Spent 6 nights in Apartment 403 in December 2009/January2010. We usually stay in the Citadines Nice Promenade when in the city but chose to stay in the Buffa on our last stay due to it's excellent location close to all the main amenities.
Apartment 403 is a studio billed as suitable for 2 people. Our first and lasting impression was that it was too cramped. The main area was furnished with a double sofa-bed, small dining table with two chairs and a side table. With the bed folded away, there was just enough floor space to get round but with the bed down, one had to clamber over the bed to get from one side of the room to the other! In contrast, the bathroom was quite spacious and the separate kitchen area fine. The apartment was bright thanks to large, traditional shuttered windows in both the living area and the bathroom.
Also on the plus side, the studio was clean and had been recently refurbished and decorated. We also found the public area to be clean. The reception staff were friendly and helpful.
There are two small supermarkets and an épicerie less than a minute's walk from the hotel and a boulangerie not much further away. If you don't fancy self-catering, three of our favourite restaurants are within a fifteen minute walk: Chez Davia on rue Grimaldi, La Petite Biche and Voyageur Nissart, both on rue d'Alsace-Lorraine.
Would I recommend the Citadines NIce Buffa? Yes, but I would check the size of the apartment before signing the dotted line.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Citadines Nice Buffa Hotel Nice
- Citadines Hotel Nice