My girlfriend and I went for an overnight retreat to celebrate our birthday's. We wish time allowed for us to stay more than one night, however we were unable. Here it goes.....
ROOM: King Room @ The Inn. Clean, spacious, not too extraordinary: fire-place was nice but couldn't figure out how to turn it on. Private balcony with view of the golf course was great. No complaints here. If you are a couple and would like some privacy Id suggest the inn over the main lodge.
FOOD: Food at all-inclusives can oftentimes suck. NOT HERE. From brunch in the Windsor room to dinner at the Lakeview Restaurant the food was top notch. I couldn't compliment it enough, even the buffets had high quality food, and were delicious (We ate dinner at the lakeview since it is a little more casual for dinner)
AMENITIES: They have so much to do here i wont even begin to try to list it all. Normally I like to be active but we stayed low key. You wont have a problem finding something to do.
SERVICE: Either the staff is very well trained or Skytop is very good at hiring or both: but every employee at the resort provided top notch customer service.
ESPECIALLY Robert. He was extremely friendly, helpful, informative, he went out of his way and always seemed pleased to help. Give him a raise, promotion, pat on the back, or something because he is very good at what he does. Our server for dinner at the lakeview was Claire and in the Windsor room James. Both need to recognized for their high level of customer service and friendliness, they were personable and awesome. Cookie in the deli was a sweetheart as well.
The only EMPLOYEE that i had a problem with was the bartender (I dont recall his name?) at the INN/LAKEVIEW. And I see I am not the only one because there is a very recent negative comment about him also. Simply put he was dry & unfriendly I asked for a glass of water and for what Im paying to stay there (+ the bottle of wine @ dinner), I don't think thats too much to ask for. Well apparently he did because his body language & demeanor made me feel like I was an annoyance, like he was bothered to help me. Later on my girlfriend went to the bar and she also had a negative experience with him.
OVERALL: It is definitely pricey but you get what you pay for....The skytop lodge is a fine establishment, with beautiful grounds & scenery, great food, and an excellent staff. Besides the bartender at the inn I have no complaints. I find it impressive that they cater to such a large demographic: a family with young kids, a couple in there late 20's (myself) or an older couple, all can find something to do. Many resorts will say that and fall short somewhere, not the skytop.
I most definitely will be back, except next time it will be for a few days so I can experience more of their amenities ;)
**HINT** Make sure you take elevator to the 4th floor, walk up the fifth and check out the observation tower. Great view from up there ;)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Naturally InspiredExperience the ultimate retreat by visiting one of the most esteemed lodges in the country—Skytop. This grand historic estate features the very best in accommodations, fine dining and limitless recreation including the new Adventure Center at Skytop.You and your family can explore 5,500 pristine acres of inspiring natural beauty while enjoying a range of seasonal activities. Choose from the adventurous—like clay shooting and downhill skiing—to the serene—like nature hikes and full spa services. No matter your age, personality or desire, Skytop Lodge can make your next trip an unforgettable experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Skytop Hotel Skytop
- Skytop Resort All Inclusive
- Resort Skytop Lodge
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