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Hotel Lush Royale
2.0 of 5 Specialty Hotel   |   2901 Terramar Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Central Beach)   |  
Hotel amenities
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Stockholm
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stumbled upon this hotel by accident when looking for a hotel on a booking site. We were as a gay couple somewhat reluctant to book it based on previous not so favorable experiences of other gay hotels, but it was a great choice. Staff greeted us with a smile and we felt very welcome. We didn't though new if we should have tipped the guy at the front desk for delivering our luggage to the room. I'm sure an American would have known better.

The hotel offered us a room in the new wing and they were fresh and nicely appointed. I know some would say "bare" and small, but it was perfect for us. Bathroom small though, but didn't affect our visit. We found some fun notes here and there around the room which made us laugh. I'm not telling you what and where since it's fun to discover them yourself.

They offer you a make it your own breakfast, there's afternoon drinks and a honor bar with soft drinks for 2 dollars which we thought was very reasonable. Hotel also offers beach chairs and towels as well as on site sun screen.

The whole place is set in a lush garden which includes a heated pool, a larger cooler pool and a hot tub. It was a delight to sit in the warm water during the night when everyone was in bed and just enjoying the setting.

Can really recommend this place!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Good morning Mathias M,

Thank you for your kind words and a wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. It is our guests like you gentlemen, who make it easy for others to get to know us from these reviews and we what to thank you for that. I’m glad you experienced night swimming here, the tropical oasis that is here is amazing at night!
Thank you for your kind words and your recommendations.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Montréal
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We booked last minute. Andrew was really helpful, also indicating that the area was safe to walk about, 2 blocks from the Fort Lauderdale Beach, and indicated where we could get dining nearby, as we were arriving rather late in the evening.
Andrew, Raibelis and Jaime, as well as the staff at Lush Royale were perfect. Very warm, friendly and helpful.
We had a nice suite overlooking one of the pools. Extra clean, complete and furnished kitchen.
Breakfast is served in the Breakfast room, and is just perfect. I have read a complaint by someone that bread/bagels were wrapped individually in cling wrap. We actually appreciated this, as it guaranteed freshness, moistness and well, germ-free.
In the afternoon, a drink is offered. That day, it was homemade margaritas. They were not made from a mix... it was made from scratch and it tasted amazing!.
There are 2 pools and a spa (24h/clothing optional). The pool and spa in the more secluded area are hot. The 2nd pool is heated too, but less hot. They are extra clean.
We arrived late after their 7am to 7pm manned hours, but their check-in procedure off hours works extra well. (they have a 2nd location nearby in the event you need to reach someone, but we didn't need anything as everything was perfect).
Being 2 blocks away from the beach and a very short walk from the gay beach area is also perfect.

We were boarding a ship 2 days later. This location is less than 10 minutes away from Port Everglades. We only wished we had booked there when we returned from the cruise instead of flying right back, but we will return!
We cannot recommend this place strongly enough!

Chip

Room Tip: From what we have seen all rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Good Morning Chip1963,
Thank you for this fantastic review! You made mention of all the special things that set us apart. That means the world to us. I am pleased that your “unplanned” visit turned out to be your future destination for Fort Lauderdale!! Hotel Lush Royale and the North Beach Village Group are making the Fort Lauderdale vacation experience new and interactive. Soon, not only the beaches but stores, shopping, cafes, restaurants will be just steps away from our hotel. We can’t wait to see both of you in the near future. Stay well and thank you.
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

After a hectic week-long gay cruise, we decided we'd take an extra day to decompress in Fort Lauderdale before returning to the frozen north. After reviewing several potential options, we settled on Lush Royale, and we were not disappointed!

Upon entering the gates, we were met by a welcoming tropical oasis of greenery. The staff was extremely friendly despite being quite busy with a full load of guests following the cruise. They were very helpful in pointing out local areas to eat / shop, and held our baggage until our room was available.

Our room was in the older building and was very spacious and clean. Notes / cards around the room were a pleasant surprise and indicate the level of care these folks have for their guests.

The best feature of the property has to be the pool / hot tub however... a true relaxing paradise. We met several new people (all very friendly) relaxing pool side over the course of the day and evening.

