Me and my partner stayed at Rivoli for 5 nights at the end of May. We found the staff to be extremely pleasant and helpful although we didn't have much call to speak to them other than the usual greetings in passing.
We stayed in room 6 which was a 'superior room'. The room was quite big and well decorated in a typically French boutique style which I thought made it feel much more homely and romantic than some of the larger more commercial hotels. The bathroom was on the small side but always very clean and as others have commented the balconies were only just big enough for one person to stand on. Still it was nice to be able to open the doors and get some fresh air. There was quite a bit of traffic noise but then what do you expect in Nice...it is a town afterall. And besides as soon as the windows were closed you couldn't hear the traffic.
We only had breakfast once at the hotel which was ok but you could possibly find nicer elsewhere. Not sure about cheaper though? The coffee tasted like instant coffee and I was bitten all over by the bugs in the garden. Remember your insect repellant!!
We felt the location was good. It was really easy to get bus no 98 from airport to outside the Negressco which is then a 2 minute walk to Rivoli. The restaurants in the shopping area are a 5 min walk and the old town a 20 minute walk. Perfect to walk off your dinner!
Nice in my opinion is a great destination and unfortunately we went to Cannes for 2 nights afterwards. We missed the Rivoli and Nice so much we almost decided to leave Cannes and go straight back!
We will definitely be visiting the Rivoli again in the future
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Villa Rivoli, located in a former unique Belle Epoque (1890) private house, is in the heart of the historical town center of Nice. It is 100 meters away from the beaches and the famous Promenade des Anglais with the Museum Massena. Only 3 min. Walk away from the pedestrian shopping area and its numerous trendy bars and restaurants. The square Massena, leading to the old town of Nice with its flower market, quaint lanes and the opera is also close by. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rivoli Hotel Nice