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The hotel is located right on the beach with an amazing swimming pool too. Because it has just been refurbished everything was NEW. With in a short walk to Lincoln for fabulous shopping and food. Parking was $60 per 24 hours.You can park and the Miami garage across the street for $35. We have a strange smell in our room at times.
- staff super nice, flexible and make you feel at home - location is fantastic - beach (even though they charge u $19 for an umbrella, but chairs are included) - bed is pretty good - price too high - very very small rooms - pillows didn't have cover under the sheets and the pillow was yellow and smelled terrible -- but for the second I tried it felt amazing! - room was pretty clean, not spotless clean (some hairs on the shower)
The walls are pretty thin and noise can be an issue.
We were fortunate enough to have a pool/ocean view room with a balcony. The view was gorgeous, especially in the mornings as the sun moved up. The room was small but well laid out so that it didn't feel small at all. The bathroom was well designed and appointed as was the closet. The staff was extremely friendly and although the service was somewhat continental.. we were on holiday and didn't mind things taking a bit more time. The facility has beach access behind the pool so, you're never far from the water and sand. We are actually from Miami and were looking to get a change of venue for Thanksgiving and this was ideal. Nothing really.. I suppose that it would have been nice to have in room coffee, but that's a WPP.
Completely disorganized. Awful service. Food and pool servers are COMPLETELY oblivious to anything. Fish sandwhich had maybe less than an ounce of fish for $25. Pool servers looking to gouge you charging for water, & upselling over priced cocktails. You're lucky if the food ever comes. Room was Nice and clean however. They wouldn't let me check in till 4pm despite me being there at 10AM and asking for early check in. Then, they locked me out at 12noon sharp and refused any sort of leeway at all. Avoid! Completely apathetic staff, disorganized and chaotic dining area. No one really in charge. Despite multiple attempts to speak to the manager, the mgr never came. I'd rather burn my money or throw it away than give it to an establishment such as this.
Very nice pool. Hotel staff was friendly. Booking.com price was different that what I was charged at hotel. Hotel charged about 30 bucks more a night.
The bartender was extremely informative, professional and mad very good drinks. Happy hour was nice. The elevator broke and we were stuck for 15 minutes. Also the towel rack in the bathroom broke, however it was promptly replaced. I was incorrectly charged for room flip flops, it was also promptly corrected.
Nothing. We booked 6 nights, but leaved the hotel immediatly the next morning. All! Awful reception/blankets on the receptiontable; painting works; looked like a caserne! Old, bad smelling;
Staff was outstanding - particularly te front desk team! Restaurant menu was limited and the food was below par.
Price and location Small elevator
The Hotel staff support Nothing
The service was great! The staff made our stay fun and carefree. Clean, updated rooms. Fun atmosphere and a great location. Highly recommended.
Location Room size was extremely small and the maid service was pretty slow--I had to ask twice to get the room cleaned. We checked out four days early and changed hotels.
The cuisine at the restaurants was delicious. The pool was beautiful and the beach access a plus. The rooms were well decorated and the staff friendly. The location was also great. The rooms were small and there were not black out curtains. So, between the "thin walls" (hearing the cleaning staff banging around in the morning) and the light coming into our room, it was hard to sleep much past 7am. The price for drinks was extremely high and I did not appreciate having 19% added for gratuity before I even had a chance to evaluate the service.
Loved ALMOST everything about this hotel....GORGEOUS desig- modern yet comfortable (I would like to hire their designer for my entire home), staff (was treated like a king at breakfast on the patio), ambience, location, restaurant, rooftop pool (jaw dropper). Even the music playing in the elevator was "choice"! The only slight disappointment was the room itself. It was severely lacking in furniture and closet space. It was surprisingly sparse. Zero counter space on which to put anything. There was definitely room for a small dresser and a few chairs. Hopefully someone will read this because I'm 100 % certain I'm not the only guest that has felt this way. (The marble bathroom, however, was beautiful with a seductive shower that lured me in for at least 20 minutes! Sorry green people!)
