Guest Testimonials

Hey Guys!

Thank you for making our staycation truly relaxing and wonderful! It is honestly a hidden paradise!
The staff and service is just awesome! The room was great and the clientele so friendly!
We look forward to returning the next time we have a long weekend!

Cheers!

Daniel

My sincerest thanks for a WONDERFUL stay!

I just wanted to take the opportunity to let you know how amazing my stay at the Elysium was. From the moment I checked in, until the minute I left, it was non-stop amazing! I was looking for some much needed R&R, and I got exactly that during my visit.

S.

Gary, Steve, and Staff,

Lance and I arrived home. It is 12 degrees here and -9 degrees wind-chill. We miss Ft. Lauderdale!

I know that I shared with Gary and a couple of others previously but I wanted to put my comments in writing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Elysium Resort! We were happy with the amenities and felt that cleanliness was a priority with you and your staff. Above all else, however, we especially were delighted with the helpfulness, welcoming, and a feeling of being part of the family at the Elysium. It was evident to us that the staff of the Elysium worked very well together and had great feeling of community. I felt that the camaraderie between the staff spilled over to the guests and made us feel a part of the Elysium family during our stay. Keep up the great work and we look forward to our next stay!

Dear Gary and Steve,

I had a blast for the 11 days I stayed with you and your crew. Thank you for setting the standard for graciousness, hospitality, orderliness, cleanliness, professionalism -- and good clean (mostly) FUN!

The Saturday parties were great. The first Saturday Party I met a smart and handsome (a great combination) chap from St. Petersburg. I suspect he and I will remain friends for years -- after building a foundation of six captivating hours of excellent conversation, followed by wonderful e-mail. It started with the standards and comfort you set for your Saturday parties.

Dear Steve and Gary,

My boyfriend and I recently had the pleasure of staying at your resort over the Christmas holiday; in fact we liked it so much we called off work and decided to stay an extra day! Your staff was very professional and courteous in assuring that our stay was enjoyable. Jamie and I were very fortunate to have had the opportunity to stay 2 nights in the King Suite and 1 night in a Jr. suite, both of these rooms were very clean and had tons of room to spread out and feel at home.

Our get-away to your resort was the first time that we actually stayed at a gay oriented establishment, and let me tell you, our experience was remarkable. We have a resort in our home town of Orlando that does not even begin to compare, as a matter of fact, when Jamie and I were toying around with the Idea of staying at a gay resort, dirty and disgusting images of the one in Orlando kept creeping up in my head, and I was hesitant at first. Once we arrived at "Paradise" I am so glad that I did not let my gut instinct stop me from booking with Elysium Resort. This resort is impeccably clean and the staff assures that the grounds are kept trash free at all times, I am so confident that I would eat off of the cobblestone! To anyone reading this, I would definitely recommend booking at this resort, you will not regret it! We definitely plan on trying to return on a month basis for a getaway, and you can be assured that we will book nowhere else than the Elysium Resort!

Thank you so much!

Justin and Jamie

Orlando, Florida

My partner and I recently moved to Orlando from Rome, Italy. We recently were able to get away to Ft Lauderdale and check out the local gay life. We had an excellent time at your resort. We discovered it by accident, after spending the weekend at a different resort, we were told about you guys on the day we were supposed to leave to come back to Orlando (Easter Sunday) We decided to stay another night just to check out your resort, I am happy to report that we had an great time and plan to visit your resort again soon. It was really nice being around other gay couples and singles outside of a club type setting. In one day we were able to unwind and and discover each other all over again. I can't wait to see what an entire weekend does for us. Thanks for the hospitality! We hope to see you all again soon.

Sincerely,
Linken and Rob-Tome

Hello Steve, Gary, Jeffery and all the “girls” in housekeeping,

I just wanted to thank you for all that you did to make me feel welcome and comfortable during my first visit to your gay resort (or any gay resort).

I really did enjoy my stay. Your facility is so well groomed and managed as well as being beautiful. All the staff is so nice and good at what they do which is a wonderful change from most other venues available for a vacation.

I met so many really nice people and so much enjoyed their company while I was there. I believe I made some true friends with whom I will continue a long term relationship for years.

