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Hotel Lush Royale
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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“A wonderful time at Hotel Lush”
Reviewed 20 February 2013

My partner and I spent 4 wonderfully relaxing days before a cruise in February 2013 at the Lush and what a wonderful experience it was. The customer service is exemplary and other accommodations would have a difficult time coming close to what the staff at the Lush offer. The grounds can only be described as truly lush--the palm trees with orchids growing around them and the beautiful shrubbery surrounding the pool and spa all add to one of the most relaxing pre-vacations we have ever had in Ft. Lauderdale.

We stayed in the Royal Suite--probably a little bigger than what we really needed, but it was a great experience. The Royal Suite is huge--a large dining and living area, a separate bedroom and kitchen, complete with full size refrigerator, oven and microwave make this room feel more like an apartment instead of a hotel. It's tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and the rain forest shower head in the shower is a gift from heaven! The beds were firm, but comfortable and each day our room was cleaned, provided with fresh pool towels and tidied up in the least obtrusive way. They were almost like ninja room stewards--I never saw them enter or leave the room, but every morning the room was left spotless.

The pool and spa are the center of attraction in the courtyard and surrounded by the beautiful grounds of the Lush Royale. The pool was heated and kept at the perfect temperature--the spa was hot and bubbly and felt like heaven. Each afternoon cocktails were offered at the pool and ranged from pina coladas to margaritas. In the afternoon we were offered cold towels that were scented in lavender and other oils--a wonderful way to wrap up an afternoon in the sun.

Bikes are offered for rent at reasonable rates but we honestly had no desire to leave the grounds of the hotel except for dinner. We never made it to the beach even though Sebastian Beach is just a few minutes walk from the Lush. A Continental breakfast is offered each morning with breads, pastries, cereals, fruits and juices. We bought food at the grocery store and cooked those for lunch and usually headed to Wilton Manors for dinner. Wi-fi is free throughout the property and a business center with a computer and printer are also available.

The property doesn't have a lot of rooms and that is one of the features we enjoy. Instead of feeling like you are at a big hotel with hundreds of rooms, you are surrounded by faces that become familiar after a few days. We enjoy the intimacy of a smaller property. We are already looking forward to our visit next year--we wouldn't dream of staying any other place!

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this review, 22 February 2013
Hello Mark, and thank you for your remarkable review! You certainly touched on everything that sets us apart.

We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us, and took the time to share your thoughts and impressions. We got quite a chuckle regarding our "Ninja Room Stewards", as you put it. They do their best to see that your room is made up for the day without intrusion.

We also thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures. They really turned out beautiful!

We hope to see you again soon, and appreciate your loyalty and patronage to Hotel Lush Royale. :)
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

We have stayed in hotels thruout the United States and overseas and the lush royal is by far the best place ever. The staff. The best. Most friendly. And curtious. We love them. Rooms are the cleanest of all places. The outside is beautiful If I could I would live there.

  • Stayed February 2013
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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this review, 18 February 2013
Robbert, we thank you for your outstanding review! We as a team really put our heart and soul into our tropical paradise. Customer service, cleanliness, and beautiful surroundings, we believe make for a enjoyable and memorable stay.

We loved having you with us once again! Repeat business is the highest compliment, and we thank you for that! Hoping to see you both again soon! :)
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

My friend and I have talked about coming to Florida on vacation for years. We spent hours on the Internet trying to find the hotel that would meet our expectations. We came along the website for Lush Royale, along with other websites for other gay hotels in the Ft. Lauderdale area. Something about the Lush Royale drew us in so we decided to make that our destination. We were going to be arriving after the office closed so we contacted Jeff the day before to find out how we would get into our room. He kindly told us what we would need to do and said he looked forward to meeting us the next morning after we got a good night sleep and had breakfast. After a long day of traveling we arrived and the first thing we saw was this beautiful ornate gate door greeting us at the entrance to the hotel. This was late evening and as we walked through the door we knew that we just walked into a tropical wonderland. Even at night we could tell that the grounds were beautifully landscaped. We found our way to the room, and when we walked through the door, both of our jaws dropped. The room was absolutely beautiful. It was very clean, the beds looked so inviting, and there were beautifully fresh-cut tropical flowers placed throughout the room. There was a handwritten note on one of the beds welcoming us. The beds were very comfortable and the next morning we ventured out to check on the grounds. The place was absolutely breathtaking. The beautiful palm trees and mature Foliage just created a tropical paradise. We ventured into the office to check in where we met Jeff the general manager. He was so friendly and welcoming, I could tell right away that this was someone who really cared about the comfort of his guests. We were there for eight days and throughout our stay we met all of the staff. We could not get over how each and every one of them was so friendly and accommodating to our needs. Robert and David took exceptional care in cleaning our room. You can tell they took their jobs very serious. Our room was always immaculate. My friend and I decided to spend most of the days at the pool and would venture out to Fort Lauderdale in the evenings. Hanging out at the pool is where we met Andrew. Andrew introduced himself and we got to spend time with him every day. He was so friendly and informative, he always had recommendations of places for us to eat or things for us to do. Neither of us had ever been to Fort Lauderdale before and Andrew was so patient with us, probably answering the same questions a couple of times. The personal service that everybody provided is the best I've ever received. From the cool, moist eucalyptus towels provided daily poolside, to the fresh Evian water mist that's was gently sprayed on our faces after being in the hot sun. Of course not to forget the daily complimentary cocktails that were served poolside daily at 2 o'clock. Another nice touch,Leo, another member of the friendly staff, would come around the pool bringing out fresh towels to replace the damp used towels. There were just so many personal touches that the staff at Lush Royale provided, where else would you ever experienced this? My friend and I were so impressed that we are planning on coming back in September and will be staying at the Lush Royale. There is no other hotel that could possibly offer the fantastic service and accommodations that they do for you here. We highly recommend the Lush Royale to anyone visiting Fort Lauderdale. Whether you are a couple on a romantic getaway, in Ft Lauderdale on business, or like my friend and I just on a long awaited vacation, you cannot go wrong staying at this hotel. They truly made us feel like family and they will you too!!!

