A perfectly situated, totally refurbished apartment with full air conditioning. It is on the 2nd floor with no lift, but the staircase is wide and shallow as there are half landings, which make it very easy to negotiate. The apartment has two, equal size, double bedrooms, A bed for a 5th person can be provided for with an air mattress. The apartment has free Wifi, 42" HD TV, Blue Ray player with a large selection of movie discs and cd's. Fully equipped American Kitchen with Hob, Microwave Oven, Dish Washer, Washer Dryer, Fridge and small freezer compartment. Oak dining table and seating for 6 people. English owned and it is our second home. Ample storage space for clothing and suitcases. In the bathroom there are his and hers wash hand basins, a shower cubicle, wc and corner bath (Unusual for French apartments). There is also a separate wc, convenient for 2 but essential for 4 or more people. The bedrooms are at the rear of the apartment facing a courtyard area which is very quiet so undisturbed sleep with the windows open at night is possible. From one of the lounge windows you can see the entrance to the recently opened Coulee Verte. Place Garibaldi is the center hub for Cafes, transport, both Buses and Tramway to Airport, Station, Monaco and many other places en route. The location has the advantage of being close to the Old Town without the late night noise from partying revelers. If you like fresh seafood then the world famous Cafe de Turin is in the next building, book early to avoid disappointment. The double glazed windows are really efficient in blocking out any noise from outside, so you can enjoy the apartment in total peace and quiet.
- Apartment55 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
2 Bedroom Apartment Paces from Place Garibaldi, On the Edge of the Old Town.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jun 2018
About Brindsley Wright
Retired ex builder, absolutely love the South of France, Nice especially. So many excellent restaurants and a lovely place to explore especially the Old Town and the surrounding villages. So close to the mountains for winter skiing and plenty to see and do in the town itself. It took me a long time to find my apartment and it was worth the wait. I bought two 1 bed places and created a one 2 Bed apartment. As it was refurbished by a Marchand du Bien French builder the quality was assured and I had a lot of my own designs incorporated in the rebuild. The location was paramount as I wanted peace and quiet to sleep at night but be close enough to the action when I wanted it. Place Garibaldi is the center hub for tram and bus transport for the Airport, Railway Station, Cannes and Monaco. Belle, as we call it, ticked all the boxes and the name suits the apartment, Beautiful.
Brindsley Wright purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Brindsley Wright chose Nice
Is perfectly located on the edge of the Old Town away from the noisy late night street revelers but close enough to enjoy and explore the narrow streets with many shops and restaurants. It is only paces from Place Garibaldi which, in my opinion is the coolest square in Nice.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment is dual aspect so the bedrooms are at the rear of the apartment facing a private courtyard, so it is very quiet at night and possible to sleep undisturbed with the windows open. The bathroom, as well as a separate shower, has a corner bath, quite unique for french apartments.
Local Services & Businesses
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Absolutely LOVE this place!
The location is unbeatable, close to the tram, the supermarket the port, just walk to everything and the apartments decoration is so beautiful. you can tell this was put together with love and it is a pleasure to stay at this apartment.
Thank you for your very positive review, it is a very rewarding to know when guests are as pleased as we are with our apartment.
A small place that is still roomy. Two bedrooms with two double beds, one full bathroom and one WC. A well supplied kitchen (but no oven) and plenty of towels. The location is great, right above Cafe De Turin and next to Place Giribaldi. There is a Monoprix directly across the street. We will be back. Super easy checkin too.
We would return but..
It is in an ideal location (very handy for the supermarket) and very quiet in spite of it being centrally located. But it does have one or two idiosyncratic features, the height of the toilets being the main one; they are very high even for an adult and might cause a problem for children. There is no central heating and after asking if there was any heating, portable fan heaters were conjured from the bottom of a wardrobe. The shower is tricky; there is no thermostatic control so it is easy to scald oneself and the glass screen does little to control the water from flooding the bathroom floor. There are no ceiling lights in the bedrooms; the bedside lamps are not controlled by the switch on the wall near the door so one has to shuffle down the side of the bed to switch on a light. The beds were comfortable. The front door of the apartment was difficult to close and lock; we did notice that the top hinge was badly bent when viewed from inside the flat. The living room was nice and light with comfortable seating. Also, there was an ample supply of pots and pans, toilet rolls, soap and cleaning materials. The whole apartment was clean on our arrival and there were plenty of bath towels. There is a flat screen wall-mounted TV with hundreds of channels but only one is in English and we were unable to find it. However, this is one of the better apartments we have stayed in, in Nice and we would certainly return!
Thank you for your review, although I am disappointed that you found our apartment only worthy of 3 stars. Despite this, I am pleased that you say that you would return.
Let me address some of the points you raised: firstly we are at the mercy of French plumbing and French electrics. Some things that are the norm in the UK are not so in France! We accept that there was a problem with the reversible air conditioning, hence the provision of portable fan heaters. I am pleased to say that the defective a/c condenser has now been replaced. It is a Nicois building with structural oak beams. To provide ceiling lighting, it would be necessary to lower the ceiling which would hide the said beams. As these are a major feature of the apartment we preferred to keep them in view. You are correct about the tv channels being mainly in French, after all we are in France! For this reason, we supply a vast range of Blueray and DVD discs and CDs for our guests’ entertainment .
Brin Wright (Owner).
Perfect location, very comfortable
We had a lovely stay at Brin's flat. It's perfectly located - right on the edge of the old town and a short ten minute (or less) walk to the beach, but on a very quiet street with no noise. We were travelling with two toddlers so we also very much appreciated having a monoprix grocery story right across the street as well as a big park with awesome playgrounds. Child-friendly restaurants very close too, and tram/bus-stops. Brin was kind enough to supply a cot, and let us check in early and leave late, which made our stay as easy as could be. Easy to find and Brin and his housekeeper Roxana were both extremely communicative and pleasant to deal with the whole way through. Heartily recommend!
Thank you for such a great review, this is what we like to hear, it shows us that we are getting it right.
Super apartment....great location!
We enjoyed our stay at this apartment. It is accurately described and photographed - clean, well equipped and in a great location. It is close to all amenities with easy transport links. Place Garibaldi is a bustling part of of Nice but the apartment is quiet and peaceful in a traditional French building. It is nicely furnished and the beds were super comfortable! Great communication with the owner Brin. A nice touch is that there is a small supply of condiments, tea and coffee which is great when you are flying in on a short break. A small point but just makes life easier. We would highly recommend this apartment and would stay there again.
Beautiful, clean, quiet, perfect location
Overall wonderful. Second floor with the easiest stairs I've seen in eaurop, clean and fonctional, perfect location (and I'm in Nice every year). Landlord kind and helpful! Could use more lighting in the bedrooms. Thank you!
Thank you for your great review of my apartment and we welcome you to stay again at any time. We had considered putting ceiling lights in the bedrooms but this would entail fitting a false ceiling which means that the natural oak beams would be concealed in the void. As they are a feature of the apartment we decided against the idea. We are however looking for suitable standard lamps.
Place Garibaldi is one of the two main squares in Nice. It is bordered with many cafes including the world famous Cafe de Turin for freshly caught shell fish. It is close to the Port and conveniently placed on the edge of the Old Town. Across the street is the entrance to the recently opened La Coulee Verte gardens, which is a pleasant stroll to Place Massena and then on to the Promenade.