Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville has much to recommend it: pleasing exterior, gorgeous scenery and well maintained grounds. The wonderfully friendly and accommodating staff went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Those who golf, swim or ski will be especially happy with the amenities here. The area affords some interesting side trips to Amish country, antique malls and Salamanca casino. The John Harvard Brew House restaurant in the hotel is outstanding and reasonable. The heating/air conditioning system kept us very comfortable and the TV’s were adequate though poorly situated. Viewing from the dining area was not possible and the layout of the furniture seemed strange.
The resort has one major drawback...the beds! Especially for seniors, beds should be the priority in any hotel or resort accommodation if one is to enjoy the holiday. Our stay was marred by the absolutely terrible beds. Our one bedroom deluxe unit could sleep eight, but not one bed was comfortable. The queen bed is so soft that our problem backs ached unbearably. Six pillows under the mattress raised it enough to alleviate the problem somewhat for me, but not enough for my husband. The Murphy bed was extremely hard and since it was up against the kitchen counter, only one person could get into and out of bed without crawling in from the end. The staff found some foam toppers which helped counteract the hard mattress there for my husband. There is no adequate reading light for this bed. The sofa beds are impossibly hard and uncomfortable. In short, unless you can ”sleep on a clothes line” these beds will leave you sleepless. tired and frustrated. Apparently all the queen beds in the units are the same poor quality. Do those who set up the accommodations ever stay here? It is shameful to have such a beautiful resort downgraded in this way.
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- Tamarack Club At Holiday Valley Hotel Ellicottville