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“RW and the Coral Reef are a Wonderful Experience”

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Coral Reef Guesthouse
Reviewed April 26, 2011

Absolutely a wonderful host and staff. RW, Bobby, Jesus, Gabe are wonderful and go out of their way for their guests. Both my partner and I are deploying and this was the most wonderful experience to share before we leave. We will definitely be back again!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2011

My partner and I have stayed each year for four years. We stay between 3 and 6 weeks at a time. This time we stayed three weeks, over the course of our five week stay in the USA.

We're sorry to say that this was our last visit. I'm genuinely upset that our 'special place' is no more.

The former owners, Bruce and Frank, worked very hard to accomodate their guests. Nothing was too much trouble. They and their staff knew when a friendly hand was needed, and when to stay and leave the guests to have fun. Their service was efficient and discreet.

The same cannot be said of the new owner, who has nabbed the best room (the suite, 106) for himself, and from which he entertains a constantly changing stream of obnoxious, loud friends. The volume issue isn't just my opinion - for the first time ever, the neighbours complained bitterly, often shouting over the fences for the noise to cease. This is, as they pointed out, a quiet neighbourhood.

On one night, no less than five different guests came out of their rooms to find out what the comotion was.

Bruce's complimentary water and soda is gone. While unlimited and free, it must have cost all of $1 a guest a day to provide... a small gesture, but big enough to make this feel a home from home.

There is a real problem brewing here, and I really am sad to see my special place dying. Don't undo any more of Bruce's hard work.

Joe and Peter

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 10, 2011

From the minute we arrived in Coral Reef until the time we left, we had a great time. All of the staff are courteous, friendly and extremely helpful and go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your stay. The extended continental breakfast is very tasty and full of choice. You can eat as much or as little as you want. You can eat by the pool, or take it to your room. There are also snacks and refreshments available 24 hours a day.

Because Coral Reef has only 8 rooms, it is very easy to get to know all of the other guests. You can make some good friends as you enjoy your breakfast by the pool, or relax in the hot tub. Everyone seemed very relaxed with each other, and all seemed to be having a good time. Some had been returning guests, which tells you a lot about how much they enjoy Coral Reef.

Our studio room was very spacious, with a kitchen and bathroom as well as a very comfortable bed. The towels were changed daily and on the one occasion we needed more shampoo and an extra towel, both were brought to our room very promptly.

The location is very good too. It is about a 10 minute walk to the Galleria mall, and about a 5 minute drive to the great beaches of Fort Lauderdale. Even though you are just off the street, it is so quiet once you go through the front door, that you feel you are out of the city. There is free onsite parking just outside the front door for the guests. It is also about a 5 minute drive to the nightlife of Wilton Manors too, so you are close to everything, without being too close.

I would definitely recommend Coral Reef to singles and couples of all ages, and we would stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2011

Cute little 8 room property in a nice residential neighborhood. The new owner has great energy to update things, but leave the small boutique feel. With some minor upgrades that he's already putting into motion, this will be a great place. The location is awesome, walkable to a major mall for necessities, and with a free shuttle to Wilton Manors. The size lends itself to getting to know the other people at the house, which is half the fun.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with friends
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  • Stayed: December 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Coral Reef Guesthouse

Address: 2609 NE 13th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-1503
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: $105 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Coral Reef Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax and enjoy the superb hospitality at this haven for gay men, in quiet, upscale Coral Ridge. Eight scrupulously clean, cheerful rooms and suites cloister around a verdant, clothing-optional courtyard, with sparkling pool and 12-man Jacuzzi. Included: designated parking; continental breakfast ; computer/printer access; Wi-Fi in poolside rooms; bicycles (as available). Close to beach, restaurants, shopping, bars, Wilton Drive, Downtown/Las Olas; walk to the Galleria Mall. Gay owned/operated. ... more   less 
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