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Sunshine Suites Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1465 Esterley Tibbetts | Seven Mile Beach, Seven Mile Beach KY1-1201, Grand Cayman   |  
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“A true Gem in the middle of world class hotels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

My husband and I along with another couple just came back from our stay at the Sunshine Suites in Grand Cayman and we absolutely loved it there. The hotel is not a 5 star and doesn't give you a fancy high end hotel feel, however, you get much more than that in the friendliness of the staff, great service, "caribbean hotel" vibe and family like atmosphere you won't find in the bigger hotels. Located across the street from seven mile beach, it's in a pretty nice part of the strip. We felt extremely safe in this location and on the island in general and we travel to many different islands around the caribbean. This definitely felt like one of the cleanest and safest. At the hotel, one of the great deals is the hot breakfast buffet included in the cost of your stay which is also pretty good (eggs, potatoes, waffles, sausages...not your average continental). Sunshine Grill is well sought after by locals and tourists on the island for their enormous burgers, which are really yummy. If you eat at the Grill, please make sure to try a "Painkiller" drink specially made by our favorite bartender, Brad from Zimbabwe, they are so good! I also loved the tranquil atmosphere with use of the hammocks, gazebo, lounge and beach chairs so you can lay out around the entire property and enjoy reading a book while swaying in the hammock. We will definitely be back again soon!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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vallejo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

the hotel was close to everything. the beach was across the street. stores shops ect.were close at hand. georgetown was 5min away. the people @ the hotel were helpful, courteous and friendly. our rooms were extreamly clean as well as the outside. the grounds.were well manicured.the resturane has tasty foods !!! would i stay again (yes) definatley!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Horncastle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

Hotel facilities were pleasant and easily accessible, but what made the Sunshine Suites the best 'holiday' hotel we have ever stayed at overseas was the staff.

From the moment we arrived as a group of friends, there to see our friends get married, they could not do enough to help. But not only were they knowledgeable and helpful, they were all friendly and jolly from front desk, to those on the bar/grill, to the grounds keepers and room service staff. What a fantastic bunch of people!

Also price wise reasonable for the Caymans, and the pork sliders were yum and the cocktails were grand.

And they didn't even mind serving fairies!!!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

Spent 3 days at Sunshine Suites as the reviews we read were very good and the price was highly affordable. Well, the sleep was the worst I have ever had, the beds were terrible and the pillows were worse, don't think I slept 6 hours in 3 days. If you are use to good bedding stay away from Sunshine Suites as your sleep will not be good. Otherwise if you don't mind terrible bedding stay here the suites are very clean! The property is meticulous and the landscaping is well maintained. The restaurant was good, we did try the fish tacos and they were very good.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gw8522, Owner at Sunshine Suites Resort, responded to this review, March 2, 2011
Dear aloha09,

I was quite surprised to read your comment about our beds. While I do realize that mattress preferences may vary depending on the individual, (i.e. some prefer an extra firm mattress while others prefer softer pillow tops, etc...) most of our guests LOVE our bedding. Our mattresses are top of the line in quality, fairly new and equivalent standards to the famous Heavenly Bed of the Westin Hotel chain. Many guests have so enjoyed their sleep at Sunshine Suites, they ask where to buy the same bed.

I am sorry you did not enjoy your sleep with us and I do hope you will return for a visit.

Best Regards,

Greg Wray
General Manager
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

This was an amazing stay. After working at a five diamond resort in California, I tend to have very high expectations and every single one of them was exceeded. The service was outstanding! From the front desk staff always willing to offer advice about the island, to the restaurant staff making our breakfast and dinner so enjoyable, we were very impressed. The rooms were very comfortable and the hotel is in a great location. As a travel agent I would absolutely feel confident sending any of my clients here. Can't wait till I can return. I want to thank every staff member at the Sunshine suites for making my trip the best.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

From a 'Brits' point of view this establishment is great. Although food, drink, clothes etc is very expensive on the island(most of it is imported) the excellent complimentary breakfast was good value. The island has a big American influence but very laid back. Most of the tourists are from the States or Canada so coming from England we made plenty of friends. Driving on the left is quite normal for us Btits but automatic cars might not be(easy to get used to). Weather is fantastic; a good 'pick-me-up' for the winter. Being so close to the pure white beaches made a shoreline walk pure bliss. The whole holiday made the 11 hour flight worthwhile(the return flight is at night so a seat upgrade is very worthwhile. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2011

We just got back after spending 2 weeks of pure joy while staying at this happy place. First timers to the caribbean we had no idea what to expect so I spent alot of time researching and reading the forums. The Sunshine Suites was a perfect fit for us. perfect. Our room, the staff, the food, the hotel, wonderful. Swing in the hammock and try a mudslide...........ahhhhhhhhhh.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1465 Esterley Tibbetts | Seven Mile Beach, Seven Mile Beach KY1-1201, Grand Cayman
Location: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Grand Cayman > Seven Mile Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunshine Suites Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunshine Suites Resort offers the best in affordable boutique lodging. We’re a short walk from the sparkling ocean waters and white sand of Grand Cayman’s famous Seven Mile Beach. Enjoy the convenience of our prime location next to the Ritz Carlton, down the road from the 18-hole North Sound Golf Course and near dozens of shops and restaurants. Our amenities include free continental breakfast and wireless internet. We offer our guests high end accommodations, excellent services and convenience at affordable prices. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, a warm and friendly team awaits you! ... more   less 
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