Novotel Antibes Sophia Antipolis Hotel 4 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.0/5 2,446 reviews

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Novotel Antibes Sophia Antipolis
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Hotel extras

  • 20 minutes from Cannes and Nice

  • 10 minutes from Marineland

  • Six meeting rooms (up to 230 people) with natural light

  • Tennis, table tennis, pétanque, woodland walks, video games

  • Free private enclosed outdoor car park

Hotel location

Novotel Antibes Sophia Antipolis

290 rue Fedor Dostoievski
Les Lucioles 1
06560 valbonne

Fax: (+33)4/93958012

Check-in from 14h00

Check out up to 12h00

  • Envibus:  1 Skema

  • Envibus 1:  100 Skema

  • TAM:  230 Skema

  • By plane

    LYON SAINT EXUPERY At 467km / 290.18 miles

  • By plane

    MARSEILLE At 180km / 112.5 miles

  • By plane

    NICE COTE D'AZUR At 20.4km / 12.68 miles

  • By car

    ANTIBES / SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS At 2km / 1.25 miles

  • By car

    ANTIBES / SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS LUCIO At 1.5km / 0.94 miles

  • By train

    ANTIBES At 8.2km / 5.1 miles

  • By train

    BIOT At 5km / 3.13 miles

GPS:43.614231, 7.058559

Hotel services

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In summary
  • Swimming pool
  • Car park
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
  • Well-being
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms


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Dine how you want, when you want. Enjoy simple, tasty, healthy and balanced cuisine at any time and satisfy all your cravings. Take a moment to relax in the restaurant, bar, on the terrace or in your room.

Our accommodation(s)

With their contemporary and completely modular design, Novotel's spacious rooms are true living areas and can be adapted to suit all requirements. Our rooms are ideal for families with a surface area of 269 sq. ft. (25 m²), bathroom with bathtub or shower, separate toilet, double bed, and a sofa bed for 1 or 2 children.

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Our meeting rooms

  • Number of meeting rooms: 8

  • Maximum size: 180

  • Maximum capacity: 180 people

  • Maximum banquet capacity: 150 people

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Novotel Antibes Sophia Antipolis

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ALL Rating 4.0/5

2,446 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating 3.5/5

654 reviews

Like a student halls of residencev

Customer review rating 1.0/5

Anonymous Business - 01/12/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Only one person in the ‘whole’ hotel Working when I arrived at 10.30 pm on Monday evening. She was lovely but hotel reminded me of my student union at uni. Dark dingy. Corridors badly lit. My room was so cold. Bed sheets thrown together. Rubbish on chair left over from previous guest. My room was so cold I slept in my cardigan. The following morning I put the shower on in the bathroom to heat the room took my clothes in there to get changed as too freezing. Breakfast was vile and felt like I was sat in a classroom eating it. Works were being done to the hotel too so workmen everywhere.

Dear SARAH J., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Novotel Antibes Sophia Antipolis. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Novotel, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Julien Front office manager

Good stay

Customer review rating 4.5/5

S Y. Business - 24/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The stay was perfect. The rooms are very clean and well equipped. The personal is very kind. The breakfast is included in the price and has a large variety. I spent only one night, but was very satisfied with the service. Nice job!

Well located badly maintained

Customer review rating 1.5/5

Me Couples - 20/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Hotel looks very good at first glance nice swimming pool and terasse with a nice view on a green pine forest. A lot of parking available. Decoration inside is too dark and depressive. There are no reception as such but just a table with a person standing with his back turned to the entrance ie to the client. The receptionist are fine and receptive. Corridors are quite depressive with a dark carpet. There is a huge sofa-bed in the room out of proportion. Can not get to the window. Rooms service is simply very bad. No brush for cleaning the toilets no bins in the bathroom or toilets. How does the cleaning lady cleans the wc without a brush ??? Does she carry one on her troley from one room to another? This is a very fast way to contaminate in case of a cluster. Bathroom are badly finished, floor joints either dirty or with black moth. Electric cables still visible on the wall of the wc walls Floor not cleaned properly. Room service was not refilling water or tea bags. Breakfast below average. Please give us reeeeeal croissant we are in france. Table of the garden needs to be refreshed they lost their lack and look dirty. Overall something is wrong we did not feel good staying at this hotel. We kept photos if what we are saying just in case the management wants proof.

