It is sooo sad when a place you have enjoyed on several visits changes without warning!
Areola's WAS a low key clothing optional experience with a nice warm outdoor pool, indoor pool(even warmer) and a staff who were pleasant although never actually welcoming or really helpful.
We always overlooked the lackadaisical management style because we really enjoyed the natural hot springs water in the pools and the freedom to swim and sun in the nude!!
Yesterday we returned early after only spending 1 night(we had planned on 2) because without warning the "rules" changed!! We understand that sometimes a group takes over the hotel and then there is no room for others to come. THIS time a group had not taken over the entire place so we were booked to be there and NEVER told that the quiet clothing optional resort we enjoyed was turning into an event that included a DJ and would only allow us to be topless. You folks who don't ordinarily go to clothing optional resorts may not understand why this was a deal breaker for us!! It was the total lack of consideration for us as previous guests that made us feel NOone cared if we were happy or not during our visit!! NO consideration = NEVER returning!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Areolas is a clothing optional, hot springs fed, boutique spa and resort for adult couples and women. Based on tantric traditions, Areolas has been designed to take you away from your hectic life, an escape to enhance the intimate relationship with your partner or yourself. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Areolas Hotel Desert Hot Springs
- Areolas Spa And Resort Desert Hot Springs, CA