BEST WESTERN Hotel Prince De Galles,  Menton 

4.0/5  - based on 587 guest reviews.
4 Avenue General De Gaulle, 06500, Menton, France - See map
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  • Multilingual staff
    Multilingual staff
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SPIRIT AND SERVICES Located immediately outside Monaco, the BEST WESTERN Hotel Prince de Galles is a hotel rich in history. Since 1865, this former barracks for the carabiniere of the princes of Monaco has welcomed lovers of the French Riviera. Located a mere stone's throw from the Palais Carnolès, the former summer residence of Prince Antonio I of Monaco, this charming hotel is managed by the Laurenti family, who provides their guests with the warmest of welcomes. Here, service goes hand in hand with availability, quality and the highest of standards. In addition to its uninterrupted view of the sea, the Italian Riviera, the Old Town of Menton and Cape Martin, the hotel benefits from the region's exceptionally mild, subtropical climate. An ideal location for those seeking rest, relaxation and well-being, it attracts the same satisfied guests year after year. 4-STAR HOTEL Upon entering the BEST WESTERN Hotel Prince de Galles, visitors are welcomed by an exceptional collection of old travel posters celebrating Menton and the French Riviera. The hotel has 63 rooms, most of which boast a balcony for guests to enjoy the warm Mediterranean sun and refreshing sea spray. All of the hotel's comfortable, well-lighted rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with Internet and satellite TV. The breakfast room, with its terrace and view overlooking the sea, allows guests to enjoy the site's exceptional beauty and mild climate from the earliest hours of the day. The terrace solarium and Mediterranean garden are an invitation to rest and relaxation. Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Hotel Prince De Galles,Menton
  • 4
    « Just in front of the sea »

    If you want to stay in Menton, this is a really good place to stay: the price versus the overall Hotel confornt and status is definitely positive. Rooms are just rifurbished and quite new. The "terrace" in front of the sea gives you a great place for a breakfast in the sun. The building is a pleasent old one. At the reception the young men was superb, really great great customer care!!! Be aware it is not in the center, it is pn the border with Roquebrune, but Mentone is small and center is easy to walk in 10 minutes

    5
    « Lovely hotel with an amazing view »

    This is a lovely hotel with an unrivalled view of the sea. The staff were very welcoming and friendly as well as maintaining a high standard of professionalism. Our room had a balcony and was cleaned and maintained to a high standard. Breakfast was very good, plentiful with lots to choose from. The train station is about a 10 minute walk with very easy access to Monaco, Nice, Cannes and San Remo and a bus stops outside the hotel which goes into the old town. I would definitely return to this hotel and do not hesitate to recommend it if you want a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

    5
    « A memorable -all too brief-stay in an excellent hotel »

    First class hotel, excellent facilities and friendly and generously helpful staff. Room was most comfortable and spacious and scrupulously maintained daily. Balcony with commanding views over the sea and along the Italian coastline. The lighter (express) breakfasts ) suited our needs perfectly and were always served in a most pleasant and polite manner. Hotel perfectly situated for access to Menton itself and public transport (buses outside the door) and Carnolès train station 10 minutes walk). A wide range of very good eating establishments close by including that of the excellent "Le petit prince" one in the hotel (though it is a separate concern) provided endless choice!

    4
    « Modern Hotel, beautiful view, far to city »

    I absolutely recommend this hotel. And i suggest to take a sea-view room, for example 304. Although the hotel is located very far from old city centre, you can get there in 30min by foot. Also the bus 18 can take you there from a stop near the hotel.

    5
    « Amazing location »

    The hotel stood out when walking along the sea front, it was very grand, but very modern inside. The room were cosy, but had everything that you needed. A fridge was in the room with complimentary soft drinks. The shower was good and spacious. We had the express breakfast every day for 6€ which consisted of 2 crossiants, orange juice, tea one coffee which was plenty. Staff were exceptional, front desk were always happy to help with a smile. Would definitely return.

    4
    « Great value, great service »

    Stayed for three nights. Good location - on the water (splurge for an ocean view, it's not that much more), 15 minute walk into central Menton and 10 minutes to the train station that'll take you anywhere along the coast. The service was excellent! The front desk staff and bartender in particular were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is extra, we spent the €13 one day and thought it was worth the money, esp. when you get to eat on the terrace overlooking the ocean. The dinner restaurant has very good food but I thought it was a little pricey for what you get. There are a lot of good reasonably priced restaurants on the waterfront a short walk into Menton. Very nice modern decor, and we had a nice sized room with a very large bed. The wifi was my only complaint - while free it was very weak. Overall I would definitely recommend this hotel, its a great value.

