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“Decoration with operatic flair in a great city...”
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A welcoming 'operatic' environment
Subtle lighting to create the right atmosphere
The amazing staircase of the Diva-Nimes 'Opera House'.
Get your photograph taken in front of the staircase and show everyone where you were staying!
See the staircase in the mirror...
The fully-equipped kitchen overlooking a leafy garden...
Another look at the 'Puccini' bedroom
The two singles/one king size 'Carmen' bedroom.
The 'Carmen' room with the Seville mural...
Wake up in Seville ! Olé Olé...
Large bathroom, bath, shower, washing machine and dryer... clothes lines available in the courtyard.
The 'Fountain Garden - two minutes from the apartment.
The canal with its leafy avennue - just around the corner!!!
Gordon Keirle-Smith - your host!
The remains of the Roman fortifications - only 5 minutes away.
Affordable opulence, a prime location with an operatic ambiance. Enjoy!
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Condo/Apartment -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Nimes, Gard, Occitanie

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Greenmarb...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Decoration with operatic flair in a great city location”
Reviewed 16 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Imaginative themed decoration provides a wonderful theatrical backdrop to stay in. Too many holiday lets are bland and boring but not this one! Inspired by opera and ballet the aprtment is a theatrical tour de force. Underneath is a traditional fin de siecle apartment with enough doors for a Feydeau farce. The location opposite the Carre D'Art is perfect. A wonderful base for living in rather than just staying in Nimes. The daily market at Les Halles, with food for every taste is just down the road. Because of the market we did a lot of cooking/food preparation and found the kitchen pretty well equipped. Nimes is a great town to just walk around plus we able to visit the Pont du Gard and Aigues Mortes by bus very cheaply. NB: Unless you are immune to noise or planning to join in the fun until 3-4am do not stay here during the Pentecost Fiera !! The landlord Gordon has clearly enjoyed himself creating the themed rooms as well as providing lots of useful extras in the apartmement.

Date of stay: May 2013
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Liked best: the decoration and location
Liked least: the mattress on the bed in the Puccini room
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Steve H
France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Location! Location! Decoration!”
Reviewed 12 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Situated across the road from the Carré d’Art (modern art museum) and a few second’s walk from the Maison Carrée the location of this superb apartment could not be better; right in the heart of Nîmes.

The decoration in the apartment is wonderful; it is rather like living in a theatre set! The three bedrooms (two doubles and one twin) are all themed; two Opera and one ballet, beautifully done!

The kitchen is well equipped and we had no difficulties self-catering when we wished to.

The nearby parking ‘Maison Carrée’ offers a weekly ticket for 50€; see the attendant in his/her office on the first level, after you have entered and parked, they will change the ticket for you. The steps come out a stone's throw from the apartment.

If it's available, we will stay here again the next time we visit Nîmes; highly recommended! Thank you for a great stay Gordon!

Date of stay: June 2013
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Travelling group: Friends
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KAY S
Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“MAGNIFICENT OPERA IN NIMES”
Reviewed 12 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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Staying at Opera Dou in Mimes is a dream.The roomsare beautiful and extravant in oepra themes. The host is so helpful and eager for guests to ejoy the unit and the township. He has a private opera theatre in his own home an invited our group to a recital and drinks. he aslo - nothing was too much troubleloaned us opera videos to watch.
I cannot speak too highly of Gordon and his family. a truly memorable experience.

Date of stay: September 2012
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Liked best: thendecor and the opera
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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dand90277
Redondo Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Manifique!! We came a long way from Los Angeles, CA. Exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed 16 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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A beautiful apartment in a building dating from the late 1800's. City sights and sounds, all within walking distance of downtown, cafes, and Roman Ruins. A great jumping off point to drive to various parts of Provence and Cote D'Azur. The Opera themed rooms are just wonderful, and we always looked forward to our return from a long day. Le Halle, a glorious farmers market is a 10 minute walk, and provided us with great food to prepare in the well appointed kitchen. Also Gordon (the owner) provides free international calling and internet access. It is an older building with traditional French Door windows and an interior balcony that faces the other units. No air conditioning, but with the windows open at night and some night life at the plaza, it was fine for us. Parking is convenient with a car car park, where you can negotiate a weekly rate.

Date of stay: August 2012
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Liked best: The themed rooms, and the location and ease of parking
Liked least: a bit too much noise at night with the windows open.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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valerie m
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ideal location, perfect apartment - gorgeous !!”
Reviewed 19 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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This was our second visit to the apartment and yet again we were deligted with the decor the town the attractions and the host. Gordon is a joy to deal with and we will certainly return. On this trip we took the opportunity to take the TGV to Marseille which was wonderful and a day trip to Arles which, frankly, was a disappointment. The area was a let down and the arena does not even compare to the one in Nimes. Nimes is gorgeous and friendly with great places to eat and shop and Gordon always makes you welcome. The streets are interesting and varied and the Roman architecture is fantastic. The apartment offers a high standard of accomodation and ease of access to all the attractions. We will return for a third visit - hoprefully for two weeks.

Date of stay: August 2012
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Liked best: We love Nimes, we love this apartment.
Liked least: Everything was perfect
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Biggles63
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Lived up to our very high expectations, a fantastic week”
Reviewed 27 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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We so loved our stay in Nimes, a fantastic city rich in heritage, culture, Roman buildings, dining options and lovely surrounds. Diva-Nimes, having viewed it on homelidays, looked perfect for our needs, being a family of four adults, a grandfather and a late arrival from London who joined us. Not only spacious enough to offer some privacy within our group, it furnishings and ambiance attracted a lot.
Diva-Nimes, is very much centrally located, our tickets to see Radiohead at the Arena meant a mere 300 metre stroll, we adored the traditional dancing in the square below and the myriad of dining and entertainment options, a stones throw away.
Our host Gordon, not only showed us first rate hospitality but was informative, interesting and welcomed us with a bottle of local Rose. Thank you Gordon, a perfect holiday, we felt very privileged to stay in your wonderful apartment.

Date of stay: July 2012
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Liked best: Hard to fault on any level
Liked least: Sorry Gordon, a firmer mattress would be nice
Travelling group: Extended Family
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wurfs w
Townsville, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Comfort and convenience with an operatic theme”
Reviewed 24 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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person found this review helpful

The apartment is exactly as described in the web site, and is Meuble de Tourisme accredited with 3 stars. It is spacious, decorated with panache, comprehensively equiped and secure. T‎he owner is gracious and helpful, an opera enthusiast who is delighted to share that passion with those who wish.

A daily covered market, shops and many of the attractions of the old town are within easy walking distance - the Jardin de la Fontaine, Tour Magne, Les Arenes. There's a bus stop on the corner, the Maison Carre is half a block away. The railway station and central bus station are a 600 metre walk or a one euro bus ride away. Avignon, Montpellier, Uzes, Aigues Mortes and Le Grau du Roi are easy day trips via public transport.

The apartment is one level up from the street via stairs, but the owner was on hand at our arrival and departure to assist with luggage and we (aged in our sixties) had no problems at all with access.

Thoroughly recommended, including for longer stays in the area.

Date of stay: June 2012
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Liked best: location
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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