Rated 5 out of 5 by Riccardose Location, Location, Location!
The Le Meridien Nice is in the best possible location: on the promenade des anglais, across from the beach and spitting distance to Nice old town with its many great restaurants and bars.
The hotel rooms and common areas are nicely styled in a contemporary look. The roof-top bar/restaurant has great views out along the coastline and the hills behind. The pool, however, is tired looking and very, very small. Valet parking is available and the rates are fair. This hotel is great for families or a quiet break for two.
September 3, 2012
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 4 out of 5 by DHL2014 short stay
We had an very good stay at the Meridien Nice, hotel staff, breakfast and the food/service in the Terrasse restaurant were excellent. The only significant problem was the noise of the concerts in the adjacent park - which was excessive for all the nights we stayed at the hotel. We appreciate this is beyond the control of the hotel, but will influence our decision whether or not to stay at the hotel in future.
It was also disappointing that there was nowhere to relax around the pool, and that the staff at the affiliated beach were so rude.
The bathroom also needed upgrading.
July 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Charles Promised pool facility is useless !
The hotel states that they offer a pool facility on the roof-terrace which is false marketing. They do indeed have a miniature pool on the roof. But there is no space to lay around the pool, and no sun-chairs or sun-beds. The little pool is fenced off right by the water-line by a glass fence which has a restaurant on the other side. Unless you like to swim in a small tub surrounded by lunch-eating spectators the pool is useless. Better spend your money on a smaller city-hotel and rent a sunbed at one of the nice beach-clubs. If you don't care about the pool, or come in the winter, this is a nice hotel with a great location, comfortable rooms, and very friendly staff.
May 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Steph11 Not worth the money
I stayed at the Le Meridien the first week of September of 2013. The hotel is in a great location in Nice. This four star hotel is located over a McDonalds which in not shown in the hotel pictures. Inside the hotel the main lobby was dated and very small. I had a stand guest room that over looked the court yard. This room smelled, was very dirty and was possibly sprayed four bugs. The white walls were stained with some dark colors. The bath room was also dated and had either mildew or mold growing in the Conners. I will recommend not staying at Starwood Hotels especially this hotel while traveling out side the USA.
September 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by travelrabble98 Unhygienic, smelly hotel badly in need of an upgrade
We spent a miserable night in this tiny room with its even tinier bathroom. The bathroom was just vile. The bathrobes were basically inside the bidet, the tub ring was rusting and gross, and get this - there was a used, wet towel on the floor near the bidet which hadn't been cleared from the prior guest! I'm SPG Platinum so I shudder to think what non-status guests get. There is absolutely nothing redeeming about this hotel, except perhaps its location.
August 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by KDLRDL2014 Worst concierge I have ever encountered in 40 years.
In 40 years of travel, estimated 3.5 Million miles of travel and many hundreds if not thousands of hotel night stays we rank this concierge the worst we have ever encountered. We slept for two nights with all of the lights on because the concierge would not listen to our needs. My wife needs to use a C-PAP for breathing at night. The only plug available was on a switch with all of the other lights in the room. I requested an extension cord and was told that they did not have one and one could not be provided. That left us with the only choice of sleeping with the lights on or climbing on a chair to remove the light bulbs, however some lights, like in the closet, could not be removed. She made it very clear that that was our problem not hers. Also, the room assigned to us, keeping in mind that my wife walks with a cane, was the very last room from the elevator on the fourth floor. We passed dozens of rooms occupied by other Viking guest to get to our last room, next to the maintenance supply closet. We were not asked if we were SPG members and it was only after I explained to the Viking Travel representative of our problems that magically an extension cord was provided. The attitude of the concierge can only be described as rude, uncaring, and totally unacceptable, she clearly gives new meaning to the word concierge. It is apparent that your hotel doesn't care about people that are handicapped or disadvantaged. We didn't expect a luxury suite but we did expect common courtesy and the only way that that was obtained was by the intervention of Viking Travel. Viking clearly needs to reassess the hotel accommodations in Nice and that will be my recommendation to them. She is truly a disgrace to the meaning of concierge and doesn't serve Le Méridien nor Starwood in the way that they deserve to be served.
September 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by BIGStarwoodTRIP2012 Better service this time
This time was different it seems that once a while this hotel treats its platinum member nicely.
1st stay about 5-6 weeks ago it was nice
2nd stay terrible room wasn't ready no platinum amenity
Last stay nice welcome letter and some treats, nice again
Facility still in need of maintenance, breakfast area ceiling is leaking water, area around it smells like mildew (wet carpet). Exact location, it's right by the smoked salmon platter. Look above the ceiling.
staff over the phone when you need something, expect terrible full of excuse response.
