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Review of Vista Azzurra

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Vista Azzurra
Ranked #1 of 44 Nice B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 May 2014

We tried to book a room at Vista Azzurra last year but there were no vacancies - now we know why!

Cathy and Michel are THE most welcoming, delightful and professional couple you could wish to meet. On arrival, there was tea and biscuits on the terrace with Cathy and later when we returned from dinner in town, a glass of wine with both Cathy and Michel in their sitting room.

The pool area and surrounding garden affords the most stunning view across Nice with a selection of sitting areas, in or out of the shade as well as loungers in which to relax and soak up the sun. On a clear day one can see Corsica on the Horizon. There is a well-equipped kitchen in the garden with a choice of table inside or out where simple food can be prepared and enjoyed. We did this on a few evenings rather than walk into town, buying wine, pasta, salads and cheese etc at the local supermarket, just a short walk from the villa. The garden kitchen's fridge was stocked with beer and water and we were able to put ice-cream into the freezer there.

No sooner had we mentioned a trip, or an idea for an excursion than Cathy was there, like magic with the necessary bus time-tables, information and tips. Both she and Michel did everything they could to make our stay perfect - and it was! We didn't mind the walk down into town and even the walk back up the hill was OK but there is a bus which takes you practically to the door although it only runs until 8.pm.

We had stayed with Cathy's sister Nelly at her Bed & Breakfast in the centre of Nice last year where we were also very well looked after and it was so kind of Cathy and Michel to invite us to a family 'afternoon tea' to meet up with Nelly. It was lovely to see her again and much appreciated.

I haven't even mentioned the accommodation yet - more superlatives required; it was fabulous! We were lucky to be able to book the Bella Vista Suite which had magnificent panoramic views from two balconies and was cool and calming, spotlessly clean and tastefully, superbly appointed. The spacious hallway, huge bathroom, sitting room with desk and sofa and a gorgeous bedroom were all wonderful.

On top of all this, the icing on the cake was meeting the lovely guest staying in the other room. A beautiful girl who was such fun and didn't seem to mind spending time, taking trips and drinking wine with two 'oldies'. We had a blast!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

I truly can not think of all the right words to describe the wonderful experience I had at Vista Azzurra! Well, I could, but would far exceed the word limit!!!!

I arrived late, due to a strike of public transportation. The long day ended perfectly with a glass of wine!!!! Cathy and Michel were awake when I arrived. My room was just as crisp and charming as the pictures. The breakfast Cathy prepares and serves on the portico is tasteful (with many homemade jams and cherries freshly picked from the tree) and filling. The table scape is elegant and you can not help but feel at home and relaxed.

The pool was a big plus for me. I spent two days by the pool and opted not to go to the beaches. There is a pool house with a fridge to use and ample dishes for food preparation, should you choose. Cathy provided beach towels as well.

Cathy is helpful with restaurants and bus schedules as well.

The climb to the city via the stairs is good and convenient if you choose not to take the smaller bus that runs through the area.

Yes...a fabulous slice of heaven!!!! A definite recommendation to all!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank soloprincess
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Staying at Cathy's B&B is the best way to explore inside Nice. Her hospitality is outstanding!
You will not only get detailed information what to explore in and around Nice but also what local market she recommends and where to buy the best grilled chicken!
From the Suite Bella Vista you have amazing views over the city and the sea. The rooms are nicely decorated and the bathroom is huge, classy and impeccably clean. Very elegant living!
Breakfast is a feast. Don't miss trying the homemade orange marmalade!
Access to the city is easy either by car or public transport.
The large pool in the well maintained mediterranean garden offers the same fantastic views and invites to a lazy time "at home" instead of exploring the gems of the Côte d'Azur.
I highly recommend staying at Cathy's and Michele's Vista Azzurra.
Go there! Enjoy it! Love it!
But please leave some slots for us ;-) We will be back in August!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank MelCologne
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

This was a wonderful place to stay. Cathy and her husband took excellent care of us. The rooms were exquisite from the decor to the amenities. The breakfast was delicious and Cathy was very attentive to our needs. The bed was so comfy. We loved it!! I would highly recommend staying here.

Room Tip: The view is beautiful !
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Cathy, Michel and Sushi looked after us brilliantly, answering all our questions and helping us to find our way around Nice. They were also hugely thoughtful and kind. The rooms were beautiful, stylish and clean, with amazing views over the city and out to sea. Breakfasts on the terrace were a treat. The city is reached down a series of staircases, but there is a bus if you can't manage all the steps. Would really recommend Vista Azzurra.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Travelbuglet922
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

My husband and I traveled to Nice in October 2013. With limited exposure to B and Bs my husband was a little skeptical but that did not last long once we arrived at Vista Azzurra. Cathy and her husband Michele made us feel most welcome, just like distant family members. The location, the comfortable room, the view, the food, everything was perfect! Cathy was also very helpful with local information. If there was anything at all that we needed all we had to do was ask. You will not regret a stay at Vista Azzurra!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank bobbiegene
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Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

Our suite was fabulous! Just beautiful! Comfy bed with great view of Nice from both balconies! Very nice bathroom with nice big tub that I couldn't wait to soak in! The pool and grounds outside were just lovely ....Cathy and Miguel make you feel as if their home is your home! Miguel is a friendly guy who always had time to have a beer with us when we came in for the night - outside at the well equipped pool house - there's even a pizza oven in there!! Cathy is the best! She always has a smile and serves the best breakfast of all the 5 places we stayed in while we traveled thru Italy and France! She makes the best scrambled eggs! The B&B is well located and we easily used it as a base for traveling thru the Cote D'Azur. St. Paul de Vence was a very nice day trip also. I can't say enough about our stay here....this is the nicest B&B we've stayed in! Merci beacoup mon ami!!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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5  Thank MargaretA308
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Additional Information about Vista Azzurra

Address: 80 boulevard Mantega Righi, 06100 Nice, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Nice
Price Range: £84 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Characteristic Nicoise Villa, completely renovated in 2010, comfort and decorated with taste. Situated in a quiet environment, with a panoramic view of the sea and city of Nice. In the garden you find lovely fruit trees and a swimming pool, 5x10m. The pool is illuminated in the evening. Therefore it is possible to take a swim in the evening before sunset. Free WIFI in the whole House.Gourmet Breakfast is served on the pool house or on the terrace.The 2 rooms are both with a private bath room and AC. ... more   less 

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