The hotel is in a superb location with wonderful views from all the front rooms.The rooms are average and this is only a 3 star.
The breakfast is 13 euros each, with extra for bacon & egg, omelette etc so we found better value in the town. You can have breakfast on your balcony but only limited choice for 13 euros!
The town is large but mostly houses and big villas. There are about 20 shops near the hotel that will only keep you occupied for an hour or so, the remaining few shops are about half a mile away up the hill (Spar & good fruit & veg shop)
Monte-Carlo is 14 mins & 5 euros away by train,(avoid the 0900 crush) and Nice is 3 euros on the bus (walk up the hill & catch the 100 to the town centre)
Restaurants are brilliant, we favoured the Cosmos next to the hotel and Au Clair Obscur in little alley behind the hotel. Also at the back of the hotel was a super place for cheaper lunches, salads etc ( right behind hotel, beach end of the 3 dining places)
Beach is 5 mins walk away, very good and safe. Pebbles get courser as you walk round the beach but less people. The parasols and chairs are a bit close together, better to buy a parasol for 10 euros.
Pelican Boats opposite hotel hire out boats, we had a little 6 seater with sun canopy for £40 for 4 hours and went around the headland towards Beauliu Sur Mer - well worth a trip.
All - in- all a lovely relaxing place, not a lot going on with an average hotel in a brilliant spot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located between nice and monte carlo, its 35 air-conditioned rooms overlooking the bay and cap ferrat since december 2002, all our rooms or suites have a balcony with sea view. They are equipped with a safe, a tv, a minibar, a hairdryer, direct dial telephone and free wireless access (beach towels on request). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Welcome Hotel Villefranche Sur Mer
- Welcome Villefranche Sur Mer