I’m very much looking forward to my next visit two weeks from now.

With many thanks,
Jay

Hi to Steve, Gary and all the great staff at this hotel;

We just wanted to say a great big thank you for making us feel like we where at home while we stayed there . We had just finished our very first cruise and decided to stay with your hotel for 3 days in January 2006. And let me tell you, that was one decision that I'm glad i made. We where both a bit nervous about staying there as we have never been to an all gay hotel before and wasn't to sure what to expect while we were there. It was so great, that as soon as we arrived back in Calgary, we had the calendar out and are trying to decide when our next visit will be. So rest assured, we will be coming back for a visit again some time soon, and this time it will be a longer stay !! Everything there is so relaxed and laid back. It was just what we needed after our cruise. So until we see you again, take care and keep that pool nice and warm for me.....(you know us Canadians, always cold in the winters...hahaha)

All the best to everyone at the Elysium !!!

Allan & Bill
Calgary, Alberta
Canada

Hi Guys!
l wanted to write a quick message to thank Gary and Steve and the entire Elysium Resort staff for making my stay there absolutely wonderful. You guys are great and made my vacation so great that l even stayed a couple of extra days! The rooms were clean and spacious. It was a much needed vacation on my part and the Elysium was just the place to be.

l am so looking forward to my next stay there...hopefully sooner than later. Thank you all so much again for a wonderful stay in Fort Lauderdale.

David,
Michigan

I just wanted to thank your for the great time we had at your resort Sept. 24-26. The resort was beautiful, the rooms were spacious and clean, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the guests were pleasantly laid back. (That’s what I like about Fort Lauderdale—no hustle and bustle, everyone seems to chill.)

I hope we get to visit you again in the near future.

Harold and James

Good Morning All

Wanted to say that as a new visitor to the Elysium Resort, I was greeted by Jeff with a warm handshake and a welcome. My stay there for the 5 nights were both very relaxing and stress free. The staff are wonderful, and my room was clean each and every day, and very comfortable. The pools and Jacuzzi are great, and having cold lemonade there was great on those hot days. I was nervous till I arrived and everyone so friendly and guest were great to talk to and the continental breakfasts were fantastic.

The lush growth of trees, bushes, flowers etc, made this look like a tropical resort, and I felt very safe and relaxed. So much so, that I do plan on returning in 2006, and to have a much longer stay, and will be telling my friends about the Elysium Resort.

To all the staff thank you so much for making this a most rewarding experience for me, and I hope to see everyone again next year. Your all fantastic!

Richard Loeffler
Brampton, Ontario Canada

Hey Gary & Steve! ( And how could I forget Fabrisio & Jeff! )

I'm sorry it's taken so long for me to write and extend my appreciation for your hospitality. Ovide, Gregg, & I had the time of our lives. Not only in Ft. Lauderdale alone but especially at the Elysium. I know now why it is highly recommended. We can't thank you enough. And we look forward to coming back, if not before our trip next year, hopefully sometime sooner. We loved all the people we met who worked at Elysium. All the guest were very friendly, respectful, open and just great to hang around with. We are actually going this weekend to stay with Sharone & Phil that we met who were from Philly.

So as you can tell, we love you guys, miss you, and hope you are thinking of us ( ALWAYS! ;P ).
You have pictures coming your way from our adventures & misadventures!

Send the sun our way!

Sincerely,
The CT Bois
Jae, Ovide, & Gregg

Dear Gary and Steve

I very much enjoyed the Elysium Resort. There was a good mix of ages and all your guests had fun without being overly loud. There were so many fine touches in the decorating motif. Some elegant, others glamorous (the nudes), others witty like the pool sign but always in good taste.

The resort itself had so many little private places to meet or be alone. I particularly liked the sky deck. Separate pools and the overly large hot tub amid all those lovely tropical plants was wonderful. Morning breakfasts and the Saturday night party make meeting others easy.

Accompanying all this splendor was a friendly and competent staff. My shower flow problem was fixed in less than five minutes by a most congenial and handsome fellow. My early arrival after the cruise, put pressure on the housekeeping staff to ready the room. Your desk clerk kept tabs on the process the whole time. He handled the comings and goings and the phone calls and the little girl pup well.

