Red South Beach Hotel
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With a very early morning flight arrival and a 3pm check in at the Red South Beach Hotel in Miami, I had a plan mapped out. This was the hotel that I had originally booked for the start of my trip - that I missed because of Virgin Australia's little miss upstart. The hotel kindly transferred my payment to this last night of my holiday.
Had a very good flight to New York where we travelled on to Nashville arriving at 5.15pm Nashville time which is 6 hours behind us. Picked up our people carrier. A white car this time. Found Hampton Inn and Suite no problem. Very nice room. We were quite tired but freshened up and went downtown to explore a bit. Very lively place with lots of music …
... stuck on the ride and they will most likely open it for free! We run back to Island of Adventure and straight to the Harry Potter area, by this time the outdoor rides are now open, there is only a 15 min wait for the Dragon Challenge- sweet! This ride is actually 2 roller coasters and when you get closer to the front you have to choose which one to go on. It's a sit down ride with you legs dangling (like Nemesis at Alton Towers) it's 2 1/2 mins, of high tapped twists, turn and ...
... humid and muggy but so nice to have some heat! So far we haven't found the people to be overly accommodating and friendly like in every other American place we've been but it might just be who we've met so far. We text Julio for some travel tips and must-do's in Miami... So now we are so excited about exploring tomorrow. I've wanted to say this for so long: I'm in Miami B*tch! ...
... looked at the wall art and graffiti. We hanged at the beach. We had beers. Just went with the flow really. The weather the whole 4 days I was there was bloody hot. And humid. And the ocean was warm so you couldn't get any relief from that. The things I did most in Miami: - drink - eat - explore - shop - relaxed - meet some amazing people - swim - sun bake - sleep It's been great to have some people ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRed South Beach Hotel Miami Beach
A bit of bling in South Beach! A friendly hotel with unique decor making it a pleasant change from the average hotel interiors. Lovely rooms, comfy beds, a great pool area and a wonderful restaurant - I'd highly recommend this hotel.
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Lovely hotel but a little bit away from Ocean Drive
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Historical Traveler Reviews Red South Beach Hotel Miami Beach
Would stay there again
I stayed at the Villa Capri during memorial weekend. I must say that the room is kind to the eyes unlike regular hotel rooms. The room i stayed in had a separate living room area with a kitchenette in between the bedroom with a king size bed. The bed was so comfortable and the sheets and oversized pillows were a nice touch. The staff was nice as well as the valet. Considering the prices for the rest of the hotels on the strip we got a price for 175/night and it was last minute. They have a pool thats rather small but still nice for a dip after you've experienced florida heat. Memorial weekend was kinda crazy and even though its on 30th and Collins its still walking distance to the excitement of the strip. Nobody stays in their hotel when in south beach but it was nice when we were inside.
Mediocre at Best
This is NOT a 4-star hotel. We were put in a room with no thermostat! I mean, you expect to be able to control the temperature of your hotel room. Service was nice, but not helpful. The location is across from the beach, but not near much of interest. I would NOT stay here again.
We were there for 4 days and had a large group.... wound up getting 2 adjacent suites. Hotel was definitely affordable considering the size of our group. Only a block away from the beach and far enough away from SoBe that it was quiet at night. I would definitely reiterate previous comments about being understaffed.
Overall, had a great time and the hotel suited our needs.
Re-opening of the restaurant Casanova made our stay that much better!
Upon entering the Villa Capri Hotel you feel like you stepped into a boutique hotel in Paris. The decor is in deep reds and gold and in very good taste. There is a wonderful intimate bar and the restaurant is very pretty and done in the same parisian theme.. Check-in was fine. The suite was very clean and tastefully decorated. The best part of the entire stay were the two men running the restaurant, Dominique and Andre. The restaurant even though it is in the hotel has nothing to do with the hotel and these two men made us feel as though we were guests in their own home. They told us they had just re-opened the restaurant that weekend, (it had been closed for eight months)apparantly the hotel didn't think it was worth having. The food was excellent and we were served breakfast, lunch and dinner either by the pool or in the restaurant. We all became friends by the end of our trip(we were only there 3 nights) and it was obvious that all the other guests felt the same way. Had it not been for them the hotel would have been adequate but it wouldn't have felt the same. I would stay at the hotel again but only if our friends Dominique and Andre are still there.
