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“Great location on the beach”
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Ocean Reef
Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Great condo for couples or small families. One bedroom and a sleeper sofa. Flat screen TV's, DVD,VCR and PS2. No ocean view but it is on the beach. Walking distance to restaurants and The Hangout. Owners are super friendly and helpful. Best value in the Gulf area. We would stay again

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

My review is a mixed bag...... we stayed in building 701.... the view is outstanding! 50-60 yards from the water, we were able to see dolphins jumping and playing in the water from our deck...
unfortunately the insides needed some updating.... there were a small holes in the walls, electrial outlets that needed to be repaired because the face plates were broken, and some fresh paint in many areas, weather stripping on the patio door half off that made the door hard to close, light switch in the master bedroom not working properly, etc..... it wouldn't cost much or take much time to fix these things but it needs to be done,,,, The vent fans went out in the 2 main bathrooms and I called to report it and the maintenance man was there and fixed it while we went out for dinner- that was great service! I can't speak to the conditions of the other rooms in this complex... we still enjoyed our stay but might look elsewhere on our next trip....

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank hoefs5
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayed in unit 701 which is a 3 story condo. While the location was great, the unit was in need of a lot of repairs and a good cleaning. The patio table was filthy and broken. There was a whole in the wall in the master bathroom. Several electrical outlets throughout the unit did not work. The sink and garbage disposal were stopped up when we arrived. Our view from the front door of the unit was the overflowing, nasty, disgusting garbage dump. The ac vent was looked as if it had never been cleaned. No wifi the entire week and no explanation of why. One of the beds in the third story bedroom had disgusting blood and other unknown stains on it. Sparks flew from electrical outlets. Bathroom door lock didn't work. Mildew on shower doors. Needless to say I would not recommend this unit and will not be guilty of renting it again. We paid over $2800.00 for it for 7 nights. What a total rip off.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank 250KathyS250
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Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

The room (103) was exactly as described. Neat, clean. The only downside that is no reflection of the owner/manager was the garbage truck that arrived noisily in the early morning, and the noise of residents until late night/early morning hours. The main bed squeaky, but not uncomfortable. It was a few steps from the beach, right on the Main Street for souvenir shopping, restaurants. Would stay there again. Room was good for 1 adult, 2 small kids, but 4 people would be close quarters .
Had a great time!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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1  Thank C25mom
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We stayed in condo 801 which is a 3 story condo that faces the beach. You can walk right off of your deck onto the beach. That is absolutely the best part about the condo. Only one of the rooms has a good view of the beach, the others face the parking lot or have a small window. The pool was nice. The inside of the condo could use a refreshing. There were lots of broken items in the condo, lamps, pictures, showers and other items needed to be fixed. The kitchen items didn't seem to be very clean and the beds were the worst i have ever slept on.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

We stayed at Oceanreef in the 600 building for 7 nights and had the best time ever. The pool was only a few feet away from our front steps and we had a good view of the Gulf from the back deck. THe beach was maybe 100 ft away. Family friendly with a security guard. The condo was furnished well and very clean. Only problem is there is limited parking. One to two cars per unit is all that is allowed. The rates were great so we got to stay longer than if we had stayed at the expensive high rises. It is a small complex (maybe 50 units) personable and well kept.

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  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank SAILX6
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Reviewed April 22, 2009

This cute little condo has a perfect location. There isnt a view of the beach, but its just a very short stroll past the pool till your toes are in the sand.
The unit was fairly clean,actually...I was very pleased with the cleanliness except for the dishes. The dishes didnt seem to have been much more than rinsed....this may very well be because their was only one packet of dishwashing detergent for our stay, so I assume that it was the same way for guests prior to us.
The only other real issue was that their was only 1/4 roll of toilet paper supplied for us. This may not have been a problem, except that we werent informed that we would have to supply our own tissue, and when the 1/4 roll was gone....we were in a bind because we figured there was more under the sink....there wasnt!!! My wife had to haul it to Walmart while I....PATIENTLY waited.
The pull out sofa's matress was strictly for children....and my children even made a comment about it not being very comfortable.They slept on the couch with out pulling out the bed after the first night. The couch itself is VERY plush.
I would still recommend this unit, its very affordable, well located, and adorably decorated.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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1  Thank BigDaddyRog
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Additional Information about Ocean Reef

Address: 507 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6435
Location: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
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Ranked #15 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Gulf Shores
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Ocean Reef Hotel Gulf Shores

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