“A charming small hotel in a great location, close to the water as well as to the vieille ville. Dressed in French style, the individually decorated rooms come in three categories: those on the lower ground floor, with small windows, are obviously the cheapest but sweet, neat and clean; there are also traditional rooms (some with balconies) and superior spacious rooms, also with balconies. Most rooms have pleasant views of the garden and are surprisingly quiet at night. Access to the private beach is a great bonus.”
Written by James Dunford Wood
“The Hotel Villa Rivoli, located in a former unique Belle Epoque (1890) private house, is in the heart of the historical town center of Nice. It is 100 meters away from the beaches and the famous Promenade des Anglais with the Museum Massena. Only 3 min. walk away from the pedestrian shopping area and its numerous trendy bars and restaurants. The square Massena, leading to the old town of Nice with its flower market, quaint lanes and the opera is also close by.”
Tucked a few blocks back from the sea in Nice’s Quartier des Musiciens, this flower-filled, 24-room hotel overseen by German owner, Barbara Kimmig, exudes a civilised and welcoming atmosphere. There’s no restaurant, but plenty on the doorstep, and breakfast is served the garden on fine days.
Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)