We loved our week staying at the Palm Garavan. Its location is perfect - at the end of the town where the beaches and cafes are good, it's not crowded and you get amazing views of the Old Town. In fact, everything's easily walkable from the hotel and it makes a terrific base. Catherine and Olivier - the owners - are unfailingly helpful, charming and run the place with warmth and calmness. Our room had a cool balcony overlooking the sea and mountains - a view we could have looked at endlessly. We could have done with a bit more storage, but apart from that the bed was really comfortable, the air con and wifi worked excellently and the blinds made it cool, dark and quiet at night.
On the last day we had a bit of a panic on how to get to the airport as there was a rail strike - but Catherine helped us alter our arrangements at the last moment and ensured we made it to the airport easily on time. That personal touch is so important.
We had breakfast at the hotel each day on the pleasant little terrace on the pavement which was a nice place to start the day. We shared a Standard and an Express - more than enough for our needs and of a very good quality, all served by the charming and cheerful Olivier. And the coffee is really REALLY good - an essential for me.
We explored lots of Menton and the environs from this comfortable and welcoming base and couldn't have been happier with our choice. We are already certain we'll go back. Highly recommended.