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Bed and Breakfast Villa Saphir - Nice

34 Boulevard De Cessole - Nice

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 48.00
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This Nice bed & breakfast offers free Wi-Fi and a garden.

Staff can provide tour/ticket assistance. The reception also has a safe deposit box should you need to lock away any valuables during your stay.

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Guest Rating 7.7 Good
Based on 175 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Perfect. Homely feel.

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Bed and Breakfast Facilities at Villa Saphir

  • Luggage room
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Garden
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

Check-in: between 2 PM and 6:30 PM.

Check-out: before noon.


Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

B&B Villa Saphir is also known as

Villa Saphir Hotel Nice
Villa Saphir Hotel

7.1

Clean

7.1

Location

7.0

Quiet

7.7

Spacious

7.9

Service

Villa Saphir B&B reviews

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Villa Saphir is a wonderful old city-villa with a marvelous garden in it´s center. The owner is very nice, helpful and a friendly lady who create you daily a delicious breakfast with multiple choice. The room is really big with comfortable beds, facilities to make coffee and tea are available. The Villa Saphir is well located located. Bus stop in front of the entrance to reach the center and the airport. Thank you! It was a pleasant stay in this house in Nice. I´ll recommend it very much.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Nice place for a short stay!

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The Hotel is an old Villa very nice. Our room was at the ground next to the road but it was quietness. In the loo there was not light and in the room there was only a fan but not a conditioner. The staff was very nice and careful. I suggested the breakfast: very good and abundant. Note: during the night we were wake up due some disturbing noises with a barked dog, after morning we descovered that those noises were a second old blind dog that wander about in the garden! Relaxed!

5.7 Ordinary
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

We found the owner very kind. Despite this, the cleanliness of the shared spaces was awful. There were even some dog droppings and in some spaces, such as the kitchen, a total mess. We had the impression that the owner couldn't face the situation alone.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

The hostess is very nice and friendly. The room was clean and very comfortable, there was even a fridge. The hostess offers a fresh breakfast every morning and you can ask for what you want. The villa is not far from centre, museums and the sea. There're lots of buses which can take you to the sea in 7 minutes if you son't want to walk on foot. It was a great pleasure for me to stay at that place and when I return to Nice, I'll stay at this place again, no doubts about it! It made my staying at France even more unforgettable.

7.9 Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • China

Very good!I like the hostess Anne.She is very nice.Hope to return.

7.7 Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

i went to nice for a wedding and villa saphir was perfect as localization. everything was very good, except for the same 'strange' thing of french hotels and houses: the lack of 'bidet' in the bathroom... it's so useful and pleasant!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

An excellent find in Nice. Very reasonably priced for the quality and service provided. Charming property and lovely hostess. The single down point during my stay - I had a room (bigger than my studio appartment!) on the street side and it was quite noisy during the night. If you are bothered by noise ask for a room on the non-street side.

7.1 Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Overall, I had a fantastic time here. The owner was really lovely and managed to provide a wonder breakfast each morning (which also provided me with an opportunityu to talk with other guests.) For the price, it's hard to go wrong as it includes the breakfast too (normally, average price is €8 in Nice)

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Villa Saphir is a most excellent place to stay in Nice! Madame Annie is warm and welcoming; her breakfasts are bountiful and delicious. The villa is away from the crowds but close enough to walk or take the bus to the beach - only 1 euro!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

It's easy to reach city center by bus. There's a bus stop just in front of the hotel. The room is big. You can use the fridge and the kitchen downstairs freely. The breakfast is really nice!!!

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

it' s very well for the price. i'll return in this B and B in july.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Romania

Madame Annie was a very good hostess. Breakfast very good and we received very good advice concerning on city and travel arround Nice (FRANCE).

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

Because an entrance did not have carrying in the address of the description and a different neighboring building, I was not able to check in immediately, but it was good I watched it generally, and to stay. The madam served the orange juice which she squeezed on the spot in the morning kindly at night. I did not go to a Japanophile, but Japanese culture had understanding. I was able to borrow it free when I told that I did not have the PC.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

excellent breakfast and service except some difficulties of parking. recommend.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Macao

great breakfast provided, and the b&b owner is very nice.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

