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Hotel Lafayette

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Small hotel with clean rooms and very friendly staff. The location is great, close to all you need, shops, pietonal center, beach and station. I think this hotel is a great option on a budget in Nice.

Situated just a few hundred meter from the Massena place, this hotel is ideal for those who want a very centrally located hotel. The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms not so small as we have had in other Nice hotels. Everything clean, and the price is lower than one can expect. It may be a problem for people with difficulties in stairs, as the reception is on first floor, and there's no elevator. But you don't need to be afraid bringing heavy suitcases, as the receptionist helps you to carry your luggage up to the reception. All in all: Absolutely recommendable!

The hotel is very very near Galeries Lafayette in the city downtown. It is a 3 star hotel but, from several points of view, we could consider it a 4 stars indeed! Big camera, apart the easy possibility of hearing the closest room, unfortunately. Very good price as well

* First of all the staff is very friendly and helpful. Location is near perfect. * Rooms are not so tiny as expected in France :-) * equipped with electric kettle with set of tea-bags and packs with instant coffee * Daily cleaning service * strong wi-fi all over the hotel Reception and rooms are on the second floor and taking into account that the hotel doesn't have an elevator - you better do not take heavy suitcases if you are not traveling with a strong man who can help you with carrying another little warning: during our stay we struggled with finding the power socket. It was only one available per double room, and it was on the opposite wall from the beds .. so if you are traveling with number of devices just be prepared as it might happen in your room as well.

Amazing Hotel, with the friendliest staff you could ever hope for and such a bargain! If you go to Nice, I would definitely recommend this place, it's a very good location for shopping, beach, dining, station, as its pretty much in the middle of everything, with plenty of busses to/from the airport. The receptionist was a very nice man, who was very humble and more than happy to help, despite managing to hold a conversation in French for a good 5 minutes or so, I finally had to ask if he could speak English, which he could very well and is also a very good cultural guide, recommending some great bars and restaurants! We spent the first night of our honeymoon here, before journeying along the riviera to Italy and I wish we could have stayed longer, even if I was sick of the shale beach, before I even got into the water! You must stay here if you visit Nice!

The location of this hotel is superb. It is right beside the Galleries Lafayette and three minute walk from Place de Messena. The hotel is on the second floor. The room was comfortable, clean and spacious. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Two small issues, wifi access, each device needed a separate user name and password and was set for a specific time which I thought unnecessary. The other issue was the noise from the televisions from the adjoining rooms was intrusive.

A lovely hotel, the room was very comfortable and clean, the staff were friendly and very helpful. You couldn't ask for a better location to walk around the town. Its near the main square and about 5 minutes walk to the promenade des Anglais. Also the station is with easy reach as are buses and the tram, so if you want to explore the region it is easy.

We have stayed at Lafayette twice and it is our preferred hotel in Nice. It is located kitty corner across from Galeries Lafayette Department Store. It is fifty steps away from the relatively new tram line and right next to a bus stop. You can get a day ticket for the tram and travel up and down Ave Jean Medicin, the premier shopping street in the area and the train station up that avenue a few hundred yards. There is an indoor shopping mall along the way but it is also only a three minute walk. In the other direction the tram takes you to Old Town in less than five minutes or it is a ten minute walk. One minute away is the pedestrian only area full of restaurants and shops. The beach is a three minute walk. I'm doing this review to provide a diagram of the rooms in Lafayette for anyone interested. The rooms on the left and bottom front on the street. 115-118 do not. 117 and 118 front on an interior courtyard. We stayed in 118 last time and our first stay was the big corner room facing the street. Staff were extremely helpful despite rudimentary English. It is very popular due to such a superb location. Only drawback is thirty steps up from street entrance and no lift. Staff eager to help with luggage and steps are low riser type so relatively easy.

Spacious room, comfortable beds, and in quiet back courtyard, all for good value. Front desk staff friendly and helpful - also recommend delicious local restaurants/bistros nearby. Hotel is on 1st floor with stairs - no elevator. Easy 10 min. walks to shopping, Vieux Nice, and Promenade. If arriving via Garre Nice Ville, an easy 15 min. process via tram will take you to Hotel Lafayette, or other nearby hotels. Go 100 m east when exiting train station to tram Gare Thiers which runs every 3 min. Prior to boarding, you must purchase a 1.5 euro paper ticket at machine (or a 10 pass for 10 euros if planning some public transit in Nice, including Bus 100 to Monaco - good for couples), and then validate when boarding! Go 2 stops towards the sea, disembark at Massena, go back 20 m to Rue de l'Hotel des Postes, go east 1 1/2 blocks and viola, you're at Hotel Lafayette. Taxi alternative is 10 min. 20 euro ride! We recommend staying at small and friendly Hotel Lafayette.

This hotel is 10'-15' walk away from the center of Nice so its a good choice since the price is also very good.The size of the double room is perfect for two, its clean,quite(we chose a room in the back of the main street No. 118),comfortable and it has a tray to make a coffee or tea.

32 rue de l'Hôtel des Postes Nice Alpes-Maritimes

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Place Massena and Nice Etoile Shopping Center
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Centre Ville-Gare, Hotel Lafayette is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Place Massena and Nice Etoile Shopping Center. This 17-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like refrigerators, coffee makers, and LED TVs. It's in central Nice and also a short walk from Cours Saleya and Nice Theatre.


Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Hotel Lafayette's 17 rooms are soundproofed and provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. LED TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Hair dryers, phones, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Lafayette enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and express check-in. Self parking is available for EUR 10 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options


Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double Room, Balcony

Full 1 | Sleeps 2


Full 1 | Sleeps 3


Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 255 reviews