Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Nice Hotel in Nice

If you're headed to the south of France with tykes in tow, I would like to recommend a terrific family-friendly hotel in the glamorous city of Nice.  Hotel la Perouse is one of those rare finds in Europe that offers suites and junior suites, thus accommodating a family of four in one room.  The guest rooms are charming, comfortable, and all have air conditioning.  The hotel's lovely swimming pool will entertain your little ones when you're not down at the beach or strolling about town.

The best feature about this luxury boutique hotel, however, is the location.  And by location I mean two things:  location in the city and physical placement of the la Perouse.  The hotel is located on the Promenade des Anglais, a mere 5 minute walk from Nice's open air flower market, and the port, shopping streets, and beaches are just another few minutes' walk away.  But the position of the Hotel la Perouse is very unique, too.  The building is nestled into the rock face at the foot of Castle Hill (Colline du Château), such that some of the rooms which face the rock have kind of a grotto feel out on the terrace. And, because of the cliffside location, the rooms that face the ocean have a breathtaking view of the city and the sparkling blue Mediterranean.  It was a hazy day when I took this (poor quality) photo below from our balcony at la Perouse, but you get the idea of the expansive views:

Rooms with these extraordinary views cost a bit extra, but are well worth it.  Hotel la Perouse offers free WiFi and has a fabulous restaurant, although it's a bit pricey.  I can think of only one limitation to this hotel and that is it is not suitable for strollers.  There are many steps around the property and, although there is an elevator, steps to access most rooms.  Other than that, enjoy the French Riviera at Hotel la Perouse.


  1. We love Nice and go for several days every summer. I might have to try this place out this year. Especially if it offers free Wi-Fi and has a great restaurant. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Hi Sonja - Thanks for visiting my blog. Here I am and I do adore your blog!!! It made it right on my top10blog-list and I can't wait to have half an hour to just read and read and read... there are so many places I have been to and so many I just know about... For example - I have been to Nice for three weeks as an apprentice-exchange many years ago visiting the Ecole Hotelier there. Just wondering: Have you ever visited my hometown Regensburg??? Katja

  3. Wow....your blog gives me plenty of fodder for daydreaming! I would love to visit France someday. I really enjoyed the glimpse of Nice...what gorgeous pictures. And the art in your header is adorable!

    Hope you'll stop by my blog and say hello!:
    Notes in the Key of Life

  4. Hi Katja! Leider bin ich noch nicht in Regensburg gewesen. Vielleicht nächstes mal. :)

  5. Thanks for stopping by Just Wedeminute and following me, I was already a follower!

  6. Wow! what a gorgeous place! And family friendly too! you always have the best recommendations!


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