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Villa Otero by Happyculture

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Pros: the rooms are beautifully decorated, they look exactly like the pictures. The staff are friendly and very accommodating. The location is also very good for the price. Cons: breakfast is over priced considering that there is no real variety and no cooked food on offer. The bathroom was also lacking in toiletries associated with a 4 star hotel. There isn't any adequate central heating in the rooms and the doors in the balcony let in slight draft during the night. The walls are also incredibly thin, I could hear my neighbours in the next room.

All the staff are great! They're all helpful and accomodating. The room is not the biggest that we've ever been to but good enough for the three of us. It has a small terrace with a little view of the hills behind the buildings. The hotel is near the main train station so if you're arriving by train it'll be of great comfort. The breakfast is great as well especially that blueberry jam.

Gotta say the hospitality at this chic little hotel is hard to beat. Staff is very friendly and helpful. As the rest of the happy culture franchise the atmosphere is nice and I am a fan of the concept with these "happy culture tours" where small treats are available at different hotels of the same brand is available to all guests, gives a real feeling of hospitality. I also like the retro style, while it still feels fresh and luxurious. Complimentary coffee in the lounge is another plus. If I'd say anything for the cons, I'd say the breakfast could be a little thin for choices.

Only there for the night, but they treated us likeep gold. Nesspresso in each room and available all afternoon. I love good coffee, so my review might be biased. Small but comfortable well appointed rooms. Great decode and Nuxe products in the bathrooms. Oh la la.

A wonderful 4 star hotel near train station and in walkable distance to a lot of Nice. A total of 15 nights in two separate stays. The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful, can't say enough good things about the personnel, room was comfortable and decorated nicely with a nice bed, lobby was comfortable also with afternoon happy hour daily with coffee, tea and sweets

I'll start off with the good bits. The hotel itself is in a pretty good location, also has very friendly staff and a nice little touch of free coffee and sweets/cake everyday as well as being able to make use of similar (but different) offerings from sister hotels daily throughout the city. In the room the bed is absolutely amazing, one of the most comfortable if not the most comfortable I have ever slept in. Now the bad. The rooms are not the biggest (advertised as 25sqm with a terrace) and the one I had was at the front overlooking a busy road; bathrooms are pretty small and pokey with nowhere to stand toiletries you may have brought with you. The WiFi may as well not be there, connects but will then drop of moments later, constant problems, although the hotel were good and lent me one of their portable 4G wifi hotspots. And finally for me worst of all the noise! One of the reasons I selected this hotel was because it was advertised as having been renovated just under 2 years ago and all rooms were soundproofed and I was looking to relax and sleep a lot... I did just the opposite, the rooms was one of the loudest I think I have stayed in, whether it was noise from the road (Mopeds have a particularly annoying tone), or building site, tv from the room next door, or corridor noise and doors slamming it was anything but quiet and relaxing; and my particular favourite the constant noise of the lift going up and down, squeaking and scraping and even at 4am making a noise at each floor it stopped at (there are only 4 floors). If you're a heavy sleeper, or medium with ear plugs I'd probably say go for it if you're looking for a cheap getaway. If you're a light sleeper or looking for a bit more of a luxury hotel go somewhere else; quite honestly I'm not sure on what rating system they were able to achieve their 4*'s on, but I have stayed in far far nicer quieter places with 3*'s in the US and UK

The hotel went beyond our expectations. We were received with a hot beverage and croissant that was perfect after a long trip. All of the girls at frontdesk were amazingly kind. In addition, you can enjoy the happy time in the hotel and also into other hotels of happyculture: we tasted sone great pattiserie at Villa Otelo and then went to Le Grimaldi to enjoy some ice cream. Excelent service and price!!!

My room looked exactly like on photos. Good size, amazing bed, awesome design (so pretty colors!). I had the window facing the courtyard, so there was no noice from the streets and train station. What I didnt like is that to open a window (and I like to have window opened) you have to move away the curtains and then everything is visible to the neighbours. Shower lift wasnt working and water was leaking through the glass wall, but that wasnt that big deal for me. There are teabags and coffee machine in the room, but no kettle to get hot water for tea. Probably you can get it through Nespresso machine, but then it has flavor of coffee. Also in 4* hotel I would expect to have glasses/cups instead of plastic/carton cups. Room itself is quiet, but when neighbors open/close their doors it makes lots of noise. Wifi connection is quite good. Location of the hotel is good too. Breakfast is mostly pastries and cereals. I missed having vegetables, fruits and cheese (there was only one option of cheese). When in France and in 4* hotel I really do expect to have more options of food for breakfast. Service is very friendly and nice.

This hotel was recommended by friends as it was in close proximity to the train station. Overall my husband and I had a very pleasant stay here. The room was a decent size with an extremely comfortable bed with a shower ensuite. The room itself was very quite but was extremely noisy when others were entering their rooms.We booked online directly with the hotel and our tarrif included a continental breakfast which was more than adequate to start the day. There was also an expresso machine with nonstop choices all day. The hotel has free coffee and cakes every afternoon, which is a nice touch. The hotel staff were very pleasant and helpful. One thing we did notice was that there was a lot of cracked and chipped crockery and the occasional dirty mug. For a 4 star we felt this was totally unacceptable. As far as location was concerned we were very close to bus stops, the Train, the Airport bus and also the Tram. Around the corner was a delightful restaurant - Le Rossini, which we ate at twice. There was also free Wi-Fi, although on 1 occasion I was unable to access it for a full evening which was a bit annoying.

unfortunately we had issue with hot water in whole of hotel. staff could not get it fixed due to fact no plumbers available working in weekend ! so it was disappointed experience as we were not able to take shower for 2 days! otherwise rooms were good.door are bit noisy as they bang when you close and also standard breakfast is average, overall not bad budget hotel...

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39% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 262 reviews