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1 / 31 Quiet and relaxing living room in the heart of the city, in a quiet part of historic Old Nice

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Description from owner

Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 2 / Apartment
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 2  Type: Apartment
Zen Om in Nice, Old Town: by Park and Sea, Historic & Lively. SPECIAL OFFER
TripAdvisor property ID 3446670

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Book this 1 bedroom apartment in Nice today! A total of 2 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a air conditioning, internet access, and DVD among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 30 reviews.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 18, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Francoise D.
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18 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French, Italian



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Vieux-nice Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • Sea view


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (30)

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“A very cosy apartment in a great location !”

Reviewed 2 Mar 2014

We stayed at Zen Om during the New Year period for one week and had a really wonderful time! The apartment is very cosy, furnished with good test, quiet, we felt at home immediately. The electric fire place makes it even more charming, and the heating system is very efficient. Although all needed is available in the small kitchen, we were out a lot, as they are numbers of great restaurants, bakeries, cafes, just getting out of the building. We were at the center of the action, also by the best street for gourmet food and wine, supermarkets and shopping.The location of the apartment is wonderful, typical and full of history, at walking distance from everywhere, transportation, and various touristic interests. We took the city bikes at the stand near by. The beautiful blue sea is at few minutes walk through the charming small pedestrian streets of Old Nice and beaches that we've enjoyed a lot. Just crossing the street is located an amazing new garden the Promenade du Paillon, one kilometer of pedestrian green flow. In essence we were in The place to be, surrounded by sea, park, landmarks, and great cultural animations with only the advantages of it as the flat is quiet. Francoise, the owner, who friendly welcome us, gave us very useful tips. She organized everything to make her guests comfortable. A book for information on Nice and suggestions, the flat book, guides. Although we had a car that we parked at the parking des arts, just crossing the street, we didn't use it much, as we walk, and took the very affordable and organized public transport to go to Cannes or towards Italy through Monaco. We used it only to go skying, at 1 hour drive, even if there are also buses leading to ski resorts. We indeed started very well the year, Nice is beautiful during the holidays season. The booking process was simple, we found the property matching perfectly the descriptions. We highly recommend Zen Om perfect for 2, and its management and we'll be back with great pleasure.

Response from the owner Dear Anna and Mark, I'm very glad you've enjoyed relaxing Zen Om apartment and appreciated its very strategic location in Old Nice, in the heart of all entertainments and near the sea and park Indeed, the new Park, Promenade du Paillon, just crossing the street, is beautiful and definitely a incredible additional asset to the apartment. It's very rewarding for me to hear your enthusiastic feedback. Beautiful Nice has a lot of charm also during the winter holidays season, by the sea, close to the nature, and also ski resorts. A wonderful location that you've experienced. I'm still marvel at it. It was a pleasure to welcome you in the apartment, as I like to do for all my guests, to answer your questions and give you tips about your holidays. I'm looking forward to your next visit. Again, my best wishes for this still New Year! Francoise

“Wonderful! Perfect Holiday apartment!!!”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2013

This apartment really proved to be exactly what my friend and myself had hoped we would find. First, the size and the amenities in the apartment suits two people perfectly whilst on holidays... It has a lovely sitting area with two couches by two windows so you have a nice breeze, which is a great spot to unwind. It has a very calm ambience, so we spent a bit of time at the apartment enjoying our time away in peace. The apartment itself as it states in the description is meticulously clean. Me and my friend are very particular about this especially when renting an apartment. We were not disappointed. The kitchen and bathroom were both very clean with modern amenities, so we were very happy. The location I don't believe could be improved upon; you are so close to everything and we did not have any need for transportation aside from walking! There is a lot to do within walking distance which Francoise was more than happy to recommend! The apartment is a steal at this price, and next time we return we definitely wouldn't bother looking for another place to stay! Thanks again for a wonderful place to stay, we loved meeting you, and we look forward to visiting again soon! Anna + Yanne x

Response from the owner Dear Yanne and Anna, It was really a pleasure hosting you and I’m extremely happy you’ve enjoyed the apartment. It is essential for me to make sure the apartment is spotless to host my guests, and a pleasure to help them on the tourism information. The location is certainly very strategic and save in the heart of Old Nice, with all the advantages of it, with conveniently various accesses to the apartment. I hope you’ll be back soon, as by October 2013, by the apartment just crossing Place St Francois, the beautiful and relaxing park leading to the sea “La coulée Verte” will be open to public, where you will find the most precious Mediterranean trees and ponds. The apartment's location will be even greater, surrounded by the sea at 5 minutes nice walk through the historic small streets of Old Nice and the scenic Castle Park, and then the Coulee Verte a must... and of course, although quiet, in the heart of all entertainments. Sending you my best wishes, Françoise

