Hotel Gounod Hotel Nice Hotel 3 star
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While it is considered the 'little sister' of the Splendid Hôtel and Spa, it must be said that the Gounod hotel has a much more attractive façade. Boasting one star less than its sister establishment, this 3 star hotel has few facilities of its own but guests can make use of those at the Splendid, situated just 50 metres away. However, although the hotel does have the advantage of offering the facilities of a larger hotel, we unfortunately found its interior decor a little outdated.

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      Gounod Hotel Nice   -   © Patrick SAGNES / EASYVOYAGE

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    Location 8.81 /10

    The Gounod hotel is situated right at the heart of Nice's city centre, on 3 Rue Gounod, in the Musicians district. This is one of the quietest and most prized residential districts in the city.
    It is located 4 mi from Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport and approximately 400 metres from Nice's central train station. It is also possible to take a bus to the hotel from the airport. Simply hop on the 'Nice Direct 98' and get off at the 'Promenade des Anglais / Congrès' stop, which is on the seafront close to the Palais de la Méditerranée Casino. The hotel is located just 400 metres from here.
    Thanks to its central location, the Gounod hotel has many shops, bars and restaurants nearby and is just 400 metres from the seafront.

    Accommodation 5.95 /10

    The Gounod hotel has a total of 43 guest rooms spread over 5 floors. 34 of these guest rooms are in the standard category and the remaining 9 are suites.
    The decor differs from room to room, which goes for both the standard rooms and the suites. While each room has its own style, they all have an ambiance reminiscent of a typical Nice villa, what with their furniture and their period parquet flooring.
    However, there are a few other differences among them. Those not endowed with moulded ceilings and walls are more modern, with fitted carpeting instead of old parquet flooring, which admittedly takes away some of their charm. Nevertheless, the furniture is specially chosen and gives the rest of the interior decor that 19th century bourgeois feel.
    The rooms afford either a view of the car park or of Rue Gounod. All non-smoking, they are equipped with a flat-screen television, a double bed or two single beds, and a Wi-Fi Internet connection (which comes at an extra cost of around £8.50 for 10 consecutive hours, around £10 for 24 hours, and around £12.50 for 10 non-consecutive hours).
    The bathrooms are decorated in the same style as the bedrooms. They are relatively small but are all equipped with a bathtub, a hair-dryer and a range of toiletries. The toilets are not separate.

    Overview 5.45 /10

    The Gounod hotel was built in 1920 in the Belle Époque style. Its impressive yellow historic façade, featuring numerous mouldings and reliefs, is actually a listed feature. The hotel was built in the authentic style of the Nice villas of the 19th century. Even from the outside, it takes you to another era.
    This original style becomes even more distinct once you set foot inside the hotel's entrance hall through the beautiful wooden front door. Its marble and wood features take guests more than a century back in time to the heyday of the French Riviera.
    Unfortunately, despite its large size and its understated yet classy architectural features, the lobby does contain some furniture that has seen better days and on the whole the space lacks a bit of warmth.
    Adjacent to the reception is a room that serves as a lounge, where there is a desk with a computer and a printer that guests can use for around £5 for 30 minutes. However, there is no natural light in this room and the decor is rather outdated, so it's not the most inviting place to sit and read or relax.
    Before heading upstairs in the lift or up the beautiful white marble staircase that is remeniscent of the splendour of the Belle Époque, guests will come across a small bar tucked away opposite the front door. The hotel also has a second lounge, in the same room as the reception. Furnished with a leather sofa and two velvet armchairs, guests can sit and enjoy a drink here. If sipping on a drink in your room is a more inviting prospect, there is a drinks machine for guests to use in the lobby, but this option is obviously a lot less chic!

    Food and drink

    The Gounod hotel does not have a restaurant of its own, but guests can eat at L'Essenciel, which is the restaurant at the Splendid Hôtel & Spa (the Gounod's 'big sister').
    Nevertheless, the Gounod does have a breakfast room where the morning meal is served in the form of a hot buffet. For a little extra, guests can also enjoy breakfast in their room.

    Beach

    From April to September, guests enjoy access to the private beach, 'le Sporting', which is also situated just 400 metres from the hotel.

