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32 Avenue General de Gaulle | Port De Plaisance, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Helen1958 Croydon, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Croydon, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great people working here. Good rooms and private feeling. Only bad thing is that there are no elevators. Have a nice trip. Reccomended to anyone. ...........:...................................................................

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As others have said, this is a very clean, well-maintained two-star hotel in a great location - Rooms very clean, appear to have been updated fairly recently. - Fairly spacious room/bathroom. - Beds a little on the hard side but we had no problems getting a good rest on them (an area in which we're particularly fussy). - We had... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It isn't that this hotel has the most updated amenities or accoutrements, but if you ask for a seaview ahead of time (we were on the 3rd floor) and are prepared to drag your suitcases up the stairs (and walk up each time you return), you will be rewarded by the most beautiful view, breeze, and sights. We encountered only... More

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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This hotel was fair for the price but the main saving grace was definitely the view from our balcony. We were on the top floor facing the harbor which was great. There is a street in front of the hotel with some general traffic noise but it was quiet in the room at night with the windows shut. Our room... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

This is a VERY clean two star basic hotel. I had a bad experience with one of the staff members, so I am somewhat jaded. Most of the staff was great. It is cheap enough, but there are some things to note. We did not have air conditioning. Ours was either broken or unable to turn on.we asked twice.i could... More

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We used to stay at the Welcome but now that it has become so expensive we have been looking elsewhere and found the Darse. Although it does not have the same level of service, if anything it has a better location in a lovely spot overlooking the marina and the rooms are of a similar size. We had a sea... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

It is incredible as to how this hotel has achieved such a high ranking, it is at best basic, the owners have done the bare minimum to make this a hotel. Our room was on the third floor, no lift, no offer of help with bags, just pointed in the general direction of the stairs. The room was basic and... More

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

Facing so much criticism, we only have one question to ask you: why have you not required to change your room when you arrived? We could have suggested another room on the first floor without heater and with different furniture as it seems that you did not appreciate the hand-made furniture in holm oak made by one of the best... More

Deal, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We have just returned from a week at this hotel which overlooks a port in the bay of Villefranche Sur Mer. We were allocated a room at the end on the third floor which meant we had a view to the front and side of the balcony. There is no lift but the view definitely made the climb worthwhile. We... More

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Nampa, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

It's what enveloped us weary travelers perched mid-morning on a little balcony. Nearly 11 months later now, I clearly see the two of us drinking in the sight of pleasant yachts bobbing in the marina below our balcony while we sip our coffee, and memories of that cramped trans-Atlantic flight drift out of newly rested muscles. To talk meaningfully about... 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
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