Villa Saphir is an old house, but a real nice place, if you know what you get. If a person wants an expensive hotel with pools an so on, then that the wrong place. But it´s a place with real friendly service, a real big breakfast and the owner anni is so helpful. It´s 1,5km away from the beach. You can walk or go by bus to the beach.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Although the rooms are basic the property is full of character. The owner was so friendly and welcoming and even though I arrived early she made me coffee and I spent a lovely hour relaxing on the little terrace outside the dining room before leaving my bag and going back into Nice. I was there to attend French Language School and every morning she prepared breakfast for me and sometimes sat with her coffee with me which was lovely as I was travelling alone. There was a bus stop directly outside the villa which was perfect for coming back in the evenings. Nice is very expensive and the villa saphir provided excellent value for money. The warm welcome and friendliness of the owner more than made up for the basic nature of the rooms and realistically what would you expect for such a reasonable price. Thank you for a lovely stay.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

We were very satisfied with the Villa Saphir! Of course it was not perfekt there was a broken lamp for example and the bathroom was only seperated by a sliding door from the bedroom - the good price doesnt come from anywhere! But all that wasnt too bad, the service was very good and helpful and the breakfast rich! The familial atmosphere in the B&B was wonderful and every room individual. We basicly only stayed in the B&B for sleeping and breakfast so for that it was perfect! There were 2 dogs of the owner but they were very quiet and cute so no problem!

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Our hostess Annie is excellent. Her attention to your needs is unique among people in similar roles. The breakfast that is provided was better than average - by European standards.

7.5 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

Street was very loud, so we had to sleep with windows closed very good breakfast

1.3
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Austria

The rooms were ok, apart from the fact that the shower was horrible. There was no door to close the shower, just a curtain, so the water was running from the shower into the room (the shower is in the room, there is no extra bathroom), so we had inundations in our room. It was horrible. The breakfast room was quite dirty, and we couldn´t serve ourselves, so we had to wait quite a long time to get what we wanted for breakfast. The dogs are really sweet, but dirty as well. The biggest problem was the shower.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

Being a single unpretentious traveler I honestly believe that Villa Saphir is a pretty good in terms of price / quality of your stay. The host, Annie, is always there in case you need help or advice. She serves a good French breakfast abundant enough for the good start of your day. Room is spacious, bed is good. The villa is a bit distant from the beach promenade area and train station but the bus connection in Nice is reliable. And you are completely unrestricted while there. There are some things that might be improved (stable internet access is only in one of the two buildings, shower is small and hardly can be called comfortable to use, be prepared that rooms are generally not cleaned) but this is a one regular French woman's little villa, and she does as much as she physically can. So if you don't mind living pretty much as you typically would live back at home, Villa Saphir is a good choice. If you got used to 4-star hotel standard, then this is definitely not a place for you to stay. BUT on the last note: price is very very moderate for Cote d'Azur.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

I stayed for only a night, but was treated warmly, like a house guest. The establishment is old, but clean. The room had an attached bathroom with all amenities, unlike some budget hotels. Breakfast was ample and cordially served.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

very helpful Annie(the owner), we are very pleased.and she is very attentive to her guests.

7.0 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

This is quite a way from the promenade if it is your first visit to Nice,though a bus across the road will bring you near for a euro and also to the port area.To return you get the bus in the opposite direction No.7 and it drops you at the door practically.Lots of steps up to front door and then to your room so be prepared!Breakfast consisted of juices,fresh fruit,tea/coffee,various breads and cereals,though you really need to ask for what you want!No air/con so slept with the french windows open each night and had dogs barking,babies crying and motor bike traffic! Buses are very efficent,the tram is there too but not so direct to this villa.All in all you get what you pay for and its a one woman show here so she does what she can for you,lots of help offered with books/internet and we were offered another room for check out day to leave our cases and return to shower before leaving for the airport.The no 7 to the prom.and no 98 to the airport cost 5euros each for both buses!

7.5 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Croatia

For a single person it is OK. I liked that bus station is in front of premise + wireless internet is available 24/7. Breakfast was great. a) You only get clean towels when you come first day. You should request additional new clean towels yourself after that. There is no cleaning lady. b) bed was comfortable c) no carpet(s) on the floor

5.1 Ordinary
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • New Zealand

Hostess helpful and friendly but location is noisy. Terrible shower.

2.8
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

first and last time. Student type accommodation standard. needs major revamp. Breakfast to be avoided. not clean. room not serviced daily. Lady very pleasant and helpful. if you stay get to know local transport. I would not recommend this place to anyone unless it is upgraded.

