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Nic Beeby

Member since: 2008
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Delightful Charming Nice Apartment With Lift Between Place Massena And The Sea

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Nice - Alexmari

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Apartment with a Lift In An Historic Building

The apartment is on the top floor (5th) of a traditional building two streets back from the famous Promenade des Anglais in the beautiful Old Town having views both onto Place Massena, Nice's main square, and the Sea. There is a lift direct to the 5th floor.

The apartment comprises of a sitting room, a kitchen, two double bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin) both with en-suite bath or shower rooms. It comfortably sleeps four and in addition there is a put-me-up bed for a fifth person if necessary. The style is simple Côte with tiled floors and beamed ceilings. It is very light and airy.

In the sitting room there is a compact stereo with an ipod link, flat screen television and a DVD player. There are a number of DVDs for your use in the apartment. There is a wireless broadband Internet connection throughout the apartment. Facilities in the kitchen include induction hob, oven, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.

The Apartment is situated in Rue Alexandre Mari which runs between Place Massena, Nice's main square, and the Place du Palais which is the main square in the Old Town.

The sea, the market, the shops, the restaurants and the opera house are all within 2 minutes walk from the apartment.

The Airport is a 20 minutes bus ride round the bay and the bus stop is 2 minutes walk from the apartment. The buses travel every 20 minutes.

The Nice Tramway comes through Place Massena making it extremely convenient. The main Railway station is 15 minutes walk (or 5 mins on the tram) up Avenue Jean Medecin, the main avenue running up from Place Massena. From here one can travel in both directions along the coast.

There are car parks in Rue Alexandre Mari as well as the Place du Palais. Cars can be hired from the airport as well as just across the gardens from the apartment.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Nic Beeby (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks English

About Nic Beeby

I am English and have connections with Tuscany in Italy. I wanted to have an apartment by the sea where I could go around the coast to Italy or indeed the other way as far as Spain. It is also great to travel up into the mountains behind Nice. I wanted to be able to walk everywhere with all the conveniences of the old town at my fingertips. 100 years ago the high season was in January and February because the climate and the light was so wonderful. I love to be in Nice as I feel rejuvenated!

Nic Beeby purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Nic Beeby chose Nice

Location, Location, Location!!!

Alexmari is perfectly situated between Place Massena, the main square in Nice and the Place du Palais, which is the main square in the beautiful Old Town. When you walk out of the front door, you are within walking distance of wonderful restaurants, fabulous shopping, the spacious beaches, the sumptuous markets and the beautiful Opera House. Whatever your requirements, you are catered for!


based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

Delightful Charming Nice Apartment With Lift Between Place Massena And The Sea
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Perfect location, lovely apartment

  • 4 of 5

A perfect apartment for two independent travellers, with two good-sized bedrooms and bathrooms. Great location in the old town and close to transport. A well set-up kitchen (with basics available) although we didn't use it apart from breakfast as there are so many good restaurants and cafes close by. We particularly enjoyed the pizzeria opposite and La Merenda just half a block away. Madame Horel was a great host with plenty of good information, and lots of great information from Nic in the apartment.


  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks and I look forward to you returning soon. Nic
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April review!

  • 5 of 5

This was our seventh or eighth visit to Nice but the first time in an apartment. We were two couples travelling together and the accommodation was ideal. It is decorated to an excellent standard, has ample space including a large lounge, spacious bedrooms and a well-equipped kitchen. Although it overlooks the Place Massena, the apartment is very quiet with no traffic noise. It is ideally located on the edge of the Old Town but is also only a step away from the main shopping area, with access to bars, restaurants and public transport. The boulangerie on the same street does wonderful croissants for breakfast!

Nic has left plenty of information on the local area, and also operating instructions for all the appliances.

Visits to Nice, Antibes, Villefranche, Monaco and Eze were all on our agenda and worth visiting. For eating out at night you are spoiled for choice. In 8 visits we have tried many of the restaurants and this year was the first time we had a disappointing meal - and we had eaten in the same restaurant before so can only assume it was an off night. We particularly like O Palermo, Atmosphere and La Ville de Sienne. Late in the evening we like to finish at Mori's bar for coffee and a digestif!

The weather at this time of year has always been lovely and was about 24C when we left on 26th April.

We would not hesitate to return and will recommend the apartment to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in NIce.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Joyce, It is great to hear that after coming to Nice many times before you are still having a wonderful time. Take care and please come back again. Nic
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5 night break in Nice with friends.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 5 nights in this apartment right in the old town of Nice. Really the best position for the promenade, trams, square and all things central to Nice.

