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Reviews: Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

Hotel Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée.
Room Type Suite with view
Loyalty Program Status Diamond
To the point A description of a stay in a suite with sea view as a Hyatt Diamond member at the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée.

During the holiday season, I stayed with my family at the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée. Here is my review of this one with lots of pictures.

Reviews: Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

Before entering the heart of the matter, a small explanation on the choice of this hotel. I am a regular at Starwood and Marriott hotels, and should have preferred to stay at the Meridien Nice (Marriott Bonvoy) or the Boscolo Exedra (Marriott Bonvoy), especially since thanks to my Platinum card from American Express I hold Gold status in both programs which offers me many advantages.

However, the number of points required was rather high compared to the rather reasonable room rates (around CA$150 per night), as my stay was just before the Christmas vacation rush. And I had long dreamed of staying in this 5-star hotel on the French Riviera.

To tell you the truth, at the beginning of 2016, I took advantage of a status match from the Hyatt hotel group by obtaining the
Diamond status
Diamond status, which is the highest status within the Hyatt Gold Passport loyalty program.

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Benefits of Hyatt Diamond Status

The two advantages that make the difference are:

  • 4 guaranteed suite upgrades per year
  • Free breakfasts

As I had not taken advantage of the upgrades during the year, and as they expire next February, this was a unique opportunity to take advantage of them, especially since suites were available on my dates at the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée.

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Hyatt Diamond Suite Upgrade

To receive your upgrade, simply call Hyatt Guest Services, book a room at the lowest possible prime rate, and apply your upgrade “credit.

Our stay at the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

The Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée is ideally located on the Promenade des Anglais. You are indeed located in front of the beach, and in the heart of the city of Nice with all the activities accessible on foot (Old Nice, downtown and its shops, pedestrian way and its restaurants, bus lines serving the port and the airport).

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Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

Being from Nice, this is a facade that I used to see throughout my childhood on my way to the beach. The old building that stood there has been completely destroyed, but the facade has been preserved. The hotel and casino are perfectly integrated behind this one.

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The façade from the Promenade des Anglais

In front of the hotel, the Lido beach was very busy in mid-December.

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The beach in front of the hotel

Once in the lobby of the hotel, a majestic Christmas tree took place.

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Christmas tree – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

Check-in is on the left, with a counter reserved for Hyatt Gold and Diamond members. The receptionists are all bilingual or trilingual.

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Elevator lobby – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

After the formalities, we are accompanied to our suite of more than 100 m2, on the sixth floor of the hotel, facing the sea. The corridors give the impression of being on a cruise ship.

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Room corridors – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Room – Suite – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Room – Suite – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Room – Suite – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Dressing room – Suite – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

What to satisfy Madam and give ideas for future arrangements…

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Dressing room – Suite – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

The living room communicates with the bedroom and the terrace, and is divided into two parts: the dining room.

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Lounge – Suite – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

And the lounge area with sofa and armchairs.

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Lounge – Suite – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Lounge – Suite – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Lounge – Suite – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

Our suite is located behind the alcoves of the facade of the Palais de la Méditerranée.

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Lounge – Suite – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

The terrace of our suite has a view on the interior of the hotel and its pool.

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Terrace – Suite – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Swimming pool – Suite – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

But also on the Promenade des Anglais.

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Terrace – Suite – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

The bathroom is very spacious and luxurious with separate bath and shower and 2 sinks.

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Bathroom – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Bathroom – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Bathroom – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

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Bathroom – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Bathroom – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Bathroom – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

Our daughter was not forgotten with a bathrobe and slippers, as well as toiletries for children.

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Bathroom – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

As a welcome gift, we had a bottle of red wine and a bag of Socca chips – a speciality of Nice that I invite you to discover if you come to Nice! As this was a special occasion for a birthday, the hotel offered us a strawberry cake.

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Welcome gift – Suite – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

In the evening, we enjoyed two complimentary cocktails at the bar (worth 18 euros each), another benefit of Hyatt Diamond status!

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Bar – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Bar – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

This allowed us to take night pictures of the terrace and the pool.

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Terrace – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Terrace – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Terrace – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

As you can see, the heated pool is both outdoor AND indoor. Ingenious!

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Terrace – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

The first morning, we asked for breakfast in our room.

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Lunch in room – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

A great way to enjoy the view while having lunch!

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Lunch in room – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

The next day, we enjoyed the buffet – and what a buffet! – to have our breakfast. I must admit that this is certainly THE best buffet I have ever tasted. Absolutely nothing is missing! Find out more.

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Lunch at the buffet – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Lunch at the buffet – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Lunch at the buffet – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Lunch at the buffet – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Lunch at the buffet – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Lunch at the buffet – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Lunch at the buffet – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Lunch at the buffet – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Lunch at the buffet – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Lunch at the buffet – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Lunch at the buffet – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Lunch at the buffet – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Lunch at the buffet – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

A real meal to get you through the day!

In season, you can also enjoy it on the outdoor terrace.

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Daytime terrace – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Daytime terrace – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Daytime terrace – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Daytime terrace – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Indoor pool – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Daytime terrace – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Daytime terrace – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
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Daytime terrace – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

In addition to the pool, there is also a sauna and steam room, as well as a gym.

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Gym – Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

Bottom line

This was an excellent stay at the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée. It is a true 5 star hotel where you can enjoy excellent services throughout your trip to Nice. All the staff is attentive and attentive to your needs. In particular Aurélie H. , Executive Assistant, who made sure that our stay went perfectly.

So much so that we made a second stay at the end of our trip in France before heading back to Montreal. We again used an upgrade and this time got a suite on the 8th floor with a huge terrace and sea view. Judge for yourself (click for high resolution photo):

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Panoramic photo from our suite at the Palais de la Méditerranée
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