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Villa Otero by Happyculture

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location is a bit far from the old city and Promenade des Anglais, but if you like a good walk to discover the streets and architecture, then you're in the right place. We stayed for 3 nights, had a room with terrace on the 4th floor. The room was not big, but clean and very nice decorated. We also had a Nespresso machine in the room, but they only refilled the coffee once. It was not such a big deal since there was free coffee in the lobby at all times. There is a big parking across the street, 25eur/day. Great place if you go by car because the exit is reachable within minutes and the trafic is great. We had a great time, hope to get back there.

Nice little room with charm ideal for a few days in Nice. The little balcony is nice plus and the free water and snack were very welcomed. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was really nice.

As soon as I walked in this hotel, I fell in love with it. The atmosphere is perfect: it was very relaxing. The staff is also very very kind, especially Alain, who helped us a lot and gave us tips about everything in Cote d'Azur. The breakfast was great and there is also 'happy hour'. When you stay in one of the Happy Culture hotels, you can visit every other hotel, show your roomcard and have sweet bites there, such as cake and muffins, just for free. I love the fact that this hotel is very different from any other one. The rooms are beautiful, the bathroom is very clean, and the hotel is very near the train station (Gare de Nice Ville: 3-minute walk), the shopping centre (10-minute walk) and the beach (13-minute walk). Just take bus 99 -which leaves at Gare de Nice Ville and you'll arrive at the airport in just less than half an hour. I am definitely going to visit this hotel again the next time I am traveling to Nice.

I stayed in Villa Otero for 2 nights with my friend and we enjoyed our stay. It was a really cute hotel and staff was more that friendly, they were treating us so well! Whatever we needed they were helping, organizing things and giving tips. Our room was beautifully decorated and tidy, we also had a big balcony which was a nice bonus. Breakfast was good: eggs, bread, cheese, ham, fruits, jam, cereals, juices, croissants and stuff like that. Location is great, near to train station and it was easy to walk to the city centre as well.

We booked over this little hotel for two nights because of the "parking-places" around the hotel. Coming with a huge car (lancia thema) in expecting to parking near of or in front of the hotel. Fail! The concierge suggest to parking in the parkinghouse for 23.50€ for 12-24 hours because they have no own parking space. :-( The room was small but cozy... aircondition wasn't working a lot (just a bit). The shower was really tiny in our room, saw another one this was more bigger.... Coffee (nespresso pro) was everytime for free. The hotel employees where everytime very friendly!!! On check out we told them the second time about the aircondition but they didn't gave us a goody for that.. For theparking desaster they gave us two bonuscards for the parkinghouse (each 10€) hope it will work out later, when we depart. All in all: the hotel is nice. The location very good (15 min walk to the beach) and into the shooping district :)

No complaints. This hotel is well located - approximately a 10-15 minute walk from the beach (if you can call the stones a beach!) The staff are very friendly and helpful, the hotel has a nice ambience, and we enjoyed our stay there. No hesitation in recommending this hotel!

Our room was excellent, clean, plenty of space. The bathroom was a decent size with a reasonable size bath with shower option. The storage area for clothes was very good with a safe for valuables. The only down side is that the hotel does not have a bar but for some that may be a positive. The foyer area is very pleasant and a buffet style breakfast is served in this area with coffee available all day.

We booked this hotel for its proximity to the railway station as we were using the trains daily on our short break in Nice. The staff were very helpful and friendly but there was a mix up with the rooms we had booked, one double and one single (with a double bed) but the larger room/bathroom was given to our single traveller! Breakfast room a big disappointment just half a dozen tables to the right of the reception desk. On the whole the hotel was not what you expect for 4 star.

Stayed here for a couple of nights this week. I love this hotel, the staff at first you can't quite believe how friendly they are but they are so helpful and always greeted me. I am definitely going to come back when I have my next trip. I've stayed in hotels almost 4x as expensive in Nice and honestly, this is a complete bargain because this is basically just as great as them. It's also so convenient getting to and from the airport, the bus is a 2 minute walk away from the hotel and it takes 15mn to the airport. The bathroom is lovely, really clean, and same for the room, the decoration is really beautiful. The lobby downstairs is so gorgeous! It's right near the train station which is so convenient but then it's also only a short walk from the main streets and the tram. There's hardly any noise from the traffic outside, so I was always able to sleep easily and it was nice to have a little balcony outside. There's more than enough space in the room, it's not too small at all and nice that there are 3 mirrors in the room too.

The room with balcony was nice but far walk from center town. Facing possibly the ugliest view in Nice. Coffee capsules were povided for first day of our 4 night stay and we were informed that is standard. Other friends staying at hotel had to request toilet paper and shampoo. Staff were helpful and breakfast was good but i would not stay again.

58 Rue Herold Nice Alpes-Maritimes

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Nice Etoile Shopping Center
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Nightclub

Located in Centre Ville-Gare within a short walk of Nice Etoile Shopping Center, Villa Otero by Happyculture is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Orthodox Cathedral. This 38-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a nightclub, and a 24-hour business center. It's in central Nice and also close to Place Massena and Marc Chagall National Museum.


Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café, and mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


All of Villa Otero by Happyculture's 38 soundproofed rooms provide espresso makers, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Desks are also included.

Property features

Renovated in 2015, Villa Otero by Happyculture offers a nightclub, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. There's discounted offsite parking, and an airport shuttle for EUR 70 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, a library, and free newspapers.

Room options

Business Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Triple Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Double or Twin Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Double or Twin Room, Terrace

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

39% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 289 reviews