The apartment was really clean and well appointed. Lovely bedding and towels, with a really good welcome with the neighbour who provided keys and essential information (in French!)

We would certainly recommend the flat, and hope to revisit.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you had such a good time and that everything was as you would like it in the apartment. Many thanks and come back very soon. Nic
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Cosy apartment

  • 4 of 5

A cosy, airy and homely apartment situated near markets, beach, buses, trams and trains.

This is a good place to be if you want a central position close to all amenities. Next to

the delightful Place Massena with its fountains, walks and planting. Old town on doorstep

with its authentic Nice cuisine. Quiet and peaceful. Flat has all you could need for your stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you had a great time nd enjoyed the apartment. Come back soon. Nic
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Well situated in the old town

  • 4 of 5

We found the accommodation clean, comfortable, and met all our needs. The owner of the property was very helpful and provided plenty of useful information.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks and I look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Nic
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Excellent location, clean and comfortable flat

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 5: an almost-retired couple, younger couple, and a 1-year old. The photos and description were very accurate to the layout of the apartment and it really was a brilliant choice to stay there.

The building is located literally on Place Massena, so the windows of one bedroom look out onto the Place and beyond to the hills surrounding Nice. The other bedroom only has a view of a wall and alleyway, but the location is so good that you won't be spending a huge amount of time in the bedrooms. The bathrooms were well-stocked with sun cream, lotions, soaps, etc., and were clean and fully functional. The beds were comfortable and firm, and the apartment spacious enough that on a rainy day you don't feel too closed in. There are additionally plenty of films and books on the shelves good for a bit of light entertainment (albeit not particularly to our taste).

The kitchen includes an induction hob, washing machine, refrigerator, and dishwasher, though there is no working microwave so don't plan on warming leftovers or bringing anything that would require one (unless that's been changed since we were there). All of the appliances worked fine, although we did have the washing machine flood - we're uncertain whether that was user error as the manual was in French. The owner was friendly and helpful, as was the neighbour who let us in and provided assistance if we needed anything.

The main point in favour of this apartment is the location, which is absolutely EXCELLENT. There are probably forty or more restaurants in easy walking distance, more if you're up for a longer walk, and many of them have fixed price menus with very good quality food on a budget. Most of the restaurants are staffed by waiters who speak fluent English, so you don't need to worry about being unable to understand or be understood. We went to a different restaurant every night (and sometimes two in a day) while we were there and barely scratched the surface. There was even an excellent sushi place with unlimited portions (!) not too far away. Additionally it is only one block from the stony beach, well placed for transport, and there's a great bakery just down the road (we recommend their bread wholeheartedly!).

You can see the sea from the apartment window - only just a slice of it between the buildings that separate the apartment from the beachfront, but it's enough to be exceptionally pleasant when you open the double doors on a warm day.

We thoroughly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Please come back very soon. Nic
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Nearest Airport
6.5 Kilometres
Nice Côte d'Azur
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Nice Port
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nice Golf Country Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nice Ville
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Attimi - Italian
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Nice - Beau Rivage
Car: not necessary

Nice, the Queen of the French Riviera, is at the very heart of life on the spectacular Côte d'Azur.

Founded by the Greeks and colonized by the Romans, Nice's temperate winter climate and verdant subtropical vegetation have been attracting visitors for centuries.

It has a lovely warm and sunny climate, good beaches, interesting museums and galleries as well as an atmospheric street life. The 12 day Carnival in February is an explosion of celebrations culminating in a spectacular firework display.

Nice was Italian until 1861, and the pastel façades and balconies of the Old Town have a distinct Italianate feel. It lies at the eastern end of the Bay des Anges, at the foot of the hill still known as the Chateau for the castle that once stood here.

The Old Town is the most vibrant part of Nice, with its narrow streets, which are packed with boutiques, galleries, artists' studios. Nice's beautiful Opera House is situated here with a varied menu of Opera, Ballet and Classical Concerts.

At the centre of the Old Town is the Cours Salaya, the daily morning market bustling with flowers, fruit and vegetable stalls which make way in the rest of the day to cafés, bars and restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice), Nice

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
21 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
1 Oct 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
19 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
4 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
18 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
Rental Rates include Electricity and Water, Bedlinen and Towels.

25% of Rental payable on booking
75% balance of Rental payable 4 weeks prior to rental start date

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Nice in Nice Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 82 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 (ensuite to Bedroom 1) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 (ensuite to Bedroom 2) - Bath with Shower
    Separate Toilet - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom 1 has an ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bedroom 2 has an ensuite bathroom
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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