Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
Slap bang on the most recognisable French Riviera sight, the Promenade des Anglais. The Palais lords it over this five-star hotel strip with Nice’s endless beach right on the doorstep.
The Palais de la Méditerranée started life in the 1920s as a casino and 1,000-room theatre where the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Maurice Chevalier would play. Even the iconic hotel façade is a listed monument and could not be changed for the hotel’s grand reopening in 2004.
The coffee and tea making facilities, domestic BBC channels and fluffy robes represent Hyatt’s top tier of hotel. But standard rooms won’t set pulses raising. The smallest Queen rooms overlook the courtyard, while King rooms are a bit larger and boast private terraces.