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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Nice, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

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Dan W
Fort Worth, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The only secret of this house is the amount Of stairs...”
Reviewed 15 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
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Photos are a tad bit misleading on this rental. Cute apartment but not the best place for seniors or persons with handicaps or disabilities. The 160 euro cash payment upon arrival is also misleading all you get is a cheap bottle of wine and some stale cakes. We won't recomend this pace to any of our friends.the stairs are very treacherous especially with luggage. Not recommend for people with leg, back, walking issues.

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Liked best: Location in the city
Liked least: All the stairs and paying 160 euro in addition to the 100+ euro a night for the rental. A bit over the topand uncalled for.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
19 Mar 2015
I was sad when I read this review as it's important to us that all guests enjoy their stay in secret house - this is what makes my job worth while.
I do agree that this is not an ideal apartment for the elderly or people with mobility problems - this is why I have stated this and the fact that there are stairs clearly in the description. I also ticked the box stating that it is not suitable for people with mobility problems. Unfortunately you may not have read the description which lead to the wrong choice of apartment for you. Also the old Town of Nice is not the ideal location for people with mobility problems as most the apartments are located in very old buildings and many are the high floors like the 4th and 5th floor with narrow winding stairs and no lift - so it's quite a climb even for the fit and healthy.

As for the cheap bottle of wine this makes me sad also and I always try to pick out a nice wine suitable to all tastes - with the help of the local friendly cave, the chocolates or snacks are also local sourced - (none of which would ever be stale) and the coffee is bought from the old town.

I do hope that the stairs issue didn't totally spoil your holiday and you enjoyed Nice. If you plan to return I would really like to help you to choose a more suitable apartment for your needs so you can have a more relaxing time.
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123191
Japan
1 review
“Great location”
Reviewed 28 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Our family of five loved the secret house's location in old nice town.
Everything was at your doorstep, beautiful restaurants, old streets and many other beautiful attractions.
The house was comfortable for all of us especially with the convenience if the two bathrooms.
After a few steps which were quite steep to carry the heavy luggage we could relax on the balance and enjoy the beautiful view other the city of Nice.
Thanks Roni.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Derek M
Falmouth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wow what a gem, ideal for all things to do in Nice”
Reviewed 8 December 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I cannot recommend this place too highly.

We took an Easyjet flight, got the bus from the airport and then a short walk and wow we were there.

The view from the balcony is stunning, the 2 bedrooms are very well appointed, the lounge, kitchen and dinning area are very comfy.

We took the short walk through the Old Town went to the beach every day and swam in the sea, might have add a small beer on the way back!

Eating out is great value for money and you can get almost every style you fancy. Ask for the favorite places to eat and you won't be disappointed. Try the local wine, excellent and cheap

Monaco is just a short train ride away and to see the super yachts and to walk the GP circuit is brilliant.

We are defo going back to the Secret House Nice again.

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Liked best: The views and the location
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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DRM43
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely Apartment”
Reviewed 17 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

The accommodation was excellent. Very clean and well appointed. The climb to get to the house not recommended for the elderly. Very steep hill to get to the front door then further stair to reach the apartment.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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caronalli...
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Comfortable and clean charming house with a gorgeous view”
Reviewed 23 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I stayed at the Secret House with my father and a friend. We absolutely loved it! Roni was very accommodating about changes in our check-in, and provided all necessities. The entry-level bedroom has its own bathroom with a stand up shower and French doors to a courtyard. The middle-floor bedroom has a bath and wonderful air conditioning. The top floor has air conditioning, too, and gorgeous views of Old Nice. We used the refrigerator but not the stove, as there are so many delicious restaurants outside your door. The stairs were a little tough for my dad (he is 71), and the tall guys had to duck down on the stairs. Not a big deal, but be aware if traveling with older folks. And the walk up the stairs is nothing compared to the wonderful Secret House! Roni was also kind enough to offer for us to leave our bags in the house after our check-out before we got our train, since no one was checking in that day. All in all, an amazing experience, and I have already recommended it to my best friend, and hope she invites me. Thank you for your hospitality, Roni!

Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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ttin60
Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely quiet house right next to the busy life of the old town”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The house and decor were absolutely lovely. Spacious enough to provide privacy for those who have different sleeping hours - for example teenagers.Situation was great, quiet but very close to the center of old town, and also to the beach (7 minutes). Kitchen well equipped for those who like to cook.
Roni is one of the nicest hosts I have met, flexible and welcoming. We tested some of the restaurants that were recommended in the folder in the house, all of them really worth going to. All and all, a successful holiday.

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Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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AlunLondo...
London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A fantastic place for your holiday”
Reviewed 22 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The agent lady named Roni who had been contacted me for this house is a lovely lady, fast respond email and easy to work making our check in and check out was so so easy. She was wellcome us by a bottle of wine and a box of cheese in the bridge which was sweet. We were 2 couples so we prefer 2 bed rooms and we got what we wanted, the beds are big ,so comfy and clean. The kitchent is on top with terrace so you will get a fantastic view for a beautiful sunset, if you refer cooking, the kitchent has full stuff which is really convinience for your cooking. Downstair got little garden so you can have little smook out there. The Location is the best part of this house, near bus stop, jam, or train station and just few steps down you can be in the hit of Nice with full of beautiful and delicious restaurants or bars or beach or even the market in the morning. However, the staircase to get up to the house is tought as taxi dropped us outside then we walked up to few hills already then we had to clim up very straing up staircase to get to the house. Beside that staicase, the house is perfect and lovely and comfy for your holiday. Plus we got our deposit back so fast. will recomend to my friends for sure.

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Liked best: fast & easy check in and check out, beds are so comfy and clean
Liked least: staircase to get to the house
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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