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“An Original Oasis Nestled Off the Beach!”
Review of Hotel Lush Royale

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Hotel Lush Royale
Reviewed 3 June 2013

For those of you considering taking a trip to Ft. Lauderdale, I highly encourage you to plan your stay at the Hotel Lush Royale.

There are several reasons why I choose this place year after year:

1. Amazing customer service and hospitality! As soon as you step foot on the property, you are warmly greeted and welcomed as a valued guest. The staff is quick to fulfill any requests you might have and always excel at making you feel special.

2. Cleanliness of the guest rooms and surrounding property! I've stayed at other hotels and I can honestly tell you that the cleaniness and quality of care of the guest rooms at The Lush are the best I've experienced. They ALWAYS have the best housekeeping staff on hand to keep things spotless.

3. Consistent dedication to making your stay a warm and memorable experience! The staff strives to ensure that you're enjoying your stay and goes the extra mile to make your stay an amazing experience. I've been a regular guest for years and this property consistently ranks higher than the other guesthouses in the area.

4. Incredible staff! Jeff, Andrew, Leo, Robert, David and Andrew are all amazing! I can't imagine anyone staying at this property who doesn't feel welcomed or has a miserable time. These guys are great and their working model should be adopted as a best practice for the other guesthouses in the area. The hotel is like a home away from home.

5. Lastly, I emphasize quality vs. quantity. There are a lot of guesthouses in the Ft. Lauderdale area; however, there's only one where the quality is superb consistently and that's this property. The quaint intimacy of the pool area and the guest rooms make this property special and nicer than the larger guest houses. The guests are always nice and friendly which makes one's stay so very nice.

In any case, I hope you will consider this hotel for your next stay in the Ft. Lauderdale area. Trust me, it is definitely worth the time and investment! Enjoy! :)

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Randall B
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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2013

Thank you Randall B, for your outstanding review!

Your kind words and loyalty to our resort is the highest of compliments. As I have stated many times, we love what we do! Maybe that is what makes the difference. We get great pleasure in seeing that our guests are pampered, and have the best time while staying with us.

We understand that a vacation is something that everyone longs for throughout their hectic and stressful days of everyday life. Even the anticipation before one travels to their vacation destination is exciting! It is our goal to see that your vacation is all you hoped for, and more! It is so nice for us, when we feel we have succeeded in doing just that.

And for those that must travel for business. We are aware that they are away from the comforts of their own homes, as well as having to work while being in South Florida. Well, you can be sure that we will do our best to see that they too will experience superb hospitality, and have some fun too! We do not want those that are here for business to feel that Hotel Lush Royale is just a place to sleep in between business meetings or work situations alike. We want them to have some fun too. As well as enjoying the beach, and wonderful restaurants. We encourage it!!

Once again, Randall B, we greatly appreciate your eloquent praise, and look forward to seeing you again, and again! :)

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Reviewed 2 June 2013

Just returning from our 12 day stay at the Hotel Lush Royale my partner & I would 1st like to say Thank You. Jeff, Andrew, Leo. Robert & David you each contributed in a unique way to making this a great trip for us. We have stayed at the HLR (better known to many as the “original” Royal Palms location) a couple times a year over the past 10 plus years and can finally say after several years of turmoil & ownership changes the current staff has given us the property we think of as our Florida home back! Thanks Jeff (general manager) for knowing exactly what needed to be done (and actually doing it) to get HLR back to the lush tropical paradise it has always been for us. A place where upon entering the gate we can immediately forget what’s on the other side of the fence, relax, unwind & meet some great people and even some that have become close friends. The work Jeff put into getting the atmosphere back & keeping up with it daily did not go unnoticed. Within minutes of meeting Andrew at check-in we knew he was a perfect fit here and he proved that over & over each day by making sure we had everything we needed, balancing checking on us with leaving us to enjoy our vacation perfectly. We immediately knew we could ask for something & Andrew was genuinely happy to get it done. Leo showing up with a great smile while handing us a frozen daiquiri (or sangria…thanks for that) upon our return from the beach or just an afternoon at the pool was always a welcome treat. Robert & David each with their own personal touches while keeping our room spotless is something we haven’t experienced in a very long time & it was definitely noticed & appreciated by us. Always done without complaining (at least not to us) that we were always the last out of our room! Although this 12 room intimate paradise on its own is our favorite property for so many reasons you can’t have the experience we just did without the entire staff working together in harmony making it their common goal. So again, as I started….THANK YOU and we can’t wait to get back.
Al & Ken

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank AlandKen
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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2013

We too, AlandKen, would like to begin our response with a big "thank you"

Your review has given all of us, as a team, a great sense of pride, and accomplishment. Our tropical paradise, as you mentioned, being the original Royal Palms, has always had a unique charm of it's own.

I personally am flattered by your comments of bringing the resort back to it's former glory. Having worked at this property when it was the Royal Palms, assisted in being aware of what long time, and new guests expect or hope for while taking a break from there busy lives.

I have always felt, the key ingredient for a memorable stay is indeed "top notch" customer service. The HLR team, actually work together as a team, or it would be impossible to achieve such wonderful reviews and return business.

