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“TWO WEEKS OF PURE HOMELY PLEASURE”
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Rock Reef Resort
Ranked #2 of 17 Key Largo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Stayed here for two weeks with my Son for a Fishing Holiday. I could not have found a more pleasant,friendly or happier Family run resort. The owner and the owners Family were helpful in sorting any request or problem encountered during our stay, always available and always prepared to put their guests first. I could not recommend anywhere better to spend a wonderful,peaceful and memory filled Holiday where the atmosphere was so relaxed. Thank you,Maurice Boyd.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Nice little resort, clean, quiet, secluded beach, beautiful views of the bay. We loved the beach, great for beginner snorklers. Took the paddle boat out, it was great. Our room was small, but comfy, the hot tub was also fun and relaxing. The restaurant acroos the street is well worthy, I had the best fried yellow tail.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We stayed in cottage # 9 for 2 nights this past week. Found the room to be everything we wanted and needed. Clean rooms cold air in the bedroom. Nice and cozy room down on the water. Cant beat the location. Loads of hungry squirrels that will follow you around until you feed them as well as the Iguana's that are HUGE running around the property, Hammocks are great and are placed through out the property as well as numerous grills to cook out and enjoy the sunsets. All and all a great place and we will DEFF be back in a few short months!!!!

Mike

Room Tip: Get one of the cottages down by the water. You wont regret it at all!!!
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Was 10th wedding anniversary. We drive from Miami after 40 hours in travel from Asia to stay at famous Key Largo. In past anniversary, we have traveled to all Pacific Islands and South East Asia. We stay very good hotels in Dubai, Phuket, Fiji, Bali, Bora-Bora. This what we think of the Red Reef Resort. The Hilton Key Largo lose reservation that we paid on this site for a week, sold room to another. The impolite girl at desk of Hilton say go to the Marriott, HILTON GIRL --She make comment about us to next worker. Very POOR worker!! The Marriott has loud party and person vomiting in lobby. My wife say no. We required accommodations quick. No way, I not drive to Miami. The police officer who choose not wrote me speeding fine recommended Red Reef resort to wife. She not happy and the police officer looked sad on me. He wrote directions to Red Reef resort. He say "perfect for anniversary in Key largo". We drove. We found a quiet resort that was REALLY perfect. The staff, was very good people, always kind to help. We not speak good English and are very responsive to understand. We stayed a extra week, changed plane reservation not go to California - because so nice at Rock Reef Resort. If ever come to USA again, We not see other place in USA. We go here. Fish, Snorkel, Sun, Quiet, Peace, good walks, we fall in love again. I see wife first time again and we think hope pregnant. Wife and I read reviews here now after home, We found by accident - Diamond. Thank you Rock Reef Resort for best anniversary and wife, thanks Police officer for no fine paper and directions. And we not write review at Hilton. Poor Business, like Hilton daughter. BUT- Rock Reef BEST !!!!!! Thank YOU Rock Reef.

Room Tip: Tell people what want. Very professional. .
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights after reading reviews, and found it to be just as described. A little old-fashioned, but clean and comfortable rooms and a wonderful bayside waterfront. We stayed in a two bedroom unit facing the highway, but I never heard any traffic. And there is a nice bar/restaurant, Ballyhoo's, directly across the street. Fantastic food. As far as the hotel staff goes, Jamae was wonderful with the reservation and check in process, and also with recommending local places to eat. If you go with the understanding that this is not the Marriott or Hilton, you should have a pleasant time at the Rock Reef Resort.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 20, upstairs, with 2 bedrooms. It faced Highway 1, but we never had a problem with...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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lindamanagement, Owner at Rock Reef Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2012

Thanks for the nice review. I really appreciate your feedback about not hearing the traffic as we have installed Hurricane type sound proof - noise resistant windows in those units. We are also installing this type of window in the remainder of the front facing rooms. Thanks again for staying at Rock Reef.

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

I love this hotel. It provides free kayak, which usually cost much outside. I have much fun with their kayaks. The beach owned by the hotel is beautiful. The backyard of the hotel is really attractive. There are a lot of little animals in it. It is fun to watch them and just sleep in the hammock to relax. Not to mention the extradinary sunset. You don't have to crowd into lots of people to see it, you will have your own private place to see the sunset. When I watch the sunset, there are about six visitors there. It is quiet. Seldom hotels can provide such great beach with this price. As to its room, although it is not large, it is warm. I haven't seen bugs at all. The air-condition is efficient and quiet. Last but not least, the staff is so so nice. They help me a lot about the local transportation. I will definitely come back to stay here next time.

Room Tip: The room that is closest to the beach.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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lindamanagement, Owner at Rock Reef Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2012

Thank you for staying with us during your visit through the Keys! We appreciate your compliments on our property. We enjoyed having you with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Originally stayed here in 1983 and have been back 4 other times.. This time we actually spent most of the time at the resort and loved it. If you like 1950s old style Florida tourism this place is great....hammocks, beach, pier, tiki, iguanas, snorkeling, boating etc.......but if you are looking for high end resort stuff....,outdoor massage tables, golf and boutiques...go somewhere else. This is a good place to go to relax and yes you will find bugs and older rooms but if you go expecting that and just relax you'll have a good time. Definitely not for those who are expecting Marriot or Hilton though.

Room Tip: Stayed in the family suite that was like an apartment.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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lindamanagement, Owner at Rock Reef Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2012

Thank you for staying with us during your visit to the Keys! We love to see familiar faces and having people come back over and over again. It reminds us why we love being a part of Rock Reef Resort, and we truly enjoy hearing stories from past visits. We do try every year to update and renovate needed areas of the property, and we try to maintain our “Keys” Charm. You are right, we are different than a chain resort, and we do not provide luxury extras. We try to provide a home away from home feeling, with a quiet family environment to unwind a bit, the beauty of nature and wildlife, and the relaxation experienced when you watch one of our amazing sunsets. We don’t normally have bugs in our rooms however if the door is inadvertently left open by someone-including housekeepers-they will come inside. Next trip if you have any problems;-please tell us–it will be rectified immediately.

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Address: 97850 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037-2229
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo
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Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Key Largo
Price Range: $139 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rock Reef Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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