Mercure Nice Centre Grimaldi4.0 out of 5.0
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The good: Easy walk to all areas of the city, (train station, Massena area, flower market, and the beaches. Stayed in a terraced room, and would recommend it. Looked at other room types and thought they would all be fine. Stayed at the hotel from the 13th to 18th March, 2017. Hotel management was very helpful. With the dollar to Euro conversion rate, we paid about $96. a night for the hotel, a great deal. The hotel room views are street views, not beach, but we were fine with this. The hotel breakfast is a bit over priced, there's a bakery very close by "Chez Maitre Pierre", great food and very good prices. Lots of places to shop and eat near to the hotel. Would stay here again. Also liked the hotel terrace area at the top floor of the hotel. The bad: Had one very small issue come up in which the hotel cleaning staff woke my husband and I up early in the morning when we had the "do not disturb" sign on our room door. Talked to the hotel staff about the issue, and the issue was quickly remedied, and had no problems after that. Liked the hotel and boutique atmosphere of it.
Very good location, quiet room, prvilege room comes with some useful extras, all very clean and staff very friendly, we would stay there again . Easy to book on Accor website which has some added benefits as a member.
We have booked 3 rooms for 5 nights but if possible remain another 2 nights. Hotel is at the center of city,10 minutes on foot from train station,10 minutes to sea plague,15 minutes to castle hill. Amenities are also good,medium breakfast,good staff,small but clean rooms . A big supermarket is just beside ,providing everything you need .
Room was comfortable with 1 chair to sit in. Lots of storage space. Had the privilege room which is worth the extra cost as mini bar was stocked up each day with water and soft drinks. We did not have the breakfast as at 18 euros each per day this is very expensive. There is a supermarket literally next door which stocks fresh pastries, etc which was perfect with the nespresso coffee available in the privilege room, or a normal cup of tea or coffee using the kettle in the room. The hotel also has a lovely roof terrace which was a nice suntrap in the middle of winter. The hotel is ideally placed close to all the major attractions and so walking distance to everything. Bars and restaurants are only a 2 minute walk, and the train station to Cannes/Monaco, etc is less than a kilometre away.
This is a quirkily decorated hotel which means that you'll either love it or hate it - there is no in between. The location is great - a five minute walk from the centre and the staff were very helpful. The room was mostly clean but I did step on a scary hairball and didn't want to think about where it came from. However a great location and good value.
Overall my husband and I had a good stay with this hotel. The lobby is large, clean and bright with beautiful fresh orchids, however, neither of the computers worked while we were there. This was not a huge issue for us as we were not printing attraction tickets, however, this could be an issue for someone relying on them for connectivity. Our room was lovely, double bed, 2 cupboards (one with shelves and one with a rail), large TV, nice view out onto other buildings. It was hot in the room even with the heat off & window open. There was an interesting headboard with a brightly coloured clown faces and carnival type images. Shower had a large rain head & handheld option. There was a lounge up on the roof which had wonderful smelling thyme and rosemary bordering it with large sun chairs that overlooked the neighbourhood. The one thing that I was disappointed in was breakfast. For my husband, there was a lot of choice. About a dozen breads, 2 types of meat, a few cheeses, fruit, yogurt, hard/soft boiled eggs, juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cold cereals. The problem for me was that despite writing the hotel in advance when we booked a room with breakfast they were not able to tell me what the ingredients were of any of the items on their breakfast buffet. We had stayed at the Mercure Saint Germain De Près in Paris immediately before our arrival in Nice and they had shown me on my first morning a list of the items they had on their buffet and they had a list of all the common allergens that might be in the food. That was fantastic, this Mercure however, had a staff member who when asked which items I would be able to eat and not eat didn't seem to understand that I was allergic to nuts when we explained this to her and pointed out which foods had obvious nuts, dried fruits and gluten but didn't know if any of the items had a "may contain" which had been the case in Paris. When asked if they had an allergen spread sheet like they had at the Mercure in Paris we were told that "not enough people have allergies for us to do that". Which I find interesting as published peer reviewed research has shown that 14% of people from France and the UK, and about 22% of people from Italy, Germany and the US report at least one food sensitivity (see Burney et al., Allergy, 65: 1182–1188). I'd have been better going to the grocery store next door as it would have been safer and less expensive.
The locations is very nice - close to everything. Rooms are ok, smaller than usual, but the weird clown paintings on the walls scared my wife sometimes :) Fair price policy. Don`t expect nothing but usual 3-star service.
Good for a medium level hotel, not far from the center (5 to 10 minutes walk), neat and clean. we stayed with our baby and had no problem. liked the way room wall was painted. definitely prefer to stay there again
Its rated 4 star, but is somewhere between 3-4star, conditions are a bit poorly for a 4 star. should be better looked after. Poor breakfast choice, not in acount vegetarians and lactointolerants. The high is very comfortable bed, spacious bathroom, nice atmosphere.
We are in Nice, France now. We landed on Dec 14th 2016. But we stayed in Mercure on 15th. Our first hotel was Ibis. It was nice but we found that Mercure is more comfy. For 3 nights we stayed here and we have no complain except for the wifi. Everytime we sit on the terrace, we lost connection. We have to open the door to have the network back, and have to pay more for fast network. We booked the hotel without breakfast. €16 per person, feels like too much only for European breakfast. So, every morning i went to the supermarket next to the hotel. Buy bread, cheese, ham, yogurt, and dessert. And it cost me only €20 but that for breakfast and lunch for 2 days. Can you imagine how much money that you can save??? And because of that, we could have quiet a fancy dinner with wine. We stayed in room 518. For us, it is the best room. Has 3 seats and 2 long seats if you wanna get tanned. And the gave us 2 blankets to warm ourselves everytime we sit on the terrace. They also have terrace solarium on 7th floor. The view is amazing. I know it is cold but we tried to enjoy the view during the night. And you have to try it,,, cause it is wonderful. Don't miss a thing to enjoy while you're in Nice. The staffs are also kind and nice. Fast respon,,, And this hotel is complete enough. In our previous hotel, they don't have fridge, mo kettle, no coffee, tea, or sugar. Here in Mercure they have it. It is nice to sit outside on the terrace with our hot tea or coffee cause it is cold now. Overall,,, it is highly recommended. We are now getting ready to go back to Holland,,, 😊,,, yes, i am still in mercure now,,, Au Revoir 😘
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77% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 826 reviews