I think nowadays its compulsory to read Tripadvisor to learn from others mistakes. Plus it gives you the advantage of turning the right way on streets. Looking for the correct bus and knowing how much things cost. Plus lots more. I have also come to understand that we are all different and expectations vary so much depending of where we come from. So on that point I am amazed at what some reviews have said about this hotel.
So lets get to the point of this review Hotel La Villa Nice Promenade. What a superb place. Location wise it is excellent being only round the corner from the sea and the bus. The bus stop Gambetta on route 98 from the airport is the one to jump off at. Just ring the bell and the driver will stop. Just 6 euros per person each way. Check the timetable at the bus stop although from my return to the airport experience the bus was so full he didn't stop. I got a taxi 32euros. But I wont dwell on that.
An authentically french fronted building, with orange trees outside. On the inside very modern in decoration. Both the day and night receptionists were pleasant and friendly and always able to assist. The room had efficient air con and the bed was huge. A separate bathroom and toilet proved better than being combined. There's a safe for valuables. By the way don't expect coffee or tea drinking facilities, its just not something they do on the South of France. It would however be a nice touch.
The beach is over the road and a superb restaurant Cocadile just metres on the front.Where we had a meal on our final night. There is a supermarket stocking all you could need, situated on the other side of the street. People have suggested loads of noise, but that's not something we experienced at all, keep the window shut at night is my suggestion. It is a large city after all.
It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to walk to the old part of the town which is something you must do. Plus a walk up the hill at the end of the bay. Some cracking views and a great picnic location. Even a playpark for kids at the top.
My wife and I only stayed for 2 nights and were gutted it wasn't much longer. Nice is so accessible with the airport being close to the town and only 20 minutes. This hotel cannot be faulted and I would without fail book again. Well done to the staff and owners, just ensure the price doesn't rise too much!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Nice City Centre, this elegant hotel is just 50 metres from the Promenade des Anglais. It features a furnished terrace shaded by an orange tree and provides free Wi-Fi access. Each air-conditioned guest room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and some of the stylish rooms have a balcony. The private bathrooms are decorated in light shades of grey. A buffet breakfast is served every morning at Hotel La Villa Nice Promenade. Guests can enjoy a drink on the terrace or in the stylish lounge areas.Nice Old Town is 1.5 Km from Hotel La Villa and the Beaux-Arts Museum is a 10-minute walk away. Private parking is available on site, upon reservation and at an extra cost of 15€. ... more less
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