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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely renovated modern hotel,unfortunately the customer service doesn't match the surroundings,no coffee in our room and when asked we were told they had run out,on checking out no one to be found and the reception area was locked so left the keys in our room. They have a nice bar area but unfortunately it's not open as they have no...

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very chic, neat, clean and one block to beach. The staff was very acomadating, especially the Operations Manager Brian. It was our 15th wedding anniversary and a bottle of champagne was waiting for us, nice touch. The property is one block to beach and many restaurants in walking distance. Las Olas is probably a 15 minute drive, I would suggest...

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

Wow! What a Review :-) Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. The Entire Gzella Collection Team truly focus on creating individualized experiences for the guest. 15 Years is something to celebrate and we hope you will celebrate with us for the next 15 and beyond!

Plantation, Florida
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I want to say thanks for the experience in Ikona Hotel! My husband and I really ejoyed the service, the decoration, the privay, our room was perfect and Fort Lauderdale Beach is really close to the building. A perfect place to rest. We hope will be back soon!

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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 nice feedback about your stay. We are proud of the Gzella Collection of hotels and the Ikona is our Crown Jewel! Our Team Members take a great deal of pride in the property and creating lifelong memories and are thrilled when we hear that all of the hard work...

Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel has a great atmosphere and it is luxurious. Great place to go for business, pleasure or anything. Really close to the beach and walking distance to awesome places (bar, restaurant, etc) the personnel is really helpful and kind. 100% recommended.

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

Thank You SO Much! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are so proud of the re-invention of this amazing property and our Team Members make it their mission to create individual experiences for all of our guests! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Rosenheim
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Absolut new tiny and lovely hotel! Designwise one of the best hotels i have bin in the USA.. I don't like big hotels, so this was the perfekt Hotel for us. They opened just 1 month ago. It is very close to the beach. About 50meters. They have small and big rooms. All of them having a nice modern bath....

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

Wow! Thank you so much for such kind words. Ikona was a labor of love for the Gzella Family and the goal was to create something unique and memorable. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay...we love having different room types based on guest needs and budget. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We booked this hotel at the last minute & I think we've found a real gem. Although it lacks most of the amenities of the larger hotels in FLL and is not directly on the beach (only 1/2 block away), but it also lacks the high rates, resort fees, & valet parking/tipping fees. The rooms are spacious & excellently appointed...

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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 share your kind review. We are so proud of all the work that has been done and it is so rewarding to hear guests appreciating the small touches we tried to be proactive about. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ikona and check back because Gzella Collection has some...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is super modern, it's completely renovated, brand new bathrooms and everything is new!! Its right next to the beach. The pool is open 24/7 and they even have a lounge and bar area. Highly recommended

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

Thank you so much for the kind review and for being our first of what we know will be many! Ikona is the Crown Jewel of our Gzella Collection of properties and our newest property which opened mid August. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • 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
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • 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 Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4209 (Formerly The Shell Resort)
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Price Range: $278 - $431 (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:
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
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