The hotel is very sexy modern Art Deco type decore. Full amenities Bar and restaurant on site roof top pool and access to the beach lounge chairs. I would recommend to out of towners and locals looking for a sexy getaway. The hotel has a Collins Ave address yet the vallet is really on James St. A side street a little confusing and having to circle the block a few times battling south beach traffic was not a highlight.
The location was perfect, the staff was attentive and the rooms were high tech, modern and comfortable.
The place is in a extraordinary location, is very clean and the staff is awesome The doors are so noisy you can listen when the people or the staff cleaning the rooms are around ,the bathroom is a mess with the water all over the floor if you need an umbrella in the beach you need to pay extra you only receive a seat and a towel
I've stayed at almost every high end hotel in South Beach and the Gale/Kaskades has been by far the best experience. The property, amenities, and most importantly the staff was always helpful and a pleasure to interact with. We will definitely be back soon! I have read the reviews below and wanted to provide insight: yes there is a nightclub on premise, so you do hear some bass around 11:30pm-3am on Saturdays. But you've gotta take into consideration, you're in South Beach, it's a loud vibrant city. You have some music/noise every where on the strip.
Gale was very sexy and overall just a beautiful hotel. I loved the design and even the hallways were sexy. The room was awesome and very quiet which was a plus. I also like how the staff is very friendly and even sent a text to ask if I needed anything to make my stay better. I will definitely stay there again! The ice machine was on the lobby level. But others than that no complaints at all. This is an excellent hotel.
The bed mattress was so, so very soft & it just hugged you night All of the ghost/hidden fees that I was hit with before I checked out & that what asked for in room size bed wasn't there.
Contemporary style and comfort. See through bathroom door.
Mgt. Concierge attentive. New kaskades rooms with balcony large and modern Handicap room we were incorrectly put into.... 1star. Marble floors r extremely slippery. Almost dangerous.
Nice hotel and good design When I arrived they only had 1 bed in my room. I had called weeks beforehand to make sure this was not going to happen. I even paid an upgrade fee to get a room with 2 beds since I was on a business trip with a colleague. When they said they only had one bed, they said it was my fault because I used a third party site to book. The hospitality was very poor. They didn't' even make the arrangements to get us a cot.
The hotel has superb location, cool architecture, excellent restaurant. Rooftop pool is so perfect if you, for some reason cannot make it to the beach. Haveto mention the staff that at all times where so attentive and friendly. Will easily consider this establishement for my next stay in Miami Beach. First floor rooms are slightly disturbed by the nearby lounge room, having live music in the evenings. Ask for rooms on second floor and above or ask for earplugs if you are in bed early.
Clean and well located This hotel wants to be big but falls flat on so many points. For one is loud come night they place a night club on premises with out insulating sound proof , results you can't sleep. They play it big but fall flat in making you feel like your in a lux hotel.
Fin beliggenhet på Southt Beach
Beliggenheten er super. Selve hotellet og uteområdene ser veldig bra ut. Dette er stedet for luksus I nydelige omgivelser. Her kan man få alt - hvis man er villig til å betale for det.. For den prisen kunne betjeningen vært enda mer imøtekommende. Servicen føltes mer "ekte" alle andre steder vi bodde. Dersom man er ute etter en koselig atmosfære må man bo et annet sted.
The staff was deceiving, unwilling to help and provided the overall worst hotel experience i have ever encountered. The hotel valet staff informed me that I could leave my car parked in front for a few hours while i went to eat dinner and when I returned my car was towed. I tried to explain this to the staff as well last the managers Alvaro Diaz and Gregory Capella. They both informed me that there was nothing they could do. Even though they admitted that the valet may have given me the wrong information, there was nothing they were willing to do to rectify the situation. $281 and hours later i was able to retrieve my vehicle back. The tow company informed me that it was the hotel that called them to have the car towed and they do this all the time! I would never recommend this hotel to anyone simply based off the poor customer service and lack of training of the staff and management. They truly do NOT care about their guests or accommodating to any of their guests needs. I am currently pursuing legal action to be reimbursed for my tow, cab, time and expenses due to their error. There are plenty of choices of places to stay on Miami Beach and I would NOT recommend this one even if they are offering a better price at the time.
