7 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Just came back from the Comfort Suite. We found the cayman islands very expensive. This hotel is a good choice because of the price and the convenient continental breakfast. the beach is the front is not the best part of the 7 miles beach. we rented a car with budget and drove every day for 40 minutes each way to rum point where the good beach is. Our room has some dirty spots on the carpet but the rest was fine. the pool was also a bit dirty. the hotel has microwave and small fridge. internet is free and wireless but was working with difficulties, with access to some sites only and no email."
- Travel date: 4th June 2007
Great deal, great location
"We went to Grand Cayman for the jazz festival (Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, 2006) -- our first trip to the Caribbean. Comfort Suites was a great deal for the money -- the room was clean, plenty spacious for our needs (and we just had a studio), and we loved the location: an easy walk to George Town, a really short walk to Pageant Beach for the festival, and steps from beautiful Seven Mile Beach. Yes, as other commentators have noted, the beach is better farther north. Not a problem, as you can walk the whole thing and take your pick of where you want to get wet. We logged many miles of pleasant walking, along with glorious beach lounging. The staff was friendly and someone came around late each afternoon to be sure the room had been done to our satisfaction. Breakfast is bountiful and that's another savings. We appreciated the fridge, microwave, and coffee maker in the room. Stingers, the pool bar, was fine for a drink, some friendly chat, and good sandwiches and salads. Coconut Joe's across the street was a lot of fun, and inexpensive."
- Travel date: 7th January 2007
Decent Hotel, Good Value
"Overall, this is a good choice if you want more space than the average hotel room and aren't looking for a luxury experience. The 2-BR suites offer plenty of space, a key if you're traveling with kids. And for the price of a single room at the much fancier Marriott next door, they're a really good value. The hotel was fine...the rooms were cheap-feeling, but clean. The staff wasn't top-quality, but friendly. The pool wasn't the most luxurious, but perfectly fine. There is an adequate continental breakfast until 10a, and after that the only food/beverage available is at Stingers, the bar at the pool. Again, perfectly decent sandwiches and snacks...even better than average. And very friendly girls running the place. Nice and casual, no whiteglove service, but again...just fine. A few nights a week there is some fun and friendly live entertainment by the pool...a little band, a fire show, limbo, etc. There is an artificial reef just a few yards from shore and a dive shop on the property, so there's some very nice, easy snorkeling to be had as well. The beach, as advertised, is about a 1-minute walk down a path past the pool. Not the nicest part of Seven Mile Beach, but again...just fine. There are a number of fun, casual restaurants within a short walk of the hotel...Coconut Joe's & Aqua Beach are both great choices for very casual outdoor dining. If I go again, I would look into paying a bit more elsewhere to find the extra space with a bit more luxury. But that's not to say the hotel doesn't deliver: it's a very good value, it's clean and casual, and if you can live with a 3-Star experience instead of 5, you won't regret your decision. Elsewhere on the island...the Turtle Farm shows great promise, but most of what's advertised is not yet open. It's also not actually as expensive as some of the prices we saw posted. The turtles themselves are lots of fun, but DON'T buy the more expensive ticket that gives you access to the rest of the property. There's very little else to see. Rum Point is a great, barefoot, relaxing spot to kill a few hours or, ideally, a few years. Very shallow, calm water that kids can splash around in even a hundred or more yards from shore. Not a lot to see snorkel-wise, but very mellow, easy-going, etc. Think Margaritaville, Cayman-style. Overall, a beatiful island, feels very safe, IS a bit pricey, but not shockingly so. Traveling around by taxi is easy but expensive, by bus is cheap but not quite as easy, and by rent-a-car very affordable but scary if you're not used to driving on the left side of the road. Great vacation, beatiful island, decent hotel."
- Travel date: 1st January 2007
Clean and comfortable
"We stayed at the Comfort Suites for five days in September '06 and really enjoyed our stay. I was surprised at how diligent their housekeeping personnel was. Our bathroom was spotless, carpet was sand-free, there were no musty smells, and our coffee pot was cleaned every day. Our room had a queen size bed, a sofa and coffee table, large t.v., computer desk and chair, sink, microwave, toaster, fridge, and bathroom with shower only. The complimentary breakfast contained the usual suspects, i.e. bagels, cereal, coffee, o.j., muffins, etc. Their pool and jacuzzi area was nice, but small, and they have a small bar that serves food called Stingers that I can't comment on as far as food quality is concerned because we didn't try any. To get to the beach, you have to walk a path from the pool and past a vacant lot of sand and concrete where a building formerly stood but was affected by hurricane Ivan and looks to be in the process of rebuilding. The beach was terrific and seemingly wide, with smooth sand and plenty of beach chairs. Beach towels are provided by the hotel. Hotel staff was friendly, but I can't say exceptionally friendly. Hotel location was great, too. Just a mile or so from the downtown shopping district. We'd definitely stay here again for the value."
- Travel date: 23rd October 2006
good value for the price
"Comfort Suites for the price was a great deal. Only comment was that the building in front of the hotel on the beach is going to be torn down and rebuilt. This will create a lot of noise once it starts Cayman is great for snorkel and scuba. A reasonable priced place to eat and great variaty is "Eats"."
