Hotel Review – The Jay Hotel Nice

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The Jay Hotel – An Amazing Boutique Hotel In Nice

Although we only spent 2 nights in Nice, we found our gorgeous little art deco boho (I made that term up but that's exactly how I would describe it) hotel was the perfect place to stay. The Jay Hotel is only two blocks from the Promenade, close to some lovely shops, restaurants and cafe's and within walking distance of the main restaurant precinct, the markets and the old town of Nice.

Checking In To The Jay Hotel

When we arrived to check-in, the staff on reception very kindly told us we had been upgraded from a studio to a suite. That was a nice surprise and it was great to have a sitting area to kick back and have a wine after spending most of the day walking the town.

The staff were more than glad to hold our bags for us and after dropping them off we had not too far to walk at all to find a nice spot for lunch. One of the lovely young men on reception even suggested a place where we could get what he termed “the best baguettes on earth!”. He was right they were wonderful.

The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture in Nice
The Jay Hotel by Happy Culture in Nice

Breakfast at the Jay Hotel

Breakfast is buffet style and served in the hotel's little sitting area which is pictured above. They do rearrange it for breakfast so you each have a comfy seat and the little table to eat from.

While it is a continental breakfast, it has every thing you could want from great coffee to pastries, to fruit and yoghurts and even sweets. I've grown fonder of continental breakfasts as I've got older and this was one of the best ones I've had to date.

The great breakfast at the Jay Hotel
The great breakfast at the Jay Hotel

Our Room At The Jay Hotel

The bed was awesome. So comfy without being too soft and the quality pillows and black out blinds ensured we had a terrific nights sleep. It was very quiet and in fact we didn't' realise how quiet until we headed out at 5am to walk and kept running into clubbers staggering home. We hadn't heard a thing inside.

The décor in the hotel is best described as Art Deco with a hint of boho chic. The colours are vibrant, the fabrics lush and the furniture is very unique.

We had a small sitting area which was great and everything in the room made it feel very luxe.

Our bedroom at the Jay Hotel Nice
Our bedroom at the Jay Hotel Nice

The Jay Hotel Review Summary:

Location: Great – close to the promenade and within walking distance of the markets and old town. It's also very easy to get to the train terminal from the hotel.

Staff: Lovely – very friendly and accommodating.

Facilities: Great – breakfast was very good and only €8.

Value: – Good – Priced from $295 AUD at

Bed Comfort: 8 (* Bed rating explained below)

* Bed Comfort Rating:
1 is OMG I'm sleeping on the floor & 10 is I died & am floating in the clouds.

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