Hidden from the street in a quiet courtyard just moments away from Nice Port and the lively neighbourhood of rue Bonaparte, this striking two-bedroom modernized mezzanine apartment is perfect for first time visitors to Nice or those coming back for more. Reversible air-conditioning throughout makes Olympia a real haven of comfort throughout the year. Rustic stone, contemporary iron and natural wood features blend together creating an inviting ambiance of style and comfort. From this peaceful sanctuary it is just 250m to the colourful Port of Nice and the bobbing traditional boats which are its centrepiece.
The lower floor bedroom has a super king-size double bed (180×200) complete with memory foam topping for comfortable slumber and adjustable reading lamps on both sides. Up the iron staircase there is a second double bedroom (140×200), hidden from view by an adjoining living area, with twin bedside tables and lamps and a wall-mounted TV. Double glazing throughout keeps any outside noise to a minimum.
On the lower floor is a small easy-access shower room with basin and toilet. The upper floor mezzanine bedroom features an elegant free-standing bathtub with centred, arch-over taps and a shower fitting—perfect for relaxing, end-of-day pampering. There is also a convenient basin on the upper floor mezzanine.
Kitchen, Living and Dining Area
Olympia’s compact open plan kitchen lies below the staircase. Neat and easy to use there is a sink, stylish kettle, toaster and coffee machine, plus a microwave in the unlikely event that you tire of eating out. A dishwasher and washing machine, plus iron and ironing board ensure you have everything looked after.
The lower floor living and dining area opens out from the kitchen for kick-back time and includes a sofa and beanbag and of course a wifi connection. On the upper floor mezzanine is a further living space with sofa and TV—both TVs are connected to Netflix should you need some home entertainment.
For those travelling with a car, street parking is possible but can be difficult to find at peak times. However, there are lots of parking possibilities on the port. Check parking Port Lympia for details.
Nice Port has fast become the place to be in Nice. With a local feel, but excellent selection of restaurants, bars and boutiques, it is a great place to stroll around, day or night. You will be spoilt for choice by the array of patisseries, pavement cafés, fresh pasta and local dishes, in fact eateries to suit all tastes and budgets, not to mention the quartier antiquaire with its hidden antique and bric-a-brac shops nestled in below la Colline du Chateau. A 15-minute walk past the port (cut even shorter if you make use of the two electric scooters) takes you to the more local beach and snorkelling area of La Reserve and Coco Beach, perfect for escaping the tourists and blending in with the locals. Don’t forget to buy your ‘pain bagnat’ (a niçois salad sandwich drizzled in olive oil) available from all local bakeries.
The tram system in Nice has recently developed and there are now 3 tram lines facilitating travel across the city and meeting up with the many buses. Line 3 (approx. 4:23am to 0:45am) connects the airport to the Alliance Riviera stadium, National Museum of Sport and St Isidore shopping centre. Line 2 (approx. 4:45 am to 1:10 am) connects the airport to many stops along the promenade and then onto the centre of Nice, the Old Town and the port. Line 1 (approx. 4:25 am to 1:25 am) meets line 2 on the main shopping avenue of Jean Médecin and then goes north to Nice Ville train station (Gare Thiers) and on through the market neighbourhood of Liberation, or in the opposite direction passing the Old Town, Place Garibaldi for the Bonaparte neighbourhood and onwards to the exhibition centre and the main hospital, Pasteur. Buy your tickets from machines on platforms before boarding: a one-way ticket costs €1.50 (bus/tram changes included up to 74 mins) or you can buy ten tickets for €10 and other passes. All tickets must be stamped onboard.