Hotel Villa Victoria
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We slept in this morning!! It was pretty exciting. Our beds were so comfy and so warm that we slept in till 7:30 and then went down for breakfast at the hotel. We then made our way out of the hotel and down the one little road praying that we wouldnt meet any other cars.
It was a long drive from Innsbruck to Nice - it took us about 8 …
... we had two scooters and were one our way to Monaco, such an exhilarating feeling being on one of those things zipping through town. First stop, Villefranche, a neighboring coastal town to Nice, only about 2 miles over the hill. When we got here we were craving some food, so we stopped close to the harbor and decided that we needed to try some southern French crepes. Brian went with the traditional crepe, nutella and powdered sugar combo, me on the other hand went for ...
... SEA-JFK-NCE). The descent into Nice was nice views of the Monte Carlo and the French Riviera. We explored
the old town of Nice for a little bit and tried to hold out as long as we could for dinner so that we could get on European time. Fenocchio Ice Cream was our first ...
... back, we passed a Socca shop, which Bridget had told me about, that was also invented in Nice. We stopped to grab some because we figured how could we not!? Well, it was disgusting. I don't recommend it at all. It was like a weird soggy crÍpe that had no taste and was just not good at all. It took all that we had to just finish the one that we were splitting. After that bad experience, we walked home and saw a few more sights. We were ...
... which was very pretty. We were running out of time so we then turned around here and headed for the bike hire shop along the beach. I sat with a couple of others, looking over the beach, whilst Nick and the rest went for a half hour cycling trip along the promenade. It was a great, relaxing end to the afternoon. After getting dressed up at the hotel, it was off to the French perfumery. It was interesting to hear about the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Villa Victoria Nice
Good place for first timers
I have read previous reviews about bugs on beds and stolen luggage after we have made our reservation so we were somewhat a bit concerned whether we made the right choice.
We worried unnecessary as the hotel was fantastic. We stayed at room 104 which faces the road. The staff were helpful and the room was clean but basic but hey - what do you want from a 3 star? There is a kettle for hot drinks (tea & coffee sachets provided with two small bottles of water for the first day - so remember to buy some water on the way back to the hotel each night). The location was ideal, especially if you are a first timer to Nice as it is a stone throw away to the main tourist area and the beach.
On the last day we left our luggage at reception and it was fine although it could be improved but nothing to lose sleep about.
I would suggest for that little bit extra, book a room facing the garden. We did wake up each morning to the noise of the bin-men! The hotel is located on Victor Hugo Road, a lovely tree lined road which we used as a marker when exploring the city.
I will definitely recommend this hotel.
Pleasant and well located
We stayed at the Villa Victoria hotel during Carnival week in Nice in February 2005. The hotel was clean, efficient and very well located, about 5 mins walk from shops and the Promenade des Anglais. The staff were universally helpful and pleasant and the room (which overlooked the street) was comfortable, if basic, with a very good bed and a small but bright and well equipped bathroom. The public sitting space was small and a bit spartan and the "bar" was a shelf in the breakfast area. The garden looked as if it would be lovely in summer with arbours, sun beds etc ready for use when the weather improved.
Hated it - all luggage stolen from reception!
On the last day of our stay we left luggage in reception for a couple of hours before going to the airport. When we went back to pick it up someone had stolen all four bags - simply walked in and taken the lot from behind the reception desk! The Hotel owner was totally unsympathetic and we have received no compensation either from him or his insurance company although we reported it to the French police. We lost nearly two thousand pound worth of clothes and other goods because of the Hotel's negligence. As far as I know no investigation took place either by the Hotel or the police. The Hotel say that they have improved the system now but I wouldn't bet on it! Don't stay here if you value your belongings!
Bugs definately gone!
On the back of your last reviewer we nearly cancelled our stay but decided to face up to the wildlife head on.....and survived without a bug in sight. Instead we had a wondeful stay in a charming hotel with great facilities, friendly staff, a spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated room and an outstanding location just at the edge of everything on Nice's poshest street.
Genuinely one of those places where you can't decide wether to tell everyone how good it is, or keep quiet so the world doesn't find out and spoil it!
Go and go soon (and book a room facing the garden) - I was almost disappointed not to get one bite, though
We woke up the second night and realized that the bed was full of small bugs! We had bites all over and the sheets were bloody from the bites on our legs and arms! We contacted the concierge and got another room. Instead of 108 we got 308. Next morning we contacted management but they did never take it really seriously, so they might not have had the room disinfected proberly, which is the reason why we write this. We had to change hotel and spent a lot of time on this! Once returned to Denmark we had to put all our things in the freezer to get rid of all the bugs! Bad holiday! See the bug here: ------------------------------ or ----------------------------------------
We Keep Coming Back
Very comfortable Hotel in quiet suburb ,but within easy reach of the City. Staff pleasant,unobtrusive but on hand to offer information and advice. Next visit in September will be our fourth.Garden at the rear a nice retreat for those days when you just want relax.
Would definitely stay here again..
My husband and I ( we are in our mid fifties) stayed at the Villa Victoria for a few days in July, 2003. Our room was so spacious, bed was great, bathroom very clean, modern and it even had a drying rack!
The staff were very friendly, helpful and most welcoming as we walked into the hotel, no doubt looking quite bedraggled from our 5 hour train ride and walk to the hotel - we were there during the heat wave! The hotel is not in the centre of all the activity but for us the location was just fine, a 15 minute walk to the beach and Old Nice. If you are travelling by train, as we were, the hotel is about a 10 - 15 minute walk from the station. There is an Information office outside the train station where they will provide you with directions. Would we stay here again? Most definitely!
Friendly attentive, helpful serviceand staff. Lovely breakfast. Rooms pleasant if a bit jaded decor-wise. Safe didn't work and they could not fix it but were helpful in trying. Rooms quiet despite being on road side and air condition efficient during the heatwave we experienced.
Nice gardens to relax in. Would stay there again.