I think the Negresco is trying to attract new customers, with very attractive prices. It is a famed and magical place, though a bit rundown in some areas (bathroom in lobby), and does not have what you would expect from a 5 star palace, such as:
- no ice machine in room or halls
- no fridge/microwave in rooms
- no coffee/tea/water in lobby
- no SPA, no pool!!
We got the room at 4:30pm and the hotel was really not busy at all! Way too late for checking in.
But it is a beautiful landmark, a bit quirky, but perfect if you love history!