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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Great hotel and great area. Just opposite the boardwalk with ocean view. The hotel architecture was absolutely amazing and some parts of it was modernised. Many great cafes nearby and you could eat any type of food.
My favourite hotel in the lovely Nice,,,south of France...coming here with my other half for 15 years and stay in this lovely hotel....pleasant front of house staff in all departments...and look after us very well...very clean....some changes from our normal service..eg no turndown service and no chocolate treat we always received... whilst the rooms are very clean the decor is tired and needs to be brought up to the standard of the beautiful restaurant and bar which was refurbished recently.
Just returned from a 3 night stay at this hotel and it was superb, especially for me as a solo traveller. The rooms were good and although I had a city view, you are not in the room much and it was quieter than being on a sea view, I would chose that again. Beds were very comfortable and all facilities were spot on. If I were to be picky, it probably needed a new carpet as it was a little tired, but it was fine. The staff were so lovely and made a real effort to make you feel at home. The restaurant, while it may be more expensive than eating elsewhere was outstanding, food very special, top star quality and service so personal, making you feel comfortable even when eating alone. I will definitely be back as it was the heart of Nice and just had that very old fashioned style which I love. Thank you for such a special stay, you have a lovely hotel.
A wonderful hotel overlooking the sea. Make sure you get the sea view. Nicely located close to almost everything. Great rooms. Very good service-minded staff. A nice in- and outdoor patio for breakfast. Worth to revisit.
Stayed for four nights in September, hotel is ideally located on the Promenade de Anglas and central to everything in Nice,
There is a Spa,.... its not free, you want ice for your room, its not free, Drinks are expensive compared to the rest of the area.
The Gym is small but good, staff very friendly.
Spa looked nice but ,.....
these are usually free in other hotels we have visited, ( not treatments , just sit in the jacuzzi and use the pool ?- that's a rip off in my mind)
Later check out, no way , you are flying late, tough , no rooms to get refreshed in before your flight-- "we do have toilets sir" once you have paid and are out your room they have no interest in you..
Breakfast most mornings were usually good, but the last morning no teapots or hot water , no bread , had to ask several times.( this should not be the case in this type of hotel).
No point complaining , manager is really not interested and appeared ignorant when asked about late check out etc ( I was and am really polite and not a awkward guest by any means) .
So in effect -
really nice hotel with great views , they just want your money and nothing else and are very very overpriced, have stayed in better and more expensive and felt it was worth it, this I did not here.