Ocean Pointe Suites at Key Largo
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Breakfasted at Wendy's. Spent the day at John Pennekampe state park at Key Largo. Mangroves and coral reefs. Whilst I went snorkelling at Grecian Rock reef, E went ok the glass bottomed boat. B and D enjoyed the sun and some time to themselves! Accessing wi-fish at the park but not able to add any photos. Finished the day with a super meal …
Travelled to Tavernier (Key Largo) via the Everglades. Went on a conducted tour of Anhilga Amble. Saw plenty of anhilgas and hundreds of alligators as well as turtles, herons and vultures (black and turkey). Went further in and saw two crocodiles and a bird nesting area with kites, roseate spoonbills (flamingos to us!). Absolutely fabulous. Also …
... that because it's around 40 miles from any other hospital, it is to be used for short stay urgent care. They receive more funding from the government to enable them to provide this care, but they can't have an inpatient stay of more than 3 days. It was so interesting to see how this hospital really was the centre if the community. Many of the local residents used the gym on a regular basis and the clinical educator ...
... to the map. As we sat debating, we heard and saw a huge SPLASH! Alex and Flo saw what made the splash. It was an alligator clearly marking his territory. He decided our next move. To get the hell out of there!
And then, of course, there were the mosquitoes. Aaargh! They are known as swamp angels in these parts and there are 43 types. We were after all in their natural habitat during the season that they are most active. We were bound to bump into them... in ...
... year. We had wanted to look for a new place to stay at, but because we commenced our search very late most properties were already fully booked. We were very fortunate to find that this place still had availability on the dates we needed.
We did the same as last year, which was relax, swim, drink, eat, and have fun. Rusty brought down his boat and I brought my waverunner. My brothers ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ocean Pointe Suites at Key Largo Tavernier
Nice room, small beach
The suite was lovely, big and clean. We arrived at 1pm and they let us into our room even though checkin wasn't until 4pm. The beach was a disappointment small, rocky and full of weeds. The bar shuts at 9pm which considering there is nothing else within walking distance is a bit disappointing.
Great Place for the Price! I have seen some of the other reviews and I think people have to keep in mind what your are getting. Condo's are not a 4 or 5 star hotel. This is one of the few large condo's in the Key Largo area, so if you want a kitchen and washer/dryer this is the prime choice.
What a deal!
What a deal! Full kitchen with everything you need, washer & dryer ( no need to look for a wash house or take home a ton of dirty clothes ), not to mention the view from our Building 4 room. Deep sea fishing and snorkling within minutes although if you love walking the beach, you are out of luck in the Keys. I would rate it a 9 on a scale of 1-10.Thanks for a great time!
Our expierience at Ocean Pointe Suites, Key Largo, all in all was not good. We arrived one day early, and the staff was nice enough to add a night onto our reservation and they did not make us move rooms the next day. My major complaint is the cleanliness of the unit. We stayed in building one, at the far end of the property. The exterior of the complex was nice and clean, but the story was much different after we turned the key. The carpet was nasty and old, the baseboards were scratched and damaged, the roof in the bathroom was leaky, and the view was terrible. We later found out that the rooms are individually owned and rented out to guests. Since they are owned by individuals, the maintenence staff cannot repair any damaged things. We also found out that there is no daily maid service, which is a definite minus. To be frank, I would not stay in that hotel again.
Great place- very good price/quality ratio.
I was a little apprehensive picking out a non brand name hotel having not ever stayed there, but the Ocean Point turned out to be above average. It is not DIRECTLY on the beach (in fact most of the buildings are somewhat far away) but the view is still very nice. I stayed in an 'Ocean Front' room which had a kitchen, master bedroom, 2 full bathrooms and 2 balconies for a total of $150/night. As far as the staff politness, I think I witnessed about a 70-30 percent rude to hospitable ratio of people in the Key's. That is- most of the locals are just downright obnoxious- so just lay back, take in the views and ignore them. In any case, the Ocean Point was clean, had large rooms and not just a hole in the wall hotel.
Rude, poor service
We were very pleased with the suite and the location however the level of service was awful. We had to wait until 7pm until we could enter the room as it hadn't been cleaned (despite being told twice during our 4 hour wait that the cleaner was in the room). It ended up being cleaned by the receptionist; after we turned down the offer of being moved into a LOWER standard room. Not once did we receive an apology.
On checking out we accidentily left a drawer full of clothes behind however when we phoned two days later we were told that they had been thrown away.
On the whole we found the establishment was badly run and the staff very unhelpful and rude. So much so it leaves me bitter to think that we had to pay for this so-called service.
The reviews helped us decide to try Ocean Pointe suites Key Largo. We were very pleased with the accomodation, very clean, well stocked. Very good price for a condo, very practical if you have a family. Building 5 is very close to everything (pool and breakfast and beach). Suggest asking for 3 or 4 th floor for better view. Worth every penny!
My family arrived for a six day vacation at Ocean Pointe Suites on June 14th, 2003. We arrived early (2:30PM) and were told that the room would not be ready until the 4:00 PM check-in time. We returned at 4:30 PM and the room still was not ready.
Nice & Accomodating
We stayed at the Ocean Pointe Suites in Key Largo April 15 - 23, 2003. We arrived in our 2BR suite at 10pm and basically unpacked and went to bed. In the a.m., we looked around and noticed the carpet worn, the wallpaper peeling, etc. I called the front desk and told them that my room did not meet my expectations. They had me look at another room at 1pm, after it had just been vacated and cleaned. This room was very nice. We then moved to the other room. I highly recommend building 5. The staff was courteous and the grounds were very clean.
Great Fishing/Diving Location!
My husband, two small daughters and I stayed at Ocean Pointe Suites for 7 nights and had a wonderful time. Because we live in Miami and are so close to Key Largo, we were able to compare other rental properties. This one by far is the best one we have found for an all around good time. My husband is able to fish both out on the reefs and because it is so close to the Tavernier Creek, he is also able to fish in the back country. My daughters loved the beach and the pool is the largest we have found in Key Largo. The environment is quiet, but fun and the diving is great! The particular condo we got had absolutely breathtaking ocean views. We found this to be a great little get away from the big city hussle!