Ocean Manor Resort Hotel
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... looking at his
papers on the table. He had large ears that matched his large
bulbous nose. His forehead was dotted with several pimples, his
teeth yellowed and his black shirt was covered with dandruff flakes.
I thought we were so far away from San Diego and yet, here in front
of me sat what looked like a run away from the Zoo?
Our instructor soon started the first
day class and this guy started making eye contact, and some ...
... to this industry. However, I am still getting used to the "look the part, act the part" outlook this industry is so engulfed with. Apparently my make up and hair weren't done to her standards. And the best part, she looks at my photo gallery of food pictures and accuses me of plagiarizing them. Wow. Clearly she doesn't know who she is dealing with because all her negativity and doubt did was push me to prove her wrong. Watch out world, it's on.
... but I was so grateful to have some work. At least we could listen to some music. We left at about 17.30, it was pouring. The second officer offered to take us home. We ran to the car, getting soaked... And I slipped on a tile, falling into a metal grid, the one that you usually need shoes to walk over. I was shocked! Looking down at my knee and foot, I freaked out silently inside. It looked like something from one of the videos in our First ...
... Fort Lauderdale to learn English. I think he should ask for his money back. He now speaks ****** Hispanic English with an East European accent.
I decided to sit by the pool when I got back, armed with a frozen Mojito and a good book (Eddie ...
... about a mile away at 15.10 and Sharon had brown trousers she convinced me to get in a cab she had flagged down. Ok so I was starting to get a tad worried. $10 for the mile ride with a friendly taxi driver was fine. Finally we were back on board. There has been a mass influx of people and the ship is extremely busy. We are now heading south again and bound for Aruba, a favourite island of mine. We are due to dock there on Tuesday morning. Until tomorrow, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Ocean Manor Resort Hotel Fort Lauderdale
This is a FANTASTIC hotel. Very beautiful. Fully equiped kitchen. Was heaven!! I could have stayed there for a month. Totally newly renovated rooms. Hardwood floors, brand new furniture and kitchen appliances. New everything! I have nothing bad to say about this hotel. I don't think all the rooms are renovated yet...so be sure to ask for a renovated room.My only complaint is the mandatory valet parking. Tipping the valet guys all the time becomes quite expensive after a while.My worry is i'm sure the prices are going to sky-rocket when word gets out how beautiful this hotel is and it's directly on the beach.I was at this hotel from Nov 8th to Nov 15 2003. Fantastic!!
When we arrived, the computers were down and they didn't have our reservation. We should have moved on then! We got to our room and the carpet was dirty, the mattresses were bigger than the box springs, the entry door stuck and I didn't feel safe. The bathroom was old and not the cleanest. The pool area was nice but you had to pay for everything.
Towels, chairs, umbrellas. Way too expensive and definately not worth it!
DON'T BE SCARED OFF BY NEGATIVE RATINGS
We almost cancelled our stay when we read the negative reviews, but took a chance and we were glad we did. We had a huge 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite with a kitchen and gigantic living/dining room, well more than adequate for the four of us. While the furniture could certainly use an upgrade, the hotel hospitality was beyond reproach. The pool and beach facilities are way above average and the staff was excellent. The location is great and the price was well below others for a holiday week in February. We will definitely return next year..
I have stayed here for the past few years. The housekeeping could be better. But it depends on which room you stay in. Some rooms are better then others depending upon the room. They are all different. Hopefully this year I will have a nice room. When I return you will know!!!
This place was the most disgusting place I had ever seen. There was mold on the air conditioner, the walls were filthy, the furniture was straight from the 60's. We only stayed for 2 hours and asked for our money back. Luckily the staff were pleasant and refunded our money promptly. We were lucky enough to be able to get a room at a great place a mile down the road. This place has the character of an old world charm and the ability to be a beautiful place if it were cleaned up.
I stayed at this establishment before. At first I was disgusted with it. But it grew on me, like the mold in the bathroom. It's not the nicest or newest place in fort lauderdale, but it is one of the cheapest to be right on the beach. Since we were only there to sleep bassically...we didn't care. During the day we were on the beach and at night we were out. We never ate at the hotel except for the complimentary breakfast...don't expect much. Bowl of cereal and danish or donut. There is a Winndixie right accross the street, so we bought stuff to make sandwiches and stuff. There is a fridge and microwave in each room. Some have kithchens. We met someone that even baked cookies in her room. So i'm assuming there are some much larger rooms available. So all in all...If you want a cheap place on the beach and you don't really care...this is the place for you.
I am glad I finally have the opportunity to voice my opinion on this joke of an establishment. I stayed at the Ocean Manor this past summer. The location is convenient and that is about it.
Great View and beach too.
I have stayed there in a privately owned Unit, and it was Great. I heard that the Hotel was forclosed upon, so the Hotel owners must have financial problems
my husband and I stayed for only two nights and that was enough. The rooms were horrible outdated and needed severe repair. the bathroom had mold growing I didn't even want to shower. Both rooms smelled musty and I saw dirt and grime along the edge of the walls like they haven't been vacumed. The sheets had a hole in them. they changed us to a new room which was a little better but not much. It is too bad because the place has some potential especially being on the water. We did not eat at the hotel, who knows what the food was like. I would not recommend this place unless you are on Spring break and don't care what the rooms are like.
DO NOT STAY - This place was horrible. The only thing I can say positive about this place is the valet parking guys and Benny the bartender were the nicest people. I had a reservation for oceanfront - which I paid $109. The room smelled musty and old - the rug and furniture were old and outdated - plugs were overloaded - there were no doors on the closet as well as no lights - the bathroom door was a pocket door - which was impossible to open or shut - so just left it open. The toilet was a public toilet placed in a private room- which had big globs of grout or spackle on the toilet seat - The room door would never lock - We kept chairs against it - just in case someone decided to break in. They also charge you $25 for a room key. You get that back as long as you do not loose the key. The curtains on the windows were worn and tattered and falling - they were so sheer - that when morning came I had to find my sunglasses before I could open my eyes. The refrigerator was never cleaned - it had a coffee pot - but no coffee - I called down to have them send some up - it never came - same as when I needed towels I called down about 4 times and they never came up. Called the other couple we came with and they gave me one of their towels. Thank god I was only there for 2 days. And definitely do not eat at the cafe which is located out by the pool. THE COOK AND THE WAITRESS WERE SMOKING CIGARETTES WITH BIG ASHES HANGING OFF WHILE COOKING AND SERVING YOU. It was something out of a movie. Yuck!! And all the waitress did was complain as to how she couldn't do everything. We settled for coffees and went down the road to Denny's. The restaurant - Tribeca Grill - Yuck again - We figured the restaurant was owned by different people so it would not be as bad as the cafe by the pool. Wrong again. When we were seated - right away you noticed the white tablecloth was dirty - Duh!! should have been a sign to leave - I had to clean off my silverware the water glasses were so dirty we requested new one