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Gwynn Oak, Maryland
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Overall it felt like a quiet little private retreat with just a hint of home. The inn is much larger than it appears but you can't really tell because most of the foliage gives many of the unit entrances a feel of secluded privacy when you come and go. We had a late evening arrival so check in for weary...

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CarolEE E, Owner at Eldemire's Tropical Island Inn, responded to this review

Hi Thank so much for your lovely review about myself and the Inn. This kind of review gives us a boost to hear nice reviews from our guests and gives us an insight into what our guests like (and don't like) about staying at our place. We are one of the few local Caymanians that are licensed by our own...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Booked one of the apartments for my trip, with private kitchen. In the weeks leading up to my trip, Tootie was always available to answer any questions I had, and once I actually got to Grand Cayman the place wasn't hard to find or get around from. The house was clean and all the staff were friendly- Bob was especially...

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CarolEE E, Owner at Eldemire's Tropical Island Inn, responded to this review

Booked one of the apartments for my trip, with private kitchen. In the weeks leading up to my trip, Tootie was always available to answer any questions I had, and once I actually got to Grand Cayman the place wasn't hard to find or get around from. The house was clean and all the staff were friendly- Bob was especially...

Livorno, Italy
Reviewed 14 November 2014

The place is very quiet and you can sleep well, it's not too warm inside the house thanks to the trees surrounding the place, we had to keep the air conditioning at minimum if not powered off, which was surprising for the island's climate. The kitchen was well furnished and near the door, before entering the room there is a...

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Reviewed 17 September 2014

Filthy, dusty living conditions. Air conditioners don't work right. 85 in your roon at night. Refrigerator doesn't keep any thing cold. Swimming pool filtration didn't work. Dead frog and crab in water. Bbq filthy, no propane. Weeds all over pool deck. Horribly maintained, thank god for motels at 7 mile beach

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CarolEE E, General Manager at Eldemire's Tropical Island Inn, responded to this review

“Best place to ruin a vacation” 1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW Filthy, dusty living conditions. Air conditioners don't work right. 85 in your roon at night. Refrigerator doesn't keep any thing cold. Swimming pool filtration didn't work. Dead frog and crab in water. Bbq filthy, no propane. Weeds all over pool deck. Horribly maintained, thank god...

Southbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Want the quintessential cultural GC experience? Stay here. It's walking distance to Georgetown, Smith Cove, Sunset House, Art stores, etc. It's quaint, eclectic, and host is amazing. She leaves you space and room to breathe.

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CarolEE E, Owner at Eldemire's Tropical Island Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thanks for your kind and honest review of Eldemire's and am so happy that you had a great time staying with us and hope that you return sometime in the near future. Please if there are any tips that you feel would enhance a visitor's judgement of our property in any way, we would welcome any feedback that...

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 8 May 2014

We stayed at Eldemire's Tropical Island Inn for a week in April, and had a great time! We've stayed on Grand Cayman before, mostly at The Retreat at Rum Point, so we knew our way around fairly well, although a lot has changed after 2005's Ivan! My husband, 2-year-old-son, mother and I all shared the pool-side self-catering suite. My son...

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CarolEE E, Owner at Eldemire's Tropical Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind and honest review of Eldemire's. I am happy that you spent a good time at your little "home away from home" and we also enjoyed having you stay here. if there is anything that you saw that could be improved upon, please be sure to email us as we always strive to improve on our product....

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 5 May 2014

On our way to Little Cayman for a dive vacation, we stopped over nite in Grand Cayman due to the connection flight timing. We found this inn on the net, and after emailing and asking questions, we booked a night. We took a taxi from the airport to the inn, and then spoke with the daughter who called her mom,...

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CarolEE E, Owner at Eldemire's Tropical Island Inn, responded to this review

Hi, I am so appreciative of your honest assessment of Eldemire’s and as you are aware, we always ask our guests to inform us on how everything was for them. Within a few days of your departure, we placed 2 new beds in the room and hung a new ceiling fan, and as soon as we are not full (which...

Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 19 March 2014

We were looking for an inexpensive place with AC as a home base for our dive trip. We found it at Eldemire's. But, there are a lot of better places to stay on the island if you can afford it. My wife would not have enjoyed Eldemires. It is more like a hostel than a hotel. But it was fine...

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CarolEE E, Owner at Eldemire's Tropical Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write your review about Eldemire’s and we thank you for your positive feedback stating that our place is inexpensive (actually it is one of the lowest cost Government licensed accommodations on Grand Cayman) and that it was fine for you and your nephews to stay at. I am happy that you were okay with Eldemire’s...

