July 10-17 2013 This was our first trip to Grand Cayman
We just wanted to add a quick review and pictures of Unit 8 at The London House. Check in was a breeze. Both Allison and Dominique were there and very friendly and efficient. We were traveling with another couple and we both checked in in less than 10 min. We were given our keys and pertinent information about the resort and we were off to explore. Andy's car rental only gave us one car key so we went to Kirks Hardware Store and had a extra room and car key made. ( about $5 USD for both) That way our friends could use the car without having to come find us and get the car key.
When we got in our room I was concerned that the AC was not going to be cold enough, but it took about 6 hours and the room had cooled down to a nice 70. They do not run the air when the rooms are not occupied. Unit 8, or better known as the Honeymoon Suite, is facing the beach and you get NO road noise or noise from other units. It is on the end with no unit above it. The other couple we traveled with had unit 14 on the 2nd floor and heard some road noise and noise next door, but not enough to bother them. We really loved unit 8 but be aware it is the smallest 1 bedroom at London House. It is a charming place with a cozy feel. One interesting thing we did find was a guest book signed by those who had stayed there. The comments by the guests gave wonderful suggestions on things to do and places to eat. Adorning the walls are many lovely works by the owner's daughter who is a wonderful artist. We ended up buying one of her prints. The bathroom and kitchen are very small, but adequate. The kinged sized bed was very comfortable and the couch is a pullout. However anymore than 2 people would be too crowded. The family/dining area is fairly large. The kitchen was stocked with lots of pots, pans and utensils for cooking. The only thing I would bring for the kitchen is your favorite spices. They did have salt and pepper; soap for the dishwasher was included but not laundry soap. You can get ANYTHING you need at either Fosters or Kirks both within about 5 min from London House. We rented a car for the week and drove around the island one day & to Georgetown just about every day; sometimes twice a day; we used about $50 USD in gas. The view is what makes Unit 8 great! We would have coffee out there every morning. You are just a few steps away from the most beautiful beach on the island. The one thing about London House is that there are no umbrellas on the beach. The reason is that you don't need them. If you don't want to be in the sun you just pull your lounge chair up on the beach and under one of the many trees that provide shade. The single hammock right off the patio of Unit 8 is a great place to escape the sun. We also enjoyed the grills located on the grounds next to the pool. There are 2 gas grills and 2 charcoal grills. We cooked 3 meals on the them and they worked great. Do note that many other guests used them as well but we never had to wait. There are tables out by the pool where you can eat. Next to the pool and grill area there is a "Hammock Hut" with numerous hammocks to enjoy. A great place to read a book or take a quick nap.
We had such a good time we booked the Penthouse for Easter 2014 only 10 days after we got home. We are looking forward to another great and relaxing vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come experience the very pinnacle of serenity and bliss at the London House in Grand Cayman. Capturing the beauty and essence of the perfect island retreat, each luxury condo at the London House welcome guests with exceptional ocean views from your private balcony or patio. What's more? First-rate accommodations, unmatched service, pristine grounds and 200 feet of silky soft, pure white sand. Stake out your ideal space on our private stretch of Seven Mile Beach for an entire day and worship in the sun. Dip your toes into the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. And come day's end, settle in for an awe-inspiring sunset that will truly take your breath away. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- London House Condominiums Hotel Seven Mile Beach
- London House Condominiums Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands