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Charming Provencal in Old Nice

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Rue Préfècture, the place to be
Rue Préfècture, the place to be
Rue Préfècture, the place to be
Bright sunny south facing view from lounge
Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher
Bright comfortable lounge with high ceilings
Wide entrance hall with extra space on mezzanine
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

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Richard M
Hardingstone, null, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent apartment in the heart of old Nice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We can't praise this apartment enough in terms of location & facilities. All our dealings with Frank were excellent & he met us on the Friday & gave us early access & loads of information about things to do & even let us stay later on our final day as our flight was quite late in the evening.

The apartment has loads of character & charm & couldn't be more centrally located as it is just around the corner from the cathedral square.

Public transport was cheap & easy & Nice is such a lovely place to walk around. The beach is 5mins stroll from the apartment with the old town a real gem with its narrow alleys & squares & the excellent market. The newer city is fantastic for shopping with its big stores a must for anyone with children who like designer labels.

We loved our stay & cannot praise Nice, Frank & the apartment enough & we will look to return again in the future!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The stairs but at least it gets you fit!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Spyglle
Dublin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Location of this apartment is the Best! it's been our second holiday in Nice and for us location is very important, so to be just around the corner from Cathedral square is more than perfect. Everythign is on your doorstep: Ravioli Bars, Cours Saleya market, bars, restaurants, you're in the heart of Old town.
Owner Fran Otten was very friendly and nice and even suggested some day trips. Was pleasure to deal with him when finalising contract, payment, etc.
Apartment itself - is all you need, kitchen with all amenities incluind dishwasher (which couldn't be handier on you're on holidays), living area, bedroom, wifi, and we found having too bathrooms saves time in the morning :)

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: there were no such things
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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SophieB15
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely apartment, amazing location in the heart of Nice's old town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

We had a wonderful time in Nice over a long weekend. The apartment is in a great location in the heart of Nice's old town and a short walk to Cours Saleya Flower Market, the beach and Nice's other main attractions. There are also plenty of good restaurants nearby and would recommend Nissa Socca, which is practically next door. All-in-all it is a charming, comfortable apartment full of all necessary mod-cons and we would definitely recommend.

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Liked best: Amazing location, comfortable apartment and friendly owner
Liked least: Being in such a great location there is some noise from the street below but that was not a problem for us
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Tanja M
Leiden, The Netherlands
1 review
“Great location, very nice appartment, stairs are a challenge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

This apartment is situated in the very heart of old Nice, you can hardly get any more central than this. The appartment is nice, with everything you could want for a stay in the city. The double bed is fine, the bathrooms are good and the kitchen is functional. During the day you will be entertained by a number of streetartists, who play in the street below. You just have to stick your head out the window. This apartment is not suitable for people with a poor condition however; the stairs are a real challenge, especially with heavy bags or suitcases. We stayed here at the height of summer, and the apartment was really very hot, especially at night. The street below was very noisy until early morning, so opening a window was not really an option. The location made everything worthwile though: only minutes to the beach and the market and restaurants on the course Saleya. We would certainly recommend this apartment.

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Liked best: The location, the atmosphere, the fact that it was in an old, really Nicean building
Liked least: The fact that it was so hot, especially at night, the streetnoise, the stairs
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Nigel C
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Character and convenience in the Old Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
1
person found this review helpful

We loved our stay in this atmospheric apartment in Nice Old Town. There are a fair number of steps to reach it - which we had been warned to expect, so that was no problem. The accommodation is very comfortable and enjoys the luxury of two bathrooms. The kitchen is separated from the living area by a bar / counter and it is wonderfully light and superbly equipped. It was great to be able to open the shutters in the morning and eat breakfast by the open window listening to the town waking up below. There is a constant burble from the streets in the evening but this disappears the moment the windows are closed. The thick walls and tiled floors keep everywhere cool. A special delight is to be able to walk through the famous flower market (just a minute or two away) and then on to the beach. After a morning swim, buy bread at one of the many bakeries, fruit from a stall and then "home" for coffee and breakfast - so much better than a hotel.

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Liked best: The old town location
Liked least: The low and somewhat uncomforatble sofa in the living area
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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DonnieM
Saline, Fife
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“charming location in Nice Old Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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person found this review helpful

This apartment has a great location less than 5 minutes walk from public transport and very close to the promenade. It has restaurants, shops etc on its doorstep, which means that it can get noisy but this is one of the charms of city centre location.
Being on the 3rd floor with no lift means a 64 step climb from the street although this is stressed in the adverts. We visited during a heatwave and aircon would have been great but, for the rental we paid, could not be justified. The neighbours were unbelievably quiet.
While the apartment can sleep six and has two bedrooms, it is probably best used by a couple or family. While basic, it is remarkably well equiped with some good gear. The wifi works fine.
Apart from the price and location, a big plus is the owner who did not add to the basic price with cleaning, deposits etc. we paid exactly what was quoted at the start. He was also flexible on arrival and departure times.
Nice itself is a great place to visit and public transport is cheap. buses are 1 euro throughout the cote d'azur or 4 euros for a day ticket for metropolitan Nice. Sit on the right hand side of the buses to Eze and Cap Ferrat for superb panoramas.
A specific bargain is the SNCF "carte isabelle" that gives a day's travel from Frejus to Ventimiglia and inland to Grasse and Tende for 12 euros. The trip to Tende is amazing and has an english speaking guide who is very informative and manages to give her commentary in english and french seamlessly.
We flew Jet2.com from Glasgow and flights were pretty punctual and the aircraft seemed to have better legroom than usual. Baggage reclaim was remarkably quick.

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Liked best: great location
Liked least: 3rd storey location if we must be picky
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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