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Rose Lane Villas
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

This was a first trip to Key West for us. We were there for a family wedding and couldn't have had a better experience. We stayed in Rosa Villa, my husband, myself and our adult son who was best man at the wedding. He slept on the futon in the living room which he said was very comfortable. Since we weren't spending a lot of time in the villa it was a good size for us. We didn't cook our meals but it was nice to have that option. The pool was great, secluded, clean and no crowd. Very easy to walk to all the action on Duval street and parking right by the villa for our rental car. Jenny in the office set up some wonderful excursions for us, jet skiing and a sunset cruise. Staff very welcoming and nice. We will definitely try to make it back here again!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Don't judge this place by normal hotel standards. Key West is an old town, with lots of old buildings and this is one of them. It took a little bit to get used to the absence of the "Marriott squeaky clean" atmosphere we have become accustomed to when traveling. However, after a brief acclimation, we discovered we really liked the place. Rose Lane Villas, about a 3 minute stroll down an alley (they call it a lane) to bustling Duval Street, really contributes to an authentic Key West experience, (and Key West is an experience). Our 3 bedroom 2 bath unit was roomy, and a bit rustic, which we came to like. There is a nice, secluded, private pool behind the building, balconies in front and back so you can enjoy the outdoor weather when relaxing. The main drawbacks are (1) the kitchen utensils are inadequate if you like to cook any of your meals (2) the beds were not of the greatest quality (3) window a/c units annoying, (it can get hot in Key West, you need a/c much of the time.) One caveat about the window units; they do drown out the 24 hour Duval Street noise, which we could hear very well from our unit. (4) Very limited parking.
The staff was extremely friendly, responsive and helpful. We will definitely go back.

Room Tip: Call reservations well in advance of your trip. They stay pretty booked up. Stay on the top floor.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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OldTownManor, Manager at Rose Lane Villas, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

At Rose Lane Villas, we love guest reviews! They helps us to address the areas that need improvement and emphasize those where we do well.

We appreciate the negative and positive aspects of this review. We LOVE that this guest enjoyed themselves and are coming back. Once they fell into the Key West groove, they agreed our Villa Grande was a great find! These guests loved our location, spacious quarters and private balcony space, secluded pool and helpful staff. We're blushing!

As for being a "normal hotel," we agree, Rose Lane Villas is not the Marriott! It is a collection of 6 Villas that were renovated out of two homes built nearly 200 years ago. Each one is unique in layout and decor and has access to the shared pool and outdoor space in the backyard. We're tucked away on an alleyway downtown... the closest thing you can get to feeling like a local, without the high rent and with daily housekeeping services!

Thank you for the feedback regarding the kitchen supplies. When our current guests depart, we will be doing a full inventory and considering additions to make the kitchen more comfortable to prepare meals. We'll also inspect and test our beds to ensure all of our guests have relaxing stays. As for the parking, we generously offer one free parking space to each Villa. In downtown Key West, most guest houses and hotels charge $20+ per night per parking space.

Thanks again to these guests for posting their feedback. We are glad they enjoyed their stay in our three bedroom Villa Grande at Rose Lane Villas and look forward to seeing them again soon!

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Reviewed November 6, 2013

I've been staying at Rose Lane Villas since 1999. Reason being, they ARE the best in old Key West. The staff is very friendly, helpful and informative. They will help you find the best experience in Key West by giving you unbiased information. If they feel something isn't worth going to, they'll tell you. The staff tries treats you like family.

I usually stay in the Villa Porta, It was recently remodeled and what a great job!! The furnishings and the colors are wonderful. It has a very comfy feeling. The pool is excellent for it's size with lots of patio space to sit and relax.

Best thing about the Villas, they are 1/2 block from Duval St. You can walk to all the main attractions within minutes.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is my second stay at Aqua Villa, I love it there but, there were four of us this time instead of two and it was a little uncomfortable to try and find somewhere to relax with just a couch. Had to sit at the kitchen table and the air conditioner was right there, so couldn't sit there very long. A coffee table would have been very helpful for sitting things on. The kitchen didn't have some needed cooking utinsils but that would be an easy fix but again, no where to sit anything when we did cook which the way, two burners didn't hit up part barely warm. The counter space was extremely limited. I would definitely stay there again, but probaby in another unit. The beds slept great, the bathroom had been remodeled and was very nice, the pool was fabulous and we met some awesome people from all over and had some great times hanging out there. No noise at all from Duval St or our neighbors. We all got along great. All the personel at the office were very acommodating, as well as the ladies that cleaned our rooms to the pool guy. What a cutie he was! LOL We also were afforded the luxury of staying until noon in our room since our flight didn't leave until later in the day and we utilized the pool, and for that I thank you again. I am sure we will return! Thanks again and I definitely have recommended you to other people.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

This was my 2nd time staying at Rose Lane Villas, and have also stayed at Old Town Manor 3 times. There's many reasons why I will ONLY stay at these 2 properties when in Key West. The staff is extremely accommodating, as well as super nice.
We stayed in Villa Rosa #21 this time, which is a great villa. The bathroom was recently renovated and beautiful. Anything you could possibly need is in the villa, coffee maker, dishes, glasses, even a corkscrew! Speaking of, we left a full bottle of chardonnay in the fridge, as we never got to drink it, too busy drinking out at the bars!
Another fabulous stay. I recommend RLV and OTM to everyone who asks me about Key West...I'm already booked for February. 109 more days! Thanks again, for your wonderful hospitality. :)

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

What a great place to stay. Friends recommended Rose Lane Villas to us and we couldn't be happier. This was our third trip to Key West, but our first stay here. We will definitely return. We stayed in the Alta Villa. Loved the patio off our bedroom. Had coffee every morning there, and had a nightcap before going to bed. The location is perfect. One block off of Duval and all the craziness, but so quiet and peaceful you would never know how close you are. Staff was so friendly and helpful. Can't say enough about this place!!

Room Tip: Great for couples. If you like to sit outside, highly recommend the Villa Alta with the patio off yo...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

This was our 2nd year here. This time we had 5 out of the 6 villas, next year hoping to have all 6. The location is the best! 200 ft from unlimited frozen drinks :-) We love how the property is fenced in and somewhat secluded! The pool is great! Villas are all very clean and some have new kitchens! We LOVE the Rose Lane Villas!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Rose Lane Villas

Address: 522 Rose Ln # 524, Key West, FL 33040-6810
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Key West
Price Range: $255 - $572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on a quiet lane in the heart of Old Town Key West, Rose Lane Villas is easy to find but difficult to leave. Here at the Villas, you have the best of both worlds - idyllic haven located just steps from the din of Duval. It's as close to the action as you'll get without sacrificing a good night's sleep. Our 1, 2, and 3 bedroom Villas are generously equipped for your island getaway. ... more   less 
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