Perfect for My Family and I
My wife and I loved our stay at the Villa Capri. The one-bedroom suite we stayed in was very homey, nicely furnished, and had a mini-kitchen with a mini-range, small refrigerator, and microwave. Our room was clean and more than adequately spacious. The hotel provided a nice wooden crib for our son ($10 for three days) and removed one of the TVs at our request. Overall the hotel is very quaint and personal. We found everyone there courteous and helpful, including the front desk person who fielded several of my wife's questions and the valet. At $134/night we would definitely stay there again. I accidentally left my nightshades in the room, which were graciously mailed back to me free of charge. One caution: Be sure to ask about potential incidental charges beforehand. We would have gotten charged $25/day for a VCR had we not complained.
Good hotel but seriously under staffed. No amenities.
The Capri is a small hotel that is well kept but seriously understaffed. There is no full time bartender (so we couldn't get a drink at the pool), the restaurant is only open for breakfast, and we waited at an empty front desk for 10 minutes to check out.
We rented the 1 BR suite which is big for a regular hotel room, but on the small side for a 1 BR suite.
Still, it was clean and the A/C worked very well.
The pool is small but nice. The beach is one block from the hotel. The hotel does not provide any chairs or umbrellas. They can be rented on the beach at a cost of $7 - $10 per chair.
There is no food at all within walking distance except for Dennys, which is across the street. Fortunately, Southbeach central is only a short cab ride away.
Bottom Line: We got a discount on line for $149 per night for the 1 BR. At that price, I think it was worth it. Their rack rate is much higher and at that rate, I would probably look elsewhere.
Italian Deco lush
My girlfriend and I wanted to stay at a boutique hotel in the South Beach area. We saw the great reviews of the Pelican (at 5th & Ocean) and really liked the place. However, a friend said the Villa Capri was newly renovated with Italian deco decor, and we should give that a try since the Pelican is in such a noisy area of town. Did I make the right choice. You have to understand up front that most of these reviews must be written by young people. I am over 40, and if I stayed at the Pelican I probably would have checked out fast. That place was a madhouse of noise. This Villa Capri was just great. Away from the center of South Beach but close enough for a 5 minute drive. The lobby is sheer opulent Italian deco furniture, a cool bar area connected to the pool, and a ample sized checkin area. When you walk in you feel as though you are in another country. Staff were friendly and the suite room was plenty large. I remember the way cool bedspread in burgundy and blue and the deco furnishings. Rooms were quiet at night and I slept like a log.
Loved the Capri, I recommend it!!!!
The Capri is a small hotel but the rooms are very spacious and kept in excellent conditions. We stayed in a room that had a living area, kitchenette, 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom, plus it had lots of closet space.
The location of the Capri is not the best because it is not oceanfront but it's just across the street from the beach, the pool is a little in the small side but since we reserved room at the Riu Florida Beach and from there they moved us to the Capri because of some room problems, we used the pool and all the amenities of the Riu Florida Beach hotel while staying at the Capri (thank god we didnt stay in the Riu, very bad reviews of that hotel). All in all, the Capri is a very nice hotel I thought that I was staying in a 5 star hotel for a while, my only complaint is the service (they are a little slow and not all that nice, except for the valet parker he's pretty cool).
Nice Hotel, Service not accomidating
We stayed in a one bedroom suite and the living room/kitchen was very small. There was not an iron in the room, we called downstairs and it took an hour to bring the iron up and the iron did not work. We asked the front desk to call a Limo and the staff did not lift a finger. At one point both of the elevators were broken down and so we requested ice to be brought up to our suite, since the ice machine was on the first floor and they refused. Once the elevator was fixed a friend and I went downstairs to retrieve ice and the staff would only allow us to take one bucket. This was unreasonable since we were staying in the pent house with six people. On our last day the manager was there and she did make it up to us by serving us a free breakfast by the pool, which was excellent and she waved the valet parking fee.
Great hotel in bad location
There were 5 of us going to Miami, and instead of splitting into 2 hotel rooms, we wanted to find a suite. The Capri had very reasonable rates, possibly because it is a bit away from the excitement of South Beach. It is on Collins Ave, in a kind of rough part of town. Nothing too bad, but I wouldn't recommend walking alone at night. The room was gorgeous, so was the lobby. Very spacious, with a kitchenette, 2 bathrooms, 2 queen beds and a pull-out couch. The bartender, Damain, was very friendly and managed to give us passes to all the hottest nightclubs. It is right across the street from the beach and they also have a nice pool.