Rated 2 out of 5 mold in bathroom
this hotel is in a great location, but that's where the great part ends. The bathroom in the room was absolutely disgutsing with mold all over. The staff was just ok, not Le Meridian standards. Thank G-d I was only staying 1 night. Would not go back.
August 1, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mats Do not expect SPG Elite Benefits
Even the highest season, they should take care of the elite gusest of SPG. The staff including the porters were too tired to take care of us. Except the location, I could not recommend this hotel to anybody.
September 10, 2012
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 4 out of 5 by trace50 location location location
Could not be better placed on the sea front, great views of bay and park. Hotel room good size. Food in restaurant excellent. Will definitely be eating there again.
Our only problem was the shower. Ive stayed in 2 star hotels in the past with a better shower.
Brilliant cocktail bar in a street to the left of the hotel.
July 15, 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 1 out of 5 by SPGtraveler2 Do NOT Stay Here!!
I have stayed in numerous hotels in my life and NEVER have I been treated so poorly!!
Our first problem came on the second day that we were there and my daughter decided to use the pool. It was lated afternoon but closed "because of the weather". It was a beautiful day! When they finally let her use it, they said she could swim but that I could not sit. After leaving, they proceeded to very reluctantly set up 5 chairs for other guests who had arrived to swim. They also had their complaints about the staff treatment. Poorly handled situation.
The worst was when we had just turned off the lights one night and they all began to flash. There was a problem with the electricity in just our room and the one next to us. We were blamed for using our chargers (although the next day the manager said that it was water problem)!! They felt it necessary to call firemen in but not necessary to find us a new room. We were refused a room change at 11:30pm.,told that they were totally booked but by 1:30am they thought they might be able to find us a lesser room for just that night. The security guard who was handling the situation spoke English at first but suddenly decided that he "no speak English". At one point when he was asked to leave the room, he refused claiming he was head of security. We were kept up until 2am only to be woken up at 8am the following morning by an electrician. Still no electricity, we had to use the bathroom, including showering, in the dark. Management thought that was okay because it was daytime. By 4pm still no electricity and numerous men in and out of our room, ladders set up, fixtures hanging, we were reluctantly given another room but only after we insisted. Problem even followed us to our new room.
I could continue with the list of poor service and disrespect that we received but there is not enough space here.
Definitely not a hotel to meet the SPG high level of standard!!
September 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chrisine pre cruise
disappointed with pool could not sit around pool
July 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rocky08 Literature on hotel website mis-leading.
I did not expect to have to pay an extra 42 euros for my daughter and I to use the beach. The website describes the hotel as having a private beach and does not say that for a hefty fee you can rent a lounge chair with some umbrella coverage (and where smoking is allowed) from a private beach club with whom Le Meridien has an "arrangement". Since the pool is Very small and full of young kids, we had hoped for a nice day on the beach. It was an expensive day on the beach.
The rooms were comfortable, but had no drawers to unpack belongings, so we were spread out all over the room.
But the staff was very nice and the location very good.
August 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RWBRSB Excellent Location, Fantastic View
Hotel is in excellent location within walking distance to shopping areas and restaurants and the Old Town. And the view from our room is fantastic. Watched the sunrise and sunsets from our bed.
The staff are friendly and helpful. Informed us of the many options to get to places without burning a hole in our pockets. For example taking the tram to the Congress Centre for just 1 Euro instead of taking the taxi which will cost 25 Euros.
Dinner at Terrasse was excellent but it would have been nice if the plastic curtains were drawn so we could have got an unobstructed view of the ocean. But understand that it was windy so it was advisable to leave it down.
October 18, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by SPGreview2014 Great location - nothing else
The hotel's location can't be beat. But they know it, and you pay for it, and that's about it. SPG benefits not honored (no preferred room enhancement despite better rooms available, late check-out denied). Worst SPG bed I've ever slept in in Europe (hard as a rock). TV audio is piped into the bathroom and set at an incredibly high volume with no way to adjust.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Addisongreen Great Location, Great Food at Rooftop Restaurant
We stayed here in Nice last year just before their renovations. This did not detract from the overall experience. The Room was good (i imagine better after the upgrade) we had the top floor over looking the city and it was fine, no noise, nice balcony, plenty of space.
As with all Le Meridien's we have been to around the world, the restaurant (at night) here did not disappoint. The food was excellent, the view was beautiful with all the lights and the water and the service was above standard. The restaurant for breakfast was ok, the food selection was good if a little cramped, the managers service was very attentive but the standard floor servers did not want to be there that morning.
It is right across from the beach, stroll to the old town and if you really need it whilst in France, there is a McDonalds downstairs.
I would definitely stay here again when we are passing through.
June 3, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by jinhyun very disapointed...
i do not suggest this hotel to anyone.
great view, and clean but poor customer services!!!
June 25, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by sktskt Fell short of an average SPG experience
Visited this hotel at the peak season. Disappointed by the quality of service and conditions of the room. Specifically:
- Cleanliness: bathroom not thoroughly cleaned, strange smell
- Service: slow/no response in request of missing pairs of slippers; no replenishment of toiletries and water from the second night.
