When we finally arrived at the Hotel, we were greeted my a crowd of American tourists filling up the lobby, we stood at the back of the crowd and awaited our chance to check in.
We had booked with Booking.com for an executive room for 3 people..when we got to the desk they then asked us for a further 40 Euros per night for the "3rd person" a total of an extra 160 Euros for the stay! Obviously, we said no as to our knowledge our balance had been paid in full..we were then greeted by the manager, who was honestly the most horrible person I encountered the entire time I was in Nice, he argued with us and complained to his college about us which unfortunately for him I understood what he was saying as I speak French, he then finally begrudgingly gave us our room & safe keys. Throughout our stay he was helpful and pleasant to every other guest but us...horrible person! But what I do have to say is that every other member of staff were absolutely wonderful! A girl called Laura I believe was particularly helpful!
Other than the horrid manager, the hotely was nice, in my eyes quite big rooms by French standards, having stayed in Paris twice previously, these rooms are NOT small, our room however had some dodgy wardrobe doors, and a "camp bed" for one of our party instead of an actual bed!! Even though they were actually wanting a further 40 Euros a night for this!!
Breakfast was okay, typical continental.
The location was PERFECTION, literally a 2-3 minute walk from Nice l'etoile and 5mins from a decent supermarket, 5 mins from the main shopping area rue medicin and around a 15min walk to the market which is great!
This stay would have been perfect had it not been for the grumpy and downright rude manager!!
- 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