This review is long overdue.
I should stated that we had a small ceremony at Hans Fahden Vineyard in the afternoon and an intimate reception at Auberge Du Soleil in the evening.
This review is for the hotel and resort.
You are welcomed as you exit from your car and whisked to your room via golf cart. No welcome drink, although I believe we were offered that the first time we visited.
Service is great, especially our server during breakfast who remembered how we liked our coffees and teas and was genuinely friendly and attentive.
The grounds are beautiful. They have terraced gardens with a small vineyard, modern sculptures, a pagoda and asian-influenced horticulture.
The Spa is great. There is a hot tub overlooking the valley and we had a couples massage with a private mudbath.
The Restaurant food couldn't match up to the breathtaking sunset views. Make sure to request a table outside to catch the "purple sunset" as you gaze across the Napa valley. The food was uniformly well done, but not spectacular.
We really enjoyed the breakfast, especially the Japanese breakfast with miso soup and Grilled salmon.
The gym is small, but had all the necessary equipment. Has a tree-house feel to it, as there is a balcony where you can cool down amidst the trees.
The pool was a bit too cold in October, but is really beautiful, and takes advantage of the killer views of the valley below.
We stayed in a Lower Valley King room for 3 nights. The room had a mediterranean mix of colors, understated luxury. There was chocolate and a bottle of wine waiting for us in the room, and the luxury snacks and drinks are all complementary.
There were just a few knocks:
Cost of the room. Expensive, and I felt the decor was slightly dated, although well maintained.
Dinner was OK. The cost of the supper was equal to a far superior meal in Yountville or Healdsburg.
They spelled my name wrong on the mailbox outside our room (nice touch with the guest's name on the room mailbox, but we were celebrating our marriage and staying in a very expensive room! it's the little details that matter...)
With that said, this is one of the best Hotel & Spas we have stayed at in the world, and we will always think fondly of this amazing resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Auberge Du Soleil is a prestigious luxury resort and spa with a world renowned restaurant nestled within 33 sunlit acres of Rutherford Hill in beautiful Napa Valley, California.• 50 Luxurious suites and rooms boasting unsurpassed views of the valley vineyards • Michelin-starred restaurant with bistro and bar overlooking the valley on wrap around decks • Award-winning luxury Spa • Exclusive pool with lounge• Fitness center, open-air movement studio, yoga pavilion and tennis courts• 5 stunning and intimate locations for weddings and events• A comprehensive art collection of outdoor sculpture ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Auberge Du Soleil Rutherford