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Reviewed April 23, 2012

We stayed at Tarpon Lodge Feb. 21, 2012 for two nights. The grounds are lovely. The view was excellent. The room warm, clean, & roomy. The restaurant was very good as well. Highly recommend this resort for a relaxing get away on a quiet island! If you want a break from tranquility, shopping and all big city activities are only 20 minutes away!

Date of stay: February 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Jan210662
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TarponLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2012

We sincerely appreciate you recommending our "little piece of paradise" for a relaxing vacation and taking the time to write a review.

We take great pride in the grounds and we know that the people that work so hard to maintain the property will really appreciate your feedback. We will be sure to share it with them.

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Reviewed March 8, 2012

We stayed at the Tarpon Lodge for 5 nights. This is an island with little in the way of tourism or activities outside of fishing, but if you get good weather and want to do nothing but relax, by the pool (there is no beach). Pine Island and the Tarpon Lodge will be perfect for you. The room was small, but very clean with nice furnishings. We had a waterview room with a small balcony which was beautiful. The restaurant is excellent: The best on the island. Fresh fish and creative presentations. Prices around $26. The chocolate cake tasted like it was from a box, but the creme brulee sounds great. The dining room puts out a very light "snack" of cereal and toaster items for the daily breakfast. The bar is open from 11:00 on and you can take beverages out to the lawn if you wish. The bar is open until 9:00 with music some nights- but it won't disturb you if you want quiet. The staff was very attentive to our needs and quickly and correctly attended to a problem that we had. Thank you to the whole staff.

Room tip: Choose a water view room unless you are going fishing all day and it doesn't matter all that much.
Date of stay: February 2012
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TarponLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2012

Thank you for choosing Tarpon Lodge for your 5 night relaxing getaway. We appreciate the time you took letting Trip Advisor members know a little bit more about our "hidden gem".

Our restaurant opens for lunch at 11:30 am, seven days a week and we start serving dinner at 5:00 pm. We have to agree with our guests that taking a fruity cocktail or a glass of wine is one of the best ways to take a stroll or watch the sunset.

Our staff wants to thank YOU - we appreciate your business and we will be here the next time your life calls for a little maxing and relaxing!

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Reviewed March 3, 2012

We recently stayed at the Tarpon Lodge. We were in the main lodge and had a nice room that had a small balcony. the room had charm with the old hardwood floors. We were above the bar area and we could hear noises but the bar closes at 9:00 and it was not a problem.
The mattress could be nicer.
It is a nice quiet setting with a pretty view of the water. The restaurant is also very nice.

Date of stay: February 2012
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TarponLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2012

Thank you for your recent stay in our 1926 historic lodge and taking the time to write a review. The original hardwood floors throughout this building are always one of the items that impresses our guests. We do have popular pillowtop mattresses in our rooms but will certainly take a look in the one in your room.

The next time you stay with us you may consider staying in the Island House which also has balcony rooms with views of Pine Island Sound. This way you would be separate from the restaurant and bar.

We hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Enjoyed a lovely early dinner at the restaurant on NYE 2011. Have never dined on Pine Island before. Very beautiful and an easy drive from Cape Coral and Fort Myers. We enjoyed lobster tails, filet and shrimp scampi, as well as shared dinner salads and shared cheesecake for dessert - no appetizers and just a couple cocktails. Everything was very good, however not sure if our $300.00 tab (4 people with tip) was quite justified....Realizing that it was NYE, so maybe the wholesale costs of food and labor are more expensive to buy and employ on this day - or perhaps this restaurant is expensive everyday, it was a special menu. The service was just OK, seemed she was not paying attention to our "special requests" for a couple of the items and a couple things needed to be sent back. Enjoyable none the less and would go back to try some of the items that might be on the regular menu.

Date of stay: December 2011
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank LABDRB
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TarponLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2012

Thank you for choosing to dine with us on New Year's Eve and taking the time to write a review.

Yes, we do prepare a special menu for many holidays. In our experience, our customers have a desire to enjoy more lavish menu items for special occasions such as our Twin Lobster Tail.

Thank you for pointing out your concern with our wait staff. Our food and beverage manager will review this as we always want to make sure our customers feel their dining needs have been met.

We are happy to hear that you plan to join us for dinner again soon!

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Reviewed October 26, 2011

This little lodge and restaurant has the most gorgeous backyard ever. It makes you feel like you are on some quaint little piece of paradise, everything seemed to slow down when I was there. It is a very relaxed setting. The drinks were very good and the lunch menu had a nice selection. Later when we went back for an early evening cocktail the view of the sunset was just perfect.

Date of stay: September 2011
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank LilysDaisy
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TarponLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2011

It’s always nice to hear when guests enjoy their stay and we’re happy that our waterfront location played a part in slowing things down for you. An evening cocktail while enjoying the sunset sounds like a nice way to wind down from a busy week.

We appreciate you staying with us and hope that you will relax with us again very soon!

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