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Villa Otero by HappyCulture

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Checked in last night and the staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Located near the main train station and a relatively short walk to the beach and old town appealed. Rooms are modern and very clean which is great, they also provide free wifi. The downside is the walls are paper thin and people talking into the early morning keeps...

Thank Frank D
Camille T, Directeur général at Villa Otero by HappyCulture, responded to this review

Dear Frank D., I am happy you enjoyed our team satff andambiance! I am sorry though some guest disturbed your sleep... We hope to seee you nNice soon again! Best regards, Camille Tournadre

Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We just checked in to the Villa Otero and I already cant wait to check out. Not only is it impossible to part to unload your things, but there is no proper valet or anyone to help with your things. Also if you drove (which I'm assuming most people come to Nice with a car, you must park in the...

1Thank GoTeamKress
Camille T, Directeur général at Villa Otero by HappyCulture, responded to this review

Dear Go TeamKress, What a funny way to tell your bad experience! Unusual ! I am sorry everything felt small, even the Interparking parking... Actually in France and mostly in Paris, Nice and the big cities, the Real Estate is very expensive and it is well known that the Hotels rooms are smaller. But the journey is Greater because of...

Alexandria, Egypt
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Once you step inside the hotel, you feel very welcomed by the professional hotel staff. The hotel is about 2 minutes walk from the train station, a good base to have day trips to monaco and cannes. Though small, the room is very well decorated, clean with comfortable bedding, nice bathroom with very good water pressure without leakage. The breakfast...

Thank z_abouzeid
Camille T, Directeur général at Villa Otero by HappyCulture, responded to this review

Dear z_abouzeid, Thank you so verymuch for your warm compliment! I am glad our New Breakfast met your expectations! You can now create your own yogourt or muesli with almonds or grapes etc... And the Pocket Wifi is a Revolution for the connected travellers we all are today! And of course our 6 month bedding is definetly confortable... We hope...

Reviewed 29 May 2016

The location of the hotel is about twenty minute walk to the beachfront. The hotel was great value for money, the room was clean and generous size. The staff were courteous and helpful and only too pleased to answer any questions we had. We would definitely stay there if we visit Nice again.

Thank wilbur12
Camille T, Directeur général at Villa Otero by HappyCulture, responded to this review

Dear wilbur12, Thank you very much! And it would be a pleasure to welcome you again! Best regards, Camille Tournadre

Mooloolaba, Australia
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Had one night here on way to Avignon from Venice by train. Arrived tired and hungry. Recommended eatery, brasserie down the road was very good and local patrons. Had a great nights sleep in a very comfortable bed with a nice breakfast in the morning. The hotel was small and quirky but very friendly

Thank Benn H
Camille T, Directeur général at Villa Otero by HappyCulture, responded to this review

Dear Benn H, Thank you for sharing! The Villa Otero is part ofthe HappyCulture collection, and happyness beggings with a smile and some kindness... and it is always nice to have confirmed that our efforts have effects :) I hope you will be back soon on the French Riviera, Best regards, Camille Tournadre

Reviewed 24 May 2016

Great little place, located 5 mins (i walk slow) from the main train station, and tram stop, and 20 mins (again i walk slow) to Promenade des Anglais. Really lovely art deco styling throughout and friendly staff. They lay on great afternoon treats from 2-6 free for guests, and this extends to other partner hotels nearby. We paid extra for...

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Camille T, Directeur général at Villa Otero by HappyCulture, responded to this review

Dear Ineedaholiday1, Thank you for your nice review. We do are in the city center, and the train station nearby is perfect to visit the area, Nice being very central. Concerning the terrazza on the ground floor,we definitly have the project to make it the best room with its 30m² terrazza! We have just finished renewed the Villa and now...

Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We chose this hotel because of its proximity to the Nice Ville railway station for our daily trip to Monaco for the Historic Grand Prix week-end. The room was small, however, quiet, clean and serviced daily which were more important features than the size of the room for us. Breakfast was served daily in a quaint reception/lounge area at the...

1Thank shan w
Camille T, Directeur général at Villa Otero by HappyCulture, responded to this review

Dear shan w, Thank you for choosing Nice for the Grand Prix of Monaco; and even more choosing the Villa Otero! Again Small but Beautiful seems to be the Credo of the Villa Otero, and I am happy you enjoyed it, see you next year! Best regards, Camille Tournadre

Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Carefully renovated in a Belle Époque style and just a short level walk from the main Nice Ville train station. I enjoyed a good size room and bathroom at the rear which was quiet and very comfortable. Great choice overnight or for a few days. I am travelling to/from Monaco by train for a few days so this hotel was...

1Thank PGBL
Camille T, Directeur général at Villa Otero by HappyCulture, responded to this review

Dear PGBL, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience, and thank you for enjoying our Belle Epoque designed rooms and lobby. Stephanie Cayet, the decorator, has done one of her most beautiful piece, and it is a pleasure for the team and I to work there. Also the convinient location is significant ;) Best regards, Camille Tournadre

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights and was disappointed. Positives -Nicely decorated. -Front desk staff were very friendly and seemed nice. -Solid location. Explored the city on foot without any problems. Negatives -Extremely thin walls. Could hear EVERYTHING our neighbors were doing if you know what I mean. Not to mention that they smoked inside their room and the smell just...

1Thank Claudio C
Camille T, Directeur général at Villa Otero by HappyCulture, responded to this review

Dear Claudio, I am deeply sorry your stay went that bad, have you told usthose guest disturbed you? To fix the Wifi problem we provide you a PocketWifi, wich is a privatehotspot just for you and your friends, to ensure a verygood internet service. Concerning the housekeeping, thank you fr letting me know, i will take action starting today. I...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We stayed for three nights at this hotel last week. It is on a quiet street and is a short walking distance from the the train station - great convenince esepcially if you do not have much luggage (taxis were difficult to come by when we arrived). Easy walk to many places of interest as well. The staff was very...

Thank rab5210
Camille T, Directeur général at Villa Otero by HappyCulture, responded to this review

Dear Rab5210, Thank you for sharing your little group experience. It was a pleasure for us to help you and that it made the difference with a regular stay. We hope to see you again next year! Best regards, Camille Tournadre Hotel manager

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villa Otero is a 38 hotel's rooms located in the most emblematic neighbourhood of Belle Epoque architecture in Nice Musicians/artists district. It is located 300 meters from the Nice train station and 15 minutes walk from the Promenade des Anglais. The decoration of the Villa Otero is directly inspired by the opulence of traditional Belle Epoque Villa along with a decoration from many origins. Mirrors and paintings, art deco lighting and vintage pictures are decorating the walls of this modernized version of a typical Nice Villa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Otero by HappyCulture

Address: 58 rue Herold, 06000 Nice, France (Formerly Hôtel Médicis)
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice > Thiers / Train Station
Price Range: RM466 - RM843 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Otero by HappyCulture 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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