Holiday haven on the sea, bright, happy feel, Wi-fi, underfloor heating, central
About Phena O'Boyle
From Ireland, and Galway which is on the west coast. I live sometimes in Dublin on the east coast. Enjoy managing our wonderful apartment in Menton and getting to know some great holidaymakers, who now have become friends.
Phena O'Boyle purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Phena O'Boyle chose Menton
We searched all of France and choose Menton and this lovely apartment on the sea.
What makes this Apartment unique
The views from our lounge, on the balcony, and from our bed! Able to swim before breakfast. Underfloor heating for chilly Winter evenings. The bright good feeling on arrival.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
It was very comfortable & well equipped,superb views from balcony ,pity about the road .
Very well placed for buses,trains,walks & shops.
Two glorious weeks
For two weeks over Easter we enjoyed breakfast in the sun on the balcony every day. Location superb, looking directly over the sea, one way to Italy, the other to Cap Martin. The apartment was warm and very comfortable - a home from home. The downside is the traffic noise but that was outweighed by comfort, and beautiful setting. Menton is delightful, steeped in history, an enjoyable walk in along the promenade. Ease of travelling around is phenomenal - buses from just outside to Monaco, Roquebrune vieux village, Villefranche, Nice etc and all for just 1.50 euros!! Plus a direct bus to and from Nice airport. Trains, nearby, will take you into Italy - Ventimiglia and Bordighera with their wonderful markets, San Remo for elegant shopping.
Excellent restaurants to be found everywhere and local shopping.
Phena herself was very friendly and helpful - and gave us lots of helpful advice and recommendations for restaurants etc. It was a wonderful holida - We loved our stay.
Thank you so much for an honest and lovely review. I feel flattered and hope you will return soon. We go to our happy place tomorrow and each time we like it more and make some improvements.
Beautiful apartment with stunning views
We are currently sitting on the sun terrace of the apartment, aperitif in hand, relaxing whilst watching the yachts in the Med sail by. Today is our last day in the apartment and we are sad to leave tomorrow. The apartment has everything one would require to enjoy a holiday in Menton. Whilst here we have eaten in some wonderful local restaurants, travelled by train to Monaco, Antibes and Villefranche (all not to be missed). We have caught the local bus (1.5€ per person each way) to Nice and up into the mountains to Sospel and Ste Agnes. Every evening we have strolled along the promenade, the only difficulty being which restaurant to chose for our evening meal, as they are all appealing. The apartment was spotless when we arrived, thanks to Kamal. Thank you also Phena and John for allowing us to book your apartment once again. We are looking forward to booking a third stay in the not too distant future. Gini & Gordon, Devon.
We are so pleased that our apartment is appreciated by you.
We stay there more and more and love the bright aspect and the ambience of the place and of course the superb views.
A superb choice!
Thanks to Phena's help and excellent communications, we enjoyed a fantastic holiday in a well-appointed, clean and delightful apartment. We could not recommend the flat highly enough. It was just as Phena described and gave us a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Kamal, the on site help, was a lovely and friendly man and very knowledgable. Some reviews mention traffic noise, but we did not find that to be a problem, and in comparison with the centre of Menton, we felt very much at peace and relaxed. Excellent value for money and lovely owners!
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION
We have just returned from a two week holiday staying at Le Pamela and found it to be the perfect location. The bus from Nice airport leaves takes you right to the apartment where for the duration of your stay you can enjoy fabulous sea views and great beaches right on your doorstep. If you want to explore further afield buses to Nice and Monaco are frequent, cheap and stop right outside. Phena has ensured that everything you need for your stay is available in the apartment - WiFi worked well - and everything you could possibly need for a day on the beach is provided. If you want to shop or eat out there is plenty of choice a short walk away. Le Pamela is bright and spacious - there were three of us and we never felt on top of one another. Booking was very straightforward and the House Notes provided by Phena are as good as any travel guide. It is also reassuring to know that someone is available locally - Kamal - if you do need anything although you may find a French/English dictionary helpful as he does not speak English! There is some road noise but it is a small price to pay for the convenience - I would stay here again and would recommend it.
Sunny Sojourn in South of France
Arriving in Nice airport with parents in law, hassled wife and excited one year old could have been a stressful occasion. However, we had been given very accurate directions to the express bus which delivered us to its stop not 50 metres from the door of the apartment. Less than an hour to the door and the key was available as we had been told it would be.
The apartment is first class. On the seafront, to the extent that you'd almost be afraid of falling into the sea! All mod cons are provided, including WiFi, which we all seem to need these days. Everything is available to cook your own lovely meals from the shops which are very close by (3 -4 minute walk), but why bother when a helpful list of wonderful local restaurants is provided?
The beach is directly across from the apartment. The old centre of Menton is a very short stroll away (or again buses are easily available), and if feeling more adventurous, Nice is a leisurely one hour away (cost €1!!!).
In summary, five of us stayed comfortably in La Pamela; two couples and one baby (cot provided), ranging in ages from 1 to 70ish (I'm not allowed to be more accurate on the latter!). All enjoyed our stay and will return.
When the holiday was over we crossed the road (maybe 20 metres) to the express bus stop and 50 minutes later we were at Nice airport.
This is luxurious South of France the easy way! Enjoy!
France, Riveria - Cote d'Azur, Town of Menton on the borders of Italy..A wonderful holiday destination and one of the most visited areas in France. Called PACA by locals this Mediterranean coastal region in the south-east with Alpes-Maritimes bordering Italy is charming and full of character. Sandy beaches, tranquil bays, picturesque villages set in mountains and vineyards and an ideal climate to match enjoying 300 days of sunshine a year.
This prosperous region is a hot spot with the rich and famous from all over the world. Appreciate the variety of landscapes and dramatic coastline, national parks and nature reserves, including the famous Camargue. Famous for its wines, notably the Côtes du Luberon and Côtes de Provence. Enjoy the good life!
Menton is sub-tropical, has warm sunny days all year, exotic plant life & renowned gardens. It is a quaint, picturesque town with a mixture of French/Italian architecture. Lemon Fesivals world famous (11th February to 1st March, 2017).
Other Activities: Shopping, Casino, Garden visits, Tennis across road.
Monaco Grand Prix. Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th May 2017, special prices for week.