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Room Mate Lord Balfour
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

What an enjoyable experience. The location is just perfect and everyone in the Hotel such amazing and kind. Don't forget you have the beach just across the street with towels, umbrella and beach chairs waiting for you! I just loved the hotel design and outstanding experience. 100% recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JoeOConnor
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Dear Mr. JoeOConnor:
Thank you so much for the nice review and for the 100% endorsement! We look forward to welcome you back on your next visit to Miami Beach.
Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

I've just stayed in this wonderful boutique hotel, whilst attending a conference in Miami Beach. The stay was lovely - the staff are extremely helpful, and professional, and the hotel, located on a quiet stretch of Ocean Drive, is charming. I'd have given it 5 stars but for the weak wifi signal in my room and the relative audibility of footfall from above. I would certainly stay here again, partly because of proximity to local amenities but mostly because of the calibre of customer service. Having moved to a large and anonymous (and noisy) corporate hotel downtown for a few days - the LB was unfortunately fully booked this weekend - I'm all the more appreciative of its individuality, and am sorry to have left!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank AlexandraH1960
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Dear AlexandraH1960:
Thank you so much for making the move to the Lord Balfour. I am really happy that our personalized approach to customer service impressed you. Our goal is to recognize every guest by name and make every stay a memorable one. I will pass your comments to my staff.
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Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

A small-sized hotel perfectly located just south of all the buzz of Ocean Drive, but casual walking distance to it. The best feature was being mere steps from the beach, pick up your towels from helpful staff at the front desk, easy walk to the hotel beach area. Immediately you're looked after with chair and umbrella setup for you exactly how you'd like it. The staff on the beach were fast, friendly and very attentive. The beach hut had a basic selection of soft drinks for sale. Similarly to the hotel location itself, being just a bit south afforded you less crowds and more comfort.

The rooms were comfortable, going for a very contemporary feel with huge oversized artwork. Modern bathrooms, the shower in my room afforded you the luxury of having water coming at you from multiple different directions.

In comparison to nearby hotels, a great value for money in the Miami Beach area.

The breakfast provided was good, but a pretty basic continental style. However, being able to eat and sit either in the intimate central courtyard or out front on the sofas on the terrace was a great start to the morning and you really felt more connected to the local area, it was casual and social. Set the tone for a relaxing day at the beach.

I will be back.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Chris C
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Dear "Chris C" :
Thank you for your detailed review of your recent stay with us. The pristine section of South Beach in front of the hotel is definitely one of our biggest assets. Thank you for recognizing the staff's efforts to provide excellent service as well.
We will hold you to your words and hope to see you back soon.
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Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We stayed at this hotel just last weekend. It was awesome! Just what we needed. It is located on Ocean Drive. That being said we were able to take in the great South Beach experience and yet escape it when we just wanted a little down time. The hotel is a great boutique style hotel. Nice, clean rooms with everything you need. The only down side is the small bathroom but I have come to expect that in South Beach. The staff at Lord Balfour was very nice and welcoming. Richard is the GREATEST! He made EVERYTHING nice and enjoyable. One night we decided to hang out on the porch because we were so exhausted from the day of walking and touring. Richard was there to truly cater to our every inquiry and didn't mind at all. Thanks again Richard!

Oh! And the beach.... DELICIOUS as another tourist said! Just beautiful and clear. Amazing!

Check out Lord Balfour! You will love it!

Room Tip: There is no pool so no rating there... The idea is to go to the beach.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Thank you Waltrell for staying with us and for your kind review of our hotel and staff. Richard in a great example of our hospitality and I am glad that he made your stay memorable. We all hope to see you again soon.
Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Very impressed with this boutique hotel. The rooms were nice and accommodating. Any questions or concerns my friend and I had Richard ensured that we had every question and concerns met. Richard provided my friend and I with outstanding customer service. I am looking forward to my next trip there.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Thank you "ShuRhonda B" for staying at the Lord Balfour and for your kind comments about Richard. We are happy that he was able to represent our well our service and hospitality .
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