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this review, 9 February 2013
Thank you guys, for your excellent review! You definately touched on so many of the things we do to make our guests feel special.How rewarding for our "Team" to receive such high marks from you.

I must say, your eight days here, were very nice for us as well! You guys were always smiling and expressing what a wonderful time you were having. That alone just encourages us to want to do more.

We believe that when you walk through our front gate, until the day you must depart, it is our responsibilty to ensure your stay with us is wonderful, relaxing, and memorable.

Thank you once again for choosing Hotel Lush Royale, out of the many resorts in Fort Lauderdale. We are thrilled your stay was everything you had hoped for. And we look forward to your return! :)
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 February 2013

My partner and I come here once or twice a year to get away from the New York winters and relax. It is beautifully landscaped and Jeff and Andrew do everything they can to make your stay a pleasurable one. This is a place for people who want to have a quiet respite, not a party destination. Especially great for couples!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this review, 4 February 2013
Thank you gentlemen for your great review! We're happy you enjoy your escapes from the winter temperatures of New York, and thrilled you always choose to stay with us.

We agree that Hotel Lush Royale is a wonderful destination to relax, unwind, and rejuvenate. It is always nice to hear that our tropical laid back atmosphere that we have created is just what our guests are looking forward to. And the best part, is when you are ready for more than that, you can take a short walk over to our sister property, The Royal Palms Resort & Spa, which is larger, with restaurant and bar for a more up-beat atmosphere. Or enjoy a relaxing massage at their Day Spa.

We thank you again, and look forward to your return, hopefully in the near future! :)
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

We recently returned from our third visit in 2012 to Lush Royale. It is the friendly boutique feeling that keeps us coming back time and again. If you are looking for a spotless tropical oasis where the management really cares then you have found the place, Lush Royale. Thank you Jeff, Andrew, and Leo for another wonderful trip. We are planning our next visit for the near future.
Andrew

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this review, 2 February 2013
We thank you Andrew for your wonderful review. We love having you both stay with us!

Our family of return guests seems to be growing and growing. Your loyalty to us is the highest compliment. We do look forward to your return, and will welcome you once again with open arms.

Remember to consider coming in the summer time too, as we will have a "Summer Special" beginning in June!

Be Well and Happy! :)
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

This was a surprise trip for my birthday and our first trip to Fort Lauderdale. First, our plane was about an hour late getting in and we called ahead and spoke with Andrew. He wanted to stay late and make sure we arrived okay (nice touch). Once we arrived- he showed around the hotel prosperity. It has a very private, secluded, tropic feel to it. The hotel is about 2 blocks from the public beach and in a mostly gay neighborhood. You cannot get onto the prosperity without having a key to the gate. The suite was awesome!! Beautifully decorated in palm trees and artsy photography and this hotel was VERY clean! We found fresh flower buds throughout our suite on a shelf or a nightstand (really enhances that tropical feel) and they replaced them daily. The bathroom had a rain shower (which was wonderful). Andrew also told us where the gay beach was a gay friendly areas to go- even told us what we would spend in cab fare to travel there. We had never been to a clothing optional resort before and wasn't sure what to expect. Most seemed to go with trunks on and some go without. It’s done with class.

Apparently, through a friend who wanted to send a card and a bottle of wine upon our arrival had contacted the hotel prior and asked for assistance and also shared that it was my birthday. Not only did they help her with making that happen, but the hotel staff also left me a birthday card along with a small bottle of champagne AND gave us a room upgrade!

Robert or Leo would make the room up in the mornings. Very friendly and would tell you this or that would be going on in the city and that you should go here or there for is or that. To a couple that had never been to Fort Lauderdale before, it was very much appreciated! The hotel also has a continental breakfast in the morning and a poolside happy hour from 2pm-4pm and the drinks are free. They also offered cool towels with a eucalyptus scent to them- which felt great after a day by the pool or at the beach. Andrew learns you quickly and will carry conversation easily and you feel like he is an old friend.

