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“Lovely property and staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ocean House

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Ocean House
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Maine
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely property and staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

We spent two nights at the Ocean House on our way down to Key West. We were greeted warmly with complimentary beer and wine, and shown to our room, the Purple Isle. The room was spotless, the view spectacular and the gardens gorgeous. Most everything about our stay was perfect, with a few exceptions. The remote control for the air conditioner was missing, so we had no way to regulate the temp (A/C either on or off). The room had no closet per se, (TV cabinet repurposed as a mini-closet), so if you have a long dress, there is no where to hang it. Also, it would have been nice to have a rug somewhere in the room; it would have added a more "comfy" feel. Other than those minor issues, everything else was lovely. Nice breakfast (nothing grand, but quite tasty), fluffy towels, AWESOME bath products, wonderful common area with pool and hot tub....We loved our stay here and would definitely return!

Room Tip: Purple Isle was okay, but might ask for an upstairs room next time.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Keys73, General Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank you for your comments. My apologies for the inconvenience of the problem a/c. We worked hard to remedy the problem during your stay. I appreciate your comments about the wardrobe and rug. While a full closet would be ideal, we find the wardrobe provides adequate storage for the casual clothing most commonly worn in the Keys. Our bath amenities are by Malin + Goetz of New York. We’re also making breakfast improvements by adding fresh cut fruit/melons and croissants. Please come back soon!

Ed
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Words enough do not serve justice to this wonderful resort. The Ocean House, simply stated, is a majestic paradise that deserves the highest praise. After spending four wonderful nights at the Ocean House, my husband and I were sadden by the fact that our schedules did not lend themselves to an extended vacation. From the fanstastic service provided by the staff to the beautiful gardens, this resort is a vacationer's dream. The customer's needs are the staff's main priorities, and the management welcomes any concern or question. On our stay, we enjoyed many of the resort's amenities that range from spacious kayaks to a gorgeous salt water pool to breakfast on the beach while watching the sunrise. We absolutely cannot wait to schedule our next visit to this tropical treat in the Keys.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Keys73, General Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Wow! What a nice review. Thank you for choosing Ocean House for your Florida Keys getaway. Our staff truly loves providing clearly outrageous service to our great guests. We’re looking forward to your return from Pennsylvania!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

After a hectic week in Orlando we booked four days at the Ocean House. On arrival we were offered drinks and shown to our room by the Owners. The room was fantastic with the most amazing views. It had a small kitchen with Hob and fridge. The Pool and Cabanas were great. The owners gave us loads of information, where to eat, where to visit etc.
I nearly forgot to mention the breakfasts, freshly cooked croissants, coffee, juice, muffins, far more than we could eat.
I would recommend this idylic place to anyone. And we ceryainly will re-visit.

Room Tip: Choose Salt Water Taffy has the most amazing views and on the first floor
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Keys73, General Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank you for your review and for visiting us from the United Kingdom. Our goal is to provide exactly the experience that you described. I hope that you will return to the Florida Keys and Ocean House in the future.

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West Chester, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

We just came back from 5 days at the Ocean House. All I can say is Wow! We went away to get some much needed rest and relaxation and got that plus. From Ed greeting us on the porch with a beverage and tour of the property to leisurely morning breakfasts on the patio to hanging out at the pool or beach - there isn't anything I would change. The landscaping is gorgeous. Even though they were at full capacity we felt like we had the place to ourselves. The staff is great - friendly, always there when you need them and a great resource for what to do in Islamorada. They just know how to make you feel welcome and relaxed. Whenever we come back from a trip we always ask each other if it is a "do over". This is definitely a "do over" See you all in 2014.
PS: Massage in the cabana was amazing!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Terri M
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Keys73, General Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for your comments. I’m glad to hear that we met our goal of providing the atmosphere for you to get some good rest and relaxation. With only eight rooms and well laid out grounds, beach, and pool area, it is possible to feel alone and not part of a crowd. Our staff loves providing service for our guests! Please follow-up on the “do over”. We’ll be eagerly awaiting your return!

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Hamburg, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

My husband and I spent the 1st 5 nights of our Florida Keys honeymoon here. It couldn't have been more perfect. It was secluded, quiet and it seemed like we had the place all to ourselves. The entire property was brand new and breathtaking! The staff was super friendly and very accomodating. This was a hidden treasure we were lucky to stumble upon!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Keys73, General Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thank you for selecting Ocean House for your honeymoon and for your comments on your stay. Our goal is to give our guests a very quiet intimate atmosphere throughout the resort, which we think is ideal for honeymoons. You can enjoy fun activities in Islamorada and return to the seclusion of the resort. We hope you'll return for a 1st anniversary stay!

Ed
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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

I booked this hotel last minute on my way to the keys from Orlando. I read a few reviews on TripAdvisors but you really never know what to expect when you get there. The surprise was as unique as this place was. The hotel is a newly renovated less than 10 rooms house, the pool area and the beach are quite exquisite and the management is here to please you from A to Z (they even arranged our jet ski rentals the day we arrived). This place has what it takes to relax, enjoy a romantic gateway or simply the seize the wonderful floridian atmosphere it offers. In one word, it has everything you need to make you feel like there is no one else but you in the world.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Keys73, General Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for trusting the Trip Advisor reviews and choosing Ocean House for your Islamorada stay. We continue improvements with the latest addition of hypoallergenic latex mattresses currently being installed. Our staff truly enjoys helping our guest make the most of their stay.
We hope that you'll return soon!

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Orlando
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

We just came off a 5 night stay here. I admit I was skeptical because all of my experiences in the Keys have been so so. I didn't know what to expect and it wasn't very cheap so I was hoping for the best. It totally blew me out of the water. It is off a side street and you don't hear any noise from anything. Just the sound of the ocean breeze. I don't think the hotel is very well known because none of our guides had heard of it. However, this place is a hidden gem.
The rooms are large and CLEAN. The staff is very friendly. You will not be disappointed. We did not stay for breakfast any morning so I can't comment on that. However, you are not staying here for the food rather for the simple luxury it offers. We LOVED it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Keys73, General Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thank you for your comments and for choosing Ocean House. We pride ourselves on keeping the atmosphere are the resort to be very quiet and intimate making it the perfect romantic experience. I hope that you will choose us for a regular Keys getaway from Orlando!

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Property: Ocean House
Address: 82885 Old Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3658 (Formerly Ocean Dawn Suites)
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This intimate, upscale, and adult only hotel and resort houses eight luxurious suites. The right choice for those wanting to getaway and just relax. A perfect location for small weddings and groups. Newly renovated with a pool, beach, spa, cabanas and fire pit. ... more   less 
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