We a traveling to France next spring and are considering going to the Marriott Riviera in the south of France. Has anyone been to this hotel? We would like tour French wine country. How far is this hotel from the wine regions?
The hotel is very nice and the concierge quite helpful. It's literally right across the street from Monaco. Make sure you get a seaside view (there is a stadium and construction on the other side and the rooms are smaller), even if you have to pay more. As a Platinum I won't do that at other hotels, but here I wouldn't take the chance. The restaurant has very good food and there are other nice restaurants down by the sea and in Monaco. Will you have a car? If so, you can easily tour the wine country. There are also tours, but beware -- since most leave from Nice they will only pick up if there are two or more people in Monaco or Porte de Monaco who want to go. You can visit Provençal wine towns not too far away, but I'd strongly suggest visiting the Rhône and Châteauneuf-du-Pape regions (again not TOO far). You might want to stay a few nights at the Porte de Monaco and a few more at Avignon or Arles. Enjoy! ProfChiara
I agree with Prof Chiara, this is a very nice hotel and the staff has always been very helpful and courteous when we have stayed there. If you have a car, they do have inside parking at the hotel for a fee. However, when visiting Monaco, just walk from the hotel. If you have not driven this part of France, be aware that there are 3 different roadways that one can take when traveling to the wine countries. They have the lower, middle and upper corniches (roads). The lower runs along the shore and is very slow with many traffic lights. The middle is quicker with less slowdowns and the upper is the expressway. If you go to Avignon, you should consider it as a stopover place due to the distance as it would be a full day to night trip to do it in one day. I did and it was a mistake. Leave plenty of time wherever you go and enjoy the visits. Go to the Village of Eze also. It is really neat.