Hotel Best Western Le Grand Pavois Hotel 3 star
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5 Avenue Saramartel, Antibes Juan-les-Pins Antibes, France -
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One of many budget choices in Antibes Juan-les-Pins, the Best Western Le Grand Pavois scores for its practical location and recently renovated rooms. This three-star hotel dating back to 1930 has 60 simple rooms as well as a bar and restaurant. There are however, no leisure facilities on-site. Thankfully then, that it's only a hop, skip and a jump to all that Antibes Juan-les-Pins has to offer...

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    Location 7.18 /10

    Only metres from the pretty Gould Pine Grove, the hotel is well-located in Juan-les-Pins, easy walking distance to shops, bars, restaurants and beaches (both public and private). Allow 25 minutes to reach Nice Côte d'Azur Airport.

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    All 60 rooms at Le Grand Pavois are accessible by elevator. As far as three-star standards go, the rooms are quite spacious. With simple furnishings, they are all decorated in the same style (cream walls, raspberry red carpets, crisp white bed linen topped off with lime green cushions and runners) across all four categories; standard, comfort, suite and privilege. While the rooms may not be luxurious (and not everyone will appreciate the colour scheme), they are clean, bright and comfortable. The bathrooms are of a decent size too, and are again simply decorated (salmon coloured tiles, marble top vanity) but clean. Room service is only available at breakfast time, at no extra charge to the guest.

    Overview 7.70 /10

    The Best Western Le Grand Pavois consists of six floors, four of which have hotel rooms, as well as a bar and restaurant on the ground floor. Stepping into the lobby, guests can order a beverage in the adjacent bar, decorated in dark wooden furnishings. Next door and accessible from the lobby is La Rotonde, a spacious circular lounge area with upholstered armchairs displaying intricate floral patterns in shades of mustard and cherry red. Canary yellow curtains frame the impossibly tall windows that line the room, a massive painting of a black leopard dominates the space (we don't quite see the connection with Antibes), while a grand piano sits in the corner. The hotel's public spaces use a typically Provencal colour palette but at the same time, the overall result looks dated. Also accessible from the lobby is the hotel restaurant, Le Sidney Bechet. The hotel tends to attract a large French clientele but in particular guests "d'un certain âge."

    Food and drink 7.20 /10

    The bar and restaurant are found either side of Reception on the ground floor. With three services per day, Le Sidney Bechet restaurant serves a buffet breakfast, and lunch and dinner à la carte. There are daily specials and various set menus, but the cuisine remains staunchly Provencal. For 17.40 euros, guests may dine on the set menu of the day which includes an entrée, main dish and a glass of wine. Guests who wish to order à la carte can expect to pay between 12.50 euros and 24.50 euros (£11.05 - £21.65) for a main dish; examples include mint lamb chop with ratatouille or wild sea bass with grapefruit butter. The restaurant itself is decorated in a very 1930's art deco style. Dark red velvet chairs provide a pop of colour, as do the murals of jazz bands performing against a starlit sky. A set of arched doors open up on to a large terrace for alfresco dining.

    To know

    The hotel closes each year in November and December.
    Free WIFI connection is available throughout the entire hotel.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      Turkish bath, beauty salon

    • Animals allowed
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • Recently renovated rooms
    • Authentic Provencal cuisine at Le Sidney Bechet restaurant
    • Handy location

    disadvantages

    • Some of the common areas look dated
    • Lack of on-site leisure facilities

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