Unfortunately, our flight home required that we checkout around 5:30am and Andrew offered to have some of the breakfast items sent up to our suite the night before so we could have something before we left. A couple days later after arriving home- we received the nicest e-mail from Jeff the hotel Manager apologizing for not getting to meet us personally and asking if our stay at the hotel was good and could we offer any feedback on our stay and that he hoped we would visit again.

I travel quite a bit for my work and as a couple we travel quite a bit for leisure and I can honestly say it is extremely rare to receive this type of one-on-one service for at the value price you receive at Hotel Lush Royale. Class, style, sophistication, personalized service with comfortable amenities. I couldn’t come up with a bad thing to say about this hotel or the staff. They truly have the combined WOW Factors that most hotels and resorts lack. This is a great place for a couples get-a-way or for fun single weekend. We will defiantly be repeat customers!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this review, 9 February 2013
Wow indeed! What a wonderful review guys. It is always a pleasure to help our guests celebrate a special occasion.

When your dear friend called to see if we could assist her with a special something to have in the room for your birthday, we were more than happy to run with it! (By the way, I truly enjoyed chatting with her)

We as a team do our best to be sure our guests have a wonderful time at our resort, and I believe we succeeded with you.

Please do come again, when you can stay longer! We will welcome you each and everytime, eager to make your stay a memorable one!
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

From the moment you arrive at the Lush Royale, you are impressed with the gracious staff, Jeff, Andrew, Leo & Robert. You immediately are assured that every effort to accommodate any need that you might have is their agenda. The entire complex is immaculate, well-maintained, and designed for the comfort of its guests. The guest rooms are comfortable, attractive, and spacious. A poolside hot tub makes for a wonderful relaxation venue that you can enjoy au-natural and unfettered day or night.

Rooms include a large closet, more-than-adequate drawer and shelf space for your personal belongings, a desk for your laptop, a convenient ironing board and iron to get out travel wrinkles, and a wall-mounted hair dryer that isn’t kiddy-size. The bath is stocked with ample soaps, mouthwash, towels and personal items such as Q-Tips, cotton swabs, band-aids and room fresheners. Posh bathrobes are provided for every guest. The complimentary breakfast room provides daily fresh orange juice or pineapple juice, yogurt, Danish, bagels and muffins and freshly-brewed coffee and tea. A bowl of fresh fruit is restocked daily as well.

Best of all is the gracious “can-do” attitude of your hosts who seem to truly relish making guests feel like Royalty. Nothing could be more indicative of their dedication to your enjoyment than by bringing complimentary piña colada (or other refreshing concoction) and a cold eucalyptus towel to cool you in the warm afternoon sun. The staff’s apparent work ethic on behalf of guest comfort and there sincere kindness and thoughtfulness that Jeff, Andrew, Leo and Robert exude, creates an ambiance worthy of the meaning of lush in the name Lush Royale.

Room Tip: All rooms face the pool and even the sma,lest is comfortable for two. If you need a place to cook a...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this review, 5 February 2013
Thank you Robert for your outstanding review!

First and foremost, we would like to apologize for the delay in responding to your review. We always do our best to respond immediately.

We are so pleased you both had such a nice vist with us. You really have touched on everything we make an effort to do for our guests. It is so nice for us when it is noticed, and mentioned.

Hopefully you will be heading south to our beautiful weather soon, and allow us to pamper you both once again! :)
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Property: Hotel Lush Royale
Address: 2901 Terramar St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4012
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Lush Royale 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Everyone wants a relaxing getaway in a tropical paradise surrounded by lush palm trees, refreshing waters and a good-time ambiance-with great value and hospitable staff. Whether it is with your closest friends, a loved one, your husband or by yourself, Hotel Lush Royale Fort Lauderdale Gay Resort will provide you with unforgettable memories. Bask in sun-drenched, poolside loungers for that take-home, golden tan. Melt away stress in our bubbly hot tub and take in the oasis that surrounds you. Chill out in well-appointed rooms with the best home-away-from-home amenities. When the call of the ocean is no longer resistible, meander just 2 1/2 blocks east to the golden sands and turquoise waters of Fort Lauderdale's famous beaches! Set up a seaside camp for the day and take a rejuvenating walk or swim. Continue a few blocks more to play at gay Sebastian Beach where locals and visitors mix and mingle. As you end your day at the beach, come back to Hotel Lush Royale to unwind, refresh, retreat to your room, meet new friends, have cocktails or just float in the pool. Our concierge service will advise you on the best places to eat, play and party in the area. Maybe it's downtown Fort Lauderdale or Las Olas Boulevard. Maybe it's South Beach in Miami. Or, perhaps you'll want to venture just minutes away to Wilton Manors' bars, clubs, shops and restaurants. Book your stay today at Hotel Lush Royale. Our courteous staff, luxurious room, fantasy suites and nearby gay beaches and hotspots will feed your need to escape, play or celebrate. A memorable, affordable and relaxing getaway is an easy click away. ... more   less 
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