    5
    « Great location with reception staff who were so polite and very helfful »

    This hotel will take some beating for location and friendly staff. The hotel is situated on the front with good views of the Med. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. There is plenty of room. The mini bar has soft drinks which all included in the price. The shower is the best one I have been in with 3 showers in 1. The balcony has a table and chairs plus sun seats. You get superb views of Menton. Breakfast is served on the terrace. The restaurant on the ground floor is not part of the Hotel. We found the menu to be expensive. I would certainly come back to this Hotel. Brilliant stay

    4
    « Rooms are small, but a great location »

    Close to Monaco and the Italian border. Room was a bit small, but a great view of the Med and a balcony. An older hotel, but it had everything and a great restaurant. The desk staff was very helpful and multilingual. Price was reasonable especially considering the location.

    4
    « Good base for Monaco »

    We stayed 2 nights and took the train from Carnoles station (10 mins walk away and trains every half hour or so 2 stops into Monaco (around 12 mins journey) to explore Monaco). Our room was on the ground floor overlooking the restaurant but no noise penetrated the double glazed doors and super quiet aircon and a very comfortable bed meant a good night's sleep. Breakfast is a choice of 'express' at €6.50 for 2 croissant or pain au chocolate, orange and tea or coffee or €12.00 for the full buffet. Limited parking at the hotel so most is on street paid meter or free if in the right zone. We were there at the end of August, in the middle of holiday season and had to pay for just a few hours (€1/hour) before finding a place in the free parking zone.

    5
    « beautiful hotel and staff »

    Stayed in 2013 for one night and was so impressed we are comming back for a week this October. Restaurant is excellent and all staff are very helpful, hotel is in a good location away from the main town but a short stroll away plus you have the sea views. really looking forward to returning this October.

  • 4
    « Very good accommodation -best restaurant in Menton »

    Stayed two nights - first night ate in hotel restaurant - very good food and service. The rooms are quite spacious and air conditioned and well sound-proofed - the downside - seafront hotels have a road between them and the sea which is quite busy/noisy. When staying in Menton don't waste time looking for a good restaurant - we couldn't find one and wish we had stayed in the hotel!.

    4
    « Excellent staff »

    Every member of staff went out of their way to be helpful during our stay. The hotel is almost at the town limit so away from the main noise and has access to a smallish beach almost opposite. All soft drinks in our minibar were free and that was made clear without us having to ask. Breakfast was plentiful and eaten on the terrace at the front. Although smallish, our room was very pleasant and clean. Definitely somewhere I would go back to.

    4
    « Great location, great view! »

    We stayed in this beautiful hotel for 3 nights, we had a balcony room overlooking the ocean. It was just a short walk to have a swim, which we did often of course. The rooms have been updated and are clean and very comfortable. The staff are friendly and very helpful. It is just a short bus ride to Monaco, which is amazing. Le Petite Prince is a restaurant attached to the hotel and the chef is exceptional and our meals were delicious. The waiters are friendly and I must give a mention to Stefan who looked after us exceptionally well. We highly recommend this hotel for people who want to visit Monaco without the high price tag .

    4
    « Fantastic Stay »

    Recently spent 3 nights in this wonderful Hotel situated on the waterfront. Rooms were very clean. Reception and Breakfast staff very friendly and helpful. We had a room with balcony overlooking the sea. Great swimming directly across the road. Only a short 10 minute bus ride from Monarco and Hotel prices are nearly half the price in Menton compared to Monarco. Restaurant attached to Hotel served fantastic food and the service from staff was also fantastic. Would strongly recommend you stay at Prince De Galles without any hesitation.

    4
    « Good friendly hote »

    Great views and friendly service. Room small but clean, modern and comfortable. Hotel is located literally 10metres from the border of Roquebrune Saint Martin so a good 15 mins walk to Menton old town. Restaurant is good value but do check that booking made at reception does make its way to the restaurant. Great for motorbikes as a small private area is offered for parking off the road.

