Rated 4 out of 5 by BillC143 Location
Location of the hotel to the Metro and to the Arc d'Triumph was outstanding
April 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by r007 A good hotel but very dated
Generally an adequate property with good views over Nice but the property is very dated. Needs to be refurbished. It however has great staff all round especially Audrey at check in.
April 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Berlioz Friendliness & Excellent locations
Excellent experience with employees at valet parking, reception, restaurant and room maintenance!!! They all cared about us.
We have left the car in the garage all the time.
April 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarrieL12 Amazing Staff, Great Location
I arrived to the hotel at 7:30 pm after 24 hours of travel and no luggage because my bag had been put on a different flight. Roberto checked me in and was so professional and hospitable. He placed me in an upgraded room with a great view of the promenade and ocean (I never expect an upgrade and am always appreciative). He lent me an electronics adapter so I could charge my phone and laptop. He provided recommendations on restaurant in the hotel and external. I was feeling a little self-conscious because I was in comfy clothing from travel (remember, no bag so no change of clothing or even toiletries for freshening) and when I mentioned this and the fact that I didn't want to take away from other guests' dining experiences because I wasn't dressed appropriately, Roberto assured me that I was fine and would be well taken care of in the hotel's restaurants. Although the quality of food was ok, not great, Roberto was right and I was well taken care of.
The next morning I woke up and had a coffee at the hotel's rooftop bar and restaurant. While on my trip, I found this to be the best view of the promenade and city. Amazing! I wandered the city during the day -- parks, old town, shopping, the port, the promenade -- and all were in very close proximity to the hotel and very walkable, no cabs or other transportation needed. I think this hotel has THE BEST location for proximity to local activities. As I wandered in and out of the hotel throughout the day, I was always greeted with kindness by all of the staff.
Final note on room service -- on my third and final night, I ordered a bottle of chablis from room service and asked if it could be delivered 'tout suite' as I had some friends coming by to meet up and then go out. It arrived in less than 5 minutes, which I thought was unbelievably quick and demonstrated exceptional service.
April 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CEO2014 Fantastic hotel at perfect place
Got a junior suite with perfect view, overall fantastic stay
Minor Access to parking is not convenient; breakfast is average could catch up compared to overall standard of hotel
April 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MH1974 Wifi should be free
For the first time the last 3 years (travel 120 days a year) I was in a hotel which did not have free wifi - it is the same as saying I need to pay ekstra to use the toilet.
April 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by GSTPV Bathroom amenities shortage
- A petty that the bathroom amenities did not include bathrobe & slippers!
- Music in the lift much too loud.
April 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Viking1 Hot and Stuffy
We were booked into this hotel by Viking Cruises on a pre-cruise package. Because we were given reduced rates, we were placed in a room that overlooked a quad facing other rooms without air conditioning. If we wanted A/C or a room with a view, we would have had to pay close to 200 Euro more per night.
The included breakfast each morning, and the proximity to Old Town Nice were the best parts of our stay.
April 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Steve1468 Nice hotel - shame about the coffee !
The room and public areas were very rice but we only had breakfast on our first day. It was not clear either from the staff or due to the lack of a menu card what was a buffet and what was a full breakfast. My wife only wanted a light breakfast ( coffee, croissant and cheese) and was advised somewhat officiously by the manager that cheese was not 'buffet' but she would only charge us the buffet price on this occasion. Frankly it was not the question of price but more the manner in which she was spoken to in front of other diners which my wife found embarrassing. Also we were disappointed that in a quality 4* hotel we were unable to get a good cup of freshly brewed coffee either at breakfast or at other times.It always came from a machine which produced weak watery drinks lacking any real flavour.
Lovely hotel but as a result we ate and drank outside thereafter.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VikingLinda Great Location. Great Hotel
The location just across from the beach was fantastic. We were able to walk to Castle Hill and take the elevator up to the top. From there walk to the old town and experience all it had to offer. Then just a block in the other direction was a pedestrian area with lots of places for local food. Only problem was there was no toilet in the public area that did not require climbing down, and then up a flight of stairs. Never found the pool as it was also a flight of stairs, with no elevator.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Malibel i just have to say WOW!
the room was perfect with a nice view.
staff was so friendly and helpfull
your localisation is nice!
good hotel for families
April 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JMH212 Fantistic Expereince - Great Service
Le Meridien Nice is very centrally located - easy access from the airport as well as all the local stores and downtown Nice. We had an unbelievable stay - Front desk is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast served daily is amazing! Looking forward to our next trip to Nice!
