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Lovely boutique hotel

Review of Hotel Ranola
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Mar 15, 2020
This place is located near the heart of downtown, making walking to everything a breeze. It is so charming, we only wish the bedroom decor matched the historic vibe of the rest of the hotel. The bed was unfortunately very stiff, but otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms are spacious and clean. The owners made check-in very simple past 3pm, we had no issues whatsoever. Highly recommended!
Date of stay: March 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

My friend who lives in Sarasota booked us in for 3 nights on 27th Feb. We arrived at hotel at 8.30pm in the evening and the place was in darkness. We banged and knocked to gain entry to no avail. There was a sign on the door saying to ring the bell not could not find a bell. They also had a number to call and we tried for about an hour. In the end we gave up but all other hotels were fully booked so we had no option but to drive back to Tampa.
To add injury my friend got charged for the 3 nights!!
I have emailed but have had no explanation or reply.
Please be cautious when staying here

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank julie o
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Hotel Ranola, Owner at Hotel Ranola, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2020

I’m very bothered by your post and review. Would you please call me so that I could address this issue immediately, 941-951-0111 that is the main hotel line.

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Reviewed March 3, 2020

Skip the hotel chains if you enjoy eclectic lodging like Ranola, Our room was essentially a small efficiency apartment with full kitchen , lots of seating, comfortable bed, plenty of space in a vintage Art Deco setting with fun art and dramatic looking doors. The room air conditioner was just fine and the place was very quiet despite its urban location, even our first floor room. Easy, safe walk to all the restaurants on Main Street. Free private parking on the property. HBO.

Date of stay: March 2020
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Thank Barbara T
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Went to Sarasota for the First Watch Half-Marathon with a group of friends. Most stayed at the Hyatt but another adventurous couple and we opted for a boutique hotel. We were pleasantly surprised. The other couples room was a bit smaller but we had a suite with a separate sleeping area. The amenities includedflat screen tvs(we had 2), a kitchen and eating area. They had great personal care products, bottled water and excellent linens. Interior and exterior doors were all card keyed and halls and exterior had surveillance cameras. Parking was onsite and free.

Staffing was from early am with room service availavle until 3pm. The manager lived onsite and was available after 3pm for emergencies. Housekeeping staff were friendly and accommodating. Even told us how to use washers(new front loads)after hours.

Now I will tell you it is old but charming with a bit of flair in the decorating. If you are a person that needs an updated hotel this may not be for you. Property is clean but I repeat old( no elevators). It is a 1926 apartment building in progress of being updated. There are only 9 rooms. AC units are window mounts.

It is within walking distance of many of the main street eateries. Great weekend farmer's market. Lots of night life nearby. Like any other big city use common sense after dark.

Would I stay here again? Yes, planning on next year already.

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2  Thank mggshot
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Hotel Ranola, Owner at Hotel Ranola, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2020

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and providing such an honest review, I look forward to seeing you again next year.

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Reviewed February 13, 2020

The hotel is an older building. There's a history of the building in the front hall. Rooms are large. Bathroom a bit small (had to squeeze to close the door). Bit of wear and tear visible. Bed was very comfortable. Plus free parking! The lady that checked us in was very nice. I would recommend this hotel just keep your expectations in check.

Date of stay: February 2020
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Thank Beejmcgillashaw
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Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

Hotel Ranola was the perfect place for NYE! We had a very spacious King apartment with a full kitchen and living room. Everything was clean and in a deco style. The bed was very comfortable with soft linens. Pedro was very helpful and the location was perfect. We walked downtown, to WholeFoods, and to the Marina easily.
Another bonus was the private parking lot out back!
We recommend this hotel that feels more like home, than a hotel room😊

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Laurac77777
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