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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Too many problems for the price they charge (mid-range). There was no toilet paper holder in the bathroom, a broken light in the living room, no bathtub stopper, the keys did not work and required a lot of fiddling, they gave you two towels and nothing else (no wash cloths, etc) for a couple, there was one tiny towel rod,... More 

Thank AJontheroad
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2016

To check into The Reef, you have to go to another hotel one block or so away. Not a big deal at all. When we got the keys, they hard hard keys (not card keys). Still not a biggie. When opening the door, it makes this screeching noise every time. We got inside the room, and it was just sad.... More 

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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We stayed at the Reef, part of the North Beach Village group from 30th June till 4th of July with 4 adults. As we stayed before at a couple of other resorts of this NBV group, we expected the Reef to be of the same quality and standard. Boy, were we wrong ! I booked by phone two rooms and... More 

Thank gerardus t
1 review
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Very nice! Outside of hotel is pretty decent and kept up but doesn't compare with inside at all. Inside is all redone, vey nice, very clean, huge beds which are extremely comfy and great decor too. I was shocked at how nice it was because it was one of the cheapest and so close to the beach as well as... More 

Thank floridagirllll
Arnold, Maryland
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

My husband and I stayed in The Reef for one night before our 7 day cruise. When we first pulled up to the hotel we loved the way it looked. Very modern and sleek. It was very reasonably priced for being a couple blocks from the beach and near the center of everything. Where you check in is not far... More 

Thank Frisch517
Wollongong, Australia
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We booked into this hotel in April. We arrived at about 9pm, it was quite dark. We could not find reception so asked someone that was sitting by the pool. They said you had to check in at their other hotel down the road, about 4 places down the road. So after checking in, i asked at reception could they... More 

Thank JennyC3
Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for spring break. The price was awesome, and we were a block away from the beach. Very close to some great places to eat and drink! The rooms were huge and clean. The only problem I had was that each room had different appliances with them.

Thank cbuser0227
Fort Worth, Texas
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to find a budget friendly clean hotel near the beach and that we did! The other reviews were correct, you have to go to the adjacent property to check in, and they do manage several different properties. We were a very late high check in and they were very kind, friendly and quick to respond... More 

Thank shanda j
Warsaw, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

This was a horrible experience. There was mold on the ceiling above the shower, the room smelled, there was something spattered down the back of one of the chairs. The fridge hummed all night. We were given a ground floor room, the blinds did not completely close and those walking by could see in our room. It was so bad,... More 

Thank Martha P
Frederick, Maryland
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139 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This Motel is Average! First it is a motel 2 story courtyard small pool Not directly connected to the office/reception. I believe this complex is made up of a few different brands/motels. I say this because the office was Beach Gardens. Check in was easy they kept our bags in the mechanical room they were safe better than not. While... More 

Thank Robert G

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about The Reef

Address: 505 Orton Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Formerly Rainbow Beach Resort)
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Price Range: ₹ 7,455 - ₹ 12,311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Reef 2.5*
Number of rooms: 37
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Rainbow Beach Hotel Fort Lauderdale
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“Stay somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles AJontheroad, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No elevator. If you can't do stairs, better ask for lower level”
 of 5 bubbles charniem2016, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“No elevator. So if you have trouble with stairs or to much luggage you may want to ask for the lower level.”
 of 5 bubbles Frisch517, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“There are no lifts, this wasn't the easiest as we had heavy bags, i would ask to book a ground floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles JennyC3, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“No Phones in Room?”
 of 5 bubbles bgoodwin8210, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
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