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Stunning Beachside Apartment In Tropical Gardens Ideally Located In Old Menton

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Menton - Residence Le Regina

Ideally Located, Spacious, Elegant Apartment Next To Beach, Shops & Restaurants

We have recently bought and furnished this unique property 10 seconds walk from the beach and are excited about sharing our love of Menton with our guests. This exceptional, prestigious apartment is located in the magnificent and only 19th century 'Belle Epoque palace' private residence in Menton which is right on the seafront. It is ideal for couples (10% discount) and families.

The luxurious gated residence 'Le Regina', with its own tropical gardens, boasts two entrances: the front double-gate which opens from the gardens onto the beach promenade; and the rear entrance through the marbled period lobby opening onto the charming, main pedestrian street and pastel colours of the Old Town.

The two-floor apartment is situated in the recently refurbished wing to the main palace residence, formerly a grand hotel. Overlooking the manicured gardens to the residence, the apartment is a tranquil haven and yet next to the beach, shops (including 2 mini-supermarkets: Carrefour Express and Casino), restaurants, the daily covered market, ATM machines and other amenities.

The gardens enjoy a variety of tropical palm trees, mimosas and citrus trees which in season are laden with oranges, lemons and grapefruit.

In the apartment, there are sea views stretching to Cap Martin from both the living/dining room and the master bedroom windows.

The air-conditioned living and dining room has exceptionally high ceilings, parquet flooring, original period features such as cornicing and two sets of tall, broad double windows facing onto the gardens and letting in an abundance of natural light.

The newly-fitted Provençal style open kitchen is equipped to a high standard with a farmhouse sink, hand-made wooden and glass cabinets lit from the interior, an American fridge freezer, a large Smeg oven with a five ring induction hob, a Bosch dishwasher, a microwave, a De'Longhi vintage model toaster, coffee machine and kettle and all the requisite crockery, cutlery and utensils.

The air-conditioned master double bedroom is on the ground floor with parquet flooring and large double windows overlooking the residence gardens.

The second double bedroom as well as the twin bedroom, both air-conditioned and with wooden flooring, are on the upper floor.

Duvets and good quality bed linen are provided for all bedrooms.

There are two newly fitted bath/shower rooms: a bathroom with sink, toilet, bidet and washer/dryer on the ground floor and a shower room with sink, toilet and bidet on the upper floor. Towels are provided.

Unlimited free (and fast) WiFi is available. There is a fully WiFi integrated Sony flat screen TV offering numerous French and some English channels and a fixed line telephone for incoming calls.

On arrival at the residence, our representative Nathalie will be there to welcome guests, show them around and hand over the keys. She will gladly answer any questions which arise and, on request will arrange for cleaning during your stay. If you would like to enjoy a gourmet meal privately served by a chef at the apartment, Nathalie can organise this for a price to be agreed with her.

A car is really not essential. From the apartment, one can easily walk to any part of Menton, and even to Italy.

Nice airport is a 35-40 minute drive away from the apartment and, on request, we can organise a reliable taxi transfer to and from the airport. There is also the regular Nice Airport Express shuttle service to/from Nice airport and Menton's central bus station.

The apartment is located 10 minutes walk from Menton's train and central bus stations which provide regular, reliable and comfortable (air-conditioned) bus and train services to the surrounding villages, towns and resorts in the mountains (Roquebrune Village, Saint Agnès, Gorbio, Castellar, Sospel and others) and along the coast in one direction: Monaco, Cap d'Ail, Eze, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, Biot, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Cannes; and in the other direction to the Italian town of Ventimiglia, famous for its market, and linking to the rest of the Italian Riviera.

If you do hire a car, there are 2 underground car parks a few minutes' walk away as well as free parking in some nearby streets. You can drive into the residence and park next to the apartment to load/unload your baggage.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sandra and Mark Alix-Brown
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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What makes this apartment unique

Queen Victoria and her retinue holidayed at this residence when it was a grand palace hotel and dined in the very wing where the apartment is located!


based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning Beachside Apartment In Tropical Gardens Ideally Located In Old Menton
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Amazing apartment and location

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week at the end of September 2016 in delightful Menton in this amazing apartment, which is perfectly located for the beach, shops and restaurants. Very spacious, extremely clean and tastefully decorated and furnished, this apartment has all the facilities that one would require, and the kitchen especially is very well equipped. Situated in a quiet, gated development, the gardens were very well maintained and attractive. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and very professional, and an added bonus was having Natalie and her husband - who manage the property - just around the corner on hand to offer assistance if/when needed. Menton is an ideal location for couples and families, with the nightlife based around the many restaurants. For people looking for a beach holiday, coupled with a traditional French town feel, look no further than Menton. Also in a great location to use as a base to explore the French Riviera further. We look forward to returning in the future, and would not hesitate to recommend this lovely apartment to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Perfect week

