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Reviewed 1 November 2017

The location of the Shalimar is amazing. The beach is literally out your front door. And the beach is one of the most beautiful I have been on. Driving onto the property, the cottages were very quaint and the property appeared to be well taken care of. The room however, was another story. The owners of this property seriously need to put some money into fixing it up. The bed had these old dirty "accent" pillows on it and the bathroom looked old and dirty. I was afraid to touch the shower curtain. They don't provide any sort of maid service and you get a broom, dustpan, and a roll of paper towels with some dish soap, You can go to the front office and get some supplies, which was ok. However, a sweeping/mopping of the floors by staff at least once during your stay would have been nice. I don't go on vacation to mop floors, and they will get tracked with some sand no matter how careful you are. And you get one rug to wipe your feet on, inside the front door, no mat outside. They furnish hard, uncomfortable, plastic chairs for the beach. No option to rent more comfortable ones. I was able to overlook all of this, I loved the beach so much. But the worst thing was the day I wanted to get in the pool, it was so dirty with debris and dead bugs I didn't even attempt to. I guess the no housekeeping rule applies to the pool too? The weather was a little cool, but the pool water, was warm. I barely dipped by legs in, it was so dirty. I guess they figured no one would want to get in? Sleeping wasn't the greatest, with a cheap mattress and guests above us and beside us, whose every cough and foot step could be hard through the thin walls and floors. They have a free movies to borrow and you can borrow books and games. They also make one pot of coffee in the morning( it was kind of gross by 10:00 AM.). Overall, it's a beautiful location, every room/cottage has a nice screened in porch. It is very basic, and if that's all you are looking for, it's an ok place.

Room Tip: Try a cottage. Hotel is too noisy.
Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
4  Thank Cynthia Z
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful resort. Very relaxing, clean, and had everything we needed. The rooms were spacious and well stocked including kitchen. The beach was just steps out our door and private. The staff was very friendly and helpful also.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Tonya V
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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience.
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We love Shalimar. No frills, just old Florida charm, steps from the beach. Staff is very friendly, grounds are beautifully kept.We love the screened labia for breakfast or sunsets. We hope to return soon with or kids and grandkids.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank brapczyn2017
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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience and letting other travelers know about what we have to offer! We are gland to hear about your great experience!
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Nice staff, nice rooms. But the neighbors played loud music all night. And the staff leaves the office at 9pm so there was no one there to do anything about it. Other than that it was a nice place to stay.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Elizabeth S
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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience.
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Unfortunately, the hurricane cancelled our trip, so I am unable to review the facilities. I am, however, able to review how a wonderful lady named Sara handled the situation. Sara handled the cancellation and was truly more concerned about our safety than anything else. Thank you, Sara, and Shalimar. Definitely 5 star service.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Bill B
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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

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