We stayed at RLP during June in room #514. We were there for a 50th birthday with a large group that all wanted to stay at the same place. I was hesitant to stay at RLP due to some reviews but we were very happy with the resort.
Some of the past posts complained of a lot of noise from construction, noise through the walls, poor service and the pool situation. We heard no construction in the room at all, very little when outside, no noise from the rooms on either side of us, great service from 5 minute check in and out, to faxes delivered within 10 minutes of receipt, room service, it was all great. I will admit that if I did have children it would have been a bummer for the slide to be closed but unlike others they did inform us when we made our reservation back in May, it is also on their website, and they told us again at check-in. And yes, the adult pool is busy but we found chairs and there was wait staff everywhere. Poolside for from The Mango Margaritas to the Chicken Pita Nachos from Palms Grill were all good and big portions.
The room was a newly renovated full of marble/granite, duvets, featherbeds and really nice down pillows. It had a great 46” plasma t.v. mini-bar, great lanai over looking the golf course, glass enclosed shower/tub, and ducks that come up to say hello, as well as birds singing everywhere and swaying palm trees.
Housekeeping does come a little early – 8:45 they were knocking but we were up and leaving so not a big deal. Just put the Do Not Disturb sign on the door and they comply.
HOT, yes it was hot. It hit 112 on our trucks thermometer on the way but we knew it would be hot and expected such. Early tee times for those playing - 6:45 to start.
The River across the street is fantastic with all the shopping, eating and drinking establishments anyone could want. Make dinner reservations well in advance if you have a large group. We had 25 and could not get into PF Changs with two day notice except at 7:00 Saturday.
We ate at Babe’s Bar-B-Que but it did not do much for us. $25.95 for a dinner plate of bar-b-que. $11.95 for a tri-tip sandwich that was on two White Castle buns. Good tri-tip though. $11.00 for a White Russian cocktail – I about died when I saw that my 2 drinks were $22 and we had all the same booze back at the room. Again, it was a good cocktail, nice and strong but not worth $11.00. Heck that is higher than Hawai’i.
The second night we at Piero’s – not very good either, very bland. Had the Linguine Checca which was Linguine with roma tomatoes, basil and mozzarella balls but they just put a few mozzarella balls in the whole bowl. I added grilled chicken and $11.95 was not bad but it was bland. Big portions though. Service was slow even though the waitress announced that we would be her only table for a while until we stated eating.
All in all we would definitely go back to RLP – we have to see our ducklings.
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