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have just returned from a week in Menton in this wonderful apartment.I always take the time to write a review of any holiday I have and pick out all the positives and negatives,this time there won't be any negatives as everything about our stay was perfect .The apartment is amazing in the most wonderful location in a beautiful building and virtually on the beach.Extremely well stocked with everything you could need and spotlessly clean.Michel and Natalie were very nice and friendly as were the locals we encountered in Menton.I could go on and on with positives ,the prices in Menton,the abundance of restaurants,the weather ,the ease of booking and helpfulness of Sandra but I'll stop,go and see for yourself,Menton deserves a visit and La Regina is the perfect place to enjoy it

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Gorgeous apartment in superb location

  • 5 of 5

Le Regina apartment has everything. It is stylish and well equipped to a very high standard for six people. The owners provided a personal courteous service and responded quickly to any small query. The agent who met us at the property was very polite and helpful. On our arrival the apartment was cleaned to a high standard. In a superb location close to the beach, restaurants and town it is set in a beautiful quiet garden. We had a very comfortable stay, would love to return and would certainly recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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For gourmet food, the market is just a stroll away

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very happy holiday staying in this apartment in Menton. We have stayed in Menton very many times over the years, it being one of our favourite places, and this beautiful apartment could not have been in a better position both for the beach and the town. The apartment is spacious, modern and very clean and the charming Nathalie could not have been more helpful. We would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation. You will not be disappointed. Daphne & Ron

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Beautiful spacious apartment with a vue

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful spacious apartment with more than the necessary appliances - of the highest standard - made our stay in Menton unforgettable . At our arrival a very nice lady gave us a tour of the apartment. During our stay she was available to contact at any time. The apartment couldn't have had a better location. Situated right across the Mediterranean on the front side and at the same time located in the center of old Menton one could still find total peace and rest inside this clean apartment with a lovely vue of a tropical garden. The airconditioning (installed in every room) was an absolute plus! We enjoyed the charming town of old Menton and were always happy to return to this ideal refuge to relax.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Amazing, bright, light and so central

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent 10 days in Menton to celebrate my mothers 70th birthday, we stayed in this apartment, it was as it looks in the picture, it felt brand new and very luxurious. The apartment is directly on the sea front, a bar just outside the electric gates, very well maintained gardens. We felt like royalty, and we will definately return. I highly recommend this accomodation. Lisa Reid and family from Brighton

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
39 Kilometres
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport - 35 minutes drive
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Ferry
29 Kilometres
Nice Harbour- day trips to Lerins Islands & Cannes
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Monte-Carlo 18 hole golf course - 20 mins by car
Nearest Train
940 Metres
Menton Central train station - 10 minutes walk
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A8 - exit 59
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Ski
47 Kilometres
Turini Camp d'Argent - downhill & crosscountry ski
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Plage du marché - a 10 second walk away
Car: not necessary

Nestled between Monaco & Italy, Menton has something for everyone: all-year-round sunshine, clear blue sea, exotic botanical gardens, good restaurants, culture & entertainment, beautiful architecture, a variety of water sports and walks along the coast or in the surrounding mountains.

Nicknamed 'The Pearl of France', Menton is the sunniest place in France! Sheltered on 3 sides by mountains, it is an excellent all year round destination due to its sub-tropical micro-climate enjoying an average 316 days of sunshine per year. Eating al fresco on the terraced restaurants facing the sea or in the charming squares of the Old Town can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

Italy with its pretty coves such as Balzi Rossi is only a 30 minute walk along the coast from the apartment as is, in the other direction, the beautiful Cap Martin leading to Monaco.

Menton is famous for several exquisite botanical gardens with sub-tropical & temperate flora which are a delight to visit: Val Rahmeh, Serre de la Madonne, Maria Serena, Fontana Rosa & Palais Carnolès.

A stroll past the artisanal shops on its main pedestrian street, past little squares, up its winding Medieval alleys & under its arches reveals Old Menton's red & yellow ochre Italianate architecture steeped in history.

There is an abundant variety of excellent restaurants, reasonably priced for the Côte d'Azur, lining the beaches, both marinas, lanes & little shaded squares of the Old Town. At the top end, the Mirazur is ranked 11th best restaurant in the world.

