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
"Would have been a great stay!"
Arrived at the Ellington to be welcomed by two really lovely receptionists. Given key to a pleasant but small twin roon with a little balcony however, when opening balcony door was greeted by a truly massive building site adjoining the hotel to the left of our room. The noise was unpleasant as was the view however, on going back to reception we were told our room would be changed later in the day, so we took a tram and bus to Monaco which was very easy to negotiate and was about an hour from Nice. On our return we were given a larger room and although without a balcony it was much quieter. We booked breakfast at reception for our stay, taking advantage of the 50% discount offer of €9.50 which was good value for a very acceptable breakfast. We stayed in the nice bar a couple of evenings taking advantage of the long "Happy Hour" of 5-8pm! We found all the staff so helpful with advice and directions. On our departure day having paid our bill but not having our taxi for the airport booked till 5.15 we left our luggage at the hotel and went into Nice. We got caught in a rain storm so heavy it completely soaked us to the skin. We arrived back at the hotel like to two drowned rats and asked if we could use their courtesy room to dry off and change our soaked clothes, a receptionist we had only seen once before said simply "No you have checked out!" We explained we had left our luggage, were soaked and freezing but the answer remaind a firm No! We were told we could use the hotel toilet to change. We are two retired ladies, I am disabled and frankly we were disgusted as we knew they had rooms not being used as they completely overlooked the building site. My friend went to reception and again said I was soaked but they didn't even offer a towel. We will not recommend or return which is a great shame!
Nice hotel, walking distance from the sea front. Really lovely staff. They even gave us drinks on the house when we checked out because it was my birthday. We will definitely stay here again next time.
"OK, but not as nice as the pictures..."
We went to Nice for a long weekend and we were looking for a classy, quaint hotel, as opposed to a large chain hotel. The photos we saw gave the hotel a more upscale appearance, but hotel turned out to be quite basic. The rooms are around 18 sq metres and have a small private bathroom. The AC didn't work so we just left the window partially opened and that cooled the room. There was an unpleasant smell in the lobby that they tried to mask with disinfectant, but that only made it worse. Having said that, the price was reasonable, the rooms & bathroom were clean and the staff was pleasant and helpful. The hotel is only about a 10 minute walk from the seaside/promenade. Tip: if you book breakfast with a day in advance you get 50% discount, which came out to €9.50 per person for a good buffet breakfast.
"Depends what you are looking for... "
The bar area in the hotel was quite small and was not busy, although we did visit in the quiet period. The rooms are not "wow" but are perfectly clean and a reasonable size. The views of the city from the window was good. The room got very hot with the window closed, despite it being only just warm outside - the air conditioning made noise but did not seem to function. However, we used the hotel as a base to explore the city and for this purpose, the hotel is brilliant. It was very reasonably priced, has an ideal location being a stones through from the centre. The area it's in is nice, it was quiet at night and the staff are very friendly.
"Very friendly and helpful staff"
Our stay was perfect! We were given a free upgrade and our room was very well-furnished, modern, clean, quiet and comfortable. By ordering our breakfast in advance we saved a few euros. The breakfast was quite expensive but offered plenty of choice: cereal, ham and cheese with cucumber and tomato, toast, pancakes with maple syrup,fresh fruit, yogurts, a variety of cakes and pastries. The croissants were delicious! The bar manager, Jessica, was very friendly as was Monica on reception. The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance of the railway station.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM