Hotel Westminster Hotel Nice Hotel 2 star
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27 Promenade Des Anglais Nice 06000 Nice, France -
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With its unique architecture and Belle Epoque setting, the Hotel Westminster is one of the hotels in Nice where guests can get an idea of what the French Riviera was like in its golden age at the beginning of the century. While the atmosphere might be beginning of the century, the guest rooms feature contemporary decor and are ideal for families, couples and business travellers.

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    • Hotel Westminster Hotel Nice

      Westminster Hotel Nice   -   © Patrick SAGNES / EASYVOYAGE

    • Hotel Westminster Hotel Nice

      Westminster Hotel Nice   -   © Patrick SAGNES / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 7.35 /10

    The Hotel Westminster is situated on the Promenade des Anglais, facing the sea. Just a dozen metres separate it from the casino, the Coulée Verte (Green Corridor) and the Vieille Ville (Old Town). In other words, it benefits from an ideal location in the city of Nice. Businesses, shops, restaurants and bars are all to be found close-by, as is the seaside.
    The hotel is about a 15-minute drive from Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport, and the motorway exit 'Nice Promenade des Anglais'. The SNCF train station Nice Ville is roughly 10 minutes away by public transport.
    There are shuttle buses to take you from the airport to the hotel, and likewise for the train station.

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    The Hotel Westminster has 99 guest rooms, including 19 Junior Suites and 2 Suites. Renovation works on the guest rooms began in phases in 2000.
    The Classic double rooms have been renovated in a modern style that contrasts with the overall decor of the hotel, each one decorated in different shades. Other than the cream-coloured carpet, the colours vary from pastel tones to bright shades on the walls and bed head, furniture, drapes and bed runner. Whether the predominant colour is red, blue, or glossy brown, these rooms are modern and elegant. The furniture is of a good quality and fits in well with the decor. The beautiful upholstered and fitted dark wood bed heads give the whole room more than a touch of class.
    The ?Bay of Angels' rooms afford a view of the Mediterranean Sea, whereas the Classic rooms look out over the city and for some, the hills.
    They are equipped with satellite television with pay TV, free broadband Wi-Fi, a desk, a direct telephone line, a mini-bar, and a safe.
    The bathrooms have also been refurbished in a modern refined style in shades of beige that brings plenty of light to the space. A comfortable size, the bathrooms (apart from 4 or 5 of them which have just a shower) are fitted with a bathtub, or even a bathtub and a shower in the Junior Suites and the Suites. The toilets are not separate in all the rooms.
    The Junior Suites vary in size from 30 to 40m², and feature a lounge area in the bedroom with a sofa, a satellite LCD flat-screen television with pay TV, free broadband Wi-Fi Internet access, a direct telephone line, hypo-allergenic pillows, a safe and a mini-bar. Some of the Junior Suites afford a sea view, others a city view.
    The 55m² Promenade Suite looks out onto the sea, of course, but even from the bed and the bathroom, whereas the 47m² Meyerbeer Suite looks out across the city.

    Overview 6.95 /10

    The building that today forms the Hotel Westminster was originally two villas. They were joined together in 1878 with the idea of building a hotel, the construction of which was entrusted to the French architect Louis Castel. In 1904, the already renowned Westminster added an extension at the back to create the Hall of Frescoes, a restaurant, the 'Belle Epoque' lounge, and new guest rooms.
    Although the hotel has undergone modernisation throughout the decades, the beginning of the century atmosphere of the Westminster has been preserved. The Hotel Westminster still radiates a sense of the era, and is one of the most representative establishments of the arts and culture in southern France.
    It is true that stepping into the Westminster is like stepping back in time. The hotel's majestic architecture is impressive, to say the least. Marble, panelling, gilding, a stately staircase, large spaces, moulded ceilings covered in frescoes... it's like entering one of the most beautiful private mansions in the middle of the Belle Epoque era. While the entrance hall, which seems to run the entire length of the building, is vast and high-ceilinged, the adjoining small narrow lounges bring a touch of intimacy and warmth that could otherwise be lacking in this grandeur.
    In this immenseness, the reception desk seems almost lost, hidden in a small alcove in the wall. It's quite surprising, almost anecdotal. In any case, it contrasts perfectly with the huge room just a few steps above, where guests take their breakfast. White pillars, a very high ceiling covered in a fresco, large windows, and chandeliers that give a chapel-type feel to this magnificent room that is no less welcoming.
    Of course, the Belle Epoque decor is accentuated by the numerous paintings (landscapes, 19th century portraits) and beautiful pieces of furniture and mirrors (the one on the first landing of the staircase is superb).
    Decorated in shades of pink, the dining room of the 'Le Farniente' restaurant is private and sophisticated. With a capacity of 33 place settings, it's the perfect spot for intimate dinners. In summer, meals become a true moment of relaxation with the terrace, which overlooks the Promenade des Anglais and affords a view of the sea, filled with tables to accommodate up to 80 diners. Guests can instantly unwind before or after a meal with a drink in the colonial-style bar, 'Le Westminster'.
    There are 7 rooms available at the Hotel Westminster for seminars and meetings (the President, Belle Epoque, Massena, Meyerbeer, Wagram, Rivoli and Verdi). Two of these are in the same style as the Belle Epoque reception, and are really something to see. The meeting rooms can accommodate from 15 to 200 people, in a 20m² (Wagram lounge), 30m² (Meyerbeer and Rivoli lounges), 35m² (Verdi lounge), 50m² (Massena lounge), 110m² (Hall of Frescoes and Belle Epoque lounge) and 190m² (President lounge) space. All of these lounges benefit from natural daylight.

    Food and drink

    The Hotel Westminster's restaurant, Le Farniente, run by Chef David Dumont, serves traditional cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. The menu features dishes such as 'Cream of pumpkin soup, French toast rubbed with garlic, Bacon crackling', 'Baked St. Marcellin cheese with walnut oil, farmhouse bread, mesclun salad with fruit and nuts', 'Half a lobster tail in brine, grapefruit freshness, coriander emulsion', 'Gnocchi stew with potato pulp, roasted pistou and pine nut cream', and 'Grilled rump of veal, olive sauce, Pont Neuf chickpea chips, ratatouille Niçoise'.
    The dining room can seat around 30 people and the terrace around 80. The restaurant is only open for dinner.

    To know

    4 of the hotel's guest rooms are adapted for guests with reduced mobility.
    Animals are not accepted.
    All of the guest rooms are non-smoking.
    The hotel has a post box, luggage storage and laundry services.

    Equipment

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

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    • Safe
    • Meeting room

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Ophelie P. Ophelie P.  
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      • Package deals in avril 2012 Posted on 2013-11-20 Seul - 2 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        Le service est très rapide et efficace je le recommande vivement !

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        Il est bien situé, propreté, service de qualité

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      • Overall Score 9.00/10
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