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Spacious Apartment in Central Nice, Carre d'or

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

Apartment in Nice, Cote d'Azur - Central Nice, Overlooking Park, Minutes to Beach

This Haussman style building was constructed in the second half of the 1800's. It is a very grand building with carved front doors, ornate wrought iron balconies, shuttered French windows and domed roofs. The apartment is on the third floor and is reached by a marble staircase or Edwardian lift. Opposite is the Jardin Alsace Lorraine, 3 blocks behind the world renowned Hotel Negresco and Musee d'Art et Histoire. Nice Ville station is a 10 mins walk with Nice Airport 15/20 mins by taxi or direct bus service. The overall feeling of the apartment is very spacious with high ceilings and full length French doors. There are 3 bedrooms, separate well equipped kitchen with eating area, dining room and living room. The master bedroom has an en-suite and there is another bathroom with a laundry room and a separate wc. The apartment and the apartment block are kept in excellent condition both inside and outside. Within the immediate area there is ‘The Buffa’ indoor market, small shops and restaurants.

J Carr
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 July, 2017

About J Carr

We are a family of 7 and have owned our family home in Higham for over 24 years and our apartment in Nice for over 11 years. Both provide space for us all to enjoy our time together and offer a great base from which to explore the English countryside and the French riviera.

J Carr purchased this apartment in 2004

Why J Carr chose Nice

We are a family with 5 children (age range 19 yrs- 30yrs) and Palais Yolande has been our holiday home for 11 years. My husband has been visiting the Cote D'azur for over 24 years and of all the magnificent towns of this region chose Nice as it really does have something for everyone. It is a vibrant city on the sea. We spent a long time searching for the perfect holiday home and we believe we found it in Palais Yolande. It is in a very lovely area of Nice and offers a truly French experience. We have let the apartment for holidays for a number of years now. I have enjoyed the fact that others have likewise got pleasure from our second home and it is extremely important to me that your holiday experience is as near perfect as possible.

What makes this apartment unique

Palais Yolande has history. It was built in the famous Hausmann style at the end of the 1800's to house the bourgeois during their summer season on the coast. Old Town was built for the poor working classes and Carre D'or and especially Blvd Victor Hugo, for the elite. Palais Yolande sits on a wide tree lined boulevard with many other architecturally stunning buildings. From the balconies of the apartment you can see the garden square, Jardin D' Alsace Lorraine, with its mature exotic trees and plants, benches and fountains, statutes and walkways. A lovely gated children's playground is located in one corner where you will find local children and their parents wiling away their time.

Both the building and the apartment have retained many original features and the domes are prominent in the local skyline. The wonderful Edwardian lift, although recently forced to endure an EU make-over, has been done in such a way that its original charm has been preserved.

There are many reminders of the way the rich lived, with servants quarter in the attic giving access to the rooftops where no doubt the domestic staff took their air. A back staircase is a reminder of the 'not seen and not heard policy' for the servants who used it to move from the apartments to their rooms without any of the owners having to spy them on the large sweeping marble staircase.

The now defunct concierge lodge, which can be seen as you enter the main building, leads down to the basement where there is a warren of rooms - take a look although it is not recommended for the faint hearted.

We looked for a long time in many areas of Nice before we chose Palais Yolande. We felt that it provided us with the feel of a truly French experience despite the fact that Nice is one of the most cosmopolitan of european cities. It is local people who live here too and local shops and bars surround us. However, it is central with all that Nice has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Thank you so much for the use of your apartment, it is fabulous. It has been our 1st trip to Nice and we will definitely be back. Thank you also to your little girl for leaving some toys for (my daughter) to play with. We have had a fantastic time'. KI, Scotland

Fantastic time, gorgeous apartment. Highlights were midnight cycling along the Promenade, walking through old Nice to waterfall. Living like kings on the beach. MG, SS & MC

Had a fantastic time. Apartment was perfect. Thank you and your family so much. (SE, Bristol - family of 8)

Just to let you know that we had a wonderful time in Nice, sunshine, beach walking, excellent meals. The apartment is amazing and we felt at home immediately. Everything was there;information, a lovely birthday treat for dad, it could not have been better..Thank you for arranging everything just right. I already have friends from Germany asking for details. I A-S UK/Germany, Jan.
Jul 2007
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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:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, sink and wc (fully refurbished) Main bathroom with bath and separate shower, sink (newly refurbished - photos out of date and do not show new works) Separate WC
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super king sized bed or 2 singles, en suite shower and wc. Large bay with French doors overlooking park. Bedroom 2 with super king sized bed or 2 singles. Bedroom 3 with 2-4 single beds with small balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Fully heated and air conditioned. Telephone available by prior arrangement. The apartment has many games, books for children and the park opposite provides a playground. Please note that this apartment is not suitable for young groups, hen/stag parties and any groups where noise levels cannot be kept to a reasonable level at all times. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (not for beach use) and linen are provided - all recently renewed. For lets of 7 days or more cleaning is included at the end of the stay otherwise it is added to the daily rate and will be included in the original quoted fee. Additional cleaning sessions can be arranged at extra charge. Other: Elegant hallway provides access to all rooms.


