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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 3118 Reviews
Very Nice Hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

My wife and I visited The Hotel Negresco with family for a special occasion earlier this year.
The hotels unmistakable pink dome and white facade greeted us as we were welcomed by the hotel lobby staff.
We were shown to the reception desk and our check in processed.... This was fairly straightforward and didn't take long at all. We were then shown to our rooms and given a brief descriptive tour en route.
The decor of the elevator and the corridors is unique, with pieces of art adorning the walls and sculpture all around...I have certainly never been in a lift with a chandelier before!
When we got to our room, yet again.... Another unique experience.... A large bed with a sculpted cherub at the head and a gold (effect) bath and sink in the bathroom.... All very ostentatious!
The room whilst comfortable and having a wonderful view over the prom and out over the med, was looking quite tired, the furniture was very dated and the air con looked (and sounded) about 50 years old, but it did appear the hotel was renovating some of the older rooms?
During our stay we ate breakfast in the hotel, this was a tad disappointing for a 5 star establishment, the tables covered by a throw away paper cover and the chairs like something you would expect to find in a refectory. The choice of breakfast items was also disappointing...whilst they were cooked well and tasted good... The choice was limited and presentation poor (by 5 star standards). Having stayed in many 5 star hotels across the world breakfast is normally quite an opulent affair (and would have been in keeping with the Negresco's decor) but just found this a little bland.
Overall the hotel is very good (if the decor is your thing?), all the staff we met were excellent, and the room comfortable, however...in our opinion the hotel struggles to compare with other 5 star establishments we have had the pleasure of staying at around the world.

A four star hotel calling itself a five star hotel
Reviewed 2 days ago

Three stars maybe a bit tough call, this maybe a three and a half stars. To start after writing the Hotel Le Negresco’s concierge months before our visit we received no reply. I booked our reservations at the hotel restaurant Chantecler on line after not receiving help from the concierge. We arrived at 3:30PM. We were ask to wait until the room was ready, by their rules 4:00 is check-in, but months earlier asked for early check-in. Then when we visited our room, we upgraded to a suit with a full sea view and a deck. The room had two bathrooms, and a great view of the sea. The room was one of the hotel rooms that had been upgraded. The light were impossible to work, our thoughts about the lights was confirmed by an honest employee who tried to help us. There are no real outlets for your phones, iPads, etc. There was only a shower in one of the bathrooms in this suit, and it was very small, really three star hotel quality. Some of the furniture in our room was very high quality but then there was also “flea market” junk furniture one would find in a three star hotel. The hallways and lobby are filled with wonderful art from the days when this was a five star hotel. We ask the concierge for a restaurant recommendation for dinner and had her make reservations, before the dinner we check TripAdvisor and they rated less the three stars, it appeared to be the almost the worst restaurant in Nice. When I asked the concierge to change our reservation, she seemed insulted. Now we had some room service breakfasts on our deck, this was a five star experience. I first visit Nice forty year ago and always wanted to stay at the hotel Negresco, although I read the reviews, I was hoping for better. Unfortunately this time the reviews were correct. The location is still outstanding, but the ownership is not willing to made the investment necessary to maintain a truly five star statues. So unless you are willing to pay for five stars in this three and half star hotel for nostalgic reasons you might consider other options.

Luxury hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few nights, am very satisfied. Highly qualified personnel, attentive and courteous. Refurbished and improved. Excellent location and view. Highly recommended, enjoy your stay! will visit again myself.

Avoid. Resting on long-dead laurels.
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never felt so ripped off in the South of France (and that is saying something). I have stayed in far better hotels for a third of the price. This place needs serious refurbishment.

Staff are lovely and curteous that's all I can say positively about this hotel.

Amazing Place in 2 words...!
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is just a jewel.
A real one.
The design and architecture is just amazing.
The location is breathtaking.
You will love this place where all jet set lovers have been at least one.
A MUST.
ps fantastic staff totally devoted to the welfare of the guests.
Yours,Olli from Riad Dar Najat in Marrakech.