We just returned from a three-night getaway at the Caleo. Overall, they've clearly put a lot into their recent renovation. What they could re-do, they did pretty well (lobby, restaurant, retro-fitted designs in the rooms). The spa is small but the treatment rooms are lovely. But at the end of the day, it's an old collection of buildings and there's only so much you can do without tearing the whole thing down. From a service perspective, they have work to do to pull the 3 elements together -- hotel, restaurant, spa. It seems they operate very separately from each other and don't really know what they're each doing.
Pluses: beautiful lobby and courtyard (it really does look like their photos), decent new on-site restaurant and bar serving lots of organic ingredients, location in Scottsdale (if you want an urban setting), shuttle service around the area if you don't have a car, proximity to spring training ballparks, great spa experience (although a bit pricey compared to what I'm used to).
Minuses: no indoor walkways (bad since it rained most of the time we were there), the pools were clean but the hot tub looked really suspicious, VERY LOUD maid/cleaning service in the morning (one example: vacuuming hallway outside our room at 7:44am), thin walls and slamming doors (not for those who want to "sleep in"), eager but limited food/drink service in the pool area (understaffed), no hot water one afternoon (said the boiler was shut down)
Overall: Unless you're a super-early riser who sleeps like a rock .... at this price point, I would recommend going there for dinner one night on their restaurant patio overlooking the beautifully-lit courtyard, but would sleep somewhere else.
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- FireSky Resort & Spa is truly an oasis in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. This luxury boutique hotel is remarkable for its Jurlique Spa, unbeatable location, exceptional service, sumptuous amenities, and the adjacent Taggia restaurant, Aqua Pool Bar and Taggia Lounge. The area boasts more than 250 golf courses, the Scottsdale Fashion Square, Waterfront district, Phoenix Art Museum, Taliesen West – the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and nearby Sedona and Salt River Canyon. ... more less
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