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Coconut Bay Resort
Ranked #57 of 127 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Reviewed 18 October 2009

Filthy rooms, unprofessional management and staff.
I was here for only a few days and would highly advise staying away from this "resort"
The expectations of staff is clearly for low calibre clients and they treat everyone here with suspicion and disrespect.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 June 2009

We last stayed here in 2006 just after Katrina had wreaked havoc. Hence no coverings on pool deck. But this time there had been a lot of changes, all for the good. The pool deck had got its cover back, the pool area had been refurbished, many of the rooms had been refurbished and the attention to cleanliness across the whole resort was amazing.
The only downside was that the room next to us was being refurbished so we got some builders noise during the day. Our one bed apartment was advertised as privacy for four. we were only two but could not see how four would get privacy. Two people would have to sleep in the lounge, and although they had a toilet and wash basin available the only bath and shower was off the main bedroom - hardly private. Still that did not bother us but I would advise any parties of four to make sure they get a two bedroom unit.
The staff were all very helpful and knowledgable about the local area. As other people have sais the resort is well located, two blocks to the beach, across the road from a State Park and from Bonnett House and just across the bridge from Galleria Shopping Mall. We found the best meal was to visit the Blue Martini at the Galleria during happy hour when not only the drinks but also the food was half price, plus a voucher from one of the booklets at the resort gave two free martinis. We plan to be back.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Bobbio
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Reviewed 2 May 2009

We traded our beautiful 2 bedroom ski condo to stay at Coconut Bay. The main reason for the trade was the proximity to the beach. Upon arrival I was immediately disappointed with the surrounding area and the general external appearance of the property. Having been assigned our 2 bedroom waterfront condo - my heart sank as we turned the key into an aged, smelly condo with a balcony that had more of a prison cell feeling than a waterfront vista. Being a family of non-smokers the foul, stale smell led us to frantically call around for alternate accommodation. Whilst strolling to the 7-11 next door for water, my husband was approached to buy drugs. Upon check out a fellow guest was complaining of cockroaches that had appeared in his room. I can only assume that this venue has slipped through the RCI control net - if such a thing exists. The area of Fort Lauderdale was not particularly desirable and the walk to the beach involved a stroll along a very busy road. The only positive aspect was that the employees were courteous and efficient and clearly were working hard to do the best they could with the resources that they had.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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2  Thank TravelMum67
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Reviewed 22 April 2009

We booked this resort through RCI and were pleasantly surprised when we got there. We could not get there on Saturday for check-in, so when we arrived at midnight, there was a key waiting for us in a key box on the door. The rooms were nicely decorated, perfect size for what we needed. The beach was a 5 minute walk and it was close to everything! Would definitely stay again!!

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jessxsarge
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Reviewed 22 April 2008

I just got back from spending a week at the Coconut Bay Resort in Fort Lauderdale. The rooms have been recently renovated and are very tastefully decorated. They are not luxurious accommodations but are very comfortable. I was not thrilled with the comfort of the beds but they were not the worst either. The grounds are clean and kept up very well. The maintenance staff is very attentive to your needs and they do a great job. The pool is the best feature of this place. There are plenty of chairs around and the pool is a good size and is always very clean. The CBR is very conveniently located to the beach and several other little shops, bars, and restaurants. It is also right across the street from a state park. All in all, I had a great time and would not hesitate to spend another week at the Coconut Bay Resort in Fort Lauderdale!

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled with family
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3  Thank cprsailor
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Reviewed 20 April 2008

This was a timeshare exchange through RCI and we had two one bedrooms, one larger than the other. The staff were unobtrusive and didn't harangue us too much about sales pitches. We rented a toddler bed through a local company that delivered & picked up. Pool was fantastic - warm and perfect way to end the day. Room was clean and comfortable with full kitchen. Winn-Dixie, Publix, and Whole Foods all within 3 miles. The beach was a block or two away, and it was a great jumping-off point to explore Miami and Ft Lauderdale.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 April 2008

Stayed there in 2006 with our son and had a great time so booked again the next time we decided to go to Florida (2008). The same staff were there and were very friendly and remembered us. We had a 2 bed unit which had been refurbished not height of luxury but very comfortable with good kitchen. Pool area is the place to chill in the late afternoon, unfortunately there were lots of mosquitoes about and the sprays were not detering them - the only thing that went wrong in the holiday. The blue fish cafe is great - good food discounts and happy hour and of course you walk across the road to the ocean. Mix of people there both times we have been . Some singles and familly groups. Not the place for lots of entertainment and nightlife but chill near the beach fantastic.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank mrsgWirral
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Additional Information about Coconut Bay Resort

Address: 919 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3317
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: £62 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Coconut Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Also Known As:
Coconut Bay Hotel Fort Lauderdale

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