We stayed here last Christmas and frankly, I didn't enjoy it very much because our room, like many, had a balcony that ran the length of the wing. That meant people walking by and no privacy unless we closed the drapes....bye bye view, hello cave-dark "ambiance". This time we asked for a room with a private balcony. They do exist but there aren't many. We wound up on the pool side, not the river side. It was a much better stay: more private, a pleasant view, and not loud. Of course, the decor was still lots and lots of dark brown and the sheers were still darker than most sheers. Hope that will change soon. We dined again at Las Canarias and it was quite good, even better than last year. Try the romaine salad (actually a crosswise slice of the head of romaine) wrapped in prosciutto....tasty and creative. They also had Conundrum wine on their list, one of my favs. One thing that was the same as our last visit was the very very nice staff. Now I'm looking forward to our next visit.