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... our air conditioning is not working and we're now waiting for the repairman to arrive. Our "bug guy" just left, leaving behind some small bait traps to get rid us of the phantom ants that like our bathroom sinks.
We've replaced the DSL router last week and Lars is now ready to install our new Sonos system.
The Christmas tree is gulping up water in the stand in the living room but looks a little forlorn without lights and decorations. We ...
... social security card so I had to also make a trip to the SS Office where there were many unhappy people. Their reception systems issues a number based on the services you need and once the numbers started to be called many individuals were sure their number should be called first. Quite a lot of grumbling ensued and I tried to start a cheerful conversation with the people seated near me. After ...
... bags off him for fear he would break his back!! (he could hardly lift them, let alone carry them to my car)! Sat on the beach looking at the pier at sunset. Wrote postcards whilst sitting on the sand, watching pelicans swoop for fish in the sea in front of me. It's as idilic as it sounds! Was sitting on the balcony this evening, catching up on some emails-but kept hearing rattles from the trees below me ...(I think it was a snake-eeeeep!!) -so came inside ...
... out loud-everyone stared at me, but I didn't care! Made me feel at home :) As much as I absolutely love it out here-I think that it would be hard to be away from family and friends at birthdays and Christmas. Went to watch the sunset on the beach. The water is so clear and the sand so white. It's so beautiful that it's almost surreal. You feel like your watching it on tv-that it must be cgi-nothing real could be this stunning. But it is. Had dinner overlooking the beach. ...
Yes...we're finally back home. After seven months away, I feel a little like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, clicking my heels together and chanting "There's No Place Like Home!"
We took an early flight from Newark to Tampa on United Airlines. The trip was smooth and we arrived 20 minutes early! Our luggage came along for the ride and within a few minutes we were meeting our driver from Starlight Limousine at the curb. The day was sunny and warm and we felt ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lido Beach Resort Sarasota
Service was Awful
After spending an afternoon by the pool and gulf, we returned to our room to get ready for dinner and at 5:00 p.m., it was still not cleaned. The on-site restaraunt had very rude waitstaff - after two seperate problems, we ate offsite. The hotel was beautiful, but the service was awful - we won't return to this hotel.
A Better Hotel
I stayed at the Radisson on Lido and it was a better experience than the one I had at the Helmsley Hotel on Lido. At the Radisson I was first given a room on the first floor facing the beach-but it was right smack in the middle of everything-like the pool and bar area. Way too much noise. I went to the front desk and they upgraded me to a beachfront room on the 3rd floor of the newer building-much better!
They were very nice about it. I suggest if you stay on Lido Beach that you stay at the Radisson. Christoper's the main dining room is an okay ( I think other places in Sarasota may be better) place to eat-the Ceasar salad made table side is great. The pools are great at the hotel-very warm. I will go back to this hotel again. I will not go back to the Helmsley ever.
A wonderful hotel on a beautiful beach. The staff were efficient and friendly. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. My only regret is that I could only stay one night.
My husband and I spent 3 nights at the resort for my birthday (leaving our 2 sons at home with the grandparents). It was a great experience.
Given that we were there off season, it felt like we had the whole beach to ourselves. The beach was clean, uncrowded, an oasis. We stayed in an oceanfront room in the new tower. The room was clean and still looked very new. The bathroom was well-appointed with generous accessories, 2 sinks, a stall shower, and separate tub. We didn't use the kitchenette but it, too, was furnished with everything one would need to prepare meals, including a dishwasher. The balcony was large with a great view, and we spent many hours there just kicking back and reading the newspaper. Our room included breakfast in the small restaurant on the first floor of the resort, and that was also a good bargain and nice not to have to think about where to get breakfast each morning - it was a no brainer. St. Armand's Circle is within walking distance, or the hotel will shuttle you over. It is a shopper's and diner's paradise: an upscale, pedestrian, boutique haven with many privately owned shops (no Gap or Starbucks here), and several excellent restaurants (including Crab & Fin, our favorite). If we had to say anything negative about the resort, it's that there were several noisy weddings that kept some hotel guests up (although, frankly, we didn't hear a thing). And, the pool area was really sunny with little to no shade except for the umbrellas on the tables reserved for diners. They could use a few more umbrellas strewn around the pool area and next to the lounge chairs. In all, it was well worth the trip.
The Best Yet
We stayed in the hotel October 2003,we were in the south tower,The hotel was top class the best we have stayed in usa.If you stay in Sarasota make sure you stay in this hotel. The bedrooms in the south tower are huge The hotel staff are the best, we will be going back vary soon
the STORTON FAMILY ENGLAND
Would go back in a heartbeat
We stayed at the Radisson Lido Beach in late Sept. '03 and thought it was just great. We were on the 7th floor in the tower. We opened the door to the room and looked through the sliding door on the opposite side of the room and all you could see was ocean. The sunsets were spectacular from the balcony. The room was really nice and clean. The mini kitchen (frig, microwave, dishes, utensils, etc.) was very handy.
The room was straightened up in a timely manner every single day. We ate at the restaurant off the lobby for breakfast and it was also good.
We had drinks at the bar (on the 8th floor) and that was a fun time.
They had a guy playing the organ and singing, people were dancing and having a great time. As a night cap, I highly recommend the chocolate martinis (I would go back just for that). The restaurant (also on the 8th floor) is pretty pricey and would have been nice if it overlooked the ocean (but oh well). The shuttle to St. Armands Circle was another nice amenity. Just ask at the front desk. They give you a card and you call the number and they pick you up wherever you specify. Sarasota itself is beautiful and clean. You can't go there without a visit to Marina Jack's. It's a lively open air bar/restaurant with live music right in the marina with good food and nice views.
Awesome, Super Great, The best!!!
My Husband and I stayed at the Radission, at Lido Beach Sarasoto. It was the very best experience we have ever had. The price was great, The service was unbelievable they waited on you hand and foot. Which we were not use to at all. We felt very special like movie stars, if you can imagine? You have to see this place to believe it. I promise, you will not be disappointed.
Beautiful, relaxing, clean!!!
Wonderful resort, location is great - right on the beach and close to shopping. Rooms and breezeways are very well kept. Will be going back soon. Food is also good.
Excellent beachfront resort
My husband and I stayed here and we will definitely be coming back.
There are 2 buildings-the south tower and the main building. The south tower's rooms are about $20 more,a little larger and have inside entrances. We stayed in the main building, which have exterior entrances. Our room was clean, appeared to have been newly decorated and a very nice size. There are 2 swimming pools, which was nice because they were not overcrowded. The beach was not crowded either.
You can rent waverunners from there, but it is not affiliated with the hotel-so take your credit card. There is a tiki bar between the 2 pools and it seems like a local favorite. The staff was friendly and helpful.
They even have a complementary shuttle to and from St. Armands Circle.
The resort seemed to have a balance of families and couples.
Great Place to Stay!
Very pleased with hotel and location. Accommodations (South Tower) and beach were both excellent. Staff exceptionally nice. Property very clean and food was great. BEACH WAS FABULOUS!