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 made use of the basic breakfast as there were no other bars nearby but it was always fresh and can eaten on the lovely terrace. The staff at the hotel are most welcoming and helpful. The town of Villefranche is delightful and we managed to stay during the week of their Naval Flower Battle in the main port. We also visited the Nice Carnival which was very good but, a word of advice, wear old clothes to avoid damage by silly string. The highlight of our stay was to the Villa Ephrusi-Rothschild. A simply delightful villa filled with amazing antiques and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Whilst in Villefranche we travelled by bus and a useful tip if you are going to use Bus No 100 a lot is to purchase a 10 trip ticket which means each journey only costs 1 Euro. On the other hand although we made our way by public transport from the airport we decided to take a taxi to the airport which cost 55 Euros! Forgot to mention a favourite restaurant in Villefranche - La Grignotiere, which offers good food at reasonable prices. Overall a very successful trip but no sure what it is like during the cruise season.