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The 10 Best Cultural Hotels In Nice, France

The 10 Best Cultural Hotels In Nice, France

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Nice is a great cultural destination, with its large range of art galleries, historical attractions, brilliant restaurants and a buzzing nightlife. There are few better ways to experience the gorgeous French Riviera than walking along the famous Promenade des Anglais, or to spend a February than soaking up the fantastic atmosphere of one of the largest carnivals in the world. Here, we share the best hotels to book for your visit to Nice.

Nice Garden Hotel

Situated in the centre of the city, just a walk from the Promenade des Anglais, Nice Garden Hotel is a beautiful, traditional family-run hotel that has a lovely, personal feel. Its name is certainly appropriate, given that its most striking feature is its gorgeous, tranquil garden, complete with real orange trees – a welcome oasis of calm after a long day in the bustling city. A big French breakfast is served in this lush green space; a perfect way to start a morning.

11, Rue du Congrès, Nice, France +33 (0)4 93 87 35 62

Hôtel Le Petit Palais

Located in the calm, trendy Cimiez district that is situated on a hill presenting fantastic views of the sea and the city, the Hôtel Le Petit Palais is an individual hotel with a very tasteful, authentic décor and a lot of character. Its small, refreshing pool is especially welcome after a long hot day. The secluded garden is a lovely spot in which to enjoy their large buffet breakfast and the terrace is simply superb, with its breath-taking views of the stunning city.

17, Avenue Emile Bieckert, Nice, France +33 (0)4 93 62 19 11

Hôtel Ellington

Located within walking distance of most of Nice’s main attractions, including the historic Old Town and, of course, the beach, Hôtel Ellington is a unique, luxurious and chic hotel with an interesting, jazz theme that transports guests to a 30s era, American-style establishment, united with French class. Its lovely Duke Bar & Lounge welcomes guests every morning for a large American breakfast and hosts guests every night on its sunny patio, with a daily happy hour and very pleasant jazz music being played, including regular live jazz nights to boot.

25, Boulevard Dubouchage, Nice, France +33 (0)4 92 47 79 79

Villa Saint Hubert

Nestled in a quiet district in the north of Nice with easy tram access, Villa Saint Hubert is a charming, cosy hotel with a friendly, unpretentious vibe. This small townhouse may be modest, yet its personal charm and quaint décor give it a homely feel that’s simply great. Several rooms come complete with cute little balconies and its quiet, small garden is the perfect spot for a tranquil continental breakfast while enjoying the lovely Niçois climate.

26, Rue Michel-Ange, Nice, France +33 (0)4 93 84 66 51

Hotel Villa Les Cygnes

For an experience of a real Niçois villa, dating back almost a century, Hotel Villa Les Cygnes is a charming hotel that is just a stone’s throw from the magnificent 19th century Musée des Beaux-Arts. Small and personal with a gorgeous artistic décor, it is more like staying in a grand guest house, complete with a beautiful private living room. Its lovely garden is a spot of paradise within this city and is a great location to enjoy the hotel’s extensive, authentic French breakfast.

6, Avenue Château de la Tour, Nice, France +33 (0)4 97 03 23 35

Hotel Rossetti

Nestled right in the heart of the Old Town, just round the corner from the stunning Cathédral Sainte-Réparate, Hotel Rossetti is a beautiful boutique hotel which is hidden behind an unassuming door. Step out of the busy, buzzing streets that surround it into this oasis of quiet and tranquillity, complete with a lovely, pretty terrace which is a great a spot for enjoying the hotel’s extensive breakfast. This enchanting hotel is beautifully decorated with spacious rooms that offer charming views of the coloured, Mediterranean buildings around it.

1, Rue Sainte-Reparate, Nice, France +33 (0)4 97 08 13 97

Hotel Le Negresco

Located on the simply dazzling Promenade des Anglais, with its fantastic views of the Côte d’Azur, Hotel Le Negresco is in a brilliant position, and its décor and charm at least match the quality of its location. The whole building is beautiful, offering modern comforts while retaining many historical aspects from when it was founded in 1913, including authentic chandeliers. This hotel could even be an art museum itself, with its superb collection of antiques and original pieces!

37, Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France +33 (0)4 93 16 64 00

Hôtel Nice Riviera

You can’t get a much more central hotel than this, as the Hôtel Nice Riviera is just a few hundred metres from the gorgeous Promenade des Anglais and just a short walk from the city’s fascinating Old Town. The rooms are quaint and comfortable, some of which boast lovely balconies, the large, delicious breakfast is a great start to the day, while the fitness centre, pool, sauna and Jacuzzi are a great way to wind down after a long wander through the city.

45-47, Rue Pastorelli, Nice, France +33 (0)4 93 92 69 60

Hotel Flots d’Azur

Ideally located on the seafront itself, offering stunning views of the Mediterranean, the recently renovated Hotel Flots d’Azur, once an old villa, is now a modern and comfortable spot, complete with pretty little balconies and a pleasant garden. Though modest, it provides everything the budding explorer of this town could want, and is far less intense a stay as the larger establishments around it.

101, Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France +33 (0)4 93 86 51 25

Hotel La Perouse

Located on the edge of the Promenade des Anglais, at an angle that offers superb views of the Promenade itself, and just a few paces from the breath-taking viewpoint, the Colline du Château, Hotel La Perouse is a charming boutique. With huge balconies and a lovely outdoor pool, this hotel is truly luxurious and well-suited to the climate. The roof-top patio is an especially nice touch, from which one can truly appreciate the spectacular views it enjoys.

11, Quai Rauba Capeu, Nice, France +33 (0)4 93 62 34 63