Worst stay ever

Customer review rating 0.5/5

Server C. Couples - 12/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

My rating has no relation to any of the only 2 staff I have met during our stay. They were nice and helpful. Overall, it was the worst stays of our whole hotel experience. Many things may be attributed to COVID-19 pandemic but then the hotel should remain closed. The fact is I first thought the hotel was closed. The room was dusty and dirty. The toilet floor had hair (you obviously can guess what type of hair). Because black is dominant color the dust could be seen to the naked eye and when puffed blew in the air. We were extremely tired and we are not much a fuss maker, but seriously we got a bit disgusted. Thank fully sheets were clean, my wife was sick, so we just slept and left. Towels were old, very old, worn out from washing. We had stayed in IBIS Styles Menton the night before, that was a nice one. But Novotel, supposed to be 4 stars, really. I have no words to explain my dissatisfaction. I also thought the hotel was empty, there were two cars when I arrived. I first thought hotel was struggling. but when i was leaving, i saw more than 20-30 cars, then I really felt i was deceived. I mean how could you even not have a cook or something. The bartender lady made my club sandwich, and I carried the tray to my room. Again, nothing against her. She was a nice person, all alone there trying to wear many hats at the same time. She gave me the food in tray, and I carried the food. The receptionist lady offered if i needed a had to call the elevator, i thanked her, I was on the ground floor. but no one said we will bring it to your room. I mean really, you are a company, a serious well renown chain of hotels, how could you put yourselves in such a situation, I never figured. It is about money, yes, I accept, it is difficult times, I accept, but really where is the dignified way of business, how do you fit it all in someone really has to explain? When I arrived the hotel was deserted, totally left by itself. I had asked for a room with two beds. My wife was sick I did not want to wake her up at night by tossing and turning. They said they did not have but they could open a sofa bed for me. Which they did, I think it was the receptionist who prepared the room. I have been in places immediately after wars, in Kosovo, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, to stay in this hotel reminded of those days. We had to walk into a hotel and do with whatever was available and believe me there was not much. This Novotel experience was no different. I was told there was no food but only sandwich immediately on arrival. There no lights, no proper reception, no people, no signs of life. It was truly pathetic. I cannot take it as the new normal. My experience with Menton was all normal and the two hotels are not far from each other, they are both in the same country on the same coast! Anyway, this was truly a distasteful experience on top of which we paid for such a miserable experience. If we weren't too tired and my wife had no energy at all, we probably had walked away. Anyway, I hope my experince helps you a bit on giving some more attention to this hotel and the guests. It is a nice building, great location for tracking lovers, or for workshops and team building groups, rooms are fine. But everything else needs attention and care, urgently. I looked at the reviews from back in 2018. People complain abour shaby rooms, but we were given a refurbished room, still things were not great. The funny thing is I chose Novotel because it is 4 star. I should have stayed in one of the IBIS styles, even IBIS Budget, at least I would not have a tastless memory from a wonderful trip. I hope i will never have a similar experince anywhere while on a pleasure trip.

Wonderful experience

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Frequent T. Business - 03/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Hotel has been nicely refurbished. Staff are friendly and helpful. Amenities are good (outside seating). Practical and beautiful location.

Dear HELEN B., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Antibes Sophia Antipolis. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, L'équipe du Novotel

Old place

Customer review rating 2.0/5

Peter Couples - 29/08/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Partly refurbished, still old bathroom and toilet, not clean as well. Disappointed!

Reasonable stay

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Ish Families - 10/08/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Upon arrival at the hotel, it turned out that the hotel did not have any connecting rooms, although this was confirmed by telephone by the reservation agent. The airco in room 452 was not working. Had some sleepless nights due to the heat. The breakfast was reasonable but to the minimum and the same every day. The staff in the breakfast room are cheerful and hard-working. My compliments to the staff.

Need to refresh

Customer review rating 2.5/5

B. Y. Families - 18/07/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Need to refresh seriously

Well located

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Malcolm Couples - 16/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

We very much enjoy this hotel but feel that it is now in need of room renovation as the bathrooms are very outdated (when compared with Mercure bathrooms eg Orange and Tours) and the bedrooms need new carpets!!

Creepy rooms

Customer review rating 1.5/5

P. C. Business - 01/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Minimal staff, checkin counter is ridiculous (small high table), sport room is basic as can be, the corridors are creepy. The rooms look so old. I felt like I was back in colony holidays when I was a kid. Staff was kind though and place is quiet, the rest is just a waste.

Room, breakfast and dinner experience good.

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Anonymous Business - 29/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Room, breakfast and dinner experience good. But it was not possible to buy any chocolate, chips or other snack even though it is very far to the nearest supermarked.

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Sincerely, Julien Front office manager

Crappy breakfast, impolite staff, incorrect billing, requires renovation, water dropping from ceiling

Customer review rating 1.5/5

Restaurant I. A. N. Business - 22/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Breakfast is a n. - never have seen a smaller offering. Received false bill - wrong billing address, one breakfast charged to much. When asking for correction, staff reacted impatient and impolite instead of excusing. During breakfast, water was pouring from the ceiling in many places in the restaurant. Overall, the building requires significant renovation, e.g. the carpet seems to be be alive. I was in the restaurant for dinner twice. The second time left me with a sleepless night due to stomach issues. Only the executive room I seems to have gone through a renovation and was ok. The windows need replacement urgently.

