I stayed at this property as part of a business conference that lasted several days. This is a resort property that seems to be a vacation destination for many people. I noticed a high number of guest from Russia who seemed to be staying for several days for vacation as well as a number of visitors from across Europe.
The food at this property is excellent. I don't think we ever had anything even close to a bad meal. Most of our food was in support of the conference but even food purchased in the bar was great.
The fitness center is well above average and has a full range of Life Fitness equipment. The weight area is not large but it is more than adequate and not cramped at all. You can do a full upper and lower body workout at this facility without a problem and there is a full range of cardio equipment as well as an outdoor pool for lap swimming.
The rooms at this property were large but I didn't like the layout. The bathroom is large but located near the bed. The shower uses a depressed floor to contain water which takes a while to dry so if you wake up at night when you walk into the bathroom if you don't watch where you step you might end up with wet feet if you walk in the wrong place. One of my biggest complaints about this property is the air conditioning. The thermostat is set to not go below 20 degrees Celcius and the air conditioning is also operated on a motion sensor so at night when you sleep it turns to a low setting and the room gets hot. I found it very difficult to get the room to a comfortable temperature. When you are paying a premium to stay at a resort hotel they can afford to let you put the air conditioning down a couple more degrees.
The service at this property was exceptional with the exception of one member of the bar staff who was visibly displeased when we showed up at the bar 30 minutes prior to closing. Beyond that everyone did a great job---especially the front desk.
Overall I think this is an excellent hotel but the thermostat setting is enough of a problem for me not to return. We collectively decided to move our conference elsewhere next year for a variety of reasons. I can't help but wonder how much business this property gives away because of a stupid policy to lock the thermostat.
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