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“Nice but it needs improvement”
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Hotel Solara
Ranked #107 of 204 Hotels in Nice
San Jose
Level 6 Contributor
60 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Nice but it needs improvement”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Pros of this hotel:

-Its in a really central location in nice in the middle of a walking area with a lot of bars and restaurants
-The price is really cheap. We paid 95euro for a room of 4
-It's clean and safe
-Staff was very helpful with our requests and questions

Cons:

-The bathroom was a really small and cramped, you can barely take a shower there.
- It has a funny smell in the common areas
The rug in the room was not that clean as you may want
- It's located in a 4th floor and the elevtor it's really slow and small but that's a minor inconvenience

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 5, 2013

This was a gem of a hotel located in the centre of Nice. Only 2 mins from the beach and restaurants and bars on the same street. We had a top floor room with balcony. Very quite and peaceful. Staff extremely friendly without being in your face. Gave very good recommendations on where to eat and drink. Excellent for a 2 star hotel. Would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends or family.

Room Tip: Worth paying the little extra for a room with a balcony
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Clinton, CT, USA
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Our 2nd stay here, just as happy as 2 yrs ago. Rooms are on floors 4, 5 scessible as you know by now via a tiny 'vator. 5th floor rooms are sparklingly renovated, and have nice balconies for €10 more. Wonderful central location.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Hal T
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Salida, Co. USA
Level 6 Contributor
255 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Would very much recommend this hotel. The location is superb, the fella who owns it pretty much runs it, and he's quite nice. They have a elevator so you're fine with the hotel being up on the forth or fifth floors. You don't have to eat breakfast there due to nice little coffee shops and such being just out the front door. We had a balcony and those rooms are probably a bit larger; while we didn't look out at the sea it was fun to sit out there and enjoy a glass of wine.
Again, this is a great value in a wonderful city.
Enjoy, Salida1048

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kirkland, WA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2012

We stayed at Hotel Solara for two nights in November. The staff are very nice and the location is excellent. The lift, though small, is a very welcome feature, as the hotel is on the upper floors of a larger building. The room was small, but adequate size and had a very nice balcony. We appreciated the small refrigerator. The bathroom was very nice and seemed to be newly renovated. The room did have a mildly unpleasant smell, that likely came from the very strange jute carpet. If the flooring was replaced and the walls painted the room would have been much more pleasant. Over all, however, an excellent value in a great location.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Belo Horizonte
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111 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Very good location to wants to be close to the main tourists places, it is not close (but not "far away") from the train station. Specially to singles or couples who do not search for "luxury", but a simple, low price, good location e safe place to sleep, keep your luggages and take shower privately. I myself was alone and on the last floor, with a "terrace", nice view.
Do not recomend if you are with kids, specially more than one.

Room Tip: Choose those which are on the last floor with a "terrace".
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Hotel Solara is in a brilliant location for exploring Nice without having to pay inflated prices for promenade hotels. Externally the hotel has traditional Riviera louvre shutters.The rooms were tastefully decorated urban chic style with clean up to date en suites, a pleasant surprise from a 2* hotel. The terrace with Room 14, on the top floor, is huge with great views of Rue de France & distant hills. Staff are friendly & helpful. In spite of being right in the town centre above a pedestrian precinct the rooms are quiet at night. The hotel doesn't offer breakfasts but there are loads of places right outside which do. The tiny ancient lift will only take 2 people or 1 + luggage, but it's being upgraded in November 2012. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for room with a terrace for great views
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Solara
Address: 7 rue de France, 06000 Nice, France
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Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice
Amenities:
Beach
Hotel Style:
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Nice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Solara 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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