Travel Blogs from Miami Beach
... perform as Whitney Houston. I think "he" was better looking than Whitney in her later years.
Later we took the Pirate Boat Duck Boat trip. Fun way to see Miami. They drive through the area and then inflate pontoons and it turns into a boat. They take you around all the EXPENSIVE homes in the bay. We got caught in a tropical downpour and the boat captain let us get off close to where our car was, ...
I keep saying that - possibly because it's on every second t-shirt you see in this mad crazy place that is Miami! It's like the movies only better. This place is flipping MENTAL and we seem to have fitted right in, er? ;-) Approximately every half hour or so, Chris will say, I quote: "**** I love America, yes please", it's totally his style and it's pretty hysterical to witness, am loving it. Arrived here last Sunday, jumped into our hire car and drove the 350km off ...
... most of this lovely weather. Now that we have done everything that we planned to do whilst here, I am ready to go home. Only one more day!
Day 38 – Friday 7th August
Our last day! We did the same as yesterday, although when we were in the sea I saw a stingray jump up behind Adam, so I ran out and we stayed at the pool after that! This evening we went back to the hospital to get my medical records, only to find that the office was ...
... as the rich have drove by in the Ferrraris and Lambourghinis.
Jay's had enough of the blog now so I've decided to put my penny's worth in. I think he'll be
spending our time at the airport today drowning his sorrows as we're both gutted to be coming ome. Hope you've enjoyed Jay's blog, it's been brilliant for me as I've not had to write in my diary. So after 60000 KM, 18 countries, 6 months and 24 hours a day we've not killed one another! We're back on Monday, see you all soon.
... guitars compete with sleight-of-hand magicians for tips from the tables around us. It's a total barrage of noise assailing us as we eat our pasta and drink red wine from Francis Ford Coppola's vineyard. A non-stop assault on our jetlagged senses.
Then three women with hair extensions like garden hoses and the biggest booties known to man walk past. We've never seen anything like it. Implants, padding, who knows?!? But if that silicon comes from France then they're in line for ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Paradiso Miami Beach
Don't stay in room 18!
The niceness of the room depends on what room you stay in. Let me tell you about ours. The walls were dirty and needed to painted desperately. There was actually nose waste (boogers) on the wall. The pillowcases were not changed the whole time we were there (6 days). The apartment was spacious but very awkward. On a brighter note, we peeked into other rooms, they seemed nicer. However, we were not close enough to see the walls. I will not be staying here again. Very uncomfortable.
I thought the VP was VERY nice and VERY reasonable. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was very spacious and clean. The service was also very good (they even washed my dishes!). The only dirt I saw was on the ceiling fans, so I do not agree with the negative reviewers. My only complaint is that the staff is a little stingy with the towels. The hotel was very quiet and I felt very safe (locked gate after 10pm). My rates were less than other hotels in the area and I had a much bigger room. The full size kitchen was very usable (please note there is not a micorwave, just a stove and a full-size fridge). It was a great place to make a sandwich, soup, or cook a frozen pizza. If you are looking for a clean place to lay your head, I whole heartedly suggest Villa Paradiso!
I stayed at Villa Paradiso with my husband in February 2005. We both were very satisfied it!
Stay here. You won't regret it.
A really nice place to stay. Don't believe any negative reviews. It is reasonably priced, clean, safe and comes complete with a very helpful and welcoming management. I will stay there on my annual trips to South Beach.
Lovely Villa Paradiso
This is a find, and we will definitely return! It's very well located- you can walk to the ocean, shopping, restaurants, and don't need a car at all. The rooms are nicely furnished and have kitchenettes which are quite functional. Since restaurants in Miami are fairly expensive, this is a nice way to save some money by being able to prepare some of your own food.
There is a lovely patio/jardin that is filled with plants and has great seating. We spent nearly every evening out there.
Definitely coming back!
Just got back from a wonderful week at Villa Paradiso. The room was perfect--cute little kitchen, plenty of room to spread out, clean, and well maintained. Comfortable bed & couch and lots of closet space. Can't beat the location, 1 block to the beach, and the staff was unbelievably friendly and helpful. We'll be coming back next time.
From teh minute you walk in this place you are treated like you are the most important person in the world. Sondra, who runs the office, is always friendly and has the most amazing ability to put a smile on your face and is always ready to tell you the best places to go for a happy hour cocktail or just a lite bite.
Been 3 times, love it.
I've stayed there 3 times - nice roomy studios, wood floors - polite cleaners - never came and woke me up if id been out late - and its remarkably quiet there, for somewhere around 14th st and collins. v friendly and helpful staff. nice and clean - ok, the place is a bit old, but thats part of the charm, certainly not in disrepair like that first guy made out. i did seee a dead cockroach the first time i went there, but never since - but you're bound to get the odd bug somewhere that hot, esp if they wander in from outside. the kitchen adn bathroom were totally nice and clean adn the cleanign lady even did my washing up a few times. lovely lovely place adn ill keep goign back.
The hotel website makes this look as though it is a beautifully restored tropical oasis. Perhaps it was years ago. I, however, found it to be old and in dire need of repair and cleaning and pest control.Ants in the kitchen, rusting furniture in the bedroom. stains on the couch that could not be explained. tiles broken in the bathroom, MOLD in the bathroom, dirty walls throughout. Had I not been obligated to stay here because of monies already paid, I would have checked out earlier.
PLEASE STAY AWAY from this hotel. The location is great, but the hotel is in disrepair. I am hardplaced to think of how others could give it such high marks
Loved paradisoguest house
I will never stay in a hotel again after staying in this guest house-makes you feel like your on an island--the rooms were fresh and clean-especially the bedsheets and the staff could not have been any nicer---went next door to check out the Bringham but think the lady there forgot her prozac that day-seemed irritated by anyone not directly staying there.