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VILLA RIVOLI - Charming character 1 bedroom apartment in Carre D'or

Bedrooms 1
Space 473 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

Our 1 bedroom apartment is located in a classic nicoise building. It is just 2 minutes walk from the Promenade des Anglais and the Hotel Negresco which is one of the leading hotels in the world.

Charming character features throughout from the old style elevator, high ceilings beautiful cornices, original floor tiles and parquet oak flooring , yet still has a modern feel.

This apartment has separate kitchen, living room, balcony , bedroom and bathroom .

The spacious bedroom sleeping 2 in a double bed has more storage than you could dream of with beautiful original built in cupboards framing the double windows.

The separate kitchen is a new shaker style with induction cooktop and full oven , integrated fridge and fully equipped should you feel like cooking a Sunday roast !!

The lounge has a provincial dining table with 4 chairs/Leather sofa converts to a very comfortable double bed / flat screen tv/ DVD player / cable tv / wifi/ airconditioner. This room opens out to the balcony which has a quiet open courtyard aspect furnished with bistro style table and 2 chairs perfect for coffee and croissants or a pre-dinner local rosé.

Old Nice is only a short 10-15 minutes walk away with its vibrant markets, exquisite restaurants, and cafe culture. The apartment is also only a short and leisurely 12 minute walk from the central train station making the attractions of Cannes, St Tropez, Eze, Menton, Antibes, and the glamorous Monte Carlo readily accessible.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About The Owner

I emigrated from the UK with my husband and 2 young children to Melbourne in 2000 and now after 16 years I want a base close to UK to see family that is convenient to fly from Melbourne. Nice, as we discovered whilst holidaying, is the perfect location for exploring not only France but Europe.

We love the peacefulness of our apartment and the original features . I especially love the quaint radiators!!! We have an amazing location 2 minutes from the Promenade Anglais . Our favourite boulangerie is 1 minute away and after an early dip in the sea it's our stop off on our way back for breakfast .

I am a supply primary teacher in Melbourne. Oscar my husband works for the Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne as a Research Scientist .

Due to living in Melbourne we are limited to a couple of big visits a year and as such we are happy to share a little of Nice with you at Villa Rivoli.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hallo Frau Judith und Celine,

nochmals vielen Dank für den schönen Aufenthalt und die Vorbereitung dazu. War alles super. Haben uns wohlgefühlt und das Leben in Nizza genossen. Die Wohnung ist schön eingerichtet und sauber. Wir haben alles zu Fuss erkundet und waren mit der Bahn in Monaco. Es hat uns gut gefallen.

Herzliche Grüße aus Deutschland. Hier sind zwischen 6 und 10 Grad zur Zeit. Huhh kalt.

Vielen Dank nochmal an Celine für die Betreuung und liebe Grüße von Lutz und Anette

Hello Mrs. Judith and Celine,

Thanks again for the nice stay and the preparation. Was everything great. We felt comfortable and enjoyed the life in Nice. The apartment is nicely decorated and clean. We explored everything on foot and were by train in Monaco. We liked it a lot.

Greetings from Germany. Here are between 6 and 10 degrees at the time. Huhh cold.

Thanks again to Celine for the care and love greetings from Lutz and Anette
Oct 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Carre d'Or in Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 473 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • limited accessibility
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services


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VILLA RIVOLI - Charming character 1 bedroom apartment in Carre D'or
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Great Apartment, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Villa Rivoli is a gem. The location is close to the beach, pedestrian area and Old Town as well as a short walk to the train station and bus for the airport. The apartment is spotless and very well equipped. It was easy to prepare meals or do laundry. Judith has thought of all the little details to make the place feel like home. She responded promptly to all my enquiries and provided helpful information in the apartment as well. We appreciated the bottle of wine and the selection of books to read during our stay. Celine, the greeter, was fantastic. She took time to explain how everything worked and was readily available to answer any questions. I would highly recommend Villa Rivoli. Pictures and descriptions are accurate and the apartment is bright and cheerful. Thank you for sharing your lovely place.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donna for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed our apartment with all its facilities and loved its location as we do. We would happily welcome you again. Kind Regards Judith and Celine
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A light & airy comfortable space in Nice....

