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We loved our stay in this delightful gite. Our only regret was that it was only one week. We would have been happy to stay for longer. Anne and Richard could not have been more welcoming and helpful, offering lots of useful advice on where to eat and places to visit. The gite itself is just as shown in the photographs, offering all the creature comforts you would expect and the bonus of English language tv to watch while relaxing.
You are staying here for the location in the middle of the old city of Nice. Vibrant, lots of excellent restaurants, people mingling, good base for exploring the city. We stayed here for 2 weeks in July. The main salon is comfortable and spacious and with the ceiling fan and windows on two sides, it stays reasonably comfortable in the heat. Good tv, good WiFi. The master bedroom bed is very comfortable but in the hot days of summer it can be a bit warm for sleeping.....even with the ceiling fan. You need the window open to create airflow, and all the sound reflects off the neighboring buildings and drifts up. Bring earplugs!! Friday and Sat nights the partiers love to have a good time. Lots of closet space. You pass thru several ”climate zones” going up the 90 stairs to the apartment. The restaurant next door vents into the stairwell and it gets quite warm from floors 2-3. You do think twice before heading out to get the fresh croissants in the morning! Kitchen had everything we needed. Bathroom a bit small.....you had to close the door to use the toilet, which was a bit oppressive with the heat. Our only real negative was our “welcome”. I called a couple of days before we were to arrive to set up an arrival time and to understand how do to our arrival since we were driving into Nice with our rental car. Could we park near the apartment to unload luggage? Was there a close parking garage? Etc. I was surprised that the response was that “this is an old building and yes, the floor was crooked and.....and if I was going to complain, then I should just cancel now”. Wow! And then I was informed to make sure to factor in traffic while trying to make it to our scheduled arrival time. So we got to Nice an hour early, the apartment 10 minutes early and after 30 minutes, still no one showed up. Borrowed a phone from the restaurant next door and called and was told by Matthew that he had expected we would call first (never discussed) and that he was 30 minutes away! One hour of standing out front. (Coincidence that France was playing a World Cup game during that time.?)