- Travel date: 15th July 2006
Average but not top of line
"For the price this was a good hotel for you and your family if you are traveling to Grand Cayman. It is close proximity to all sites and ammenties if you have a car. A rental car is a must because cab, and bus fare is too much for this island. This hotel has a small pool if there are 5 aggressive kids in the pool beware of the splash over flow if you are sitting along the pool reading a book. The conitinental breakfast was a plus it filled the void and felt it was ample for getting to meet your tours on the go. The rooms was small for a suite but they were cleaned well and towels were plentiful. The beach is a small strip of sand if you want to see a beach go to the Westin it offers snorkeling, wave riding, other water sports. If you are clever enough take your beach towels with you to the Westin because they share the same color scheme with the Comfort Suite but dont get caught. The best place to rent a car is across the street from the Comfort suite and you get a discount from staying there. My suggestion is visit a resort tour and get the gift it could be a discount on a rental car to help and offset the cost of the rental. Your phone card from the states will not work here so you will have to purchase one once you get here if you plan on making any calls. Bring your laptop if you want to use the internet although the Comfort provide internet for all guest free for 15 min if you need more time bring your own. If I could do it all over again I 'd recommend it for a family of 3 or more it was good bang for the buck."
- Travel date: 7th July 2006
Relaxing and affordable at the Comfort Suites
"My husband and I spent 5 nights at the Comfort Suites in seven mile beach from June 21 to June 26. Overall it was a pleasant and relaxing stay. The continental breakfast wasn't much to speak of but it was basic and suffcient enough with cereal, bagels, waffles, mini muffins, coffee, juices, toast, coffee, and condiments. Begin that everything is so expensive in Cayman it was nice to have the breakfast there to save a few dollars. I found that the staff replenished it all right up to 10am like promised. Although I was usually down by 8, when we were down again at 10 there was still plenty to go around. My husband and I ate at Coconut Joes for breakfast one morning, it was a nice change but it cost 26 Cayman dollars! So we ended up just taking advantage of the freebie meal at the hotel. The staff was fine all in all mostly locals. My husband was expecting more hospitality from the locals but was disappointed. My opinion was that they are not mean, not exceptionally nice, but indifferent. I found that to be true everywhere in Cayman. There are a lot of people working in Cayman from the UK and Canada and all over Europe. We found them to be very nice and helpful more so than the locals. The internat access at the hotel was handy, but you have to stalk it regularly to see when it gets free. Also the dive shop at the hotel was great to have lots of things to do. Our room was always cleaned and well maintained. The coffee pot, microwave and fridge were a great help. We bought a few things at Foster's food fare and some booze at the duty free. Which I would higly recommend; at the end of our trip our expenses exceeded our flight and hotel! There are no balconies at the Comfort Suites, however the pool and pool area is well shaded and there are plenty chairs and umbrellas to go around. Stingers is great for a quick sandwich or drink, although the bartenders could use some more schooling on how to mix them,stick to the basic rum punch. It was passable for hanging out under the palm trees. The beach was a little on the small side but still clean and functional. The Marriot is next door and we didn't find any problem using their facilies here and there if there was none available from our end. The man made reef was great! All sorts of fish and a couple little stingrays. The beach was never over crowded and the water was calm and beautiful 81 degrees! The building next to the Comfort Suites is a bit of an eyesore but the place was hit with a massive hurricane, it will take some tie to rebuild. We rented a car from Andy's across the street, we probably won't again. As another user wrote about them, it was a mess on wheels, but got us where we needed to for a rather cheap price. As we were only renting it for two days we just laughed it off and went on our merry way. In the end my husband complained and they gave us a day free. Rum Point is a must but get there right when they open. It was really peacful and quiet in the morning but by lunch it gets busier. It was absolutely beautiful. I really liked it there. The drive there was interesting, you could really see the impact from Ivan along with the building stages. It really is ashame what happend, hopefully they will fully recover. As for restaurants, we never had a bad one, all the food was great everywhere we went. Solana next door at the Marriott was excellent and has a great sunset view around 6:45. The Wharf was good but pricey. Bamboo at the Hyatt had great sushi. We absolutely loved Cimboco which is a block from the Comfort Suites, we wished we had more time to go more than once. We ate at Stingers usually for lunch, everything we had was good, try the jerk chicken wrap and rum punch! Overall we were satisfied with the Comfort Suites. If you are looking for nonstop excitement and someone to wait on you then this is not the place for you. if you are used to luxury hotels, it probably isn't for you either. The Comfort Suites was very clean, comfortable, pool was small but nice with a tropical feel and also very clean. The rooms are average but perfect for eating and sleeping. It was central enough without being in the most high traffic areas. The beach is also average but definately rent a car and then you can go to any public access beach on the island and still save some money on your hotel. At an average of 160 a night you can't go wrong especially when they are charging $300-$600 at places like the Westin, Hyatt and the Ritz. Also, go on the Captian Marvin's Four hour tour. For 40 dollars a person it is great. Probably won't interest seasoned divers but great for the average tourist."
- Travel date: 6th July 2006
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