I travelled across US during July to October 2013 on business. I visited five cities and stayed across 7 different hotel chains(including La Quinta, Extended Stay, Hyatt, Staybride). During this period, I stayed in Southfork thrice for durations ranging from three days to four weeks. I guess all this makes me eligible enough to write this feedback.
I have been a fan of the soap Dallas and that made Southfork an obvious choice for my stay. Apart from the legacy there are quite a few things that made me stick to Southfork. The service is exceptionally good as compared to other hotels in this range. The entire staff(Lola, Elizabeth, Henny, Deborah, Birdie, Steve, Tommy, John, Max) is exceptionally supportive and wear that genuine smile all through the day. During my entire stay, I never heard them saying – sorry it’s not possible; the most they would say is - let me see what I can do about it. The sheets are changed and the room vacuumed on request, you get toiletries from Forever; you come back tired at the end of the day and its sheer bliss to be welcomed into a fresh and fragrant room. The complimentary breakfast is tasty and sumptuous. The room rates are reasonable. Additionally, you can actually spice up your weekends with activities like poker nights, mystery night etc. You get free pick up and drop within a radius of five miles(saved me a lot of money in cab fares!)The fresh oven baked cookies they keep at the counter is another plus!
But again, the amazing staff at the hotel are the ones that get the Academy. They are always willing to go that extra mile to ensure that the guest is happy. Let’s accept it, when you are away from home for really extended periods, you don’t look for 7 star luxuries, you rather look forward to ‘feeling at home’, not having to worry about tiny things because you are already so tired missing home! And that’s exactly what I got at Southfork – a feeling of belonging mixed with luxury – and the Southfork staff made it possible.
Of course, there are few things that can really be improved. The ancient television sets need to go and few more channels need to be introduced. And the memntos that you sell(including the Dallas DVDs) are a rip off. I would never payt $60 for a DVD that I can perhaps get for $10 or $15 at the store.
However all in all, I would strongly recommend Southfork and it would continue being my top choice at Dallas!
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