Family owned shops sell local produce such as hand-made ceramics, perfumes and oils extracted from citrus fruits. There is a lovely and lively 19th century daily covered market selling tasty local produce, beautifully displayed by farmers & producers from surrounding villages.

Menton is blessed with a variety of beaches. On its west side (and 10 seconds walk from the apartment) is a continuous 3 kilometre stretch of beautiful open, pebbly beach spanning the bay from Menton's old bastion next to the Jean-Cocteau Museum at one end up to Cap Martin at the other. A promenade runs along side it, lined with restaurants & cafes with outdoor seating facing the sea. At the end of the promenade begins the spectacular coastal 'Promenade Le Corbusier' footpath hugging the coast around Cap Martin leading to Monaco.

On Menton's east side, a 7 to 9 minute stroll from the apartment, are the sheltered sandy beaches & coves approaching Italy where there is a diving centre & sailing/windsurfing centre offering a variety of water sports with lessons, including: water skiing, rowing, kayaking, kite boarding, windsurfing, sailing, fly boarding, jet skiing & water tubing.

From Menton's old port, 5 minutes walk from the apartment, Christophe the affable owner of the wooden boat the 'Brigantin' offers sea excursions along the coast either into Italian waters or Monaco. Catamaran trips are also available from the marina.

Land based sports facilities are aplenty, including the local tennis club 10 minutes by foot from the apartment.

Designated 'City of Art & History' by the French Ministry of Culture, Menton enjoys a lively cultural life: fascinating tours by specially accredited guides, concerts, museums and art galleries: Musée des Beaux-Arts du Palais Carnolès, Galerie d'Art du Palais de l'Europe, Musée Jean Cocteau, The Mentonnaise Faïences, Musée de Préhistoire Regionale, Cocteau's Salle des Mariages.

The famous, fabulous 3 week 'Fête du Citron' lemon festival takes place each February, during which parades featuring giant sculptures made of oranges & lemons are displayed in a fun carnival atmosphere. The 2 week Menton Festival of Music every August features open air evening classical concerts in the heart of the Old Town with spectacular views. There is also the Tango Dance Festival in July and other festivals & events peppering the calendar year.

Christmas & New Year in Menton is magical: the town is tastefully illuminated. There is an ice rink, a Christmas market & plenty of street entertainment & seasonal events.

Menton is a great location for day-trip skiing! There are numerous ski resorts within 1 to 1.5 hours from Menton: Valberg, La Colmiane, Limone (Italy), Gréolière les Neiges, Auron, Isola 2000 among others. In Menton, you really can enjoy a sun, seaside & mountain experience during the same day - wake up in the apartment, ski for the day and return in time to sip an aperitif back in Menton ...

It would be a pity to stay in Menton without visiting a few Medieval perched villages in the mountains nearby, real gems: Roquebrune Village, Gorbio,Saint Agnès, Castellar, Sospel, Castillon, Moulinet, Eze; and in Italy: Dolce Aqua, Apricale and Pigna (a mountain spa town with its thermal spring waters).

For cycling enthusiasts, we recommend the delightful 24km coastal cycle path along the Italian Riviera from San Remo to San Lorenzo al Mare. It's flat with restaurants along the way & bikes can be hired.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Menton, Menton Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016 - high season
3 Sep 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2016 - low season
5 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas & New Year 2016/17
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017 - low season
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Lemon Festival - 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017- low season
11 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017 - high season
1 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Monaco Grand Prix - 2017
20 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017 - peak
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017 - peak
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

To ensure that the apartment is kept in its excellent condition, we kindly require a breakage deposit of 300 €uros or £250 payable on arrival to our representative Nathalie. It is fully refunded upon departure provided the apartment is reasonably clean and in good condition without breakages or damage.

We also ask for the end of stay cleaning fee of 90 €uros to be paid to Nathalie on arrival.

The above rates are for 3 to 6 guests.


A 50% deposit is required to make a booking, payable by cheque, bank transfer or Paypal. The 50% balance is payable 1 month prior to arrival. Receipt will be promptly acknowledged.

Guest cancellations: all payments made shall be applied as credit towards any future stay.


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Menton in Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Downstairs - 1 Double Bed , Air-conditioned double bedroom with sea & garden views
    Bedroom 2 - upstairs - 1 Double Bed , Air-conditioned double bedroom with period features
    Bedroom 3 - upstairs - 2 Single Bed , Air-conditioned twin bedroom with opening over living room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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