Behind the pink façade of this typical Nice building, the Hotel Crillon's reception area resembles the narrow entrance hall of an apartment building. Opposite the entrance, at the end of a short corridor widened by a glass wall, are the lift and the staircase that lead to the upper floors, like in a apartment block. The short reception desk is on an angle with the lift.
From here, there's no doubt about it: this is clearly a small city hotel. You can't quite call it charming, as it doesn't have any real feel to it, which is neither good nor bad. The walls are white and the reception desk is one of those uninteresting modern light wood ones, but it all seems well maintained and clean.
You have to go up to the first floor to discover the soul of this hotel. The corridors are painted in white and greyish pink, and the light wood floor creates a contemporary and sober style, but it's only on entering the breakfast room that the hotel's real style becomes apparent. Thanks to its large windows, the room is bright, and the white walls, wood floor, hints of red in the buffet table, table mats and hangings all combine to create a modern, attractive style. The breakfast room can seat around thirty people.
The business corner consists of a table set to one side with a computer and an Internet point (1h free access), with three comfortable black leather armchairs just next to it where guests can relax during the day.
Refurbished in 2012, the hotel's well designed, very clean and very well maintained communal areas make up for the lack of space in this small hotel.