I told my wife I didn't want to stay in a B&B, I prefer hotels....well, I lost that battle and we ended up at Vista Azzurra for 7 nights during our Euro Cup soccer trip.
The Room: Suite Bella Vista
I can't really call it a room, it was more like our own private apartment. Impeccably clean with a comfortable king size bed, a large two sink bathroom with jacuzzi tub and stand alone shower. The bathroom was the same size as our hotel room in Paris. We also had a separate wardrobe room. The suite has two balconies, each with a table and chairs. Outstanding accommodations.
Beautifully decorated home and the grounds are meticulously maintained. The pool was a highlight for me and I started and ended each day with a refreshing swim. The pool house has a full kitchen if you want to make your own lunch or dinner...we just used it for the fridge to chill wine and a few Kronenbourgs. Lots of shade to escape the volcanic hot weather we had during our stay. The free Wifi was excellent in all areas of the property.
Located up on the hill with a bus stop steps from the front door. We preferred to take the nice 10 minute walk down the hill to the tram to take us to the heart of downtown. Total travel time from the home to the beach, 20-25 minutes.
Not being a B&B guy, I thought I might feel a little uncomfortable staying in someones home for an entire week....but I never did. Cathy and Miguel could not have been more welcoming, helpful and friendly. They are there for you when you need them, but also give you your space and privacy when you are in the common areas of the home. Cathy has all the information you need to help you navigate and plan your daily excursions, including up to date bus and train schedules. Cathy served a great full hot/cold breakfast each morning and it was nice way to start the day chatting with Cathy and the guest(s) from the other room. Near the end of our seven night stay Cathy went above and beyond what you would normally expect from a B&B owner, and it was greatly appreciated. We also enjoyed talking soccer with Miguel in the mornings and evenings and we were thinking of him when Germany eliminated his beloved Italy side after we had left.
It is not surprising this B&B is ranked #1 in Nice.
Great Location + Great Accommodations + Great Hosts = Perfect week in Nice!
Thank you Cathy, Miguel and Sushi (their beautiful little dog), maybe we will see you again one day.
- 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