Just finished staying there this week and I was disappointed. There were many things the resort fell far short to be considered called a "luxury " resort.
The resort's definition of a private beach and mine are miles apart. There is no private beach except a very small entrance by way of rocks and seaweed to get to the ocean. We had to drive miles to get to the closest beach. For this to be a truly luxury resort, there are many small details missing. The landscape and outdoor furniture are beautiful indeed but that is not enough to make this 5 or even a 4 star resort. Having 2 paddle boards and 2 sets of fins/snorkel equipment is also a bit below the mark of luxury amenities.
The other point i need to bring up is the continental breakfast. For the price of the room a more substantial breakfast would not have cost the resort much and it would have gone a long way to truly being a continental breakfast. Yes it was a nice touch that it was brought to the room or by the pool side should you so desire. But a small glass of orange juice, a plain croissant and a very small chocolate croissant with butter and jam is truly a farce for this to even be called anything remotely a breakfast. For a small cost to the resort, providing fresh fruit, and/or yogurt, and/or cereal, and/or muffins and a small pot/thermos of coffee would have made it a memorable and satisfying continental breakfast. All in all I didn't not feel the pricey cost of the room was worth the stay or its amenities.....
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Ocean House Hotel Islamorada