Photos that I have taken inside the hotel:
Various room types and views :
Departure from Nice Airport:
The Hotel Negresco is located on the Promenade des Anglais on the Baie des Anges in Nice, France, and is home of the restaurant Le Chantecler. The hotel was named after Henri Negresco (1868–1920), who had the palatial hotel constructed in 1912. In keeping with the conventions of the times, when the Negresco opened in 1913, its front opened on the side opposite the Mediterranean sea.
The Negresco Hotel Nice is like a lively, colourful, historic and traditional museum. There are art objects from many decades, such as chandeliers, paintings and furniture. Every floor and wing has a different decorative theme, including themes such as Napoleon, Dali and Picasso.
I had a large size suite with a big bathroom equipped with a separate old-style bathtub, a large shower, and a separate toilet. Each room is different so be sure to check the hotel’s website which provides good information about the different sizes of the rooms and suites; and the decoration style. Unfortunately, the hotel’s website offered no information about the ongoing renovation work at the time of booking.
There are so many things to see in this hotel that you will need to take some time to explore everything. You can feel the history everywhere. The hotel is privately owned and the owner lives onsite. The bar is beautifully decorated and is a fantastic place for a drink. There is a relaxing zone upstairs if you enjoy reading, or a more lively scene downstairs which offers a good opportunity to meet people and to see and to be seen.
The hotel has two restaurants. Le Chantecler has two stars in the Guide Michelin and 15/20 in Gault Millau. The second restaurant is Brasserie La Rotonde.
The only downside was that the hotel has a door policy which is unfortunately not well enforced. There is a sign saying that only hotel patrons are allowed on the premises but I saw many people walking around who were not hotel patrons. Also my check-out process was a disappointment. There were 2 elderly couples checking out in front of me who needed a lot of attention and with only 1 staff available this process was time consuming. I felt that the staff member should have asked for help. I am sure there would have been more front desk staff available as it was check-out time 12noon. My credit card was then charged incorrectly and had to be credited back which took more time. I found this check-out experience unprofessional and annoying.
Conclusion: If you have a lot of time and are looking for an exclusive, old-style, historic hotel you will be very happy. The location is fantastic and there are plenty of things to do and to see in Nice and the Côte d’Azur.
VIP Salon Azur Nice Airport
This lounge is used as a VIP and business class lounge by various airlines which depart from Terminal 1. Cold ambience with almost no fresh food on offer (mostly packaged items), a standard drink choice and a rather poor selection of reading material. Mediocre experience.