These well equipped self-catering studios contain all you need to enjoy your time in Nice if you are staying for longer than a couple of days.
Reception does close at the times stated, so factor that in to your check in and out, and you do have to leave credit card details for a security deposit. No charge is made though.
We loved having the fridge for breakfast items, cold beers and nibbles on the balcony in the afternoons / early evening, and the 2 electric hobs heat quickly to make brunch or cook a meal. There was also a microwave / grill combo oven, although we did mostly eat out. The beds are pretty comfy (and the fold away design was remarked upon - means you don't have a full messy room, and have a sofa by day and bed by night).
The little swimming pool was cold, but the pool area has loungers and is a sun trap (with shady areas) all day long. The beautiful gardens are calm and we never saw anyone using them. There is a terrace with deckchairs, and other seats dotted around. There is a ping pong table, lots of tourist information, and a vending machine with hot drinks and cold drinks and snack items.
The bus 23 runs from Terminal 1 at the airport and stops at Fabron (Musée des Artes Naif). Then you walk up past Carrefour less than 10 mins. Buses 9 and 10 will take you into the Port, routing through the shopping areas and skimming the edge of the old town. Night buses 4 and 5 will get you back - they take slightly different routes, 4 follows the daytime route of 9 and 10, and 5 loops away from the main road but back down Rue Fabron towards the sea. All journeys are 1€ each (whether you buy a solo ticket or a 10 journey card).
Cannes and Monaco are also just bus rides away (200, or 201 express; and 100 or 101 express, respectively).
Less than 10 mins walk away (by the bus stop) Carrefour is open 08:00 - 22:00 (09:00 - 13:00 Sunday). There is a Casino 24h opoosite, which is a huge vending machine - everything from ready meals to sanitary items and rizla!
You can walk to the old town along the seafront (10 mins walk) (Blvd des Anglais / Quai de Etats Unis), although we saved our energy most times for exploring once we got there as the bus was so affordable.
Would recommend the Matisse museum, exploring and having a meal in the old town, nosing at the boats at the port, swimming in the beautiful clear sea, and lots and lots of ice-cream. Hazlenut, spiced bread, cherry, chilli chocolate! Fennochios is wonderful.
We can't wait to go back to Nice and explore further around the coast, and would certainly stay at Les Palmiers again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Residence with swimming pool and comfortable air-conditioned apartments with a balcony.Good location just 500m from the shops, 800m from the beach and near to bus stops to Nice city centre.Restaurant and bar on site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maeva Residence Les Palmiers Hotel Nice