7.4 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Overall, our stay was good. Our first impression of the villa was not very good because no one was there to welcome us when we arrived. However, once we were settled in, we had a very enjoyable stay. The breakfast was plentiful (breads, cheeses, juice, tea, yogurt, fruit) and Annie was very helpful. We stayed for 3 nights and the room was not cleaned during our stay. That was fine with us. I did have to ask for new towels on the third night. The property is a 10 minute walk from the tram but we did walk to and from the beach a few times (~30 minutes).

7.3 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Netherlands

This B&B has a very good breakfast and is run by a very charming owner. The building is nice to see but getting old and needs some work to be done. The only problem for us was that it is next to a very busy road (also at night) and for light sleepers earplugs don't help enough to stop it. Because the price is good en the rooms are big overall a good B&B.

7.2 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Iran

everything good

4.9 Ordinary
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

the bathroom was not clean. The shower head had to be hand held to shower. Other than the bathroom everything was fine. the breakfast was excellent . I would return if the bathrrooms were cleaner and the shower worked properly.

6.7 Fair
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Egypt

I chose this property based on reviews and attractiveness of rate. I have been to Nice many times before. I usually rent an appartment when I stay there on extended stays. This time I stayed only few nights in Villa Saphir at a very unbeatable rate. First of all, I found Annie very helpful, she helped me out a lot and her suggestions were very helpful. I particularly did not like the proximity to the main road and the noise, which was difficult to sleep in the night. There is no AC as well, which was annoying as it was very hot. The breakfast was mostly breads, but I didn't really care for it must as I am not breakfast eater. The location is fine, however a bit too far from the beach. Took me 15 minutes to the Gare and 30 minutes to the beach. There is a tram stop 10 min away from the villa, which I adored. By bus I think its 10 min, but I was walking. Overall, stay was ok. I can't say it was excellent. The room was good size, however shower tiny. The rooms are not cleaned during the day, which is not a real problem for me. I may stay there again if for a few nights and at a very attractive rate.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • New Zealand

this was a lovely place to stay... Annie was waiting when we arrived and was very helpful, welcoming and friendly. she helped us with where ever we wanted to go and gave us plenty of information. The room was great and Big. the breakfast was outstanding overall a great stay would recommend. a little further from the centre of nice but not hard to use public transport and the bus just down a few stops takes you straight to the airport

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Villa Saphir is in a convenient location for the price you pay. True that it's not in the city center, but everything is easily accessible from there. The bus is literally outside of the villa. You can walk up and down to the grocery stores, boulengerie (bakery), etc. Annie, the owner, is very helpful and a very good source for logistics and getting around. In regards to the B&B itself, it's good. The room is small, but at least you have your own bathroom in your room. It is very hot during the summer in Nice. I had the fan going and I left my window open the whole time even at night while sleeping. The only thing if you are American (like me) and expect everything to be so comfortable, this may not meet your expectations if you're a travel snob. :-p I found it convenient and pleasant to stay there. The area is very safe as well. The breakfast is great, and it's wonderful to have free wifi. The two dogs there are the nicest things ever. I would suggest that the details of how to get to the villa to be posted on the web site, including from the airport, etc. If you go to Nice, it's always worth it to go to Monaco for a day. It's lovely and about 30-45 min bus ride from Nice.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

We got a very spacious room at Villa Saphir and the owner was really nice, giving us a lot of information. I had never stayed on a B&B before, so it was a little different, however very welcoming and good for a one night stay

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

I am very satisfied by my stay in Villa Saphir. The hostess is very frendly and provided very good conditions for stay.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Taiwan

First time in Nice, Villa Saphir is ideal place for living in more local environment, but still not far from touristic centre, as Nice is not a large city. Very pleasant stay, thanks to owner, who did it home-stay feeling for us. Price is appropriate.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

Our stay for 3 nights was a very great surprise and pleasure due to the owner Annnie who was so kind and helpful.The breakfest was excellent and tasteful. Our room comfortable. We appreciate this place very much and will come back when we are in Nice again.

6.0 Fair
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The proprietress was extremely helpful with sorting out our travel issues for the next day. She spent time looking up bus and train schedules and really helped us since we had a very early departure time. The kitchen and public areas are in need of some serious cleaning. There were no clean towels for drying dishes. The breakfast was good and was laid out for us at 5:30am which was very much appreciated. Except for the grunge factor, it was an excellent value.

6.2 Fair
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Israel

While the landlady is a very welcoming person, the infrastructure at hand is a bit old, starting from a somewhat old room and furniture, going through old doors, and no so clean garden/public kitchen. This is certainly a good option if you wish to have a room in Nice for a small price, but for a little extra you could probably get something closer to the beach and probably somewhat newer. I have to reiterate the fact that the landlady was very nice, and she tried her best to make my stay a good one (offering breakfast little early on the day of checking-out, allowing me the use of her pressing board, etc.), but the sad fact is that the walls are slightly too thin, and the entire building needs a bit of renovation.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

very friendly landlady could not help us enough kept feeding us yummy bread and cheese even told me to take some for lunch also gave us lunch when we arrived

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • China

Very warm hostess. Travelled this city for us and Monaco has provided many help. Preparation breakfast rich delicious, can satisfy all visitor's request. The kitchen cooking utensils, the tableware are complete, but also free provides each kind of seasoning. Very unusual good, looks like own family to be the same. Suits, the middle age, the family young, nearly all self-services tour tourist, so long as is wants to understand and contacts more friends the people to suit Bed & Breakfast through the traveling, such traveling has the appeal specially.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We arrived at noon and were greeted warmly by Annie who sat us on the balcony and brought us a welcome orange juice! She provided us with a useful map and showed us a couple of books about Nice and was very knowledgeable about the city in general. Our room was cool being downstairs, and had its own shower and toilet. We had our room key and could leave and return when we pleased. Breakfast was splendid. All you could ever want and more! Excellent value!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Annie is friendly and helpful in providing tourist information. The room is spacious and quiet. Traditional French breakfast is excellent. We slso have refreshment when we are back to the hotel every afternoon.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

The host(Annie) was excellent , the breakfast was superb and the kitchen facility was too good to help if you have a small kid travelling with you. Not to forget my daughter was to very happy to play with Bob (dog).

9.7 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Netherlands

Our hostess Annie was extremely helpful and assisted us beyond the call of duty. We were very grateful. The breakfasts were excellent.

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Belgium

You will not regret! Just go for this place where you can enjoy a very warm welcome by Annie. Our family still remembers her nice breakfast. Thank you!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic value for money for the Cote D'Azur, very convenient for public transport. A great host, very friendly dogs and the free internet access was a nice touch. The best continental breakfasts that I have ever had!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

Villa Saphir surpassed what we expected in value. The help and support we got in settling in and getting orientated were excellent, the place and surrounds called for us to relax and enjoy ourselves, easy access to buses on the doorstep made getting around easy. the location being in easy walking distance to the beach, shops, station and markets was a great relief in working out how to get to any location. Staff and residents at the hotel were warm and welcoming and created a warm homey feel to the place, if you have a love for beautiful old things this is the place to be in as the decor has been kept in time with the building. Absolutely loved the place a definite to return to.

7.1 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • New Zealand

Good spot for cheap, basic, unfussy, accommodation. Good location. Annie was very helpful and accommodating.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Mexico

I fully recomend Villa Saphir, the B&B is well located and my holidays were great thanks to the tourist information and kindness I have got all the time from the Villa Saphir people.The breakfast was fantastic.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Colombia

I had a wonderful time. I felt really welcomed and the quality of the service provided was magnificent. I am really looking forward to come back soon.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Czech Republic

Landlady was very helpful - anytime we needed advice. Breakfast was big enough with lots of types of breads. We could use internet for free anytime. The only negative thing was the noice from the main street (especially during the night) and the absent of the air-condition. Overall we can recommend this accomodation.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

My stay at Villa Saphir was very pleasant! It is a bit far from the beach. But very easy to reach Old Nice and beaches by bus which goes often and cost just 1 Euro. My room was big, decorated in Victorian style, bed comfortable. There was internet in the villa, kitchen if you want to cook yourself, fridge. Owner was very friendly and helpful. She gave me the map and explained everything, gave some great advices where to go and how to get there, showed books about places. Breakfast was included. I liked to have it on the balcony :) She has some nice home made jams and always fresh bread that i liked so much. There are 3 very friendly dogs in the villa, if you like animals you will really enjoy your morning breakfast :). My stay at Villa Saphir was very pleasant! I would recommend it to everyone !!! And of course happily return again :)

7.4 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

It's a nice bed and breakfast with a real good price for Nice. The owner is very friendly, downtown and beach are reachable by foot.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

sweet place

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Great location -- bus and tram both convenient, walking to city centre also possible. Excellent breakfast. Annie was both welcoming and informative. A very comfortable stay.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

very nice place B&B the owner is a very nice lady and very helpful 20 minutes walk from the train station and 30 minutes from the beach

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • New Zealand

Annie was the loveliest, most warm-hearted lady who couldn't do enough for us. Villa Saphir is actually 2 separate buildings, both charming and quirky. Nice location with good bus service, although it is also possible to walk everywhere. Breakfast was pleasant and plentiful. Yes, Annie does have 2 beloved dogs who were clean and well behaved. Would happily recommend Villa Saphir to the budget-minded traveller.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Poland

the door bell on the front not exist.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

An excellent adress for a short or even a longer stay. An incredible breakfast. A very nice welcoming. A real good place to stay in Nice.

7.7 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Gate was shut when I arrived so a bit off putting as a welcome! Alittle far out and noisy as it is on a busy road but I did stay at the back of the B and B.A On a positive note great woman who run's it lovely dog's and great use of a bike!!! Also fab breakfast each morning and use of a full kitchen as Nice was so,so,so expensive but beautiful.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Warm welcoming - nice breakfast - lovely landlady!

7.9 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

This B&B is perfect for people who wants to save some money being not far from the centre and the beach... 20 min by walk from the beach and 10 from the centre of Nice. The building is a tipical villa and the room was ok, the only thing was the bathroom that is too small. Good breakfast with very nice baguettes and jams. In general I'd say perfect match for the money you pay.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Taiwan

Should tell the travellers to take bus number 4 from TGV station to the Villa. The bus stop is just in front of the house. The breakfast is very good. The Madame is very nice and the public area with TV, kitchen, PC, Big refrigerator are great. Also free internet is available. I highly appretiate the hospitality that Villa Saphir offered during my 3 nights stay there.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

other guests were nice, host was very friendly, helpful and warm.

4.5 Ordinary
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Very basic accommodation. If you have a car, it is impossible to park anywhere. The owner was very kind to let us use her parking space.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • South Africa

Annie is a warm, friendly & helpful hostess. Her generous breakfasts were something to remember. We have no hesitation in recommending Villa Saphir. Keith & Sonja Boshard,Cape Town, South Africa

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Excellent welcoming and sublime breakfast. Annie gave us great tips for city tour.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • China

Excellent! A very sweet place to choose when you come to nice. The host is really warm-hearted.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The hospitality exceeded my expectations - much better than any posh, expensive hotel. The room was spacious and clean and Ms. Moreno was went out of her way to make me as comfortable as possible, giving me also a lot of practical information on Nice and the surrounding areas. Thank you, Anne!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We stayed at Villa Saphir for over a week and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We originally booked for 2 nights, and then were up off into the alps. However, after a change of plan, we rang to see if we could return to Nice, and fortunately there was a room available for us. Annie made us so welcome, and couldn't do enough for us. The breakfasts were different to our usual fare, but she encouraged us to try the different cheeses etc. of the region, and we thoroughly enjoyed them. The villa is within very handy walking distance of the train station, #7 bus stops right outside the property, and it's only a 45min. walk to the promenade and the markets in 'old Nice.' The antiques market is on Mondays, but the general markets are other days. The colours, the goodies, the smells mmmm!!! Look for the artist 'finger painting' on little mirrors. Brilliant. Shops, cafes, patisseries, street markets are all within a 5 min. walk. So convenient. The kitchen facilities were handy. A fridge and computer for visitors was avail too. And to make it feel more like home, Bob and Leah the dogs, welcomed us. The shower/toilet facilities were a bit 'squeezy' but it wasn't an issue. We can't speak highly enough of our stay with Annie. She really went out of her way, we felt, to make our stay in Nice so enjoyable.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

Annie is the perfect hostess! She is the gardener, the coffemaker, the tourist guide and the beakfastmaker in one person. We had a very pleasant stay at this B&B place. Thanks for good caretaking!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Russia

I traveled together with my family, daughter and husband, we had good time, Annie - the host - is wonderful, very kind and attentive to our needs and interests, we appreciated the food in the mornings and the house, although some people may regard the place as a little bit noisy and the toilets as not absolutele comfortable, but we think that was not important. Olga Artemova. Moscow.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

A Nice place to stay in Nice! Even though a little bit far from the center, there are direct busses to it and the train station. Welcoming makes you feel at home.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Very kind person to welcom us and giving very good knowledge about Nice and its surroundings. Nice home-made breakfast, very pleasant bed... I would definitely recommend this B&B.

7.2 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

good acomodation.2km from the promenade des anglais,we reccomend tp use a car or some vehicle.very helpfull staf,and nice breakfast

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Proprietor, very pleasant lady who provides value for money accomodation and a good breakfast, however, this accomodation was not to my liking, but I think I got exactly what I paid for.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Slovakia

The accomodation is simple but very clean. The wholy equipped kitchen and dining room are available at all times, as well as a terrace. The land lady was extremely helpful, gave us much useful information, leaflets and maps and moreover, told us a lot about the local area, the way of life and Franch culture in general. Her homely made and prepared French breakfast was just a delicious!

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Austria

Miss Moreno is very friendly and knows how to make your stay to wonderful holidays.

1.2
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

This establishment is a very poorly run sideline for the owner who is pretty incompetent at running a B&B. There is no reception so it's pure luck if she is there when you arrive. Our luck wasn't great and we had to wait around for her to turn up with no obvious signs for which property it is or even how to get in. Also street noise is pretty excessive making for a poor night's sleep. For the price it is definitely disappointing, avoid if possible.

6.4 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Hungary

parking possibilities are poor eigher for bikes or cars at villa saphir

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

The B&B is in on a main street and does not look very attractive from outside, but don't be put off! It's delightful inside. The landlady gave us a five-star welcome and a long cold drink (it was a very hot day!) and was helpful and friendly way beyond the call of duty in finding us a place to stow our heavy luggage so we didn't have to carry it up the stairs. Breakfast was excellent and plentiful, eaten on the terrace surrounded by trees. Animal lovers note: the landlady has two dogs, very friendly and well-behaved. There is free wi-fi Internet connection for guests.

7.4 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

The lady owner is very friendly, helpful and welcoming. The room is very small and basic but if you are like me, not too interested in the extra stuff in a standard 3 star hotel, just want a clean room and friendly staff and good vlue for money, this is the place! I specially enjoyed the breakfast time on the balcony in the morning and talking to the lady owner who told me a few things about Nice - a nice way to discover the beautiful city's history, food and people! I'd go back there again if I was to go to Nice again. The location of the place is a bit far from the city centre if you don't like walking, but there is bus right in front of the villa and only cost 1 Euro & takes 5 mins to the centre! There is also a wonderful fruit/veg. market near the villa, if you're interested in where the local people go to buy their daily food and wouldn't mind cooking for yourself sometime during your stay! There is also free internet for guests in the villa. Prepare to pay cash at the end of your stay if you don't want to pay extra charges for credit card transaction.

5.1 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

une adresse plutôt pour les jeunes qui ont un petit budget; ressemble d'avantage à une auberge de jeunesse dans une ancienne villa bourgeoise Nicoise.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

this b&b is a good surprise to me and I'd like to raccomend it. The price is very good, also because you have a wonderful breakfast with all home-made cooks and then there is the kitchen and the fridge that you can use whenever you want!!the owner was wonderful...very helpful and nice, she gave us a lot of information about the transportation and the visits. We had also the car parking in front of the home...the shower is not so hot....

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0.6
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

5.8 Ordinary
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Venezuela

7.8 Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

2.7
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

1.0
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.3 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

6.3 Fair
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

5.4 Ordinary
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

5.4 Ordinary
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 5-room Villa Saphir. Business travelers visiting the Nice area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access.

Guest rooms are individually decorated, making each stay a unique experience. Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers.

Refrigerators can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Mini fridge
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Bed and Breakfast Villa Saphir

Orthodox Cathedral - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Universite de Nice - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Marc Chagall National Museum - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Stade Municipal de Ray - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Basilique Notre Dame - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Nice Etoile Shopping Center - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Matisse Museum - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Cimiez Amphitheater - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
St. Roch Hospital - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Conservatory of Nice - 2 km / 1.2 mi
Franciscan Museum - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Nice Museum of Fine Arts - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Albert 1st Gardens - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Verdure Theatre - 2.2 km / 1.3 mi
Casino Ruhl - 2.2 km / 1.3 mi
The closest major airports to Villa Saphir are:
Nice (NCE-Cote d'Azur) - 6.1 km / 3.8 mi
Monte Carlo (MCM-Monaco Heliport) - 13.2 km / 8.2 mi

The preferred airport for Villa Saphir is Nice (NCE-Cote d'Azur).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.