Exceptional, outstanding, superb do not begin to describe our experience at Boulan South Beach. Our, my sister, 18 year old nephew and me, stay was between August 22 and August 26. From the moment we arrived to the Hotel Lobby (via the Express Bus from the airport for only $2.35, and let off across the street from the hotel!!!!!) we were greeted by the smiling welcoming staff of the Front desk. Jessica, Luis, Alex and everyone else we came in contact with made us feel like we were visiting relatives as opposed to strangers from 'Anywhere, USA'. Comfortable is how we felt.
Jessica puts the word multitasking to a whole level in itself. Professional and knowledgeable about South Beach as well as the surrounding areas, Jessica was also able to tell us about her first hand experience on the Airboat/Gator Tour, which we also took.
Our chins hit the floor as we entered our Penthouse level condo/suite. It was so much more than we expected. The fabulous pictures on the website do this hotel no justice. Spacious and just as clean, if not cleaner than my own home (and I have a cleaning service). The decor is to die for. I felt I had just stepped into an episode of HGTV.
Our every need/want was met almost instantly. Extra towels, no problem, can't get the TV to work, no problem. We have friends who live in and around South Beach/Miami who came to visit us at the hotel. First Question: Whoa, how did you find this place? It is fabulous. One friend rode his bicycle, and was given a safe place to keep it until his visit was over. All of OUR guest were given the same outstanding hospitality shown to us.
The hotel is within walking distance of EVERYTHING. Shopping, dining, beach, nightlife Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive. Five minute walk to the beach where we received out complimentary beach umbrella and two chairs. The complimentary breakfast is delicious and filling as well. Can't figure out why some others thought it was a waste of time.
Although we didn't spend a lot of time there the rooftop pool area looks like something out of a movie about the rich and famous. The Zen Garden is beautifully well appointed and yes, peaceful. The colors are very pleasing/soothing to the eye, IMHO.
From the photos we took and our wonderful experience at the Boulan, my friends and coworkers who love Miami plan to stay there during their next trip down. Boulan is definately going to be the ONLY hotel I stay in in Miami from this day forward.
I've been to South Beach many, many times but just learned about a fantastic place to eat. The Big Pink is located on the corner of 2nd and Collins. The building IS Pink and there is a pink VW Bug parked in front. The portions at the Big Pink are "BIG". I took half of my meal back to the hotel. The three of us ordered different meals and tasted each-others'. OMG, Delicious and great prices. They also have a kids menu.
Next year there will be a group of us and I can't wait....neither can they!! Thank you Boulan Hotel. I shall return!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boulan South Beach is ideally situated in the heart of the Collins Park neighborhood, the cultural and social epicenter of Miami Beach. The Collins Park neighborhood features the best dining, nightlife and the arts that Miami Beach has to offer. Within walking distance of Boulan South Beach are the hottest restaurant and bars, most fashionable shopping, and celebrated cultural establishments in Miami. All this, set amidst the gleaming backdrop of sandy beaches and the shimmering waters of the Atlantic Ocean. ... more less
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