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Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We really loved this place except for one drawback, the suites with kitchens did not have a private balcony. We mentioned this to the owner ( lovely man) as did many others, this is five star accommodation with separate balconys.
Everything was good, the suite, the bar, the restraunt , the beach, and the pool, we will be going back next year. Please separate the balconys.

Room Tip: Get a suite, high quality.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lynn G
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2014

Thank you to our visitors from "across the pond!" Separate balconies would be nice but it also closes off the beautiful panoramic view. Suggestion noted for the future! Thanks for staying with us!

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This was just what I needed after the death of my father - some peace and quiet in paradise. It was pure bliss. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel was easy to find and near to local restaurants and shops, car needed for Marathon itself for more shops etc. We had a beach front room and saw some lovely sunrise/sunsets. The bar/restaurant attached is good for happy hour drinks and food. Sombrero Beach was very nice too (about 8 mins drive away). It's my 50th birthday next year and I'm dropping hints to my husband where I want to go - HERE!!!!!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Vicky B
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2014

WE think we live in paradise, too! Thank you for choosing to stay with us!

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

All I can say is this is the place to stay when vacationing in the marathon area..The hotel staff is excellent...It's paradise...Key Colony is an excellent community. There are several places to eat so you don't ever have to leave if you just want to relax and not drive all over marathon.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Laura L
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2014

We're happy to oblige! :) See you next time!

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Loved this hotel. My husband and I went for a vacation for my 30th birthday and stayed in one of the double rooms (not a suite). It overlooked the parking lot so the view was nothing to write home about, but the room was clean and comfortable, and the bathrooms were nicely done. For those wondering, basic toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap) and hair dryer are provided. The only issue was that the water pressure was not so good, but it was enough to get the job done. The whole room had tile floor, which kept everything fresh and smelling clean. One suggestion - Wall hooks to hang personal towels or swim suits that need to dry would be nice to add. Maybe over by the main door would be a good spot.

The common areas of the hotel really made this place special. It had its own beautiful sandy beach complete with palm trees, cushy lounge chairs, tables, and umbrellas. There was a great view of the ocean. We saw many types of birds and even lizards out on the beach. Beach towels are available to use at the front desk - just return on your way back to your room. There was also a pool and hot tub area. The hot tub didn't appear to have a way to turn on the jets (that might still be a renovation in progress), but it was still nice to sit in and look at the stars in the evening. Pool toys such as noodles and various floaties are provided. There is a bar/restaurant called "Cabana Breezes" adjacent to the pool area, which had a nice selection of reasonably priced food and drinks. There was live music on Friday and Saturday when we were there. Apparently during certain hours, wait staff are available to bring refreshments to the pool/beach area if you put up a flag on your chair, but we didn't use that feature.

We didn't interact too much with the hotel staff, but they were nice and helpful. We went the first weekend in May - at that time the guest demographic seemed to be other couples and young families staying at the hotel. This was nice since we were able to sleep without late night noise, and fellow guests were respectful to the property (which meant it was clean).

Overall, a fantastic atmosphere. We will definitely stay here again if we come back to the keys.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank M J
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2014

We really appreciate your detailed review as I am sure the readers do! It is truly our pleasure to serve and we are happy you had a good time. See you next time!

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Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

This place is heaven on earth. The Hotel staff was very welcoming and professional. My husband and I went there May 12 thru May 15, 2014, to celebrate our anniversary and there was a bottle of delicious Sangria made by the Gluntz family in California, Chocolates from Key Largo, wine glasses, a beautiful card , and complimentary spa robes in our room upon our arrival. The staff went above and beyond in making our stay the best experience ever. God willing, we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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1  Thank Valerie C
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2014

It is our pleasure to have you and we also hope you are able to return. Thank you!

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

After lots of online research, with lots of overpriced places, I found Glunz. Funny name - amazing place - fantastic story! Terrific location mid-Keys, private beach, low-key town (as opposed to Key West or Largo), safe and special. The hotel is fabulous, newly renovated and "going green" with it's cooling/lighting/water, as well as practically everything is Made In America! Dig the bathrobe! My room was on the third floor and what a beautiful view - I liked that the walkway was communal in that there are no individual balconies which leads to nice interactions with other guests, all of whom were calm, quiet and relaxed. Restaurant right next door convenient and really good! Have the grouper! Big shout out to the staff who are attentive, pleasant and helpful. Whenever I'm back in The Keys, this is where I'll stay.

Room Tip: Guests with children might appreciate the ground floor rooms which walk right out onto the beach or...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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2  Thank Ktalawah
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2014

We're thrilled that you had such a great visit and look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

There are no words to describe how are stay was, when we checked in the receptionist wished us a Happy Anniversary (as we were celebrating our 5 years). They also gave us a card and chocolates in our room. Everyone was very helpful and very willing to help with everything from where to eat to what to watch out for. They also clean the beach off with a tractor every morning. We will definatly be back and tell everyone we know to stay at Glunz Beach Hotel. I gave breakfast an average score on accident, they do not serve breakfast but i believe the resturant next door does.

Room Tip: stay in room 204 it has a great view to sit out in the morning and drink your coffee
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Robert D
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2014

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and we are glad you chose to spend your anniversary here. Hope we'll see you again!

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Additional Information about Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort

Address: 351 East Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Colony Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Key Colony Beach
Price Range: £188 - £319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Delightful newly renovated beach hotel. This Key Colony Beach hotel is on a small island, nestled on a private sand beach, within easy reach of area attractions such as Conch Air, Island Hoppers Aerial Adventures, Bahia Honda State Park, and Curry Hammock State Park. Area attractions also include Sombrero Beach, Sombrero Reef, The Turtle Hospital, Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, Dolphin Research Center,The Turtle Hospital, Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, and much more! ... more   less 
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Ocean Beach Club Hotel Key Colony Beach
Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort Key Colony Beach, Florida

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