Unique Sleeps: Amazing hotels hand picked by Expedia Experts. Boscolo Exedra, Nice France
It’s all white at the Boscolo Exedra. No really, the place is about 85% white. It certainly makes a design statement; one that could very easily go wrong and seem too clinical or space age but, for the most part, I think they’ve nailed it.
The beautiful Belle Epoque style of the hotel’s exterior, situated in a leafy quiet street an easy 10-minute walk from the busier tourist areas of Nice, France, is very impressive. It’s when you get inside though that the magic, thanks to a large scale renovation in 2008, starts to happen.
The lobby is by far the most impressive space in the hotel. Sun streams through the glass roof onto white walls, a white floor, white chairs, upholstered with fuchsia and pink florals and a crazy amount of fresh flowers. The large modern ceiling light, looking like a giant cloud, twinkles above. Huge metal horse sculptures certainly pack a punch! Make no mistake, this is a very modern hotel.
In our room, the white theme continues. While this look isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and it’s more light, bright and open than it is cosy, I found it refreshingly different. The bathroom (with a great sized tub, tick) is open plan to the bedroom, save for a glass panel and a white curtain, so this wouldn’t be suitable for non-couples or new couples!
Inside the bathroom is an impressive array of around 15 toiletry miniatures covering body lotion, bath and shower gel, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner and mouthwash in a variety of fragrances and flavours. Lined up, test tube-like, it’s a fun touch and a welcome pop of rainbow colours in the otherwise white space. It’s another example of attention to detail, like having a white rather than black television, and fresh flowers on the side table. Our room was at the front of the hotel and a door opened onto a balcony, which while only big enough to stand on, had a lovely view of Nice.