All Inclusive Inverrary Vacation Resort
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Historical Traveler Reviews All Inclusive Inverrary Vacation Resort Fort Lauderdale
Better every year
This is our 5th summer vacation at this Resort and once again we had a wonderfull experience. They are extremelly pleasant and trying to accomodate any problems we may have, going out of the way to please us. If you want value this is your hotel.
Very nice hotel
I was impress by the Lobby with its modern look and the service was outstanding. I expend 3 days with my husband and they did for us anything we requested. It was a dream of actitude by the staff. The room was good even that can have improvements. Very nice hotel for a weekend of shopping and sports
I recently stayed at the Inverrary Hotel on a golf package. We played several courses that were part of their package. We loved the Inverrary courses and the Colony West but did not like the attitude of the people at the Jacaranda course. The hotel room we had was spacious and clean, the staff was very accomodating. Our package included an open bar and all the food we could eat. The food was very good and we certainly took advantage of the open bar. We have already book our group golf package at the hotel for next year.
It was a real pleasure to stay at this hotel I went with a group of friends since my husband plays golf, let me tell you I'll never thought that for the price we paid we were going to get a great service and a great hotel, I really liked it....
A nice friendly stay
I elected the Inverrary because I wanted to be close to Sawgrass Mills and it was a wonderfull experience. The Staff was great accomodating to all my whises, and the service was like being at home with wonderfull service that made my stay a pleasure. From the maid service, to waiters, to front desk all were terrific. I definitelly recommend this hotel for staying west of Ft. Lauderdale
Great Golf Package
Our group stay there for 4 nights in an All Inclusive Golf Package and we loved it. We had our choice of magnificent golf courses and we went to extremes enjoying their food and lounges. They serve you shrimp and all kind of meats and you have unlimited drinks. They went out of their way to satisfy us and it was a great vacation at an unbelievable price.
The best value ever. The staff was great and the rooms were recently redecorated. They even put mints and made our beds over in the afternoon. We could even talk to the Chef and ask for special meals.
Our only problem is that we put too many pounds as it was a continuos fest of food and drinks but we really had a great time.
You get you pay for - but not at the Inverrary
4 stars my you know what.
It might have been 4 stars 30 years ago when it was built (and when the pictures that appear on most web sites were taken.)
We believed one of those online reservation sites that starts with an "O" where you get a "4 star hotel at a 2 star price." It was miserable.
The only reason we believed the room was "cleaned" this century was the "sanitized" strip across the toilet seat.
From our lovely poolsie room, we could not only see the parking lot of the subdivision next to the hotel, but the worldly belongings of some of the other hotel residents (not guests, residents) under blue tarps on the balconies below us.
The elevators were slow or broken, the restaurant was closed at 6pm on a Saturday night, the tennis courts were no where to be seen - so we immediately went back to the lobby to check out.
At first, they tried to put us in another room. We asked if it would be similar to the disgusting one we had just come from. Although they were not appreciative of our comments, we were persistant in asking for a refund. Luckily we got all of our money back.
One note - that "O" web site said that every room had a mini bar - the front desk looked at us like we had two heads and told us that nine of the rooms had them.
We drove around for another 2 hours, found a local tourist publication and a newly renovated guest house for the same price (another note, we found out at brunch the next day that the "O" site wouldn't list the guesthouse.)
People in Ft. Lauderdale cringe when we tell them where we were originally going to stay. We tell all of our friends our story so they won't make the same mistake. STAY AWAY FROM THE INVERRARY PLAZA HOTEL
Not what I thought it would be
This hotel is a joke. They advertise themselves as a "resort" when they are more like a motel. They rooms are very dingy and musty smelling.
The property looks good in pictures but looks very old in reality. If you are looking for a clean "resort-like" hotel, look somewhere else.
Worst hotel ever
I regret that a rating lower than terrible is not possible. This "hotel" advertises based on its having hosted a PGA golf tour event in the 60s. We arrived in early February 03 and were assigned to 8th floor rooms. Only after our credit card was run through for 3 nights were we told that "the" elevator was out of order. When we asked a passing employee whether all three elevators had gone out at the same time, he advised that two had not worked for weeks. Because the crowd in the parking lot was too scary to leave anything in the car, were carried our golf bags and luggage up the eight floors. The guest rooms on the first floor hall to the stairway were inhabited by poor souls wandering from room to room (all doors open). We later learned that this hotel serves, in part, as a homeless shelter. We also noticed that half of the video games in the game room on that floor were blocked by stacked, used mattresses. After 36 hours with no elevator service, we checked out and demanded credit for unused nights. In fairness, we received no argument. The credit memo read "guest unhappy," and it was apparent that the front desk staff was quite accostumed to dealing with such problems. We later were told that drug busts are not uncommon at this property. We also learned that this "hotel" in fact is a condominium.
Our supposition is that all unit owners long ago gave up on their investments and that there simply is no money available to maintain the property. No online service should carry this property as a booking option.
Thumbs WAY DOWN for Inverrary Hotel
This was the worst hotel ever. I highly recommend you do NOT stay there!
They brag about how great their accomodations are, but they are disgusting. The elevator is so SLOW, you can literally age years while waiting, and when I was there, only one was operational.
Their AC units are so old they are rusted and disintegrating, and are not very efficient. The one we had didn't work AT ALL, and it was 90 degrees outside.
In addition, the central AC broke, and it was hotter that you know what, and it was not scheduled for repair until after my checkout.
I asked for a non-smoking room, and got a disgusting smoking room. Then I was moved to the room that had no AC.
The pool .. well, that was pretty great, if you were a skateboarder. There was no water in it.
The grounds were an eyesore.
When asked for compensation, they were rude and insulted me by only compensating a minute portion of the bill.
If you are looking for a place to stay while in the GREAT city of Fort Lauderdale, I suggest ANYWHERE else but Inverrary Hotel. You'd be better off in a box in the parking lot.
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