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Villa Otero by Happyculture

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here for 2 nights just for little weekend away. The hotel is very well located round the corner from the main train station so transportation links are very good as buses pass frequently. Located one a quiet side road ensures you should get a good night's sleep. Our room appeared to be one of the smaller rooms with a very small bathroom - shower, sink and toilet. Although it was a smaller room, the room was still lovely and comfortable. The quality of the bedding, bathroom and decor were all high quality and we enjoyed our time there. The staff are amazing. Very friendly and helpful and gave us decent recommendations for places to go and eat. Breakfast in morning was only continental but was very good with loads of choice. Tea and coffee was available all day for free in the hotel lounge and they did cakes in afternoon all for free. The main areas to go were around 15 - 20 minute walk away which was good however buses and trams were all available close by. Very nice hotel and would stay again. Only reason for 4 out 5 rather than 5 out of 5 is because the room was a bit smaller than others and a few little things could be improved.

Nice stay ,apart of bathroom plug constantly getting stuck in the bath and noisy neighbours we had great time .Staff was super friendly and brekfast was nice -unlimited teas and coffees which was a nice gesture of hotel

Nice hotel near the train station with free WiFi. Staff was friendly and the breakfast was ok. The location was good only a few minutes by taxi to the old town. the rooms needs some improvements though.

Fantastic helpful staff, comfortable and cosy rooms. Welcoming lobby with free coffee and happy hour with muffins and sweets. Nice breakfast with croissants, boiled eggs and fresh juices. Nothing at all to complain about :)

The visit to this hotel was part of a gift from my daughter and son for my birthday. The rooms were lovely clean and comfortable.The staff were so helpful especially Alan.We had continental breakfast which was first class every morning. I would definately recommend this hotel to anyone.

I chose this hotel based on location, our budget and TA reviews and I am once again very pleased with my choice. This hotel is about a 5 minute walk from Nice train station and a €15 uber ride from Nice airport. It's around a 10 minute walk to the main street for shopping and around 20 mins to walk to Nice Old Town. The immediate area aroubd the hotel didnt feel unsafe. We walked around between 8pm and 10.30pm and felt safe. So long as you don't flash your cash/ phones etc around, it's no different to walking around London, Paris, Boston, Sydney - just keep your witts about you. We arrived late in the evening after a delayed flight and we were very warmly greeted by Alain on reception. Our room was 402, a lovely spacious room (by French standards) with French windows. Not much of a view but we were in our room to sleep so not a big issue for us. Bathroom was spotless. Bed was very comfy. Hanging area for clothes, a fridge and a safe. Each day between 2 and 6 they have a happy hour where you can have free tea, coffee and pastries. The great thing is that as a resident you can go to any hotel in the Happy Culture collection and use their happy hour too. There are quite a few around Nice so look them up whilst you are out exploring. My only complaint here is that it would be great to have 1 bath towel per adult in the room. Other than that, it was pretty perfect. Thanks to the team at Villa Otero, we loved our short stay with you.

We had booked another Happy Culture hotel but were transferred to Villa Otero because of renovations there. It worked out very well for us, It is near the station and Airport bus, in a quiet street, not too far from Place Massena and the old town. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the buffet breakfast was just the ticket. While the rooms were compact, the overall ambiance and decor was very good. It's a good hotel and we really enjoyed our 4 night stay there.

We felt ourselves very welcome because of constantly friendly service, also kids were considered really lovely. Breakfast was also excellent and location good, especially connection to airport was ideal.

Staff very welcoming and went out of their way to ensure we could check in early. Rooms lovely and as shown on website which doesn't always happen. Coffee machine in rooms. Great central location, easy walk to everything.

A lovely welcome and consistently cheery and helpful staff who went out of their way for us eg fetched us a bread board and knife when we bought some local bread. Basic standard rooms small but good value. Plus points were: nice decoration, comfortable beds and great shower. Not so good points: towels that were somewhat hard verging on crispy - good for exfoliation I’m sure! Pillows rather flat and no shower cap. But main problem - walls that were very very poor with regards to noise insulation. At 3am our neighbours came back and we could literally hear every word even though they weren’t being that noisy but the reception staff did make a call for us. The hotel also has very loud doors when they close - a common problem but easily resolved if only guests held onto doors rather than letting them self close. Good idea to dust near tv in lounge as not noticed in time we were there. Lovely lady at breakfast and a nice lad on another day but he just wasn’t noticing when things had run out. 3 couples went away from breakfast without croissants as he hadn’t noticed but when we asked, lots more came out. Fruit only came out when 2 people mentioned it had gone. Mugs had all gone but I was bought one when I asked but he didn’t put more out for others; clearly a training issue here. The hotel is in danger of poor reviews based on lack of breakfast food but as we left, after several people asking for things, everything was full - the really nice lad needs to spend a shift with the other lady! Free tea, coffee and hot chocolate in foyer was very good. Free treats from 2pm to 6pm were nice - cake, sweets etc but we had little luck getting them at the other close by hotels in the chain. One seemed closed for the season and one just had nothing out. So in summary, lovely, lovely people, a few things that could be improved but the noise issue means we wouldn’t 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.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning 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 350 reviews