    3
    « Beautiful views »

    Having booked a superior double room we were pretty confident we would have a comfortable room but very shocked on arrival to be shown to an extremely small dark room. More like a single room with a double bed in it! However after complaining we were offered another room but at a higher price. We had to spend one night in small room then moved into larger one. The bigger room was very nice, much more spacious and a sea view. The housekeeping and staff were great. Very clean and great facilities. Just be aware that superior double room does not mean LARGE! Slightly out of town so more peaceful,the walk into town is beautiful

    5
    « Best view »

    Really love this place. Been back for many years, and always equally impressed by the location and view. Go for a sea view room with balcony. A bit expensive, but worth every euro. Its the perfect hotel to stay at if you wanna explore the French Riviera.

    5
    « jean baptiste, who works the front desk was amazing and helpful »

    this hotel is ideally located, very comfortable, we stayed in a 3rd floor room with a balcony. the front desk was very accomodating, especially jean baptiste, who is multi lingual. you won't be disappointed if you stay there. nick barthel from santa cruz.

    5
    « Very nice and affordable hotel in this region »

    The Prince de Galles is a clean and modern renovated hotel at the seafront of Menton. The rooms are small but clean and comfortable. I had a room in the 4th floor with a wonderful sea view. Despite being close to the seafront road the noise level was ok. Breakfast was good in relation to what you get elsewhere in France. The staff is very friendly and outstanding helpful! The location is good as you drive approx. 15-20mins to Monaco, about the same time it takes to walk down to the old city of Menton which is absolutely worth a visit. All in all a perfect stay!

    4
    « Friendly welcoming hotel, great restaurant »

    The hotel is on the very edge of Menton a gentle 25 minute stroll along the promenade from the town itself. The airport express bus 110 stops almost outside in both directions (the stop's name is Viking) and costs 33 euros return. Ticket vouchers can be bought online in advance but there is a ticket office at Nice airport and the price is the same. The bus driver scans the online voucher and issues a proper ticket, usually while driving along (and sorting out tickets while driving was a common feature of many of our bus trips!). As mentioned in another review there are about ten steps up to the reception area and no porters to help so make sure you can carry your cases! Reception staff are very helpful and friendly, speak good English and put up with my O level French very well. If I spoke in French they responded in French and appreciated my attempts, but they were happy to speak English if I was struggling. They always had an answer to all our queries. As a couple we booked a room for three with a balcony overlooking the sea, given the comments about small rooms, and although it was obviously more expensive it was well worthwhile with plenty of room. The third bed was folded up under the spacious and comfortable double bed so did not affect the available space. The balcony was a good size and we usually ate our breakfast there. There were three chairs, a table and two adjustable loungers. The hotel is on the sea front with a dual carriageway on the landward side and a road between the hotel and the sea (no beach by the hotel but a few rocks and pebbles below the promenade). The sea road is closed on Sundays but is quite busy during the day otherwise. It is quiet at night. Drivers are not as good as UK drivers at stopping at pedestrian crossings but someone always stops. They often seem to flash their headlights to let you know but in bright sunlight it is not always obvious. Otherwise they wave you across. The hotel restaurant is very, very good with a Michelin chef. It is not cheap but there is a daily menu of the day for around 25 euros for three courses (less for two courses with coffee, and drinks extra) and we would recommend that. Each evening there was a choice of meat, fish or vegetarian for the first two courses. When Stefan is on duty as head waiter the service is truly excellent. He was superb. Going in the opposite direction from Menton there is a nearby street with various shops including bakeries, greengrocers, a supermarket, post office, gift shops, restaurants, take-aways, and tourist information office. We bought our breakfast baguettes, fruit, delicious cakes and various other bits and pieces there. Bus trips cost 1.5 euros however far you go. Bus 100 to Nice, via Monaco, stops near the hotel and runs every 15 minutes or so. Be aware that this 'bendy bus' only has 37 seats with room for 135 standing. You'll be lucky to get a seat going towards Nice if you get on near the hotel so our advice is to catch a bus to the terminus in Menton and get on there if you want a seat. Buses often run late, but not always. The train station is slightly away from the town centre, best to get a map from the tourist information office or use Google maps to find it. Some of the trains are double deckers. There are fairly regular services to Monaco and Nice (and beyond). Plenty of places in the pedestrianised area in Menton to eat and loads of great ice cream places. A great hotel, we'll be going back.

