10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Loved the Hotel Welcome!!
"Highly recommended - beautiful town and great great hotel!!! Thanks for a plesant stay...we'd definitely go back!"
- Travel date: 18th May 2006
the wonderful hotel welcome
"It takes a lot to beat Villefranche and Beaulieu in May. As it would the welcome at the Hotel Welcome! I stayed only four nights and on my own and in one of the cabin like attic rooms. Everyone is relaxed, friendly and quietly gets on with their job of making you relax too. Everyone I met was genuinely friendly and interested and interesting. There are so many restaurants to choose from and the food is extraordinarily good. A perfect place."
- Travel date: 12th May 2006
Loved the Hotel Welcome
"We have just come back from a 2 week trip to Paris and southern France and stayed at the Hotel Welcome for 3 nights. Although the room was small, it was a corner room with French doors and balcony on both sides, one side facing the Mediterranean Sea.(It was on the fifth floor.) The location (Villefranche) is perfect, close to Nice, Montecarlo but yet has a feel of a beautiful small town. The staff was excellent,and extremely helpful."
- Travel date: 14th November 2005
"We (Two couples) stayed at Hotel Welcome, mid-Sept., and thoroughly enjoyed the hotel and the town. Our room was 4th floor, corner, with 2 balconies. Enjoyed the view and busy harbor. Each morning my husband returned with fresh croissants from the local boulanger, and a pot of coffee and warm milk from our hotel. We dined on the balcony and enjoyed the weather and activities of the harbor. There is easy access to the towns of the Riviera by bus or train. Shopped in Nice, visited Monaco, etc. Hotel Welcome had a courteous and helpful staff, and a lovely room and bath. Would love to return again."
- Travel date: 2nd November 2005
You are paying for the setting and view.
"We stayed at the Welcome hotel in August 05. The location and view from the hotel are wonderful. I can understand a previous reviewers comments about the room size and decor. We stayed at the La Perouse last year and they are both of a similar size and decor. The view (we were on the 4th floor) is wonderful. If you enjoy people watching and viewing motor yachts costing the national debt of a small country then this is the place for you. The only negative i found with the hotel was breakfast. As the balconies have no shade it's to hot to eat on them. The restaurant is no better as it faces the sun in the morning and is just as hot as the balcony. On the cost front of breakfast it is actually quite reasonable. after the 4th day i could stand the croissants, pain au chocolat and natural yoghurt no more and went in search around the town for the full english (and dont hold back on the mushrooms old garcon) alas i would have had more chance of flying with a happy, smiling american air stewardess! As we were already out we paid for breakfast instead. The cost was 26 euros. more expensive than the hotel for a lot less content. Parking was not an issue for us as we were using the train to get everywhere which is a breeze as the station is only a 5 min walk from the hotel. In conclusion if you are looking for a hotel that does not have mr and mrs football shirt (avec leggings) with liitle rocky and tyson beating the other kids up in the pool or mrs middle england mum (no joshie darling dont stab the nice man with you fork) It is just mr and mrs normal enjoying a nice hotel in a wonderful setting with a wonderful view. I can pay it no finer compliment than that."
- Travel date: 1st September 2005
Loved it so much we're going back next year!
"We spent two nights at the Hotel Welcome in July, and it was the highlight of our trip. We had a corner room on the 4th floor, with two balconies. I did not think the superior room was too small, but we are used to European sized rooms. Breakfast on the balcony is not to be missed - a little pricey for what it is, but the experience is worth it. The staff was very helpful and friendly, providing an iron immediately when I requested one. The reservations process was also a breeze via email. I agree with the previous reviewer that there is no space to put the car when unloading luggage, and there did not seem to be anyone to assist with the luggage when we checked in. Everything else was perfect. We had a fantastic dinner at La Mere Germaine - I would recomend making reservations in advance, since even on a Monday night it was full. Also, we rented a little electric boat for the morning from the place right in front of the hotel, and this was delightful! I am already planning another stay there next year and am recommending it to all my friends."
- Travel date: 31st July 2005
"We stayed 3 nights in this charming hotel at the end of June, 2005. It was definately the highlight of our 10 day trip in France. We had a corner room with two balconies and everymorning when I wake up, I could see the sea and the boats from my bed. The staff was kind and helpful. THe bar was great. We fell in love with VilleFrench. I can't wait until I go back there!!"
- Travel date: 13th July 2005
Superb, but could be a little more welcoming--
"A simply wonderful little hotel with an incredible location! The bar is a great place to sit back and relax. I would definitely visit this hotel again. Except for Laure, the staff at the front desk was a bit cool and distant, no matter how polite and friendly one is. The housekeeping staff, however, were warm and accommodating. All in all, don't hesitate to visit this little gem!"
- Travel date: 19th May 2005
A great place to people watch....
"We stayed at this hotel for 7 nights. It is a lovely little hotel in a great position, ideal for its views and it's proximity to many interesting towns and villages. You can sit on the balcony watching the world go by, which can become compulsive viewing. One evening a local fisherman threw in some bait and within a few minutes he had caught a large octopus! The rooms are generally very nice, though from experience the single rooms on the 6th floor are small and appear perhaps a little shabby on entering them. However by the end of the stay I for one did not want to leave my room behind, after becoming quite attached to it and won over to it's individual quirkiness. All the staff in the hotel are extremely friendly and helpfull and do their very best to ensure you enjoy your stay. A word of caution to all diners. We visitited a restaurant up several flights of stairs in one of the alleyways behind the hotel called "La Campanette". We can honestly say it was not only the worst meal we have ever had in a restaurant, but it was also the worst experience we have had on any holiday. The food was so attrocious that my mother and father left the majority of it, unable to eat it. When we complained on collection of the uneaten courses we were met with total indifference. We asked the waiter to take the lack of food consumed into account on the bill, which they did not. We then tried to deduct some of the uneaten food from the bill only to have our way blocked, unable to leave the restaurant causing a huge scene and being threatened with them calling the police (which frankly may have been a blessing, but unfamiliar with French law we were unsure of our ground). We ultimately ended up paying the full bill in order to leave, with 3 Euros extra and were physically shaken by the whole unpleasant experience. There are some very nice restaurants in the area, so do not stumble into La Campanette as you will be very insulted by the food you are served. For a very good meal try La Mere Germaine or Michels."
- Travel date: 18th May 2005
"Stayed 3 nights as a result of the reviews here. Location is excellent, quiet, right on the waterfront where interesting things happen. Price is quite high for this standard of hotel but I guess that's because of this quality of location on the Cote D'Azur. Get a room with a seaview as it is wonderful, one without would be missing the point of this place. Nice bar where breakfast is served (15 Euro extra) but there are also some good restaurants nearby serving equally interesting breakfasts from 5 - 10 Euro. The restaurant the receptionist recommended, Au Clair Obscure was one of the best ever and reasonably priced. The Piazza resaurant was also very good. There is quite a lot to Villefranche, interesting alleyways and shops and the frequent train service makes it a good base to explore the coast. The station is 5 mins walk from the Welcome and there is a station 10mins walk from the airport so there is no need for a car unless going inland. Taking the train to Beaulieu and walking back via St Jean Cap Ferrat was a great walk. We originally planned to stay in Nice and are glad we did not, Nice was OK to visit but it seemed crowded and rather plain after Villefranche."
- Travel date: 9th May 2005
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