I didn't expect my card to be charged for the first night as a deposit, actually we were planning to pay with another one. And yeah, it's a lot of money to stay here, but it is worth it, you will feel relaxed and well-rested.
To avoid repeating all the comliments that the other reviewers make, which are true: buffet breakfast offers extensive variety (cheese, ham, salmon, eggs, pickles, omelette, toast and pastries, etc.); even though there are no coffee & tee facilities in the room, there's a bar downstairs, a cuppa costs around 3 or 4 euros; the views from the rooms, on both sides of the hotel, are marvellous, like, that kind of marvelous that you shouldn't ignore when choosing a place to stay. Also, consider that there is a bus shuttle to Nice airport (No 110 - just google for "navette menton nice aeroport" to get the timetable), it stops right nearby the hotel. The shuttle costs 20 euros per traveler.