Of the ten years that my husband and I have been traveling together, there has never been a perfect hotel accommodation for us, as far as I’m concerned. And that is staying at only five and four star hotels, depending on what is available at our destination.
On this trip at the French Riviera, my first choice of hotel was Hotel Negresco. Sad to say that the hotel has been undergoing major renovation since January this year and it is slated to reopen on June 30, 2010. Thus, I had to settle with the next best hotel in town (Nice): Palais de la Mediterranee.
Okay, I admit that I’m a clean and a neat freak, and I’m very particular with a lot of things. And that is the reason why I aim for the best accommodation that our money could buy whenever we travel. Cleanliness is of utmost importance to us, and I can easily sense even the slightest hint of dust. My fingers travel (lol).
While the hotel is well appointed, there are still some flaws. Yes, it was nice to see Annick Goutal toiletries, nice slippers and bathrobes, awesome sheets and towels, but housekeeping is not still at par. The nightly turn-down service was a nice touch. Since, it’s the guests’ option if sheets and towels are to be replaced everyday, how crazy am I not to avail of that. With the exorbitant hotel rates, crisp sheets and towels everyday is a tall order.
Our room is equipped with a separate shower and tub.
The toilet is altogether on a separate room. But how crazy it is that there is no lavatory! You have to head on to the bathroom next door to wash your hands.
This is a nice add-on in the toilet area, but it’s useless for us.