I accompanied my husband for a stay at the Ocean Reef Resort on business for three days and found the complex to be very beautiful. The service was outstanding. We walked from our room to the meeting location; however, you could call for a golf cart and would be picked up in minutes or could rent a golf cart for your own use. It seemed there were very few members on site during our stay, as there were literally thousands of golf carts parked and there were very few people at the pool or restaurants.
The meals catered by the resort for the business meetings were delicious and the service outstanding. They do have quite a few rules about dress, etc., and cell phone calls are not allowed in any of the restaurants on the complex. This was pointed out to my husband when he received a business call during lunch in one restaurant (one of only two tables occupied) and was asked to go outside.
We stayed at the Inn (Amberjack) and our room was very nice with a view of the water. While the room was nice, it was not as fabulous as the price would lead you to believe. I am not sure we would have paid the going rate if we had not been comped. Not a top rate room when you have to fill the coffee carafe from the bathtub, as there is no sink next to the coffee maker, and the carafe would not fit under the sink faucet in the bathroom. There were two large closets, one in the room and one in the bathroom, with large shelves, which made putting clothing away very nice. A sliding door led to a nice little patio outside our room with lounge chairs and a table.
The down side of the complex was the pervasive and constant smell of sulphur everywhere; it was a very unpleasant smell in the hot and humid weather. We could not enjoy the patio outside our room due to the odor. We ordered drinks and tried sitting outside near the pool bar but the odor sent us indoors. There are also quite a few feral cats and kittens all over the property and we awakened to the sound of cat fights one night.
Overall the property is beautiful and the service was wonderful, and would certainly return on business, but I'm not sure we would choose to stay for a vacation.
- Also Known As:
- Ocean Reef Club Hotel Key Largo
- Ocean Reef Hotel
- Ocean Reef Key Largo