If you’re after the perfect hotel for a weekend break in Nice, look no further.

The Radisson Blu, Nice has you covered.

Why Go?

The perfect spot in Nice with easy access to the airport (10mins), private and public beaches and a short ride into the centre (10mins). Ideal for romantic stays, visits with friends or short business trips – at the Radisson Blu, Nice there is something for everyone.

Recently renovated with touches of the Azure throughout the palette of light and dark blues not only compliment each other perfectly but leave you feeling calm and relaxed.

Radisson Blu, Nice

Radisson Blu, Nice: The Rooms

The best bit of the room is the sea-view – the entire front, filled with glass from top to bottom, side to side. The sliding doors lead on to a decent sized balcony terrace with a table and two chairs (also perfect to dry off those wet swimming clothes). At the risk of sounding a bit predictable it was all very Hockney-esque and incredibly lovely. And, should you find yourself up in the early hours of the morning for a toilet stop, be sure to head out and take a snap of the early morning dusk. A real Insta-moment,: a sweeping snapshot of the whole of Nice Bay: palm trees, azure blue sea and the twilight workers setting up the sun beds on the beach front.

There are of course, city facing rooms that are ideal for the short stay business traveler – so make sure you know whether you want sea view or not at time of booking.

Radisson Blu, Nice

Radisson Blu, Nice: The Food

Make sure you visit the Régence Plage restaurant. Get out of the midday sun and head to the beach front for some delicious Mediterranean dishes. The tomato and Burrata salad with homemade pesto to share for starters is a must-try – delicate and light, you feel like its doing you some good. Swash down with yet another glass of Provence and finish with the grilled fish of the day which is ceremoniously filleted at your table.

The rooftop restaurant ‘Called’ offers wonderful views of the coast at night, with fabulous service and fine but affordable dining. Try the prawn risotto or beef steak and why not end with a glass of champagne.  A very refined-looking lemon meringue is the perfect (and tasty) way to end the meal. Dinner for two with drinks will set you back around 90 euros.

Radisson Blu, Nice: The Location

The location is slightly nearer the airport end of the bay (approx. 15 minutes by car which is great when arriving and leaving your stay). The historic and cultural hustle and bustle of the centre is a 20 minute bus ride, 50 minute walk or 10 minutes by car/cab – buses cost €1.50 each ride (with saver options available from tram stops). You can find these a few steps from the hotel in either direction. The hotel’s 24-hour concierge will be able to help you with bus numbers and timetables (although these are clearly signposted at each stop) – also available on Google maps.

Radisson Blu, Nice

Radisson Blu, Nice: Don’t Miss

Make sure you schedule plent of time to spend on the rooftop. Those that have stayed in the Cote D’Azur before will know swimming pools are quite a rarity in most of the destination hotels. Relax the afternoon away with a good book as you subconsciously note the regularity of private jets dipping in and out of the nearby airport. The stunning pool is flanked by around 30 beds, is the perfect sun trap to soak up the vitamin D and the well stocked bar and very helpful waiters are more than happy to whip up and Aperol spritz (or three) and bring them pool-side.

The Need To Know

Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice

Address: Promenade des Anglais, 223 F-06200 Nice France

Price: From £110 a night

Check-in: 15:00 pm

Check-out: 11:00 am

Rooms: 331

Pool: Yes (and private beach)

Gym: Yes

Spa: Yes (Sauna, Hammam)

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