Whilst the resort facilities are adequate and on the whole good (although our accomodation was 'tired' as regards the decor)- we did feel very annoyed by the very deliberate policy of the tennis desk to 'bounce' us out of our court arrangements (on several occasions) in favour of the full time members and large group members. We were offered alternative times towards the middle of the day which were unsuitable because of the heat or it left us little time to go out sightseeing etc due to the early darkness at this time of year.
On one occasion we were informed as we arrived to play that our court had been cancelled because the opponents we were to play had cancelled us. On meeting up with the opponents later that day they told us that no such thing had happened.
They along with another couple who related similar experiences were very angry at this seemingly deliberate policy of 'bouncing' by the tennis desk and as with us will not be returning to your resort.
Considering that this resort is in direct competition with the Colony Tennis resort along the road (alas closed at the moment) the general feeling amongst couples we met was-'can't wait for the Colony to re-open!!!!
Also considering that the cost of our stay with you for the 11 days amounted to a healthy proportion of an annual tennis membership fee, I cannot understand why this policy should exist at all with regard to individual couples.
We have been and are frequent travellers to the States-several times each year playing tennis at resorts from the Carolina's to Nevada, Arizona, from California to Florida and this is the the first time in all those years that we have experienced this unpleasant and un-professional behaviour.
We come to the USA to play tennis and our tennis experience at Cedars was poor!!!!!!!!
I can see why this resort is not rated at all by 'Tennis Resorts Online'
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cedars Tennis Resort, a luxury vacation rental on Longboat Key, offers world-class facilities, magnificent beaches and tropical sunsets that are picture-perfect. Guests enjoy an unforgettable Florida vacation in our spacious townhomes that are perfect for families or couples. There is something to suit every mood at Cedars Tennis Resort – a junior Olympic swimming pool with Tiki bar, a fitness center, fishing pier and bicycle availability are just some of the amenities you’ll enjoy while staying at this resort. For a casual dining experience, the newly renovated clubhouse features a restaurant with full bar, Cedars Café & Tiki Bar – the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat after a long day exploring Longboat Key. The HarTru tennis courts at Cedars Tennis Resort attract players from all over the world. Professionals and novices alike will enjoy USTA tournaments and tennis camps for children, as well as our well-equipped pro-shop. For those who like to venture out without a motor, bicycle and kayak rentals are available on-site. We invite you to explore our gorgeous landscaped grounds and beach pathways or paddle through Sarasota Bay and engage in the wildlife that passes by. Our fishing pier offers anglers the opportunity to drop a line in Sarasota Bay or simply relax on one of the benches and take in the sights and sounds that engulf your senses. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cedars Tennis Hotel Longboat Key