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“Not what I'd hoped or expected”
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Hotel Connexion
Ranked #116 of 204 Hotels in Nice
Reviewed 24 February 2011

We stayed at the Hotel Connexion last May. Let me first say that our host was incredibly nice and very accomodating. And, its in a good location. However, it wasn't a good stay for us. The room was large and well appointed (big bed, window, nice tv)- but it wasn't clean as there was a lot of hair on the floor from the previous occupant. The bathroom- which itself wasn't all that clean that day- also has no door (which some people may like, but I personally do not). Overall I'd say that the Hotel Connexion seems less focused on being a hotel and more on being a meeting spot for gay travelers. I think it may be a better spot for a single gay man, maybe rather than for a couple? It was kind of like a slightly upscale gay themed hostel. Anyway, I really wanted to like it, but sadly it it just didn't work for us at all.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2011

If you are looking for a gay hotel which is reasonably priced and well located in Nice, then I can recommend this hotel. The hotel is situated a short 10-15 min walk from the centre of town, only a block from the beach and close to a supermarket. The play themed rooms are more basic and appeared to be a bit smaller, but are good if that is the type of space you are looking for. The "regular" rooms are better appointed and more spacious if you don’t require the play theme.
The guys put on a nice breakfast (included in the price) which was a selection of breads, croissants, cold meats and cheeses, good coffee and tea, orange juice, jams, yogurt etc. They also occasionally hold social drinks for hotel guests and offer to shuttle you to and from the airport when they can.
Free WiFi internet is also offered to guests, however I found that on both of my stays the connection was either slow, intermittent or non-existent for long periods of time, despite acceptable signal strength. A computer on the top floor is also offered for guest use but this had the same internet connection problems.
Overall a nice hotel if you are looking for some gay hospitality.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Dave6705
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Reviewed 27 May 2010

Spent four nights at the Conexion hotel in the great French Riveria city of Nice. The hotel is well located within walking distance of the train station with bags and only blocks from the world famous beach. The hosts were friendly and gave advice on the area and some dining out options. The room was small but adequate for our needs, never did meet any onther guests during our stay here. But this is a men only hotel and you should be aware of that if booking here.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank TwoGuysCalgary
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Reviewed 24 March 2010

A small but very Nice hotel in Nice.
I' ve been there already several times and love it every time when I'm there.
Last weekend I 've been there with 10 other friends to celebrate my Birthday and it was a great weekend.

Love the service, the atmosphere, the famous aperitive " glou-glou".

don't look further... book your room now !

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Bennetje
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Reviewed 15 September 2009

Recently opened, the Connexion has much to offer: Wonderful rooms, very pretty and unusual lighting and decorations, great breakfasts, Sunday night drinks and appetizers, and much more. A real benefit is free transportation by the owners to and from the airport. The owners are the inn keepers, and they are very accommodating to every need. Located near gay venues and only 2 blocks from the beach, the hotel is also walking distance to Old Town and many other tourist sites. For those interested, the hotel offers 'play equipment' in each room and offers theme weekends for gay men who are interested. Totally recommend this hotel to gay men visitors.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank eddiereyn
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Reviewed 5 September 2009

This lovely hotel is loctated minutes from the beach not far from the famous Negresco. It is a perfect location and a lovely neighbourhood.

The owners make all the guests feel freinds and strive to make sure you fee at home.

The rooms are very tasteful and I could not fault the stay at all. The breakfast was delicious and I woul recommend this Hotel to all my friends.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled solo
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2  Thank Jet_Oz
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Reviewed 1 September 2009

This is a gay only hotel on Rue De La Buffa in Nice. It is a small hotel with roughly 10/11 rooms spread over three floors. It is new, opened in December 1st last year and is run by two lovely guys. I stayed there for four night over the August Bank holiday review and would rate this above average.

Rooms: - Clean, tidy, excellent facilities, showers, toilet, Air con, spacious for the price. Linen cleaned daily, with reasonable priced soft drinks in a cute fridge.

Location: - Excellent location, 100m from the main promenade, and near the good gay beach called Hi Beach. The other gay beach at Le Castel Plage is about a 20 minute walk along the promenade. The old town is about 15/20 minute stroll. Overall excellent location. Bars of all kind are very near. Could not be better really.

Hotel itself: - Can look really small and mysterious on the outside but once you get in you will realise that it is really nice and cute. The main kitchen, where breakfast is serviced is extremely welcoming. Breakfast is excellent and included in the price. They have resident drinks at 8pm on Satudays and one other day i believe, which was a great way to meet new people. All the drinks and small bites are free, and overall the owners are incredibly generous and very warm and welcoming.

Any drawbacks: None to be honest, really nice hotel, really warma and welcoming, great breakfast and would return. It is peaceful and quiet and would recommend it to any gay single or gay couple.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled solo
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3  Thank jwwhite021
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Address: 65 rue de la Buffa, 06000 Nice, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice > Centre
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #116 of 204 Hotels in Nice
Price Range: £56 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small charming hotel whose property dates back to the beginning of this century. Rooms have a sober and modern decoration. Personalised welcome in French, English, Italian, Portuguese and German. The hotel proposes 9 rooms, all of them are equipped with air conditioning, double-glazed windows, bathroom with bath tub or shower and toilets, hair dryer, Fridge, coffee machine and boiler, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi connection. Complementary coffee and tea facilities and a bottle of water at arrival. Important, the hotel has no lift and is entirely non-smoking. The Connexion Hotel is located behind the Negresco, in a very lively and central area of Nice, 3 minutes’ walk from the Promenade des Anglais and all the nicest beaches, 10 minutes from Place Massena, 15 Minutes from the old town and 15 minutes from the Railways station (Trains to Monte Carlo, Cannes etc…) Airport Bus : 4 minutes foot ... more   less 
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