The building's beautiful Haussmannian-style façade opens onto avenue Thiers where the Best Western Riviera cuts a fine figure. Unfortunately, once inside the hotel, the charm is somewhat lost. Although the lobby is well kept and has been refurbished in a sober contemporary style with a white tiled floor, grey and pale yellow walls, a modern reception desk in the same shades, and a large leather club-style sofa, there is a sense of coldness to the space.
Of course, that's only an impression, as the whole area is well maintained, welcoming, bright, and modern. Various plants and bamboos matched with various paintings complete the decor in this area, where everything is designed to be as pleasing as possible.
The breakfast room on the same level, i.e. the ground floor, mirrors the decor of the lobby: sober and modern. This pretty room can seat around fifty people and is bathed in light thanks to the large bay windows that overlook the avenue. In shades of grey, brown and beige, with designer black leather chairs, the breakfast room is a lovely place to leisurely eat your first meal of the day, which is not the case in many hotels whether they are part of a chain or not.
The hotel also has a conference room, which can accommodate up to 25 people, with natural light, air-conditioning, soundproofing and Wi-Fi access.
Between the lobby and the breakfast room you will find a vending machine, as well as a business corner with a computer and Internet access for guests to use.
There is either a lift or stairs, with an electric blue carpet, to take you up to the upper floors and the guest rooms. Unfortunately, the same blue carpet also continues in the corridors where it clashes with the pink-grey walls and the varnished white coffee tables with their flowers.