  • 4
    « Good location, but not suitable for small children »

    Nice location (on the promenade, but not with beach area) and walking distance to restaurants & casino area (aprox 10mim walk). Close to Monaco as well (if traveling by car). We had a sea view room which was quite ok. Still, the room was very small and having the 2ys old with stroller with us (plus the additional luggage) made it quite difficult to walk within the room. Another downsize when traveling with small children (stroller users) is the (aparent) lack of any ramp/lift to get to the reception from the street (you have to carry it up the ~10 stairs). Nice staff also.

    3
    « A/c not cooling »

    Its a nice hotel but being a Diamond member I would expect a better room. Most rooms have balcony but not ours. The room we had could not be any smaller there was not Place to move around. Internet connetion very slow if working. A/c did not cool the room we had 23,8 at 8 in the morning and when putting my termometer outside the window it was the same temperature. We did have dinner at their restaurant and that was nice. The room was 194 Euro and than I expect A/c to work. Its a long walk in to Town.

    4
    « Fabulous location and amazing views »

    Four of us stayed here for 3 nights on our tour around Europe. The location right on the sea front is amazing. We booked rooms with sea views and it was great to wake up with a view of the Med. unfortunately the street outside is rather noisy otherwise we could have slept with the windows open. The rooms are quite small but adequate and very clean. We didn't eat any meals here as the choice in town is extensive and worth exploring. Secure parking was provided a short walk away. Special mention must go to the night receptionist who managed to get us a taxi to collect us from a restaurant in a nearby town. That place told us there were no taxis to get us back to our hotel and we were stuck there. Mr receptionist you came up trumps send are a star. Would I recommend Prince de Galles ?Yes I would.

    3
    « horrible breakfast ... decent room ... worth half of the stars »

    The main point is that you cannot serve a breakfast like that and get 4 starts Eggs for example are heated up from pre-cooked, so the colour of the scrambled egg is very flat and the taste is absolutely nothing. I had a room without a balcony for the same price of room with a balcony (?). The space is ok but the main problem is that road with the many cars passing up to late in the night. Finally, a good internet connectio? no way, I could use it abotu 20 mins for my entire stay (5 nights)

    5
    « A lovely little hotel »

    My colleague and I stayed in the Hotel Price de Galles for three nights. Our ocean-facing rooms were on the small side (which is often the case in France), but well appointed, clean and comfortable, and it was so wonderful that we could sleep with the balcony doors open, listening to the ocean. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and perfectly at ease speaking English. The centre of Menton is a good 20 minute walk from the hotel, but it's a pleasant walk along the water front, so no complaints. We found some good restaurants, but our favourite was Cote Sud. The railway station is very close (about a 10 minute walk) and the trains only take about 10 minutes to get you into Monaco. So this is a good location for those visiting the Principality. We liked this hotel very much and would stay again.

    4
    « Smart comfortable hotel »

    Friendly service from this hotel. The room (street and hill view) was large and spacious with a very nice bathroom. We had been travelling and moving a lot and the weather was less than brilliant so the room and hotel worked out perfectly. The location wasn't at the heart of Menton, but that wasn't an issue. It was 20 minute walk from Menton railway station on one side and 10 minutes to the other station of the town. Amenities great. The breakfast was also good, if a little expensive. But it is the riviera! Overall, a good place of relaxing.

    4
    « Great hotel & restaurant in Menton »

    Great location a short walk from city centre & shops/cafes. Awesome view of the ocean. Functional rooms. Paid extra for a balcony and, although we didn't sit outside, it was lovely having the doors open and the breeze coming in. Excellent restaurant and very good buffet breakfast. Recommended!

    4
    « Menton »

    We had a room with a beautiful lake view. Our room was very clean and nice. Price was heigher than other Best Western hotels, which I was used to. However the clean and modern room made me fill good about the stay. Hotel was close to bus station. With Bus#100 we could drive for 1.5 Euro to Mnote Carlo, which is a must to see if you are in that area. The downside was the weak WiFi.

