I really liked this spa but there are certain significant details that really bothered me. Let me start with what makes this stand out as a spa. The setting is beautiful. The walking paths are lovely. The food is excellent. The indoor pool is amazing and the spa building is beautiful. We stayed in the less expensive rooms which weren't that inexpensive. The carpentry in the bathroom is amateurish in a creepy way and reminds me of a cheap motel. The floor was very dirty. The room was decorated nicely and had a lovely outdoor porch to sit on but you could not enjoy the view because of the incredibly hideous building in front of you. Here is where they really screwed up. They added this industrial pole building that looks like a warehouse and raised it so it completely blocks your view of the lake from the patios of the rooms above. It makes no sense. Inside the building is two nice classrooms and a lovely parlor but underneath it is dark, unusable, unpleasant, dead space. I can't imagine what they were thinking when they ruined their lovely resort with this monstrosity and chose not to continue the pleasant architecture of the connecting main building. I am really not that picky and I try not to be one of those nuts on tripadvisor that thinks they are traveling royalty and complain about nonsense but I was a bit disappointed in the accomodations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lake Austin Spa Resort was recently named the #1 Destination Spa in North America by Conde Nast Traveler! Hidden along the shores of scenic Lake Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, the resort offers all-inclusive packages with casually elegant accommodations, three gourmet meals daily, unlimited activities and spa services. The resort is truly an exquisite escape into natural beauty and personal discovery. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lake Austin Hotel Austin
- Lake Hotel Austin