The Islander Resort
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... morning, our backyard had morphed into a mini-Luxembourg garden, complete with French graffiti on the back fence. There is now a statuette of a nude female (tastefully attired in "pasties"), of which we saw many (sans "pasties") during our travels. It resembles a cruder version of the famous Venus de Milo in the Louvre, albeit without a head, but it does add a certain charm to the garden!
The remodeling crew did a fantastic job, and both ...
... swimming in the water. I am in the hotel now updating my blog. They claim that Daytona Beach is the most famous in the world. It may be the most famous, but it has nothing on Australias beaches.
It was nice, however the sand was very hard. The water was very warm, probably as warm as an indoor pool.
I'm about to go to bed. Tomorrow we are going for a swim in the beach in the morning, having short look around and then continuing North To Savannah.
... with Thunder and Lightning just about the same time. In the mean time our fire was dead dead and the chicken was half raw and getting washed. By now we where very hungry.There was only one thing to do strip,naked, wet clothing is not a good thing in a small van, so I dashed out got the cooker, chicken, plates and cutlery and Michelle cooked inside.It was pitch dark and thick with water out there, so I ...
we have no schedule
... up, had my standard picture taken with a shuttle background and climbed onboard. We drove off the visitors centre lot and onto the road I had come in on, but turned right, and headed further up the cape. Immediately right of where we had pulled out of the visitors centre was the launch pad for the first Mercury mission, NASA's first manned mission. The pad was right there, and all it was was a cone shaped exhaust deflector next to a building. There would have been a ...
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Good Hotel on the Beach
The Hotel wasn't exactly the cleanest, but it was good for the money. It had a great outdoor pool and jacuzzi. My husband and I had a great time. It was located right on the beach. At first the room that was originally booked for us, wasn't cleaned, so they gave us another room, when we got up to the sixth floor, that room wasn't clean either, so we tracked back downstairs and they gave us another room. The bathroom left alot to be desired in cleanliness. But, overall, it really wasn't a bad hotel.
Upon arrival to the hotel we checked in and got on the elevator which we noticed to have an expired permit showing. Once we got to our assigned room we were upset to find out that we did not have a compact refrigerator even though our confirmation email said we were supposed to . We went back to the front desk and they told us it was wrong but they would do us a FAVOR and upgrade us to a room with a full kitchen. We go to our new room and notice that the refrigerator is broken. You have to lift up the freezer handle to close the fridge. We then noticed that the tub was filthy. The walls did not connect to the floor. There was about a 2 inch gap between the two. The sprinklers were painted and the only smoke detector was located far from the kitchen. The bed sheets were dirty and when we finally got room service (after 2 days), the attendant made the bed with the same sheets. We finally checked out 2 days early and were put the the runaround to get the money for the 2 unused days back. I have pictures if you are interested in seeing the conditions of the room.
Worst hotel ever!
Stayed at this property 12 years ago and it was fabulous. Intended to stay for 10 days this time and could only stand two. The kitchenettes and walls were filthy. Got up our first morning and the door would not open. The desk clerk did not believe us, since we were on a high floor fire was a definite danger. A wonderful maintainance person finally showed up and took the lock completely out, the front desk did not want to even give us another room! Needless to say we left earlier than planned.
I'll be back
Enjoyed my stay here. the room had an excellent view of the ocean .
nice swimming pool and indoor pool. The manager of the hotel was very friendly and always asked if there was anything he could do to make our stay better. I'll be back next year
Waited too late to renovate
although the hotel was being renovated, it should have started years ago...I can't believe they let it get to that condition before trying to do something about it. Paint peeling off the doors, carpet in the hallway filthy, plaster from balcony above falling onto our balcony.
It's obvious at one time it was a very nice hotel, but unitl the renovation is complete, try somewhere else.
Our last 2 summer Vacations we spent here, the first time they were doing thier make over, the scaffolds were right in front of our oceanfront view and the noise was all day, banging and banging, taught me to always ask if there would be construction on my next vacation, other wise we made the best of it. For the price you pay, you get an awesome place to stay. Were headed back for our 3rd year!!
Worst Hotel I ever stayed in
This was by far the worst hotel I've ever stayed in. The wallpaper was coming off the wall, the smoke alarm beeped all night, there was no light bulb in the lamp and out of four days, our room was only cleaned twice. I told the clerk several times but frankly, she did not care (claimed there was nothing she could do because she was the only one working and she couldn't leave the front desk). When I called in the AM, they said they would look at it,but NEVER did.
Terrible. The woman working the front desk both nights I stayed was a complete grouch. The rooms smelled of stale sex. The sheets were greasy. Our TV decided to short out.The view was nice though. The houskeeping woman I came across was very polite.
I love it...
Wow, what a great hotel. Five stars baby, right on the ocean front too, what more could you want, jacuzzi, pool, ocean view, nice beaches, moonlit walks...nothing better.Excellent service.
Enjoyed our stay
I stayed at this hotel 5 years ago, it was great then and I understand they have remodelled since. It was very nice then and very clean. They had a kids program and the children loved it, and so did I.