Locarno France, NiceAVENUE DES BAUMETTES 4, Nice

This charming family-friendly beach hotel comprises 48 comfortable, soundproofed rooms. Facilities on offer to guests at this air-conditioned establishment include a lobby area with a 24-hour reception, a hotel safe, lift access, a TV lounge, a breakfast room and room service. A large lounge and a computer room with Internet access are at your disposal 24h, and there is WIFI on all floors. There is also parking available and a garage for those arriving by car.

Guests arriving by car will find the hotel is directly accessible from the A8 highway: take the exit Promenade des Anglais, then go towards Musée Chéret (see on the map). Guests arriving by train: once outside the station, take bus 12 or 23, towards Constellation or Aéroport, and get off at the stop Grosso. From 5.35 am to 8.35 pm, there is one bus every 13 minutes during the week (every 45 minutes on Sundays). Tickets are available directly from the driver, and cost EUR 1.30 per person. Guests arriving at the airport: once at the airport station, take bus 23 towards Saint Maurice, and get out at the stop Grosso CUM. From 6.00 am to 8.50 pm, there is one bus every 10 minutes during the week (every 15 minutes on Sundays). Tickets are available directly from the driver, and cost EUR 1.30 per person. Guests may also take the airport shuttle from the airport to the centre of the town near to Promenade des Anglais, (bus stop Grosso CUM). There is one shuttle bus every 20 minutes from 6.00 am to 11.45 pm and tickets cost EUR 3.50 per person.

The hotel is just 2 paces from the beach and only a 7 min walk from the pedestrian zone and the centre of the town with its bars and clubs. Guests will find themselves within walking distance of the old town with its famous fruit and flower market, and only a 15 min walk from the train and bus stations. Nice Airport is around 6 km away and it is around a 25 min drive to Monaco.

The guest rooms all come with a large double bed, double windows, air conditioning, an alarm clock, a safe, direct dial telephone, TV, private bathroom and WC. Furthermore, a radio, Internet access (WIFI) and centrally regulated air conditioning and heating. There is a safe at guests' disposal and the rooms feature either a balcony or a terrace.

A continental breakfast is served in the breakfast room or brought to guests' rooms from 7:00 am until 11:00 am.
  • Bus Station
  • Next Big City
  • Train Station
  • Beach
  • Tourist centre
  • Public transport
  • Restaurants
  • Park
  • Town centre
  • Sea
  • Shopping facilities
  • Bar / Pub
  • Disco / Club

Establishment type

  • Mini fridge
  • Lift-s
  • Boarding house
  • Total number of rooms: 48
  • Family friendly hotel
  • Reception Area
  • TV room
  • Garage

Facilities & services

  • 24h. Reception
  • Safe
  • Air-conditioned in common areas
  • 24h Check-in
  • Room Service
  • Parasols

Room facilities

  • Radio
  • Satellite / cable TV
  • Vegetarian meal
  • Balcony
  • Double bed
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Single rooms: 5
  • Central air-conditioned
  • Bathroom
  • Double / twin rooms: 43
  • TV

Building information

  • Charming hotel
  • Last renovated: 2004
  • Number of floors (annex building): 4
  • Number of floors (main building): 4
  • City hotel
  • Year of construction: 1965

Catering

  • Breakfast Room
  • Diners Club

Entertainment

  • Located on a main street
  • Rocky

Credit cards

  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Beach

  • Beach hotel

Distances

  • Central Heating

Hotel features

  • American Express

Anonymous Reviewed June 22, 2009

Public rooms very good standard, hence disappointment over bedroom, but overall would return.

Positive: Clean, comfortable bed, plenty of linen, reasonable air condition, Close to all amenities, easy walking distance to town along Promenade

Negative: Rooms disappointing after seeing public rooms - clean but "tired"

Outside: Close to public transport, bars, restaurants & beach

Anonymous Reviewed August 09, 2008

Really enjoyed my stay at Locarno. Would stay there again.

Positive: Clean with very helpful, pleasant staff. Quite well situated, not too far from train and bus stations and only few minutes walk from Promenade des Anglais. Plenty of shops, cafes/bars all around.

Anonymous Reviewed July 16, 2008

Location brilliant as it was very close to the beach only 2 mins walk. the bed was uncomforable and gave me a sore back. shower was not the best

Anonymous Reviewed June 26, 2008

The hotel's first floor bedrooms need updating as we had two rooms and doors were open on others for cleaning and we could see they were the same standard as ours. Some carpets were very stained, tiny shower rooms very old and in bad repair. There was no space for 4 towels and they were piled up in the space for one. We had hooks missing, few lightbulbs, terrible woodwork and badly painted walls in the room. The bed was basic and adequate. There was a flat screen TV in the room, useful as space was limited. The hallways were dismal but the entrance and lounge were fine and had a large TV if required. There was a hot/cold drinks machine 1.5-2.0 euros. Breakfast was basic with bread, pain au chocolat and mini croissant with butter, jam and coffee/tea, orange juice. There were also cereals and yoghurt. The staff were all professional and helpful with booking a tour and taxis. It is not their fault that the hotel needs refurbishing. We are not aware if we were given the worst rooms as the hotel had a large Russian party staying and was full up.

