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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chic, stylish, minimalist place to stay with very hepful and accommodating staff. Location is extremely convenient for beach, restaurants (use their recommendations) and shops, and is only a 5/7 minute walk to the water taxi. Car parking provided. Beautiful outdoor space in which to sit and swim. In short a tranquil gem (with possibly the most comfortable beds ever). If...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our little oasis! Our city is amazing and we are so proud to provide a little gem in the center of it all! We look forward to welcoming you back to Ikona soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Ft. Lauderdale with my fiancee visiting her friends from the Miami area. We stayed in the Penthouse suite which was absolutely incredible. The room had a direct view of the beach which was less than a block away. The room's contemporary decor surpassed expectations in all aspects. The outdoor bar by the pool and indoor lounge area...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and our Team Members will certainly celebrate the success! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Ikona in September 2016, my fiancé and I were newly engaged and we stayed in the "Presidential Suite". We loved it! Everything was newly renovated, the room decor was beautiful AND we even had a nice view of the beach from our room. My absolute favorite part was the private balcony. AWESOME! Totally convenient, walking distance...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind review. Our Presidential Suite is something we are very proud of and it has been home to some pretty amazing guests! Our team truly enjoy helping guests explore our amazing neighborhood and city, and all of the fantastic conveniences. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed there while we were down from NY for my best friends engagement party. We were looking for a place close to the beach that had the unique boutique hotel appeal and We were very pleasantly surprised with the IKONA hotel. Modern, everything was brand new, our window had a view of the ocean and beautiful...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a kind review! We are very proud of the work we did with this hotel to provide modern amenities while paying homage to the original architecture. Our Team Members pride themselves on helping guests feel at home and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to welcoming you back...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel but we could hear every single footstep, conversation, tv, and all bathroom activity in the room next door! We had to rise early this morning to make a flight and felt that we needed to be extra quiet so as not to disturb the room next door. Also, the lighting is extremely harsh and there are no shower...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I apologize that the noise was an inconvenience and be assured that we will work to implement something to help reduce the noise. We hope to welcome you back soon to Ikona or any of our amazing Gzella Collection Properties

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel had great location block back from beach and some of the rooms have sea views The hotel is modern but not sterile and the beds are very comfortable and little things like quality toiletries in bathroom and Mineral water in rooms The thing that makes the hotel is the staff who Are very helpful and nothing is too...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review. We are very proud of our property and love to hear when our guests appreciate the work we have done. We cannot wait to welcome you back! Happy New Year!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not be fooled by the 'Ocean View' Rooms this is a complete fabrication. If you arrive at night be aware of Oscar who has absolutely no customer service skills whatsoever. This is not a hotel it at best a 2 star motel. The prices are extortionate and un deservedly so. All in all an utter disgrace. Stay well away.

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. I am so so sorry that you had a poor experience and know that we will use your feedback to ensure changes are implemented. I would love to chat with you directly if you would send me an email through our website. The guest experience is not something we take lightly and...

Camden, Maine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Ikona for a 7 day business trip. As much as I really want to give this place a top review I just can't. My understanding is they just opened last month and I'm sorry to say they have some kinks to work out. they are trying hard and I have to give them credit for that. on the...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your thorough and thoughtful review. I can assure you that it will be used significantly as a tool to improve. I apologize if the Team Members who were working did not engage, which is something that is important to us. We are proud of our renovation but understand that a hotel is walls, beautiful walls...

Rostock, Germany
Reviewed December 12, 2016

2 minutes away from the beach. beautiful and stylish rooms. free parking in front of the hotel. nice pool and garden area. everything was very clean. the shower has already a little bit of mold and the water pressure could be better.

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We strive to constantly improve and your feedback is very helpful! We look forward to welcoming you back to Ikona or any of our fabulous Gzella Collection Properties.

Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

this is a gorgeous property in a wonderful location. the accommodations are very charming and clean. free parking is an added advantage. I can definitely recommend this hotel. if I had to criticize something it would be the attitude and speed of personnel to accommodate traveler needs and ousecleaning was not very thorough

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are always looking to improve and your feedback is critical in our accomplishing that. Our team will certainly look at how we can ensure that these things are fixed immediately. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ikona Hotel is the Crown Jewel of the Gzella Collection. Opened since Mid August 2016, this property has a style and feel that is one of a kind. Designed by Blanche Garcia of "Hotel Impossible," the guest rooms are sleek and sophisticated, while offering state of the art refrigerators and multifunctional spaces that fit every guest's needs. Ikona is the quintessential boutique hotel, located steps from Fort Lauderdale's amazing beaches. Offering a tropical poolside experience, breathtaking living room for guests to enjoy and only the highest quality amenities, Ikona is perfect for even the most discerning of guests. What truly sets the Gzella Collection apart from a lot of the larger properties is our ability to create truly personalized experiences for every guest. Our Team Members take guest satisfaction personally, and with a company culture that cherishes hospitality and a product that is newly renovated and one of a kind, The Ikona is everything travelers are looking for. Ikona offers only the highest quality finishes while maintaining its retro architecture and a service culture that sets us apart from the rest! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ikona Hotel

Address: 3030 Bayshore Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Formerly The Shell Resort)
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Price Range: $220 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ikona Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
The Shell Hotel Fort Lauderdale
Hotel Style:
#26 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
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