If you want to be right in the heart of the old-town action, there's simply nowhere better in Nice to stay. Set in a converted 18th-century convent, this idiosyncratic hotel has a loyal following, and it's easy to see why. The buffet breakfast is a lively affair, awash with good food and coffee, and some friendly chat between staff and guests. The individually decorated rooms, characterful hallways and sweet little roof terrace further reinforce the sense of being a guest in a quirky family house. And perhaps most important of all, it is excellent value, with some of the most affordable room rates in town.