July 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Wennor Exellent location!
This hotel has a very good location.
5 min from the old town and 1 min from the beach.
very nice roof top terrace, restaurant and bar.
Nice spacious and very clean room!! And chambermades came in and made our two single beds in to a double bed just after we arrived.
Breakfast nothing special, but had all you needed like cereals, eggs, bacon, hashbrowns,bread, croissants, juice and coffee/tea.
Some noice could be heard throughout the evenings/nights. But could well be cause we were on the 9th floor directly below the pool and bar-area on the roof.
Helpfull and friendly staff at reception and concierge.
September 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Krissie Upgrade or don't go
The classic rooms in this hotel are subpar to say the least. They do not seem to be featured accurately on the web site. If you are redeeming points, the confirmation email you get will give you a chance to upgrade. TAKE IT. And hope you get a further upgrade upon check in assuming you have some kind of status with SPG. In the two rooms I was in (1 classic inside room, 1 Superior room with a balcony) neither even had a pen! I find that so odd. Let alone a tea kettle which is one thing we very much enjoy. Maybe I could of requested one. I didn't ask. The roof top terrace is beautiful but very small. No lounge chairs to lay in the sun. I assume they want you to use their private beach.
May 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Spb2nyc Very nice hotel (avoid beach)
Rest 5 days here. Nice hotel with sea views. Would to return again.
Hotel has two beaches - private for 20 euros pp per day and public without amenities. Sea was cold coz of flowing river and sometimes dirty. I can't recommend to swim there.
Hotel's swimming pool is small (and I saw dirty walls there). Once day we got stuck in elevator but hotel team fixed that problem quickly.
Location - close to historical and shopping areas, 8 km from airport, 2 km from train station.
Hotels reception on 2nd level. 1st floor of this building with separate entrance occupies McDonalds. Not such a luxury neighbor :)
September 16, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Brandaide Place Needs Rehab Badly
Perhaps my expectations were too high, I mean the card rate of 350 euros for an inside no view standard room is not Motel 6. However the room felt like that's where I was. Purple paint trim was chipping and peeling-a lot. Red wooden night stand had three big chips and dings, and the marble in the bath was cracked at the sink. This is not a 5 star hotel. Gym is marginal, no towels.
I stayed in 4 other hotels during a two week period. NONE of them charge for Internet in the room. This was 22 euros for 24 hours.
18 euros for a caesar salad. That's $23!
This hotel is not even close to SPG standards.
October 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by SeekingAGetAway Stuck in the 80s
This hotel is stuck in the 80s, in terms of service, location, quality, decor, and amenities. I'd highly recommend you find another place to stay for the following reasons (all drawn from my experience staying there in July 2013):
1) This is by far the lowest-class location in the riviera. Feels like Atlantic City on a bad day.
2) This hotel has only partly been redone (rooms are okay), which has left the hallways and spa / fitness center disgraceful.
3) Service was well below expectation, largely because they failed to accommodate a later than expected cancellation (costing me significantly) -- despite the fact that I have frequently been able to make late cancellations in the past.
July 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jonnyboy Well below expectations
A little tired and well below the usual excellent standards for Le Meridien.
Have never encountered such a fiasco trying to get reception to print off a boarding pass. Didn't have time to go to the business centre, the front desk staff seemed insistant I should. Ended up having to go to the front desk, go behind it and show them how simple it was to print, not impressed and wasted a lot of my time
August 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by TW27 Overpriced and distinctly average
You pay for the view and location; rooms are small. Staff is bordering on the rude (lady at reception was almost rolling her eyes at me and breakfast staff were miserable; they also informed us at 10.30 on a Sunday that "buffet now closed" and immediately started to clear plates away - including the ones we were still eating from!
Wifi is an additional whopping €38 for 72 hours. Shocking when you consider that the room rate is valued at €698.
Roof top pool is minuscule, worn and dirty.
Staff make no effort to make you feel welcome.
Would not stay there again, neither on business or leisure
October 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MoRe Price doesn't always reflect comfort
One of the most expensive hotels in Nice, Le Meridien is in a great location and should be a great hotel. However, be wary, it's a very noisy location, sleep before at midnight on the lower floors in premium rooms is impossible. Rooms are dysfunctional, no drawers for personal items, no irons/ironing boards, no coffee/tea in room. No desk if you're on business. Starwood Gold not recognized, amenities had to be requested...several times without success. Terrace bar/restaurant was excellent, great food. Only redeeming quality in my opinion.
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Parissingapore Best Hotel, Location, services and facilities
Awesome hotel with spectacular view. Superb location.
Great staff in both the breakfast areas and the lounge - as well as Annamarie at the front desk. Always smiling and very helpful.
