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“Great tour of Big Cypress National Preserve”
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Ivey House
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Hartford, CT
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Great tour of Big Cypress National Preserve”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We didn't stay at Ivey House - we booked a kayak trip through them. We did the only trip that they offer during the off-season, an early morning tour. Troy was our guide and he was fantastic. He was very friendly, modest and knowledgeable. He was extremely helpful and patient with members of our group who were new to kayaking. His enthusiasm for the area, flora and fauna was evident and made the trip even more special. We saw several different kinds of birds, alligators (including babies) and interesting vegetation. It was very cool to kayak in this preserve - like nothing I've ever done before. The only criticism I have is that when I called to book, the person who took the reservation was not very friendly. There are so many choices for tours that I think the first impression is very important. A friendly and helpful reception would have made me feel better about the trip from the beginning. But once we arrived, everything was great and I would highly recommend Ivey House for a kayak tour.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

all in all, our stay here was prettty good, but the little things bog down this review! i was to the understanding that the pool was heated, but it was a bit on the chilly side. we were still able to swim but had to get use to it. where the rooms are located, it's all screened in so it was really hot and humid stepping out of your room. the rooms themselves, were clean and very roomy! there are only a handful of restaurants in everglades city, but we did find one that served pizza til 9 pm. no delivery, but they do offer a 10% discount to hotel guests in the area. the ivey house breakfast needs a little work. it's all cold except what you can put in a toaster. our stay at random hampton inns on the way down at least served eggs, meat, and other hot offerings. don't let my nitpicking set you off this place. i would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Liz M, Director of Sales at Ivey House, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Thank you for your review and comments. We will continue to do our absolute best to offer amazing hospitality to our guests, as well as improve upon our services while maintaining that true Old Florida atmosphere.
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Very clean and efficient. The rooms were functional and the pool was maintained. Struggled a little with the chairs outside the rooms and why anyone would want to sit there (felt a little dirgy). Staff were helpful and friendly

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Liz M, Director of Sales at Ivey House, responded to this review, 20 September 2013
Thank you for your review and for your recent stay at The Ivey House. We have taken extra caution to clean all the furnishings located in the courtyard so this would not affect further guests.
Thank you for your feedback. We hope your travels might bring you back to the Ivey House again in the future.


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Moreton in Marsh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

A very welcoming, clean hotel with very friendly staff and great breakfast. The canoe tour is a must. Troy was brilliant! Lovely pool and free tea and coffee all day. Definitely recommend highly. I would certainly go back.
Matt Hardwick UK

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Booked into this hotel for 2 nights. Lovely quaint hotel in quiet surroundings. We were booked onto the eco-kayak plus airboat trip. Both exhillarating & fun. Russell our kayak guide was very friendly & knowledgable. Dined each night in the Island Cafe as was in walking distance to the hotel. The net covered pool was great to have a dip in but not that big for swimming lengths. The staff we had contact with were very friendly. a great place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Liz M, Director of Sales at Ivey House, responded to this review, 20 September 2013
Thank you for choosing The Ivey House! We love our quaint little spot in the Everglades, and we are so pleased that you did as well.
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We hope you find your way in our direction again in the future!


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sarsota, fl
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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

I can't even begin to list all the wonderful things about Ivey House. The Inn is immaculate from the time you enter the property. They are Eco-friendly in so many ways, which we greatly appreciate. The king room we had was right off the pool, which was very lovely as hotel pools go. It was screened in which made it even better. There is lots of security, so you don't have to worry about folks being there who shouldn't be. The room had a flat screen TV, vaulted ceiling and a ceiling fan! You don't find that often in a hotel room. The bed was very comfortable. The breakfast buffet was more than adequate with lots of fresh fruit and delicious coffee. There is lots to do right at the Inn. Worth a trip to Everglades City to stay at Ivey House!

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel and we really appreciated it. The staff is friendly and professional. We feel they want us to enjoy our stay. The breakfast was very good. We took the Adventure package and enjoyed all the activities.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ivey House
Address: 107 Camellia Street, P.O. Box 5038, Everglades City, FL 34139
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Everglades City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Everglades City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Ivey House 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the magic of this secret paradise located in the heart of historic Everglades City. The Inn is the first Florida Certified Green Lodging in Collier County and features free WiFi, a scrumptious breakfast, a relaxing pool, and a friendly staff available to assist you easy access into unique and breathtaking areas of Everglades National Park. For 30 years the Harraden family has provided travelers ways to explore this World Treasure. Make a Dream Vacation Your Reality! ... more   less 
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