Luxury on the waterfront

The famed Promenade Des Anglais boasts Nice's most striking views of the bluer-than-blue Mediterranean Sea and stone-strewn beaches. This bustling boulevard is a hive of activity and the setting for some of the most celebrated hotels in the Cote d’Azur.

Hotel Negresco dominates the promenade with its magnificent pink dome and Edwardian-era facade. An attraction in itself, this National Historic Building showcases a gallery of French artworks and immaculate rooms with period furnishings spanning five centuries. Just steps away, Hyatt Regency Palais De La Mediterranee offers a myriad of indulgences playing tribute to the splendour of the 1930s, including a stunning waterfront indoor/outdoor pool and sun terrace.

A hop, skip and a jump from Old Town

Perhaps the city’s most treasured attraction is the delightfully charming Vieux-Nice, or 'Old Town' as it’s more commonly known. With quaint cobblestone laneways lined with picture-perfect pastel facades, it’s easy to spend days here getting lost among bespoke boutiques and the resplendent flower market along Cours Saleya.

There are plenty of hotels within close proximity to Vieux-Nice to suit any style of travel or budget. Mercure Nice Marche Fleurs is a contemporary mid-range option located within a short stroll of the beach. Those willing to splurge may find the B4 Nice Plaza more to their liking. This waterfront hotel boasts a rooftop terrace offering 360-degree views of the city and ocean.

A culinary affair

From ratatouille to socca, Nice serves up some wickedly good food, making it a must-stop destination for gourmands visiting the French Riveria. Olive oil and fresh herbs are the heroes of most Nicoise dishes, and are what distinguishes the gastronomy of the city from the usual French traditions.

Hotels are now placing more emphasis on their culinary creations, with a host of onsite dining venues enjoying revered acclaim. The luxurious Boscolo Exedra Nice features an atmospheric restaurant with a show-kitchen, so diners can see the chefs in action, and Hotel La Perouse’s Le Patio cafe uses only the freshest local produce to create modern Nicoise creations served in a lovely garden setting. 

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