Travel Blogs from Daytona Beach
At 9:15 last evening, when the wheels of the MD-80 touched down on the runway at the Daytona Beach airport, our 80-day odyssey came to a screeching halt. We'd been awake since 5:00 AM, Paris time, to take a private shuttle to the Charles DeGaulle-Roissy airport for our return flight to Atlanta via Air France.
As most of you are aware, traveling by air has become an ordeal, with crowded airports, the agonizing security screenings, ...
... swimming in the water. I am in the hotel now updating my blog. They claim that Daytona Beach is the most famous in the world. It may be the most famous, but it has nothing on Australias beaches.
It was nice, however the sand was very hard. The water was very warm, probably as warm as an indoor pool.
I'm about to go to bed. Tomorrow we are going for a swim in the beach in the morning, having short look around and then continuing North To Savannah.
... Park, South Carolina. A beautiful campsite on Lake Marion. The sites are under huge pine trees with picnic tables and fire places. As there is an abundance of fire wood lying around in the woods, I collected enough to last well into the night and made a huge fire to braai our 8 pieces of chicken. With the sky being obscured by all the trees we did not see the dark clouds coming over and of course it was ...
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... I had visited a month earlier. There was no line for tickets so I went to the window. As I normally did, I asked about military discounts. Of course they had a discount, but here, it didn't apply to foreign military. "Thats a shame." I said. "I'll give it to you anyway." The nice lady behind the glass replied. So I got a slightly cheaper ticket. As soon as I entered, there were rockets. More then the ones in Houston. All the early test beds and rockets for Mercury, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bermuda House Daytona Beach
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I think some of the criticism of this hotel is a little unfair. The rooms are clean and bright and they have great views. The pool is clean and far nicer than the one at the Adam's Mark hotel which is about four times as expensive than this place. The garden is nice here and beach access is easy. Plus, the staff are really nice and helpful. All in all, a good place to stay and plenty of bang for your buck!
This was the most disgusting, awful hotel I've ever stayed at. The lobby and outside looks nice but you don't have to walk much further to see what it really is. The halls are nasty with pictures falling off the walls. The elevator was old and run down. The doors wouldn't open everytime and we were stuck several times. They buttons didn't work and were all broken. The deadbolt on the door didn't work and the chain was broken. The room was supposed to have all the "luxury hotel amenities" but they didn't even give us an iron to go with the ironing board provided. When I asked for an iron they gave us a broken one. The electric outlets didn't all work. The handle was falling off the fridge and toweling racks fell out of the walls when we hung our towels up. The toilet wouldn't flush unless you held the handle down until it was completely done flushing. The water took 10 minutes to heat up (no kidding...freezing cold) and the tub was rusted. The made didn't do anything except change the towels. She left dirty dishes in the sink and yuck on the floor and never made the beds. Our keys wouldn't work and they had to be programmed three times before they got them to work (we were on the 8th floor and had to walk downstairs because they elevator didn't work each time the keys had to be reprogrammed). The dishes in the cabinets were dirty when we arrived or were broken. The maid left the sliding doors open and tons of bugs flew in our room. There was no light on the balcony. When we got on the elevator some of the maintanance staff were giving us a hard time because they couldn't fit on the elevator and kept hitting buttons so that we couldn't get to our floor. To top it off there were about 50 kids running around the hotel at all hours and the staff wouldn't do anything about it.
Ok, it is a little tired and worn. It was clean and convenient. Spacious room, Oceanfront. My seperate kitchen had a table with floor to cieling plate glass window I enjoyed breakfast at before moving to my balcony to enjoy my coffee before heading for the beach. My phone did not work but was replace about 3 minutes after my request. The old building has some problems. The hallway decor was a little scary in fact. On arriving thought oh what have I gotten into. But room was fine, locatiion terrific across from shopping center with grocery, drug store, sandwich shop, severeal restaurants within a block. The tall portion of building recieved new carpet, paint and decor the week I was there. I watched them work all week. If price stays low this can be a nice inexpensive stay. The one downer for me was the pool is street side. I like to sit at pool and enjoy the ocean scenery. But nice garden pool well maintained. And staff was very responsive and cheerful for everything requested with lightning speed. They were impressive.
I spent a week at the hotel with my daughter and my girlfriend and her daughter. I really don't know what everyone was talking about, this hotel was the best I have ever stayed at. I have always booked at 5 star hotels and didn't have as much fun as I had here. I found the hotel staff very friendly and helpful, we could be ourselves and have fun. The beach and downtown was very assesible, the rooms were clean they just are not the RITZ and who goes on a holiday to stay in the room. We didn't. We went during spring break and the kids called us the Mummies. A holiday is what you make it and if you join in and have fun you meet lots of people and create lots of memories. I will definately be back to the Bermuda House with my kids and my girlfrieds. Daytona Rocks
Just returned to Canada from a week at this place and had a wonderful time - sure, it's not the ritz but you get what you pay for - the rooms were fine, clean, didn't see a bug at all so not sure what bugs others are talking about - the pool and hot tub were fabulous, the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful - anything you needed was provided right away, with a smile - everything worked well in our room - I'd stay here again anytime - the location was awesome. and Funny but - all the peopel from expensive hotels around us were all hanging out at ours because it was the most fun - !
Not as Bad As They Say.....
The people below me who posted reviews of this place are a lil extreme....The place is a good, Economical place to stay. I'm in the room right now on my laptop typing this.....And it's actually an Ok room, The Hotel itself is a little rundown, But it's bearable for the price you pay for it. And you can also have all the amenities of a 3 Star by walking next door to the La PLaya Resort.....Use all their facilities as well. I'd comeback here Again.
Do not go here. Although the rooms are cheap, good advice is to spend a lil more money and stay somewhere where you will not get lil red bumps all over you from the bed. the bathroom door didnt close, the balcony door was bolted shut...except not all the way so there was a draft...and the cleaning ladies were really strange. the hotel is located so far north on the beach that you basically have to take a car to get anywhere worth going. pretty big ---- hole.
DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!!!!
This hotel was horrible. Do not let the nice pictures fool you. The hotel lobby looks nice, but let me tell you...the rooms are not! Here are some of the problems we encountered while staying at the bermuda house: bathroom light didnt work, main door would not close, sliding balcony doors did not work and arent functional because the staff has locked them, TV cable broke and the TV sucks period, the kitchenette is so old that everything is broken(the refrigerator did not work) and in general the rooms were not clean. I found an old bloody rag and some kind of brown paper cloth behind the bed. Everything is rusty and about to fall apart. Please, DO NOT stay here, and if you do....you'll quickly understand my review
What a dump!
You would be better off sleeping in your car than staying at this dump. Property was originally a Howard Johnson( tells you how old it is) and has been in bankrupcy till recently. That would explain why this property looked so bad. The rooms are old, dirty, musty with rusting everything. Phones don't work, TV didn't work, some toilets didn't work and the list goes on and on. The staff is so tired of hearing complains they don't care anymore. Again, sleep in your car, on the beach, anywhere but here.
HoJo Credit Card Theft
THIS PLACE IS A BIG RIP-OFF!!! I cancelled my reservation. The reservationist told me the computers were down and couldn't give me a cancellation number. They billed my credit card for 4 nights that I never stayed! My credit card company won't resolve the issue. Don't get ripped off like I did. Stay clear of Hojo's Rip-Off!