Negative points about Villa Azur : (1) It is not in the centre. Unless you are driving, you have to rely on public transport as the centre is not within walking distance. (2) You cannot get WiFi from the apartments, unless they are very close to the reception area. Apt#2 was not. (3) There is no internal connection between the reception area and Apartments 1 & 2. In order to get from these apartments to the reception and courtyard (where you can get WiFi) you have to go out into the busy main road and walk approx 5mtrs. This may not seem inconvenient unless, like me, you want to access the Internet at night. It’s bad enough to be on the motorway in your pyjamas at 11.30pm but it also happened to be very wet and windy during my stay, so the ‘trip’ was absolutely out of the question. This was very inconvenient. Furthermore, entrance to Apts#1 & 2 is separate and although there is a locked door leading to the apartments, the front gate from the road is open and you walk into a very dark hallway before the light sensors activate. There is a security camera, but this does not do much by way of safety. Andrea assures me this is being seen to and several projects on improving the hotel facilities, including internal access, are under way.... Also worth asking, therefore, if works will be in progress during your planned visit.
I spent 4 nights at Villa Azur – in Apt#2. The room was a very good size with a double (folding) bed and a single sofa bed and two large bay windows overlooking the courtyard and the Cap d’Ail bay – even if this was somewhat obstructed by a large tree. It was clean and centrally heated and has a good storage space for clothing. The bathroom was rather compact but it served my purpose and I was given a 3-day supply of towels. There was also a good hairdryer – not those little things on walls.... Apt#1 has a larger bathroom which is on a lower level to the bed area. The manager, Andrea – who was very helpful throughout – offered to put me in this apartment, but I preferred to have the bathroom 2 feet away from my bed rather than 12feet away on a different level (pls note that the fireplace in Apt#1 is not functional). Studio Apt#2 has a small kitchen area with several pots and pans, crockery and cutlery plus several appliances such as iron and ironing board (small), electric kettle and coffee maker (with filters), microwave oven, 2 electric hobs and a small fridge. There was also a supply of food, probably left by previous guests, although the manager did mention that it was their intention that guests should find sufficient provisions to cook a meal on arrival, prior to stocking up. There was a packet of pasta, a jar of tomato sauce, a bottle of olive oil, 2 cans of tuna and a large packet of peanuts. The fridge contained 2 small bottles of water, 2 cans of beer, 2 colas, 2 fruit juices....and a bottle of wine! A small basket on the table contained sachets of coffee and sugar, some biscuits and 2 small tubs of jam. They don’t serve breakfast at the villa, but you can request some croissants which, unfortunately, are the store kind, not freshly baked. If you want the real McCoy, you have to make your way down – and I mean DOWN – to Cap d’Ail centre, where the shops are.