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“Nice enough staff but dated facility” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Busby
Ranked #178 of 204 Hotels in Nice
Reno, Nevada
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90 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice enough staff but dated facility”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. The location is pretty decent in the city with lots of stuff within easy walking distance including the beach. The wifi costs money and was pretty slow, around 2mbps down and 500kbps up. The rooms are pretty dated but they were fairly clean. The staff was fairly nice. The breakfast was pretty typical for France but there is a coffee shop and bakery about one block away that has better stuff for breakfast.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Cobram, Australia
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

We stayed here a couple of years ago. The experience had a lasting impression and is often remember.....not for good reasons but for the location. We were on a group bus tour and felt that we were only a number to fill the room, small and unclean rooms power outages and poor wi-fi connection, lacking in the breakfast service and unfriendly staff expect one. We laugh about the place now and even then but only because the location was within easy walking to the beach, restaurants and attractions.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

This hotel desperately needs to be renovated or closed. I would not recommend anyone to stay here. We stayed in a room on the first floor that was old and stuffy. The furniture was broken and the decor had a fly theme. The bathrooms were extremely small and the shower curtains were worn. When showering, staff ran to our room and said the shower was leaking downstairs. In addition, we noticed that the ceiling was falling. Literally, they added a sub-ceiling to catch pieces of the original ceiling.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank April S
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Adelaide, Australia
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104 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

What a great location, easy walk to the beach and town centre.

My number one check is the bathroom and I was very disappointed. The shower was tiny with a mouldy shower curtain and mouldy tiles.

The mattress looked like it was as old as the hotel and a girl we were travelling with ended up with massive welts all over her body from bed bugs. They were comfortable though.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Jebbikah
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

A really beautiful area of Nice, quiet and close to the beach.
This hotel was on the stop of a group tour and due to being sick I spent a lot of time indoors here. We had a twin room booked but got a room with two single beds and a bunk bed! Great for putting our bags on but otherwise unused. The bathroom we had was all blue! Like something from a movie but the shower and sink was very clean. The best part was the quaint breakfast room and balcony that faced the road which you can see all walks of life. A real nice area, the hotel was just not up to it. But great if you just need a good shower and sleep.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Annalise S
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Sylvania, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

The hotel's advantages are location, a few blocks from the beach and pedestrian zone, and a nice staff. The hotel is a little dated -- but also I think a good value. Our rooms were clean and tidy, the elevator worked, the breakfast was good enough. You have to leave your key at the front desk when you go out, which was a little eccentric, but okay. We paid 5 Euros for wifi for the 2 night stay, but the wifi was very strong and worked great. I've had free wifi at hotels that hardly worked.

The general manager (?) brought his adorable dog Busby to the hotel living room in the evening, which was fun. The people working there were very nice, and always greeted us and had our keys ready immediately whenever we walked in. They always had a smile for us and good recommendations. The friendliness seemed genuine and we all appreciated that.

Yes, it could use a little brightening up, but overall we became a little attached to the place and had no problems there.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank MJKSylvania
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Reading, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

We have just returned home from a lovely break in Nice. Our stay at the Hotel Busby was for 10 nights. On our arrival we were a little disappointed with the first impressions of the hotel, but as we relaxed into our holiday the Busby began to grow on us. The staff were very helpful & friendly our room was adequate, the bed wasn't the most comfortable but it was clean & each day we we're give fresh towels.
It would have been nice to have tea & coffee making facilities in our room.
It was a typical french hotel with a vintage feel to it.
Breakfast seemed to vary from day to day but we always had fresh croissants and bread with jams & sometimes we were given ham or salami. Fresh fruit would have been nice.
The location of the hotel was great a short walk from beech shops and plenty of restaurants.
If we were returning to Nice as we now know the resort well we would stay in a probably stay in a different hotel.

Stayed June 2014
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Additional Information about Hotel Busby

Property: Hotel Busby
Address: 38 rue Marechal Joffre, 06000 Nice, France
Region: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice > Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #178 of 204 Hotels in Nice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Busby 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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