This is the place to stay if you are in Nice.
Thanks a million.
August 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by PatFab below expectation
The location of the hotel is perfect and easy to reach from the airport but the room and the service are below what one would expect from this category.
the terrace on the roof is a very nice spot.
August 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by tdw2012 Good place to stay when vacating in Nice
Before we booked, we were concerned at some of the negative guest comments but we were only in Nice for one night so we took the chance. How grateful we were that we did.
The hotel is at the waterfront (stone beach) and very close to a great range of shopping, restaurants/bars and nightclubs if you have the stamina.
In summary, the staff were brilliant from the moment we pulled up at the front door to the moment we drove away. The room itself was small and didn't have a work desk so don't think of this as a typical business hotel. However, the view from the very generous balcony was spectacular, the bed was very comfortable and everything worked.
This was a really good experience and we recommend the hotel.
October 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by firbat The hotel is not nice at all
The staff is not firendly at all
very bad service
August 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vacationer14 Great Location
Breathtaking view from the roof top pool. Pool was very well maintained and water temperature was perfect. Room was clean and bed was comfortable. Hotel located right across the street from the ocean. However, staff wasn't willing to give us a free upgrade recognizing the Starwood corporate membership even though they had plenty of rooms unoccupied so that was disappointing. We had been to other Le Meridian elsewhere and was given free upgrade because of the membership. Other than that, everything was good.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cargirl1 Meet all of our needs and expectations.
We needed a hotel near downtown Nice and within walking distance of all the sights. We also wanted comfort and amenities. The Le Meridien and its staff meet all our needs. Thank you for a wonderful stay and a wonderful staff.
June 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SR50 Breakfast and pool needs improvement
Breakfast was a quite poor. No cheese to put on the bread, however cheeses were otherwise available. Buns were needed also. Eggs were boiled to very very dry - > not eatable.
It was a big dissapointment that the pool has NO sunbeds. Pool's opening hours (from 10 to 17) was not followwed, so why there is such opening hours? All in all the opening hours on the pool should be much longer.
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Corwin Fantastic Experience
My wife and I could not be happier with our experience at your hotel. Everything was perfect and we want to call out the staff, in particular. They were great and went above and beyond repeatedly. Well done and thanks!!!
July 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by randomnick12432453 Terrible Customer Service
Some staff members appeared distracted/disinterested, especially around the time that their shift was about to end. They rushed through the check-in process and didn't bother to check for room availability for upgrade. Had to request from the staff on the later shift before I was upgraded. Lower room levels smell of smoke and are dirty. SPG room level was better maintained. Location is great, but that's the only thing going for this hotel. Witnessed the duty-manager callously brush off an American tourist in full view of other guests (her reservation through a third party website was not received by the hotel, and he basically said it's not the hotel's problem). His attitude was "I don't give a XXXX, take it or leave it".
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by IleneA Amazing Hotel in Nice
Overlooking the beautiful ocean, with rooftop pool and restaurant. An amazing way to spend the afternoon. Our room was amazing with a large terrace facing the ocean.
June 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nikki2233 Great location, very nice hotel
As an SPG platinum member, I got upgraded to a junior suite. The suite has a panoramic view of the Mediterranean sea and a large sun terrace. There is no better way to relax than lying on the sun bed facing the Mediterranean. Breakfast selection was very good and the food was delicious. The hotel is at a very good location. The old town is only 5-10 minutes walk and there are plenty of restaurants just in the pedestrian area next to the hotel. Overall it was a very pleasant stay and I truly enjoyed it.
June 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nizza14 This hotel is well localed...
... to explore nizza dn the surroundings
August 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TRISHie Sea views
Modern room decor with nice amenities. Just a few steps to the beach, park, old town, and shops galore. We rested here before our flight home. Breakfast was tasty, but alas inside. (The terrace opens at 10am) We enjoyed the view of the sea as we ate. Staff helpful with last minute postcard mailing, and other requests. Families DO NOT miss the park across the street, look for fountains, aquatic themed play structures, and musical events.
July 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by NJ1969 This hotel is overpriced with poor customer service
For the price paid, this hotel was a disaster. The room was tiny and overlooked a small courtyard in which clothes were drying. It felt like a jail cell. And was as large as one. I feel cheated and dissapointed with my choice of hotel and will never stay at a hotel like that again .Even though when I booked my room I stated I was newly married and on my honey moon, your hotel staff couldn't care less and gave me what must have been the worst room in the hotel . When I requested a change, they said they would get back - but never did. The service and attitude was dissapointing. The only rooms worth booking in this hotel are SEA FACING - and they're exorbitantly priced. Other rooms take if you have absolutely nowhere else to go.
August 21, 2013