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“Average studio flat in Miami Beach” 3 of 5 stars
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SoBE Design Studio
420 15th street, South Beach, Miami, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #25 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Miami
dubai
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Average studio flat in Miami Beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

First of all, be aware of the major issue you may face with Booking.com
We made our booking on the Ipad version and the app doesn't mention the US$75 service charge on top of the rate. It does mention a service charge though but, hey, the surprise comes once the booking is confirmed which is unacceptable. On the contrary, the website mentions it very clearly. I spent hours debating the issue with Booking.com as the manager of the company didn't want to assist in any way and was blaming the booking engine. I got a US$35 discount from Booking.com though.
Overall, the location was perfect but forget having a car. The meter down the road is at US$1.5 an hour or something and there is a garage a couple of blocks away at a more decent price, which goes up to US$16 per 24 hours.
The studio was comfortable and the kitchen accessible with the usual amenities. Nothing to say. Quiet and cosy overall. There is a pool too but it wasn't appealing.
It is to be noted that we had a 50% discount on normal rates at roughly US$250 for 3 nights instead of US$500, which is then a rip-off.
There is no other form of services. A man waited for us to arrive and was extremely informal and dull. Don't expect a hotel service. I guess there are better deals in town.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Vanløse
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Great room / studio. Have all you need ; kitchen with everything, nice bed, big bathroom, satelite tv/dvd, sofa and a placevto sit and eat.
Location is central to everything ( 5 minutes wall from the beach).
Be aware that they do not clean your room every day.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed here from 30th April to 3rd May 2013. The location is good and the apartment appeared to be clean. However, the bathroom sink had a case of 'Drain flies'. I understand that this can be a problem in warmer and more humid climates however it was enough to make me doubt that the apartment was not 'taken care of', especially that it is a holiday apartment to be rented out to people, this problem should have been noticed and should have been sorted before arrival of guests.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 420 15th street, South Beach, Miami, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami
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Ranked #25 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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