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Sunshine Suites Resort
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Seven Mile Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 October 2013

This hotel is convenient, on the bus line,
Close to shopping, 1 blk from the beach.
The staff was fantastic, I will be staying there on my next trip
The food at their restaurant was excellent , breakfast is included

Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
1  Thank Darryl E
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Stayed in mid-October for a week and the Sunshine met our family of 4 expectations. The resort does have beautiful landscaping (palm trees, putting green grass) but it a hotel. The pool is too small to swim (designed to cool off) in, and other than an on-site laundry room, scuba rinse tank, a couple of hammocks, and some lawn chair, I would not describe it as a resort.

Some in our party stayed at the Ritz across the street at 3 times the expense, but they spent their time eating at the Sunshine Grill. The Grill makes the Sunshine a desirable place to stay. While there they were remodeling all of the rooms on the first floor, so we had a 3rd floor room which did not bother us. The rooms that have not been remodeled have carpet, which when wet (and coming from the beach it happens) give off a musty smell. The new remodeled rooms have tile floor so this will make the rooms better.

The hotel offers a free "To go" breakfast from 6:30 to 9:30 AM. It includes baked goods, cereal, hot oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, juice, coffee, tea. It is actually more than I normally eat. The Grill offers a wide range of breakfast options (loved the blueberry pancakes) at a reasonable cost of $7-10. There is a kitchen in each room. We stocked up with beer from the liquor store just off the Resort property, water (40 bottles for $6) from the Low Cost supermarket a block west of the resort, and snacks.

The staff are exceptionally friendly. The front desk, Annika, Sofia, and Samanatha, responded positively to every request. The maintenance staff were very good (first time I had ever seen a pool deck cleaned with a floor polisher). And all of the staff in the Grill were prompt and friendly.

Beach access was very easy and within a 3 minute walking distance. We rented a car and drove to other beaches around the island and took beach chairs and towels from the hotel.

I think the Sunshine is the best place in the Grand Cayman Island to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank BobKentucky
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Came in October which was a total gamble with the weather but we got lucky and it was perfect. A few afternoon thunderstorms but was able to ride them out and stay on the beach. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Helped us with transportation and with sitting up a rental car. Definitely the nicest portion of seven mile beach to stay near. You do have to cross the street to get to the beach but it's not a bad walk at all. Small kitchen area in the room is very nice to have. Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Beachenthusiast22
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Very clean, nice rooms with rather expensive furnishings. Coffee was extremely good. The grab and go breakfast-free-was plentiful with lots of variety. Everyone was very helpful. i went for the diving and the dive lockers and rinse tanks were wonderful. Food was very good and enough for two people. I was not interested in the beach so saved a lot of money by staying on the other side of the road but could have walked over if I had wanted to. The dive shop they are affiliated with was one of the best dive shops I have ever used. The crew was mostly female and very good at what they do. Didn't have to carry anything. Just sit on the back of the boat and it was all brought to me. Hoping to go back next year.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed at sunshine suites for 10 nights. Good service very friendly and helpful staff. Great food at sunshine grill (portions are quite large but you can take your leftover to your room). Supermarkets, shops, restaurants and bars are within walking distance. Only drawback is they are not by the seaside. Although beach access is just across the road, but you have to bring your own chair and umbrella (which the hotel provides).

  • Stayed: October 2013
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2  Thank Vonu
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Katie and her team will make sure your every need is met, and with a smile. Everyone we encountered in the hotel went above and beyond to ensure that our visit was perfect. Whether it was lugging a ridiculous quantity of luggage up and down three flights of stairs, finding us the best rate on rental cars and arranging for us to be picked up, searching out obscure local services, getting us extra hangers and blankets, or rearranging the furniture, we could not have been better looked after.
The rooms are exceptionally clean and bright, and the walk to the beach is not far.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Kerry S
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We were in Room 122, near office, pool and restaurant. Exceptionally clean, quiet, pleasant. We enjoyed a relaxing, refreshing stay. While not directly on the beach, it's only a brief walk away, a benefit to us, close shopping, a few steps from bus to get you anywhere you need to go.

The kitchenette is well stocked with dinnerware, flatware, glassware and pots, microwave, nice refrigerator and 2 burner stove; as well as dish soap, towels & rack for cleaning up behind yourself.

We cannot say enough about the staff, office, restaurant & maintenance...all friendly, helpful and accommodating. We will certainly be staying here again.

Room Tip: We loved our room, number 122. It's close to everything. Ceiling fans were a real treat since...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sunshine Suites Resort

Address: 1465 Esterley Tibbetts Highway, Seven Mile Beach KY1-1201, Grand Cayman
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Region: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Grand Cayman > Seven Mile Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
Price Range: £211 - £352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunshine Suites Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunshine Suites Resort offers the best in affordable boutique lodging. We're a short walk from the sparkling ocean waters and white sand of Grand Cayman's famous Seven Mile Beach. Enjoy the convenience of our prime location near dozens of shops, restaurants and activities. Our amenities include free continental breakfast and wireless internet. In addition, Guests enjoy the amenities at our neighboring sister property on Seven Mile Beach including charging privileges to your hotel room: Use of the beach, beach chairs and towels, Beach Ambassadors to service your needs and assist you with beach lounge chair placement, unlimited use of the Fitness Center and spa. We offer our guests high end accommodations, excellent services and convenience at affordable prices. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, a warm and friendly team awaits you! ... more   less 
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