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Room Mate Lord Balfour
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Ok there is nothing wrong with this hotel but for the price and the hype it was a little disappointing. First of all the decor of the hotel is excellent and not at all your standard run of the mill which makes for a more personal stay and the service was great. So full marks there. On the downside the noise insulation is very poor so you can hear your neighbours walking around and the bathroom was tiny. The breakfast was pretty basic and the whole breakfast/lobby downstairs is a little cold and uninviting. When you see the decor you have high hopes that the hotel will deliver but you end up feeling a little short changed and I know Miami Beach is expensive but for the price you pay you expect a little more.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Charlie_Cosh
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Dear "Charlie_Cosh"
Thank you for staying with us and your review. I am sorry that we were not able to meet all of your expectations, our goal is to have our guest leave 100% satisfied with fond memories of their visit to Miami Beach and wanting to come back. There is always room for improvement and we will act on it.
Regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed March 22, 2014

As per title Lord Balfour Hotel is a beautiful and stylish hotel, located in the south part of Miami beach (South Beach or SoBe) on the famous Ocean Dr., it's few minutes walking away from the center of the colorful and wild center of Miami Beach, yet in a very quite area. The beach is just across the street and the hotel has a dedicated beach facility including beach towels. Rooms are very nice, perfectly clean and optimized for couples. I liked a lot the healthy continental breakfast too. The staff is exquisitely friendly and helpful, in particular the concierge manager, Mr. Dilip, makes you to feel home. Definitely I will go again at Lord Balfour Hotel on my next holidays in Miami and I strongly recommend it.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Dear Stefano B,
We appreciate your kind comments about our friendly staff, our concierge and our facilities. We have an increasing number of guests from Italy staying with us, reason why our concierge, besides being extremely knowledgeable about the city, is fluent in Italian and can really enhance the visitor experience in Miami and surrounding areas. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again on your next visit.
Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed March 22, 2014

What a pleasant surprise. Beautifully decorated (Art Deco style, 6 months ago.) Great service and a very friendly and helpful staff. Somewhat of a European feel with a varied clientele . We are 2 single women and always are looking for a hotel with a pleasant and safe comfort zone and we found it at the Lord Baldour. Although it is not right on the beach(1/2 block away.) they provide you with a voucher for 2 chairs and an umbrella...easily obtained right on the beach. The room is quite spacious and the bathroom will "wow"you. It is at the end of South Beach (3rd street.) with an easy taxi ride to the "happening" area of South Beach. Though with the building that is going on, I suspect this might be THE spot in a few years. There were about 4 restaurants within (easy) walking distance. We felt totally safe. Will definitely come back here.

Room Tip: They have a bar in the lobby...very comfortable and pleasant. Be sure to get there by 4pm when they have a two for one price going on.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Dear "Thelma0313",
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Lord Balfour, we are blesses to be in the quiet area of South Beach and with a wonderful beach a few steps away.
Please think of us the next time you are coming to Miami.
Kind regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

We are currently staying in the hotel and very happy! problems are: the room closet is small and the dresser is in the closet which doesn't make sense and takes up closet space. Our bathroom is large, clean and modern with nice open shower, but shower head is not high enough, unless you are 5ft.
or shorter! I was hoping to find a hand sculpture for my soap in the bathroom, but that wasn't in our room. Not a big deal, but it's a nice hotel design touch but it's not in every room. Bed and furniture in room excellent! the other issue I had was we arrived late but there was no one to help us with our baggage to the room. That was ok, but I was surprised. Staff is very pleasant and helpful, and the hotel is maintained extremely well. Look forward to coming back!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2014

Dear "MFSNewYork":
Thank you for your review, by your comments it looks like you stayed in one of our accessible rooms, they have a slight different lay out and smaller closet, as mentioned. I am sorry about that, we can prevent this from happening again.
We thank you for your positive comments and we look forward to welcome you back on your next visit to Miami Beach.
Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

If youve ever been to a Miami hotel you know the rooms are going to be small and this one was but thats how it is. As far as decor staff bed location this was hands down my fav hotel of all my party trips down here and I never bother writing positive or negative reviews but they deserved it.

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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2014

Dear "mrmay":
We are honored to be your first review on TripAdvisor and really thankful for your business and positive comments. Looking forward to welcome you back at the Lord Balfour.
Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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