Patience is clearly a virtue he will need with her. He is a sweet guy. All of your staff are hard working. There was not one bit of trash or cigarette butts anywhere. The rooms were immaculate. Tell Victor he works too hard.

Thanks for a wonderful experience.

Steve and Joe (Boston)

Hi Boys (and that goes to all: Gary, Steve, Jeff, Paul, etc., etc.),

We LOVE ALL you guys and always have a great time when we visit. It's not just the facilities that make the place, it's the people who are there. We are already trying to figure out when we can plan our next visit!

Brady & Mark

Hi Steve, Gary and Jeff,

 Just wanted to drop a line to tell you how much we love staying with you guys in the most relaxing and comfortable resort in Fort Lauderdale; The Elysium. Coming back to the resort (2 times a year maybe more) makes us feel like home - to a super friendly and beautiful atmosphere. Thanks for everything and is always a pleasure to stay with you every time we come down to FTL.

See you in a couple of months Roy, Jaymie, and Wilma (Wilson that is)

Hi Guys!

Thanks so much for making my first visit to Florida a very memorable one! I had a great time in your resort and I will definitely come back!

Frederick

Thanks so much for such a wonderful Thanksgiving stay.

You are on our destinations list for future travel.

Hi Guys,

We were really impressed with what you've done with th property and how "well taken care of" both Stacey and I felt while we were staying with you.

We really respect your attention to detail and it showed in the experience that we had in our stay. Your staff was working non-stop the entire time - great work ethic and great personalities to match.

Thanks for a wonderful time... we'll see you soon.

Mark & Stacey

PS. The "Woofest" pool party was an extra added bonus that we didn't know we were getting, but so, very glad to have been a part of! Thanks guys, missing being there already...

Jeff and Gary,

Want to take just a minute to thank you for making my first visit to Ft Lauderdale SO enjoyable. Your resort was just the oasis I needed to revive my spirits and clear my head. It was so easy to forget that I belong to the rat race.
Your staff was very accommodating and friendly, making me feel as though I were the only guest that mattered. The gardens were lush and the grounds incredibly clean. I won't hesitate to visit you again VERY soon.

Jay
South Carolina

Just wanted to let you guys know that I had a great time this past week
with you all. The place and the staff is just fantastic.....you guys really do
attract a nice group of people.

I especially appreciated the efforts of Paul, Ricky & Michael - they
really went out of there way to provide the nice extra touches that
really do mean a lot!

Thanks again - can't wait to come back...it's bone chillingly cold
here in NYC....wishing I was Pool/Hot Tub - Side with guys chatting it up!

You're all great! Thanks again for a wonderful time.
John Malanga

Boys (Jeffrery, Steve, & Gary):

I just wanted to say thank you for being such gracious and accommodating hosts during my stay earlier this month.
I loved your property, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a warm, comfortable, relaxing, and inviting place in Ft. Lauderdale.
Thank you for making my vacation all that more interesting and special.
Who knows, perhaps when there's another beach vacation in my future, you'll see me on your door step again!!!
Until next year......???!!!
Thanks again for everything.
Zak
(Toronto,ON)

Hey Steve, Gary, Jeff
Thanks for the pleasant weekend 2 weeks back. And thanks for accommodating me with the nice room at a fair price.
Back in the cold here in Canada, so will be back soon.
Cheers
Steve

Hi guys,
Just to let you know that after a long trip I did arrive in Germany, cleaning my desk
Thank you all for your great hospitality. I enjoyed it very much.
Talk to you soon
Regards
Claus
Friends Medien


Dear Steve an Gary
Just wanted to drop you a short note to tell how much i enjoyed my stay with you aug 15th-20th. was my first trip to Fort Lauderdale, we had a grand time, the guys that we met from all parts of the county was great an everyone was helpful an friendly. hopefully would love to come back in 2005 if at all possible,, thanks again an good luck .........Jim

Steve, Gary & Jeff,

Once again our trip was fantastic!! Thanks for making our trip so comfortable and enjoyable! Each time we stay with you guys we go on and on about how much we like the Elysium!! Every time we walked through the gate after a fun day at the beach- it was nice to walk into such beautiful grounds and comfortable surroundings. We have recommended you to friends and look forward to returning to the resort again real soon. Thanks again for a relaxing and much needed break!!! Hope to see you soon!

