Nice is a great cultural destination, with its large range of art galleries, historical attractions, brilliant restaurants and a buzzing nightlife. There are few better ways to experience the gorgeous French Riviera than walking along the famous Promenade des Anglais, or to spend a February than soaking up the fantastic atmosphere of one of the largest carnivals in the world. Here, we share the best places to stay in Nice.
Located on the prestigious Boulevard Victor Hugo, the Villa Victoria is one of the city’s best boutique places to stay and an ideal choice for a romantic getaway in Nice. The hotel’s guest rooms come with a classic mediterranean feel, putting an emphasis on guest comfort and detailed orientated design, with each featuring an impressive view over the hotel’s private garden or the sun-drenched boulevard, floor to ceiling windows and luxury bedding included as standard. If you’re looking for somewhere to take a relaxing respite in the sun, be sure to pop down to Villa Victoria’s private terrace, which has a full bar service offering everything from tea, fresh juices or even a glass of champagne.
Well suited for guests looking to spend a little longer in the city and to explore everything it has to offer on their own terms, Palais Saleya features a collection of spacious suites and sleek apartments. Built into a former residential block dating back to the 18th century, the hotel offers guests a choice of one or two bedroom apartments which come lovingly furnished and feature everything you’d need for a relaxing stay. If you’re wanting a true home away from home experience, why not book one of Palais Saleya’s spacious suites, featuring fully fitted kitchenettes, Italian showers and daily housekeeping services.
Found in the very heart of the city, La Malmaison is a chic boutique place to stay in Nice just a short walk from some of its best attractions, including the Old Town, the beach and the popular Promenade des Anglais. Styled after the roaring 20s, La Malmaison brings an art deco atmosphere to it’s design. If you’re looking for the best places to visit around the city, you can download La Malmaisons intuitive ‘e-Concierge’ app, which includes such helpful features like info on Nice’s top visitor spots, booking hotel services and direct messaging to the hotel’s front desk.
Located on the edge of the Promenade des Anglais, at an angle that offers superb views of the Promenade itself, and just a few paces from the breath-taking viewpoint, the Colline du Château, Hotel La Perouse is a charming boutique. With huge balconies and a lovely outdoor pool, this hotel is truly luxurious and well-suited to the climate. The roof-top patio is an especially nice touch, from which one can truly appreciate the spectacular views it enjoys.
Nicholas Grantham contributed additional reporting to this article.
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