    To know

    The Gounod hotel does not have any guest rooms adapted for guests with reduced mobility.
    There is no room service or minibar in the guest rooms.
    Pets can stay here for approx. £8.50 per night.
    The hotel has its own outdoor car park that costs approx. £15 for 24 hours.

    Equipment

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

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, spa, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      gym, mountain bike, fitness, sports

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

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Thomas S. Thomas S.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in mai 2016 Posted on 2016-09-24 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Superb hotel rien a dire de plus

      • Advantages

        bon hotel prix avantageux

      • Disavantages

        chambre petite mais ça va

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      • Overall Score 6.75/10
    • Patricia B. Patricia B.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in juin 2016 Posted on 2016-09-19 Seul - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Vraiment rien à dire sauf pour le bruit l'hotel et bien situé pas trop de voiture mais les mur sont assez fin

      • Advantages

        prix lieux situation

      • Disavantages

        mur assez fins donc on entend les voisin quelque fios

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      • Overall Score 7.00/10
    • Albert A. Albert A.  
      11 Opinions
      • Package deals in avril 2016 Posted on 2016-08-02 Entre amis - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        L'hôtel est situé avantageusement, très agréable de l'extérieur, confortable à l'intérieur, chambres spacieuses et bien arrangées.

      • Advantages

        Le bar est gratuit, et le personnel disponible, accueillant et à disposition.

      • Disavantages

        Quelques peu isolé, l'hôtel n'est pas très calme et difficile à localiser.

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      • Overall Score 7.00/10
    • Albert A. Albert A.  
      11 Opinions
      • Package deals in mai 2016 Posted on 2016-07-25 Entre amis - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        L'hôtel est situé avantageusement, très agréable de l'extérieur, confortable à l'intérieur, chambres spacieuses et bien arrangées.

      • Advantages

        Le bar est gratuit, et le personnel disponible, accueillant et à disposition.

      • Disavantages

        Quelques peu isolé, l'hôtel n'est pas très calme et difficile à localiser.

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      • Overall Score 6.25/10
    • Albert A. Albert A.  
      11 Opinions
      • Package deals in avril 2016 Posted on 2016-06-30 Entre amis - 2 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        L'hôtel est bien situé, très agréable de l'extérieur, confortable à l'intérieur, chambres spacieuses et bien décorées

      • Advantages

        Le bar est gratuit, et le personnel disponible, accueillant et à disposition

      • Disavantages

        Quelques peu isolé et bondé de monde et difficle à localiser

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      • Overall Score 7.25/10
    • Kaem K. Kaem K.  
      0 Opinions
      • Package deals in avril 2016 Posted on 2016-06-27 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Pavillon/Paillote/Maison)

        Pour moi toute est parfait

      • Advantages

        Il n'y a que des avantages

      • Disavantages

        Il n'y a aucun inconvenient

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      • Overall Score 10.00/10
    • Antoine G. Antoine G.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in avril 2015 Posted on 2016-06-27 Seul - 2 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        j'ai bien aime cet hotel

      • Advantages

        prestation de qualite

      • Disavantages

        mais un peu loin de la mer

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      • Overall Score 5.75/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in août 2015 Posted on 2016-06-23 En famille - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        tres bon sejour en famille, avec spa, c'était vraiment excelent, acceuil et services au top, a recommender

      • Advantages

        spa et ameublement tres bon

      • Disavantages

        aucun inconvegniant a signaler

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      • Overall Score 9.50/10
    • Tommy S. Tommy S.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in février 2016 Posted on 2016-06-18 En famille - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Excellent hôtel pour partir en famille, en couple ou même seul, la vue de la chambre est particulièrement magnifique, le prix est tout à fait abordable en vue de la qualité que peut vous offrir l'hôtel. La chambre est très confortable, globalement l'hôtel est très bien pour passez un bon moment.

      • Advantages

        Excellent vue Chambre moderne Plat de qualité

      • Disavantages

        Mais chambre un tout petit peu petite

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      • Overall Score 7.71/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in juillet 2015 Posted on 2016-06-05 Seul - 1 nuitée (Chambre avec vue)

        superbe hôtel ou j'ai passé une agréable nuit

      • Advantages

        hôtel très bien situé excellentes prestations

      • Disavantages

        pas d'inconvénient selon moi

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
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