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What We Love

  • A museum-quality art collection all over the hotel
  • Fantastic location directly on the Promenade des Anglais
  • Beautiful views of the water from around the property
  • The hotel has two legendary antique-filled restaurants on site
  • Makes for a romantic stay in Nice

What To Know

  • Decor varies from room to room
  • Fifth floor rooms are recently renovated
  • The overall style may seem charmingly quirky or heavy-handed, depending on your point of view
  • The nearby beach is pebbly

Amenities

  •  Restaurant
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Overview

The Review

Hotel Negresco seduces visitors from the moment the signature gilded dome and neon sign come into view. The hotel gives me an incomparable view of the Cote d’Azur. I can see the Baie des Anges, the palm-fringed Promenade des Anglais, and even the snow-topped Alpes Maritimes in the distance.

There’s a special thrill waltzing into the lobby of a French national historic monument and knowing I get to check in. Negresco is one of the very few grand French hotels still in private hands, with 117 guestrooms and 24 suites decorated in wildly varying styles from Louis XIII to Art Deco. The hotel itself is home to a museum-quality art collection.

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Every room in the hotel is different. Decor, by the owner, is occasionally over-the-top. These are rooms to remember, full of the escapist joys of delightfully over-wrought accessories, four-poster beds and gorgeous views.

Before dinner we walk down to Negresco’s beach. It’s important to know that all beaches in the area are pebbly and not sandy, as newcomers are often surprised.

For dinner we choose between the hotel’s two restaurants. The Regency-style Chantecler, one of the top restaurants in Nice, has magnificent 18th-century woodwork. La Rotonde Brasserie has antique gilded carousel horses that can be delightful or a little heavy-handed, depending on your point of view.

Either way, the food lives up to my expectations. We dine on Nicoise fare socca, a chick-pea pancake, pissaladire, the slightly sweet onion tart topped with anchovies and black olives, soupe au pistou (tomato, basil and garlic soup), a delectable array of seafood and, of course, many variations of classic salade nicoise.

Just like Negresco itself, the meal is an escape from the ordinary.

How to Get There

Le Negresco
37 Promenade des Anglais
Nice, 06000 France

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 2915 Reviews
The best ever in Nice
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is always the best in Nice, you get never disappointed, welcoming, food, services, rooms, plus the exceptional view on the méditérannée sea. The huge hall after the entrance is like a permanent exhibition of art, the toilettes are unique and deserve really a visit, and to end up the old bar is so cosy, that you could spend a day, with nice drinks and a good book (if you are alone )

Soyeon Ahn
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was such a memorable and pleasant stay at Hotel Negresco. Beautiful hotel with lots of art everywhere, perfect location, kind staff and clean room. I will definitely stay again when I visit Nice. Highly recommended.

State of the art
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really satisfied! Highly recommend. Everything was really perfect. Extraordinarily dog friendly hotel. The owner loves dogs, lives herself still in the family run hotel. Very extravagant design. Lovely staff! Stunning view! We will come back!

Off-season in Nice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to South of France. Rounded off the last night in this luxury hotel.

Hotel is directly by the sea. But vehicle entrance is on a one-way side street. Very warm and professional welcome by Valet parking service & bell boys (wearing beautiful costumes).

Check-in was smooth.
Room was large and comfortable.

Bathroom looked nice, but lacked a proper shower. Just a bath-tub and a shower curtain (that does not completely close). The shower hose has no hook/stand so you have to hold it with one while whilst showering.

Drinks in the bar in the evening with live music was enjoyable.

Breakfast was mediocre. Food was sufficient, but lacking in variety compared to other 5 star hotels (e.g. Mandarin Oriental). And speed of service was poor.

Check out was efficient.

Great hotel, but...
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at Le Negresco with my husband and my 6-year old for 2 nights and will be here for 2 more nights.

What I like:
1- location. The best location in Nice, right next to the Promenade (blue beach) and is within walking distance to the city center.
2- hotel staff. Everyone here is super nice and offering the 5 star service.
3- hotel itself has a great and unique character. If you read some articles about this hotel on the internet, that is what you would expect when you step into the hotel. A lot of period paintings and porcelain pieces, the whole place feels like a museum.
4- we have a junior ocean view suite. The room is very nice and the view is amazing.

Why I only gave 4 star:
1- Poor WiFi connection in our suite. We barely had any Wifi signal when we were on the bed.
2- Breakfast. Our stay included complementary breakfast, but if yours doesn’t, it is definitely not worth the 30 euros per person price, especially during the renovation of their formal restaurant that has carousels. Limited and same selections are provided every morning, and there is no egg station. My son loves eating fried eggs at breakfast. Two fried eggs cost extra 10 euros, and it takes a long time for them to cook.

Overall, I enjoy my stay here despite the few negatives listed above. And I will recommend it to my friends and stay here again if I were to come back to Nice in the future.