This apartment is exactly like it looks on the net. We loved our stay here and wished we had booked another couple of days. Great location. Check in staff excellent and extremely helpful.
QEU is a fourth floor 1 bed apartment. This means the views from every window in the apartment are stunning. The kitchen window looks out toward Castle Hill and the long sweeping curve of the Quai des Etats Unis. The breakfast bar under the window is perfectly positioned for a contemplative coffee and croissant in the morning or an evening aperitif before setting out for a meal at one of the numerous restaurants that are steps away from the front door. The windows to in the bedroom and living room look over the road from the apartment building to the promenade, the beach and the sea. As an alternative to the views of landscape from the kitchen, one can vicariously enjoy the swimming, speed walking, jogging, skating, boarding and cycling indulged in along the promenade; activities you might momentarily feel you should be doing instead of considering that second morning coffee and brioche.
The apartment is bright and airy, uncluttered and simply furnished. This gives a sense of space keeps the temperature cool. The kitchen faces east and is sun-filled in the mornings and the glass bricks to the bathroom mean that natural light filters into the internal space. The windows to the bedroom and living room face south meaning they allow light into the apartment all day. The balcony, outside the living room window is adequate for two and allows for a decadent late breakfast or luxurious high tea above the bustle of the Quai des Etats Unis.
The apartment is ideally positioned for exploring both the Vieille Ville and greater Nice and there are a number of sights worth seeing. I can recommend the TAG cycle tour as a way of learning some lesser-known facts about the town as you wend your way up to the park overlooking Port Lympia.
The train station is a fifteen-minute walk or a five-minute tram ride away and, for just under £6.00 for a return ticket, Monaco is a twenty-minute train journey away. Worth a visit just to see how the other half vacation and the yachts they arrive in.
There were a few things that we felt were minor issues with our stay. The first, we understand has now been taken care of since we first reported it. The second was with regards to what is termed a ‘late’ charge. If guests arrive after 8:00pm, a late charge of €30 is levied. We had informed the management company in advance that our train from Paris would not arrive in Nice until 8:00pm and therefore we could not arrive at the apartment until about 8:30pm. We felt that as they knew the time we would be arriving, the arrangements that would have been made for 8:00 could be adjusted for our arrival 30 minutes later and we would not incur the charge. Because we had informed them in advance, this felt to us, like an unfair penalty charge for a key handover and a five-minute walk around of the apartment.
The third item is more of a tip. The vintage lift can be temperamental and the button for the fourth floor only worked for us on the first night and the lift was on our floor for the last morning when we had our luggage. For the rest of the time when we had shopping to carry, we took the lift to the fifth floor and walked down; much easier than tramping up four floors with food shopping.
Overall, we had a very good time and enjoyed our first visit to Nice (and Monaco) very much and would return to the apartment and Nice.
The apartment offers a perfect view over the beach and the ocean. It is located in the charming old town, next to the famous food and flower market. Plenty of restaurants within a short radius.
I booked this apartment in October 2016 for my partner's 60th birthday in February 2017 that also coincided with our wedding anniversary and Valentine's Day. I booked it for 6 nights, primarily because of its location opposite the beach and in Nice old town, and also because of its 5 star reviews.
I can't fault it for its location as it is on the doorstep of the promenade and good bars and restaurants. However it is also on a main road and the traffic can be very heavy at times. With traditional old windows, the noise can be quite penetrating. Also there were road works just below the apartment that started at 8 o'clock every day, which we were not informed about beforehand.
On our arrival the owners representative greeted us, and after showing us around the apartment, eventually told us that one of the legs had come off the bed and it was propped up with books!! But it was ok to use and would be repaired in a couple of days!! I was not a happy puppy!! I said I would not be paying a penny until the repair was completed. After speaking to the owner on the telephone, who told me I could cancel the booking and go elsewhere (on a Friday afternoon at the beginning of the French school holiday and the Nice carnival) she finally arranged for someone to come late that afternoon to do the repairs. We insisted on being there to make sure it was done properly and luckily Fernando, the handyman, did a reasonable job. It was sufficient for our stay but a new bed is urgently needed.
The apartment itself has a refurbished bathroom and kitchen which are lovely. The living room and bedroom are more original with large French doors overlooking the promenade. On the website the photos give an impression of a faded grandeur with the furniture giving it a modern twist. In reality it is more of a shabby chic with poor quality accompaniments. The wooden floor and tables have not seen any polish for a long time and the quality of the furnishings is not good. The sofa is small and functional and has been extensively repaired itself (it's those legs again!). The dining table top is chipped all over (is this deliberate shabby chic?) and the side tables are unstable - don't lean on them.
All in all, a disappointing experience for the price we paid. There are luxurious hotels down the road that are cheaper and more accommodating.
stayed for 3 weeks and loved it. perfect location,nice size of the apartment,super kitchen.excellent service when needed.recommend one more working table.will be back.
My wife and I spent a week here recently. The apartment was just as advertised: great location, wonderful ocean view, comfortable, clean, quiet. We really have nothing to complain about and would recommend it to anyone. It's right in old town; you're about 15 mins walk from the train station. Being next to the market is nice since you can pick up things to eat and be in your apartment in 10 mins eating.