Ramada Plaza Fort Lauderdale
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Slept really well, motels are getting cheaper only paid $20 each for that one; still having to share a bed with George though. Drove on South passing through Daytona beach where we took the Mustang on the beach. Managed to get stuck at one point in sinking soft sand, saved by our flip-flops which gave the Stang enough traction to un-stick itself. Driving down the beach we got our new kite flying out the back of it. Leaving the beach Josh drove on South to Kennedy Space Centre. Josh had ...
... with the car. As I don't know car names camero meant nothing to me- and then we walked out and I saw it!! OMG amazing!! So we took it for a drive to Walmart where we brought a few souvenirs, some breakfast food and drinks. On the drive home to GPS took us through our first toll- ok we thought no problem, oh wait it required 75c in coins- we only had 55c!! At this point there was a few cars behind us so I had to get out ...
... a larger one as we write.
Were 5 cruise ships loading up at port for a departure today.
Ship is enormous - over 6000 passengers, but it is not crowded.
So many places for passengers that you would not think everyone got on board.
Looking forward to exploring ship and stops - first stop tomorrow,
... team and had a good laugh. Had group meeting at 7.30pm and met the rest of the nursing team, 2 nurses, Karlie and Debbie, 1 senior nurse, Jenny, baby doc called Helian and senior Doc called Petra. Had tea in the Horizon Court Buffet then me and Kate went for cocktails at Movies Under the Stars on sunbeds which was amazing and the Skywalkers Nightclub. Very tired, knocked ...
... cokes $2.30, beers $5, glass wine $8.
In the evening, the show at the theatre is a farewell variety show. We have a farewell dinner with most of our table regulars, and retire to pack our cases and put them out in the hall for collection, just keeping the things to go in our day packs.
Cruise Day 15 Saturday 21st April Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Montreal, Canada
Up early for breakfast, then up to the meeting point ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRamada Plaza Fort Lauderdale
Good for short stay. Clean, appropriate space and breakfeast voucher
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ramada Plaza Fort Lauderdale
I was a guest at the Ramada for three days at the end of Aug. This hotel does nothing but hurt the Ramada name! This is not a real bad hotel is just needs remodeling ASAP. Everything from the carpet to the bathroom to the bed/furniture. And the hotel has a bug problem to say the lease. I as well as my girlfriend are still wondering if that was a cock roach or a water bug...it had to be the size of a bady foot....no lie!!! That was the first night...after that we were ready to go!! I will give the hotel an A for location, D for housekeeping, F for appearance and a overall D grade. Keep in mine if you are going to stay there are much better choices right up the street!!
Ramada Plaza hotel was great except for the beds
My daughter and I have just return from Fort Lauderdale, we stayed at the Ramada Plaza Hotel.The hotel needs a little updating ,but for the price it was great.The staff was wonderful &very friendly. The pool area is great and just steps away from the ocean.
The only thing that they need to do is get new beds.
The beds were the worst beds I have ever slept on.
I stayed at this hotel in July 2004. The hotel was horrible. 1st I didn't get the wakeup call I scheduled. 2nd I requested nonsmoking and got a smoking room. 3rd The bed had no comforter on it. 4th The bathtub had paint spills in it. 5th The elevator smelled like piss. 6th The hallway smelled like old mildew. 7th Only one elevator worked. 8th The back door did not work right so anyone could get into the hotel the back way. All in all I hated it. I will never do one of those promotional vacation things again. It's not worth it.
Get ready to argue if you try and cancel
I purchased the Orlando/Ft.Lauderdale Vacation package. After watching the video about the vacation, I thought it was odd that the "family vacation" video did not show any children on the cruise. I read several negative reviews (online) about the package. I also decided that I did not want to spend a morning listening to the time share spill so, I decided to cancel the trip. Since this was the first business day after receiving the info package, I didn't think this would be a problem. I argued for 12 minutes with the rep. He tried to change my mind, didn't "understand" why I would cancel, and wanted specific details of the negative reviews. He would interupt me while I was talking and not let me finish what I was saying. I have stayed with Ramada in the past (not this particular one) and was satisfied. I will not stay again. I ended up hanging up when I was placed on hold for the third time. I called back later and eventually had it canceled-thats what they said anyway! We will see if it gets done! Not a good experience!
Avoid this place like the plague.
There has to be a better way to get a free vacation.
First off, this place is inland, maybe 8-10 miles from the beach.
Nothing wrong with that, so long as you know you'll need to drive to get there.
We did the timeshare thing, staying in this place for free. NEVER AGAIN. It's just not a way to spend vacation unless you have no other choice.
It appears they are making over some of the rooms. You can tell because next to the parking lot is a big pile of old air conditioners and pool chairs. A little bit of a junk yard, right next to the hotel.
The staff is surly at best. The rooms are roomy enough, but not properly cleaned. The hallways are dark and dingy. The first floor corridors, with worn and dirty carpeting, are particularly bad, reminding me of a college dorm in need of maintenance. One day, we saw a woman struggling with a cup of coffee as she entered a door to the first floor cooridor. She spilled some coffee. At the end of the next day, those stains remained on the floor. The pool and surrounding facilities seeemed okay.
With every vacation, you need to determine how much you're willing to put up with to save some money. Just on the basis of the depressing atmosphere, I'd say this place isn't worth it.
For $49 a night
i am reading some complants about this hotel and let me tell you some are true and some are false . 1st. location is not good 2nd. however for 49 a night its right where it should be. 3rd. the time share thing is not bad , $375 bucks for a week in florida for my entire faimly i will do it again best deal in florida......! 4th. we all know why we accepted this great deal , why complain about it . 5th. this hotel is nice for a ramada nice pool , food was good , hotel staff was good considering the amount of people at check in out the door #$@^^ 6th. so if you are considering this hotel to stay at let me tell you its ALL RIGHT .I even met the gm carlos and told him to keep the good work up ! He is a very nice gentlemen , p/s. I did not buy the time share , maybe next yr
Great Vacation Hotel
My husband surprised me with a weekend getaway and and it was absoluetly wonderful. The hotel was great and we really enjoyed the tropical pool setting. We are looking forward to going to the beach and the Everglades again next year.It was a great getaway.
Resort it's not
Well, we did the timeshare thing as well, but thought it would be a nicer trip knowing what we do about timeshares. Instead the people were unfriendly and so rude and the service was horrible. I agree with the comments on the location of the resort and that it's not worth gutting and re-doing due to the location. We also thought it was a good "marketing" technique to get you into a timeshare - dump to beauty! We own a timeshare and love it, but this was definitely not the way to sell by putting you up at this "resort". And beware of the restaurant, they automatically add the gratuity to your bill and then have a line for additional gratuity at the bottom. Talk about double dipping. It's supposed to be a deal of a vacation, but I could have done a 7 day cruise for what I spent on this trip had a I researched for a good cruise deal. Never again . . . I've gotten better service at a Motel 6.
What a dump!
Why is it a dump? Old regular hotel - there is nothing 'resortish' about this Ramada. Everything was old - the bathroom, the carpet, the beds, the tv did not work. It needs to be gutted and upgraded, but what's the use when it's located in a crackpot neighboorhood. Oh, if you want porn, that's right around the corner. Not a place for familes. The room stunk of unthinkables and I heard that complaint from others who were there for the same reason as I was. I fell for the same time-share package as the last reviewer and I believe they want you to stay at this dump so that you will be more likely to purchase the overpriced timeshare. The timeshare seller told me that I was lucky that I wasn't at the other Lauderdale Beach Resort since it has ants! On the weekend, I stayed away from the pool and pool bar as night fell since the locals hung out to drink, be wild and walk the halls of the hotel. Will never stay at this Ramada and will have to think twice about another Ramada location outside of the Lauderdale area!
Deluxe Rooms - Right - WRONG!
I just returned from spending 2 nights with my husband & daughter and her husband at the Fort Lauderdale Ramada Plaza Hotel & Resorts as part of a Time-share promotional package I fell for.
They speak of deluxe accommdations... the room smelled so bad of bleach we had to asked to be moved! The second one stinked almost as bad.
The bathtub/shower the paint was coming off and the beds are so uncomfortable! On the back of the door, they list the rates for this room at " 4 people - 2 full beds = $199.00 per night!! Please!
My daughter was bitten by fire ants while we were at the pool!
The price of the drinks at the bar were outrageous! $7.00 for 1 margarita!
If this is "Deluxe Accommodation" they are greatly mistaken!