Without a doubt, we'll be returning here when back in Florida pre/post our next cruise.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear Jason N,
Our Tropical oasis is the perfect place to decompress. Cruises take a lot out of you and sometimes you need a place just to get rest to go back home. We could not be more pleased that you chose us for your R&R place!! Thanks for noticing and taking time to mention all the “little” things we do to make you smile and know we care about your time with us. Our pools are a great meeting place for chatting and as you guys did….meeting new friends.
We look forward to seeing you both before and after your next cruise, till then enjoy the anticipation of the warmer spring weather just around the corner.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Booked a room here surrounding the Atlantis Cruise in Feb 2014. What a great surprise. You enter through the gate to a tropical courtyard with palms, orchids, a heated pool and hot tub and a warm and welcoming staff. Ray (Raibelis) the front desk manager is warm and welcoming as though you were family. The rooms are clean and the handwritten welcome note and orchids in the bathroom were beautiful touches. The tour of the property revealed a second pool to cool off in on the hotter time of the day. Even the guest were great, making new friends from around the world. Will stay here every time I am in Fort Lauderdale!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Dear James W,
The Atlantis Cruise Guys are the BEST! What a great treat to check in and relax before the cruise (and after).Thank you for noticing all the little touches that make your stay here memorable. Raibelis, along with Jamie, Richard and I…Andrew, all want you to feel like part of the family. It was a pleasure to have you here and prepare you for your cruise. We look forward to seeing you real soon! .
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Toronto
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Was at this Hotel last year and loved it so much-came back and certainly will be back. It was nice that they remembered me from my 1st visit - this time they put me in the new section which was lovely. It was a 900 sq ft one bedroom suit with a north east west and south view. What I really like is how peaceful and relaxed this small hotel is. Andrew at the front desk is fantastic. Thanks for everything as I needed the rest.

Room Tip: Second fl if possible. I think you may hear people above but not sure
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Dear Garyharper,
It was so nice to see you again. We’re happy that the north building was all it should be. We are so proud of our renovations and especially love to hear the great feedback form well-traveled quest like you. Personally let me thank you for the compliment, it is always a team effort. On behalf of the entire staff….Thank you and we hope to see you soon.
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New Jersey, USA
Top Contributor
286 reviews 286 reviews
134 hotel reviews
Reviews in 124 cities Reviews in 124 cities
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I had stayed here a year ago in a room in the original building and had been very impressed. I had no idea that the Lush Royale had just acquired an adjacent building (the "new" or north building) and that I would be staying there. I was very surprised and disappointed when I found that my room this year was a pale shadow -- to say the least -- of the room I had last year. Where my room the previous year had been spacious and very, very nicely appointed, this room was an ordinary motel room, on the smaller size, sparsely furnished, with an old, worn parquet floor. And I was paying $179 a night for this! I immediately complained about it, asked for a better room, and was told nothing could be done for me. So, when you respond, Lush Royale, don't say I never said anything, because I complained immediately.

The hotel is otherwise as before -- the common areas are beautiful and the staff is extremely friendly. I would just encourage people, when booking, to make sure their room will be in the original building, and you will have a lovely stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Dear Formershrink,

Overall, I’m happy you had a good time. The charm of the two properties blends together and allows all the common areas to be one of the same. I do remember your request to be transferred to the south building and thank you for understanding that we were booked and unable to accommodate you at that time. We welcome all requests for whatever rooms you desire. So next time….make it a point to call or write in the notes on line for any special requests you need. We will be more than happy to reserve your favorite room!! Thanks again and hope to see you soon.
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Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
57 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Very clean, two pools, brend new room and decoration. The only cons is that is very quiet and relaxing, not so many people, and the owner didn't make any socialize event. They are friendly but they might make some more socialize meeting, it might be boring. When i was ther efew customers were there. I don't understand because It s the most clena and new guest house in his category in Fort Lauderdale. They might make mnore advertise, infact compare to Worthington guest house is less busy but is more new and the room are much better decoration! Weird that in Whortington are more people. This place deserve it to be visited more! Trust me go there and make some more crowd and it will be the best!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Thank you Rick L,
Thank you for this great review! We look forward to your return. Whenever the tropics of HLR call again, we will be here, ready and waiting!!!
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Additional Information about Hotel Lush Royale

Address: 2901 Terramar Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Lush Royale 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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