This was such a horrible experience. The rooms are gross, they look nothing like the photos. The hotel staff has horrible horrible attitudes. No-one is willing to help you. The hotel is not a 4 star, I would probably consider it about a 1. Please do not waste your money, there are so so many other places in Miami that are so much nicer.
Loved the location, price per night, most of the staff and the quality of the hotel. Had some mold in my shower in an otherwise spotless room. Had two awful experiences in the cafe. Both times the person on duty forgot about me. Had to chase him up for a beer I ordered 20 minutes prior with my meal. Another time, he left me sitting for 15 minutes without attending to me. He only had 2 tables on both occasions. Despite these bad experiences I have to say that this was just ONE person... All the other staff, including the manager, were outstanding !!!
The expensive valet took forever. Rooms and amenities were mediocre... not worth the money you pay for this hotel.
Location is close to beach, theater & Lincoln Rd. Mall but removed from the noisy, congested areas. Lovely pool area, good breakfast selection, and accommodating, friendly staff. Rooms were clean and comfortable but a bit small. Will plan to stay at here again next visit to Miami Beach.
Loved the rooms and the hotel location. Staff were very friendly Could use music by the pool
We had a great time very close to Ocean drive and great view over the rooftop at night
Room size was great, bathroom size was great, staff were nice and helpful, beach access thru The Raleigh was easy and convenient (2 chairs and towels included) overall a great south beach experience
We had first class friendly service from all hotel staff. The breakfast included was really delicious. Our room was so great even had a record player we put on Latin music to start our vacation. Great to use the Raleigh Hotel pool across the street on the beach. I will come back. We parked our car at the Lincoln Mall parking garage for 1/2 the valet cost. Loved my stay. Valet parking 42.00
The hotel was very nice! The bed was especially comfortable. We would definitely stay here again. The kitchen was out of service, but only a minor inconvenience.
Location! Loved how close I was to everything I wanted to see and experience. I didn't appreciate the size of the bathrooms especially the toilet area. I did not appreciate the fact that there is no parking or even a discount through the hotel. The decor can use an upgrade.
Such a great location and a nice looking botique hotel. But everything is ruined when the house keeping staff wakes up guests at 8 am by chattering to each other loudly in the halls waking me up 3 times before 9am. I'm the guest so your staffs behavior should not impact my experience. Yes you are a botique hotel so you should scale your service accordingly and know your staffs conversations carry through the entire floor. Don't stay here!!!!
I loved the pool! The restaurant was also great the food was yummy and the service was great. I also liked the concierge he was really helpful. The staff in general were really friendly and helpful. The Art Deco feel threw me off a bit as I'm used to staying in hotels that are a bit more modern. I wished that the room had a little fridge to put my refreshments like they typically do at other hotels.
rooms, pool, service
I have been staying at The Raleigh for years as it had always lived up to its self proclaimed title of the "grand dame" of south beach. Sadly if current management continues in the direction witnessed during my stay over the 4th, The Raleigh as we knew it is gone. Before this last nightare of a stay I would have described The Raleigh as romantic, beach/waterfront, boutique but now I would describe it as having poor service, poor management, poor cleanliness. The interesting part was that everyone working there knew it was awful, it seemed the upper level management/decision makers for the property were off site for the weekend or perhaps hiding as it was that bad. The Raleigh gave a promoter license to utilize the grounds for a two day fourth of July party however did not alert any guests of it. Had we and every other guest we encountered during our stay had known we would have booked elsewhere. It was a nightmare, there was no service for hotel guests, the pool was crammed and dirty/disgusting. There was a DJ with brain rattling base music blasting from morning to night.
