Hotel les Cigales3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
No frills, no charm, but clean, big enough in room and bathroom, and quiet. Breakfast not worth sitting down for. Easy walk to the beach and to other sites. We had a room on the reception floor, which I thought would be noisy, but it was quiet and air conditioned.
Located within walking distance to the station and old town. We had a spacious superior double with regular ceiling (some upper floor rooms have a sloped ceiling). Liked the in-room safe. Hard-boiled eggs available at breakfast.
Les Cigales has been a long time favourite for many seasons for many reasons: primarily its wonderful staff, its location, its hospitality, its cleanliness and its size. It has always seemed like a home from home. However, I have now to face facts and say that sadly I shall look elsewhere for my Nice accommodation. Why? The staff is still wonderful, yes; you'll not find better that Veronique and Elliane, obviously the location remains the same and it hasn't suddenly grown additional rooms. It's the overall ambience that's at fault, the rooms are looking tired, the carpets stained in places. It seems that there is no just investment, no sparkle or commitment. Whoever owns this once small jewel clearly needs to bring the interior spaces up to match is valuable, less tangible qualities. If that were done I simply request to be first in the queue to book a return visit. See my other reviews regarding this hotel.
We paid too much for too little..... We booked this hotel for seven nights about a year ago, finally arriving this September, as we wanted to make our trip to Nice as enjoyable and as nuisance free as possible. Top line: for the three of us in two rooms we paid €340 a night including parking. This was poor value given what was provided despite the central location. We booked in during the afternoon and parked our car in the garage that we reserved - not cheap at €20 a night. It proved to be not easily accessible either, being next to but not part of the hotel and subject to the use of two keys and the help of reception to get in and out. Check in was promptly handled. One room was immediately available and the other was only a ten minute wait. Staff were reasonably helpful, printing our boarding passes for example. The rooms were very small by UK standards, smaller than a Premier Inn double, and luggage space was extremely limited in both rooms as a consequence. The air conditioning did not work effectively in one room and I got the impression that this was an ongoing problem. We were offered a move for the following day but could not face the packing and unpacking involved. Our room had a small double bed that was comfortable enough, a desk (with a small flat screen TV) and chair, wardrobe and two bedside tables. A combined fridge and mini bar were provided. The cost of the contents of the latter were high, especially given the small supermarket opposite the hotel. Circulation space was at a premium. Noise insulation was minimal. We could easily hear and could be heard by the occupant of the adjoining room. The bathroom had the expected combined bath and shower and toiletries were provided. It was not easy to keep to a preferred temperature in the shower, perhaps because it was based on a simple mixer tap. The grouting was stained with mould here and there. The door was difficult to close. Lighting was reasonably bright. Breakfast was a poor affair really. Cereals featured cornflakes (only replenished on our request on one day) and other Kellogg's products, Coco Pops and Frosties. There was no muesli or wholemeal bread though the latter was provided when I requested it. Tinned fruit and some fresh fruit were available though some of the latter was in poor condition. The cheese and cold meats selection was minimal. On the plus side baguettes and croissants were fresh. More generally, the hotel seemed to me to be in need to an upgrade or a deep clean in public areas. There was no lounge for residents beyond a small outside space so that room occupation or taking a seat in the foyer were the only indoor options, especially in inclement weather. Overall, this reminded me of a small, middling standard British bed and breakfast hotel reasonably near to the sea. No problem with that, but we were paying €160 a night per room and €20 a night for car parking. Far in excess of a reasonable charge for what we got in my view. So, I could not recommend the hotel unless you really need to be close to where the action is and even then, I suspect that investigation with throw up some better choices.
Like most of the previous reviews, I agree that this place is quite good for the location, but not great value. Breakfast was extra and I was not inclined to try it with better options all around. Staff where helpful and it was probably still one of the better options available at the time.
We stayed at this hotel for 3 days and it was all we could wish for at this point. We were two girls traveling and needed a place to sleep, shower, eat something and keep on exploring Nice and its beauty. This hotel is perfect for a short trip if you only need a place to sleep. The rooms are nice, quite dark, but cozy. With their own bathrooms. The room was quite spacious, with two beds, a closet, tv, and a fridge. Even two pretty windows in the ceiling with a pretty french view. We did not try the food here. The service was ok. The cleaning ladies were very nice as well were the reception personnel. But you have to remember that they don't like to speak english. There is a small rooftop terrace on the side of the building where you may sit at during the day, but there are no lights there by the evenings. The hotel is close by to restaurants, a supermarket, bakery, and shops. Its a short walk to the main streets, beach and train station. So it was perfect for this kind of trip where you want to explore. Very good wifi. The elevator is quite small as they are in France, so not sure about the wheelchair friendliness. *The hotel closes its doors for security reasons by the evening and thruout the nights, but its possible to get in and out at all times.*
Loved this little hotel, in the middle of town but in a quiet street, 5 min walk to the beach and about 10-15 min to the train station. Our room was spotless clean and the reception service excellent. Will definitely stay there again.
This is a small hotel within walking distance to most places - yet off the beaten track so the street noise it less. Unfortunately the interior noise can be a bit much as the rooms have very little to no insulation and the maids seems extra eager to wake you when outside your room. The staff was friendly and helpful and if you have car - you can reserve their locked garage spot (just one!) behind a gate which is very secure, for an extra fee. Wifi was free and worked well from our room. Smallest shower ever in our room, but our friends had a decent size one.
The hotel is in a great location - close to the shopping district, the old town, the promenade, beach and station (all within 10 minutes walk) but located in a side street that is relatively quiet. Everything you could want is close by. Room was spacious, bright, modern, clean and comfortable. It had good quality wifi and a safe. Beds were comfortable and gave a good night's sleep. The operation seems to be run by 3 mature, professional staff - a night manager, who was friendly and helpful, a lady from Toulouse who organised everything with effortless ease and the smiling blonde lady who kept breakfast coming to a room full of football supporters. The hotel offered good value for money. I will stay here again.
I visited the hotel with my family and stayed there for four nights. First the pros: The location is in a quiet area but still close to all the action. I would really rate the location as a 9/10. The staff is really friendly and will even carry your bags up to your room and help you with suggestions, recommendations and tips. The rooms are super clean, well maintained and modern. They have breakfast available at an additional price of 11€ per person, but We did not try it as they are really close to all the restaurants. The bathroom is nice and big. The WiFi is absolutely stable. The cons: The rooms are on the smaller side. I actually wish there was an iron available in the room but there was none. All in all, I would stay here again but would definitely look for a lower price than I paid.
Hotel les Cigales places you in Centre Ville-Gare, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Nice Etoile Shopping Center and Place Massena. This 19-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and concierge services. Located in central Nice, the hotel is also near Cours Saleya and Nice Museum of Fine Arts.
Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.
All of Hotel les Cigales's 19 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Desks are also standard.
At Hotel les Cigales, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-in. If you drive, self parking is EUR 20 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 39 per vehicle one-way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and luggage storage.
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88% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 449 reviews