We stayed at the Banyan with friends who are Banyan Timeshare owners. We have stayed in many timeshares over the last 20+ years but none compare to the positive staff and great setting the Banyan provded.
The 2 bedroom apartment was vey adequate for our needs although some additional basic kitchen utensils would have been helpful. When our hosts asked for a cookie sheet it was available within a short time. I have a feeling that the staff would have gone out to get anything that we needed.
Chris the maintenance man was extremely responsive, cordial and, downright GREAT! Dave at the TIKI bar was up there in terms of friendly. I could not pass a staff of the Banyan and not feel like I was VERY welcome to be there. They are wonderful people. The office staff were very accomodating each time we wanted new beach towels or a reservation for a special event like the Danger Tours, (Try it you will like it ) or when we needed our boarding passes printed the evening before we departed.
The BEST part was the pool area. 2 small but very adequate swimming pools with a Tiki Bar in between. It was a quiet, beautiful setting amongst various palms, fruit trees, tropical plants and beautiful flowers. Pools were very clean and very refreshing in the heat and humidity that accompanied our summer adventure.
The rest of the shaded areas around the Banyan are very secluded and located within a space bordered by approximately 7 buildings that are the apartments of the Banyan.
Lets not forget to talk about the reason the Baynan gets its name. It is the Banyan Trees of course. Directly in front of the Bayan stands a very large and very old but very beautiful Banyan. Great place for a family photo. In the interior of the property there is another that shields one from the sun and noise of the very busy Key West streets.
YUP! I would return if I were going to Key West again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in a timeless world of beauty and luxury at the first Florida Green Lodging Designated Resort in Key West. Just steps away from the world-famous Duval Street & all that Key West has to offer, including shops, restaurants, & galleries. Spend your day by one of our heated spring-fed pools, sipping drinks at our Tiki Bar, or wandering through the tropical flora in our exquisite gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Banyan Hotel Key West