April 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by JunoVineyards No A/C in April so Cooked for 3 days in Room
I was booked at this hotel as part of a conference in Nice. The weather was not unseasonably warm, maybe a bit chilly, but the windows only opened 4 inches and the A/C did not work. Therefore, it was unbearable to sleep in the room for my 3 day conference. Even the fan provided by the staff - as loud as it was!! - did not help much. The staff response was "this happens every year. We just do not turn the A/C on until later." Really? At $208 euros a night you provide an environment that is unbearable? I felt as if I was in a torture chamber not sleeping for 3 days. I arrived in Paris afterwards and felt as if I just completed a red eye flight from the U.S.. I think I would have been more comfortable sleeping on a park bench in front of the hotel than in the hotel.
So, I am reluctant to ever stay at a Meridian hotel again and my impression of SPG properties is much decreased. Yes of the 100+ hotel nights I book each year, this hotel is the worst experience I have had in more than 20 years or over 2,000 hotel nights. I, and many of my fellow travelers, deserve an apology. How awful this stay was for me.
BTW-When I mentioned this to the front desk their response was, "There is nothing we can do so why don't we deduct your 19 euro internet charge. Oh, and they only deducted 2 of the 3 days of charges. I justt gave up fighting with people who just did not care.
April 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by japlmnf Nice location, amenities and accomodattions
Very good location and accommodations.
March 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beryl1 True night staff
The staff provided great help even in the middle of the night- 2.00 am.
March 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by StefanVoyager Good location, but the buildings shows its age
In principle the hotel is not bad, but it simply is not what a Le Meridien should be like. I booked the hotel because it advertised a fitness room. Room is the right word, it is small and hot. Except for 1 new running machines, the others machines are extremely old. There are only 4 cardio machines for a hotel with 318 rooms.
March 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CH1313 hotel in a fantastic location
This property provides comforrtable accommodation, food & fitness in a superior location. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Access to shopping, old town and beaches are within easy walking distance.
March 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by gkb258 Great Location, but mixed feelings overall
I stayed here for 4 nights along with my wife and 2 year old son. We had booked the standard room which we found had poor natural ventilation. We tried to upgrade at check in and were shown a lovely room on level 6 with a sea view. The incremental cost was Euro 70 per night, which they subsequently reduced to Euro 40, but instead of the sea view room were offering a similar room with City view. Our concern was to do with our son's breathing problems so met the Manager as well. But they had limited flexibility with the carnival rush over the weekend. We ended up buying a humidifier as the hotel could not provide one. I would have expected more flexibility from a hotel such as Le Meridien, so was a tad bit disappointed.
1) The air conditioning in the room did not work. We were provided with a portable heater (not advisable in my book given we had a mobile 2 year old kid in the room). The heater was hooked to the room mains. So we could only use the heater with the lights on. The hotel electrician could not sort that out.
2) The service on the Terrace (roof top restaurant is very poor. You have to wait forever to catch their attention. For small things like getting a glass of water or extra napkins, you might as well do it yourself.
3) A hotel of this stature should not be charging extra for wifi. Free wifi is quite standard in most hotels these days, so that came as a surprise as I hadn't even bothered to check for that when booking. And free wifi in the lobby does not compensate.
But all is not lost ...
1. The reception and other staff is friendly and very helpful. Room service is also very good. We were especially impressed with George who took extra effort in making sure all our requests for warming baby's milk, food, cleaning stuff was promptly done.
2. The service and food at the restaurant on lobby level is very good. The highlight was the Long Island Ice Tea I had. It was without doubt the best I have ever had (And I have had a fair share ;)). I had one at the nearby Hard Rock Cafe, which did not quite measure up.
