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December 30, 2008
From journal The Holiday Road Trip - Wisconsin to Florida
New Market, Maryland
August 7, 2005
We brought our portable DVD player, but we were unable to use it because the TVs did not have the AV outlets.
We were asked to attend an 'update' for RCI members that would only take 45 minutes, and we were there for 1½ hours.
With the family going to the beach, there just weren't enough places to hang wet beach stuff. They did have washers and dryers available on all floors.
Lots to do in the area, you do need a car to enjoy the area.
From journal Summer 2005
Ashaway, Rhode Island
August 6, 2005
Every day is a theme day at the Fairways of Palm Aire. Whether it's kids' games, adult cards and bingo, dance parties, karaoke, chicken wing lunches, or any number of other planned events at the resort, you are going to be kept quite busy during your vacation.Resort Experience:This resort has everything from one-bedroom units to four-bedroom presidential suites. The units are well-maintained and nicely furnished.
I had the two-bedroom unit, which included a washer/dryer, full-kitchen with every appliance, large dining room table, living room with pull-out sofa, huge balcony porch, a guest bedroom with private bath, and a master bedroom suite with a two-person jacuzzi tub and a tiled shower.
There is 24-hour security at the resort and gated entrances. The resort is within 2 miles of the Interstate 95 exits and there is a large WalMart Supercenter next door, as well as restaurants, and the famous Pompano Race Track.
The Fairways of Palm Aire well deserves its Gold Crown status. The resort staff does a great job making sure that everyone has a great time.
From journal Fairways, Palms, and Plenty to Do!
May 10, 2005
No maid service all week, when we ran out of toilet paper we were told to go to the front desk if we want some.
They advertise happy hour 3 to ??, well the ?? is until the bartender wants to go home... usually around 6pm if he comes in at all.
There was not much to do at the resort or in the area. Lots of Condos being built and plenty of stripe malls with nothing in them.
I would not recommend this resort at all.
From journal Palm Aire
May 3, 2005
From journal Life Is A Beach
MANALAPAN, New Jersey
May 2, 2005
We went to a sister property one afternoon to use the beach there. It was lovely, although there was a $5 fee to rent a beach chair for the day.
There are wonderful restaurants in nearby Fort Lauderdale, as well as lots of shopping.
Staying at the Fairways was like being in paradise for a week. My husband and I truly loved this vacation and all of the amenities that were offered. The only thing that surprised us about this resort, as compared to other timeshares that we have stayed in, was that there was no maid service during the week unless it was paid for. Most resorts have weekly maid service included. However, fresh towels were only a phone call away.
From journal Spring Break Vacation
March 26, 2005
Elevators can be a little slow, but fortunately, we were on the second floor and used the stairs. The fitness center was rather large for a resort and quite accommodating.
This is a great family resort. We always exchange for a property on the beach, but this, by far, was a better choice. We would drive to the sister resort (Fairfield Royal vista) and park for free and use the beach and pool there. Palm Aire also offered a shuttle service daily. It was definitely worth the 15-minute direct drive. Our sons felt comfortable walking from one activity to another - definitely a family resort.
From journal Family Spring Break at The Fairways of Palm Aire
December 20, 2004
The Everglades tour is an exceptional day of fun and adventure. I can't wait to go back to the Fairways at Palm Aire for more golf.
From journal The Full SPA Treatment
Castle Rock, Colorado
October 15, 2004
The resort is not in a very nice part of town. The nearby WalMart and the grocery store were staffed by persons who seemed inattentive and less than enthusiastic. However it was nice to have them close by. I would not feel comfortable in this area alone at night. The security at the resort is a good as can be expected without making you feel like you are in a prison.
I knew from reading other reviews to ask for one of the high-rise tower buildings inside the gated area. Although we were not originally scheduled for one of those units, the front desk moved us without protest. We had a sixth floor unit in the center building; that meant from either side you would get a view of a pool. The unit was beautiful. It was very clean and nicely furnished. The living room was not huge, but there was a large kitchen and eating area in addition. One small patio came off the living room. The master bedroom was very nice sized with a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom and a separate large shower. The smaller bedroom was also quite large, with two double beds and room for a chair and lot of floor space. There were three TVs. The resort provided large pool towels and plenty of bath towels.
My main complaint was that there was NO maid service at all for the whole week. If you wanted clean towels, you had to gather your dirty ones, take them to the lobby downstairs and trade them in. This service was only at one specific time during the week. If you missed it, too bad. I complained and did get clean pool towels. On the upside, there was a washer and dryer in the unit and the resort provided laundry soap as well as the soaps needed in the kitchen.
There were activities scheduled every day for children, most for a very nominal charge. Don’t miss the wild animal show, but for heaven’s sake don’t stop by to look at the animals without paying your $5.00; the staff makes you feel like a criminal just because you are curious. But the kids loved the show and it was worth the price for them. The main pool had a slide and floating devices, as well as other water toys to play with. The hot tubs were large and not crowded.
From journal Family Vacation to Ft. Lauderdale
June 22, 2004
From journal Florida Fun and Relaxation