4 star - a stone's throw from the beach
Posted Jul 20, 2016
The hotel Victoria is set on the seafront in Roquebrune. Book a sea view room front, it's worth it The hotel has been recently refurbished and the guestrooms all have a similar theme, blue and white colour scheme and various artist references. The bathroom is spacious and featured the most amazing waterfall shower . The bed was generous and amazingly for France it was comfortable .
The main thing about this hotel has its location, it is literally just a stones throw from the beach, but I use the word reservedly because the beaches here are made of very large stones. There is a bus stop directly outside the hotel which will take you two and from Nice airport. You can also get buses to Monaco and if you don't fancy walking, to Menton.
The hotel offers parking at 15 euros per night - you need to book!
There is a complimentary minibar, a nice touch, offering a range of soft drinks. The hotel also has deckchairs for the beach.
Two disappointments: no pool. I knew this when I booked but didn't know how pebbly the beach is. There was also an invasion of jellyfish when we were there and therefore swimming was out f the question. Secondly, breakfast. It was clearly a surprise that guests might need glasses, cups, plates etc. It is a buffet breakfast, limited in choice and imagination. The only thing creative is the price of 14 euros. Don't let this put you off the hotel, it is a work in progress clearly, and there are other local options available.