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Rainbow Bend Fishing Resort
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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“Great location beautiful setting”
Reviewed August 6, 2010

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of a keys road trip. We stayed in the Octagan up room which is totally beautiful in terms of the setting and view. The room itself had a large kitchen (with all the amenities) and seperate bedroom, sitting room and bathroom. There was also a large dining table in the room. The room had everything one could want minor complaints would be that the bed was small (only a standard double) and the water pressure in the shower was not fantastc. We were able to cook our meals using the facilities (there is a supermarket about 9 miles away). Breakfast was provided in the cafe and this was a nice touch and the service there was great. Note there is no internet there.
The room for us was expensive (coming from UK) but it was worth it in terms of the view alone which really was to die for.
The resort does allow you to use the motor boats for fishing etc (you have to pay for fuel). We decided not to do this as the crew there were not overly friendly and we were not sure what we were doing or where to go with the boat.
The beach in front of the resort was a slight disapointment definately no swimming from it and despite what it said fishing from the pier not recommended. Would recommend you go down the road to Sombero beach in Marathan this has a lovely swimming and snorkelling beach and we were able to fish from a pier there.
Overall would recommend for the view alone.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Jupiter, Florida
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Reviewed July 18, 2010

Recently Traveled here with family, grandparents and 11 year old nephew as well. It was very relaxing and we all enjoyed our short mid week vacation. The staff was very friendly and ammenties were nice and grounds well kept. A boat rental was included in our stay which we enjoyed a little fishing one day. The water was a little choppy but we had a good time. Pool was relaxing and outdoor checkers, paddle boats and kayaks kept us all entertained during the day. They even had onsite grill to cook your catch (we did hot dogs!) Our breakfast was also included in our stay which was nice! We would recommend this place to our friends and will be back to visit soon!!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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west palm beach,fl
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Reviewed June 12, 2010

Old Florida "resort" very shabby, but quaint. The problem is the rudeness, and unfriendliness of the staff, and beware of the hidden charges. Tthe 15% "resort " fee is a joke... The boats are not "free" ..it cost us $40 for gas for my husband to take the boat out a short distance, which is tacked on at the end of your stay when you are checking out. The breakfast is not free either . I ordered an omelet which was $9.00. At the end of my meal I was presented a check for &4.50. I just sat there shaking my head and laughing with disgust. When approaching the staff about any of the ridiculous hidden charges, they just argue there way out of it and are very very condesending. The air conditioning in the restaurant was not on, or did not work and it was baking hot in there. The air conditioning in our room barely worked. It was a very old, very rusty, window air conditioner and the room was very warm. On a positive note the setting is pretty and tropical. The pool and spa were nice, although dated and in need of some repair. ALL IN ALL DON'T GO THERE.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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miami, fl
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Reviewed June 8, 2010

i had stayed last week at this motel and enjoyed it to the fullest. Good service, nice but small rooms, and gorgeous views from the beach. Next time I have to try their boat rental which I understand comes with the room - I did not have time on this occassion.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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Leipzig
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Reviewed June 2, 2010

I had a stopover there on the way back from the keys. Just perfect. The pool was ok, the hot tub as well, the price ok. The room clean and the view directly to the beach. And the real surprise was the food, choose it!!! I had the fresh seafood noodles - perfect. I wouldnt expect this there. For a few day - good place to be, even the breakfast was good. And the reception and the staff were warmly and helpful, the offered me to sit in the shop for the internet. thanks again.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed May 30, 2010

We found this resort online. Had never been to the Keys. The room was excellent. Very clean. Great view. The staff was helpful in every way. The restaurant was top notch. No rush and great food. If you are looking for a new property or luxury this is not the place for you. If you want clean, comfortable and relaxing, Rainbow is your place.
You are on the Atlantic not the Gulf so there is no worry with the oil scare.
We have traveled to many resorts and this was probably the most relaxing. Sitting on our balcony or in one of the swings was enjoyable. We basically had the pool, and hot tub to ourselves. I have to repeat that the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2010

We drove in by chance to this resort to see if they had any vacancies. The lady on the front desk was VERY helpful and even let us look in on one of the rooms which was available immediately (we took it). This is an old resort, however the rooms were very clean and provided fridge, microwave and even kitchen roll and cuttlery. The pool/hot tub was wonderful and looked out to sea and the planting around it was lovely. The whole place was obviously quite old but very clean and the people who were saying there were so lovely. The free breakfast in the morning was great and the 2 boys who were serving were so helpful. We did not use the boats although these were offered.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rainbow Bend Fishing Resort
Address: 57784 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-5626
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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