Hotel is well located in heart of Nice. Staff are very welcoming and ambience favors American traveler.Comment of K. Warren , United States the 2016-07-10
Staff are friendly and very helpful. Rooms are neat and tidy, a little dated even with the upgrade provided, but still nice. Central location, walking distance to the centre of town and shopping centre. All in all good experience.
"Enough is enough"
I have stayed here a few times, and whilst aspects of the experience are good, so many are not up to scratch. I stayed in a room that is very very hot, the air con doesn't work (deliberately this time of year) and my parents stayed in another room that was so cold the had to ask for assistance to heat it up! This is not the first stay for either of us... I am shocked that in 2016 I can walk up to the bar at 11.15pm to be told they have closed! Whilst no warning is given that they are closing, or any information in the provided hotel booklet to indicate it's closing.. icing on the cake.. I asked when the bar is open until on NEW YEARS EVE.. and the answer was 11pm. I feel like we slipped back in time to the 1950's (maybe that was the last time some of this hotel was decorated) if you see my previous review of the Ellington I understood it's pitfalls, this time, it's too much. I will NEVER recommend this hotel again.
Recently stayed for a week early December and enjoyed the fact that the hotel, and Nice in general was relaxed. Hotel was quiet, not unsurprisingly for this time of year, but absolutely no major issues with the hotel or the staff. Like many have mentioned certain aspects of the hotel decor seem 'tired'. My comment on that is that it's clearly an old building with history (see the WW2 memorial stone on the outside wall). The 'Jazz' theme is clearly somewhat odd given the fact that most people of the modern era (including myself) are rightly of the perception that jazz music is hideously dated (somewhat naff I'd say), however as long as the management provide comfortable beds and a safe environment who am I to argue. Will return someday, especially as the east-west tram station to/from the airport currently being built is planned to have a station just 50 yards from the hotel entrance.
"Seduced by Nice. And the Ellington"
Although the Ellington is showing a few signs of wear, it's a lovely relaxed place that grows on you. Comfortable room, if a little small. Our fault as we requested a balcony. That said, sitting out on a November morning in full sun was a real treat. Breakfast, included in the price, is a grand affair, with masses of choice. It set us for the day. You won't need to eat again until supper. There's an impressive bar and comfortable lounge area. And Happy Hour seems to last forever! The staff is especially lovely. Friendly, helpful and kind. Great location - easy walk to the Old Town. The 98 (Airport Service) bus stop is a five minute walk. Nice itself is gorgeous. Stunning bay, handsome buildings, excellent galleries and crammed with restaurants. Moreover, like the Ellington, it is incredibly laid back.
"Small boutique hotel in a great central location"
This small low rise boutique hotel is excellent and decorated with beautiful decor. The staff are extremely helpful, polite and patient. The buffet breakfast has lots of variety and make a great late. The breakfast area is elegant and you can even take your breakfast to the outside courtyard.. Hotel is located in a beautiful street with lots of greenery. Wifi is good in hotel and room. Rooms are small, modern, clean, tea and coffee facilities and have french door windows that open up like in a balcony. The shops and eating area is a 2 min walk and train station is about a 8-10 min easy walk. Lots of variety in modern shopping, cafes and restaurants. There is another main eating strip near beach (8-10min walk from hotel) which also has lots of variety and has a few market stalls selling jewellery, bags, clothes, souvenirs. This is were the majority of people eat and they all have very large servings. This hotel is one of our favorites and would definitely return when back in Nice. An excellent hotel in all categories.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM