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La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 6, 2005

A popular inn with a very nice room, but failing to maintain it properly. Room 102's bathroom toilet seat had cracks and was in need of replacement. The room located at ground level, had a bathroom venetian blind that was too short for the window. The check in/out personnel were uninterested, neglecting to mention some of the amenities, such as local menus and the availability of a lobby, desk PC with an on-line connection. On check-out, they never asked if we had a comfortable stay. Unless they pay more attention to their rooms and guests, we suggest staying elsewhere. Their price is competitive with other area hotels.

  • Stayed: August 2005, traveled on business
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Management response:Responded August 15, 2005

Dear Guest,
I can not apologize enough for our errors and I appreciate your honesty. You are absolutely correct, you should not have had these problems at all, I am truly very sorry! I only wish you had let me know during your stay so we could have at least made it up to you somehow while you were here.
Leslie Leonard
General Manager
La Tourelle

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Reviewed August 4, 2005

Do not hesitate to stay in this beautiful place staffed by friendly, courteous and really helpful staff.

The rooms are luxurios, with feather matresses that are somehow firm enough to offer solid support, yet plush enough to sink into. Double-headed shower heads help you cool down after a long hot day in the sun. A stunning view of Ithaca Gorge is available from the rear of the facility. There are plenty of movies available for free to see in your room as well as board games and books. Nice, comfy leather loungers in the lobby as well as a computer to check your email (free). A bar fridge in the room will keep your drinks cool, and even hold a casserole if needs be. A large TV is angled to be watched from the comfort of your bed which incidentally had enough daytime pillows to make a fort. Plenty of chairs in case you have guests as well as extra pillows and blankets. Excellent iron and hair dryer in your room and a large closet in the spacious room.

I cannot stress how nice it was to stay there. The only flaw is that there is no swimming pool/hot tub :(

7  Thank mellofellow
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Reviewed July 30, 2005

We stayed with our dogs for three nights at La Tourelle in Ithaca, NY. This is a nice hotel on large acreage 3 miles or so outside of Ithaca. While the rooms are spacious and the surroundings are nice, the room we had needs remodeling. The bed was not comfortable. It listed on one side so the person sleeping there felt in an awkward position. The bathroom needs to be done over. The morning breakfast served in the room was just okay. On the positive side, the Inn was nice about letting our dogs stay, they offered free Internet in the lobby, free coffee, free apples, etc. Looking to the future, La Tourelle is adding a substantial number of additional rooms and they plan to have a full service morning restaurant next year. We did not try the steak house but it looked promising.

Would we stay there again? Probably not though I can't truly say the place is not nice.

2  Thank VAChuck
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Reviewed July 28, 2005

  • Stayed: July 2005
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1  Thank danrichard
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Reviewed July 19, 2005

  • Stayed: May 2005
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Reviewed May 20, 2005

  • Stayed: April 2005, traveled on business
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5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed May 7, 2005

  • Stayed: April 2005
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Additional Information about La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa

Address: 1150 Danby Rd, Route 96B, Ithaca, NY 14850-9406
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ithaca
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ithaca
#2 Best Value Hotel in Ithaca
#6 Family Hotel in Ithaca
#8 Business Hotel in Ithaca
Price Range: $146 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you're looking for a getaway that offers deluxe accommodations; fabulous food; great wine; a destination spa and adventure experiences all nestled in the gorgeous New York Finger Lakes wine region, you've found it! La Tourelle's 54 deluxe rooms have dreamy pillow-top mattresses to ensure a restful night's sleep. You'll need that sleep if you plan on touring the wine trails; visiting the museums; taking a hike in any of five state parks, or participating in the numerous adventure excursions available in "gorges" Ithaca. After experiencing all that Finger Lakes wine country has to offer, you'll really appreciate getting pampered at August Moon Spa. We offer all the services you expect from a destination spa, plus we have two Tranquility Rooms where you can relax and enjoy cuisine from our "farm-to-table" menu at The Bistro. ... more   less 
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La Tourelle Resort And Spa
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