Wednesday 15 May 2013

Hotel Kyriad Nice Port, Place du Pin, Nice

Housed in an incongruous modern building in a historic Nice neighbourhood, the Hotel Kyriad Nice Port seems to be trying to keep capital costs to a minimum. The small rooms are kitted out with poor quality fixtures and fittings. There is barely enough room in the wardrobe for a few days' clothes, while the small en-suite bathroom, with a circular shower, is tired and functional. There is no iron, but there is a flat screen TV. The free Wi-Fi works well enough, but the PIN-operated safes can be flaky and you might have to ask for a key from reception. In a seventh-floor room, you can open the small window and you might get a view over the rooftops of Nice to the hills beyond. At night, the regular roar of mopeds means you will want to shut the window and turn on the chugging air conditioning.  Still, the  buffet breakfast is okay. It includes a decent fruit salad, sausages, bacon, bread, croissants, yoghurts and you can squeeze your own orange juice. Unfortunately, the machine coffee is lame and the Wi-Fi doesn't seem to work very well in the breakfast room. 5/10