3, avenue des Fleurs, Nice – Tel. 04 65 27 10 10 – hotelamournice.fr
Mediterranean satellite of its über cool Parisian namesake. André Saraiva and his gang have opened this new hot spot a few dozen metres from the Prom. Bohemian brocanto decor, Malabar pink or sunny pastel walls, books scattered here and there and a swimming pool on the roof. Cute “small” rooms and a lovely 26 m2 studio to relax in after a day on the beach below. And as Mika, the owner, knows how to receive, you will have a stay that is more than worth the diversions.
11, rue Dalpozzo, Nice – Tel. 04 93 88 59 35 – hotelwindsornice.com
In the “artist’s rooms” category, this is a lovely address with Antoine Beaudoin’s frescoes on the walls, installations designed by contemporary artists and a garden planted with tropical species and fruit trees.
HÔTEL LA PÉROUSE
11, quai Rauba Capeu, Nice – Tel. 04 93 62 34 63 – hotel-la-perouse.com
Set on the hill of the Château with a breathtaking view of the Prom (you’d think you were in a Dufy painting), this is a chic address that is a little out of the way even though everything is within walking distance. Choose a room with a terrace to enjoy a nightcap and breakfast facing the Bay of Angels.
HÔTEL LE SAINT PAUL
29, boulevard Franck-Pilatte, Nice – Tel. 04 93 89 39 57 – lesaintpaul-hotel.fr
A former seminary opened in 1840, this pink house with green shutters in the Lazaret district has been transformed into an establishment with a modern decor and a certain comfort. The restaurant’s terrace, facing the sea, is perfect to start the day.
37 promenade des Anglais, Nice – Tel. 04 89 49 31 50 – hotel-negresco-nice.com
One of the last independent palaces in France, opened in 1913 by a Romanian butler who served, among others, the Rockfeller family. The dome (under which the 100 m2 Angels suite is located) is said to be in the shape of his mistress’ breast… A hotel myth of its kind, long piloted by the stubborn Jeanne Augier (who died at the age of 90 in 2019), who imposed her taste for contemporary art alongside Grand Siècle furniture and paintings of the kings and queens of France. All the celebrities of the 20th century and a host of crowned heads have passed through here.