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Homosassa Riverside Resort

At a Glance

    Pros

  • on the river
  • plenty of activities
  • monkey island

    Cons

  • out of the way
  • basic rooms

Fodorite Reviews

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Homosassa Riverside Resort Review

Five villas with multiple guest rooms fill this resort. There's a marina with boat and scuba-equipment rentals, a restaurant and bar that overlook the river, and an island where monkeys cavort in the trees (don't go near them, they bite!). Resort grounds cover 9 acres of semitropical forest along the riverfront, where ducks and other waterfowl are common.

    Hotel Details

  • 43 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 04-04-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Disappointed

    Very disappointed. Rooms were very small, dingy, and had a musty smell. The whole place needs a good cleaning and update. On site restaurant was not much better. Food was just ok at best. Took a very long time to receive our lunch despite dining room was almost empty. Prices way too high. The view was the only highlight. Would not go back.

    by travelerday, 1/24/14
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    Homosassa Riverside Resort Review

    What an amazing place! From the moment we checked in we never wanted to leave. The staff was so friendly and helpful but when we got to our onebedroom waterfront suite, I decided I could stay for ever! Very clean room, everything we needed was in it. The Restaurant is great and I LOVE the lounge! Everywhere you go you have a view of River and of course the Monkeys. I was lucky enough to be there for Steak Night, Wednesdays, nothing like a chargrilled steak, blue crabs and a ice cold beer watching Dolphin and manatees swim by. I will be back as often as I can. I look at there live monkey cam almost everyday and day dream about being there again!

    by Sunflower33, 12/1/10
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    Homosassa Riverside Resort Review

    Okay, if on the water Old Florida is what you want this place has something to offer. They have three levels of rooms, expensive condo like on the water or, older clean off the water and reasonable...and of course there's an in-between level. I think the coolest thing is you can book an airboat tour, rent a boat yourself, or get a next door manatee guide, fishing guide, scallop guide or overall great old Florida pool experience worth the investment.

    by realflorida, 4/12/10
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    Know Before You Go to Homosassa Riverside Resort

    The rooms are overpriced and adequate, for $197/on the river, you expect more and are disappointed because the bathroom is small and inadequate, no coffee or perks are in the room. If you are accustomed to nice, stay away from this place. My husband and I drove from Orlando for the crabs, the internet pushes their menu. Oh my goodness, the crabs were small and overcooked and the meat was slimy and mushy. The big Valentine special crab and artichoke dip was tasteless, too much heavy cream, crabless. The grouper sandwiches were as well. If you are looking for seafood, PASS THIS UP but the $20 steak was good. Overall, go somewhere else, this place was overpriced and NOT WORTH THE DRIVE!

    by JenniferScott, 2/15/09

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