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“Excellent location, very friendly and helpful hosts.”
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Clair Hotel
Ranked #120 of 204 Hotels in Nice
cheshire, uk
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent location, very friendly and helpful hosts.”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

This isn't a 5 star hotel. If you want luxury, go and stay in Monte Carlo and pay Monte Carlo prices.

This is, however, a fantastically located little oasis, 2 minutes walk from the port, 10 minutes from the old town with hundreds of cafe's restaurants and coffee shops and well situated for public transport for exploration further afield.

The rooms are clean, but basic, ideal as you are only sleeping there. The owners are very helpful and even allowed us to leave our bags in the hotel after check out so that we could make the most of our last day, we really appreciated this.

We hope to return at some point in the future.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Wingham NSW
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

The Clair is a niche Hotel in a former Girls School. The rooms look out onto an enclosed courtyard. We were very tired after the long flight from Australia and had wonderful restful sleep over the 4 nights we stayed. Thankfully the Clair uses sheets and blankets rather than duvet and this improved our comfort.

Despite rain on several days, the very useful local advice by our multilingual hosts Esther and Luba enabled us to catch the nearby local bus into the OId Town and markets. There are very good and affordable local cafes nearby, as well as a local supermarket with an extensive range of fresh produce, and many patisseries too! The best coffee nearby was the local 'Tabac Carnot', a block away and near the bus stop.

Our room was spacious and the bed comfortable. Most importantly, a small kitchen is available on the courtyard where we could make the breakfast and afternoon tea.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Clair and are grateful for the advice from Luba that saw us change our itinerary slightly to include more destinations on the Cote D'Azur - which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Highly recommended for comfort, location, economy and ambience.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Morwell, Australia
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Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Hotel is a short walk to the port where you can catch the bus to many locations up the French Riviara.

Hotel is run by a lovely couple who are both friendly and informative. If you need to know something they are more than happy to help.

Rooms are of good size and ours had a kitchen which was very handy if you need to get away early in the mornings and want to have breakfast outside times offered by the hotel or if you want to have a meal in, to save money.

We stayed during the Monte Carlo formula 1 and the bus ride was only 45min and was very picturesque along the coast.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed at the Clair hotel and had a really warm welcome from Luba and Esther, the owners. Our room was spacious and perfect for a family of four particularly as it opened onto the beautiful enclosed courtyard. This allowed us to put the children to bed and then sit and have a drink outside and relax in the lovely Nice weather. Luba and Esther will share the secrets of Nice and tell you the best places to go depending on your needs for the day. I would highly recommend the Clair hotel for the location, great value and superb hosts. The rooms are great with no nonsense and the courtyard is fantastic if you have small children and don't want to be confined to your bedroom once you have put them to bed. The fridge and kitchen facitlities were a god send.

Room Tip: If you have small children who go to bed early the bedrooms that open onto the courtyard are great.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Summerland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for one night as we were en route to Corsica. We chose it as an affordable and convenient location to the port. Our reservation through Booking.com was missed by the owners, but they accommodated us anyhow. We were jet lagged from our flight and had a great night's sleep. Wonderful breakfast in courtyard and very helpful advice from owners. We cannot compare to other hotels, but we would stay here again.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The people who run this hotel are very kind and happy to help when asked, it is a short walk to the port and a slightly longer one around the headland to old Nice and the beach/bay. The rooms themselves are good but there was a moldy/damp smell in the bathroom which made the stay uncomfortable, surroundings of the hotel and very dirty and 'dodgy' but inside is clean and a good atmosphere. Unfortunately when we were there they were overbooked so we were woken up at 8 in the morning by a lady barging the door open which gave us a huge fright and had to pack up and move rooms which was not ideal. They were very apologetic and kind about it later to their credit.

Room Tip: Room 19 is the best room but they often have people requesting it, the other rooms are not as comfor...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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East Lansing, Michigan
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11 reviews
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Clair Hotel is a wonderful find. It is located 3 blocks from the port and a short walk to the sights and tastes of the old town. Hotel Clair offers a clean, quiet, comfortable oasis in the midst of the city. The rooms surround a lovely patio. Luba and Esther, the owners, are cultured, knowledgable, welcoming and helpful. They recommended excellent restaurants and sights, and gave us advice on bus and walking routes. Each morning Luba greeted us and we had delightful conversations about arts, politics and tennis. Parking was a challenge requiring turning around in a one lane street. They have limited spaces, so you need to reserve a place for the car with them. The room was large, with tile floors and very clean. Linens and towels are not changed daily. However, we did have small ants.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Clair Hotel
Address: 23 boulevard Carnot | Impasse Terra Amata, 06300 Nice, France
Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice > Port
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Nice
#26 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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