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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 April 2013

As with any accommodation, you can't really tell what a place is like from the net, there is always an element of unknown that you hope turns out ok. I was pleasantly surprised by this place. The cottages are really comfortable and clean. The common bar area is great for socializing and the staff were really friendly and helpful. We...

Thank MassimoBas1
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Agree with those who have said this is a great basic base in Marathon. It is not the Hilton/Marriott but we dont want the Hilton/Marriott. A word to the wise ... be sure to confirm an inside shower if that is important to you (as it was to us and not all the cabins have this) Cottage 10 has a...

3Thank GTWassociates
Portland, ME
Reviewed 22 March 2013

We stayed at this location for 2 nights and rented the deluxe(?) cottage. Far from deluxe and very disappointed. It was basically a converted trailer that was in very poor condition. The front door had a shade that was broken, missing slats and taped together with scotch tape. Obviously they felt it wasn't necessary though it would been of minimal...

3Thank Janice F
Sheila L, Owner at Tropical Cottages, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us Janice. Cottage #1 is not a "converted" trailer....it is in fact a mobile home. . Although #1 is a mobile home, Rich, the handiest man in The Florida Keys, has put up dry wall, and a new tub surround, and a fresh coat of paint...so...

Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

I want to first say my boyfriend and I stayed in cottage 10 so I am only speaking about that one. I will say if you are used to or you are desiring Hilton/marriott this is not the place for you. The room was clean no ants and cell charged fine. Water pressure was slow but I washed my hair...

2Thank LSB3324
Sheila L, Owner at Tropical Cottages, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Jesse Jett on guitar at the Tiki Bar on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights is definately one of the highlights here at Tropical Cottages. Listening to his music, having a tropical drink, enjoying the Gulf Breezes....is exactly what the Florida Keys is about! And thank you for pointing...

Milford, Delaware
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Found Tropical Cottages on bed&breakfast.com. We were in #4 and it was nice.Tile floor, king size bed was clean and comfortable. Cable TV and air conditioned. The kitchen had a full size frig, coffee maker and microwave. The Tiki Bar was nice. It was perfectly located for exploring all of the keys.

Thank LBBA2010
Reviewed 1 March 2013

We booked this place and it was priced at 150.00 on Priceline... Rip Off!!! Priceline claims that it is a two star hotel!!!! We were shocked to see it priced later in the week for 199.00 (Cottage 12). The bed had tons of dead bugs behind it and had blood stains on the bed cover. Asked staff to change or...

1Thank travelsalot2010
Sheila L, Owner at Tropical Cottages, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you were so unhappy during your stay with us. Although I do imagine the statement of "tons" of bugs behind the bed may be an overestimation, I do see how some bugs are dead after extermination day. And I know our exterminator will agree....a dead bug is a good bug! #12 is one...

wayne, nj
Reviewed 26 February 2013

on our way to key west we needed a place to spend one night in.....I was so afraid that we wouldn't find one that I booked online through priceline this place the tropical cottages.....the pictures made the place look really nice.....and if I had paid $79 or even $99 it would have been worth it....but they have the audacity to...

4Thank sparkleina
Sheila L, Owner at Tropical Cottages, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. The star rating from Expedia, Orbitz and Priceline is based on customer satisfaction surveys. We have 13 rooms, with different amenities, bed size and decor, in the hopes of meeting the needs of each group. We try very hard, but cannot meet the needs of everyone. We...

niagara falls
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Stayed there for 2 nights was comfortable and quiet. great little tiki bar and guitar player. located in the middle of all the keys easy drive in either direction for day trips to keywest or south florida.

Thank natejr
Menasha, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 22 February 2013

We stayed at Tropical Cottage in January. The first room we booked was located between 2 other rooms and it was horrible, we could hear the other guests, no privacy at all, so don't book #12. However, the staff was great and on our 3rd day offered to upgrade us to private cottage at no charge. The private cottage was...

Thank Janet S
Sheila L, Owner at Tropical Cottages, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your entire stay with us. We saw your issues and tried our hardest to solve them. Our apologies about the noise from the room next to you. And the guests that were in that room were extremely embarrased that we offered to move you due to them. The gentleman in the...

Reviewed 20 February 2013

My fiance and I stayed here last week for three nights. We were a little disappointed with how small our cottage was (we were in #7), but it was clean and comfortable. A DVD player would have been handy since it rained for most of our stay (boo!), but we didn't even think to ask about one until our last...

2Thank wickedlittledoll
Sheila L, Owner at Tropical Cottages, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, in spite of the weather. It is so unusual to have such disagreeable weather for more than one day at a time throughout the winter. And believe us, if there was one sigle thing that we could control....we would choose the weather. Glad to hear you made...

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Additional Information about Tropical Cottages

Address: 243 61st Street Gulf, Marathon, FL 33050-2702
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Price Range: RM695 - RM1,194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tropical Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Do not stay in Unit 2. Could hear traffic from highway and airplanes overhead”
 of 5 bubbles telmquist1, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are probably no good rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles KenB912, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“get the bigger rooms, they are the nicest!”
 of 5 bubbles 559tashal, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't depend on wifi,usually didn't carry internet, i.e. router was on but no signal in. Sombraro Beach! Close & NICE!”
 of 5 bubbles Airboatmatt, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“wouldn`t go back again !!”
 of 5 bubbles R788JVtrevors, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
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