We enjoy older properties that have retained their style and are well maintained. Clearly, they can't offer all the modern conveniences, but make up for that in their character and distinctiveness. Th... more
We enjoy older properties that have retained their style and are well maintained. Clearly, they can't offer all the modern conveniences, but make up for that in their character and distinctiveness. The staff here are a major asset as they demonstrate a high level of professionalism, congeniality and intelligence.
The public rooms are real gems of architecture and design-some lovely art deco touches. The hallways and rooms show their age and are a bit quirky (rather long and narrow corridors), but are overall endearing. That might or might not compensate for what might be a precarious exit in case of fire or other emergency. For an older hotel, our bathroom, bedroom, lighting and double glazed windows all reflect a commitment to maintain a four star standard.
After a week of weak coffee in other hotels, I was happy to see their Krea Coffee Machine. we have had experience with it at our regular hotel in Nice, and indeed it makes fine coffee. Breakfast was somewhat standard, but quite acceptable.
A critical feature for our stay was a reliable garage-and the hotel delivers in that category, although it would be less so in inclement weather as the garage is half a block away. It would be helpful if specific directions were provided on the hotel website-as the street is one way towards the hotel, and one has to drive around four blocks to arrive back at the garage. One can stop briefly near the front to unload. The garage spaces are of decent size, but in order to enter the garage you have to go through two coded automatic doors-a minor inconvenience. More critical, there are two sharp right angle turns that could be a challenge with some vehicles.
All in all, the hotel has a desirable central location and offers fair value. Several tour groups were here during our stay, but they were relatively small and well behaved-and since we were having later breakfasts, didn't interfere with our solo travel. We would be pleased to recommend this property to our friends and TA readers. less