I just returned from a week at the Ranch over Thanksgiving week and was very taken back from the level of traffic noise heard all over the entire property. This was my first visit to the highly rated spa and went with a friend who was visiting for the 10th time. I also have another friend that loves the spa and frequents it very often. Both of my friends are very well traveled and have excellent taste and high standards when it comes to the accomodations, services and customer service. So my expectations were high.
What I didn't realize is that not just 1 but 2 major highways run parrell to the property and were added over the 70 years the spa has been in existence. Ear plugs are a must if you are at all sensitive to noise especially for sleeping. And I would suggest using them if you are sitting outside. Hearing trackor tailors downshift and sierns all day long is not my way to unwind from the hecitic pace I have at home. This unfortunately for me detered me for really relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the property. I will not return because of the noise level.
On a positinve note, the staff, instructors and food are all excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The world's first fitness resort established in 1940, this spa is located right across the border in Mexico and is nestled on 3,000 private acres of rolling terrain. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rancho La Puerta Hotel Tecate
- Rancho La Puerta Tecate