Your loyalty to our resort alone is very flattering, and we thank you for that, as well as taking the time to post your thoughts and impressions. We hope to see you both again soon, or surely for your annual May vacation. May just wouldn't be the same without you! Take Care guys, and stay happy! :)

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Reviewed 31 May 2013

The staff was absolutely amazing. From check-in to check-out, it was clear that the staff wanted to make my first stay impressionable in a positive way. The resort grounds and rooms were immaculate. I would rank their hospitality room much better than anything I have seen from chain hotels. Fresh foods and snacks were a great treat to enjoy everyday. The opportunity to use the Royal Palms facility was a pleasant advantage as well to grab lunch and meet some more people. Overall, it was an amazing visit and you will be made to feel right at home with Andrew, Robert and the staff.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Jeff F
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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2013

And we can't wait to have you back Jeff!
Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful review. We do indeed strive to make all of our guests feel right at home, and we are pleased we were able to succeed with you.

We feel "Costumer Service" and "Cleanliness" are the 2 key ingredients to a successful vacation experience.

Although I personally did not have the pleasure of meeting you as I was out of town, the entire staff commented on what a wonderful guest you were. We all sincerely look forward to your return, and welcome you to our family of return guests!

Stay well, and Happy! :)

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Reviewed 22 May 2013

I can not say enough good things about the friendliness and courtesy of the staff. They addressed me by name from my arrival to my departure. I love the older hotels on ft lauderdale beach and this one is beautifully cared for.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Will L
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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2013

We thank you Will for your high marks!! We sincerely enjoyed having you stay with us, and very pleased you had a nice relaxing time here at our tropical oasis.

As you mentioned in our conversation while you were here, this is exactly what you needed for your getaway. And you were pleased you chose HLR. Well, we are pleased too!

Thank you again Will. Have a wonderful summer, and keep in mind beginning June 15 - October 15, we will be offering "Stay 3 nights, and the 4th is on us"

Hope to see you again soon!! :)

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Reviewed 12 May 2013

I write this review for those who stayed here two years ago when HLR was The Royal Palm. They were going through transition of ownership. My partner and I had the worst experience during our stay which my review reflected. Everyone who stayed there was miserable and some checked out early. The management apologized and assured us if we give them another chance once their transition was complete, we'll see the place under a new name and it'll return to its formal glory. Now , two years later we stayed once more in hopes the new management did not deceive us. Well, they did not. The place absolutely returned to its formal glory. The grounds are as lush and cared for as in the old days. You will not be disappointed as you lounge by the pool soaking up the sun and enjoying this bit of paradise. The rooms are clean and comfortable allowing for rest and relaxation. As with the other reviews, Andrew and staff could not have made us feel more welcomed and special. They helped us with recommendations, ordering in and always had our best interests at heart. They are true assets here. So if you like to stay at a quiet, tropical, oasis were you're made to feel special and welcomed, come here, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2013

We thank you for giving HLR another chance! We're thrilled you believed in us enough to come back to our resort, after your last unpleasant stay.

We now have the best team on staff, to ensure all of our guests have a wonderful, memorable stay.

We hope you will come again and again, now that you have renewed faith in us. We thank you again, and have a wonderful summer! :)

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Reviewed 7 May 2013

My partner and I have been to several guesthouses/hotels in Fort Lauderdale over the past months and selected HLR for our most recent trip. Without a doubt, HLR is the place to stay for an outstanding guest experience! From the moment we arrived, we were warmly greeted by Leo, received a tour of the property and a Pina Colada. Our room was immaculate, nicely appointed and the bed was very comfortable. The lush grounds and blooming orchids created the perfect tropical setting surrounding the heated pool and hot tub. In the morning, a large variety of breakfast items was available to start your day. Kuddos to Jeff and the entire staff for their kindness, attentiveness to detail and genuine thoughtfulness. We had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Lush Royale and would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Joseph S
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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2013

We thank you Joseph for your wonderful review!

It was such a pleasure to meet both of you, and we wish you could have stayed longer. It was also nice for me to meet a kindred spirit, that enjoys gardening as much as myself.
The tropical feel we have created here, most definitely helps one feel they are in paradise.

I made sure Leo, as well as the entire "HLR Team" read your review. All of us take great pride in our resort, and it is so nice for us, when our hard work is acknowledged.

Please think of us again the next time you come over from Cape Coral. Paradise awaits you!
Until then, we wish you a wonderful summer! :)

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Reviewed 4 May 2013

This past February my partner and I had our second stay at the Lush Royale (35 days) located just a couple of blocks from the Ft. Lauderdale Beach. The manager, Jeff, welcomed us like family and made certain our every need was given attention. Andrew and staff certainly knew how to make us totally special. Attention to detail could not have been better and the concierge service was really great. Leo's bright smile made us smile as well as he checked to see if there was anything we needed and he served cocktails by the pool each afternoon. Robert's attentive housekeeping showed that he really cared about the comfort of the guests. David was always on the go making sure we were taken well care of. What also makes us come back are the lush gardens and huge number of blooming orchids. We felt like we were relaxing in a tropical paradise. We loved our suite with the comfortable contemporary-style furniture and home-like décor. The mirrored wall made the suite seem even larger and brighter. There was plenty of free parking and we were within a short walk to some of North Beach Village Group's other facilities. We enjoyed dining at the Bistro and using the facilities at the Royal Palms. We look forward to our next stay at the Hotel Lush Royale.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jean R
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HLRoyale, General Manager at Hotel Lush Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2013

We thank you Jean for the 5 star review. It was our pleasure to see that you and Ralph had a wonderful time here at our resort, and had everything you needed during your extended stay.

It took some getting used to, for all of us, after you departed. As you both loved relaxing out by the pool. We missed seeing you out there!

We very much appreciate all your kind comments about our resort, and most of all, the entire staff BY NAME!!

We thank you for your continued patronage, and look forward to your return next February!
Be well and happy ! :)

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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 #13 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: £106 - £193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Lush Royale 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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