“Great apartment in a fantastic location!”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2013

The apartment was comfortable and cosy, clean and well maintained. The service we received from the owner, Francoise, was excellent and considerate. She met us at the apartment and gave us a really good overview of the city, including maps and how best to get about. She also came back with an electrician to fix a light and arranged a convenient time with us which we really appreciated. The pictures display the apartment accurately, and the location is as described; right in the heart of the old city. It is five-ten minutes walk to a whole host of great bars and restaurants, the main sites, beach and some lovely shops. Great place for a romantic break. The only reason this review is four and not five stars, and this may be a difference between French and British rental accommodation, is that there was nothing like toilet roll, washing powder or hand soap - things that, when you are flying, you don't really want to have to fill your case with on either leg of the journey. There are good shops near by so it wasn't a huge problem, but it would have been nice to have some as supermarket shopping isn't the first thing you want to do on arrival. The 250 Euro deposit was frustrating and seemed a bit steep, one would struggle to cause that much damage to the place. If we were from the Euro zone it would not have been a problem, but we had to pay to change pounds into Euros just to hand it over for a week and now have to pay again to change it back. There must be a better way of managing the risk of renting.

Response from the owner Dear Ffion and Matt, It had been a pleasure hosting you, and I’m very glad you appreciated the charm of the apartment, its great location, I like indeed to welcome warmly my guests and give tourism information and tips, in order for them to have the best time. I’m very surprised about your comments on security deposit, I guess the information I had provided were forgotten. As I think it is important to clarify these points for future guests and accuracy, I remind below the various choices of payment for the refundable security deposit payment: Basing my relations with my guests on trust , I return it immediately at chek-out and not few days after as often done on the market. Paid at check-in and returned at check-out: 1) In cash at check-in (following many requests), 2) By checks: in Euros, or in US Dollars of equivalent Euros amount, or bank check, 3) By travelers checks, return at check-out, Paid at the time of booking with rental, refunded within a week after departure: 4) By bank wire transfer 5) By credit card through Paypal, minus PayPal fee (as I can’t be responsible for the extra expenses linked to guests’ choices of payment). I’ve decided about the amount of the security deposit accordingly to past experiences unfortunately not always positive, and the amount is refunded immediately or very fast anyway. I assume that when guests book the property, they accept therefore the conditions linked to it. As far as items provided in the apartment: I do provide for my guests to get by, as you have experienced, the following: I’m extremely sorry however that the person in charge of cleaning forgot that time the roll of toilet paper, I wish I could have notice it. Some coffee, tea and sugar (individual packages, sealed for hygiene and freshness purpose), pepper and salt, fresh water in the fridge, one roll of toilet paper, all cleaning products including soap for the dishes, and sponges. Umbrella for the sun and (rare) rain, I do not provide soap for the washing machine, as I consider it a personal consumption. I do believe my guests deserve fresh and quality products, specially when the best grocery stores, and supermarkets open everyday are down the building, as well as great bakeries, restaurants and cafes. Therefore I don't leave for the next guess left over for hygiene and freshness reasons. I thank for you time writing the review, and hope to have the pleasure of your visit again. With my best regards, Francoise

“Wonderful apartment with a lovely owner!”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2013

We recently arrived home from our holiday in Nice in which we stayed in the Zen Om apartment in the heart of the old town. There are lovely shops right below selling fresh coffee and croissant which was a highlight for us aswell as a lovely little fish market right on the door step. Also there is a great supermarket within walking distance. The apartment itself was very homely and extremely clean. Francoise has done a great job making the place look nice. The beach is walking distance and it is lovely walking through the old town to get there, there are so many lovely places to eat along the way. It was lovely to meet Francoise she made us feel right at home. When we arrived she was waiting for us and was very helpful giving us information about the excellent public transport links to nearby towns and answering any other questions that we had. She speaks great English too which was good for us non French speakers. We definitely recommend this apartment and will certainly be returning ourselves.

Response from the owner Dear Tas and Lewis. Thank you! Receiving review from guests describing how much they have appreciated the apartment, its locations, and management, is a great reward for me. I indeed do my best to make my guests feel home and in order for them to make of their holiday a great experience. Also as a mark of appreciation and acknowledgment to you for having selected my property. Thank you again for your visit. See you again very soon I hope, My warmest wishes, Francoise

“Charming and cozy apartment in the heart of Nice”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2013

Apartment: conveniently located in the very heart of old Nice, very clean, lots of charm, friendly and dedicated landlady with detailed knowledge of both the city and the region, good value for the price, Conclusion: Perfect place to stay to discover beautiful Nice and its wonderful surroundings. Would absolutely recommend this apartment to a friendapartment: conveniently located in the very heart of old Nice, very clean, lots of charm, friendly and dedicated landlady with detailed knowledge of both the city and the region, good value for the price, Conclusion: Perfect place to stay to discover beautiful Nice and its wonderful surroundings. Would absolutely recommend this apartment to a friend

Response from the owner Dear Malgozata and Christopher, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. I’m very glad you’ve enjoyed the apartment and its strategic location, in the heart of the city, in Old Nice. Nice is indeed a beautiful city full of entertainments and culture, with its amazing blue sea, promenade and nature all around, and so many things to visit as well as in our superb sunny area. It is a real pleasure to welcome my guests to make them feel at home, and to give touristic information and tips for a great holiday. I hope to have the pleasure of your visit again. With my warmest wishes, Francoise

“we had a great time!”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2013

we had a great 9 days in Nice! the owner Miss Francoise is very friendly and nice, the apartment is clean, facilities all well prepared and in good functions. A good location in old town as well, 5 min walk to the beautiful beach and easy access when in and out of the town! Old town is beautiful and a must visit! Thanks Francoise for all your warm greeting and help!

Response from the owner Hello Monica, Thank you very much for your time writing the review. I'm extremely pleased you enjoyed and appreciated the apartment and its great location. I do like to welcome my guests and give tips about Nice and the area in order for them to feel home and enjoy at best their holidays. Do not worry about the few stains left, I will manage. A bit surprise however of your rating of 4 stars, as you said and wrote everything was great. I'm always interested in my guests' feedbacks to improve if I can, I have to understand however what it is. Wishing you the best, and to see you again I hope, Francoise

“Very accurate descriptions, clean, bright and very comfortable!”

Reviewed 30 Jun 2013

My husband and I just returned from a two-week long honeymoon in France. While staying in Nice we stayed in the Zen-Om apartment for 6 days. The descriptions are very accurate. It was the perfect, relaxing, home away from home. The location of the apartment is exactly where we wanted to be, in the pedestrian old town but also close to place Garibaldi where we could easily access public transportation and the sizeable grocery store Monoprix (that has everything you could need.) We walked down to the beach daily, as it was only a 5-minute walk through the old town to the most spectacular turqoise water. We would pick up bread, cheese and produce at the outdoor market along the way. The apartment is full of natural light and well equipped for all our needs and comforts. At night we were amazed by how quiet the street was; we even slept with the windows open. We were lucky enough to meet Francoise, the owner. She was incredibly welcoming and warm. She recommended some great restaurants and sights to see. She was also quick to respond to our email inquiries. I would highly recommend this apartment to an individual or couple looking for a comfortable, clean, relaxing spot in the best part of Nice. If we are lucky enough to come back this is where I would want to stay.

Response from the owner Dear Lydia and Mark, It was a great pleasure as well for me to meet you both, and to host such a beautiful couple in their honeymoon. I’m delighted you have chosen my property for such a happy event of your life. Honeymoon in sunny and beautiful Nice after unique Paris, at only one hour twenty minutes flight, what a great association! Based in Nice, it’s a pleasure for me to welcome my guests, also to show my sincere appreciation to them for having selected my property, and to introduce the apartment and area, make few suggestions for best holidays’ experiences, and importantly, them to feel at home. I’m glad you have enjoyed the apartment that is indeed very relaxing and special to me, it’s the reason I’ve called it “Zen Om”, and the typical area also extremely safe and convenient. I certainly will be very happy of your visit again, and send you again my best wishes of happiness. Francoise

“Perfect spot in the Old Town”

Reviewed 17 Jun 2013

F. and I had a wonderful few weeks at the apartment, so well located for a stay in Nice. By the end of our stay, we had felt part of this little community, buying a newspaper at the kiosk nearby, having coffee with the locals and greeting the fishermen in the morning. It's easy to walk all the areas of Nice from here. The port, the beach, the markets, Place Massena, the train and bus stations - really, it couldn't be a better situated. The apartment itself was lovely for two people, a comfortable bed, nice modern bath with hot shower, everything very clean. We enjoyed waking up to the church bells each morning. Hope to return next year!

Response from the owner Dear MaryKay and Francis, I’m so glad you felt at home in the apartment and in the area and fully immerse in the everyday life of this typical neighborhood. I felt in fact in love with the apartment for similar reasons as yours. For also practical reasons, as I appreciate to have alternative ways to get to the apartment, by the small pedestrian streets, and by the boulevard, for a faster walk, gardens, tram, buses and paying parkings. I’m certainly extremely pleased that all my wishes and efforts for making the apartment the most welcoming and comfortable for my guests, apartment tidiness, scrupulously changed linen, and clarity on booking terms, are rewarded by your appreciative feedbacks. For sure this neighborhood is for me the best in Old Nice. I will be very happy to have you again in the apartment as you plan. Thank you for your warm feedback informing potential guests.

