My wife and two daughters have just returned from an absolutely delightful 5 night stay at the Biltmore. We are pretty fussy and have high standards. I also believe you get what you pay for up to a point, thereafter you pay for a name/brand.
In every respect the Biltmore ticks our boxes. The food is superb and beautifully presented. The rooms (we had two) are more than adequately sized, well decorated, clean and furnished in keeping with the property.
The pool is fabulous, 73 metres long (I think) and the water just at the right temperature. Cleaned daily and during the day by the attentive pool side staff. The sun loungers are of excellent quality, plenty of towels, umbrellas etc etc.
The golf course is well cared for and a pleasure to play, even though I left a couple of balls in the water protecting one of the greens!
The gym is very well appointed, the Spa superb (according to my wife), the harpist playing at high tea time a lovely touch.
The building itself is amazing, a real cross of architecture and such is the charm that you can feel equally at home wandering around in casual clothing as well as dressed to the nines.
As for the staff, well for us nothing was too much trouble for them. Courteous, polite, on hand, exactly what you would want without being fawned over.
I really could go on and on, I honestly could not fault the place or the people working there. I would go back there without a second thought, and certainly hope to next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Graced with effortless beauty and sophistication, The Biltmore Hotel is a national historic landmark located in the exclusive Coral Gables area with close proximity to Miami Beach and downtown Miami. The 273-room resort resembles classic Italian, Moorish, and Spanish architectural influences spread over 150-acres of tropical landscape. A favorite of world leaders and celebrities since its opening in 1926, the hotel offers a restored Donald Ross 18-hole, 71 par championship golf course, tennis courts, the largest hotel pool on the East Coast of the United States with private cabanas, a European spa, and an award-winning fitness center. The hotel's dining destinations include the award winning Palme d'Or, recognized by Zagat as one of the best restaurants in the country; Fontana, a traditional Italian restaurant surrounding The Biltmore courtyard and fountain; the poolside Cascade and the 19th Hole Golf restaurant. The hotel also recently unveiled its culinary academy offering an array of hands-on cooking classes for adults and children. The Biltmore is one of South Florida's preferred sites for leisure and business travel, high-level corporate briefings, public policy conferences, and an extraordinary wedding destination. The Biltmore is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. ... more less
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