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32 Avenue General de Gaulle | Port De Plaisance, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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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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165 reviews 165 reviews
29 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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26 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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 June 29, 2014

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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
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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
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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

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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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