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An Exceptional Stay At Hôtel la Pérouse Nice: Review

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Red flowers and foliage blossoming by the pool, against the hotel’s mustard façade

Where is Hôtel la Pérouse Nice?

This luxury, 4-star boutique hotel is located high above the Promenade des Anglais, tucked into the Colline du Château in Nice.

Conveniently located opposite the beach, five minutes away from Nice Old Town, our stay at Hôtel la Pérouse Nice encompassed everything that a luxury traveller desires in a weekend break: peace, comfort, and beautiful views.

Hotel La Perouse (the saffron yellow building beside the white castle) from above, sourced from Booking.com

Hôtel la Pérouse Nice (the saffron yellow building beside the white castle) from above, sourced from Booking.com

We first glimpsed the luxury boutique hotel from a boat out at sea, looking back at Nice’s coast.

There in the heart of the French Riviera, regally embedded in a mountain cliff overlooking the city, along the Promenade des Anglais, sat the saffron yellow boutique hotel that would be our home for the weekend.

(Recent update: October 2023 – Hôtel la Pérouse Nice recently renovated! It was beautiful before the renovation and it’s even more beautiful now. If you don’t have time to read this article, I’d definitely recommend booking this gorgeous hotel.)

 

Service & Amenities at Hôtel la Pérouse

Because of its unique position in the mountain, Hôtel la Pérouse Nice has an interesting physical layout. Multiple lifts service different floors, and each room is built to suit, which makes them feel like your own personal little cave or nook. Getting around can be a maze-like adventure.

When we arrived, we were welcomed by the reception staff with warm smiles upon arrival, and the lovely manager Kristina personally gave us a tour around the hotel.

Swimming pool and sauna... at the foot of a mountain - Hôtel la Pérouse Nice Review

Swimming pool and sauna nestled at the foot of a mountain at Hôtel la Pérouse Nice

Hôtel la Pérouse Nice offers guests a whole host of relaxing amenities, including a swimming pool, a sauna, a roof terrace-cum-solarium bedecked with loungers, a small gym with exercise machines, and a Jacuzzi on the terrace.

I loved swimming in the pool as the sun rose higher towards midday. I’d go so far as to say Hôtel la Pérouse Nice is the best hotel in Nice with a swimming pool – let alone the best hotel in Nice!

Colline du Château (Castle Hill) tourist viewpoint beside the hotel

Colline du Château (Castle Hill) tourist viewpoint beside the Hôtel la Pérouse

If you stay in the dreamy Sea View Rooftop Suite, you’ll have your own private Jacuzzi to enjoy – as well as the most incredible views of Nice from your terrace, which is quite literally nestled beside the Colline du Château (Castle Hill) garden viewpoint.

Morning views, morning news at Hotel La Perouse Nice Review by a Travel Blogger - Best Hotel in Nice with Amazing Views

Morning views and morning news overlooking the sea

Superior Room With Sea View

Rise and Shine from the Superior Room with Sea View

We stayed in a Superior Room with Sea View at Hôtel la Pérouse Nice.

Key highlights were: a supremely comfortable king size bed, a Mediterranean bathroom tiled in rustic Italian marble, and the pièce de résistance – a gorgeous view.

How Nice is that view? Mornings on the rooftop suite - Hotel La Perouse Nice Review by a Travel Blogger - Best Hotel in Nice with Amazing Views

How ‘Nice’ is that view? Mornings looking out from the rooftop suite

Elegant king sized bed at Hotel La Perouse - Nice, France

Elegant king sized bed in the Superior Sea View Room in Hôtel la Pérouse Nice

Rustic Italian marble tiled bathrooms at Hotel La Perouse - Nice

Rustic Italian marble tiled bathrooms 

Our balcony, overlooking the pool and dining terrace below, provided a stunning vista of the ocean with the Promenade stretched out on the left-hand side.

Nice Airport was visible in the distance, way across the water.

On our first night at Hôtel la Pérouse Nice, we curled up on the terrace with a bottle of wine. We watched airplanes take off and land over the ocean until the sun went down. It blissfully silent, though. All we could hear was the soft sound of the sea.

Best way to enjoy Nice: watching the sunset with wine in hand - Hôtel la Pérouse Nice (Review) France

Best way to enjoy Nice: watching the sunset with wine in hand at Hôtel la Pérouse Nice

Breakfast & Dining at Hôtel la Pérouse Nice

Petit Déjeuner

Waking up and seeing the sea from our Superior Sea View Room felt like a dream. Looking out onto the balcony, all we could see was water and sky – a gorgeous sight in the morning.

Our room included buffet breakfast in the main dining area and terrace, but room service happily offered for continental breakfast to be served on our balcony.

How do you like your eggs in the morning?

How do you like your eggs in the morning?

A small selection of breakfast offerings at the Hotel La Perouse buffet

A selection from the breakfast buffet – includes scrambled eggs, bacon, charcuterie, croissants and fruit

We ventured down to the dining terrace, shaded by lemon trees and flora, to enjoy the buffet breakfast, which was simple and varied. On offer were fresh fruits, pancakes and home-baked pastries, cereals, cold cuts, and hot choices including scrambled eggs and bacon.

There was also a machine serving up freshly squeezed orange juice, which tasted divine.

Side note: if you opt to dine outside, the local seagulls will try and nab your croissants when you’re not looking.

Having a peaceful nap in the jacuzzi before an evening flight at La Pérouse

Should You Book This Luxury Boutique Hotel in Nice?

We spent our last day in Nice enjoying the hotel Jacuzzi and soaking up the sun at the swimming pool. It was the most relaxed I’ve ever been before a flight. The hotel staff at the lobby organised a taxi for us to get back to the airport.

Our stay at Hôtel la Pérouse Nice was flawless. The staff were kind, professional, and courteous. From the moment we checked into our room, it felt like we were in our own private haven along the French Riviera.

I could happily have spent the entire weekend in Nice sitting on our balcony, drinking wine, and watching the ocean.

Final Thoughts On Hôtel la Pérouse Nice

Hôtel la Pérouse Nice is one of the best luxury boutique hotels I’ve ever stayed at. The experience was incredible.

I cannot recommend this hotel enough if you are looking for a peaceful little slice of Nice to call your own. Every aspect of our stay was wonderful and I can’t wait to return.

Disclosure: my stay with the hotel was sponsored in collaboration. All opinions remain honest and my own.

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Mel Legarda

Melissa Legarda is the founder of illumelation. She has worked as a travel blogger, creator and writer since 2015, and has collaborated with well-known brands worldwide. She has helped over 1,100+ students improve their travel photography skills since launching her creative courses. Her mission is to encourage and empower others to travel and create more. Find her on Instagram.