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Amara Cay Resort

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80001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036 (Formerly The Islamorada Resort)
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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ok, let me tell you this: This place has an amazing decor. So new and in a good location, the staff is really friendly and helpful. Good pool and small jacuzzi with nice area bar in the beach. The restaurant inside is so so, too expensive for the small portion they served, better go outside for food ( Lazy's Days... More 

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Thank 367Sheila367
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first visit to Islamorada and the Amara Cay Resort. The property is beautiful, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We loved our oceanfront room with balcony and a view beyond our expectations.

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Thank Edward S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We just arrived to Amara cay and it is absolutely beautiful. We were really touched by how nice the staff is esp PIERRE. He was such a big help and the absolute sweetest gentleman we have met down here! He made the stay that much better !

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2 Thank Ashlie M
Kara L, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon Ashlie, Thank you so much for taking a moment to write such a lovely review and recognize Pierre! We are so proud of each of our team members here at the resort and I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Pierre. I hope that you will come back and visit us again very soon.... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely hotel with beautiful rooms right on the beach. The local restaurant a few doors down was excellent. Jacuzzi and pool were very nice. Breakfast in the hotel restaurant was very good and staff let us order breakfast even though it was a little late.

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2 Thank Karen20011
Kara L, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon Karen20011, I am so glad that you had a great time visiting our resort and thank you for taking a moment to write such a nice review. Glad you were able to dine in Oltremare for breakfast and visit some of our local flavor restaurants as well. I hope when your travels bring you back to this area... More 

Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everything about Amara Cay Resort is great -- from the tropical chic rooms to the delicious restaurant. The hotel has a welcoming vibe and the staff are very friendly. I recommend this hotel to all my friends.

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2 Thank KaraFranker
Kara L, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon KaraFranker, What a lovely review and we are so glad that you enjoy your time down here so much. Please keep visiting and we love the recommendations to all your friends as well. Look forward to seeing you soon. Warm Wishes, Kara More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed one night after a week in the lower Keys because we weren't ready to get back to the mainland yet. This hotel is beautifully renovated although still retains the hallmarks of the older Holiday Inn it was. Our room was clean, very spacious and comfortable. However the lighting is totally inadequate, the bathroom small and there is a... More 

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2 Thank Marjorie G
Kara L, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon Marjorie G, We completely understand not wanting to leave the keys so we are glad that you chose to stay longer :) Thank you for the great feedback on the lighting in the restroom we are always looking to improve the guest experience and appreciate the feedback. I am so glad that you were able to enjoy some... More 

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel and our room were very stylish, but more practicality is needed. Our suite had an under-sized narrow bathroom right by the door to the hallway, as far away from the bed in the bedroom as possible. The bed creaked whenever my husband moved. The closet was minuscule and barely usable with less than 24 inches of space to... More 

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3 Thank Louise S
United States
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99 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are local, but we like to stay in local resorts for recommendations to family and friends that come down here. We had an amazing weekend! We had one of the first floor ocean front rooms, which isn't private but we survived. The ocean and pool were magnificent! We ate at the restaurant which was fabulous. The room was very... More 

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4 Thank Ribs M
Miami, Florida
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49 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent hotel. While this is a pricier option than some others, I think it was worth it. Check-in was fast and very friendly. The room was a bit spare, but elegantly styled. The bar/restaurant was fabulous. As the food & beverage manager explained, they're going for a "South Beach meets the Keys" aesthetic-- and I think they've succeeded. The cocktails... More 

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3 Thank SusanMochnacs
Kara L, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon SusanMochnacs, Thank you for taking a moment to let us know how much you enjoyed your time here with us. We always appreciate feedback and I am glad that you found the resort stylish and comfortable. I will send your kind words back to the chef and I am glad you enjoyed the restaurant options. I hope you... More 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is beautifully renovated, as recently as March 2015. They are stilll finishing an occasional room and modifying an area around the pool so the construction noise was a little annoying. The rooms, common areas and the grounds were kept spotless. The staff was super friendly, one evening we were looking for a location to listen to live music.... More 

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3 Thank Becky A
Kara L, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon Becky A, I am so glad that you enjoyed your most recent stay with us and that the staff was able to assist you in finding some great live music as well. We are just finishing up a few loose ends in 5 of our guest rooms so that we can be fully completed and I hope that... More 

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