Promenade des Anglais Negresco
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Unlimited WiFi access in an exquisitely furnished apartment, renovated to an exceptionally high standard by the present owners for their own vacations. Currently available for the discerning visitor seeking quality accommodation in an excellent location on the Promenade, close to the Negresco Hotel.
The apartment is on the fourth floor of an Art Deco building with a lateral sea view from the bedroom and the balcony. The large windows and generous ceiling height enhance the feeling of light and space. As you come out of the lift and step into the apartment you walk through the hallway into the large living room, where there is a brand new black lacquered fitted kitchen (one of the best Italian designer kitchens) with a fully integrated dishwasher, stylish vetroceramic hob, fridge, sink and microwave, framed by an archway that is one of the original features of the apartment. The separate breakfast bar with a Serizzo Monterosa granite worktop has a Nespresso machine, plus all the equipment you will need to cook for four: the dinner service is from Italy, and the cups and glasses from Vienna. The double doors between the imposing Art Deco columns at the end of the living room lead into the bedroom that has a William Morris upholstered double bed, mirror-fronted wardrobe, wickerwork two-seater and fine ceramics. The apartment also has a small balcony, state-of-the-art air conditioning system, double glazing and unlimited Wi-Fi access.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Promenade des Anglais|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice 4 km, Nearest railway: Nice 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
There is a fine early Biedermeier chest of drawers from the Dorotheum auction house in Vienna: the early Biedermeier period in the Austro-Hungarian empire icorresponds to the Regency period in England (1820s-1830s). The dining area features a glass-topped circular table (made in Italy), with four elegant wickerwork dining chairs.
In the living room a top-of-the-range Lampolet double sofa bed (made in Italy) provides lounge seating during the day and a very firm and comfortable bed at night. Above the sofa bed there is a large original Biedermeier giltwood mirror from the Dorotheum auction house in Vienna that reflects the bright blue waters of the bay. The flat-screen LCD TV with a cable TV connection provides channels in a number of languages, and unlimited broadband internet access is provided. At the end of the room there is a balcony with a view of the Promenade, the beach and the turquoise waters of the Baie des Anges, and a small circular table with two chairs.
At the end of the living room a glazed double doorway leads into the bedroom where you have a very high quality double bed with a very firm mattress and a William Morris headboard, plus a wickerwork two-seater and a mirror-fronted wardrobe. The floor area of the bedroom is about 11-12 sq metres, and you have a sea view from the window, so you can see people splashing around in the water, strolling, cycling, jogging and rollerblading along the front, as well as cruise ships sailing into the romantic bay of Villefranche, the Corsica ferry sailing away into the distance, and so on.
The cool blue Mediterranean bathroom, with azzurro di Caltagirone tiling, is equipped with an elegant designer washbasin, bidet, toilet, shower with a high-quality glass door, plus a make-up unit and washing machine.
When the double doors are closed the apartment divides neatly into two separate rooms (the living room and the bedroom) each with a double bed, so it is designed to sleep four adults in comfort.
This apartment is filled with sunlight but benefits from an east/south east orientation with pleasant sea breezes. The fact that it has large period windows is a real advantage: practically an entire wall consists of windows, and French doors leading onto the balcony. In addition the quality of the furnishings and equipment is that of a very well appointed private home, equipped to a far higher standard than the average holiday rental apartment on the Cote d'Azur.
|Further details outdoors|
Secure off-street parking is available for an additional charge.
The choice of restaurants in the area is impressive, starting from Les Jardins du Capitole, stylish and competitively priced, with excellent dishes prepared by Parisian chefs,.In the immediate vicinity you have some excellent food stores including some traditional bakeries with a fine selection of bread, cakes and pastries.
Another important advantage is that the apartment is in a landmark listed Art Deco building on the Promenade, with a sea view, whereas many holiday apartments in Nice are several blocks back from the sea front, so they don't enjoy a sea view or the sea breezes.
