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Review of Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort

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Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“100% Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Loved everything about this resort. The pictures can not bring alive the atmosphere of this place or the true beauty of its surroundings. Where else will you find Iguana's roaming the beach, dolphins playing by the pier. The staff are fantastic and can do enough to please you. Big shout to Roxanne, Eric and the bar manager as they made our stay what it was. Nothing was too much trouble. Rooms were clean, comfortable and very good size for a family of 3 with 2 double beds. Food, drink and entertainment in Cabana Breeze was very reasonable and great quality and delicious specials everyday, we didn't feel the need to move anywhere else. We did however try Sparkys up the road but wished we had stayed put. One of our best holidays ever. I can not recommend this place enough.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back have tremendous views.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Paula C
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
A big Thank You to our new friends from "across the pond." We're so happy it was everything you had hoped. All of us know how important these family vacations are and its always great to know we delivered your expectations. Hope to see you again!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We had a suite with an Ocean view. The Hotel itself was great. The room was clean and recently remodeled. The view was beautiful. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The only real complaint we have was the loud music and carrying on from the bar next door on the weekends. Our room was as far from the bar as we could possibly get but the noise was still very annoying. While the music was playing it was impossible to enjoy quiet relaxation on the balcony. The music did stop every night at 10pm so it wasn't a total spoiler for our time at Glunz.

We also found Glunz to be a good launching point for local attractions during the day such as snorkeling in the gulf (the Ocean side of the keys during our stay completely congested with seaweed) and kayaking at Boot Key in the mangroves.

Despite the loud bar, the stay overall was enjoyable.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Chuck H
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We're sorry that any noise at the bar disturbed you but also glad it wasn't over much! Usually, it is not too loud and, as you say, it stops at 10pm. We do, indeed, have the perfect location for doing all kinds of things and we're so glad you got to take advantage of that!
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Deltona, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Beautiful suite on the ocean with every thing you need ! We were amazed ! We have never stayed anywhere so nice ! The ocean front view was heaven ! Nice balcony , just wish it was a little more private, at least for the suites! The staff was all very friendly and attentive! We will definitely return to this little slice of heaven !

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Laurie E
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
So happy you had a wonderful time. Thank you for your kind words!
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Corinth, Mississippi
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125 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

This is a great middle Keys location especially for families! The property did not disappoint. Upon arriving, Stacy at the front desk was very friendly and reviewed all of the amenities with us. We entered our ground-front/beach-front suite, which really looked like a mini-condo. There was a bedroom in the back (and the only complaint I would have it that needs to be a safety bar at the top of the door…my two-year-old was out the door in a flash). Next came a hallway with a great bathroom - with a dressing table and spacious shower. There was a full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, flatware, plates and Cuisenart appliances. The living room area was well appointed with adequate seating and a killer view. Outside was a seating area and the beach was literally two steps away! The beach is very small but great for kids. The hotel provided beach chairs, games and beach toys. The restaurant next door will even provide food service from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. There is an on-site laundry, pool and fishing pier. The front desk will ben lend one a fishing pole. They will even drop you off and pick you up at local restaurants via their on-site golf cart!

My family had a great time. Upon checking out, I had a great conversation with Eric at the desk. No complaints here. Overall, a wonderful experience for our family!

Room Tip: Love the ocean view rooms. For a quieter experience, you might ask for a room on the north end of th...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Kristy W
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
It is indeed a great place for a family vacation and we're so glad you enjoyed yours! We appreciate hearing from you!
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Southampton, New York
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

I booked this hotel two months in advance based on recommendations from trip advisor.
I asked for a room away from the bar next door, due to reviews about the noise. I was assured that wouldn't be a problem from Roxanne at Glunz.
When I arrived, I find I was given the closest room to the bar.
I asked to be moved and was told no by the manager. The hotel was full.
The room was not the cleanest, with dirt from months behind the night table and beds, stains on the tile floor, mold in the shower, and the shower light and fan not working with no window. I have pictures I will post to prove this.
The noise from the bar was unbearably loud in the room, louder than my tv, blasting till 10 pm.
Then drunk patrons talking loudly till 11:30 pm.
Not what I paid 150 a night for, certainly not a family hotel. They seem to court the bar crowd, instead of their guests who were promised quiet quarters.
I had to book another hotel for the rest of my trip.
Avoid this hotel unless you like loud bars instead of a clean and quiet stay.

Room Tip: Even the opposite side from the bar would be loud....
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank cocasaya
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
We truly regret that anything occurred to mar your stay with us. I am very sorry for what you experienced. I think you can tell from our other reviews that what you experienced was not the norm for us. I wish you had allowed us an opportunity to correct the situation for you but I well know it is hard to overcome a first impression. I have spoken with our housekeeping department regarding the cleanliness of your room and it has been addressed. It is through feedback from our guests that we continue to improve and rectify things when we err. I DO know that there truly was no other place to put you. Other people were already in rooms from the prior day so it was impossible to fulfill your request though we always try. That is why we don't guaranty certain rooms. Please contact me directly if you would like to discuss or if I may be of any assistance in the future. I would respectfully ask that you give us another chance if your travels bring you this way.
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Hudson, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

I had booked a place online to go away for a few days with my elderly parents to Florida. When we got there, we hated it. So we were able to get our money back and took the chance just driving around and looking. We were following a pretty patch of shore and happened along the Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel and Resort. Roxanne Rongey greeted us and we explained what we were looking for and the reason we didn't want to stay in the other place. She quickly found us a couple rooms that might make us comfortable and allowed us to look at them both before making a decision. It put my parents at ease and we were able to enjoy our stay and absolutely loved it. Roxanne was there the entire stay and was very helpful and polite each time we saw her. We will definitely revisit because of how well she treated us.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank patricia c
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Thank you so much for the excellent review. It is great to know when we have accomplished what we set out to do and we are happy you had such a wonderful vacation experience.
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Huntsville, Alabama
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Key Coloney is VERY laid back and VERY different from Key West and the Glunz fits right in. The Staff were pleasant and rooms clean and modern. The entire Hotel was renovated down to new framing and wiring a few years ago. We stayed in a beach level suit and loved it. We watched our 7 year old from our living room play at the beach and pool. The secluded vibe is the best part about the place. During our stay in May, the Glunz hosted a mainly American, European and South African clientele that cleaned up after themselves and behaved appropriately in public, which is not always the case in Gulf Shores, our normal summer spot. Our son made fast friends with “Charlie” from England and spent two days swimming and making use of the beach together. One Southern accent, one British, hilarious! We enjoyed maid service each day with floor cleaning and bathroom service. Our maid overlooked jewelry and my wallet I had left out the first day when she surprised us with a cleaning. The lobby is so close we would send our son to get towels, a total round trip of 30 seconds. Eat at Franks Grill, Lazy Days and Sparkey’s for absolutely extraordinary food and service. I recommend the Glunz Ocean Beach for sophisticated folks that don’t need a sophisticated environment to feel comfortable! We will return...

Room Tip: Go Beach level Suit, you may have a small party outside your door at times but the convenience is aw...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Buck9000
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Thank you for that awesome review! It really is fun to meet people from all over the world all joined to have A GREAT BEACHFRONT VACATION. We hope you get to come again and visit!
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Additional Information about Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort

Property: Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort
Address: 351 East Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051
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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
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
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