Lago Mar Resort and Club
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Orlando to Fort Lauderdale Jet-lag. That must be why the clock says 04.35 but my body says 09.35. Not so bad though as was asleep by 9 last night. Bed was really comfortable. First stop is breakfast and when in Florida that means Denny's. a Grand Slam Slugger. Then a quick trip to Wal-Mart for some essential last minute toiletries and a aux cable …
After passing through Customs at Key West, I took off again (no fuel needed), this time VFR to Fort Lauderdale Executive (KFXE) and my favorite FBO, Banyan, from where I had departed on this trip on January 2. My weather radar display was now working again since I was once more inside the XM satellite coverage footprint. It showed several rain showers and buildups along my short route to KFXE which confirmed what I could see ahead of me. So great to have my cockpit ...
... to enjoy a life of success and adventure." So, fear is the natural human reaction when we dare to stretch beyond our comfort zone. Every time we try something new, brave a foreign frontier, or push ourselves past previously exceeded limits, we should feel fear. Fear is the precursor to growth.
I am reminded of a Florida Keys vacation long ago. I had always wanted to swim with dolphins and learned there is ...
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It's time now to go back to our cabin, our legs are so sore after walking all these corridors, our eyes are so sore because they have seen so many wonders....
And the worst ( or the best ?) part is, we have only discovered a teeny part of this ship, so this means tomorrow, we'll probably have a very long day of discovery as well !! The good news is tomorrow is a day at sea, so we'll have all the day for that !
That's all for today, time to get some sleep at long last....
... Arena and Freedom Tower which used to process immigration applications from Cuban refugees after the revolution.
There wasn't much else to take a look at downtown, so we hopped on the metromover to do an elevated loop of the city. It is free and automated, so its quite smooth running. We hopped off after a complete loop and walked into Macys so that I could buy some jeans. I never really had a good fitting pair of ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Lago Mar Resort and Club Fort Lauderdale
Loved Lago Mar - it was great!!!
Its a great vacation spot - clean,courteous, helpful and a pleasure to visit in all respects.
One simple word class
This hotel with out a doubt is the best kept secret in fla, the tajmahal has nothing on this hotel from the bellhops to the owner this place has #1 class, i was so happy i stood there i have a 5 year old and 7 year old they loved it... the pools are simply beautiful and the private beach wad very clean the staff is top notch they go out of there way to help you .we had a suite for 155 a night not a bad price the place is so clean and a.c. really cranks.we ate out at different resturants at night so we didint really have the food.... forget every other hotel out there ib ft lau do yourself a favor a go here you will love it!!!! p.s. dont be suprised if you see movie stars at this hotel they frequent the hotel.... thats all i have to say......class.class.CLASS....
Nice place to stay
Beautiful place for some sunny beach days. Clean rooms, excellent breakfast buffet and a nice pool with beach view..... Internet access via TV (10 $/day) is just good enough to check the emails. Many pages doenīt work and istīs hard to navigate without a mouse. Good service - late check-out without any problems.
A Bit Dissappointing
We stayed at Lago Mar for 3 nights in May 2003. Previously we had stayed at The Hyatt Regency Pier 66 but decided we wanted a beach front location.The lobby was fairly pleasant but not representative of the rest of the hotel. Our room was tired, the bed sloped away from the wall, and the bed linens were poor. The in room safe was not secure and operated by a simple key. The elevator in our block was smelly and dirty and the stairwell equally poor. The breakfast was expensive. The bathroom compliments were good.Will return to The Hyatt next time.
This resort is excellent for children except for one huge drawback. First, the good: The suite was well designed for a family and the activities were just wonderful. Spectacular pool for children, plus free kids 9-holes putting green, shuffleboard, vollyball tournaments, giant chess game, computer game room (not free), and playground. Now, the not so good. The food here is definitely not kid friendly. Buffet breakfast for 2 adults and 2 kids cost over $50, way too pricey when kids only eat a dab of this and that. Lunch at the soda pop shop, same problem; it came to over $50 for burgers, hot dogs, and ice creams. But worst of all, the dinner menus in both restaurants are impossible for most kids - no kids menu offered, no kid-type food available whatsoever. We were told that we could order burgers, hot dogs, or pizza for them, but only through room service to eat in the room. How discriminating! We had to go elsewhere both nights for dinner. However, if you can plan around the food problem, you'll have a wonderful time here.
Lago Mar the Best
The view from the lower three floors that was previously critisized was corrected during our stay there in September. All the foliage was in the process of being trimmed. My only negative comment would be concerning the crowds on the weekends when the locals come to use the pool and beach. Adults were fine, but the teens calling all their friends over was a little much.
We stayed here for a week. The rooms were nice. Cool and quiet. The only negatives are as follows:
The palm trees block the ocean view on the lower three floors.
The soda shop is way too expensive.
Paying five dollars for a beach chair is really tacky.
Other than that, it is a cool place. We'll probably go back.
Nice grounds--beautiful pools--we had great service--but bring a thick wallet!! ($3.00
coffee, $9.00 mixed drink, $5.00 beer, charges for beach chairs!)
This property is beautiful, including the lagoon style pool. What the brochure does not tell you are the following:
Plants are better attended to than the people.
Meal service can be slow and frenetic
waiters appear to be untrained and often in a quandry. Thereis no effective maitre'de supervision of customers waiting to be served.
Many entree's in main dining room, save for steaks, are nice in appearance but tasteless.
The main bar can hold only six people seated.
When busy the sole bartender can't even see the people waiting. Annoying.
The little snack and items shop sells dollar items for four and five dollars. Petty predatory pricing. Told my kids, don't go there.
All in all, a classy property, with not so classy management.