Primland was perfection all around! Everyone we encountered at the resort was very friendly and helpful. Upon arrival, I was shown to my room (which was ready early) and given a thorough run down of everything. Maid service comes twice a day and makes sure you have fresh towels, etc. They leave chocolates, fresh fruit and water on your nightstand in the evening. They even refilled my ice bucket one evening while I was out to dinner.
We only stayed for two evenings and ate both nights at the bar. Our food was excellent. We weren't served anything for dinner that we didn't love. I found the prices for the food to right in line with other high end hotels. I saw that some other reviewers complated about the price, but I felt everything was reasonably priced on the dinner menu.
I spent my first day at the spa and found it to be very relaxing and great service (note: a 20% tip is automatically added to your bill. They didn't tell me when booking but informed me at the end of the service when it came time to sign for my services. I was absolutely fine with the auto tip, as I felt the level of service warranted it.). The spa facilities were first rate. You won't be disappointed if you spend time there.
Unfortunately it rained most of our weekend. So, we didn't get to do many outdoor activities. We did get in the 2.5 mile hiking trial one morning prior to the rain. If you do this trail, be prepared for some steep climbs!
I stayed in a Blue Mountain suite that had a huge balcony overlooking the front of the resort. the room is fully equipped with everything you need (iron, ironing board, in room safe, hair dryer, ipod docking station, mini fridge & keurig coffee maker). Water and coffee supplies in room were free of charge. There is an in room dvd player and all the tv station anyone could ever need. There is a game room on the lower level of the resort that has a ping pong table, pool table, chess set, wii, and large tv. Great place to hang out and relax. Since the resort is relatively small, we had the run of the game room one evening.
The only negative (as others noted) is that you aren't close to a populated area. So, you are limited to their food choices. While I found the food to be excellent, I think I would want more options if I were staying longer. But everything else at the resort makes it well worth it to sacrifice a little bit of variety.
Overall I would HIGHLY recommend this resort for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and has high customer service expectations. The staff at this resort will definitely meet those expectations. I will definitely be going back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape There are many people at Primland with an abiding respect for the land, who know the sounds and smells of the forest so intimately, they will open your eyes to the simple pleasure of a mountain getaway at this refined East Coast vacation resort. They will show you the subtleties of nature and reacquaint you with the restorative powers of silence. Your server will remember just how you take your drink, your children's names and that you like a freshly baked cookie after lunch. You will sense the love your wilderness guide has for the mountain and all its creatures, and the depth of his expertise. You will always find a kind word, authentic humor and an open heart. It was the vision of Primland's founder, Didier Primat, to create a place of immense beauty that offers his guests a return to simple human pleasures in an environment of refined authenticity and sensuality. He developed Primland in an eco-conscious and thoughtful manner, as the ultimate retreat for world-class golf, refined dining and outdoor activities. Our love of the land is expressed in our extensive efforts to minimize our impact on nature, the freshness of our food, the many organic, sustainable ingredients we source locally or grow in our organic garden and the care with which we look after our guests. Didier Primat instilled his passion for Primland in every member of his family and staff , and they carry forward his legacy with soul, with heart and with a commitment to genuine hospitality. Art is an important part of the Primland experience. We consider hospitality to be an art that involves sharing emotion and pleasure through attention to even the most subtle detail. We also feel that surrounding you with inspired pieces of art enhances your experience. Throughout The Lodge, you will find hand-selected works by American artists as well as authentic and rare Aboriginal paintings from the most remote Australian territories. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Primland Hotel Meadows Of Dan