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"During my stay in Nice, I had the pleasure of staying at Hotel Le Negresco, which overlooks the beach and the Promenade des Anglais. I was pleased to find that free Wifi access was provided throughout the hotel, and there was even an on-site fitness center for me to use during my stay. My individually decorated room at Hotel Le Negresco featured period furniture and air conditioning, as well as a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Each morning, I enjoyed a fresh buffet breakfast in La Rotonde restaurant. In addition, I indulged in snacks and drinks in the British-style bar, and even treated myself to a gourmet meal at the Michelin star Le Chantecler restaurant. While staying at Hotel Le Negresco, I also had access to a private beach area, though at an extra cost. It was well worth it, as the beach was beautiful and provided a great place to relax and soak up the sun. If I wanted to explore the city, I could take a 15-minute walk to Nice’s Old Town and Nice-Ville Train Station. Additionally, Nice Côte d'Azur Airport was just 5 km from the hotel, and a private limousine shuttle service was available for guests for a surcharge upon request. I was pleased to find that private parking was also available on site."
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"Henri Negresco, born Alexandru Negrescu,[4] was the son of an innkeeper. He was educated and worked as a confectioner at the luxurious Casa Capșa in Bucharest, Romania, left home at the age of 25 (earlier sources mentioned 15, but it is not really possible, he finished the military service in Romania and there is at least one photo with him in Bucharest at older age) going first to Paris then to the French Riviera where he became very successful. As director of the Municipal Casino in Nice, he had the idea to build a sumptuous hotel of quality that would attract the wealthiest of clients. After arranging the financing, he hired the great architect of the "café society" Édouard-Jean Niermans to design the hotel and its now famous pink dome. Over the years, the hotel had its ups and downs, and in 1957, it was sold to the Augier family. Madame Jeanne Augier [fr] reinvigorated the hotel with luxurious decorations and furnishings, including an outstanding art collection and rooms with mink bedspreads. She also popularised it with celebrities; Elton John featured it in the video for his song "I'm Still Standing", and she told Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, that purchasing it would be beyond his means."
"€€€ An iconic gem in Nice that you can't miss along the Promenade. This is the charming jewel of the French Rivieria with superb views from your room. The price is even more fascinating going for more than $2000 per night. This is no doubt a beautiful place with prices to match that quality. For the Seaview, book the "Deluxe Double Room with Sea View""

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