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The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were moved to the Jay, which had just reopened after renovation, due to over-booking at another Happy Culture hotel. A good move as The Jay is only two blocks from the beach and within easy walking distance from the main shopping and restaurant streets. The rooms were very nicely renovated, clean and quiet. We took advantage of the free...

Thank Ira N
Camille T, Responsable relations clients at The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture, responded to this review

Dear Ira, We thank you for your nice comment. All of our Happy Culture hotels are your hotels therefore, we are glad to hear you felt at home in The Jay and in addition savored all the amenities we offer: Nespresso machine and soon the Happy Time, a whiskey tasting starting from 18 to 20 hours every day. Best regards...

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for a nice and warm place to stay with my family and "The Jay" has been a great choice! Very kind and helpful team working at the reception, rooms very well cleaned and a really beautiful location!! All of these in a perfect position, steps from the beach and from the city center!! I will stay there...

Thank niqueunique
Camille T, Responsable relations clients at The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture, responded to this review

Dear Niqueunique, We would like to thank you for the lovely comment towards our staff and our hotel, it was a pleasure to receive your family during your holidays on the French Riviera. Your comments are very important for us to strive a great service. Once again thank you for choosing us and we will be thrilled to have you...

Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has great potential. It is quite recently renovated and the location near the beach and shopping streets is nice. But the little details let you down. For instance, in the bathroom they have bars of soap but no dish to put them in. There is no shower curtain but a shower screen made of glass which is way...

Thank Erja S
Camille T, Responsable relations clients at The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture, responded to this review

Dear Erja, Thank you for taking time to share your experience. You were one of our first guests after the reopening and I am sorry you found some details pending from our new equipment, such as the furniture, the kitchen appliances, etc… Thank you for having chosen us for your stay in Nice and we hope you visit us in...

Auburn, Australia
Reviewed January 26, 2016

location is great and close to main shops and beach but the room was older and needed maintenance, sofa bed was not comfortable at ALL had a sore back luckily we only stayed in nice for 3days! staff were nice but not friendly enough to help us choose our daily activities the city was breathtaking and when i do return...

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Bushey, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting the city for a wedding over long weekend. Admittedly we didn't spend a great deal of time in the room due to exploring and attending wedding events. The room utilised space well. We opened thet door into the kitchen, the bathroom was the door on the right and the bedroom/lounge was the door to the left. I...

Thank Dan C
Reviewed October 28, 2015

location is fine ,close to the beach and restaurants. the people in the hotel were very friendly the price is convenient, but the rooms are old and a bit shabby I would not recommend this hotel, everything was old, beds were not very comfortable

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Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

The front desk was friendly... but the property is old and needs renovation esp the kitchen and bathroom. The unit even had a weird layout because the toilet is separate from the bathroom- and this can be inconvenient. We had issues with the towels as well. We didn't use them because they were not the crisp white you will usually...

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Camille T, Gérant at The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture, responded to this review

Dear Mr Anonymous, I am deeply sorry your stay did not satisfy you. Though the kitchens and bathrooms have been renovated 2 years ago, and the towels are cleaned buy a specialized company serving the hôtels of Nice, changing for new towel quite often, delivered in plastic bags, also we check them when we put it in your room, I...

Englefield Green, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

First thing to say to root this in context is I came on business during a very busy period. Not sure if that had an effect but for what was paid for the room the facilities were a joke. The room I suppose was not bad but the bed was poor with wafer thin pillows. Again shower per se nothing...

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Camille T, Gérant at The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture, responded to this review

Dear Mr Nick, I am sorry the rate was not in adequation with what you would have expected. Unfortunatly twice a year Nice is crowded with congress and events that makes the rooms rare and more expensive at that moment. Do not hesitate to come visit Nice during the low season, then the rates are more interresting. Again I am...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed September 13, 2015

We were traveling with another couple and had a one night layover in Nice. Their room didn't have a bed. The key wouldn't work for ours. We were moved to a room that had a bed thankfully. Seems like it needs an upgrade but even a bed would be an improvement.

1Thank Steve G
Camille T, Gérant at The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture, responded to this review

Dear Mr Steeve, Thank you for sharing your experience, though I do not understand when you say there was no bed in the room... We do have beds or sofa bed in our studios and appartments... Could you come to me to be more precise maybe? I am sorry your stop in Nice did not meet your expectations, and I...

Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed August 11, 2015

The service was great, the staff was very helpful and nice. The location was good and the room was nice. Our only disappointment was the sofabed, that had a gap between the two beds (and is therefore not a double bed).

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Camille T, Directeur général at The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Livny, Thank you for sharing your experience. It is always a pleasure to help our guest to improve their stay. I am sorry your bedding did not correspond to you expectations. We do have twin studios, but also double studios, please do not hesitate next time to ask us a room change, we would have been happy to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Jay Hotel is located in the Niçois Golden Square, just a few meters from the Promenade des Anglais. It is just a few minutes away from the Palais des Congres Acropolis and the Palais des Expositions. The Jay is an ideal base point for discovering the attractions of the French Riviera's capital city. The Jay Hotel is an invitation to dive in the crazy of the Roaring Twenties. Worthy of Nice, the hotel pays tribute to elegance and Art-Déco of the 20's. The establishment offers 38 apartments on 5 floors, including 23 Studios for 2 guests and 15 One-Bedroom apartments where can sleep up to 4 guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture

Address: 21 Rue Meyerbeer, 06000 Nice, France (Formerly Résidence Coeur de City Buffa Nice)
Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice > Centre
Price Range: $120 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Citadines Nice Buffa Hotel Nice
Citadines Hotel Nice
Hotel Style:
#31 Family Hotel in Nice
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“DO NOT take the basement room!!!”
MSnyc2014, Jun 7, 2015 | Read review
“the studio rooms are fold out beds, not great for people with bad backs”
319katc, May 31, 2015 | Read review
“Better furnished rooms.”
RickB934, May 30, 2015 | Read review
“5th floor, less traffic noise. Although this is usual for Nice!”
normane83, May 14, 2015 | Read review
“Choose the 5th floor. Less noise from outside.”
966bhaveshs, May 10, 2015 | Read review
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