5 star, apparently.
Check in was quick, efficient and friendly. In fact, all of the staff we met were friendly. Valet parking was, at $36 per day, IMHO expensive and i dont think that there is any other parking option.
The room was not large but that's to be expected in a city centre hotel. The room was well appointed. Big comfy bed with a curious 4 poster frame around it. The bed, frame or whatever was very noisy and squeaked and groaned at every movement... The bathroom was spectacularly appointed, with lots of chrome and marble, a nice big shower and a separate WC.
Two huge lamps with pottery bases took up about half the room desk space. Two more huge lamps dominated bed side tables. And another huge lamp dominated another table by the door.
Sink, fridge, microwave, cooker and quirky coffee maker in the room. But the stylish mirrored and fretted sliding doors meant that it was impossible to access the wardrobes and domestic appliances simultaneously .
The room was clean enough but not squeaky clean, as evidenced by the grubby floor mat after drying the bathroom floor after a shower. And the candies and dust bunnies under the bed where the vacuum didn't reach.
The room balcony was small and contained no furniture, so pretty useless really.
Plenty of objet d'art, sprinkled around the room, corridors, lifts and lobbies. As alluded above, much put style above function. A curious wire and steel sun sculpture in the lift prevented folks leaning against the lift handrail.
The pool area was pretty spectacular with lots of chairs, beds and sun shades. The terrace afforded great views over the water towards the cruise terminals and south beach. Not really much view of the city because of the higher surrounding buildings.
The resturant and bar were quiet on a Friday evening with a few folks eating and watching tv. There was also a dj. Not much in the way of atmosphere but good night time views. Several tables had uncleared plates and glasses and none of the bar staff seemed to wait at tables. The barman was friendly, but there was no other discernable service despite the automatic service charge.
Concierge/ bell folks didn't advise walking into downtown Miami across the draw bridge in the evening, so got a cab.
So in summary, very comfortable and stylish. But style should not supplant service and cleanliness.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Viceroy Miami blends timeless East Asian accents, international service standards and Miami's own rich ambience to create an unparalleled resort destination in Brickell, Miami's Wall Street of the Americas.Created for discerning globetrotters,this luxury resort in Miami offers 148 residentially appointed guestrooms, suites and one- and two-bedroom residences (which include fully equipped kitchenettes or full kitchens), custom-designed Sferra linens and more non-negotiable indulgences for a truly exceptional Miami resort experience.From cocktails and small plates served poolside on the 50th floor, to the chef's tasting menu at the signature restaurant and terrace overlooking the pool deck, to round-the-clock guestroom dining, Viceroy Miami satisfies every culinary craving.Located at the northern gateway to Brickell Avenue, Viceroy Miami is ideally situated to cater to the business elite. This Miami boutique hotel is also centrally located near the city's many distinctive neighborhoods, cultural institutions, sporting venues and area attractions.Within Icon Brickell, the hotel stands steps from the 28,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, 300-foot infinity pool on Biscayne Bay, poolside bar and fireplace, and life-size chess set. Perched atop the 50th floor of Viceroy Miami, FIFTY Ultra Lounge offers the city's most exclusive lounge, while the private pool deck with bar offers dramatic skyline views unequalled in Miami.At Viceroy Miami, set the stage bayside and park-side for a business meeting, press event, photo shoot, sales presentation, conference or product launch. Versatile function spaces — ranging from traditional meeting rooms to the signature restaurant, rooftop lounge, and The Viceroy Spa Miami—make Viceroy Miami an ideal location for any gathering or meeting.The hotel also offers comprehensive catering services for every event from weddings to bar mitzvahs - including innovative culinary concepts and event planners that can assist you with all your event needs from décor, design, audio/visual or media. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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