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“Open the 14 ft high balcony doors and drink in...”
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Review of Winter Palace

The Winter Palace Hotel
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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12 reviews
The Winter Palace Hotel
Typical sunny day
Well equipped provencal kitchen
Bedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom
Side view of the Palace building
View looking down onto entrance from flat
Another sunny day in December
Picture taken from the local patisserie!
Menton Beach looking towards Italy
Comfortable sitting room area
Dining area - table extends to take up to 12 guests!
Elegant 1900s property
Bedroom number 2 elegantly furnished
Entrance Hall
Entrance to Winter Palace
Large Sitting room with dining area - sea view
Modern shower room
Small dogs welcome!
The Winter Palace
View onto Menton's Harbour and old town
Menton Old Town
Menton Old Town buildings
View from the flat onto Menton
Bedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 1 with sea view
Bedroom 2 with sea view
Bedroom 2 - elegantly furnished
Spacious Bathroom
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Menton, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

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Ramblindo...
canada
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Open the 14 ft high balcony doors and drink in the magic of the riviera!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This historic and classic building is a wonder to see from a distance and even better up close-- esp. if you have the benefit of Caroline's artful decode surrounding you. Every night we discovered another antique statue or painting we hadn't noticed the night before.
We really appreciated the two fans that were available as we happened to be there during an unusual heat wave and while the elevator was being replaced. (3rd floor- 93 steps).
Glad to report that parking inside the Palace compound was always available and very secure. We would love to return encore. The Palace was the headquarters for the 2nd Regiment of the First Special Service Force during WW2, the liberators of Menton.

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4 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The view
Liked least: The stairs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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bellasusa...
Toronto
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Extraordinary and Unique Apartment Rental”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

With so many options available we were extremely fortunate to have chosen the Winter Palace for our month long stay this past Feb/March.And it is with some reluctance that I write this review to endorse this extraordinarily beautiful and unique apartment in case it prompts someone to rent it when we would want it. It should however have a fresh review so we'll have to take that chance.Our first and subsequent contacts with Caroline online convinced us we had chosen well and gave us good vibes as to what was ahead.We were greeted like old friends on arrival.The Winter Palace itself is quite an imposing and beautiful old building to drive up to....the gardens well tended and lush. Caroline was anxious to show us her flat and it's many treasures. We both were amazed at the spacious,airey well appointed home we had chosen. The works of art and antiques gave it a sumptuous and elegant feel. We were suprised that Caroline would share such beautiful pieces with her guests.In addition to being there to greet us,Caroline had thoughtfully bought staples for the cupboard and frig anticipating our post flight fatigue.So very kind. For the next month we LOVED our home away from home.The views over the gardens...to the sea beyond always left us in awe.It was a peaceful haven when we weren't travelling about.Despite the hike up and down a fairly steep road to get there, it was superbly situated with the market, shops,train and bus stations right below us.A car was just not a necessity.Caroline was always available with any concerns and became a kind and generous friend to us during our stay.As well as dining out, we enjoyed many meals 'at home'...the kitchen was well equipped. A broken freezer and replacement not yet arrived, the only miss.
We must comment in conclusion that the main problem in having rented this exceptional apt is that it has set a benchmark we will likely never be able to match.It was simply wonderful!!! All and more than expected.

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Liked best: The unique elegance and the view
Liked least: The walk up and down to the Winter Palace. Would be no problem with a car rental
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sydney, Australia
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Liked best: The elegant furnishings and size
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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glyn w
London, United Kingdom
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“imprinted on rose- tinted memory as a glimpse of heaven...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013 for a stay in November 2012

Others have summed up so much alredy. My wife said she`d love to return again and again! Stylish with quality, in a an eclectic way, made it endlessly fascinating tand delightful to my wife;.It was well-equipped, had beautiful views and a lovely communal `garden` of mature specimen shrubs and trees . Wonderfully peaceful, yet so close to town facilities and the sea.
Our daughter and friend (20), found the attractions of Nice more magnetic - easy by bus, train or car. Daily covered market for food and Friday flea-market are worth visiting. As is the huge nearby Italian market in Ventimiglia (friday again)
Steepish but short climb from the town which my wife managed.with her walking stick.
5 of us, in the second week, proved a little congested but ok.! Just 2 of us for the first week was great - very spacious and relaxing with so much to visit nearby in Menton and beyond, if wished. Could well suit 2 couples.
Caroline and her husband were both friendly as well as helpful.

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Liked best: Being able to relax in comfort so quickly!
Liked least: Winter Palace parking, though we did always find a place.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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cityjaneL...
Southampton, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“gorgeous home from home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013

We felt very relaxed and happy here with the beautiful views and the very lovely interior. The heating was excellent.
It was just a short walk to all the goings on of the Lemon Festival, but we could relax in peace.
It is a stiff walk back up to the Winter Palace from the town so I would not recommend it to someone who was not averagely fit.
Caroline was very charming and helpful.

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Liked best: views and decor
Liked least: steep steps from town
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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marden12
Montreal Canada
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful apartement”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Just returned from France
Winter palace is beautiful, all comforts and fully equiped. Great view to the sea. Caroline was so very helpful and there when needed. No words can explain this place. Very luxurious. Caroline is a very sweet person with the most positive thoughts .
Thank you for this wonderful stay

take care arden ellison

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Liked best: the apartment and views
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Hillerod
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing! But you can only stay there if you can walk up hill!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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