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.
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I spent one week at the Splendid Hotel in Nice with my family, including two boys aged 9 and 4. From the start we felt unwelcome and clearly kids were not typical guests at this hotel. We booked a suite and the room was large and airy. Very limited storage which was a challenge, but no complaints on the space other then that.
The location is good. Near the beach and plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. However, hotel itself is very tired. Reception highlights include 70s style wooden panels, mirrors, fake flowers and feels very jaded. The rooftop area, which should be a highlight, is rundown and needs a serious facelift.
There was no help with our bags at either check in or check out. The breakfast is overpriced and very average. No one was rude, there was just no warmth or engagement at all.
There are bus tours arriving all day and all night. Several nights we were woken in the middle of the night with bus groups arriving en masse. This must make up the majority of guests - middle and old aged tour groups who are there for short stay.
We spent three weeks traveling in France, stayed in five different locations, and Splendid Hotel was the most expensive and least welcoming. I would genuinely find another option out of myriad that Nice has to offer.
Very nice hotel.nothing to say,it was just perfect!we'll go back.
It was very clean,kindly employees.
We were there for christmas and new year
Great location,5 minutes from promenade des anglais and massena place
We were three friends staying in a presidential suite. It was supposed to be a separate living room with sleep sofa and a bedroom, but it was one large room. We didn't complain because it was worked fine for us, but if it is important to have separate rooms, guests should make sure that will be the case. Our balcony was a great place for an evening glass of wine. The hotel was well located to walk to the promenade or train station. Breakfast was good, and although we didn't use the pool it was nice to know it was there. We had a glass of wine at the rooftop bar, which was nice. Finally, staff was very pleasant and helpful. If I return to Nice I would consider returning to the Splendid, but might also check to see what else was available.
Short break in Nice, visited Cannes and Monoco on day trips.
The hotel is in a great location with restaurants and bars close by. We got the 98 (or 91) bus from the airport and it cost 6euros each to about 2 blocks away from the hotel. The bus stops near the promenade and it’s a short walk to the hotel.
Shopping is a short walk .3 miles and an excellent choice of shops from designer shops to C&A (blast from the past).
Breakfast at the hotel was great, scrambled eggs sausages and bacon and the choice to boil your own eggs to however you like them. Yogurts and fresh croissants, dry fruit and the juice was actual juice (Tropicana) and not watered down stuff. The breakfast is a good way to set you up for the day.
Staff are amazing. Some of the friendlst staff I’ve come across at a hotel, the staff in the restaurant at breakfast to the reception staff ... can’t thank them enough for making our stay so good. Definitely recommend splendid hotel and will visit again ..
Friendly hotel in a really good location - close to promenade des Anglais and within easy walk of the station. Many bars and restaurants are close by. Booked a delux room and was originally allocated room 410 which was more like a cupboard and when I raised this with reception they did not hesitate to change straightaway to a much larger room with a great terrace. Breakfast was fine although I really do not like have having drinks dispensers and think that it would be better to serve this individually to the table. Did represent great value for money and I would recommend the hotel.