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
A four-star stay on the chic French Rivera, with breakfast and options for a suite and spa extras
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.