My sister, best friend and I had the absolute pleasure of visiting the Abbey Resort and Fontana Spa. We are all from suburbs of Chicago and decided to go up to Fontana/Lake Geneva for the weekend. It was a very relaxing trip.
We arrived early-ish Saturday morning. I had called to request an early check in, they made no guarantees, but when we arrived around 10 am our room was ready. Check in was a breeze. The front desk and bell staff was very friendly.
We paid for the resort views room and we got resort views, none of which are bad. We had a patio that opened to a deck area that is connected to all of the other rooms.
The beds were great and the linens we also very nice. The room was clean, it had a small microwave and mini fridge. It was perfect for our needs.
The spa was fantastic. We all got pedicures. The pricing was comparable to what we would pay near our homes for a spa pedicure. The technicians were all very friendly and I felt as ease having them work on my feet.
We ate lunch at The Waterfront. It was really great. We each had different drinks - all of which were good.
We also used the swimming pool and spa. This was great. There were pool toys and a basketball hoop. It was very fun.
We ate dinner at the Fontana Grill. Two of us got the famous prime rib buffet which was fantastic. The other ordered off the menu. The waitress let that person still use the salad and dessert portion of the meal which was really nice.
There is a large gift store on the property that carries a lot of things. We only purchased a cheap wine bottle opener, it was about the same as our local liquor store so we didn't feel ripped off.
Overall the trip was great. Very relaxing.
The few cons I have were:
The bathroom light automatically turned on the vent fan which was pretty loud.
The skating rink although closed and unusable was much small than I thought it would be.
By 2:30 the free shuttles were done running for the day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to the lake at one of the Midwest's most iconic destinations. Whether you are vacationing on a girlfriends' getaway, business retreat, romantic escape or fun filled family vacation, The Abbey Resort brings you the best of the Lake Geneva experience. The Abbey Resort, on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, features 90 acres of manicured grounds. This Lake Geneva resort features lodge inspired accommodations with contemporary conveniences and facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abbey Resort And Spa
- Abbey Hotel Fontana
- Abbey Hotel And Fontana
- Abbey Resort And Fontana
- Abbey Wisconsin