We spent 5 nights at this resort, which I guess is much longer than almost any other guest/couple do here. Actually all is already said by the first 3 reviewers' comments, so I will not repeat all the pros and cons but only point out what really will last in our memory for long and shape our future decision for another possible stay at this hotel.
Yes, the entire lot is really breathtakingly beautiful in its landscaping, hard to beat by competitors, especially taking into account that the property is relatively narrow and long and has only a pretty short private ocean shore/beach. Also the house makes an attractive impression, both by design as by craftsmanship. But in the end the major positive factor for this hotel is the really outstanding quality of the staff - we personally have experienced the attentive care of Brian very positively. We stayed 3 nights in a ground floor room and 2 nights in an upstairs suite (complimentary upgrade!).
But then, I am sorry, but that is the reason we cannot but only give 4 out of 5 points in the rating : However nice the house's exterior and the room's interior is designed and set up, we were very troubled by the really poor quality of the beds a such and the mattresses, also taking into account the pricing of the rooms. Especially my sweetheart had really troubles sleeping a full night through. And if you have not cooled down in your love you would be nastingly reminded to keep cool in order not to inform the neighbouring room/s of your nightly acitivities. Also the floors are of a quality that when staying in the lower floor rooms you would hear the guests in the room above yours walking about, especially at night (the rooms are not carpeted, which does make sense in a beach hotel however, but adds to the noise problem). Also the double doors connecting two rooms side by side were far from noise cancelling and we could understand more than a single word that was spoken in the other room.
Apart from these problems we were really extremely pleased with our stay and would still recommend a stay at this hotel, especially in a room on the first floor. We hope they completely replace all beds soon and then I would still call this hotel perfect!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This intimate, upscale, and adult only hotel and resort houses eight luxurious suites. The right choice for those wanting to getaway and just relax. A perfect location for small weddings and groups. Newly renovated with a pool, beach, spa, cabanas and fire pit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean House Hotel Islamorada