Nothing Unfriendly staff Small rooms Not worth it for the price
Beautiful art deco hotel. Awesome pool, pool deck and access to the beach. Great for lap swimming and hanging out. Staff was helpful, really friendly, courteous and prompt. Close to great restaurants and clubs. Dulce, across the street in the Gale has excellent Italian food. Rooms and systems in serious need of updating. Although clean, rooms are fairly small and attention to detail was not great. Worst was the clanging pipes all night long. We had to turn on the fan to overcome the constant banging. We thought it was the elevator but other guests had the same problem. AC barely functioned on last night. The TV had so much static we could not use it and screen res was terrible.
Nice "Old Miami" feel to it, pool area was nice with all the tropical palms surrounding It . Good coffee shop and pastries Out door bars should have some mounted fans for customers also not just the bartenders, felt outdoor lounges also could have been nicer with some color to them , white is boring, , a few small shelves in bathrooms would be nice to place your toiletries !! We stayed here and walked to the SLS a block south and sat at their bar everyday was a cool vibe, but I would stay here again !! We did order 2 glasses of wine in the Martini bar area asked for a glass of water also when we order but didn't get it, asked again but same bartender again forgot ??? Either has short term memory loss or just didn't want to do it??we even tipped addition to what is added
The hotel was close to the beach and had a cool pool area. We took their last reservation of the night at their nice restaurant and despite spending $150-200 on a bottle of wine and steaks, we were told to hurry up and order as soon as we got there because "the kitchen was closing". It wasn't very classy. Our statement at checkout also had some BS extra charges we had to dispute. More hassle than it was worth except for the nice location.
Location is great. Short walk to beach and Raleigh has beach chairs towels there as part of resort fee. Pool is big - lounge chairs in pool which are cool. Good food in restaurant - a little expensive but worth it. Empanadas were excellent. Get breakfast at Rosetta Bakery which is close by instead of expensive breakfast at hotel. Had to pay $19 for umbrella at beach. Asked for early check-in. Arrived at 1:30 and had to wait until after 3 for room.
Beautiful pool, lobby, bar and restaurant. Perfectly decent, if slightly outdated, rooms. A very nice place to spend a weekend. Lots of fees and very expensive valet parking only, but I think that's true of all hotels in the area. Their website could be a little more informative.
Perfect location, beautiful pool. No internet. Very hard mattress.
The Raleigh captures the romantic appeal of a classic Miami beach-front hotel, with a welcoming lobby, luxurious pool and friendly staff. However, the guest rooms are tiny and cramped, with claustrophobic bathrooms (and ants in the sink drain) and no fridge or coffee maker. Also, the cost for valet parking ($39/night + tax) was exorbitant, but at least they didn't tack on a separate resort fee to our bill.
Vi trivdes svært godt på catalina hotell. rommet var relativt nyoppusset og fint. Nærmt miami beach og Ocean Drive. Det er en del musikk og støy på kvelds/nattes tid, så hvis man bor i 1 etg. vil man nok høre dette. vi hadde derimot ikke problem med dette, da vi bodde i 3 etg. Aircondition bråket noe fælt når den slår seg på. man våkner av dette, så her kan man nok få til noen forbedringer.
Veldig bra beliggenhet, god størrelse på rom og bad. Mer lys på rommet. Gangen hvor air- condition kontrollpanel befant seg var helt mørkt.
Rimelig og bra med nærhet til det meste - mye for pengene. Artig design på hotellet Litt mere lys på rommene...
The room is big and clean Hidden fee of 20$ per night. The staff is very slow at check-in. Small bathroom
It was clean always Room size was great Shares Amenities with neighboring hotels Location 2 blocks from beach and lincoln rd mall No pool on site (Use The Catalinas pool)
I liked the efficiency of the staff. the fish next to the elevator on the 3rd floor