Perfect experience

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Kevin V. Business - 03/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

The restaurant and bar are a little too expensive if you consider the rest of the hotel but the whole experience is great.

Dear KEVIN V., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Antibes Sophia Antipolis. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Julien Front office manager
Customer review rating 4.5/5

L. Business - 25/10/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

overall the experience is good. Staffs are nice and helpful.

Hotel is dated. Needs a fresh up. Rooms are OK though.

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Anonymous Business - 17/10/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel is OK for the location. Staff is friendly. However the corridors are worn, shows too many signs of repainting (which should normally not be necessary with good covering of the floors! Room is comfortable, though shower at full capacity, draining is insufficient. Airco did not work properly when set at minimum temperature (or is cooling turned off on a specific date?). Coach is worn and no longer representative. Breakfast is not worth the money. Small choice. No scrambled eggs, nor any prepared eggs (except for boiled hard eggs which are cold). Takes too much time to prepare yourself. Breakfast should be pick, eat and move on, not allowing time to boil eggs yourself or bake them (also too crampy with 3 persons wanting each 2 eggs). On the next question of what sort of trip was this, I can't make the combination of Single and Business, couple and business, etc. Would be good for you to know don't you?

short stay in a nice hotel

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

619haraldp Business - 17/03/2019 TripAdvisor review

I just stayed for one night. The hotel is not brand new but the rooms were absolutley clean and looked refurbished. The staff is absolutely friendly and helpful. breakfast is traditionall French - so nothing special. the location is quite away from the city center but for my trip ideal as close to the customer I visited

service was not great

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

pauldakouri Family - 22/08/2018 TripAdvisor review

The room was not clean, th e toilett has some odour. The bedsheet cover for my children has a hole and no pillow were provided also.I will definately not going there again for many reasons including the distance.

Novotel Antibes Sophia Antipolis

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Wilc4 Family - 14/08/2018 TripAdvisor review

We stayed as a family of four in August 2018 and this was our first stay at this Novotel. We have stayed in many different Novotels before and always end up coming back as everything is on-site that we need and locations are usually good. The Novotel Antibes Sophia Antipolis is quite different to other Novotels we have stayed in and when we first arrived at the hotel we did have mixed feelings about whether we would enjoy it or not. The hotel foyer and bar area is quite gloomy compared to others and the location is more isolated, it did take a few days for it to grow on us. After a few days we really enjoyed the quiet, relaxed feel of the hotel and the breakfast area was lovely overlooking the forest. All staff were pleasant and helpful, especially reception staff who helped us with the best bus routes and transport services as we didn't have a car. The Envibus network is amazing and the bus stop is located at the top of the road about 5 minute walk from the hotel. We used it nearly every day to get to Antibes old town and beach (20 mins) and also the nearby Casino supermarket and bars and restaurants (Templis stop 10 mins) and The Green King is great for food!. It did take a while to find our feet here but we enjoyed every minute of it. The boys loved the pool area, table tennis and tennis courts and even though it was August holidays it was never too busy around the pool. A lovely relaxing stay - thank you Novotel!

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment after your stay at our establishment. As you point out, the hotel is very easy to reach, close to motorway access and public transport networks, while being quiet. I am fully aware that our hotel deserves a refreshing and refreshing update. The renovation of the hotel is planned for the end of the year. Above all, the sense of welcoming my staff and their know-how is our primary asset. I'm glad you felt it. Hoping to welcome you to Sophia, Best regards Stéphane Korownikoff - General Manager - Novotel Sophia Antipolis

Nice place, good value, but dirty carpets

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

Zoltan1969 Family - 13/08/2018 TripAdvisor review

Me and my family stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in the beginning of August, 2018 as part of our round trip in Southern France. I liked the price of this hotel (compared the big ones at the beach side and big towns), however you definitely need a car to reach anything from this hotel. I booked this room at this hotel because of the good price, and the big brand Novotel (Accor hotels), which guarantees a quality. Unfortunately the quality here was under my expectations for Novotel. The carpets on the corridors and in the room was very dirty, and actally very stinky. The outside condition of the building was aslo under my expectation for this big hotel brand, but that did not affect our stay. Otherwise my room was clean, just enough space for 3 people, but a bit old school style. There was a big rush and chaotic conditions at breakfast bufet. I think the buffet tables are small, not sufficient for that many guests and to work is badly organized.

Cosy and comfortable

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

joshuacT510FO Business - 28/11/2017 TripAdvisor review

Staff were great and the whole ambience was brilliant for a quiet stay. Good facilities for business travelers. Excellent breakfast and had all the necessities needed for a comfortable stay with easy access to cabs as well.

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