Historic French Riviera hotel with private beach

Hotel Beau Rivage, Nice

Nice

Executive room

Executive room

Executive room

Premier Patio View room

Superior room

Superior room

Superior room

Nice

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Villefranche-sur-mer

Nice

An intimate 19th-century hotel located in Nice's old quarter, near the seafront and Promenade des Anglais - breakfast, a welcome drink and late check-out included

Built over 150 years ago, Hotel Beau Rivage was one of the first on Nice’s famous seafront Promenade des Anglais. Visited by an illustrious roll call of writers and artists in the past, including Matisse, F Scott Fitzgerald and Chekov, today it retains a certain air of creativity. Outwardly maintaining its 19th-century facade, step inside and you’ll find a contrasting world of sleek modern design – huge pebble-cushion seating in Les Galets (the winter lounge) and linen, beige and stone hues elsewhere.

The pebble theme extends throughout, from specially commissioned tables in the lobby to the striking floors in the guest bathrooms, testament perhaps to the fact that you are just a stone’s throw from the sea. Opposite the hotel, you’ll find the largest private beach on the Riviera (entry chargeable), alongside a wooden decked bar and breakfast room. By night, you can retreat to the comfort of the bar with its refined selection of tipples.

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While there are balmy days warm enough for beach lounging even in the winter months, there are plenty of other enticements to keep you occupied. The hotel is on the edge of the old town, but still within easy walking distance to the main centre.

Take in the colours and heady fragrance of the famous Nice Flower Market, which is only a five-minute walk away. For some culture, you could visit the Nice Opera. 

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