    5
    « Comfortable beach hotel »

    Very welcoming and helpful front desk staff. Our room overlooked the sea. It was small and rather spartan, but clean, functional and comfortable (for UK readers think Premier Inn). My only complaint was the internet. It was pathetic in the room and so I had to go to the lobby if I wanted to use it seriously. The hotel is at the end of the Menton beach so a long walk from the better Menton restaurants. However one surprise is that the hotel restaurant (Le Petit Prince) is excellent and we had one of the best meals of our trip there. The website say free parking but this is only partially true. The hotel has half a dozen free places and it is sometime possible to park for free on the street, but many guests opted for secure parking at €5 per night. I know this because I spent a lot of time in the lobby using the internet! The is a good quality reasonably priced hotel best suited to a short stay of 2-3 days.

    5
    « Excellent in every way »

    Hotel is clean and well organized. Staff are polite and very helpful. Recommend booking room with sea view. Beautiful and restful. Location is perfect, convenient for beach and town. Highly recommended.

  • 3
    « Can't see Charles and Camilla staying here! »

    Great start to our visit as young man, Jean Baptiste, on reception booked us in early and explained all facilities etc. of hotel in chirpy style. We paid an outrageous €160 on our first night as they had hiked the prices, (due to some tennis tournament in Monaco), for a very small room, sparsely decorated, no mini bar, dreadful "GLORIA" condensed milk for your tea and appallingly slow Wi Fi in the bedroom. We paid less for the second night, (tennis was over), but overall, not what I would expect from a 4 star hotel. I think the introduction of a 5 star category in France has opened up a void and traditional 3 star hotels are now filling this. What really annoyed me? It was pouring with rain on our second day, I asked a bearded man on reception if they had hotel umbrellas and he told me to go to a cupboard, (did not get off his chair!), and when I took a brolly was told to put it back and to only take a mega cheap brolly in silver colour, I took two for us went to go outside and was asked my room number to make sure I returned these valuable objects!! Opened them up and one was broken, what a joke for a 4 star hotel that is not a 4 star hotel!! Also, told reception that the chambermaid had forgotten to put our complimentary bottles of water in the room only to be told you only get a complimentary bottle of water on your first night, what a joke. If I was you I would book nights individually, (it costs no more), have a newly serviced room every day, (that costs them too), and you get a cheap bottle of water for free, yippee. I know this sounds OTT but come on, why are they so silly? The hotel is on the edge of town so a LONG, and I mean long, walk to centre ville and restos etc. As a final note, all hotels in Menton hate the online booking sites but fail to realise we would have not booked this hotel without the ease of an online booking site that gave me the best price. In fact I am a fidelity cardholder of the Best Western group and booking through their official site was a lot more expensive than Booking.com, that is crazy. If not for Jean Baptiste it would have been 2 stars.

    3
    « Might be ok for holidays - a no-go for business »

    Double bed room was clean and fairly modern. TV was working one day (not the second one) - wifi also rather on/off which is really annoying. Bed very small (about 70 cm, it feels). Breakfast fairly standard - not much bio or alternative, but fills your belly... Car parking either on the street (if you are lucky) or in a (badly) protected enclosure about 100 m away. Staff has been too junior and little experienced (night staff, I guess) Personally I would look for alternatives...

    4
    « Nice, new and very clean »

    We stayed here just for one night but the room was really nice, clean and newly renovated. Wi- fi works and in the room there is a teapot with soluble coffee and tea and also a couple of water bottle as a welcome gift. There is a bar fridge in the room but is empty. The room is a bit small and there is moquette that I don't like so much. Breakfast cost 12.50 € p/person. Maybe a little too much. In front of the hotel is possible to park, there are few parkings reserved for the hotel but if they are occupied you have to pay.

    5
    « Fell in love with Menton after staying here »

    Everytime I look at this picture (that was our balcony), it takes me back to our fantastic stay at this hotel. Sunrises and sunsets are spectacular. We enjoyed their great breakfasts and could also order room service to enjoy on our balcony. Staff are warm and friendly, very helpful in assisting us to get around town. Bus stop to Monaco right across the street. They have renovated the rooms since I was there but from the pictures, it still looks great. North Americans have to remember that room sizes in Europe are much smaller than ours. If you remember that, you won't be disappointed. Love the elevator ride. Since my 1st stay, I've been back 4 times to Menton. Would always recommend this hotel for people to stay.

    5
    « An excellent hotel! »

    It is difficult to speak too highly of this hotel. I have now stayed there twice, most recently for nearly three weeks. The setting is sublime, the facilities impeccable and nothing is too much trouble for the team.

