Train Station - 5 minutes walk in either direction. There were some small local supermarkets near by if needed. We didn't eat in the hotel, but we did have a couple of drinks in the bar, the staff were friendly and welcoming and the patio area outside is a nice bonus.

I usually avoid having diner at the hotel when I can eat outside but when I tested the restaurant of this hotel I simply loved it. Very fresh, homemade and succulent, I highly recommend. I don't know if they keep the same menu but if that is the case I recommend the gaspacho and the sardines plate.

Comfortable hotel in a good location handy for lots of restaurants-old and new town-and for the train station if you want to explore further afield. Always a friendly welcome at reception no matter what time of day. WiFi a bit patchy in the room to say the least Room on executive floor was spacious and comfy

I had a brief business stay at the Holiday Inn Nice. The Holiday Inn Nice is a fairly typical chain style hotel, well situated for central Nice. The rooms are clean and comfortable, but looking a little old-fashioned and faded now. The staff were fairly indifferent on check in; friendly enough during the check out the next morning. At breakfast it was not clear who actually worked for the hotel - no greeting at the door, and nor did anyone take my room number. I waited a while, then sat down anyway. Later, a waiter wordlessly collected my empties. I'd probably use again, but for functional rather than any other reasons.

20 Boulevard Victor Hugo Nice Alpes-Maritimes

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Nice Etoile Shopping Center and Place Massena
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Holiday Inn Nice places you in Centre Ville-Gare, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Nice Etoile Shopping Center and Place Massena. This 131-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. It's in central Nice and also close to Cours Saleya and Nice Theatre.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All 131 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks.


Property features

Renovated in 2012, Holiday Inn Nice offers a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. If you drive, self parking is EUR 25 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and a terrace.

Room options

Standard Room, Non Smoking

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, Non Smoking

Full 2 | King 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

74% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 776 reviews