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Changes At Olivia By Duval

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Changes At Olivia By Duval

OBD was sold a couple of weeks ago. The new owners, (Wicker House) are making it a Family Inn & will no longer be clothing optional.

This is sad for all of the repeat, regular customers coming year after year. The Olivia BD as we knew it is no longer & it is time to move on.

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1. Re: Changes At Olivia By Duval

Agreed. We have reservations for NYE and will have to determine what we are going to do.

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2. Re: Changes At Olivia By Duval

Wow... that's a huge surprise!

If the demand was there.. I doubt they would have sold or switched formats.

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3. Re: Changes At Olivia By Duval

I agree, and the Disneyification of Key West continues. With all the homogenization of the past 5 years or so, this is like watching an old friend getting sicker and weaker.

Just bummed right now, but the tipping point seems to be approaching.

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4. Re: Changes At Olivia By Duval

OTBW, I sent you a pm.

Cris & Lou, It is very upsetting without a doubt. I would check for other options ASAP. If you read some of the reviews of late of the Wicker House, it will give you some indication of what is going to happen with OBD.

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5. Re: Changes At Olivia By Duval

"Disneyification of Key West continues".....Could not have said it better....A real shame....We were thinking of going down in Dec. based the reviews and sent them an email about availability, have not heard back from them....Now I know why....KW is running out of C/O places....Not good.

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6. Re: Changes At Olivia By Duval

This was my favourite place to stay in Key West.

Sad...

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7. Re: Changes At Olivia By Duval

So when did the disneyfication of ,key west begin? I was there last year and and I still found it good. The place must have been rockin 5 years ago

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8. Re: Changes At Olivia By Duval

Glad we had a chance to enjoy it last month, it was a very nice arrangement.

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9. Re: Changes At Olivia By Duval

I wrote a review about the new changes & policies this past Wednesday. So far TA has not approved it for submission. I hope the regulars that have made reservations have found out about the sale, and if they so choose can get their deposits back from the new owners.

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10. Re: Changes At Olivia By Duval

Very disappointing to learn of this new policy. Hopefully the new owners will reconsider. There are certainly not enough clothing optional places in Key West or anywhere for that matter.

~Bob~

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