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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Nice, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

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Alannaine...
Helsinki, Finland
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Perfect apartment in perfect location (but would it be time for spring cleaning?)”
Reviewed May 8, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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This was our second stay with Nice Pebbles, and as last time, the welcome was very friendly (with a bottle of rose wine!). We arrived at 10.30 and were allowed to leave the luggage in the apartment, although the previous guests had just left. (We would also have had the chance to stay longer on the last day, if they hadn't received a last-minute booking.) Very flexible!
The corridor is a bit dark and worn out, but the apartment was light and spacey - the photos don't lie. We especially enjoyed the terrace. The sun shined from 9 am to afternoon, and there was no wind. The shower was modern, the kitchen fully equipped, and the boulangerie a bit north from the apartment bakes delicious baguettes for breakfasts.
The only improvement we would wish for is a bigger-than-the-usual cleaning - washing the textiles (the sofa was dirty), wiping all doors and handles etc. You could sense that the apartment had been used by other people.
Last year I said that we will return to Nice Pebbles Eden, but now we changed our minds: this is the place we will return to! :)

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Liked best: The terrace
Liked least: Cleanliness
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 28, 2014
Thank you for choosing Nice Pebbles and for taking the time to write this review. Thank you also for your kind and constructive comments. At Nice Pebbles we pride ourselves on all our apartments being spotlessly clean,so whilst it seems that cleaning overall was ok, it is is disappointing to hear that we had missed some things.

As you mentioned there were guests leaving the apartment the morning you arrived and that does put a certain amount of pressure on cleaners. This is why we have a check in time of 4pm for these cases - to give the cleaners time to get it right. We have many procedures in place to check cleaning and cleaning training and seminars for all cleaning staff. Should we have been made aware of this while you were there we would have made immediate arrangements for the apartment to be cleaned again. I’m sure the next time you stay at La Belle Excuse you will find it perfect. The Owner has just bought a new sofa and we are awaiting delivery as you are right, it was starting to look a bit tired. We greatly appreciate your review and we look forward to welcoming you back to La Belle Excuse or any of our other properties, where there is always a bottle of Rose for you!
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Bob666
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Great apartment in an excellent location”
Reviewed April 5, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

We recently stayed in this apartment as a family of four. The location is excellent as it's in the heart of the Old Town but off the main tourist areas/squares. Although the apartment is located on the fourth floor and you get an excellent workout on the way up those stairs, you will be rewarded with excellent views from the outdoor terrace. This made the holiday for me - just sitting out on the terrace eating & drinking red wine with the atmosphere of the Old Town was magical. The apartment is located to the many restaurants and small shops in the Old Town. We hired a car for a few days & it was a bit of a pain walking to garages located on the outskirts of the Old Town (especially if you forget something in the apartment) but at least it keeps you fit!

The apartment is modern and clean & has a nice shower. The shared areas might be a shock for some people but this does add to the charm of the apartment & the area. We booked the apartment via Nice Pebbles & they do an excellent job with communication & "meet & greet". Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Outside terrace
Liked least: Shared areas
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Apr 26, 2013
Thank your for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review of the location of La Belle Excuse. Your review raises a good point; parking in Nice can be difficult. Luckily, Nice has an excellent public transport system that includes trains, buses and trams. Check out your Pebbles guide for more information about this. We hope you enjoyed your time in Nice and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed December 14, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The stairs
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Dec 22, 2012
Thank you for your review of our La Belle Excuse apartment. We're glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us in Nice, and we hope to see you again next time you visit the Riviera.
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Reviewed December 13, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: 77 steps to the front door
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Dec 27, 2012
Thank you for writing to us about your experiences in our La Belle Excuse apartment; especially for your fantastic photos! We're very glad to read about your time with Pebbles in Nice; it sounds like you had a great holiday. Don't worry about the apartment being fully booked as we have many others in the area if you would like to try somewhere new next time. Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review and for sharing your holiday photos with us. We hope to see you in Nice again soon!
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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed November 9, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Steps
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Management Response
Dec 5, 2012
Thank you for your review of our La Belle Excuse apartment and your great holiday tips; it's great to know what guests think of Nice and our apartments. We're glad to see that you enjoyed your time in Nice, and we hope to see you again next time you visit!
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