Gigi's Resort by the Beach
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Historical Traveler Reviews Gigi's Resort by the Beach Fort Lauderdale
Gigi's Resort rocks!!!
Ever had your hand held over the phone? That's what Gigi did for me when I booked my first visit to Florida. Now, she can't get rid of me, my entourage or the friends I've sent her way. We keep coming back. When I'm in Ft. Lauderdale I stay at Gigi's exclusively!
Gigi puts her heart into her resorts - clearly a labor of love; I feel as though I am truly cared for by Gigi. Put me in any of the unique and colorful rooms and call it home, for I feel that comfortable, safe, and relaxed.
One block from the Atlantic ocean that lulls me to sleep, the location is prime and Gigi's knowledge of things & places to do, shop, see, go is fully loaded. The 'G' in GPS really means Gigi when in Sunshine state.
I have dear friends in another state; we vacation together and Gigi's is our annual rendezvous point. Gigi and Gigi's Resort is joyous and an integral part of our experience. I wouldn't have it any other way.
I highly recommend Gigi's Resort to anyone who wants a relaxing non-corporate environment; who isn't afraid to smile, laugh aloud or respond to a good joke; who is comfortable in their own skin; and who appreciates family style service.
Gigi is all heart with a touch of Dolly Parton-esque pizzaz and a splash of Jamaican island ease and consequently, Gigi rocks!!
Frequent guest of Gigi's Resort by The Beach
I had to find me a place to stay 4 nights to attend a surgical meeting (at the too expensive Marriott). Coming from the Netherlands I wanted something special, not one of those seaside appartment-buidings, and Gigi's resort had it all.
I was received with a cool beer, got me a nice and clean room and a Jamaican atmosphere. Gigi turnde out to be a very good host and forfilled all my demands without any problem.
The most special time I had one evening with a bunch of guests coming from all over the world and enjoyed lively discussions and some excellent wines. All in the cosy garden of this hotel.
There is no doubt that you first have to excercise some efforts to actually get your room, Gigi' can be somewhat chaotic at first on the phone, but once you're in, it's excellent!
A very good suggestion indeed.
My Love Affair With Gigi's Continues
Gigi's Resort by the Beach is a great find in Ft. Lauderdale. Truly a stone's throw away from the ocean beach, you enter into this jungle-like little gem overflowing with tropical trees and plants and you are at once reminded of being on a Caribbean Island. The courtyard patio invites you to lounge and read complimentary newspapers and magazines, or go online with an outdoor computer guest station (with high speed!) while music plays in the background. Upon checking in, you get to meet Gigi herself: Professional, fun, personable and totally accommodating. The rooms are adorable, comfortable and clean, and totally live up to their pictures posted on Gigi's website for the Resort. In fact, the website is totally and honestly representative of this great little place. I've stayed there twice and cannot say enough great things about it. I totally recommend you choosing Gigi's. Go online, check the site, pick a room and call her up!
Loved our stay in Gigi's Nairobi Room
We were greeted warmly by Gigi. Loved our African themed room. It was a delight to sit under the trees on the patio in the morning. We were able to walk to the beach and stroll past the beach-front cafes where we had breakfast. Gigi is a delight to talk to. Look forward to returning on our next trip.
Our home away from home!
We found Gigi's by happenstance while looking for a place to weekend before a cruise in 2004 - we came up with a number of B&B's via internet from our home in Denver CO, and figured we'd call around, make a blind reservation and hope for the best.
What a lovely surprise! Gigi's Resort was our first pick after calling six places, and we were excited by Gigi's enthusiasm and just plain old FRIENDLINESS. Each room has a different decor theme, and even if you're not that much into "Nairobi" how can one night under gracefully tented mosquito netting be a bad thing? Her place is full of personality and the lived-in, authentic feeling that we like when going to a new city - if I wanted sterility and normalcy I'd go to a Days Inn and bore myself to sleep each night watching people trying to have a good time at the bar.
We went back to Gigi's Resort in 2005 and even stayed on an extra day because we enjoyed having her B&B as a home base to explore from (easy as pie walk to the beach and the water taxi). Is Gigi's Resort a 5-star uber luxury B&B where they serve breakfast items that have been basted with something or other? No, it's not, and that's why I didn't rate it as "Excellent." But if you want a place with color and flair and character, someplace where you can laugh with the proprietress before heading off to bed, and someone who will dish all the gossip on good and bad places to see while you're there... Gigi and Gigi's Resort are all that and a bag of spicy habanero chips to boot. We will book with her every time we go back, guaranteed.
GIGI'S IS OUTSTANDING !!
I have been fortunate enough to stay at Gigi's Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla on several occassions in the last few years. Gigi could not be more accommodating and concerned about the comfort and pleasure of her guests. Breakfast is beyond the basics, with special requests honored if at all possible.. The rooms are tastefully decorated in different international themes, and the flower laden courtyard and back deck allow for easy mingling if you choose to... and only 1/2 block from the beach and A1A, for "sunning, dining, and funning"... and for all that the prices are very reasonable, even in high season... Gigi's is a wonderful little "hideaway" in the middle of busy beach activities... and a real find... Enjoy
Small oasis in Fort Lauderdale
My husband and I had delightful vacations at both Gigi's Resort and Angela's Resort, which are both owned by the same charming and friendly hotelkeeper. Gigi's, which is a small b & b, has a 1930's ambiance. It was a wonderful change from the anonymous characterless hotel chains that are ubiqutious to the American travel scene. It was clean, comfortable, intimate and a great value. We also loved Angela's Resort. It was a throwback to the small hotels of the fifties that are a dying breed. Both hotels have great locations, right near the beach, and Angela's boasts a small kidney shaped pool.
Extremely accomodating...perfect location across the street from the Sebastian Street Beach!! Been staying there for years under previous ownerships. Very friendly staff, and consider Gigi to be a very personable, extremely fair, and honest person, of which there are few left in our world!!
The rooms have themes, are always clean, and I have always been happy there. I stay there at least 2 times per year and am from Palm Springs, California......Sincerely, Ron D.
Classy, Quaint, Quiet!!!
I spent a wonderful 8 nights during Xmas season 2004 at Gigi's Resort by the Beach, in Ft. Lauderdale. I loved the small setting of this B&B. I stayed in the Paris room with queen size bed, small fridge, microwave, TV, very pleasantly decorated with 'Paris' theme!! Other rooms at the place are also named after places in the world (Ibiza, Bahamas, etc.). Although, it is just one block from the beach, it is nestled in it's own fenced-in quiet area and away from noise. The owner is very friendly and very available when needed. She provided a great continental breakfast each day on the outside patio. This is where quests meet each other also. I traveled alone on this vacation and it was a treat to meet other quests where we made arrangements to go to sites in town, or lunch, or dinner together. If one did not want to go away from the resort on a particular day, it was quiet to stay around the place. The staff is friendly and there was internet availability. The rooms were cleaned everyday, like any hotel, but a couple of times, I just wanted to 'stay in' and requested no cleaning but change of towels. Some days, if I wanted to go into town, and the owner was headed that way, she offered to drop me off. This is the place to stay in Ft. Lauderdale, if you want a classy, quaint, quiet and personal attention. There are rooms for families as well. Also, very reasonable comparable rates, even during the high season.
A very nice place
I live in Orlando, and work in Ft. Lauderdale, Boston, and Cleveland. In 2004, before taking an apartment, I found Gigi's after looking at (and staying in) several other places in and around the area. Because my time in Ft. Lauderdale was not reimbursed by the company, price was a concern, but not at 'all cost'. In other words, if the experience would not have been positive, I wouldn't have returned. I returned a number of times.
Each room is differently appointed and over time, I stayed in most of them. There is also a small interior couryard (smoking allowed there, not in the rooms) where I would often go to feed my habit after work. Oftentimes, the owner would also join me and we would schmooze about current events, the meaning of life, and more The hotel is not new but well maintained, and when I stayed there, we had some of the usual issues with hot water in the morning, but since it's Ft. Lauderdale, hot water wasn't that much of a problem. (Those of you who want unlimited hot water are advised to find an unlimited hot water place with a correspondingly unimited price).
The owner went out of her way to make sure some of my special wants (coffee, ice, etc.) were met, and also made it a point to 'be there' when I would arrive late on Sunday, even though she didn't need to be.
Bottom line: A comfortable place to stay at an excellent price.
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