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“Olivier”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Grand Palm Plaza

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Grand Palm Plaza
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London
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5 reviews
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“Olivier”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

That's what we needed, no other place than here, quiet, nice, cosy...few steps to the beach and Beach Place where you can find shops, dining, entertainment place.
The staff is very nice and you can have a full breakfast included.
We'll return no doubt.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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edwoz, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Thank you very much for choosing Grand Palm Plaza for your vacation plans. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to having you with us again in the future. Be sure to check back at our website for future specials and events. All the best, Edward.
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Knoxville, TN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

This was our 7th visit to the property, and we love the changes...(and some more changes to come)...the décor in the room was very modern and yet retro at the same time with some really nice touches....As always, the staff was great...thanks to Edward, Keith, and Chris during our stay...always feel welcome here.....the only drawback I would say is that our room used to have a sink in the kitchen area, and we really did miss that amenity...a little noise from our upstairs neighbors, but that can be expected anywhere....we will be back again next year!!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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edwoz, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review, 29 September 2014
Thank you very much for choosing Grand Palm Plaza for your vacation plans. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to having you with us again in the future. Be sure to check back at our website for future specials and events. All the best, Edward.
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

I have been here on six different occasions all has been fun and great however this new look is just over the top!! The new management the professional staff has made my vacation a wonder. I am from Toronto Canada and will truly spread where one should stay! Edward should be congratulated big time, his awesome professionalism and friendly person that he is. All other staff as well. Chris you are a sweet person who just wanted to make sure that you had everything needed in your very clean room! I can't express enough thank you's for all!!! I will be back.. Brian

  • Stayed May 2014
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GPPEdward, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you very much for your kind words about Grand Palm Plaza. We are so happy you returned after staying with us prior to the building being renovated. And yes, Chris is definitely a great asset to our property. We look forward to your return. All the best, Edward
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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

We stayed many time under the previous ownership. The new owners have made many upgrades and the property is up to date. They have maintained the friendly atmosphere that always made the place so nice.

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GPPEdward, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Thank you very much for once again choosing Grand Palm Plaza for your vacation plans. We love having you guys stay with us every year. We sincerely look forward to your next visit. Summer rates have dropped, so we hope to get you back very soon! All the best, Edward, General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

We spent the whole week in this wonderful hotel. The managers were very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and cozy.
We stayed in a small room, but there was smth wrong in the next-door room (they had pipe changing maintenance or smth) and, in order not to cause discomfort, the managers offered us a luxury room absolutely for free. That was sweet)
That is not the place who look for fun and adventure. They say there is a gay bar not far way from the hotel, but we enjoyed our sorta romantic stay as two gay guys in the hotel. What do me need: ocean, bikes, and beer in the evening)))
If we ever come back to FL, 100% sure we will choose this great hotel again.
Our words of gratitude to Keith, the manager who helped us in finding local bike rent services. Keith, you are the best)
Andrey and Alexandr

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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GPPEdward, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Thank you very much for staying with us at Grand Palm Plaza for your vacation plans. We are glad you had a nice and relaxing visit. I am very happy Keith was able to meet all of your needs while you were here. He is a valued member of my staff. We hope we see you again very soon. Check our website for special summer rates! All the best, Edward, General Manager
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

I recently had a wonderful 9 day stay at the Grand Palm Plaza! The entire staff was very friendly, warm and welcoming! They gave me one of the best rooms in the house with a great view of the pool and courtyard! Loved it! My room was very clean with new, comfortable bedding, a large flat screen T.V, excellent WIFI connection, high quality soap and shampoo, complimentary Bath robes, mouth wash, microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, plates, cups, glasses and silverware. Nice room decor as well. The property and grounds were beautiful, very nicely maintained in a tropical, relaxed atmosphere. Excellent choice of music playing throughout the day with a large, clean heated pool set at the perfect temperature, offering complimentary Sun Screen and other lotions. The continental breakfast was much appreciated, including Coffee, juices, a wide variety of cereals, hard boiled eggs and blueberry muffins! Complimentary Drinks served on weekend afternoons by the pool. Soft drinks and bottled water are available for a minimal charge. Perfect location, a little closer to the gay beach then other properties, which is nice if your on foot, no more then a 10 minute walk! I found this property to have all the amenities as others at a more attractive rate, a nice surprise! I want to personally Thank each staff member, Ed, Keith, Alan, and Michael for going out of their way in making my stay so nice, I truly felt like a VIP. A big hats off to Keith for going above and beyond on many occasions, your kindess really touched my heart, thank you. I look forward to visiting again! Until then, best wishes and have a great Spring!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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GPPEdward, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words about our resort. We love that you were able to relax and enjoy yourself here. We hope that you will be able to take advantage of the off season rates. We look forward to seeing you again, Edward. General Manager
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Room is ok all is clean and you can use the facilities at all of their other hotels > ask for the sunday tea-dance !! Right on the beach
Breakfast is " American" staff is really friendly and this is the first gay hotel where the wifi really is working ! ( one code for all their venues ) at walking distance to the beach!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Grand Palm Plaza
Address: 2801 Rio Mar Street, 501 Orton Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4215 (Formerly Palm Plaza Resort)
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 33 Speciality Lodging in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Palm Plaza 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A secluded, tropical, fun and frisky oasis - Perfect for relaxation, rejuvenation and romance. We guarantee you will never want to leave! Dreaming of escaping to a beautiful paradise is everyone's idea of a perfect retreat from their everyday life. Whether it be with your lover, a group of close friends or freely unattached, the Grand Palm Plaza guarantees our unique tropical paradise is perfect for any memorable affair. Here, you are not only treated like a VIP, you are treated like family. First-class service is a guarantee at Grand Palm Plaza. Our warm and friendly staff is renowned for their unique customer service and vast knowledge of the Fort Lauderdale area. No request is too small for our team of hosts. As our guest, you can sunbathe in our very private, seductive, tropical paradise; or skinny dip in our turquoise, clothing-optional, heated pool. Continental breakfast is served daily. Frozen grapes, scented cold face towels, and impromptu cocktail beverages are served pool side. If you want to experience Fort Lauderdale's famous beaches, you can take a peaceful 2 block walk to our legendary sandy beaches. We are also a few blocks away from the well-renowned gay beach located at Sebastian Street. Complimentary beach chairs, umbrellas & towels are provided. With activities like snorkeling, water craft rentals, bike rentals and more, you can enjoy all the beaches have to offer. If you want a more relaxing experience, you can dine at one our many beach front restaurants and bars. After spending the day in the sun, enjoy the best gay nightlife at one of Fort Lauderdale's flirtatious bars and nightclubs. Wilton Manors has a vast amount of night entertainment, perfect for everyone. Our resort is just a 15 minute drive from Fort Lauderdale airport and 10 minutes away from Port Everglades. There is ample complimentary and off-street parking available. Book your stay today at Grand Palm Plaza. Our courteous staff, comfortable studios, suites and nearby beaches, gay bars and night clubs will make it easy for you to escape, play or celebrate! A memorable, affordable and relaxing getaway is right around the corner. ... more   less 
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