Anonymous Reviewed June 26, 2008

On arrival, later than expected, we were greeted well. First floor corridor walls were rough plastered and painted pink. Skirting boards and doors had seen better days. Some internal glass was broken or missing. The lift was very old but functioning and held 2 people. My room was very disappointing with a shabby and stained carpet, 1980s pink bathroom suite with plenty of blackened sealant and 6 inches between the WC and shower to squeeze through (no bath). All fittings were old, lightbulbs and TV remote missing, telephone didn't work to call Reception etc etc. Breakfast was typical minimal continental but I wasn't expecting anything else. I read another review mentioning 'ladies of the night' outside the Hotel entrance and can confirm that this is the case in the evenings, however one was not a lady (on 2nd glance). No problems were caused. The hotel staff were helpful and challenged by being full up with guests. I recommend that the hotel is removed from your books until it has been refurbished. It is however a few yards from the sea and restaurants etc. which is convenient.

Anonymous Reviewed May 30, 2008

The hotel is ideally situated for getting about Nice close to the very adequate local bus network.Some areas of the hotel do have a worn look about them,though it did appear that the hotel is undergoing a cosmetic upgrade.Considering that one pays for a breakfast it would be nice if there was a little more variety offered,and it would be more convenient to have tea or coffee making facilities available in the rooms instead of a dispensing machine in the reception area.However we found the hotel acceptable,and the staff at all times, most helpful and accommodating.We would certainly go back again.

Anonymous Reviewed May 18, 2008

The website stated rooms had tea/coffee facilities,hairdryers and irons/ironing boards but none of these were provided and the staff did not seem bothered when we raised the subject.

Anonymous Reviewed April 15, 2008

This hotel is awful. The tiny, dark, grubby room stank of damp carpet, had little or no hanging-space, no hot water, a sink that would not drain, and none of the in-room tea/coffee making facilities advertised. A group of prostitutes touted passing drivers from the front step of the hotel from about 9 p.m. each night. We moved out after one night having telephoned Easyhotels, and were assured that we would receive a refund for the remaining four nights.We did complain to the hotel management first, but their replies were unsatisfactory. The alternative hotel was clean, bright and the same price.

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Anonymous Reviewed June 22, 2009

Public rooms very good standard, hence disappointment over bedroom, but overall would return.

Positive:Clean, comfortable bed, plenty of linen, reasonable air condition, Close to all amenities, easy walking distance to town along Promenade

Negative:Rooms disappointing after seeing public rooms - clean but "tired"

Outside:Close to public transport, bars, restaurants & beach

Anonymous Reviewed August 09, 2008

Really enjoyed my stay at Locarno. Would stay there again.

Positive:Clean with very helpful, pleasant staff. Quite well situated, not too far from train and bus stations and only few minutes walk from Promenade des Anglais. Plenty of shops, cafes/bars all around.

Anonymous Reviewed July 16, 2008

Location brilliant as it was very close to the beach only 2 mins walk. the bed was uncomforable and gave me a sore back. shower was not the best

Anonymous Reviewed June 26, 2008

The hotel's first floor bedrooms need updating as we had two rooms and doors were open on others for cleaning and we could see they were the same standard as ours. Some carpets were very stained, tiny shower rooms very old and in bad repair. There was no space for 4 towels and they were piled up in the space for one. We had hooks missing, few lightbulbs, terrible woodwork and badly painted walls in the room. The bed was basic and adequate. There was a flat screen TV in the room, useful as space was limited. The hallways were dismal but the entrance and lounge were fine and had a large TV if required. There was a hot/cold drinks machine 1.5-2.0 euros. Breakfast was basic with bread, pain au chocolat and mini croissant with butter, jam and coffee/tea, orange juice. There were also cereals and yoghurt. The staff were all professional and helpful with booking a tour and taxis. It is not their fault that the hotel needs refurbishing. We are not aware if we were given the worst rooms as the hotel had a large Russian party staying and was full up.

Anonymous Reviewed June 26, 2008

On arrival, later than expected, we were greeted well. First floor corridor walls were rough plastered and painted pink. Skirting boards and doors had seen better days. Some internal glass was broken or missing. The lift was very old but functioning and held 2 people. My room was very disappointing with a shabby and stained carpet, 1980s pink bathroom suite with plenty of blackened sealant and 6 inches between the WC and shower to squeeze through (no bath). All fittings were old, lightbulbs and TV remote missing, telephone didn't work to call Reception etc etc. Breakfast was typical minimal continental but I wasn't expecting anything else. I read another review mentioning 'ladies of the night' outside the Hotel entrance and can confirm that this is the case in the evenings, however one was not a lady (on 2nd glance). No problems were caused. The hotel staff were helpful and challenged by being full up with guests. I recommend that the hotel is removed from your books until it has been refurbished. It is however a few yards from the sea and restaurants etc. which is convenient.

Anonymous Reviewed May 30, 2008

The hotel is ideally situated for getting about Nice close to the very adequate local bus network.Some areas of the hotel do have a worn look about them,though it did appear that the hotel is undergoing a cosmetic upgrade.Considering that one pays for a breakfast it would be nice if there was a little more variety offered,and it would be more convenient to have tea or coffee making facilities available in the rooms instead of a dispensing machine in the reception area.However we found the hotel acceptable,and the staff at all times, most helpful and accommodating.We would certainly go back again.

Anonymous Reviewed May 18, 2008

The website stated rooms had tea/coffee facilities,hairdryers and irons/ironing boards but none of these were provided and the staff did not seem bothered when we raised the subject.

Anonymous Reviewed April 15, 2008

This hotel is awful. The tiny, dark, grubby room stank of damp carpet, had little or no hanging-space, no hot water, a sink that would not drain, and none of the in-room tea/coffee making facilities advertised. A group of prostitutes touted passing drivers from the front step of the hotel from about 9 p.m. each night. We moved out after one night having telephoned Easyhotels, and were assured that we would receive a refund for the remaining four nights.We did complain to the hotel management first, but their replies were unsatisfactory. The alternative hotel was clean, bright and the same price.


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