    5
    « cozy bu very nice »

    we only stayed here one night as were passinfg through..we had a room with a queen size bed...the room was a bit snug but very well presented and the staff were vey heplfull and friendly...we're a bit tight with our money..so we got a deal on the room from one of those sites and decided not to pay for the breakfast but pop back into monaco early morning and make our own

    4
    « Best Beach Break »

    I had a girls week here with my mom in August 2015. We booked a seaview room and it was really spectacular. The rooms are very small and the bathrooms are minimal, but this was a beach break so I didn't really care. You are a bit of a walk away from the center of town, but there is a small beach right in front of the hotel that I definitely preferred. It was much quieter and laid back. It was also a minute dash over the road to the hotel in case you forgot anything. The staff were really friendly and helpful, and gave us a lot of helpful info about the area when checking-in. Wasn't too much in terms of breakfast or bar, but again we preferred to spend these times in town so this wasn't a problem for us and we didn't check out the hotel restaurant so that may have made the difference. Already booked for next year!

    4
    « Nice stay with views of the Cote D' Azur »

    We stayed in the Prince de Galles in July. Our room was nice and the bathroom is spacious, well fitted out and very clean. The staff at the hotel are friendly and very helpful. Breakfast was good and the staff was accommodating and attentive. We ate at the restaurant in the garden one of the evenings we were there and the food was good and the menu had plenty of choice. The town centre is approximately a 2 km walk along the beachfront where you can discover lots of small shops and restaurants. In the evenings this is a pleasant walk and is great for building up your appetite. The location is also handy if you want to do a day trip to Monaco, you can drive there or catch the train from the Gare' De Menton which is approximately 1.5km from the hotel according to google maps. Parking seemed to be a bit of a lottery, there is free parking at the front of the hotel which is limited so sometimes we had to park around the corner at using paid street parking . We enjoyed our time at the Prince de Galles.

    5
    « Pleasant surprise »

    We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in December and it was a pleasant stay as we did not expected the to have the service from a 3* hotel. The location is really good within Menton and has access to the beach and sea front with plenty restaurants, shops, markets, public transport within walking distance including the train where you can hop in and go to Nice or Monaco. Menton is located about 20 minutes by car from Monaco and about 35 from Nice so is a good base if you want to visit this places without spending all your money in Monaco. The hotel rooms where clean, well renovated and they supplied with all the toiletries, our room had a really nice balcony with sea view where we had our breakfast enjoying the view. Overall I give top score to this hotel because is a very good standard (better than many 4*hotels) to be a 3* and has good location so it is very good value for money.

    5
    « What's not to like? »

    Are you kidding? What more could you ask for? A nice hotel right on the water with a view of the sea right out your window. Excellent free wifi and breakfast. Clean updated room and very helpful and pleasant staff who really seem to enjoy their work. I booked two nights through Best Westerns web site which included breakfast and I think it was around $85 a night. A very good deal I thought. Wife loved it here as well. That's always a good thing :-) Also, was able to park for free right out in front of the hotel.

  • 5
    « Great sunrise wow! »

    Sea view rooms a must to appreciate the sunrise. Really enjoyed stay about a mile Walk to old town. Just right for a promenade walk. Very friendly team pre booked parking but found it wasn't needed in November.

    4
    « Perfectly Satisfactory »

    A good room, in a good location, with good staff, good parking, good free wifi, and good breakfast. Great view from seaside room with small balcony. You can cross the street and swim, not a great beach but nice for an early morning dip. Everything was nearly flawlessly good, just not fantastic, and exceeded expectations. Would definitely stay again.

    2
    « If you want your hotel room breaking into then this is the hotel for you »

    woke up at 3 am to find a man on our 2nd floor balcony,managed to scare him off,called night porter who was running around with a baseball bat in his hand.Problem is ,is that the fire escape goes out onto the street and gives access to the balconiesA foreseeable risk.Must be a problem as police have increased patrols to this hotel.Have informed hotel manager but limited response,a bit head in the sand. I would seriously advise people to think before going here ,they have a problem,shame hotels not bad

    5
    « Pleasant surprise »

    We found the hotel to exceed our expectations. Everything was well appointed and the staff was extremly friendly and helpful. The hotel is just accross the road from the sea and the bus 110 from the airport droped us just meters away, which made the car absolutely not necessary for a short stay such as ours (especially that there were a lot of things to do and see within walking distance). For a longer stay, a car is advisable as the public transport is sometimes erratic to some of the interesting nearby towns. WiFi could be better, but it was free, at least. We had booked last minute a standard room with a mountain view, but we got a free upgrade, to a larger mountain view room. I would definitely go back again, but would book a sea view room as the view is just amazing (and the mountain view room is actually a room overlooking a busy back street).

