Checked in to attractive, clean room for two night stay including two mornings of golf at Forest Dunes. The recently opened lodge smelled new and clean, however we had quite a few ants crawling on the nightstand and bathroom floor. The following day, I expected that the room would be cleaned, beds made and ants cleared. At 8am we left the room for a round of golf, returning at 2pm only to find that our beds had not been made and our wet towels still on the floor of the bathroom. I informed the lodge manager that our room had not been made up but that we were leaving for a brief excursion at 3p, requesting that our room be cleaned and new towels provided. When we returned to our room around 9pm, our room still had not been cleaned although additional towels were provided, while leaving the wet towels on the floor of the bathroom and the beds unmade. We were very disappointed by the service in this lodge and would probably not consider returning.
The golf course was beautifully maintained and challenging. I would give the golf course 4.5 stars and wish I could do the same for the lodge and restaurant.
Additionally, the servers in Sangomores Restaurant were clueless about the content or appearance of the entres. The breakfast buffet must be a joke as the bagels were laid out in sandwich bags and the few other choices were very sparse.
I have given other reviews to Tripadvisor and am sorry to provide this first mediocre rating to a hotel resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in 2013, the Lake AuSable Lodge features 12 standard rooms and a pair of two-bedroom suites that are just 35 yards from the first tee at Forest Dunes Golf Club. Our Stay & Play Packages include lodging, golf and breakfast. We also offer six cottages ranging from two bedroom to four bedroom configurations. Forest Dunes is ranked among the nation's top 25 public golf courses by Golf Digest. ... more less