We just spent a week at Pineapple Place Apartments in Pompano Beach, Florida.
First let me say that this isn't really an "apartment", but is actually an old motel that has been updated a bit and now rents weekly and monthly. We rented Unit 4.
The place has 1 bedroom, a bathroom, kitchen and living room. The space is quite nice, tile floors etc. The kitchen is decently stocked with dishes, cookware and utensils, but nothing else other than salt. Outside there is a pool and patio area and a barbeque, which we used almost every night. The grounds seem decently cared for.
Our first impression of the place came before we even left for our vacation. We had booked a different place for this vacation, owned by the same company, several months prior. A few days before we were scheduled to leave,we were contacted by the company and asked if we would like to be "upgraded" to a one bedroom "apartment" instead of the studio cottage that we had reserved. They stated that they had a "scheduling problem ". We told them that we would prefer to stick with the place we had rented but would move to the other place if necessary. (It was a few days before we were to leave, too late to find another place)
The place is old, has been fixed up a bit, but not very well and there are a lot of things that are still very old, namely, the bathroom! The hot water tank is very small and we couldn't shower after washing dishes without it being only lukewarm.
We found dirty dishes in the cupboards, and the place wasn't very clean. The phone didn't work at all. The couch is stained as were the sheets on the bed. They said that they supply laundry detergent and fabric softener in the laundry room, but the detergent was empty the second day and never replaced. The tub in the bathroom has been updated with a tub liner, but water is trapped underneath so when you move around you feel water sloshing around under your feet. I found it put me off balance.
The place is non smoking, so people in other units smoke outside. I don't know why, but our unit always smelled like cigarette smoke even when the windows were closed, it somehow gets sucked in.
They supply a decent number of towels etc but state that you are responsible for washing all but what you use on the morning you leave. Also, they expect you to clean the place, even though they charge an exit cleaning fee. They also told us that we were expected to replace anything we used such as paper towel, toilet paper and Kleenex. "Guests agree to keep their unit clean during the lease period and, upon departure, to wash and put away dirty dishes, put out their garbage, wash all sheets and towels except those used on the morning of departure, and leave the apartment in broom-swept condition."
I understand there being no maid service, and if you run out of towels, wash some, but I didn't appreciate having to spend my last day on vacation doing laundry and cleaning!
To summarize, we had a good time, the place wasn't the worst I've seen, but i wouldn't stay here again, and wouldn't recomend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pineapple Place is a small, well-kept property just across A-1-A Ocean Blvd. from one of South Florida's award-winning Blue Wave beaches with lifeguards, a fishing pier and lighthouse. This White Glove Award-winner is rated nationally as a Superior Small Lodging. Enjoy one and two-bedroom apartments along with sparkling swimming pool, BBQ area and tropical landscaping. A coin laundry is also located on the property. Pineapple Place is centrally located in the safe, ocean side community of Pompano Beach, just 15 minutes North of Fort Lauderdale and 15 minutes South of Boca Raton. I-95 is a 10-minute drive for easy access to all South Florida business centers, shopping and attractions. It’s a short walk to dozens of great local restaurants, shops, boat rentals, snorkel and dive boats, party and charter fishing boats, day spa, gym, gourmet fish store, pharmacy, banks and more. It’s a five-minute drive to the new Pompano CitiCenter shopping mall, movie theaters, tennis and aquatics complex, dog park, air park, 36-hole golf course and driving range. The smoke-free ISLE Casino, next door to Pompano Harness Track, is a 15-minute drive. Pineapple Place is very clean, with lush landscaping and everything you need in your home-away-from-home. Enjoy full kitchens, free Wi-fi, king beds plus sleeper sofa in all living rooms, and a host of amenities to make you feel right at home. A coin laundry and BBQ area are also on property. ... more less
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