Azul Key West
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06/10/2009 - Woke up in the morning to a lovely free breakfast by the pool of the hotel with relaxing music playing in the background, beautiful. Jim headed up to the harbour after breakfast to try and find a spare place on a boat to go fishing, but no joy. The boats that were going out were all booked and the next trips wouldn't be until Thursday …
... and people on each except for the really small islands. It was a couple of hours of bridge hopping to get to key west. Key West was a largish island, and was densely accommodated. Traffic was annoying and there was housing and hotels on every spare inch of the island. Nothing was natural, I don't even recall seeing a park. There was a lot of bike traffic. They were like they owned the road. Two abreast on the narrow two lane streets. I took a look around ...
... wind......then it appears this isnt a little fishy...its a monster....and kathryn starts to grimace and her little arms are a shakin....... Anyway she gets a monster amber jack. I'm on next......hurragh i too get an amber jack.....we kept kathryns to eat, mine got thrown back in. So then the other two people start fishing....me and kathryn are still shakin..... And then there was a whiff of fish, diesel and the smoke from ...
... most tip. Bob pointed out the white sandy beach yet hardly any waves at all despite looking out to the Atlantic Ocean. With the calm water gently lapping against the shore it felt more like looking out upon a Great Lake. The reason for the lack of waves is due to a reef 5 miles out to sea. This breaks the waves before they hit land. However, you need waves to create sand. The surface of the shoreline should be hard coral, shells and shale. The sand is shipped in from ...
... serve a Black Bean Burger that you must try, if you ever come to the Florida Keys.
Key West was the first place in the world to offer Jet Packing to the general public (so they claim). Evidently they have had a 72 year old customer, so I though I'd give it a try. I found the controls to be a bit tricky, and while it was a definite buzz, I was concentrating so hard I couldn't fully appreciate it. I would like to give ...
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This was a really nice place to stay in what seemed to be a very touristy town. My wife and I had a really relaxing stay at Azul and a great time in Key West. The owner was an excellent host who helped us find good places to eat, things to do (other than the traditional tourist stuff) and was very nice. It was the perfect balance between a bed and breakfast and an upscale hotel.
Questo è un posto davvero bello in cui soggiornare in quella che sembra essere una città molto turistica. Io e mia moglie abbiamo trascorso un soggiorno davvero rilassante all'Azul e siamo stati magnificamente a Key West. Il proprietario era un eccellente padrone di casa: ci ha aiutato a trovare buoni posti in cui mangiare, cose da fare (diverse dalla solita roba turistica) ed era molto gentile. Questo hotel è un perfetto equilibrio tra un bed and breakfast e un hotel aristocratico.
Azul was a delightful little piece of heaven. The pool and room were small but sparkling clean. The linens were pure white and smelled wonderful. The breakfast was fresh and delicious. Every detail seemed to be considered; from the fresh water and soda available throughout the day, to the extra large beach towels, to the soothing tunes playing in the courtyard, to the Aveda products provided in the room. The only thing wrong with our stay was that it ended too soon.
Azul 10 e lode
L'Azul è un delizioso piccolo angolo di paradiso. La piscina e la camera erano piccole ma incredibilmente pulite. Le lenzuola erano bianchissime e avevano un magnifico profumo. La colazione era fresca e squisita. Ogni dettaglio sembrava essere stato considerato; dall'acqua fresca e le bibite disponibili durante il giorno agli enormi teli da spiaggia, alle dolci note suonate nel cortile, ai prodotti Aveda forniti in camera. L'unico aspetto negativo del nostro soggiorno: è finito troppo presto.
We found these small boutique hotels here on Trip Advisor, thanks to all the travellers who took the time to write and share their experience. Many have described the lovely ambience and physical details. We will add that the owners, Dominick and Karol, are onsite, helpful, personable and were responsive to our needs. The other staff were also great. We stayed 4 nights (8 nights total) in the least expensive rooms ($169.) at each property, so our room at in Key West was small, and in Key Largo, we lacked a view...if you are willing to pay more, you will get more! But we felt that we got good value at both places. The chance to meet interesting people at breakfast, in Key West, and out on the pier at sunset in Key Largo was fun. Everyone was respectful of others, and friendly without being intrusive! The breakfast was great in Key West. It was good to have a kitchen in Key Largo, and the morning pastries and yogurts, delivered to our door were a nice touch. Dominick and Karol have worked hard to create unique and visually stunning properties. They are also helpful with suggestions for restaurants, day trips, fishing guides, tours, etc.
This hotel is AMAZING! They have managed to create a spa-like, quiet, elegant oasis in the center of Key West. Every detail has been meticulously thought out. The use of space is brilliant. The old home is well-maintained and charming yet filled with clean, contemporary furniture and fixtures. The beds are sooo comfortable with crisp, white linens and the bathrooms have elegant sinks, great showers and Aveda products. The center courtyard offers a great pool and there are comfy seating areas spread out on every deck and patio area to take advantage of the sun as it moves around the space throughout the day. One can just grab an icy glass of water or soda and relax to the soft, spa-like music that drifts around the courtyard. Breakfast was my favorite - with incredibly fresh food that appears so simple and easy yet so perfect. However, it's the staff that really makes this hotel special. We felt like we were being individually cared for and yet not hovered over. Dominic is amazing. He had great recommendations and took care of everything for us. It's like they have mood-meters or something - in that we felt all alone when we felt like being alone and yet when we felt chatty or just had a question or need someone magically appeared! Bottom line: I've never seen so much attention to detail in a hotel before. When it comes to how much a hotel can really "make" a vacation, Azul sets the bar.
Our stay this past week was a complete joy. The Azul was our favorite part of our Key West trip. My husband and I went with friends for a few days away without our children. My friends found this hotel online and were quickly convinced it was a good choice for us based on a conversation with the owner Dominic.
We stayed at Azul in November and it was just fantastic.
My boyfriend and I just returned from the Keys and spent 4 nights at Azul Key West in Key West. The property is newly renovated and with new owners. The place is immaculate and beautifully finished. It has a classy, elegant and sophiticated feel. It isn't cluttered but sleek and clean.
Azul Key West is a beautiful place to stay. It is obvious that no expense was spared in remodeling the house, everything is top-notch and brand new. The new bathrooms and furniture are as good as we have seen in our travels around the world. Dominic and the staff were very helpful with all of our questions, and recomended some fantastic "local" places to eat. My new wife and I could not have asked for anything more on our honeymoon!!
Likes: King sized bed (extremely comfortable!!), remote controled fan and AC, morning breakfast on the peaceful poolside deck, the attention to detail throughout the house
Dislikes: the neighborhood roosters!! (but they are unavoidable in Key West)