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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Medford, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent 4 wonderful nights at the resort, only 1 week after it opened. Upgraded to an oceanfront King suite, we were treated to an enormous master bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the palms, beach, and Atlantic. The kitchen area is fabulous, complete with refrigerator, coffee maker and coffee selection, sink, high top table and stools. Living area has a... More 

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Islamorada, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just ate at Oltrmare restaurant and couldn't wait to post my review. I can't express how great this place is. The food, the ambience and service were outstanding. This will soon to be the number one place in islamorada which is a tough market with many fine restaurants like Spanish gardens and salt. This is a must try on any... More 

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Ansonia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Amara Cay a couple nights. The resort had just gone through a major renovation and only opened a week or so prior to our arrival. While there were a few things that were not perfect simply because the resort had just opened in general the rooms, pools, beach and so on were excellent and brand new. Only... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a confirmed reservation for 2 rooms in early March 2015 via Travelocity. 5 days beforehand, called Amara Cay, was told that Travelocity had cancelled our reservation. Called Travelocity, who denied this, then could not get anyone from Amara Cay front desk/existing reservations to talk with us over several hours and multiple calls. I got the "new reservation" person... More 

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

Good afternoon lacarey5071, Thank you so much for the note! We did get our opening pushed back a little later than expected and did have to relocate some of our guests and I apologize that that message wasn't explained properly. We are open now two guest room floors but it is still a soft opening. I would love so much... More 

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The previous reviews are fakes . .. The hotel has been closed completely since October 2014 under complete renovations. NO guest have stayed at the hotel and the tiki bar is also closed ... Very deceiving to make fake reviews kinda makes you wonder .... Trip advisor has rules against this

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

Good afternoon Truth8324, Thank you so much for your message, you are correct and we have been closed since actually September. During our transitional phase our name was The Islamorada Resort which is very similiar to The Islander Resort and when we read these reviews, that are great, they reference not our property but The Islander. I have requested these... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Great view,room,staff,all around great experience.The cleaning staff was on point. The front desk was the nicest and the bar staff was awesome! Perfect for a boating vacation, and ten minutes from the sandbar.Cannot wait to go back this year!!

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Carnoustie
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This resort , like most of Islamorada , doesn’t look much from the road but what a lovely place this turned out to be. We ended up staying 2 nights .The onsite restaurant was fine for dinner but we went out for breakfast to Mangrove Mike’s cafe both mornings. A dip in the pool followed by an afternoon’s lazing about... More 

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Harrisburg pa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is the best hotel in the Keys with beach, bar, ocean view, swimming pool, friendly staff & clean rooms. Has a work out room & laundry facilities too. What more can you ask for? I read under another Trip Advisor review that this hotel (Hampton Inn) was purchased by a new company & does anyone know the name of... More 

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Metropolis, Illinois
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114 reviews 114 reviews
84 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

stay here when we travel to the Keys to fish. Nice, clean rooms. Our had a great ocean view. Close to some great marinas and world class fishing. Staff is always polite and professional. I just love this place when we travel either with friends or family. Great times and a great place to stay on a budget.

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

Good afternoon Alex, Thank you so much for such a great review on your past stay this summer! We agree the best fishing in all the world and hope you can come back and visit us again soon. Warm Wishes, Kara More 

Naples
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We used to come here all the time when it was outback. Now they are going through a renovation as a new company has purchased them. Tiki bar still has great drinks, great view and a nice feel to it. The bartender I think his name it's nick, he has been there a long time, was told he needs to... More 

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

Good afternoon Christian, Thank you so much for the amazing review and we are thrilled you love our tiki bar still :) We can't wait to show off our new project and hope to see you back enjoying that tiki bar soon. Warm Wishes, Kara More 

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