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“Great affordable rooms, awesome sunsets”
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Rock Reef Resort
Ranked #2 of 17 Key Largo B&B and Inns
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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“Great affordable rooms, awesome sunsets”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Rock Reef. Our room was basic and all we needed. It was very clean and comfortable and the service was great, too. Sunsets over Florida Bay are amazing and the tables on Rock Reef's patio are perfect for taking it in. It's clear the owners take pride in the resort and keep it in good condition. We would definitly go back again.

Restaurant and gas station within walking distance, which was convenient. We put groceries in the fridge and saved money eating cold dinners in the room or on the patio overlooking the bay.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

We stayed in Cottage #9 for three days in early February and LOVED IT! The resort is on the Bay so the water was calmer and warmer than the Atlantic and we could bring our own beverage and watch the sunset without driving anywhere.The cottage was recently remodeled with a full kitchen, bathroom/shower only, open LR/DR, separate BR with 2 full size beds, a porch with table/chairs and a porch swing. It is the closest to the beachfront - best location on the property. It was clean and everything worked well. The owners and staff were pleasant and helpful. There are free kayaks, a paddleboat, charcoal grills with picnic tables and a hot tub. Since we kayaked everyday and cooked/grilled all our meals except one dinner, we thought it was a bargain after Key West.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stellenbosch
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56 reviews
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Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful place, quiet room, clean and modern accommodations
Recommend for hollydays and two or tree days stays. The owners are so friendly and help us in our needs. The beach, boat pier, garden and the spa are calm and relaxing. Great for couples or families. Great time.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kelowna, Canada
1 review
Reviewed February 8, 2014

Very small rooms, no water pessure, highway noise, no lights to give light a path to the beach, wifi didnt work inside the room. Definately needs a reno. Overall not impressed for the 170 price tag. Regreting not looking at the review before booking.

  • Stayed February 2014
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lindamanagement, Owner at Rock Reef Resort, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and staying with us.
Water pressure at Rock Reef has never been an issue. FL Keys Aqueduct Authority provides water to the Keys and as such we have no control over water pressure. All units have Moen fixtures in the showers and sinks. To operate these fixtures, you pull the knobs out and turn the valve to the left or right for hot /cold water. You must pull the valve (knob) out completely for maximum pressure.
All units facing the highway have been fitted with high impact hurricane windows. These windows reduce noise by over 90 percent. Some people don’t like air conditioning, so they turn off the a/c and open the windows which will allow the road noise into the unit.
There is a well-lit path to the pier and beach.
Our Wi-Fi has always been available on the property. Mechanical failure cannot be foreseen. However, everything is now in working order. Sorry for the inconvenience.
We are always making improvements each year. We do pride ourselves on providing clean, comfortable rooms in a very peaceful and relaxing setting at reasonable prices. The State and Local taxes of 12.5% are added to the cost of each room, bringing your room rate to about $151 and change.
Again, Thank You for staying.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

The hotel is in a beautiful, tranquil location with a small beach and a dock to sit on or moor your boat too. The grounds are well-kept and wildlife is all around from hummingbirds outside our front door to herons, sea-eagles, pelicans, lizards and a manatee which came upto us as we stood on the dock!!!

Our room was simple and clean, with fresh sheets and towels daily. Equipped with microwave, coffee-maker and fridge.

The staff were really friendly and since they live in the grounds it gave the feel of staying in a guesthouse rather than just a hotel.

I would highly recommend this resort to anyone thinking of staying in Key Largo.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Bear
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Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed on a second floor unit which was large.ther were two rooms but ther should have been a little kitchen there. We had to wash the two mugs in the bathroom. It would have been nice to have paper plates and a small table in the second room instead of a chair. I went into the hot tub and we watched the sunsets. The people at the desk were friendly but could have given us some more info about the area. The mile markers are difficult to find so we had trouble finding some restaurants since we did not have our gps.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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lindamanagement, Owner at Rock Reef Resort, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thanks for staying for Rock Reef Resort and for taking the time to write a review.
You stayed in Unit 22 which is a very large room with living/bedroom area combo. There is also a second small dressing and reading area to give couples a little separation should one like to watch television and the other one read.
As you made your reservation on line thru another booking agent, we had no way of knowing that you wanted a kitchen unit. Upon check in, we would have gladly shown you any one of our nine units that have kitchens.
There is a vast amount of free local information located in our office. Our staff is always happy to answer any questions guests may have on the area. Located in each room is our “Guest Information Book” that gives names of local attractions, restaurants, churches, etc. with phone numbers and addresses.
We look forward to your next visit, but please call early and book directly with us as the kitchen units do go quickly. Again, Thank You for staying with us.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

Our room was clean but did have a smell when we entered and couldn't open the window. The hot tub was nice however, we couldn't get the temperature to the appropriate temperature and the water softener was slimy. The woman at the desk was very nice and attempted to help us but did not really know how to adjust the hot tub controls. It was unseasonably cold, however, we enjoyed watching the sun set on the dock at the bay and the outdoor area is beautiful with lots of places to lounge and enjoy the landscape. The service was friendly and we would return.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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lindamanagement, Owner at Rock Reef Resort, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thanks for staying at Rock Reef Resort and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

The windows in the room you stayed in were installed about a year ago. They are impact resistant hurricane type windows. Even though counterbalanced, they are much heavier compared to normal windows and have double locks to help prevent opening during a storm. After reading your review, we have checked the window and it does work properly. Perhaps one of the locks was not quit unlatched.

We have had a couple weeks of very cold weather and thus the water features are unable to maintain the temperature we would like. We hope the next time your visit, the temperature will be more to everyone’s liking.

Thanks again for staying at Rock Reef Resort. We look forward seeing you again.
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Property: Rock Reef Resort
Address: 97850 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037-2229
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Key Largo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Rock Reef Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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