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely apartment! Conveniently located so I was able to walk from/to the train station. And just moments about from Promenade des Anglais, Hotel Negresco & an unending choice of restaurants and markets. Bus stop is right out front as well and I used it to get to the Port of Nice when I didn't feel like walking. The apartment itself had a light & airy feel (loved the windows!) that was well equipped and the epitome of the South of France. I even fell in love with the old fashioned caged elevator if such a thing is possible. #bigsmile. Check in & check out was easy and communication perfect. I miss the unusual sounds of the birds every day. It was like music. And yes, I would definitely stay here again and again.... Thank you Judith & Celine!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tracey for your lovely review.You were delightful to communicate with and we are so glad you enjoyed all the features that we love in our apartment too from the location to the birdsong. You are very welcome back anytime. Judith and Oscar
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Vancouver, British Columbia

Comfortable, Relaxing and Easy Living - Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Loved the comfort of this apartment, its amenities, easy access to all the wonderful things Nice has to offer, and the ease of getting to all the 'sites and sounds'. Literally. We loved opening up the doors and windows after ten-hour days and listening to the symphony of birds chirping away, the soft breezes and the peace and quiet after a hectic day of sight seeing. The apartment is very close to everything one could possibly want, yet it is removed enough that one can enjoy the peace and quiet.

Thank you Judith for sharing your lovely place, and thank you Celine, for your warmth, quick responses to our texts, and for sharing your favourite places with us. We enjoyed them all! I would highly recommend this apartment for a genuine 'Nice' experience.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome Mike and we are so glad you enjoyed the location , the birdsong and the peacefulness. Please come back again soon. Judith and Oscar
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Beautiful with some kinks

  • 3 of 5

The property is wonderful. High ceilings, spacious rooms, and a lovely feel to the place. The downsides are that the hot water pressure in the shower is a dribble and the courtyard can get very noisy at night and in the early mornings. The building itself is gorgeous, but noisy.

Also, we were given only one roll of toilet paper for our 4-day stay and then told that we are expected to buy more when we used that one roll. This I find ridiculous, seeing that other guests got a bottle of wine with their stay (which we did not). How would you provide wine to guests and not an essential like toilet paper? There are some kinks to be worked out.

Celine (the property caretaker) has an email address that is incorrect on the info sheet. Other that that! Great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. The property is self-catering and not serviced, which is normal to provide your own sundries like toilet rolls, food etc (every guest is provided with one roll to get started). The bottle of wine we provide as a nice surprise for guests that stay a week or longer, in your case you only stayed for 4 nights, which we agreed was a special arrangements as normally we have 5 nights minimum stay. I'm sorry if it was noisy, it is normally a very quiet courtyard- its one of the attractive features of the apartment (especially in such a central location). I will be there shortly and will make enquiries as to why it was noisy during the period of your stay. Thanks for the feedback regarding Celine's email. Regarding the shower, it is a normal shower for this type of Character Nicoise building - we will however get our plumber to service the shower. Kind Regards Judith and Oscar
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A Perfect "Getaway"!

  • 4 of 5

Great location! Close to promenade/beaches, markets, coffee shops, restaurants and museums. Fully-equipped, well staged, spotless, refurbished apartment in a classic old building. Host,Catherine and Manager, Celine, are friendly and efficient.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Villa Rivoli .We are glad you loved the location and how well equipped the apartment is. We look forward to having you back. Kind Regards Judith and Celine
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Lovely traditional apartment in the perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at this beautiful apartment while we were in Nice. The location is absolutely perfect. It is a short walk to the beach, close to grocery stores and Aux Delices de la Buffa which has the best croissants. It is away from the main tourist area which we really liked, but close enough you can easily walk to it. It is also only a 10 minute walk to the train station and close to public transit which makes it easy to explore the French Riviera. The apartment itself is traditional and adorable all in one. We felt so comfortable and the apartment has everything you could possibly need for your stay. Communicating with Judith was great. She was fast to respond and very organized. I would recommend this apartment to anyone. Way better than a hotel in my opinion!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Trisha for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed our Villa Rivoli and our location. Kind Regards Judith and Oscar
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £43.92
Additional Guest Fee £8.78 per person per night

Please note check in time is 4pm onwards and check out time is 11 am
Changeover day can be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.