On a 2 week touring holiday to Florida from UK we opted to stay here for 2 nights since it promised to be charming as a US National Historic Place.We had booked a King room but found there was only one bedside table with lamp and one rather uncomfortable chair.The room looked shabby and in need of some restoration, as did the bathroom. After complaining, we were moved to another and better room though the bathroom still left a lot to be desired i.e. green scale round shower head and taps with drainage that took forever.
The advice I most wish to give however is to avoid the restaurant at all costs. This is a separate enterprise to the hotel though that is not made clear until one questions the service and standard of food. Unfortunately we arrived quite late at the hotel and after having to move rooms it was approaching 8.45pm as we entered the dining room where we found the place empty and the waitress vacuuming the carpet. We asked to be seated and were then told we'd have to order food quickly as this must be done before 9pm. After placing our order which we made as simple as possible, given the time restraints, we could hear the cook complaining about us from the kitchen and the food we were served was disgusting. The waitress then proceeded to make us feel even more uncomfortable by continuing her vacuuming. The following morning we were advised we could have a choice of how our eggs were prepared and opted for scrambled which duly arrived looking like something between an omelette and scrambled with accompanying sausage and greasy fried potatoes. No cereal, no fruit juice and in all, an unpleasant experience. The following day we thought we'd be sensible and order omelettes from the outset but were politely informed by the waitress that the cook does not do omelettes!! No win situation we felt. Needless to say we ate dinner elsewhere on the second night of our stay.As we checked out I passed comment on our unpleasant and disappointing experience of the restaurant and from the person on the desk got the definite impression that I was not the first to complain. Perhaps if they sacked the cook and got someone who can cook and keep her mouth shut so guests cannot here her grumbles then the hotels other faults would be more easily over looked.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clewiston Inn was built in 1938 by the U.S. Sugar Corporation to host company executives and visiting dignitaries. The Inn is a very elegant structure in the Classical-Revival style. The Historic Clewiston Inn is a boutique hotel offering 57 rooms, 8 lovely courtyard villas, a 200 seat Colonial dining room, a world famous Everglades cocktail lounge, tennis courts, a safari massage spa and a lovely park filled with native Florida trees. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clewiston Hotel Clewiston
- Clewiston Inn Florida