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32 Avenue General de Gaulle | Port De Plaisance, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014
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State College, PA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My first night in Villefranche, I was lucky to stay at Hotel de la Darse! My room was lovely, unbelievably clean and spacious and comfortable with a view of the hills of Villefranche. There was no lift and I had a super-heavy suitcase - but the lady at the desk helped me carry it up the marble stairs to my... More 

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Surrey, UK
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I have been coming to Villefranche for 12 years and have stayed at this hotel many times. We have always been charmed by the Darse and have brought friends and family here too. The Proprietor and her staff are exceptionally friendly and make our stay truly memorable. The rooms are spotless and all newly decorated, with modern... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is the loveliest hotel in the most beautiful spot on the French Riviera. Views to die for at a price that won't break the bank. Friendly staff, the whole experience was utterly charming. This is what dreams are made of!

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My Dad who lives in the area booked us into this hotel for two nights during our recent visit to South of France. From the minute i saw the hotel I knew I was going to love it. We had a sea view room on the second floor and i filled up when I saw the view. It's absolutely outstanding.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Hotel Provencal previously which is very similar to this one, can't say which one is better located. We spent the first night in a standard room, which was quite small, especially with a baby, even though we only used a small pop-up travel cot, not the normal one. Second night we paid some extra for the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I agree with most of the comments which is why we picked this hotel. However I am surprised no one has commented on the endless noise from other guests early in the mornings due to the antiquated key system used. Each door has a double locking system with jangling keys, this combined with thoughtless guests who rise at 7am and... More 

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Hotel-dld, Gérant at Hotel Darse, responded to this review

We have read carefully the review about our closure system of the bedroom door and we regret all the trouble caused by the noise made with the key through the lock. This system is not old as you could get one of the most beautiful room at the "Hotel de la Darse", renovated and refurbished this winter (door and lock... More 

Dorking, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

The view from the second floor balcony is lovely - over the harbour and the bay of Villefrance across the Cap Ferrat. The room Is clean, comfortable and well decorated and the breakfast is fine. The problem is the noise. The maid starts vacuuming the adjacent rooms at 07.00 and the rooms have old fashioned double clanger key locks. Together... More 

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Hotel-dld, Gérant at Hotel Darse, responded to this review

2 reviews for one same guest is really determination! And this deserves once again a few more explanation: -It seems difficult for our chambermaids to hoover the floor from 7.00 am as they only start their duty at 8.30 am! -None of our rooms have wooden floors! Furthermore, we have already removed the carpets in all our bedrooms and we... More 

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195 reviews 195 reviews
30 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Our 8th trip to Villefranche, we've previously stayed a few times at Hotel Welcome and rented apartments etc. this time we tried the Darse for 6 nights - and so glad we did. The location is great - overlooking the harbour where all the boats are, and less than a 5 minute walk from the hotel around the front of... More 

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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We really made the right call staying in Villefrance as our base for three days in the a nice area, and Hotel Darse was part of the success. Our balcony with a little bistro table and chairs overlooked the harbor and made for some delightful mornings and evenings. Just know that it's a hike to the main village. The walk... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited in April before the season was too busy and were totally pleased with our choice. The hotel is about 5 minutes walk along a coastal path to the little town of Villefranche which is absolutely lovely. I agree with other comments about not having a lift - maybe they should have someone on hand to carry the cases... More 

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Address: 32 Avenue General de Gaulle | Port De Plaisance, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Villefranche-sur-Mer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Darse Hotel Villefranche Sur Mer
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Villefranche-sur-Mer
#5 Romantic Hotel in Villefranche-sur-Mer

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