Best Location ( on the beach right next door to the Ritz Carlton Beach Club), friendly dedicated staff, great pool area, and most reasonably priced hotel on Lido. This is not a 'fancy' resort, and the hotel has a retro feel (the main hotel was built in the 1950's as one of the fist on Lido Beach and additions were made until the 80's). The Sand Castle was part of the Helmsley Resort Empire and was in trust for many years following Leona's death. It was allegedly willed to her dog Troubles who finally passed away (three years ago?).
This is a wonderful property with a colorful history. Rumor has it that at midnight you can hear the ghost of Leona berating the staff in the kitchen or swimming laps in the pool. The Queen still stands guard.
Very helpful and pleasant staff, clean and well maintained facility, nice size rooms, excellent location.
For breakfast, fruits are available in addition to the usual fare. All good quality. However, scrambled eggs should be substantially improved or taken off the menu.
Excellent overall, will stay there again.
We were greeted cordially and allowed to sign in and go to our room earlier than expected, plus got the room on the second floor as requested. It was very quiet and restful. Pool area very clean as was the pool. We will return.
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