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“First 2 weeks in Nice” 4 of 5 stars
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Clair Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   23 Blvd Carnot | Impasse Terra Amata, 06300 Nice, France (Port)   |  
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Ranked #19 of 211 Hotels in Nice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Nice, France
1 review
“First 2 weeks in Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Excellent family hotel with very friendly owners. I stayed there while i arranged an apartment nearby and found it comfortable and value for money.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Reviews can be a powerful thing, can they not? But be careful to take a balanced view!
I'm not into flashy corporate establishments. An escapee from the chains if you like!
So I'm always glad to find the smaller boutique places that don't hang there reputation on what toiletries they can afford to put in the bathroom. (don't we all carry that stuff anyhow?) I want a place with soul. Hotel Clair is such a place. It is all you could want in a small, boutique hotel. The owners are fantastic, the staff helpful, the rooms very clean and comfortable. The breakfast delightful. Location is great and it's outstanding value for money.
Final word, I never write reviews but after reading some of the negative comments I wanted to offer my support for this business who understands the game they are in. Bad things happen even at the 5 star level you know!!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

I stayed at the Clair for a long weekend with three friends, using the hotel as a base for some end of season riding in the sun. The owners (Esther and Luba) are very welcoming and the layout of the hotel really works if you are travelling in a group. The ground floor rooms all let out onto a pleasant courtyard, so plenty of room to build up the bikes and sit around for a post ride beer. Esther is also happy for you to keep your bikes in your room, which makes a pleasant change. Breakfasts are a good 'cyclists breakfasts' - not the usual croissant and coffee affair. Some of the rooms have cookers, fridges, kettles and you can cook and eat there if you want, but there are lots of good reasonably priced restaurants on hand in the Old Port area just a few minutes away. The fridge is good for beer though! Serbian plum brandy is also a great cycling energy drink - according to Luba - who has the biggest collection of Serbian moonshine in the South of France....I am sure that's why my climbing powers were mysteriously missing on our daily rides :0) The Clair was recommended by Claire (not to be confused !) from Cycling Cote D'Azur (we bought three self guide rides as Garmin downloads which were really excellent value and saved all the usual faff with maps and trying to get out of a big city on a bike) and I can understand why. We will be back same time next year for some last minute sun! So thanks to Esther and Luba!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canterbury
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

The Clair Hotel is built on the side of a steep hill. The family that run it have the uppermost level and the rooms are accessed via a courtyard a couple of flights of stairs below. Access to the outside world is via a further flight of stairs which brings you out at street level for the port.
Our room was large and clean and had a kitchenette with fridge, hot plate, kettle, toaster and microwave. Esther provided some crockery and cutlery and we made use of the local bakeries and supermarkets to get breakfast and make up sandwiches for lunch.
There is free wifi internet access at a good bandwidth.
Esther lent us a couple of guide books, which was very useful.
We stayed eight nights and soon managed to find our way around. To get to Monaco or Cannes by rail, it's best to walk to Nice Riquier station (about 15 minutes) rather than try to get to the main Nice Ville SNCF station. Place Garibaldi is about 10 minutes walk and gives access to the tramway. The main seafront (quai des etats-unis and promenade des anglais) can be reached by walking round the port to the castle hill.
We would stay here again if we return to Nice.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I have stayed at Clair hotel at least five times now with my family and have recommended this hotel to friends and family who have taken me up on it. My gregarious brother Michael from Belfast has also made a return visit !!. Hotel Clair has become an integral part of our family's Nice experience. We find Esther and Luba to be the perfect hosts who are most informative about local places of interest.The outside courtyard with tables for each room and nightlites provided is atmospheric.For those on a budget it is a deligtful place to eat al-fresco or converse with other guests.Value for money is phenominal and the rooms are huge by Brighton hotel standards. My teenage sons had college coursework to complete and there was ample space in their room to do this and wifi connection.There is an Intermarché supermarket down the road and kitchen facilities in most rooms so it is ideal for those on a tight budget.
Could I go to Nice and stay somewhere else? With a heavy heart. This is why I book Clair Hotel as soon as I know I am going there.I will be booking soon for next year.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

My son and I stayed here for two nights We were required to enter at night down a dark street through an iron door. Staff was f roundly however the lobby was their home and once we got their they said their credit machine was not working and they would only take cash

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Clean, austere room in a great location. Breakfast in the courtyard was charming. The real prize here are the owners who are genuinely interested in you enjoying your stay in Southern France. Luba had intuitive advice based on our interests. Speaking English only was no issue what so ever.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 23 Blvd Carnot | Impasse Terra Amata, 06300 Nice, France
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Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice > Port
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#25 Romantic Hotel in Nice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Clair Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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