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Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

3.5 of 5 1069 Camino Caralampi, Rio Rico, AZ 85648
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

love RIO RICO--the old world charm---the magnificent grounds--the beautiful splendor---all encased in this treasure of EL ESPLENDOR--- ---a little treasure tucked away in a beautiful little town---great service----very clean----beautiful golf course--great getaway--for romance and quiet meditation----writing a book---takes place in RIO RICO---

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AnthonyManager, General Manager at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear Deb N., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. On behalf of the entire team of the Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, may I say how pleased we were to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us! We hope if your travel plans take you back to beautiful southern Arizonia, you'll be... More 

Perham, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we checked in they were helpful & friendly. We spent three nights. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. We loved how the rooms were decorated and the balcony was used daily. We enjoyed one meal in the grill, it was delicious and reasonably priced. We would have loved to use the heated pool but the temperature... More 

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AnthonyManager, General Manager at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie P. Well, we couldn't have said it better ourselves! Seriously, thank you for taking the time to write and convey your impressions of our resort. We're so happy that you enjoyed staying here and the team provided the service you expect and deserve at the Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico. Please come back soon. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bought this stay on groupon when they had two nights for 150$ a bottle of wine and a 50$ resort credit for meals.. Went in November, which was quiet time. Rooms were nice, if not a little dated. The resort has seen its heyday and shows a little age, but was a pleasant getaway for the weekend. Sat in the... More 

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AnthonyManager, Manager at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Thank you for writing and telling us about your recent weekend getaway here at the Esplendor Resorit at Rio Rico. We appreciate your kind comments and hope that you'll be back soon for a little rest and relaxation here at the resort! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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201 reviews 201 reviews
108 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a resort at one time, it's now a run down resort.When I found the price on the internet at 66.00 a night for a resort in southern Arizona in the winter months. I knew something wasn't right. The outside of the buildings are lacking maintenance and paint There is a lack of pride of ownership everywhere you look.... More 

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AnthonyManager, General Manager at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write and convey your thoughts and impressions of the Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico. Though we never like leaving our guests with a negative impression of our hotel, please know we take all our guest's comments seriously, the good as well as the bad and use them as a learning tool to improve... More 

Chandler, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed one night at the Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico. The resort sits on a hill and offers a nice view of the mountains and surrounding area. The lobby is nice and the front desk staff is friendly, welcoming and helpful. Our room was clean but a bit run down looking. The bed was comfortable and the sheets were... More 

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AnthonyManager, Manager at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear Kelli Z, Thank you for taking the time to write and tell us about your recent stay. Your comments and sugguestions have been passed on to our department heads as it's constructive criticism such as yours that we use to improve our operation. Again, thank you for writing and if your travel plans take you back to the area,... More 

Tucson, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed for a romantic weekend getaway. The views are great but room service did not show we had to call for them and I regret calling them because they left the room filthy when they left and they stole a brand new watch. All we got from the establishment were accusations of lying and a sorry.... More 

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Utah, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We recently purchased some property in Rio Rico and wanted to check out the area. Esplendor Resort in Rio Rico was the perfect place for us. It was near the property and somewhat centrally located for exploring the area. After spending one day in Sonora Mexico - Nogales it was nice to be back in our room within minutes of... More 

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Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

we stayed at the Esplendor in Nov and it was unusually quiet at the resort. I think it may be off season for this area. We really enjoyed the resort for some nice R&R. It is a very spacious resort high up on a hilltop. It is situated in an area that allows for some nice day trips. It is... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My room was infested with a large number of crickets and a beetle in my bed. I had to call the front desk twice to ask them to get rid of the crickets. Maintenance finally came a half an hour later and vacuumed them up. But just a few minutes later, there were even MORE there. I also asked to... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I wrote a so-so review of this place last year, but it's such a good value for the area that I booked again. (Book online if you can.) I still think the rooms and the whole place are a little worn and there were a couple minor things, like a strong smell of some kind of cleaner or air freshener... More 

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Address: 1069 Camino Caralampi, Rio Rico, AZ 85648
Location: United States > Arizona > Rio Rico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico 3.5*
Number of rooms: 179
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Also Known As:
Esplendor Resort At Rio Rico Hotel Rio Rico
Esplendor Resort Rio Rico
Esplendor Hotel Rio Rico
Rio Rico Resort

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