Spectacular condo on the beach – vacationrentals.com a gas has


Essentials provided for the first day seasonally heated swimming pools with expansive sundecks, beautiful landscaping and areas for entertaining. Direct beach access. State-of-the-art fitness center, with an aerobics room featuring. Full-service 24-hour business centers with high speed Internet access and private conference rooms including color copier, fax machines and printers. Large, beautiful Ocean Room with bar and billiards. Stylish ultra-contemporary lobby. Media Room with theater seating. Attended front desk and 24-hour security. Concierge services. Supermarket and Delhi restaurant with apartment, pool and beach service. At the planned oceanfront private beach club, the ambiance is sophisticated and exclusive, boasting lush, exotic landscaping, an unobstructive view of the ocean and a magnificent deck with a large heated pool, oversized pool spa and private barbecue patio. The beach club is expected to offer: *Unlimited and easy access to the beach *Complimentary pool and beach lounge chairs *Pre-arranged available packages for water sports, tours and excursions and specialty classes such as scuba certification *Water activities and classes such as aerobics, polo, basketball and volleyball. In the state-of-the-art fitness center, maximize your workout with a full range of brand new cardiovascular and weight training equipment. Or pop in for yoga, dance, spinning or aerobics. Business and pleasure mesh beautifully under one roof, with the on- site business center, ocean-view party room and upscale lounge featuring billiards, media center and bar. 24-hour valet, doorman and concierge service are ready to fulfill your every need. When you are at this building, you may feel like you’re away from it all, but you really are close to all the places you may want to go: shopping, restaurants, business centers, nightlife, a casino, cultural arts, and tourist attractions are all nearby. Located on South Ocean Drive (A1A), The Tides at Hollywood Beach puts you in easy reach of Downtown Hollywood, the famous Broadwalk, and the luxury Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa (just down the street). Major highways such as I-95 take you to Fort Lauderdale to the north and Miami and the Beaches to the south. For destinations far beyond, the Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale International Airport .

The condo really needs updating. The beds are not comfortable, the headboards aren’t attached. They are leaning against the wall with a mattress and box spring pushed up to them. They make a very loud noise if you need to get up in the night. The bathroom was old and not very clean. The master bedroom had no door handle, which I emailed and the owner responded quickly. The unit overall is just dingy and needs some TLC. That said, the biggest problem with the condo is the building staff and the elevators. People are for the most part just rude. They give very little direction or help as to what to do when you arrive. The valet is not valet. You basically pay to park your own car. The check in area was also a joke. Again, the staff were rude, and the office is in what I would describe as a laundry or working area of a building. The building has a beautiful lobby, but for whatever reason they have said lobby is beyond me. The lobby is where the check in process should be located. The small check in area was packed full of people, you have to bring everyone in to have a wrist band put on for the pool. You have to pay a $20 (CASH) refundable deposit for the parking tag which works the gate, however no one bothered to explain how that worked. The one thing that was really irritating to me was the access fobs for the common areas. They have you activate however many tags you request, but there is a $20 non refundable fee for each tag. This information is not provided in the listing and I was not happy at all. Now for the elevators…do not get in a hurry. We were on the 4th floor, and we had to wait every time going up or down. We had to literally push the button 3 or 4 times before we would get a car that had room for us to get on. Please note that they only allow 5 passengers per elevator and I believe there was only 3 to service the high rise condo building(the service elevator was out). It was not a pleasant experience, and I would not stay in any condo in this complex again, regardless of how nice the unit was. We booked for 3 nights, but left after the first night and did not return.