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Spacious Apartment in Central Nice, Carre d'or
average rating of 4.962963 based on 28 reviews

wonderful, spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this stylish apartment. It is a wonderful, spacious flat in close proximity to the beach and shops. It is very well maintained. We appreciated a bit of winter sun at the end of October.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Palais Yolande was terriffic, homely and spotless.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was perfect. Dealing with Janette was a pleasure. So professional from start to finish. The location of the apartment was superb. All arrangements went perfectly and the apartment was equipped with everything you could think of. Janette provided lots of valuable information about Nice and surrounding area to make our holiday just wonderful. No time wasted trying to find our way around, just consulted Janette's information books and we found all we needed. we would not hesitate to recommend Janette's apartment to anyone and we will definitely be back. Julian (agent) was also very helpful on arrival and we were in apartment spot on time as arranged. All our group were sad to leave. Thank you Janette.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay in Nice

  • 5 of 5

7 ladies enjoyed a wonderful stay in this apartment. We found it spacious, spotlessly clean and very well appointed. The location was very good, a few minutes from the sea front, beach and various supermarkets. We spent several evenings in the flower market area which was about a 15 minute walk. We would highly recommend this as a base for a stay in Nice

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Spacious Apartment in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we booked this apartment, way back in January, Janette was extremely helpful. We are a group of 4 ladies, celebrating a significant birthday, and this apartment was perfect for us. As there were only 4 of us, we could spread out but the flat sleeps 8 and could sleep 7 in separate beds, so perfect for groups like ours. When we arrived, Janette's friendly representative in Nice showed us round and explained everything about cooker, washing machine, dishwasher tv, wifi etc.. Wifi was very good! The flat was modern with contemporary furnishings and very spacious. The beds were extremely comfortable and the location was brilliant. Walking distance from the Old Town and the sea. The local architecture was beautiful and we were also close to the main shopping streets. We had a wonderful time exploring Nice and surrounding area, including trips to Monaco, Ventilmiglia (in Italy) and Grasse. We also felt there was plenty more to see and would definitely stay in this apartment again. You will not be disappointed if you stay in this apartment!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A superbly furnished appartment very central

  • 5 of 5

The apartment has everything that you could need , its beautifully decorated and in a very quiet building which is within very close proximity to both shopping and restaurants. Perfect :) we were a group of 6 ladies of a certain age! and had a great week exploring Nice and the surrounding area .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is lovely and so spacious in a very good location near to Old Town, railway station and airport. It was very clean and we were met on arrival by the manager who was very obliging. The apartment has a wealth of information of places to visit, restaurants etc which we made good use of.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

There are a number of ski resorts within 1-1.5 hours of Nice and daily ski buses run from central Nice and airport direct to various resorts. The mountains trains, Le Train des Pignes and Train de Marveilles travel from Nice and journey into the lower Alps all year round.


The beach is 5 minutes walk. It has restaurants all year round and water sports facilities in season.


Aeroport Nice Cote d'Azur is 15/20 minutes away with direct airport bus to Nice (4 euros)

Trains are Eurostar with TGV connections in Paris or Lille

Driving from Calais is 12/13 hours

Car hire is not necessary to enjoy Nice and its environs -bus, train and tram connections to the rest of Nice and the Cote d'Azur.


Monaco - 22km.

Antibes - 21km.

Cannes - 33km.

St Tropez - 108km.

Further Details:

There is a comprehensive file in the apartment giving details of restaurants, shops, beauty salons and hairdressers, leisure activities (sailing/tennis etc), day trips, museums, opera etc and local events.

If you require any assistance in arranging activities or extra services during your stay please do ask.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Carre d'Or, Nice Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 4
5 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes:
A 25% non-returnable deposit is payable on booking. The balance must be paid 6 weeks before the start of the letting period. A returnable goodhousekeeping/damage deposit of £350 is required although larger deposits may be required for longer periods of stay or larger groups. It is expected that there are no missing items from or damage to the apartment at the end of the letting period and that the apartment is left in good condition ready for cleaning.

Changeover Day:
During peak season changeover day is Saturday. At all other times the letting period is flexible including long weekends. Access to the apartment will be from 4pm although luggage can be left beforehand by prior arrangement. Departure time is 10am.

Notes on prices:
The prices quoted are for 2-6 persons. Please note a further £125 is payable for each additional persons/bed up to a maximum of 8.
Please note that any bank charges payable as a result of receiving/returning payments/deposits will be the responsibility of the client.
Guests will be met on arrival. Any meetings for collection of keys post 9pm incur a charge of €30.
For lets of less than 7 days an additional cleaning charge of £150 is added.
Tourist tax is payable currently €1.00 pp per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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