- Public area: dated decor and poorly maintained.
August 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Carolimus Fantastic location
This hotel has the best location in Nice. Great restaurants, shopping, entertainment and beach is within walking distance. We had a wonderful stay in the Junior ocean view suite. The rooftop pool area is too small but with a beautiful view. The fitness center was too small as well. We missed a café area in the lobby. Not that family friendly.
July 29, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by pgal The hotel is very well located but the staff needs improvment
The location of the hotel is fantastic. However the staff is very rude and not helpful. My room was facing the back of the hotel where there were a remodeling going on. We woke up everyday extremely early with construction noise. Not very pleasant when you are on vacation.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mecho Stay in Nice
As it was my father in laws 85 birthday we wanted to take him somewhere special.
The staff in the Meridien Nice fullfilled all our expectations !
They treated him & made him feel like a VIP
Probably one of the best breakfast buffets I have seen & being a Platinum Member I spend a lot of time in Hotels
Thank you !!
May 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by LisaG Review
Room was great and met Starwood expectations. I would not use the Hotel's Concierge services for restaurant recommendationa, even after given them 2-3 places that were either closed or booked they booked me twice in subpar restaurants and failed to call me back when i left the second reservation without dinner.
May 24, 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 3 out of 5 by familyjewel great location
convenient location - just on the promenade. initially thought noise was going to be an issue however double glazed windows did the job and was able to rest soundly at night.
great rooftop bar - with amazing views over the sea and city.
pool area is tiny - there are only a handful of sunloungers and if you show up late you're out of luck of being able to get one
fitness center - equipment is completely outdated
decor - decor in the room is modern and sleek - however common areas are old and tired, could use a facelift to match the rooms
reception service - was terribly slow especially around checkout time which was frustrating when you're trying to catch a plane
August 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mickey21 Report on Stay 9th May to 12th May
This Hotel is worth trying out because I felt it was well run with efficient and hard working Staff at all levels with adequate knowledge in their specific jobs . Quality of food in the Terrace Restaurant and Colonial Bar was excellent .Plenty of space to relax in the Lobby .
May 16, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by kona Needs updated
We stayed on the 6th floor which is dark purple, hallway carpets need replaced. Room was bare minimun, no robes, shower did not work very well. The only good thing about this hotel is its great location and roof top terrace, which had a very good staff.
May 12, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Watkis99 Such a disappointment
The location of Le Meridien is fabulous, but that is as good as it gets.
Our allocated room was not as requested, and Roberto on the Front Desk went out of his way to be as unhelpful and disinterested as possible in trying to find us the room we booked. He blamed the travel agent (BA) and clearly had no interest in the customer. We had requested a double bed, but the room had twins. Housekeeping tried to put the beds together, leaving a large lump in the middle where they joined. He has to be the worst Front Desk person i have ever had the misfortune to deal with (Anne was great by the way).
The rooms have a bizarre layout and don't make best use of the available space. Don't book an Executive City View room as the balcony is covered and doesn't get any sun. The pool is fenced in and has no loungers by it, you have to sit on chairs in the bar area.
The location though is brilliant, 20 paces from the beach, 5 minutes from the main shopping street and just over 5 minutes from the flower market. There must be better hotels than this at the same price point in Nice.
July 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BR058 Great location and views BUT..
This hotel has a great location and wonderful views. The staff are friendly and the breakfast was good. BUT....the hallway on the 9th smelled very badly of mould and mildew which was clearly visible on the carpets. The doors, door handles were all heavily worn and many damaged. The room was very hot. We had no power in our room one night as it had fused and needed to be fixed, one night there was NO hot water in the entire hotel. They renovated the bathroom but only have one place to hang one towel? The toilet and the bathroom don't have fans? All these failures are not really acceptable for any hotel.
December 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by PBear One of the Best in Nice
Fabulous, friendly and helpful staff
Terrific views of the coastline
No Club Lounge
February 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by soma1944 Early morning needs
For early risers there isn't anyplace to get a cup of coffee or have a cup in your room without using room service.
July 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by bs8mike Prime Location
Probably the best located hotel in Nice.
Superb terrace with pool and excellent restaurant
July 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Clublounger George, the Butler, is the reason we keep coming back
We have been coming to Le Meridien Nice since it joined the Starwood family a number of years ago. The hotel has improved a lot since then including it's delivery of service. However, the one constant which keeps us coming back is George, the Butler. Nothing is ever too much trouble for him and everything is always done with a smile. He always remembers us when we return and makes us feel like special guests even though he has other people to look after. George delivers service above and beyond expectation. The hotel would not be the same without him.
October 23, 2012
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 Traveller1234578965 Ok
Nice hotel to stay.
Check in and especially checkout procedures need to be greatly improved. I can't believe waiting to check out for over 30 min
June 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rbg58 Mr. Garrabrant
The mattress was soft and it hurt my back by the end of my stay.
I will add that "Marie" at the front desk was polite and helpful.
June 27, 2014