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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 2991 Reviews
Wonderful indulgent experience
Reviewed 17 hours ago

A real treat. It was a shame about all the restoration work going on and that we didn’t experience the restaurants while we were there. The eggs benedict were cold at breakfast which was a shame. The staff were very good and the view superb.

Unique and delightful
Reviewed 4 days ago

Everybody knows this place, from everywhere in the world. I was born in Nice and spending one night in this prestigious hotel was one of my dreams. My husband offered me one night for my birthday and I was not disappointed. The room was beautiful, the bathroom very comfortable and clean. We were in the Napoleon area, offering a real travel in time. Furniture,colors, style.... everything was perfect - I felt like if I was Josephine :) A great and unique experience !

good location
Reviewed 5 days ago

first of all,the location is excellent,along the nice beatch,walking to most of the attractions,and the hotel itselt decorates very ellegant,the staff in the breakfast room is very lovely,enjoy the stay in Nice

Historic Negresco a Must for French Riviera Visitors
Reviewed 1 week ago

Negresco is an outstanding hotel with a fantastic view of the Mediterranean Sea. The rooms are newly renovated and the cleanest we have ever seen in a Hotel. The interior of the hotel is decorated with various works of art. One must enjoy the hallways to truly appreciate what it's about. The staff is quite professional. There is nearby parking so no problem if you drive. Could be different during tourist season though. Beautiful bar lounge with comfortable chairs and couches. On the bad side bar and minibar prices are OUTRAGEOUS!!! Two 50 cl bottles of still mineral water cost us EUR 16,00. A bottle of run of the mill champagne ordered in the bar cost us $158.76 - Woof! Bring your own water and alcoholic beverages to your room. This will soften the hit you get in the bar. Would we stay again despite the negatives? A definite YES!

Wonderfully quirky hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great to be able to stay in this historic hotel with such an interesting history. The walls are full of art work, the decor is quirky and unlike anywhere I've stayed before. The bathroom (with a shower and bath, plus a separate room for the toilet) was divine. The views from our window (see photo) was of a roof and wasn't great but okay. The room was large with chairs, mirrors and all the things expected from a 5*.
We loved the chocolates received at turndown, and although housekeeping took our mugs, we called then when we got back and they brought us new mugs and tea bags, which was nice.
Reading the reviews, we expected rude staff. But they were all so lovely and helpful.

I would love to give it a score of five, but there were two things that let it down:
1. The walls are so thin, and unfortunately we were placed next to a baby who cried through the night. The hotel didn't seem to be that busy and we wondered if guests could have been spaced out more.
2. We planned our evening to end up at the hotel bar but the drinks were so expensive, $15 for cheapest glass of wine. So we had to venture back out to the nearby hotels where they were priced between $6-7 glass, this included one of the nearby 5* hotel.