A stunning, sunny 5th floor, mezzanine studio flat in the former Grand Hotel; Le Grand Hotel has a magnificent view of the beautiful Promenade de Paillon. With a balcony overlooking the park and a view of the Colline du Chateau, the far off hills and the sea sparkling in the distance, you would have to be tired of life to ever get tired of this view! A splendid example of late Belle Epoque architecture; the classic features of this building with its grand entrance and tapestried walls will have you floating through the history of Nice but with the added comfort and security of contemporary living, including a lift and reversible air conditioning/heating.
Address Le Grand Hotel,10 Avenue Felix Faure, Nice
The south facing 15m2 balcony has sunshine from morning through to the afternoon so you can make the most of the Riviera’s famed climate. There is a tall table and stools for enjoying the view over breakfast, lunch, evening aperitif or an alfresco dinner; whatever takes your fancy!
The low ceilinged, mezzanine bedroom is newly constructed with stylish and secure railings and a comfortable king size mattress. If the ladder up to this cosy nest does not suit you, there is also a very comfortable, king size sofa bed downstairs.
The stylish, contemporary bathroom has been completely renovated and includes a shower cubicle with rain and hand shower, a basin with storage drawers, a heated towel rail and plenty of shelving.
The living area has sliding, double-glazed French windows, which open onto the balcony. There is a sofa and wall-mounted TV for unwinding and wifi for convenience.
The kitchen area fits neatly under the mezzanine and has an oven/grill/microwave, a dishwasher, Nespresso machine, washing machine with laundry equipment, and plenty of cupboard space. The dining table sits conveniently against the wall or folds out to accommodate more people should you wish to entertain.
Overlooking the now covered River Paillon, and across to the Old Town, Le Grand Hotel is situated on the gateway between the ancient fishing community and the modern city, which became a popular resort in the 19th century. This is a great place from which to discover or explore Nice, from antiquity to the present day, everything is close at hand. All year round Nice’s lush, green, central garden and square have something worth looking at. From the summer concerts, to the Christmas lights, not forgetting the much celebrated Nice Carnival whose floats and fun will be passing just below this year giving you a bird’s eye view of the festivities!
There are several car parks within easy walking distance of the apartment. The closest is Parking Indigo Masséna just along the street towards Place Masséna.
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.
By Car: Closest parking: Parking des Artes, Place Garibaldi or street parking where permitted.