Westminster Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- A stylish four-star hotel in charming Nice, steps from the beach, with breakfast and a suite optionToasting the sunset over the Bay of Angels from the bar terrace
- Relaxing in the spa's VIP double booth, complete with sensory shower
- People watching and strolling the Promenade des Anglais (while channeling your inner movie star)
What To Know
- If you want to use the hotel's private beach, you'll have to pay an additional 25 euro per day
- It's worth upgrading to a Sea View room for panoramic Mediterranean vistas
- WiFi is very spotty
The French Rivera instantly conjures up images of the glittering and fabulous – like F. Scott Fitzgerald writing his novels against a backdrop of the Mediterranean coast or Brigitte Bardot soaking up the sun on the glamorous sandy beaches. The Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France has long been known as a slice of heaven, benefiting from at least 310 days of sunshine each year, and the four-star Westminster Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to get in on the action.
Located in Nice – nicknamed Nice la Belle (or, Nice the Beautiful) – the neo-classical Westminster Hotel & Spa has watched over the Promenade des Anglais for over 130 years and boasts exceptional views across the Bay of Angels. The exquisitely restored interior combines the charms of the past with modern style, so you can expect Belle Epoque-era molded ceilings and frescoes accented by contemporary designer furniture. Le Duc restaurant and W Bar open out onto the lovely terraces (definitely Instagram- and Snap-worthy), and the spa is on hand to make sure you get the pampering you deserve.
The spacious rooms here are decorated with a quiet opulence; plush jacquard throws adorn the crisp white bedding, and a neutral color scheme sets a relaxing tone. Sea View Superior rooms range from 215-270 square feet and provide stunning views of the bay. Upgrade to a Sea View Deluxe room for 320 square feet of space, or go with the Junior Sea View suite to enjoy 320-430 square feet, as well as a balcony where you can enjoy that sea breeze.
Restaurant Le Duc boasts an elegant dining room and offers a menu of regional specialties, such as Ratatouille and the famous Niçoise Salad. Breakfast is served buffet-style, and all meals can be taken indoors or on the air-conditioned terrace. Meanwhile, the cozy W Bar invites you to relax and unwind over a delicious cocktail or two while enjoying the incredible sea view.
Spa 27 offers luxurious Sothys and Thalgo products, three treatment booths, a balneotheraphy booth, a VIP double booth with sensory shower, as well as a sauna, a steam room and a counter-current pool. There is also a salt-wall relaxation area that provides the perfect setting for an herbal tea or a refreshing drink as you unwind.
The hotel is located in the heart of Nice, on the Promenade des Anglais, which is a short walk from the pedestrian streets of the historic center. Enjoy the city’s cathedral, narrow streets, flower markets, luxury stores, restaurants, theater, opera, casinos and lively night-time venues. The city itself is dotted by 224 works by major international artists, making it, in a way, the largest open-air contemporary art museum in France. Of course, further works can be seen at the various museums, and if you’re looking for something more upbeat, try a bike ride along the promenade or a sailboat outing on the bay.
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A majestic building, perfectly located, next door to the Negresco. we booked a junior suite which was high ceilinged, spacious, stylish and clean. Buffet breakfast was sumptuous, but sadly let down by indifferent service. In fact, our brief stay was marred by unsmiling insensitive and inflexible service, from arrival to departure. refused to allow access to movies after 9 AM even though our departure was at 1 PM! Unsavoury experience compounded by absence radiator in the spacious ornate high ceilinged bathroom! not at all what you expect of a premium priced room in a luxury hotel!
Everything about this hotel was good, the room with the most amazing view over the med.The breakfast and the dining room looking out over the Promenade.
The amazing glass lift. The staff were so helpful. Enjoyed my cocktail in the bar people watching.
Ate in the restaurant one night it was ok nothing special but ok, but the location of this hotel means that there are plenty of restaurants all around it, and it's a short stroll to the old town, very charming. It's not cheap but it's worth it.
Hope to return in 2019
This hotel is situated right on the sea front in Nice. We had a sea view which was amazing. The staff are exceptional and all speak very good English and couldn't do enough to help, we just wished we had more time here. The spa experience was first class and food is great. If we returned to Nice I wouldn't think twice about booking here again. The staff arranged everything from excursions and sightseeing places to explore. We have achieved so much in 36 hours and that has been down to the staff. Fully recommend anyone travelling from the UK as a couple to stay here. Amazing time, thank you to everyone at Hotel Westminster
The first and main negative thing was that we have prepaid Superior Double Room with sea view yet in summer for November (in a big advance) and have been expecting one of the room shown in the pictures. But we were given completely different room - almost with no furniture (a little table and a luggage rack, with empty walls, little space, no any decor). That was so strange and later we asked to checked if that really was superior room and got the answer "yes". The same time the friends of ours who also prepaid the same room got a "normal" room of the level which could be expected of such a hotel - with chairs, coffee table, additional rest zone, bureau, office table, with pictures on the wall, ect. Unfortunately we didn't make pictures of that strange little room (its number was 515, our friends' room was 418), but were much disappointed. As the hotel was fully booked, nobody could help us.The breakfast was great - the food is very fresh and well cooked, the choice can match different tastes.Location is also perfect.
I stayed here and truly enjoyed my time. The staff was friendly and quickly addressed any concerns we encountered. The hotel rooms have great ocean views and comfortable beds. Honestly I have no complaints at all.