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
"Three stars at best"
Nothing wrong with the hotel at all. It's basic but is not impossible to live in for a short period. I wouldn't recommend their breakfast but the staff is a credit to the hotel and the location isn't too bad either. I'm not sure if I would stay again but certainly not a bad hotel.
"Near main shopping street"
Just returned from a 3 days stay whilst on a tour of the area in this hotel. Quick check-in, my room on the lst floor. Would have preferred to have gone higher, but it was completely full that night, and it was only for 3 nights. Room size OK, DB, but as the mattress needed turning l felt a bit one sided. The room had a safe, TV, free water in the fridge. A nice size dressing table area. The wardrobe a bit small about 12"deep and not much wider, good info books. One mirror behind the door and the other behind the bed! The bathroom OK, shower in the bath, but the curtain was so high there was only an inch to spare at the top. No slip mat, also no rails to hold on to get in and out the bath. The room was over the front door, so a bit noisy from people coming and going, plus traffic. Rooms here not as soundproof as previous hotels. Saw a friends room higher up and it looked more modern. The bedroom door squeaked, but then l found a lot of doors creaked in France. They need some WD40. Staff all very pleasant, especially reception. BF could be eaten in or out on the patio. Nice selection of fruits, hot and cold buffet. The hotel has a spa. As you come out of the hotel turn left and in about 5 min's you are in the main shopping street, about 20 min's takes you to the sea front. Sundays there is a flower market in the old town and Monday's an antique market. You can hire bikes to ride around from various places in Nice. Buses to Cannes, Menton and Monaco are all €1.50 and they run a good service. The info centre on the sea front is very good for info on the area. I do love the area and hope to return once more.
"Friendly Central Hotel"
Have just returned from spending 5 nights in beautiful Nice. This hotel is ideally situated just a short walk left to the main areas and a 10 minute walk to the promenade and beach. We found the staff very pleasant, friendly and professional and felt very welcomed and relaxed. We stayed in a Deluxe room at the front of the hotel which was fairly basic and compact but cleaned very well daily. The bed was comfortable but we were disappointed at the lack of storage space, no drawers at all and one unusually narrow wardrobe that couldn't fit a gentleman's folded shirt or t shirt on' There were enough hangers and space for around 6 or 7 items. I'm not sure if all rooms have these style wardrobes but it would definitely benefit from a different design. Also no full length mirror which most women especially appreciate, just one above dressing table and in bathroom. The safe is free so just grab the key from reception. The windows were glazed well so had no problem with road noise or in fact any noise, it was very peaceful at night for us. Breakfast was plentiful, varied and good. My husband especially loved the well cooked scrambled egg and bacon. I would definitely stay at this hotel again when revisiting. My only niggle was the lack of useable storage space.
We were booked into a deluxe room via a Secret Escapes Deal. I presume the hotel give the poorest rooms to these deals as our room was very disappointing for a 'Deluxe' Room was basic. Every door creaked including shower screen. Air conditioning was just not efficient. We thought it wasn't working at all so reported it but nothing changed. With no air con we had to open window but in the absence of screens or nets we felt very exposed and the moquitos took advantage and plagued me all night. The bathroom was the smallest I have ever seen. Bath not full size, shower although powerful enough only gave water around the outside of the head. Fan in bathroom didn't work so no chance of seeing in the mirror. No mirror in main bedroom so use of any hair appliance was by feel! Mini bar was empty apart from water and we had 2 T bags and 2 coffee but only 2 small milk portions. As someone else has noted corridors very narrow and don't seem to match a French Hotel - no atmosphere. The Hotel is advertised as having a relaxed ambience with a Jazz theme which I was looking forward to. We never heard any background music, let alone any of Duke Ellington's. Having said all of this, the staff were helpful and polite. The Breakfast was more than adequate (except the scrambled egg was not so good- think it was made with powdered eggs, although only my opinion) We had to move table one day as the floor around our first choice was covered in tiny ants. The Hotel's location was good, not the prettiest part of town but very close to centre in either direction. All in all had a brilliant 4 days in Nice but think Hotel Ellington is in need of some updating.
"Old charm with good breakfast buffet, slow elevator and cramped hallways"
I stayed here for 2 days with friends, the hotel was highly recommended by our travel agent, but I guess its because they can get a cheaper with this hotel. the facade was nice and once you get in, the lobby is quite small, there is a bar that was really nice and the courtyard was excellent for relaxing and photo taking. there were 2 small elevators and once you get to the floor, it is totally different. the hallways were very narrow and looks like this was a previous dormitory or housing project, the room was ok but the carpet needs changing and there was a mirror cabinet which is typically seen in old houses and not in a hotel. the bathroom was ok but the room will need a a major renovation and this hotel would be fabulous. although it is not located in the center of town, this place is near the main shopping streets and nearby supermarkets. the wifi was slow in some rooms and my friends needed to get out of the room to connect. the croissant at breakfast was very very good.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM