Hotel La Pérouse offers a taste of classic French resort life – Travel Weekly


Located at the foot of Nice’s famous Castle Hill, it’s a hidden gem that gives modern travelers a taste of the city’s illustrious past.

A city shaped by the winter sojourns of Europe’s upper echelon in the 19th century, Nice is a classic French resort town with a quaint Italian heritage due to its Sardinian roots.

Thus, many Nice hotels take advantage of the architectural splendor of the golden age of travel, offering a plethora of upscale accommodations.

However, you’d be hard pressed to find a temporary abode with a better view of the Mediterranean Sea than Hotel La Pérouse.


Nestled between the old town and the port of Nice at the end of Rauba Capeù, Hotel La Pérouse is a five-minute walk from the Marché Aux Fleurs with the Promenade des Anglais right on its doorstep.

During my stay, I managed to walk to most Nice attractions from the hotel, but there is a full tram service for those short on time or energy that also stops there. airport and central station, making the hotel easily accessible by public transport.

If you can’t bear to haul your luggage across the countryside, a taxi to the airport costs around €40 and €35 ​​to Nice-Ville train station.

The hotel itself is located further back than its street-facing facade, so you have to take two elevators to access the rooms and another to access its magnificent roof. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with directions, but there are signs that make locating your room a whole lot easier than it looks. The staff are also more than happy to help you retrieve your luggage.


The room I stayed in was a junior suite with a full sea view, featuring a separate living room with a desk, a spacious sleeping area, and a large bathroom with shower and bathtub.

The suite had two balconies, one in the living room and the other adjacent to the bed offering stunning ocean views to wake up to and enjoy from the living room.

Amenities included a minibar and Nespresso machine, but no hot water jug.

Overall the junior suite offering was spacious and comfortable with an amazing view. The furniture was original although a bit dated. That said, the hotel is due for a full renovation in October, so watch this space.

Food and drink

The restaurant at Hotel La Pérouse, Le Patio, offers delicious Mediterranean cuisine in the shade of the lemon trees that adorn the hotel garden.

Newly arrived chef Nicolas Vernier, who has two Michelin stars to his name, is designing a new menu paying homage to the South of France with authentic and sunny flavors inspired by the Mediterranean region.

The hotel also has a cocktail bar by the pool and a sauna, jacuzzi and fitness room on its solarium terrace, which offers the best views of the Baie Des Anges just a stone’s throw away. side of the Bellanda Tower.

Final Thoughts

Although only dating from the 1930s, Hotel La Pérouse exemplifies the lifestyle of the Nice seaside resort offering privacy and quiet luxury on the French Riviera.


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