    5
    « Lovely hotel with very helpful staff »

    We stayed here for 3 nights in September and had a wonderful time. We had a sea view room with balcony. The room was modern and clean at all times and although it was on the seafront, we could not hear the traffic at night. Lovely buffet breakfast and the staff could not have been more helpful. We would definitely stay there again.

    4
    « Menton - July 2015 »

    Great hotel, great location, all round excellent. We stayed in Menton as the cheaper alternative to Monte Carlo - being at the eastern end of Menton it was was a very quick trip into the principality. The hotel was right on the sea front so it was just a quick walk across the road onto the beach. The resort and hotel had an old world feeling that just added to the stay. It was a good walk up to the town centre - approx 15 mins - but was worth it to go to the restaurants either side of the casino. There was a good range of shops in the town so it is worth a look around. The hotel was very clean but from an English persons perspective there was no kettle in the room, but the bar staff were more than happy to fill up a flask to make a cup of tea in the room.

    4
    « Wonderful hotel. »

    Wonderful hotel, directly on the coast of the beautiful town menton. The rooms are not soo big but they are very beautiful. The employes are all really friendly and there is free wifi in the whole hotel area. The restaurant is also very good!

    4
    « Lovely place with excellent staff »

    We stayed here for two nights and were very impressed with everything including the staff, who could not be more helpful. Our only niggle was it it was slightly out of town but still a lovely walk along the promenade.

    4
    « Little Monaco »

    Prince de Galles is delightfully situated on the shores of the Mediterranean close to the Italian border. Reception and all staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were very clean and good value for money. The balcony overlooking the beach was a little small but the view was fantastic, covering the whole of the shore line around the bay. Restaurant associated with the hotel was very good and at time very busy, definitely recommend booking not to be disappointed

    4
    « Surprisingly nice rooms »

    I did not have high expectations for this hotel and did not read any reviews prior to booking. I was surprised by how nice and spacious our room was and would recommend this hotel for an affordable stay in the area.

  • 5
    « Great Summer Holiday »

    Really lovely staff, great service, room comfortable and very clean with crisp modern decor. Breakfast excellent; views wonderful. Location unbeatable for sunshine and access to sea (10yards) and town (half mile).

    5
    « My stay for 1 week from 11th August »

    After an exhausting train journey from London( my son doesn't fly ) we arrived late evening and were greeted by a very grumpy middle aged man at reception who quickly dismissed our request that the dining area was still open.First impressions are so important.Replace him with the charming day time staff who were excellent.

    4
    « Excellent stay »

    We stayed at this hotel for one night as part of a road trip and spent the whole time saying we wish we had booked for 2 nights. It all seemed recently refurbished. We arrived very early but they were able to give us one of our rooms as we had two booked and also upgraded that room to one with a balcony facing the sea which was perfect. We spent most of our evening sat there enjoying the view. The rooms were nice, very clean and modern. Its very easy to get public transport in to Monte Carlo. The bus stop was close but we chose to walk along he sea front (which was stunning) to the train station which was a fair 20 minutes but with lovely surroundings. The staff were so helpful during our stay and the wifi was great. If I return to Menton I will definitely be staying here and I would recommend it to anyone.

    5
    « Very nice hotel ! »

    Very nice hotel located close to the sea. Clean and new rooms, a little small but functional. Very nice staff, gave me a towel for the beach. Free wifi. A very relaxing place where you see only smiling faces, felt almost like on holidays even if this was a business trip !

    3
    « Decent but mediocre »

    We imagined the former summer residence of Prince Antonio I of Monaco to be somewhat grander so were slightly disappointed when we arrived. Our room was decent and clean but extremely small and lacked character. The hotel is not too far from the main train station and slightly out of the bustle of the old town where most of the restaurants and shops are. It is a nice walk to town, approx. 30 minutes with beach-side bars and restaurants about 10-15 minutes away, otherwise there is a bus. The bus to Nice airport stops across the road from the hotel which was very convenient. There are some nice (but pebbled) beaches directly across the road from the hotel and others within walking distance.