The position along the front is important: anything up to number 65 is in an excellent location, with easy access to the beach, restaurants, pavement cafes, shops and entertainments. Just one minute along the front from the Negresco Hotel, one of the most prestigious on the French Riviera, the apartment is within easy walking distance of all the main attractions. Especially the beach, which is literally across the road, with the bright blue waters of the Baie des Anges.
The apartment is not suitable for pets, and in order to maintain the highest standards of comfort for our guests, a no-smoking policy has been adopted.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Nice is an ideal location also for exploring the rest of the Côte d’Azur: there is an easy rail connection to Monte Carlo to the east, though the coast road via Villefranche is also truly spectacular. In the other direction, Antibes, the historic old town surrounded by ramparts, is easily accessible by bus or train, and the fast train to Cannes takes just 15 minutes. Otherwise Cannes can be reached by means of a leisurely drive around Cap d’Antibes and Juan-les-Pins. Inland there are also some fascinating hilltop towns and villages, such as Eze and St Paul de Vence.. But visitors should leave time to explore Nice itself, that is a place to return to at different times of the year, especially as the city hosts some world-class art collections such as the Matisse Museum and the Chagall Museum. When Matisse came to Nice, he was particularly struck by "the radiant colours and luminosity of the daylight"., and he wrote: "When I realised I would see that light every morning, I could not believe my happiness".
As one of France’s most famous and cosmopolitan holiday destinations, with its remarkable climate Nice is a magnet for visitors from many countries who are keen on swimming, walking, cycling, rollerblading and sailing, or simply strolling along, basking in the sunshine and the holiday atmosphere and admiring the views. This particular stretch of the Promenade is dominated by the famous dome of the Hotel Negresco, dating back to the Belle Epoque and reminiscent of a wedding cake, and offers a variety of hotels, restaurants, pavement cafés and piano bars. Stylish entertainment is available in either of the two casinos, and it is a leisurely walk along the front to Vieux Nice, the old town with a wealth of fascinating shops, historic buildings, churches and squares that has been attracting artists, writers and musicians for centuries, and where from Tuesday to Sunday you can wander through the flower market in Cours Saleya, which on Mondays is an antiques market. When the market stalls are packed away, the whole area is given over to restaurants and pavement cafés, where you can order a meal as you watch the world go by, or admire the waterfall on the castle hill framed by Mediterranean pines. The focal point of the Cours Saleya is the Palais des Rois Sardes, dating back to the time when the Savoy dynasty held sway Nice, and the Italian influence is still evident, not just in the local cuisine but also in the people, the dialect and the street names.
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21 Oct 2012
"A wonderful place to stay in a fabulous location with high quality extras"
The location of the apartment on Promenade des Anglais is excellent -- close to bus stops, the beach, great local shopping and restaurants. The apartment owner was very helpful, with suggestions, recommendations and comprehensive instructions and tips for getting the most out of our stay.
The bed was excellent, the Wi-Fi worked very well, and the lighting was good. The double sealed windows meant quiet nights for sleeping. Air conditioning worked during the extra hot times. The apartment was secure, quiet, and the lift (elevator) was welcome relief for my decrepit knees.
The apartment is situated near good food stores/supermarkets, and excellent restaurants
The shower, bidet and bathroom were first rate.
We've stayed at apartments in France before, and this was the best to date. We'd like to come back to explore more of the area outside of Nice, since the transportation is so
good -- 1 Euro bus fare gets you to most places in the Cote d'Azur.
You can walk to Place Massena or the Old Town to experience Nice -- current and old -- or take the bus if you have a weekly pass.
Regrets -- we would have liked to rent one of the Velo Bleu bikes, but we couldn't
sign on. We should have rented the apartment for two weeks instead of one -- because there was so much to do and see.
Highly recommend the location, the owner, and everything about the apartment.
Len K. and Nadia N. -- Toronto, Ontario, Canada/
21 Oct 2011
"Absolutely great stay!"
The owner was the best in all aspects, especially in giving helpful information about the apartment and the surrounding area. We had everything there to make for a very pleasant stay. All the accommodations were classy, comfortable, and very artfully decorated. Great view of Promenade des Anglais and the Mediterranean Sea from the balcony.
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