The prize for the friendliest hotel in Menton goes to the Palm Garavan. Superior rooms boast cracking views over the resort’s botanical gardens, while guests may also gaze at Italy in their bathrobes. The spotless modern accommodation boasts touch-sensitive lights and ice-white decor. A top touch is the 3.50€ express breakfast, offering early-bird guests a croissant and cappuccino before they hit the resort’s gardens, art museums, and beach.