Reviewed 3 March 2014

We had missed our cruise ship departing from Miami, FL and had to fly to Grand Cayman to catch up with it...after two VERY long days of traveling and unplanned expenses we finally arrived in Georgetown. I called several local hotels and found them to be WAY overpriced($400-$600USD per night). Finally an employee at Marshall's car rental suggested Eldemire's. I...

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CarolEE E, Owner at Eldemire's Tropical Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review about Eldemire's Tropical Island Inn and I am so delighted that you had a wonderful stay at our place. My biggest aim as an owner, and as a Cayman Citizen, is to know that our visitors are having a good experience staying here and that they appreciate the fact that the facilities...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights after 12 nights driving the length of Cuba. The IDEAL location to finish our Caribbean island hop, a short walk southwards is a lovely beach at Smith`s Cove and 15 minutes the other way is Georgetown and the bus service all over the island. Tootie makes you feel SO at ease that we immediately adopted...

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CarolEE E, Owner at Eldemire's Tropical Island Inn, responded to this review

Hi I appreciate the fact that you have taken your time to write a lovely and positive review about myself and my business - Eldemire’s. I always welcome my guest’s feedback, as it gives me a guideline to know what they are thinking about myself as an owner, and about the business also as these comments give me somewhat of...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
What words describe Eldemire's best? Friendly, Informal, Simple, Charming, Affordable, Peaceful. Our simple little "Caribbean style" guest house, offers an ambiance of informality and friendliness, and is perfect for "free-spirited" travelers who just want a clean, nice, down to earth place, closely situated to everything. And, not have to spend the kind of money that they would have to, at a big resort. Of course the big resorts have lots of amenities, clean, comfortable, air-conditioned rooms to sleep in, as generally speaking, visitors go exploring and/or diving all day long. So you save lots of $$$$ when you stay with us!!! In the 38 years of being in the tourism accommodation sector, we can truthfully say that most of our guests are those who just like a charming and simple alternative to the bigger, busier, expensive hotels. Instead they would rather spend their vacation dollars on enjoying our beautiful beaches, diving, snorkeling, good restaurants, varied excursions, etc. And a rental car. Our place will feel to you like a "home away from home" where you can relax and feel at home! In 1977, Tootie's Caymanian parents, opened up rooms in their large home (now known as Eldemire's Tropical Island Inn) to visitors coming to Grand Cayman for vacation, or to conduct business. Then in 2000, Tootie and her family took over the business and made a lot of changes which included colorful decor, furnishings, etc. Then a pool and large deck were built and lush tropical vegetation and colorful tropical plants and banana trees were placed all around the pool. So when you sit back and relax by the pool, you experience an authentic peaceful tropical aura. Our location is on the west side of the island, across the road from the ocean, and ten minutes drive from Owen Roberts Airport and famous 7 Mile Beach. Within a short walk is a beautiful white sand beach, the island's best art/craft shop, 2 fabulous oceanfront restaurants, a fitness center, 3 Dive centers, Cathy Church Underwater Photo Center, and Georgetown with lots of shops, restaurants, the Museum, and Duty Free shopping. Our property consists of 4 private 2nd level rooms with private bathrooms, and a large shared kitchen and relaxing lounge downstairs. The 2 comfortable self-contained one bedroom suites have their own private kitchens, lounges and garden entrances. Two Studio Suites have their own private kitchenettes. Our amenities? All rooms and suites are air-conditioned, have private bathrooms with towels and bathroom products, complimentary tea and coffee, Cable TV, FREE WIFI and free on-site parking with security lighting. So, in essence, what we offer is a peaceful, quiet, charming, cheap, "Island style" Guest House, close to everything. A real little "Tropical Oasis". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Eldemire's Tropical Island Inn

Address: 18 Pebbles Way | Grand Cayman, George Town KY1-1106, Grand Cayman
Region: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Grand Cayman > George Town
Price Range: $150 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Eldemire's Tropical Island Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“You will love Eldemire's if you want a true tropical experience!”
 of 5 bubbles JEBM123, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Studio suite downstairs by the main door - great wifi reception, very cold mini-split a/c, comfy double bed (not a queen bed - don't believe Expedia!), very spacious room. Kitchenette was missing some basic equipment which we just borrowed from the main kitchen down the hall.”
 of 5 bubbles garagebutterfly, 31 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Rooms closest (no more than 2 rooms away) to the office get the best wifi reception from inside the room. The apt offers tremendous value but you may be able to hear upstairs guest but also if you sit right next to the door you don't have to go outside to the courtyard to pick up the free wifi.”
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 of 5 bubbles tayoka, 28 Jan 2015 | Read review
“I think the best rooms are the one on the poolside and the one on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 00EmaRacing00, 13 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Don't go here”
 of 5 bubbles 538stevenc, 16 Sep 2014 | Read review
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