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“not what I hoped for”
Review of Rock Reef Resort

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Rock Reef Resort
Ranked #2 of 17 Key Largo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 29, 2007

we stayed here for 4 nights in March 07. It was ok but not what I expected. we had ants in our room and it was very musty in the room. no beach really and no pool just a hot tub. we basically just slept their and left the hotel during the day. It was ok for the price but we would have stayed in a better place and paid a little more. Definitely would not go back. they could have just updated it a little bit and it would have been a better experience.
If you don't care about cleanliness then it is fine.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2007

Bed was hard as rock. Too much money for what you get. Hot tub too hot to use. Beach area unable to swim in. Not enough towels. Will not visit this place again...If they put a little money back into the place it could be a nice place to stay...

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Triplady2264
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Reviewed March 21, 2007

The Rock Reef was everything we had hoped for -- clean, comfortable, simple and very laid back in a typically 'Keys' way.

Value for money it must rate at least 12 out of 10

The owner and staff were very friendly, efficient, and unobtrusive. Whenever you needed help or advice, there was always someone at hand.

The location is difficult to fault - the only downside being the weather whilst we were there, with cool winds and clouds spoiling the sunsets., but with Harriet's for breakfast, and Ballyhoo's for Dinner -- what more could you ask for!!

What persuaded me to choose Rock Reef was a glowing report on Trip Advisor by someone from the town of my birth in England, who has been visiting the resort for the past 13 years. (I'm almost certain I dont know him - having left North Shields over 30 years ago)

This place definitely gets another vote of confidence from a 'canny Shields' lad.

Alan & Hazel Stark
Leyland
Lancashire
England

Stayed: March 2007
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Reviewed March 19, 2007

Our group comes every year to go SCUBA diving in Key Largo and stay at the Rock Reef. We often have a varied group of people that includes families, couples and young adults. Rock Reef has rooms for everyone's needs including cooking facilities in many. Their outdoor grill area is a favorite area for our entire group to enjoy a cookout. The bayside waterfront provides great space to enjoy the sunset while talking with friends. Their proximity to area restaurants (Ballyhoos is right across the street) is also a plus.

Stayed: March 2007
Thank OHTraveler7
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Reviewed March 18, 2007

My parents, children, husband and I have been vacationing at Rock Reef Resort for almost 15 years. The different types of rooms satisfy many different needs and are always cheery and clean. The staff has always been friendly and have gone above and beyond to make sure we enjoy our vacation.
The previous time we stayed my husband was disappointed when his deep sea fishing charter couldn't go out due to weather. I mentioned it to the maid cleaning my room and she told me she had a phone number at home for a back water charter fisherman who came to Rock Reef's dock. She called us when she got home with the number and we have been using his charter ever since.
This is the type of service we've come to expect at Rock Reef.

Thank JoJoPennsylvania
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Reviewed January 17, 2007

We really had a wonderful time in Key Largo over the MLK holiday weekend, and we highly recommend the Rock Reef Resort. Our flight was delayed due to ice storms and arrived quite late (past 11:00 p.m.). We'd called ahead letting RR know we'd be very late. They left directions to our cottage, keys, and they left the lights on both inside and outside our cottage to greet us. It was a welcome end to a trying day.

Although we missed the sunset that first night, we made sure we were sipping a cool beverage on the dock for the next two, and they were grand.

The Rock Reef's staff is great, the location is the best (outstanding snokeling is just a few miles away and you have several places to eat/drink within walking distance), and the sunsets cannot be beat. We hate to say all this because we want to be able to call and get reservations when the need for escape hits us, but the Rock Reef deserves the kudos...

Make your reservations without concern...this place did not let us down.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Melanie_P
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Reviewed December 1, 2006

We had a wonderful stay, It really met all our expectations, The rooms were large, VERY clean, every pot, pan sheet and towel
we needed and then some were there, the view was beautiful, and so were the grounds.
The only thing we needed to bring was us. The staff were very helpful, bike rentals, theaters etc. they researched it all with a smile. Th best came when Iwas feeling and little homesick, and then have the owner Linda knock on our door to invite us, and all the other hotel guests to a fantastic home cooked Thanksgiving dinner, Turkey, Ham, shrimp, . oyster stuffing, and that was just the begining, but best off all was the warm family feeling we all had. I would recomend this wonderful home away from home to all. Thank you again Linda & Dave, Sincerely Sandy & Bob Willsea

Stayed: November 2006
1  Thank sandycac
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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
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Key Largo
Price Range: $140 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rock Reef Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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