I'm not a fan of big hotels with sealed widows, musty air conditioning and fake odors to cover the cigarette smell. I like the window open and the ambient temperature. Again the place was really clean and fresh smelling. This is a non-smoking hotel. What brings me back, every time, I realize, was the European style attitude of the proprietors. Every guest is greeted and made feel welcome, usually in their language. Isa (one of the owners) speaks German, French, Dutch, Flemish, and I'm sure a smattering of other languages. I was sitting out front at dusk, having a beer and had just finished my book, Ernie (the other owner) dropped by to chat and make sure we were comfortable, learned I'd finished my book and gave me another good book. Wow! But this isn't the best part.
My girlfriend, a yoga fanatic, found out Isa teaches yoga every Wednesday evening, and went for a class and raved about it for the rest of the holiday.
Ernie is a fishing fanatic so he can help you fish. The proprietors go out of their way to give you advice, where to go to eat, or for fishing, sight seeing, etc. There is a nature reserve with walking trails 1/2 km from the hotel. For a quiet, low key, restful, restorative,enjoyable, walk-on-the-beach holiday I highly recommend this place. This isn't the Hilton. The towels don't match. The place is out of the 1970's, but if you want to feel comfortable, and quiet, and enjoy the beach, doing your own thing, go here.
- Also Known As:
- Floridana Beach Motel Melbourne Beach, Florida