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The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture, Nice

4-star4 stars
21 Rue MeyerbeerNiceAlpes-Maritimes06000France

City-center residence within easy reach of Nice Etoile Shopping Center
  • Free WiFi
Very Good8.4
Beautiful beach
Awesome vibe
Value for money
Best value for money
Breakfast can be improved
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From 137 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture, Nice

from $86
  • Classic Double Room, Accessible, Kitchenette
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen, Courtyard Area
  • Appartment
  • Studio

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 38 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Travelling with others


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets allowed *

  • Restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Soundproofed rooms
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


On Site

  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture, Nice’s small print

Also known as

  • Citadines Buffa
  • Jay House Nice
  • Résidence Coeur de City Buffa Nice
  • Jay Hotel Nice
  • Jay Hotel
  • Jay Hotel HappyCulture
  • Jay HappyCulture Nice
  • Jay HappyCulture
  • The Jay Hotel
  • Citadines Buffa House
  • Citadines Buffa House Nice
  • Jay Hotel HappyCulture Nice
  • Citadines Nice Buffa
  • Résidence Coeur City Buffa Nice House
  • Résidence Coeur City Buffa House
  • Résidence Coeur City Buffa Nice
  • Résidence Coeur City Buffa


Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a crib (infant bed) or onsite parking. please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

A seasonal tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property in cash: EUR 0.20 – EUR 3.40 per person, per night from October 1 - March 31 (low season); EUR 0.20 –EUR 4 per person, per night from April 1 - September 30 (high season). This amount has been determined by the local administration. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply year round. Other exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.25 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Optional extras

Weekly housekeeping is provided; additional cleaning is offered for an extra charge of EUR 30 per stay

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 12 for adults and EUR 7.00 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 10.00 per pet, per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 40 per person (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture, Nice


  • In Centre Ville-Gare
  • Nice Etoile Shopping Center - 13 min walk
  • Nice Museum of Fine Arts - 16 min walk
  • Cours Saleya - 18 min walk
  • Nice Theatre - 19 min walk
  • Nice Cathedral - 19 min walk
  • Orthodox Cathedral - 21 min walk
  • Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art - 21 min walk

Getting around

  • Nice (NCE-Cote d'Azur) - 11 min drive
  • Nice City Station - 11 min walk
  • Nice-Riquier Station - 11 min drive
  • St-Laurent-du-Var Station - 14 min drive
  • Jean Medecin Tramway Station - 13 min walk
  • Opera - Vieille Ville Tram Station - 15 min walk
  • Thiers Tramway Station - 15 min walk
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 143 reviews

The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture, Nice
Very Good8.0
Great location and stay
Very nice hotel. Very friendly staff and very easy to get to from the train station. Only complaint is I'm not sure the heat was working properly. It was very cold and we told the front desk. They did turn it up as high as possible but still didn't seem to become overly hot. Overall, the room was great and had everything we needed. Would stay here again.
Dale, us2 night trip
The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture, Nice
Nice with few hiccups
When we arrived there was a big chaos at the reception due to a false fire alarm, and apparently the Guests already staying wanted the Hotel Admin to call fire services to ensure if everything was fine. It delayed our check-in, anyways this can happen in such situation, well understood. We booked a family room with Kitchenette, but to our surprise the cupboard with plates and pan was locked with a chain (what a ridiculous way!), and when I went to the reception they told me that it costs EUR 30/per stay to have the access. Although it was not mentioned any where when I booked, I agreed to pay with protest (gladly to be reimbursed from, but now the key was not to be found and they had to break it open after a considerable delay. The WiFi didnt work, and the notice on display read that it was hacked. The size of the family room is a little less then apt but OK, although there is an Almirah, there is no space/stools to open the luggage and it becomes very clustered even with small pieces of luggage. The location is two blocks from the sea shore, still for my next visit, I will prefer staying closer to the Old town, individual preference indeed. As said in various other reviews, the breakfast is very basic, the breakfast room is very small actually, a bar with couches (not ideal to sit and eat), it merges with the reception area. The guys at the reception during the night shift was very kind, and so was the guy in the breakfast room.
Pankaj Kumar, us3 night family trip
The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture, Nice
Very Good8.0
Clean and fair convenient but not special
It was fine. The room was clean and a spacious enough. The day staff was lovely but the evening desk staff were.a bit preoccupied and unwelcoming.
Kimyetta, us3 night trip
The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture, Nice
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture, Nice
Great hotel in a great spot with a great decor!
This hotel is so pretty! The 1920’s theme to the decor is beautifully done! Our room was beautiful and by far the most spacious room we had in France during our stay! The bed was comfortable and we had a nice view outside our window! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and the hotel is located a mere two blocks from the beach! My only gripe is the shower! It is the weirdest shower!!!! It was impossible to shower without flooding the entire bathroom as the shower is only about 1/2” higher than the surrounding floor and there is no door or slope to the shower floor to encourage the water to not spray and pool all over the bathroom floor. Serious design flaw which puts a big damper on your ability to get ready in the shower as you have to wade through the river you’ve created or step over the mountain of towels you’ve piled all over the floor trying to soak up the shower river. Other than that, this hotel is a real hit! The price could not be better for all that you get! Will definitely stay here again, just may not shower.
Brianna Trufant, us2 night trip with friends

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The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture, Nice

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