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“Wow factor!”
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Large Penthouse / Loft -  luxury apartment by the beach
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Large Penthouse / Loft -  luxury apartment by the beach
Vast terrace overlooking the entire bay of Villefranche Vast, light open plan dining / kitchen / living area. All fully air-conditioned.
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Large Penthouse / Loft -  luxury apartment by the beach
Vast terrace overlooking the entire bay of Villefranche
Vast, light open plan dining / kitchen / living area. All fully air-conditioned.
Lounge with sliding glass doors opening onto the terrace
An art-filled tranquil space
Sliding glass doors also lead from the dining area onto the terrace
Italian Kitchen - cooking with a view of the Med
Main en-suite bedroom with king sized bed and sliding doors to terrace
Fall asleep to the sound of the sea
Luxury En suite bath and shower room - with sea view
En Suite bath/shower room - with sea view
The penthouse / loft can easily accommodate 4, but can sleep up to 6.
Second bedroom, with 2 double beds (Z bed and cot also available)
A screen divider can partition the 2 beds if required.
The Penthouse Loft occupies almost the entire top level of this former palace.
Luxury yachts ply to and fro
In the heart of the Old Town
A unique hideaway to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Set amidst one of the world's most stunning bays
Many of our guests regularly return.
In the heart of the old town, with the beach, restaurants and shops on the doorstep
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Villefranche-sur-Mer, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

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bakerbake...
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Wow factor!”
Reviewed August 13, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Beautiful large apartment and amazing location with stunning views. The apartment itself was immaculate and had everything needed for a perfect break. From initial enquiry to returning home we cannot fault the level of service and prompt communication we received.

The large sunny terrace was our favourite area of the apartment. There was a large choice of furniture to sit on to admire the breath-taking view. My second favourite area was the kitchen where I enjoyed putting together lovely meals and snacks using the fantastically fresh ingredients we bought each morning. On arrival we were provided with a comprehensive folder filled with information about the area, transport, recommendations for restaurants etc. There was also a wide range of guidebooks etc. so that we could plan things to do. The complimentary bottle of wine was a nice touch, as was the store cupboard ingredients left by others including oil, herbs & spices. There was coffee, tea, sugar and dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and washing powder. Food bags, cling film, tin foil as well as a cool bag and ice blocks were available too which kept our drinks cool on the beach.

The Wi-Fi was excellent and we took our SKY card with us to receive additional channels on the TV (our 9 year old appreciated this in the heat of the day!) We were given contact details for Molly (the contact in France) and Kate (the owner) so that we could call them if we needed anything - nothing was too much trouble. Molly emailed a few times during our stay with links to websites of places we could visit and restaurant recommendations.

The only negative we had during our entire stay was parking. I had read that parking would be very difficult at this time of year but decided to go ahead and hire a car anyway for convenience. The transfer between terminals, the wait for car hire at the airport and then finding somewhere to park in Villefranche was quite stressful and in hindsight we shouldn’t have bothered with the car! After over 90 minutes of driving around Villefranche trying to find a space, we decided that it wasn’t worth the hassle and left the car parked up for the week. The transport system is so simple and reliable that we used the bus and train to get around. I would really not recommend having a car here in August as you don’t really need it and it isn’t worth the stress of parking.

We have never done this sort of holiday before and I was concerned that we wouldn’t have enough to do with a 9 year old (hence the hire car). However, it was absolutely perfect and we enjoyed using the beach (with the inflatables provided at the apartment) and wandering around the town, as well as getting the bus/train to Cannes, Nice etc.

We would recommend this property 100% and didn’t want to leave. It really had the 'Wow' factor and I have no idea how we will beat this on subsequent holidays.

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Liked best: Views
Liked least: Parking
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed August 8, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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tunbridge wells
Reviewed July 24, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Not wanting to leave
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 28, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Liked best: The Terrace
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
Reviewed June 5, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Liked best: location
Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed May 29, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: No complaints...
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed May 25, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Liked best: We did enjoyed being just in front of the sea
Liked least: As we love to cook, it wasn't easy to find good products in Villefranche
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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