French Riviera hotel mere blocks from the beach
What We Love
- A modern hotel in the heart of Nice, with a lovely rooftop pool – includes breakfast and more Taking in the stunning city views from the rooftop pool or the eighth-floor restaurant
- Staying within a five-minute walk of the Promenade des Anglais and the beach
- Kicking back with a cocktail on one of the hotel’s inviting terraces
What To Know
- Located within easy walking distance of the train station
- The rooftop pool is refreshing but a bit small
- Free WiFi
Nice by name and Nice by nature (sorry, we couldn’t resist!), this glamorous city on the French Riviera has long since drawn visitors with an eye for style. It was once the home of Henri Matisse, and you’ll soon see why this city captured the artist’s imagination. Discover this gem of the Côte d’Azur from the comforts of Splendid Hotel & Spa – a contemporary retreat that’s set in the center of the city, just a five-minute walk from Promenade des Anglais and the iconic beach.
After a day exploring the city’s beaches, boutiques and cafés, you won’t have any trouble unwinding at the hotel. Start with a visit to the spa, where you can enjoy a session in the hammam, a dip in the hot tub or a soothing treatment. Meanwhile, the rooftop pool is another inviting spot, offering impressive views over the city. And if all that lounging gets your appetite going, just stop by the hotel’s restaurant, where you’ll enjoy exquisite dishes highlighting fresh, local ingredients and, of course, more breathtaking views.
Harmony rooms are spacious and modern, with floor-to-ceiling windows and your choice of a queen-sized bed or two twins. For a bit more space, upgrade to a Deluxe room, offering more square footage and a furnished balcony or terrace.
L’EssenCiel Bar-Restaurant is located on the hotel’s eight floor, affording it brilliant views over the city. A buffet breakfast is served here each day, as well as lunch and dinner, with a menu that incorporates fresh, seasonal produce from the region. You’ll also find a bar on the eighth floor, offering a range of drinks and a tapas menu of light bites.
The hotel’s spa features two treatment rooms, a hammam, an indoor hot tub, a relaxation room and a fitness corner complete with a bike, a treadmill and a water grinder. Rejuvenating treatments are available, as well as manicures, pedicures and hair removal. There’s also a small shop featuring Decleor and Phytomer products.
The hotel is located in the heart of Nice, just a five-minute walk from the Promenade des Anglais and the beach. Both the Matisse Museum and Nice Côte d’Azur airport are just a 15-minute drive away, and the city’s casinos can be reached in around 10 minutes on foot. Further activities include ascending Castle Hill to admire the lovely views, exploring the historic streets of the Old Town or touring the surrounding vineyards by bicycle.
How to Get There
We enjoyed a four night break at the Splendid Hotel and it was lovely. The Hotel is in a great location just 10 minutes walk from the new tram station which links to Nice airport. It is close to lots of bars and restaurants and 10 minutes walk from the Promenade.
Our room was small but very clean and comfortable and quiet with good air conditioning. Breakfast can be rather a free for all as the dining room is small and one morning we happened to arrive at the same time as a large party of guests on a tour but thankfully it wasn't so busy on the other days and the breakfast buffet makes up for it.
Breakfast and evening drinks are taken up on the eighth floor roof terrace with stunning 360 degree views of Nice and the sea and surrounding hills. Sipping a lovely glass of champagne on the roof terrace watching the sun set, what more could you ask for.
The Splendid Hotel lives up to its name in every way. The staff were always friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The room was clean and well maintained. The rooftop bar, pool and breakfast room were an added bonus. We certainly will return next time we get a chance to go to Nice.
On arrival Emma was polite, informative and welcoming. The hotel was spotless, our room 302 was perfect along with breakfast which was plentiful and enjoyable. The bar was cosy with a fantastic view of Nice and the location was incredible. We loved it and would definitely return to this hotel.