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
"our 3rd visit to this charming hotel"
My sister and I have just returned from our 3rd stay at Hotel Ellington. we were given a free upgrade of room, our room was on the second floor and on the front of the hotel, there is some road noise when the windows are open but this is to be expected in a city hotel. The room was clean, the beds and pillows comfortable, the air conditioning worked well and was quiet when operating, The bathroom was clean and stocked with lovely white towels and Fragonod toiletries. We had a deep bath with power shower but there was no bidet in our bathroom. Our room was kept clean and was restocked by the efficient housekeeping staff. Breakfast was plentiful and kept comfortable seats and shade under parasols. The bar and reception area are decorated in a quintessentially French style, with interesting sculptures/ornaments, replenished by the hardworking breakfast staff. The pleasant courtyard offers wall murals and mirrors. All of the staff we had dealings with were polite, helpful, professional and seemed happy in their work. On our visit to Nice we used public transport 1.50 for an hours journey to St Paul De Vence, the bus was clean air conditioned and punctual, we also booked a half day tour to Eze, Monaco and Monte Carlo with City Discovery both trips were of equal success, our guide Pierre of City discovery tours was excellent. we would recommend Hotel Ellington for its central location and reliable service.
We stayed here for a week. Our room was a decent size with a separate seating area, though other rooms we glimpsed looked smaller. Shower was poor and bath rather small, shower curtain not for us. As other reviewers have stated, it is a three star, not four star, largely because it is somewhat shabby in areas and in need of a bit of updating. The staff are a definite asset, friendly and helpful at all times. The breakfast was ok and probably value for money in an expensive city, beware the pigeons if you choose to have breakfast in the courtyard area. The location was great: 5 minute walk from main shopping street; 10 minutes from seafront; 15 minutes from main train station. Although we didn't experience any problems, there was an unpleasant smell at times on the corridors, which has been mentioned by others in reviews. The hotel is on a busy junction, so don't expect a quiet experience, especially if you have a room at the front as we did, particularly if it is hot and you open the windows because you want fresh air instead of AC air. In all value for money and was perfect for a lovely stay in Nice.
"Charm and pleasant service"
The location of this hotel is ideal for visits to much of Nice; the tram is at the end of the road and it serves the station and the Place Massena leading to the beach, the Promenade des Anglais,and other suburbs too. The old city is not far away with its famous ice cream shop Finnochio, (olive, basil, rose, lavender and gianduja flavours among many others), and there are restaurants nearby. The hotel is nicely furnished and full of charm. Breakfast was really good and the service was friendly and helpful. It was a single room with a double bed, though with little storage, one wardrobe with a shelf above with the safe taking up space. Nice toiletries from Fragonard, but my pet hate was a shower curtain so soft that it kept touching the guest. I would return to this hotel happily. .
We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights, the location is about a 15 minute walk out of town. The hotel itself is beautiful from the outside and inside the finishing are just as good. Would definitely recommend the breakfast here, there is a large variety and all very tasty!!
"A clean and comfortable hotel"
We have just come back from 6 nights in Nice and here Is my review. The room- a small room with limited space ( 209- some may be bigger) which was clean with a fair sized bathroom ( bath with a great powerful shower ) . The room comes with flat screen TV which has channels in many languages but we only had BBC world to watch in English language . The room also had the usual air con , kettle and coffee etc and a hair dryer in bathroom . The hotel - very pretty hotel with lovely court yard and living space, has a bar with happy hour drinks betweek 5-8 pm , if you drink at those times it's value for money as Nice is expensive . Always very clean and tidy in all areas . The staff are an asset to the hotel as very friendly , polite and speak many languages . No issues with language barrier - my French is poor but I tried ! Breakfast - there was no breakfast included in our booking . However , you can get breakfast for 10 Euros a day if you book on first day , its usually 18 E which is very expensive for what you get . in hindsight this is quite good value ( 10 Euros ) if you eat a goodness breakfast and have 2 or more coffees because a coffee is about 3 Euros in a cafe in nice . The breakfast choice is okay with a mix of hot food , pastries , cereals and fresh fruits etc . Coffee is good quality from a machine . My other tips are that in Nice the prices fin things such as bottled water are very expensive , we once paid 10E for a 1 L of bottle of water on the sea front. I advise that you go to a supermarket to stock up on those things for the day , there is a supermarket 2 mins from hotel . Also , the buses are great at 1.50 E for long journeys to say Monico , St Paul du Vence etc so if you don't want to pay lots for tours , donthis yourself . There is a great Nice blog which advises you . I would definitely advise a trip to the wonderful st Paul de Vince for a half day out . Lastly , if you need washing done don't use the hotel unless you are fine with parting 5 E for one pair of undies to clean !!!! There's is a laundry just around from the hotel . Location is good , a short walk to the Old Town and shopping area . It's not beach front and about a 15 min walk .
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM