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“Great food and atmosphere but terrible pricing for parties.” 4 of 5 stars
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Sundy House
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   106 S Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444   |  
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Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Delray Beach
Davie, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Great food and atmosphere but terrible pricing for parties.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

my famuly and my daughter s bridesmaids had a reservation for a bridal luncheon in February on a Friday at Noon. We were quoted an amount for minimum to spend. When we finished and ready to pay, the minimum was added to the total spent. On such a happy occasion, we were very upset and disappointed at the un professionalism of
of such a popular establishment. They were liars on what was agreed upon when reservations were
made.
We loved the food, atmosphere and service
Unfortunately we will never go again.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Livingston, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We stayed for a week in the Sundy House. Their focus seems to be more on weddings and the restaurant business than the hotel part. It is fun to walk through the botanical garden the first day, but after a few days , it becomes tedious.

We stayed for six days, but an appropriate room for us was only available for five days. For the final day, we rented a pricy two bedroom suite that was way too big for us. Then our flight home was cancelled and we had to stay in Florida for an extra two days. I asked the manager if they had a vacancy for the single king room that we had for the first five days. She said no. I asked if she could give us the two bedroom suite at the same price as the single king room ($50 off). She said no, but she could give us $20 off. We just spent $2400 there! I would say there was zero percent chance that the two bedroom suite was going to be rented out on a Tuesday and Wednesday. We were doing them a favor , also. Win-win? It wasn't the money , so much as a take it or leave it , can't do attitude. This manager gave us the same negative attitude when we asked if we could be on a waiting list for an earlier brunch time. NO!

I will say that Rachel and Brian at the desk had the can do hospitality attitude that we look for when we stay at nice places. We will stay elsewhere for our next trip to Delray in February.

Room Tip: We did not see flat screen TVs in either of our rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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South Florida, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is a historic inn-and-restaurant located just a block south of Atlantic Avenue in what once was a solely residential area. We stayed over the New Year's Holiday for a few days around Delray's First Night Celebration. There is sufficient self-serve parking in a lot on site. It was great just parking the car and walking to Atlantic Avenue activities.

The big draw about the place is the landscaping, pool and restaurant. We spent a pleasant afternoon on the grounds, specially in-and-around the pool. Pool area is like nothing we'd ever seen before, with lush landscaping, fully stocked with fish, lots of seating. The grounds are landscaped so that you feel as if you've entered a standalone jungle and every corner that you turn is a new surprise. Lots of gazebos, cul-de-sacs, bridges, flowing water. When you go in, you feel as if you've left the city behind.

Room was well apportioned, with an entryway bar area (built-in cabinets, granite counter tops, mini microwave, fridge), and modern bar ware, plates and other service items. Furnishings were unique; our room decorated in something like British colonial style. With a balcony overlooking part of the pool area.

About the breakfast: The wife wanted waffles. The breakfast is tastefully laid out continental: basket of mini croissants and pastries, breads for toasting, artfully arranged platters and bowls of freshly cut fruit, fresh-fruit compote, coffees and juices. Strictly self-service. Nothing hot. Given that there was a cook on hand to prep the buffet each morning, who was basically hanging around just for that, would it have been that much more of an effort to have him hang out with a hot plate and prep some eggs to order?

About the noise at night: The restaurant area is partially open. And the band/music/dancing is set-up in what is essentially an open-to-the-elements dance floor. That means that any party noise from the restaurant or a wedding will spread over the grounds. And their guests are out wandering the grounds. If you're looking for a place that shuts down at 8 PM, this is not the place for you and you will be disappointed. But if you're up for the energy of watching a wedding unfold, or dancing along to the (overheard) music of a party, then it's a perfect

Room Tip: Although this is popular for couples, families are welcome. If room does not have enough beds, there...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

So in love with this place. Spent the weekend their for our Christmas to US, so wonderful. Beautiful grounds, great service, wonderful food!! Didn't want to leave. Greg & David were just the BEST!!! We'll be back as often as we can.

Room Tip: Room 11 2nd floor with great views
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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FL
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We went to a wedding at Sundy House. The grounds are gorgeous, lush and tranquil. Thats about all the good things I can honestly say about Sundy House. Wedding was outside in the heat of summer. All the women wore high heals which kept getting stuck in the coral holes in the ground which runs through the entire outside of this place. Wear wedges or flats if going to be outside. The ceremony was held on the grass , again we all sunk into the dirt with our beautiful heals on, no walkway or platform. The ceremony was at 6:00 we didn't get any food until 8:30pm which was served buffet style. I'm sorry if you are going to a wedding dinner should be served to the guests. We should have to wait in line for our food which they kept running out of more waiting. I tried the paella which was underseasoned and fishy tasting. The wahoo wrapped in banana leaves was horrid no one ate it, i could see it left behind on the plates. Salad was served in this little glass , I had to go back 3 times just to get a plate full of salad. I did not enjoy this menu at all. The wedding cake was red velvet and another flavor cake but all 10 of us could not figure out what the flavor was but needless to say they were both very very very stale. We left by 10:00 we just couldn't take anymore.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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67 reviews 67 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is one if the rare places I almost do not want to say good things about because it might become too popular.
We have stayed here before and we keep coming back as it keeps getting better (except for the plant they removed for the new driveway).
The rooms are unique and in great style. Highly recommend suite 2. The painted floor, walls, ceiling and swing bed are wonderful.
Stayed in room 7 also and it was just great.
The copper bar has a 6-9 happy hour, the the restaurant in the jungle with wind blowing through the bamboo and water over the falls is almost as good as the food. Keep an eye out the fish in the ponds some are huge.



Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vero Beach, FL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

What a hidden gem! The Sundy House is just one block away from all the hustle and bustle of Atlantic Ave. so location, location, location. It is a tropical paradise which makes you feel you are in Costa Rica. Our room was perfect with all the comforts of home. I loved the natural pools complete with fish! You MUST stay for the Sunday Brunch as it is the best I around. I will be back!

Room Tip: Book your dining reservations in advance for sure!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Additional Information about Sundy House

Address: 106 S Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Location: United States > Florida > Delray Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Delray Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Delray Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sundy House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In historic downtown Delray Beach, the Sundy House offers distinctive and luxurious accommodations in a serene atmosphere. An acre of lush gardens filled with exotic plants, ponds, and waterfalls provides a secluded retreat, while innovative Florida-inspired cuisine is offered at the unique Sundy House Restaurant, creating an ideal location for an intimate wedding or corporate function. ... more   less 
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