3. And most of all you cannot beat the location. It was great to watch the carnival from the hotel rooftop restaurant
I loved Nice and it will certainly be my annual destination. For my next trip, will I straightaway book Le Meridien again or will I go to Hotel comparison sites I more time. It will probably be the latter. I think that is a lot opportunity for the hotel.
March 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fredrik1966 Pleasant stay in Nice, France
Nice rooms and very helpful staff.
March 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alexander Best view in town
I am staying in this hotel for the last 7 years. It is ideally located next to the sea, city center, restaurants, shops, car rentals. It also provides the best views in Nice: to the park Jardin Albert Premier and the sea. It is really worth to pay some extra for the room with the view (especially for the executive room on 9th floor, which has a huge terrace with sunbeds and table with chairs).
On the downside, bar is pricey and internet in rooms is very slow.
But you are coming for the relaxation and view, right?
March 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Frank5363 Great hotel
Centrally located hotel for shops and promenade. Very quiet and convenient for transport.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Liandlo Perfect!
Le Meridien was perfect in every way. The staff was warm, friendly and attentive to our needs. Our room over looked the water and set the stage for a relaxing weekend. The hotel's location is perfect as well; everything was within walking distance.
February 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ria1 Great location
We have stayed at Le Meridian for many years now. The hotel has been improved since our last stay especially the lobby area The staff are helpful and the views from our room were outstanding
January 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by gia60 Excellent place
Very good hotel in an excellent place and room with a spectacular view
January 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by travelersf Dirty and Smelly
Just thinking about this model makes me shudder, I cannot believe it carries a Le Meridien flag. The first room we had was on the top floor and the whole floor smelled like sewer and the smell got worse by the day. We moved to another room which had a strong smoke smell and finally settled in the third room. It was ok but all of the rooms are not clean and have significant deferred maitenance: peeled paint, mildew, dirty bathrooms. What a shame. The only positive is the location.
January 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hortensia13 Exceptional service at Nice Le Meridien
Last year in 2013 we had a most pleasant 3 day stay in NIce at Le Meridien, made even more delightful by the excellent butler service. Our butler could not have been more helpful or professional. One evening we dined in our room and it became a memorable evening on the balcony with delicious food and friendly attention to our even need.
January 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by bma1214 Disappointing room
We stayed here for 2 nights in late Dec. The pictures and description of the classic room on the website were misleading - the bathroom was the most dated we had ever seen. The hotel website states that the rooms were "refurbished in 2010" - this is false since the bathrooms haven't been updated in years (the hotel clearly doesn't consider the bathroom as part of the room). We had to upgrade at an additional charge since the room we were given was completely unsatisfactory.
We've stayed at several Le Meridien hotels in the past, we will never stay at this one in Nice again neither would we recommend it to anyone else.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by grove100 Excellent staff
Excellent staff throughout the hotel-especially in the breakfast room
Upgrade to a room with a view is recommended.
December 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Singslinger A December to Remember
Starting with the positives:-
1. Very close proximity to the old town & markets, Place Macena, shopping areas and the beach
2. Good location along the Prom
3. Car park is beneath the hotel
4. Good breakfast offering
1. The heating didn't seem to work properly in our room so it was a bit chilly at night
2. Room was small for a triple
3. The carpet in the room wasn't very clean
4. No coffee or tea in the room
5. Escalators were under repair so it was a bit inconvenient getting in and out to Rez de chausee
6. No free wifi except in the lobby area (signal was weak in the dining area) - rather mean in this day and age for this type of hotel
7. Car park is expensive at 20 euros per day for hotel guests
8. Lighting inside our room was rather dim
9. TV console wasn't working properly for 2 out of the 3 nights that we stayed
10. Standard of service at reception was acceptable.
December 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brooxh No better place to be
My wife and I have stayed here twice, and are looking forward to returning again soon. The staff was courteous and helpful on both prior visits (including in 2007 before I became Platinum). You could not find a location that's more in the middle of things, and with a great view of the city and the sea. Our rooms were comfortable and well kept on both prior visits and the breakfast buffet was very good . . . a great way to start each day. Highly recommended.
December 12, 2013