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Well I'm officially in the midst of my vacation adventure, and until the 10th at least, this is now my travel blog: a tale of a woman at sea with 2000 lesbians. Arrived in Ft. Laudedale last yesterday evening and have spent and uneventful day tooling around town, preparing to board the Big Boat of Beans mid-day tomorrow. Went to a disappointing …
... street and did some grocery shopping.
Friday evening, Erik took me along to the house warming/birthday party of some friends of his. They live in a beautiful house in Miami (tikki bar in the garden, pool and the whole ...
... It takes only one minute for the RCI employee to check us in, and to give us our boarding cards ( which will serve for everything on the ship).
After that, she takes our picture, for facial recognition, and we can go our own way. First, we pose for the famous boarding picture.
At 11.30 AM, we are already on the gangway, how more efficient can you be ? Way to go RCI !!
The excitement is building, and soon enough, we set foot on the ship, that's it !! The dream ...
It was a strange feeling having no Steffie for the last few days of my time here in the US, but I wasn't going to do much without her. On Monday, Matt left for work and I had the day with Kai and Kailee. After a trip to the park, it was time for a nice cool dip into the pool. I went for a walk down to the shops and the weather was quite warm so I stopped in for a milkshake at McDonalds. By the time I got back, Matt was about due home from work. I suggested that I ...
... sunshine, sunshine, sunshine!! The City of Miami agreed to keep it as an Art Deco style, so all buildings have to remain in the theme...which means there's a lot of cool architecture, and great splashes of colour. Everything you need, from amazing food and drink places, to stores with all sorts of goodies, lots of fancy pants clothing and stuff, and more...and all of it within strolling distance!!
There's waaaaaay too much to see in Miami, and you ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Gigi's Resort by the Beach Fort Lauderdale
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.