The Coconut Grove Guesthouse is the most newly renovated of this Oasis/Coral Tree/Coconut Grove complex. It was very comfortable, and nicely redone. They were able to keep the charm of the older home but, still have modern ammenities.
We stayed in room number 311 and it overlooked the pool. However, it did not have a private deck. The bathroom was very nice....tile floor, tile shower, and granite countertop. The room has a flat screen t.v. mounted to the wall....but, limited channels and picture quality. The bed was adequate with nice linens.
The entire complex is very large, and has multiple levels of decks. Some rooms having their own private decks, some not. There are also 4 pools in the complex. When we wanted privacy we utilized the pool at the coconut grove and would most times, be the only ones using it. When we felt more "social", we would use the pool at the Oasis, as that seemed to be the gathering spot for most guests.
Our room was basically clean. There were a couple of bottles of shampoo under the sink stand along with dust that were never removed, and some corners with dust etc.... In addition, when the curtains were opened fully, they would slide off of the track....just little things here and there. Overall, the room was cleaned timely and regularly, and no problems with fresh towels, etc...
All of the staff at the hotel were nice and helpful. We locked ourselves out 4 times...(the door slams shut behind you)...each time the staff was very friendly and gave us no attitude for our clumsiness.
We were given fruity drinks each day at poolside around 3 p.m. That was nice...but, basically only two rounds. Also at 6 p.m. they would serve wine and appetizers. The wine was Copper Ridge brand....and the appetizers were frozen food warmed in an oven....not the highest quality...but, hey it was free and platable.
Breakfast each morning were packaged bagels, boxed cereal, and some sort of banana bread, etc...two mornings there were hard boiled eggs. They also served orange juice, milk and coffee. Again, not the highest quality, homemade fare....but, it was free, palatable and convenient.
We arrived, Wednesday, July 22nd and left Wednesday, July 29th. I understand this is the off season. On Wednesday and Thursday there were only 10-15 people in the entire complex. Friday and Saturday there were maybe 35 people, and Sunday people began to leave again.
Most people during the week were over the age of 50. On the weekend there was more diversity to the ages...but, few if any under 35 years old. This was not a pretty-boy, circuit crowd. But, everyone was very nice and we made some great friends.
Also, beware ...a couple of locals arrived and stayed Friday and Saturday....their antics were more of what you would read about at the Island House. We understand they frequent this place fairly regularly on the weekends...and, it really changed the dynamics of the place for the late nights they were around.
Anyway, bottom line....this place has great potential. It is large... great decks, pools, staff. However, it appears that the owners may not be putting money into the upkeep of the property. While our room had been re-done in the past few years after a fire, there were still major stains on the carpets...there were scuff marks on the walls in the halls....the pool shower area at the Oasis, had new tile...but, it didn't match the flow of the rest of the complex....and the area around it had been primed, but not painted....it appears that they are simply doing bare-bones maintenance and not really re-investing in the property. This gives me concern about the longevity of the place
With all of that said....I would definitely stay here again.....it was a fun time, fun people, nice staff and mostly clean.
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