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Tranquilo
Ranked #51 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We stayed in 2 different rooms in the hotel (before and after our cruise) and we were very happy with both rooms. Rooms were nice and clean. The staff was very friendly and helpfull. I would definitely recommand this hotel to everyone.
We had 3 times breakfast at Ocean View Delight, great food but little bit noisy because of the cars. Its on the boulevard.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

claudia b,
Thanks so much for the review and recommendation. Next time you visit you'll have to check out Breakfast on Breakers. Our sister hotel, the Royal Palms serves up a delicious breakfast and it's right around the corner from Tranquilo! We may even be able to arrange for delivery, allowing you to enjoy breakfast in bed! We hope to see you again soon. Take care, NBV

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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Perfect room for two, quite large in fact (king room). Staff was ready for us upon arrival, which was a late one. Was a few blocks walk for coffee in the morning, right down A1A, would be a little far at night to the main drag but could, cabs are around too. Would have loved to spend the day at the pool. We had no negatives and would come back. The only minor awkwardness was the way the curtains were behind the headboard, it was kind of hard to close them.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

urbanagrl,
We too wish that you could have stayed. With room types that include 2 bedroom apartment with full kitchens, you really could stay with us forever! Tranquilo offers everything a guest could need, a great location at a great value. Thanks for noticing!

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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Greetings fellow travelers, We had such a good experience here in Tranquilo. Spacious well appointed apartment, close to the beach, and within walking distance of the supermarket and the lovely Birch park and Bonnet house.
But it is the friendly efficient staff at reception that was the icing on the cake. Always available and helpful, meeting our needs with a cheerful smile, and interesting to hear the diversity of languages spoken.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank SiobhanIRL
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

SiobhanIRL,
Thanks for the 5 star review, we really appreciate it. We try hard to provide great customer service and we're so pleased that you noticed. The staff is amazing, always smiling and willing to help. Whenever you're visiting the Ft. Lauderdale beach area, we hope that you'll choose Tranquilo. We'll be here waiting! Thanks, NBV

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Reviewed 7 February 2014

Having booked this hotel months ago we were surprised to find, after a 24 hour flight, they had to juggle rooms, which took a while, till they found us something which matched what we'd booked! Staff extremely pleasant and helpful, but this wouldn't have been necessary if the booking system had been correct.
2 nice pools which was excellent given size of hotel. Room large light and airy with everything you could need, including kitchenette for a short to medium stay. Kitchen is necessary though as no decent restaurants within walking distance.
Reasonably quiet area but not near to anything except the beach.
There were 2 TVs but one wasn't working. Agree with last reviewer that this hotel needs a bit of tender loving care. Full marks for trying, but not quite got it right.

Room Tip: If you have heavy suitcases skin for a room on ground floor as no lift!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Maria S
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

Maria S,
Thanks very much for your review. We're sorry that you didn't have time to visit NBV's very own cafe, the Plaza Bistro located just one block from Tranquilo. The food is amazing, and we can also arrange for take out. We hope that you're able to stay with us longer next time. Take care, NBV

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Reviewed 31 January 2014

The good: The room was spacious. It is a little bit more retro-modern than my tastes, but that does not distract me from recognizing that the room is open and spacious. Large flat screened TVs is a plus. The pools are really nice and the hotel has an ultra chic 50's kind of feel.

The bad: Although the room appeared to be clean on the surface, the tub was not. There were hairs in it (long and short) and the bottom of the tub had the slippery feel that it gets when you use a creamy conditioner in your hair and it doesn't wash out of the tub. They provide 1 robe for a room that is clearly for two people. (king sized room with kitchen) I had to go and ask for towels for the pool. It seems that they are trying to cut corners here. The staff was friendly, but seemed a little phony and superficial to me. Not welcoming as much as doing what they have to do for business.

The ugly: We were sitting by the pool, during the day, when an opossum came walking by. We followed it along the cement deck to where it walked out of the fenced area, down the stairs, and into the bushes. We did tell the staff and she said they would call the exterminator. Later that night, we saw three raccoons in the overflowing dumpster on the side near our parking space, digging for food. They did not seem afraid of us. I understand that they do not have control over the animal population in the area, but I was very surprised.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Tracy C
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NorthBeachVillage, General Manager at Tranquilo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

Tracy C,
We appreciate your review. We sincerely care about our guests and were sad to hear that you felt any superficiality. It is certainly not intended, our guests are our number one priority and we truly love what we do. Please come back and visit us again and let us try to impress you! Thanks, NBV

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Reviewed 28 January 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed our 3-nite stay at the Tranquilo in Ft.Lauderdale, FL.
Our room was large, comfortable and very clean and Danielle, Kimberly and other staff members
were very attentive and helpful, even after we left and flew back home and then realized we left
our money belt,etc. in the opened safe....and Danielle made arrangements to have it sent to us via USPS.
We highly recommend the Tranquilo to any one who is looking for great value and an enjoyable experience with easy access to restaurants, shopping and the beach and so on.
This hotel was much better than any hotel in South Beach we stayed at previously, with out the price-gouging tactics those South Beach hotels manipulate on the tourists.
It was very comforting to know there are still some nice hotels with nice staff at reasonable
costs available - I only wish there was a way to find more of them, similar to the Tranquilo!

Merv & Yvette Hussack- January 28-2014

Room Tip: ground floor room might be better for seniors although it is only a 2-level complex.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank bymms
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

bymms,
We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Tranquilo. As long as you're staying in an NBV property, you can feel comfortable that you are getting the best value in the area. We don't like fine print and are always up front about our costs, and we are so please that you noticed! Please come back and visit us again soon, you are always welcome!

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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Lovely rooms in a quiet setting but very close to the beach. The staff on the front desk were consistently good and one in particular was outstanding. I'm mad I didn't get her name but she cared very much that our stay was a nice one. It's quiet and restful but it's a short walk down to the beach and some nice restaurants on the front. Would definitely stay here again and no hesitation in recommending it

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

Gallaghersontour,
We appreciate your review and your recommendation of Tranquilo! As you mentioned, the location is great. It's very close to the beach but just far enough away that guests can easily relax without the noise from the main strip. Thanks again for your review, take care, NBV

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Additional Information about Tranquilo

Address: 2909 Vistamar St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4017
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#23 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#27 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#31 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: £82 - £262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tranquilo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Most everyone dreams of escaping to the tropics. Is it that we wish to let go of stress, feel warm and renewed? Do we desire to strengthen family bonds with laughter and eye-opening discoveries? Sunny Fort Lauderdale is legendary for fulfilling these universal instincts and known for inspirational beaches, chic shops, nightlife, kid-centric entertainment and cherished family locales like North Beach Village's highly rated boutique hotel - Tranquilo. Highly rated and low rates helps us create a remarkable value. Our nearness to sandy beaches you can walk to in 3-minutes and lush tranquil ambiance with soaring palms and heated turquoise pools is what helps us stand out. It's our concierge-like hospitality that's the essence of Tranquilo's mystique and success. Guests love picnicking on sun-kissed beaches, taking water taxis to watersport thrills, cool shops and hot nightlife, but appreciate coming back to Tranquilo - where our outstanding hospitality adds up to an affordable and memorable getaway!Tranquilo's 64-rooms are "modern with a sleek décor," stylishly refurbished with flat screens, refrigerators, microwaves. Wi-Fi and smiles are complimentary. Resort fees are forbidden. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sea Gate Beach Hotel Fort Lauderdale
Sea Gate Beach Motel

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