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Hotel Ranola

118 Indian Place, Sarasota, FL 34236
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently spent two nights at this eclectic hotel in downtown Sarasota. The rooms are whimsically decorated and very comfortable. It's nice to have a galley kitchen. Location to downtown attractions is superb. Owner, operators are exceptionally friendly and helpful.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

First off, I would like to point out that this is NOT the Ritz or Hyatt down the street, nor is it meant to be. There is not a full time staff as it is a couple who owns the hotel. We only stayed for one night, but we found our stay to be very pleasant. I did get an... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I found this charming eclectic hotel not only to be a perfect location, with total privacy, lovely onwner, clean & a super great get away for both business & pleasure. It's like home away from home, only better. Quaint with a history circa 1926. I will definitely go back every chance I get. Maybe even for a month. Comfortable with... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I learned of this hotel a few months ago for our first visit to Sarasota. I was suspicious of the low price especially compared to the hotel prices just 4 blocks away. I convinced my husband (the tougher critic) to indulge me in trying out this boutique hotel. We were pleasantly surprised. The location is one block from the heart... More

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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for our anniversary because of its great location and eclectic style. Unfortunately when we checked out we left a few things in the room. We called right away and asked that the items be shipped because we lived out of town. We offered to pay for shipping because we had left the items but... More

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

First of all people need to realize that this is not a standard full service hotel. It is more like renting an apartment on airbnb. If you need full service the Hyatt is right down the street and twice the price. You get a comfortable bed with a sitting area and a small galley kitchen. Would be great for extended... More

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Philadelphia Area
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My wife and I stayed in a king suite for 3 nights in this small downtown specialty hotel. This place is run more like a pension or a bed-and-breakfast (minus the breakfast), but we really enjoyed it. It is in an old downtown apartment building with all the "character" you'd expect from an old building, such as hardwood floors and... More

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We had a very nice stay at this wonderful hotel. We felt warmly welcomed by both Kathy and Martha throughout our visit. We enjoying staying in the King Suite and all the amenities offered. It was comfortable, spacious and tastefully appointed. We enjoyed making our own breakfast or evening snack & having the windows open if we weren't interested in... More

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

So unless you are desperate to stay downtown or in Sarasota for few weeks, I would stay away from this place. It's truly awful. Where do I start? VERY LIMITED service, no reception at night, stinky, old, dingy, paper thin walls??? They must have raided a nearby IKEA since all the furniture seems to come from there. Cheap look for... More

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HotelRanola, Owner at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Our website clearly details the look and feel of the hotel. Guests making online reservations are surprised by it's charm. The hotel was built with (fort-like walls) in 1926 and refurbished in popular and classy art décor. Boutique hotels are unique and Hotel Ranola continually receives accolades on it's service and comfort. The owners and staff appreciate your comments, however... More

Walldorf, Germany
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

There is no normal hotel service in this place. No breakfast is served, reception is not staffed all the time and it is not cheap. On the other hand you get: very nice rooms, friendly staff, and, of course, an unbeatable location.

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Address: 118 Indian Place, Sarasota, FL 34236
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
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