We were in Lake George for two nights and had planned to stay at another property. We were immensely disappointed with our choice (please see my list of reviews if you would like to know which one it was) so we began a search around the area to see if we could rustle up a night elsewhere that was slightly better quality. We came upon the Sun Castle Resort and wondered if we should even bother to ask about prices because it looked quite expensive. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the rooms were actually very reasonably priced and we quickly booked a room villa for the night. A quick thank you to Debbie for helping this walk-in situation run smoothly!
The property itself is probably the most attractive one that I have seen in Lake George. There is a large grey stone building at the top of the hill overlooking the water and beneath it are the villas. They are lined up almost in tiers going down the hill and they are very attractive to look at even from the outside. Our villa was spotless and offered a stunning view of the lake and the mountains behind it from the balcony on which we enjoyed dinner. There is a propane grill outside of every villa which worked perfectly as well as a fully equipped kitchen. The beds were comfortable and this included the sofabed. If you read some of my other reviews, you will see that I am particularly hard on sofabeds because I am a tall, reasonably muscular person and I will usually sink down to the bars on a sofabed. Not this one. Nothing but mattress all night long.
The beach on the property is small but it's still fun to be on. You can go beyond the rope barrier and be alright. There was a goodly number of kayaks available for free usage as well as 2 rowboats and a couple or 3 canoes. One word of caution, if you decide to kayak, avoid the black paddles if they are still there; the middle connectors were broken and they would shift in your hand as you tried to paddle. A simple swap of paddles took care of this problem.
You may notice that I have not given full marks to the swimming pool. The only reason I did not believe that it merited full marks was that it was smallish and there was a rope down the middle separating the deep end and the shallow end which made it difficult to swim laps or, in our case, play Marco Polo. Also, the sign in the pool clearly said that the pool closed at a certain time (I forget exactly what time!) and we went to go swimming. After about 40 minutes, we were informed that the pool was closing then and that we would have to leave. It was done very politely by employee but this took place about 30-45 minutes before the posted closing time. He was very apologetic and said he understood the error on the sign and acknowledged that it needed to be fixed but it was still a little bit irritating. It was no huge deal though and a good word must be said about the cleanliness of the pool and the pool deck as well as the waterslide in the deep end. Another good thing, from this traveler's point of view, is that there was a legitimate deep end and not just 5 feet. I believe that it got to 8 or 9 feet. Let's just say that at 6'1" I was a long ways away from touching the bottom!
This property is certainly not the cheapest property in the Lake George region but I believe that during our stay, it was worth every penny we paid.
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- Also Known As:
- Sun Castle Hotel Lake George