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Room Mate Lord Balfour
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Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

I stayed 7 days in an other hotel in Miami, i didnt like it and i couldnt change it because it was advance paid. After a bad expeience on hotel in Miami,

I stayed total 4 days in Lord Balfour hotel, I felt like it is a home. Service was great and price is good.

Next time i will got to Miami, I am going to stay in Lord Balfour hotel again.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
Thank Hakan E
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Dear "Hakan E"
I am glad that we were able to "improve" your visit to Miami Beach and hopefully you will remember the good experience with us when booking your next trip.
Best Regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Although we did not end up staying at this hotel I have to share my experience.

My daughter and I booked a girls' weekend trip through a third party agency. I have done extensive research choosing a hotel and decided that the LB would be perfect for our needs.

Unfortunately, when we arrived the hotel did not have our reservation (as the agency did not actually notify them) and they were also fully booked. Regardless, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Mauricio, the General Manager personally took time to contact the agency that took care of our booking to try to clear up the issue.

Even though our reservation never reached the hotel we were treated like valued guests. Mauricio spent a lot of time and effort to ensure that we are not left stranded to the extent of driving us to another hotel (he and his staff called around to check availability in other hotels). The care and support we received was something you would see from family and friends not from complete strangers. The entire staff was incredibly professional as well. Unfortunately we did not get to see a lot of this hotel, however, the lobby was beautiful and clean.

We will definitely book here again, but this time will make reservations directly through the hotel:)

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Judithatescold
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Dear Judithatescold;
I really appreciate your kind words, I could feel how excited you and your daughter were to be in Miami escaping from the endless winter up north. Hopefully you had a great stay at the other hotel and I sincerely hope that on your next trip to Miami Beach you will stay at the Lord Balfour. Please contact me directly and I will take care of your reservation this time.
Warm regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Perfect location within a short walk of the madness further along Ocean Drive, close to some excellent restaurants and shopping.

Rooms as mentioned are compact compared to some resort hotels but more than adequate for the time you spend in them. Housekeeping was excellent.

Check in was friendly although staff seemed new and still getting used to systems.

Beach was a few minutes walk and loungers and umbrellas available.

This would have been a five star review until we came to check out.

Firstly, additional charges for resort fees had been added to the bill which when queried were removed.

Next, having used their valet service when we arrived and not used the car at all during our 4 night stay they took 45 minutes to retrieve our vehicle after informing us that it had already been claimed.

This was due to the front desk giving the wrong ticket to the valet service, although in the front desk's defence only one member of staff was on duty and was dealing with a number of guests departing/arriving and claiming/dropping off bags and cars. For a Friday afternoon, one person on reception is just not enough.

Despite the mishap at the end of our visit we would recommend The Lord Balfour and will consider staying again when we return to South Beach.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank JayneAndMatthew
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Dear JayneAndMatthew;
Thank you for your review and for pointing out areas for improvement. We appreciate when guests take their time to give us positive feedback and we can better understand their needs and expectations. I am certain that on your next visit you will see improvements on both areas mentioned on your review.
Best Regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

It was great. The service is attentive and staff seem to really want to help you. Location is excellent, quiet enough to rest at and right right next to the action. Beach chairs, towels and umbrella at the beach and breakfast are part of the rates as is wireless. Valet parking worth the investment. All in all I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to visit south beach.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank DianeColo
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Dear DianeColo;
Thank you so much for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

We had an incredible two day stay at the Lord Balfour. Sooo Miami Beach! The decor, the ambiance, the staff and even the Continental Breakfast made us feel as if we were at the center of of American Caribbean Art culture.

Room Tip: We were only a short flight up from the street but that was OK; the hotel is quiet since the action at South Beach starts about two blocks north of the Lord Balfour.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Rob K
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Dear Rob K
It must have been a nice break from the winter in Canada to come to South Beach for a few days. We are glad that you chose the Lord Balfour for your stay and that you were pleased with our facilities and services.
Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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