“Best place to stay in Nice”

Reviewed 9 May 2013

We enjoyed very much our stay and can definitely recommend the apartment, and we will be happy to come back again.The flat and its location are great, we were impressed by the beauty of this part of France, where the climate is very good and there are so much to do. It is indeed a very nice apartment, also bright and equipped with everything you need by all entertainments you want. Located in the best place in Nice, the Vielle Ville (old town), a very charming part of Nice, where you can walk around for hours checking out all the cosy shops, and when you decide it's time to relax, you have every type of bars, cafés and restaurants you might wish. At 5 minutes from the apartment you find the beautiful sea and Cours Saleya, a scenic daily market place with great local products, flowers, fruits, vegetables and many other things, and on mondays wonderful antiques; as in lots of places around the apartment in the small streets of Old Town, which has the greatest variety of bakeries, gourmet food shops of all kind, wine, supermarkets, and also cafés, restaurants and all kind of shopping. We had no car during our stay in Nice, the owner mentioned in her very informative e-mails that it was actually optional, and it is right although there are also parkings by the flat. The tram stop is few minutes walk and buses that take you from any corner of Nice everywhere, for almost no money, only 1€ per person, a very cheap and efficient transportation, the train system (Sncf) goes to all destinations also. At 5 to 10 minutes walk from the apartment you are at the castle park overlooking the bay, the famous Promenade des anglais, and again, lots of restaurants by the beach, another lovely area to sit down and relax for a drink or lunch. In the apartment there is a welcome book with very helpful informations in both english and french, and brochures and guides on what to do and see in Nice. The booking process was simple and clear, and we will be back for certain.

Response from the owner I'm extremely pleased you've enjoyed your stay in the apartment and all the conveniences attached to it. It will be a great pleasure to welcome you back. You've obviously felt in love with the area as well in Old Nice by the sea. Nobody can resist I think to so much charm and natural beauty. I'm also always amazed about it. Thank you very much for your nice feedback that will be very informative for future guests. A bientôt, Françoise

“A precious find in Nice !!”

Reviewed 2 May 2013

I had the opportunity to rent this apartment recently, from april 24 to 29, 2013, and am still feeling the charm of my wonderful stay. Whenever I travel and intend to stay for several days at my destination, I rent an apartment and I must say that this rental was one of my nicest experiences ever. Impeccably clean, tastefully decorated and extremely convenient from every standpoint. It couldn't be better situated. While it is located in the Old Town, it is on a quiet side street yet set in the heart of all of the lively atmosphere that people expect to find during a vacation in Nice. Furthermore, I returned "home" late practically every night from nearby entertainment and always felt safe. It's location in the Old Town makes it easily accessible via two different tram stops, and there is practically nothing that can't be reached a short stroll away: Place Garibaldi, the sea and beaches, the newest parts of the town, the port, wonderful food markets and antique shops, bakeries, grocery stores, great gourmet food shops, restaurants, cafes, public transportation to museums, Monaco, Menton, Cannes, Italy and more. Although the transportation system is great in Nice to visit around by train and buses, on my next visit I may rent a car for a few days seeing that there is a paid parking garage right across the street. The accommodation perfectly matched the description and pictures posted on the site, and it was even more attractive "in person". The owner has clearly designed everything to ensure comfort and convenience for her guests, including detailed instructions concerning the apartment and handy tips for visitors. The booking process was very straightforward, and the informative e-mails from the owner made my arrival and welcome at the apartment very easy. The airport bus stop is just across street. I would highly recommend this apartment for anyone wishing to make the most of a stay in Nice, and I will surely return here on my next visit to the Côte d'Azur.

Response from the owner Dear Rodger, Thank you so much for your warm and positive feedback! I'm very glad you've enjoyed and appreciated my apartment and its strategic and lively location in Old Nice. The apartment is indeed charming and extremely well located. As you've noticed I do my very best to make my guests as comfortable as possible, and feeling at home. Therefore your compliments and wish to be back mean a lot to me. Welcoming my visitors in a tidy and clean apartment is essential for me. Also it is a mark of respect and thankfulness to my guests who have chosen my property for their holidays that I wish a wonderful, happy and relaxing experience. I'm very pleased to count you now among my regular guests. Thanks for your time sending your review. And welcome back home! I'm looking forward your visit again. With my warmest regards, Francoise

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