Hotel Azurea3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The one merit is that it is very near the rail station. We were in a group of 29 British people. On entering the hotel, a loud argument broke out between our guide and a lady who seemed to be the manager or owner. The bedrooms were on 4 floors, with a very small lift which would take only one person with a large suitcase, or two persons with less luggage. We took the narrow staircase to our 3rd floor room, the modest size not being helped by the fact that there was a 3rd camp bed taking up the floor space. It then became apparent that apart from the basin having no plug, there was absolutely no paper at all provided, not even toilet paper. It was a Friday, and some of our friends said they got no sleep due to noise of people in the street outside shouting and fighting. We left early, so did not have the chance to sample the breakfast.
The staff was not kind and spoke only french. The room was too small and noisy. The only good thing is the location: close to the downtown but I don´t come back again there. Really was a bad experience.
We were looking for a budget hotel to spend a couple of nights, prior to our Mediterranean cruise. It checked off pretty much all of our "boxes": quiet location, near to the downtown core, within walking distance to transportation, trams, sightseeing buses, shops & restaurants, etc. Although we had to pay for breakfast, it was reasonably priced. When you compared it to what local restaurants are charging for coffee & a croissant, we knew we got a deal😀
We have just returned from this "hotel" and the experience was horrible to say the least. We are still completely filled with disappointment and the thought of the hotel still fills us with disgust. When we arrived at Hotel Azurea the first day they had given away our room and the hotel was fully booked. So instead of giving us the room we had already paid for they sent us to a 2-star hotel across the street where we had to wait for a room. We were given a tiny room without any decor. It was not possible to check in at Azurea until 12 am the following day. When we went to check in the following day we had to wait 45 minutes in the reception. The standard of our room was not at all as could be expected. The drains were disgustingly dirty and several of the bathroom installations were worn down or in some cases even broken. In addition to this the refrigerator was gross and partly disfunctional. For this see photo documentation. Furthermore, at no time during the stay did they bring us fresh towels. On day 2 they left us with our used towels from the floor. And on the third day they had taken our dirty towels without giving us any new ones. So we were all without towels. In addition to this we had to go buy shampoo in the middle of the night because the hotel did not offer any shampoo. Additionally we had to take cold showers because there was no hot water at any point of your stay. Our bedcover had seriously never been washed. It was so disgusting that our fingers got all dirty by the slightest touch of it. There were several holes in the towels, walls and doors and the sound isolation of the room was nonexistent and we could even hear the zipping and unzipping of suitcases in adjacent rooms. This hotel should have closed a long time ago and our experience with the hotel could not have been worse. We wouldn't recommend it to anyone!
Stayed here to then travel in to Monaco. Budget hotel in a less salubrious part of town. However 2 minutes walk from train station and 10 minutes walk from the beach. Hotel is compact, clean and with friendly helpful staff. Our bathroom was small with a tiny shower - couldn't swing a shower cap in it! Towels changed daily which was good. Room did have air conditioning which was a surprising bonus at this price. Free wifi as well. Overall adequate for what we wanted - a place to lay our heads.
Well for our entire stay..... there was no wifi in the room. It was so noisy at night that the windows would tremble. Breakfast time they wouldn't replenish on time..... Two days the egg had finished. Another day the croissants were not replenished on time...... At the reception it was very unprofessional.
As with other reviews that have been written, the hotel is cheap and suits it's purpose of being close to the station. It is also nearby to the main high street, the tram system and most of the buses pass through in front of the train station. However, the room I was in did not reflect the price I had paid. The balcony doors did not close properly and therefore nights were cold, and the noise from the streets below made sleeping difficult, luckily it did not rain during my stay but it was a genuine concern, as was a windy evening. On top of this, the bathroom was also not up to reasonable standards. The shower head would not stay in the holder, and therefore I had to hold the shower head over my head to shower in the mornings. Also, the toilet leaked when flushed. Other rooms may be to a much better standard, but mine was not.
The hotel is situated near the railway station and in the begining of one of the main walking street - rather comfortable. My room was small, had a little balcony, a little fridge (it was very nice surprise), a shower. It was clean but the water in the shower was rather cold. Also the room had an air conditioner. I was staying for 2 nights, the room was cleaned every day. But the smell in the hotel was rather strange.The man on the reception could`t speake English well, but tryed to help me every time I had asked.
Very good for budget travelers. A train station and a few bus stops are within walking distance. So it's fairly easy to explore Nice or to go to surrounding areas like Monaco and Cannes. There are quite a few shops, grocery stores, bakeries, and restaurants nearby. There's even a mall a bit further away, but it can still be reached easily by foot. As for the hotel itself, the staff is very helpful if you have any questions. The rooms are comfortable, clean, and have all the basic amenities. I didn't have any issues with things not working inside the room. Nor did I have issues with noise levels, but I did travel when there's often not that many tourists around. As far as food goes, there's the option of purchasing breakfast and dinner. In regards to location, the hotel is in a slightly odd area that really only matters if you plan on being out late and walking back by yourself. East of the street is a bit sketchy when it's dark. When I was there a store often sold liquor to a group of men and they would often get drunk and get a bit rowdy. There was also a group of young men that followed my friends and I for a bit when we went out to get dinner one night. They didn't follow us long and their comments were never vulgar. But just a heads up for solo female travelers. The western side of the street was completely find though.
I traveled with my wife and our 11 year old daughter and having read some of the reviews on this site I booked with some trepidation however what I found was a hotel that met our needs. Ok, its not the Ritz but then I never expected it to be. It's true to say that our room needed a bit of TLC and I would suggest that it would be a good idea to replace the beds as these seemed old and rickety, having said that the room (including the bathroom) was clean and tidy which is all we really wanted. The staff were absolutely excellent and if this review were just on them it would have been a 5 without a second thought. This hotel is in a fantastic location for exploring not only Nice but also Monaco and Cannes. The railway station is literally a block from the hotel and both Monaco and Cannes are within a 30 minute train ride. The main shopping area in Nice is just two blocks away and the beach is a 10 minute stroll.We stayed there for four nights. Would we stay here again? Absolutely.
- Walking distance to Nice Etoile Shopping Center and Marc Chagall National Museum
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- 24-hour front desk
Hotel Azurea places you in Centre Ville-Gare, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Nice Etoile Shopping Center and Marc Chagall National Museum. This 68-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Located centrally in Nice, it's also close to Place Massena and Orthodox Cathedral.
Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.
All of Hotel Azurea's 68 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other standard amenities include hair dryers, phones, and desks.
At Hotel Azurea, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
22% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 315 reviews