We were not as impressed with the Ivey House as other guests and can not understand everyone’s raving reviews about it. The staff were really friendly and helpful and gave plenty of advice on what to do and where to go but forgot to tell us how to get back into the accommodation after going out for our evening meal – they lock the main door after 9pm and we spent a good 10 mins wondering where we were actually going to spend the night.
Another funny situation was that we tried to check in 15 mins before the 4pm check in time and was told that our room was not ready. This was not a problem and we proceeded to wait by the pool, however as soon as we sat down a member of staff came over to tell us the room was ready. It felt they were being awkward as we were slightly to early to check in. When we got to the room we checked out the fridge to find a used take-away box with the remnants of a steak with garlic sauce, our room didn't smell too pleasant after opening it up.
The room itself was very basic with aged decoration and appliances. The bottom of one of the beds had stains on which could have easily being covered over with a valance. We are convinced the bites we got all over our bodies, which were covered when we went out during the day and evening, were actually from the beds. The majority of our 12 towels had been well used as they were stained and heavily bleached.
On the plus side the price is cheap and does includes breakfast, but I suppose you get what you pay for!
This hotel seems to be the best of a bad bunch in Everglades City as there are not many other places to stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ivey House Hotel Everglades City
- Ivey House Everglades City, Florida