Banana Bay Resort - Key West
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Historical Traveler Reviews Banana Bay Resort - Key West
Very Quiet and Relaxing
My husband and I stayed at the Banana Bay resort from December 26, 2003 to December 29,2003. Everything about our room was very neat and clean.
The staff was very accomodating and helpful and we enjoyed our stay very much. We would definitely stay at this resort again. Thanks again for the personal service. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
Are you kidding me
My travel agent recommended this place for my wife and I and another couple. Needless to say, I am looking for a new travel agent. The motel grounds were dirty and the staff was unhelpful and rude. My non smoking room smelled like an ashtray and the fire alarm was dangling from the wall. After one night, we checked out and relocated to a real hotel.
Don't let the website fool you.
Been over a year and I still think about it!
We were married in June 2002 and honeymooned here. It was the best time I've ever had! The rooms were perfect, with big banana trees right outside the window. There were coconuts and huge Hibiscus flowers everywhere! I'm not a morning person but I made sure I was up for the continental breakfast by the water. It was sooo good! We had a blast riding around Key West on scooters, eating at awesome restaurants, listening to great bands, shopping, and partying! The sunset cruise was breathtaking and we were served fresh pineapple, chips and salsa and drinks! It was so refreshing, fun, relaxing and everything I could have wanted in the perfect honeymoon. I ask my husband everyday when we are going back!
Can't wait to go back!!
My husband and I were married at Banana Bay in Key West and spent our honeymoon there. We had such a great time and it is a beautiful resort.
I had read a review of someone else's wedding there and yes, its true, they really do arrange everything for you. David was in charge of that and it was perfect, including the restaurants he suggested. Jean performed our ceremony (the beach is very pretty at sunset--good lighting for photos). She even helped repair my wedding dress! Diana at the Tikki bar was also very helpful and makes good drinks. Its nice to have a bar and breakfast out on the beach too. It is pretty far from Duvall St. but we walked there, took scooters, bikes, and taxis. The rooms are very pretty and we loved our private balcony (banana plants and conconut trees hid our entire balcony from view!) We will be back.
My wife and I stayed there for a "Romantic Break".
Beautiful rooms, sunset cruise was fantastic and people and staff were great. Only downside was ther was no bar once the Poolside bar closed, and you are a good cab drive from Duval Street and attractions. Still a good choice though.
Loved it, loved it, loved it! My wife and I just returned from Banana Bay on our honeymoon. From the moment that we entered the parking lot we were in love. The front desk staff was so friendly and helpful. We gasped when we entered our room, it was so beautiful. The canopy bed with the bamboo frames was so neat! The view from our balcony was absolutely awe inspiring. The vegetation and landscaping was top-knotch. We felt like we were in our own little jungle as we peered through the banana trees and palm fronds at the pool.
Diana (Tiki Bar) was amazing. She gave us a map of the island and went over everything with us, free parking, stuff to see, good restaurants - she is definatly an asset to the property. She was always there with an answer and a smile.
Our favorite part was the little sunning beach. The trees gave you just enough shade for a lazy nap in the hammock. The small dock was a great place for catching rays and watching the moon at night. The breeze was intoxicating.
The maintaince staff was unbelieveable! We had a small problem with our door. We called and they were there in under two minutes - seriously!
The glitch was fixed in the blink of an eye. We were thrilled!
We booked the romantic package and received a free sunset cruise.
Captain Eric took us out and we sailed into the sunset. It was breath-taking. I've never had such a beautiful experience in my life.
Eric was so nice, we loved him. He took the time to know our names and where we were from. We even exchanged some good music recommendations.
It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about that sunset!
We looked at several places before booking with Banana Bay and we used this website for advice. We are so glad that we picked Banana Bay. I seriously can't say enough great things about this little slice of paradise tucked away in Key West. If you're thinking of booking with them - DO IT. My wife and I plan to take our yearly anniversary trip there and can't wait to get back! Thanks Banana Bay for the most amazing experience ever!
Jake & Meridith McGill
My partner and I stayed in the Banana Bay Resort in April 2003 and it was lovely!
When we arrived they told us that they would upgrade us to a better room (for no apparent reason) and the room was brilliant. A 4-poster bed with a good view, large TV and satellite & large bathroom. The staff were very pleasant. The swimming pool was huge and we made some good friends there. Didn't like the restaurant they had though, the food was nothing special.
Not much to do in the area as it is a very quiet place but we enjoyed just relaxing for the week! Found only one proper restaurant.
We also got engaged at The Keys as it was so beautiful, beaches were small and we didnt bother going to them, mainly stayed by the pool.
Also took a trip down to Key West but it was very touristy and busy, we didn't like it so much.
Would certainly stay here again.
Just what the doctor ordered.
The Banana Bay Resort at 2319 N Rooseavelt Blvd was everything we had hoped for and more. From the moment we arrived till the day we left, we got first class treatment all the way. From the front desk too the private beach,Jacuzzi and poolside all you could see were pleasant smiles and wonderful greetings. Many thanks too the staff louis, Kate,Milagros.David,Harold,Chuck,Doug,dolly and Diana at the poolside tiki bar. P.S There are always fresh clean towels by the tiki bar. WHAT SERVICE :)
Fun in the Sun
Our stay at Banana Bay was a pleasant one. Two years ago we visited by accident and it was the best vacation my husband and I ever took without children in Twenty-three years.
The staff was friendly without being pushy. We were guided to wonderful restaurants and fun things to do off the beaten track when we wanted quiet and we were also shown some popular spots for those days we were looking for fun.
Most importantly, everything was clean and well kept. Maid service was efficient and timely. We loved the hidden cove Banana Bay offered when we wanted privacy and the lovely pool area where we made new friends from around the world.
We have gone back on two occaisions and we are in the planning stages of our third trip to this wonderful vacation spot.
Nice, out of the action
Very nice place for couples, snorkel/scuba trips run from the marina, nice pool, cute kitties. Two miles from the action though, so if you are looking to hang in the raucus party scene you will be disappointed.
TripAdvisor Reviews Banana Bay Resort - Key West
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