Tropi Rock Resort
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It has been a few months since I have made an entry in my travel blog, but I wanted to take the time to catch up on our trip to the United States since we did get to visit lots of places, friends and family. We went to a ton of places, so sorry about the shortness of the entries, but I really just want to get it all on the map. After Grand Cayman, …
So after we left The Keys we had to spend another wonderful day in the Florida heat driving in the van. Making our way to Fort Lauderdale, so that way we we're closer when it came time to taking Michelle back to the airport. Little did we know that it was a 3 day weekend, so when it came time to finding a hotel we struck out quite a few times... …
... deck 4 for the daily Diamond event. One of the perks of being a frequent sailer is we get invited to these events were there is a free bar and canapés for a few hours every evening. Perfect for pre-dinner drinks. Joyce, Jerry and their friends join us later before we head off to the main dining room for dinner. We now always opt for My Time Dining instead of the other 2 set dining times. We normally show up around 8.30 but its flexible and we can turn up earlier or ...
... flat bed. It took us ages to break through the cloud base on landing, it must have been at about 500 ft. The biggest shock was the temperature - only 35 degrees and I only had a thin cardigan. This time last year we were basking in the 80s.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tropi Rock Resort Fort Lauderdale
The Tropi-Rock Resort is a one-of-a-kind. A casual, relaxed, motel-style resort in picturesque Ft. Lauderdale with all the charm, service , and style of a 5-star boutique hotel at a fraction of the price! Steps from the beach, a short walk to restaurants and nightlife. The pool is totally modern and heated and surrounded by abundant tropical foliage and chaise-lounges and plenty of very luxurious tables and chairs. Thick beach towels are provided as well(unheard of in motels in general!) The rooms are whimsically decorated and thoroughly modern and perfectly maintained. Refrigerators, coffee makers, modern phones, remote controlled cable tv with at least 60 channels, plenty of soaps and towels in the "spic-and-span"vintage bathrooms. But the best part of all is the warm friendly service. How nice it is to walk into a hotel of this quality and be checked-in by the owner! One feels as though they are a V.I.P. And the price....LOW!! This place is a real bargain for what you get. Go and stay at the Tropi-Roc! You will not be disappointed!!
There are three things that make a hotel stand out as a great hotel. The facility itself, location and personnel. Tropi Rock has all three mastered on the superior scale!
Tropi is the place to come back to!!!!
MY wife and family stayed at this Hotel from December 25th thur January 6th 2003. I found the staff to be great.. Especially John the manager whom could tell you where to go anywhere in South Beach. The rooms were very nice and clean and the staff was very friendly. The heated pool was a great touch when the nights were somewhat cold at the time we were there. I give this hotel 5 plus stars and would come again anytime.
What a GREAT Place to Stay!
We've been staying here for the past four years before we take our annual cruise. We've stayed here by ourselves and with groups of people we've brought along. We always enjoyed staying here, but it's even better under the new ownership (within the last six months).
You'll find a unique environment totally different from all other hotels/motels in the area. The rooms are cleverly decorated and colorful, the pool is surrounded by beautiful landscaping, there are two areas where you can grill out and have picnics and best of all, the new owner, Mick, is genuinely concerned about taking care of his guests. It's always refreshing to find someone these days that truly cares about customer service.
We've already booked to stay there before our next cruise.
I have to weigh in on the Tropi Rock with a somewhat neutral review. On the positive side, I do feel the Tropi Rock owners have done as much as they can with what they have. It is a lovely little place, not at all a sterile chain motel. Our room was painted a pretty sunset yellow-orange color, and cute decorations and works of original art are spread throughout the whole motel. Our room had a nice cable tv and a small fridge. The pool and garden areas were very attractive, and the location was a short two minute walk to the beach. Additionally, ONE of the owners (I never actually met him) was as nice as could be, always smiling, waving, and making eye contact whenever we walked past the office. He could not have been nicer.
My wife and I haven't had an extended family vacation for 3 years so spending 2 weeks in a hotel we were not familiar with made me feel alittle uneasy. My wife assured me that after speaking with the new owner of the Tropi Rock, Mick Ball, that the place was great and we would enjoy it. I still wasn't very comportable with that but I trust my wife's judgement so I agreed.
First of all, let me start this review by saying that I'm a traveling sales rep so I stay in lots of hotels- WAY too many! Usually you get what you pay for - that means a hotel in the Tropi-Rock price point in most cases isn't going to have many amenities and certainly NEVER give you anything different to look at!
New owner does it right
After reading the other reviews here, i was a little leery of the tropi rock, but a lengthy telephone conversation with the new owner set my mind at ease, and i booked a room. Mick is justifiably proud of his unique hotel, with its lush courtyard and tropical colors, and he's determined to provide great service to his guests. He's an amiable host and made our stay very enjoyable. And at $59/nite (w/AAA discount) the price is certainly right!
Far away from everything interesting
Very disappointing! We called several weeks early to shorten our stay, but when we arrived they charged us for the entire original length. Then the hotel (definitely not a resort) is far away from all the restaurants and the nicer part of Ft. Lauderdale beach. We didn't save much money, so it was not worth it. We definitely will not be back.
What a let down...
Stayed there in Nov 2001. Gave us a key to our room, opened the door and the room hadn't been touched by housekeeping at all. (we checked in at 6:00 p.m.) Asked for another room and they upgraded us to one with a kitchenette. Phones didn't really work either because you couldn't hear the person on the other end. Went to take a shower and no hot water ever existed. No use complaining to anyone...no one was at the front desk! What a let down. I do not advise as a hotel for those who require cleanliness, prompt service or hot water or any communication equipment.