The Hotel La Pérouse truly is one of the pearls of the hotel industry in Nice. Its location, its hillside terrace structure, and the quality of its services make this a dazzlingly charming hotel. This hotel is highly recommended for tourists looking for a romantic getaway in Nice.
It has to be said, the Hotel La Pérouse's location is simply exceptional. Suspended on the château hillside at the port end of the Promenade des Anglais, the Hotel La Pérouse faces the sea and offers one of the most beautiful panoramas of the Baie des Anges, the sea and the famous promenade.
The Vieille Ville (Old Town) is just a stone's throw away, along with its numerous restaurants, bars, quaint shops and traditional market. Nice city centre is less than a mile from the hotel, as is the 'Nice Ville' train station, while the Nice-Côte-d'Azur International Airport is just over 4 miles away.
The Hotel La Pérouse has a concierge service, a laundry service and a valet service for a public car park.
Don't be put off by the façade or the small entrance at the Hotel La Prérouse, as they hide a charming little gem. This typical Niçois building with its yellow façade and wrought iron balconies is all height, with a very discreet entrance that doesn't reveal anything of the hotel that lies beyond.
It's clear from the moment you enter the doors that you are in the lobby of a hotel and not in a house as you may have almost expected. The first level of the lobby holds a pleasant lounge area, with armchairs, a sofa and a coffee table, overlooking the street and the sea. Featuring shades of grey, white and beige, and wrought iron and high-quality contemporary furniture, guests can immediately see the care taken in the decor and its elegance.
After climbing the few steps that separate this lower level from the upper level, guests arrive at the solid wood reception desk. Here, the whole reception area is bathed in natural light thanks to the large window in the lounge.
After reception, it's the restaurant! The indoor part of the dining room at the Hotel La Pérouse is decorated in the same understated and refined style as the reception and the rest of the communal areas. With beige walls and floors, chocolate-coloured furniture, and a fireplace with a small lounge space in front of it, the room is ideal for intimate dinners in a hushed ambiance. The indoor dining room opens out onto a veranda furnished with several tables, followed by a beautiful outdoor terrace that resembles a small village square in the south of France. Perched on the tree-lined hillside, the terrace looks out across the horizon of the sea. If you climb a few more steps, you'll find another smaller terrace with a swimming pool tucked away between the rocks, the vegetation, and the sea.
That's not all - even higher up the hillside a privileged few can have a panoramic view of the city, the Promenade des Anglais and the sea. The hotel's last terrace is a haven of peace surrounded by rocks, pine trees and vegetation. 6 floors pressed into the hillside separate the ground floor and this terrace, accessible via a lift, or a staircase if you are feeling brave.
Here you will find a small gym equipped with 3 machines, a whirlpool bath that is never colder than 30° regardless of the season, and a large window overlooking the Mediterranean. Whether you want to relax on one of the deckchairs, unwind in the whirlpool bath, or enjoy a romantic drink or a drink with friends under the pergolas, this spot is absolutely magical and enchanting. Perched on the hillside several hundred metres above sea level, this terrace creates a real feeling of exclusivity, like you're alone in the world, far far away from the sounds of the city.
To top off these moments of happiness, the Hotel La Pérouse also has a sauna.
The hotel also has meeting spaces that can accommodate 10 to 45 people. For meeting or seminars, the 60m² Belanda room can seat up to 45 people, the 35m² Baie des Anges room can seat up to 45 people, and the 30m² outdoor space, La Gardiola, can accommodate up to 15 people. Note that all of these spaces have a theatre layout. For cocktails, the Le Patio restaurant can accommodate up to 50 people (45 for a buffet).
The Hotel La Pérouse has 56 guest rooms divided into 6 categories:
- Classic, measuring between 18 and 20m² with a double bed or 2 single beds.
- Superior Garden View, measuring between 20 and 22m² with a double bed or 2 single beds.
- Superior Sea View, measuring between 22 and 25m² with a double bed or 2 single beds and a view of both the Promenade des Anglais and Nice.
- Deluxe Sea View, measuring between 24 and 27m² with a double bed or 2 single beds. These rooms have a panoramic view of the sea, the Promenade des Anglais and the rooftops of Nice.
- 4 Junior Suites, measuring between 30 and 40m² which can sleep 3 adults and 2 children.
- 2 Sea View Suites, measuring between 45 and 55m² which can sleep 3 adults and 2 children.
All of the guest rooms are equipped with either a balcony or a terrace, a safe, a minibar, individual reversible air-conditioning, a flat-screen satellite television, a direct telephone line, free Wi-Fi and a desk.
The guest rooms, entirely refurbished in January 2012, have the same delicate, cosy and refined decor as in the communal areas. All of the rooms are decorated in the same style, in shades of off-white and beige, and with carpets or natural tiling. The furniture and the touches of colour brighten up the ensemble and differentiate the rooms from one another. Some of the guest rooms harbour classic white varnished furniture, while in others the furniture is more contemporary (purple velvet or reptile patterned armchairs). Whatever the decoration, the shades of browns, purple, beige and plum remain the same. The bed runners, cushions, chairs and hangings also add a touch of colour here and there.
The terraces and balconies in the guest rooms certainly add their own charm with their sea views. Perfect for a romantic breakfast.
The bathrooms have been completely refurbished in Botticino marble tiles, also in beige, which add much class and luminosity. The bathrooms are equipped with a heated towel rail and a hair-dryer, and most also have bathrobes provided. The toilets are not separate, except in most of the Deluxe rooms.
The Hotel La Pérouse does not have any guest rooms adapted for people with reduced mobility.
At the Hotel La Pérouse restaurant, Le Patio, guests have the option of eating lunch or dinner either on the veranda or in the shade of the lemon trees on the outdoor terrace, weather permitting. The food is inspired by the flavours of the south, and is created using fresh products from the market. The menu includes such delights as "Carnaroli rice risotto with king prawns and cep mushrooms", "Saddle of Mediterranean sea bass cooked in its skin and mashed potatoes enhanced with olive oil", "Pan-fried large prawns and scallops, wakamé and vegetables with sesame seed", "Duck breast in orange sauce and creamy rice with baby vegetables", "Pan-seared grenadine of veal with pine kernels and mushrooms in garlic and parsley, mashed potatoes enhanced with olive oil", and "Lemon tart made with lemons from our garden, raspberry coulis and mandarin sorbet".
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