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“Something for the week-end...” 4 of 5 stars
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Casa Morada
136 Madeira Road, Islamorada, FL 33036   |  
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Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Islamorada
Surrey, UK
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112 reviews 112 reviews
65 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
“Something for the week-end...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Difficult to add to what others have already written.
I would just point out that this a great little hotel which will not be for everybody...it's not luxury in terms of amenities but it is luxury in terms of views, peace and quiet and the overall 'getaway' experience.
We had an oceanfront room but could not do much with the private verandah due to the winds post-Sandy (amazing difference when the winds did disappear on our last day)...great bed and spacious room with a nice bathroom (the famous tub with a handheld shower) which we enjoyed.
The island is just great with a nice little bar, superfriendly staff and these really relaxing views where you think you are in the Caribbean somewhere. Grounds were pretty but the island does it. Sadly could not use the boat due to choppy seas so will have to come back for that.
Dislikes?
Not much...the breakfast was not much more than 3* (whereas salad offered at lunch was very nice) and was expensive (but we realised this is just The Keys). You have to ask for more toiletries which was odd.
...but for a 3-4 day stay this is close to bliss.
Would gladly return.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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london
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We loved this hotel,it somehow manages to be different to other hotels in a great way.
It is so beautiful and peaceful with amazing staff who do anything to help.It is right on the water
with great views.
My only criticism is the bathroom in one of the less expensive rooms is at the most 2 star.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Naples, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I hesitate to write this review, as I want to keep this marvelous place to ourselves! This is our new, favorite extended weekend getaway. Casa Morada is luxurious for what it is NOT, as its simplicity might not appeal to everyone. It is serene, secluded, quiet (no small children allowed). The pool area is wonderful w/ comfortable seating & lounging areas. The small size of the hotel makes it very personal; the staff is friendly and very helpful. Great to have kayaks & bicycles @ our disposal too; we biked several times to the end of the street to Lor-e-lei's for a beer & a sandwich (great casual spot, BTW), as well as a bike ride across the way on the Old Highway. There are several interesting kayak destinations close by, as well as snorkeling; unfortunately, while we were there, Hurricane Sandy was just getting underway & it was too windy for either. The rooms are airy, minimal, simply decorated in a way that is sophisticated. Live orchids in each room is a really nice touch. Every room contains an assortment of books to read if you forgot yours at home. Everywhere you will find little touches like these, which indicate the level of care taken to make your stay enjoyable. We will be back often, I hope!

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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Casual, relaxing, sophisticated. This is a quiet, romantic resort with lush landscaped grounds on the bayside of Islamorada. It's walking distance to lots of restaurants and shops. Free kayaks, paddleboard, bikes. Great pool. And the bar is perfect for sunset! Service is outstanding as well.

Room Tip: We had one of the hot tub suites - and it was awesome!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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East Hampton, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Another blissful stay at Casa Morada. This place is truly fantastic. Tucked away, quite and peaceful on the Gulf. It is a great place to get away and totally relax. Totally low key and chill this is not a loud party place. The resort is right on the Gulf allowing for spectacular sunsets from the island and some rooms. The grounds and landscaping are absolutely beautiful and the design contributes to the very private feel each room gets. We have stayed in four different rooms at Casa Morada now and loved them all. Each is a little different, deep soak Jacuzzi tubs, outdoor shower, large outdoor deck etc. The free breakfast is great in the morning and the lunch options at the restaurant are all good. They even have a sailboat for sunset cruises. The staff is fantastic, all very pleasant, super accommodating and very professional. This is what hospitality is all about!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

Quiet clean boutique hotel right in the middle of islamorada. Children not permitted must explain why it's so nice and quiet, some rooms have an outdoor shower, friendly staff, nice island with bar and pool, small boat friendly with boat ramp and harbour. Great location on the water on the bayside. Beautiful a sunsets, complimentary kayaks, bikes, snorkeling, gear, and more. Pet friendly ($35 pet fee) they give you a fog bed and bowls. Very nice complimentary continental breakfast.
Great place to getaway for a couple days, I don't want to leave I wish I could stay forever.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stekene, Belgium
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I am so glad that we booked Casa Morada - it was not an easy task, booking something a little more luxurious on a family holiday, via the internet, but we chose well! It is a place of tranquility. Everything flows naturally and peacefully there.
We stayed in the upstairs garden room, with balcony, jacuzzi and space, so much space. Everything in the room was in order - we in fact had trouble with the airconditioning, which was attended to immediately, so was no trouble for long. The products in the bathroom were excellent - this was one of the very few times I bothered taking some home!
The pool, bar and bay area were wonderful, too. We had older teens with us (I really appreciated not having toddlers around in such a peaceful place) and they were happy to vegetate in the outdoor lounging room, or in the pool room. There is plenty of lounger space; and the bar with ultra-friendly and sweet Jessica is just there, with delicious food and a multitude of healthy drinks at hand.
There is no beach - the end of the pool area drops into the Gulf of Mexico, in which you are free to swim, snorkel and kayak (all offered, free of charge) - but we really didn't miss it, and happily swam in both the pool and Gulf, snorkelled and kayaked!
The staff... where do these ethereal ladies come from?! Sweet, discreet, friendly, softly-spoken, funny. And owner, Terry, was seen very often, always ready to chat, enquire, help.
Book it, go there, be yourself, it is a little paradise! (Please take me with you?!)

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 136 Madeira Road, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 16
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