My sunny room had a wonderful view over the roof tops of the city. The rising sun warmed the room every morning and throughout the day. Opening the window let the lovely breeze in. I didn’t need the air con or heating. The bedroom was a good size for a single or couple. It didn't need to be any bigger. The queen size bed was comfortable and I had everything I needed in the room including coffee/tea making facilities, fridge with mini bar, good hanging and cupboard space for clothes, good size bathroom with complimentary toiletries and lovely hot water. The shower curtain got in the way a little bit during my shower. However this was solved by not shutting it all the way and allowing the air to circulate around the shower – a minor insignificance to my overall experience. I didn’t use Wi-Fi, so cannot comment. I don’t need a laptop on my vacation. I didn't have the breakfast option which was offered to me on arrival, as I didn't require it – so cannot comment on this. Its best to get out in the morning and discover the various cafes around the town. The hotel has a great central location, close to shops, transport, city centre, walking distance to beach, old town markets and away from the busy promenade.
Upon my arrival, my room was beautifully clean. Cleaning staff would come every day, although I did not need them to. Hanging up towels to dry and re-using them saves on cleaning costs and the environment.
I love the décor, ambiance and the nostalgic jazz theme of the hotel, but this may not be for everyone. They have a bar happy hour or two, in the early evening which was good to be able to relax, after spending a day exploring the French Riviera. The bar lounge arm chairs were so comfortable, I could have fallen asleep in them!
All of the staff were professional, courteous, friendly and helpful. Especially Karim for making my stay so very welcoming. His smile brighten my days. Advice and maps of the city were provided to me and explanations on how to get to places. An umbrella was given to me when it rained (which only happened once) and when I needed day tours and taxi to be booked, this was taken care of very efficiently. The Côte d'Azur is to be explored and that is what was arranged for me. The tour company arrived on time and I had 2 fantastic days trips – one along the coast and around the countryside to the perfume factory and the other one to Monaco and back.
This was my first trip to Nice and the Côte d'Azur and I had a fabulous time, staying for one week. I would definitely stay at this hotel again. It was a big part of my memorable visit to Nice. I recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ellington is an elegant district in the centre of Nice, just a five-minute walk from the beach, the shopping area and the Acropolis congress centre. The hotel has an air of casual refinement, a subtle blend of styles, with handsome architecture, a patio with a hint of southern Spain, moulded ceilings, rich wood floors, designer furniture… and a bar straight out of the swing era.This charming new hotel with its 110 rooms, opened in January 2007, has a warm and welcoming atmosphere.A bar with a jazzy feeling, a cosy lounge, a sunny patio and meeting rooms with beautiful daylight… whatever your reason for being in Nice, just to relax, for business, or both. The Hotel Ellington will be delighted to have you discover its unique qualities ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ellington Hotel Nice
- Hotel Ellington Nice