Hotel Alizé

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Address: 29 Rue Bivouac Napoléon, Cannes, 06400, France

Star rating:

4.5

Budget in price, spruce in style.

I stayed here recently for the first time - but it won't be the last, especially not in these financially-straitened times. For a budget hotel, the Alizé is remarkably well cared for, clean-cut and mildly contemporary. But the clincher is the welcome. Marie-Françoise Peterlongo is the lady who greets you. She's handsome, utterly charming and, having been around the Cannes hotel trade for some years, fascinating to talk to.

Location
4.6
90%
Eating/drinking
4.3
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.6
90%
Value for money
4.6
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
n/a
90%

Location

The Alizé is so central, you could paint a bullseye on it. One block back from the Croisette and Palais des Festivals, two minutes from the port, five from the Suquet old town district ... it's ideal. Rue Bivouac Napoléon is a small commercial street. It's roughly where Bonaparte and his men camped on their first night back on the mainland, after escaping exile on Elba. (Hence the street name.) Thus started the famous Hundred Days - which ended at Waterloo

Bedrooms

The rooms are small - of course (look at the price!) - but bright, quite recently re-done in modern tones (black, white, grey) and equipped with flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms are clear and clean as you like. Overall, there's everything you need and nothing you don't. The beds are comfortable even if you're over 6-feet (like me) or difficult to please on the subject (my wife). The impression is of a place which cares ... even (especially) if guests aren't paying a fortune.

Public areas

None to speak of. Then again, there generally aren't in two-star establishments.

Eating and drinking

Breakfast only - but it's a very acceptable continental affair, served in a comfortable little breakfast room.

Leisure facilities

None, but the free Croisette beach - immediately east of the Palais des Festivals - is two minutes walk away.

Service

Warm, smiling and very helpful.

Who stays there

Pretty much anyone who expects proper service even if he or she is staying on a budget. This category includes the less showy sort business people, wiser tourists of all ages and happy families.

Price advice

Off season doubles from €67.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • First-time travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss

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