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 stayed here for four nights, including over a weekend.There could be more front desk staff to help out as it seemed there was always a line of people needing something, which meant a wait for any service. We booked a one-bedroom suite and unfortunately we were told that only these suites are available on the corner of the hotel facing the main street out front and Rue Ganoud. This meant for noisy nights of traffic and motorbikes, although it really wasn't too terrible. It also means a location right by the elevators. Earplugs helped a lot. The other issue was our room had an adjoining door which meant we could hear everything from both sets of guests that had stayed in the next room. Unfortunately they were partiers, so all four nights we had to deal with inebriated guests and loud talking and music. The room seemed a little worn but the bathroom was very nice and updated, though difficult to control getting water everywhere when using the shower. There is no hair conditioner provided - only bath gel/shampoo and body lotion. The air conditioning worked great and our room had a small fridge and electric tea kettle, which was handy. All of the windows had electric blinds which provided good room darkening and reduced the outside noise a bit. The bed was pretty firm and the pillows are just average polyester stuffed pillows and not as fluffy as I prefer, but by the third night I was able to figure out a way to pile the pillows to a more comfortable position. It's about a 10 minute walk to the train station and to the water; about 12-20+ minutes to the Old Town area, depending on where you want to go. The breakfast doesn't seem worth what they charge (e.g.,runny scrambled eggs). It's a European type of breakfast so those with American tastes might be disappointed in what is offered. The rooftop pool and deck was nice and relaxing though we did not take advantage of it very much. It closes at 11 pm. Overall it was an ok stay though I would interested in seeing if there are other options around that provide a better value and perhaps less noise. A room that faces the back might be a good option for light sleepers.
The hotel location is excellent,only a few minutes walk to the sea front. From the time of the initial enquiry through to the end of our time at the Splendid I found the staff very efficient. They obviously try very hard to make your stay enjoyable. In particular Michel our first contact and Juliana and Emma on the front desk were all particularly helpful and welcoming. The roof top bar and pool with amazing views of Nice are a fabulous feature of the hotel. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy a drink. Our suite was very well furnished and equipped. The complimentary drinks in the mini bar were very generous. Thanks for a great stay.
Lovely hotel in a prime location not too far from the beach and main town centre, all within a short walking distance. Rooms are nice and clean and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Only downside is the lack of food availability at the restaurant, but well recommended.
We booked a reasonably priced suite for our family. Two rooms, two bathrooms and large balcony with sunbeds. Fortunately room also refurbished. Tea, milk and coffee generously replenished on request and really nice touch of free soft drinks in room fridge. Common areas of hotel were a little tired. Roof top bar was lovely but agree that one of bar staff was at best aloof!
Hotel position perfect. Short walk to beach and train station and 25 minutes to old town. Really enjoyable visit.
This hotel is two blocks from the beach but close enough to stroll. It is also reasonably close to local train station to visit Monte Carlo or Cannes. The service at the hotel was excellent. The staff made us feel very welcome despite our lack of French. The rooms are a good size and the rooftop bar and pool are a must at happy hour. A great hotel despite the fact it belongs to the Accor group.