Steve & Jason
from KY.

Forgive my delay in writing to you about a recent stay at your resort in Ft.
Lauderdale.

I have returned to the southern California desert after a 5-night stay at the Elysium. Please know I enjoyed your resort very much. As a solo traveler, it's somewhat awkward checking into places such as yours, but it was evident the minute I passed through the gate I had nothing to fear. The management, staff, and other guests were all very friendly and welcoming. I must thank you all very much for making my first tripto Ft. Lauderdale so pleasant. I look forward to another wonderful visit to the Elysium before the end of 2004.
Most Sincerely,
Steven
Gary, Steve, & Jeff;
Well, I am back in Jersey missing you all already. I just wanted to thank you once again for the outstanding hospitality you extended to me during my return visit to Elysium. As you know I can be somewhat fussy and none of you ever make me feel as though I am asking too much. This along with the wonderful mix of traveler's who frequent your resort is why ALL my visit's to South Florida have to include an extended stay with you. The fact that Elysium includes as much or as little "entertainment" as I choose, is just icing on the cake. I will see you all soon. Have a great summer. Respectfully submitted, Tom
Thanks once again for making such a lovely holiday for me. I look forward to visiting again someday.

Pete S.
Patrick and I wish to send you a great big thank you for providing a marvelous place for us to spend our vacation. We come to Ft. Lauderdale often and you will be seeing a lot of us. Rick K.
Hey friends,

Just wanted to drop a few lines to tell you what a great time I had at your place. I'm so glad that my call landed with Gary. You my friend sold me with our conversation on the phone. I did however enjoy the pools and greenery and felt like it was worth the trip. I plan to come visit again maybe alone or bring someone more mature and professional like myself. thanks again Buck W.
Jeff - Thanks so much for a GREAT stay at your place! Wish I could have stayed longer....perhaps my bf and I will later this summer! Thank  again for letting me keep my stuff in your office.

Cheers,

Andy
Gary and Steve,

I want to thank you for a wonderful stay that a friend and I recently had during our trip to Ft. Lauderdale over March 19-23. We were vacationing with other friends from Wilmington, NC. We thoroughly enjoyed our accommodations and amenities. Everyone including other guests was very friendly and nice. We made many new friends during our stay. I will highly recommend the Elysium Resort to my friends as a great place to stay when visiting the area. My friend and I are already talking about another trip to Ft. Lauderdale and we will definitely be staying with you guys again.

Thanks again and hope to see you soon!

Tom M. & David B.
Hi Steve and Gary:

Thanks much for a great time. We loved the two nights we stayed at your resort. It was clean, up-to-date, well appointed, etc. We can't say enough good things about the Elysium. Plus, we met some very neat people while staying there, yourselves included. If anyone is ever looking for a recommendation or someone to talk to that has stayed at your resort, feel free to use us as references or share my email with them. We will look forward to our next stay with you. Hope the summer months are busy for you.

Take care and thanks again for a wonderful stay.

Best regards,

Jeff R.
Hi Steve, Gary and gang:

We loved out stay with you guys in FL. Thanks for everything. We'll definitely be recommending you to our friends.

Dan and Norman

Dear Steve and Gary,

I truly appreciated all of the hospitality that you extended to me during my brief stay (Fri-Sun 4/25-27) at your resort. I am looking forward to my stay May 21-26th.

Your facility is very nice. I cannot imagine the hours and resources required to maintain and improve this property. You have successfully achieved a great mix of style and order without imposing a "how dare you mess up our property" feel. All of your workers were very friendly and professional

Dear Jeff, Gary, Steven, and Paul,

Thank you all for making this little ol' queen feel like a queen for a week... I got home safely but I already miss my bike ride in the morning and my time by the pool.

See you in February.
Rick L.

 
 

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