    2
    « Don't accept Room 409! »

    Single mom traveling with two kids and booked an ocean view room with private balcony for 3 people several months in advance for a week in late June. My request for an upper floor, quiet room was not honored and instead we were put in a room right off the lobby overlooking the outdoor dining and lounge area with a view of the sea beyond somewhat obstructed by a large palm tree. After seeing the room I asked to be moved to another room but was told they were fully booked. Not sure when those guests made their reservations, but apparently more than 4 months in advance isn't sufficient. The room had not been renovated and in addition to being quite dated, was rather small. It was also very noisy due partially to the close proximity to the street but also to the even closer diners just a few feet away as well as the hotel staff who moved tables and chairs constantly and talked loudly near our room from early in the morning to late at night. Then there was the total lack of privacy from our balcony which could only be enjoyed for the few hours when there weren't people in the restaurant or outdoor lounge area staring right at you. My other complaints had to do with the less than helpful down to outright hateful staff (with the exception of Jean Baptiste!) as well as the distance from town and all of the restaurants and shops. I have mobility issues and when told upon our late evening check-in to just walk a few minutes toward town for something to eat, didn't return to the hotel for more than an hour - and without any food. Fortunately for my daughter I had a Cliff bar hiding in my shoulder bag, although why the lobby bartender didn't share the limited lobby bar menu with me at the outset was a mystery. Another good thing is that Voltaren pain gel for my painful and swollen knees is sold over the counter in France! As for the hotel, on the positive side, it is only about a 15 minute walk to the Carnoles train station so as long as the trains aren't on strike (which they were while we were there) you can use the train to travel to other places along both the French and Italian Riviera - which we did after the strike was over - and I highly recommend! However, I would not stay at this hotel again given the attitude of the hotel staff and the disappointing experience we had overall with the room and the distance from the main part of town and beaches.

    4
    « Room with a view »

    Choose this hotel especially for the balcony and sea view. Lovely Hotel , Room very small. Comfortable, so adequate. There was lots of free car parking around the Hotel. Quite a walk to the town centre . Tea tray available for your room but items were not replenished neither was the water . Some good restaurants locally but again quite a walk. Found a great bar that did a happy hour which came with a delicious plate of meat , cheese and bread.

    5
    « What a Deal! »

    While traveling in France in October, 2014, we were fortunate enough to spend three nights on the French Riviera at the Best Western Hotel Prince De Galles in Menton, France, where the Maritime Alps come right down to the sea. We had a room with a balcony with a 180 degree view overlooking, and across the street from, the Mediterranean for about $160 a night, amazing. From check-in through checkout, the staff was friendly and helpful. It appeared that the entire hotel had recently been updated. As a result, our room was very modern, comfortable, well equipped (a safe, refrigerator, and free Wi-Fi), and efficiently organized (especially the ensuite bathroom). The insulated glass doors to our balcony allowed us to enjoy the view while effectively masking the street noise from below. And, the room a/c allowed us to really be comfortable with the unseasonably warm weather we had. The "mini express" continental breakfast of juice, two fresh pastries, and a pot of coffee, all for about $8, was a great way to start the day. Fresh squeezed juice would have made it perfect. And, the free, park-it-yourself parking right outside the hotel was a huge feature, even with the musical chairs aspect of finding a space sometimes. With it's proximity to incredibly picturesque coastal villages like Sainte-Agnes, the glitz of Monte Carlo and Monaco, and the two star Michelin restaurant Mirazur, the hotel's location is ideal for experiencing the French Riviera, as well as neighboring Italy. All in all, we would stay here again in a heartbeat.

    3
    « nice hotel »

    A nice hotel, the only drawback was the room was too hot to sleep comfortably. Nice staff and location. The breakfast was very good. They offer free parking which was what I needed. You can walk out the back of hotel and cross the street and you are on next to the water. Enjoyed walking along the water.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: N7 Take the Menton direction ·From: Highway A8 Take the Menton exit, go straight away untill the Casino, turn right and take the street along the sea, one kilometer to the BEST WESTERN Hotel Prince de Galles.