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San Jose, California
August 30, 2000
The place is run by a wonderful old woman who lives on the bottom floor with her husband. She speaks enough English to for you to have a small conversation and she'll bend over backwards to help in any way she can.
The location can't be beat: you're overlooking the harbor and you're within walking distance from everything in town. Also, check out the ruins from ancient Kaldonia, which are right across the street.
Chania is literally filled with pensions, domatia, and various rooms for rent, and this is one of the cheapest. The photo is from the balcony of room number one, looking out over the harbor.
From journal Crete in the Summertime
April 20, 2007
From journal Nashville Tennessee With Toddlers
Glen Burnie, Maryland
August 10, 2005
The concierge staff were very helpful and gave out maps to various places. I doubt if we would have found the Bluebird Cafe, the highlight of our holiday, without the map! The resort ran some trips, including one to downtown for $5, which is very reasonable.
I liked the location of the resort, which is very close to Opryland. Come out of the resort, turn left, then right at the first set of traffic lights, and this will bring you to the Oprymills car park--park at area 6 and you can walk over to the Opryland Hotel without paying the $10 parking fee. The grocery store is about 4 miles, but it is an easy drive on quiet roads. There are several restaurants around the resort. We liked the Santa Fe, and Cracker Barrel is always good.
We drove to Memphis, which took about 3-4 hours, but it was worth it to see Graceland and Beale Street.
All in all, the Fairfield Nashville is a great resort in a good location, but I am surprised that they do not have a snack bar or restaurant. Would recommend this resort.
From journal Relax in Nashville, TN @ Fairfield
August 9, 2003
The kitchen was large with a laundry and laundry detergent provdided. The second bedroom held two double beds and a TV and opened onto the large second bath which had area for sink/mirror apart from bathing area.
A large living room with a couch opening to a bed completed the room with TV/VCR and sliding glass door opening to your private balcony overlooking the pool. The grounds had a basketball court, grills, picnic areas, swings, and playground. Staff had cookouts, sundaes, and ice cream floats for a small charge. I didn't want to leave and would love to go back.
From journal I'm a Little Bit Country, Music City USA
Sheffield, United Kingdom
September 23, 2004
Our 1 bedroom unit was in block 12 on the third floor and was absolutely beautiful. It had a kitchen area with microwave, oven, dishwasher etc. The lounge area had a tv, stereo unit, sofa, two chairs and coffee table. There was also a dining table and chairs and a washer dryer in a cupboard in the hallway.
The bedroom had a double bed set corner ways, fitted wardrobes and TV. The jacuzzi and washbasin was in an adjoining area and the bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet was separate. Pool towels were provided.
Our balcony overlooked the pool and got the sun in the afternoon.
The resort is huge and has two swimming pools with hot tubs which are open from 8am to 11pm.
There was always plenty of people round the pool, but we didn't have a problem getting a sunbed on the occasions we were there.
There were quite a few activities arranged, my husband's favourite being "make your own ice cream sundae" for $4.
There is an introduction with nibbles on Sunday evening when all the activities and tours are explained.
There are a few barbecues in the grounds, but I didn't see anyone using them.
We were nearly roped in for a timeshare presentation. One of the girls at the concierge desk told my husband they wanted out opinion of the resort and he believed her (bless him) so made an appointment. When I told him what he had done, he cancelled, but we spent all week ignoring the ringing phone and messages left through the door.
From journal Nashville and vicinity
Fairview Park, Ohio
April 17, 2003
Fairfield Nashville is not built on a golf course, does not have lakes, woods or places to bike or hike. However you do not feel as if you are in the city at Fairfield either. To the east of the resort is a huge pasture. You may look out your window in the morning and see the cows grazing. Sometimes there is a mist in the air and you are offered a look at what might be a countryside painting. During one stay at the resort, every morning we would see a coyote running across the pasture. Raise your eyes just a little and you are looking at the Opryland Hotel. What a contrast! To the west of Fairfield Nashville is a country road with a strip of land wide enough to hold one house before giving way to cliffs running down to the Cumberland River.
Fairfield is made up of buildings # 10 through #25. Their number system starts with #10. Building #’s 10, 11 and 12 are three story buildings, which DO NOT have elevators. If you can’t do stairs be sure you are not going to be in these buildings unless you are on the first floor. The rest
of the buildings are four story buildings with elevators.
The units at this resort are the cleanest in which we have stayed. They are beautifully appointed with elegant furnishings. Each unit has a washer and dryer with little boxes of Tide furnished. The kitchen has a good supply of dishwasher soap and dishwash liquid as well as paper towels. You are given a bag with coffee and filters on your arrival. We stayed in a one bedroom deluxe this time. There were two TV’s and a VCR The bedroom had a Jacuzzi tub and sink area which was open from the bedroom. Off this area was another area with a stall shower, commode and another sink. This area also had a door from the living area. There were plenty of bath towels.
A young man, John Beardsley, is one of the activities directors at Fairfield Nashville. Monday and Thursday nights he IS "Elvis" in his own show at the Texas Troubadour Theater. The show is called a Tribute to the King. See http://www.thenashvilleking.com. Two straight hours of amazing energy. It is hard to realize this is the same unassuming quiet John we see working around the Amenities building. Like all of Nashville, what a surprise.
From journal Nashville- What a Bright Star!
June 21, 2004
Our unit was very clean and comfortable. As you walked in the front door, there was the kitchen with an island in the middle. Off to the left was the second bedroom, which had two full size beds, phone, TV, and entry into the bathroom. Next to that bedroom, obviously, was the bathroom. The toilet and bathtub area had a separate door from the vanity area. On the other side of the kitchen was the living room with a sofa and two chairs, TV cabinet with closing doors, and a stereo in the bottom portion of the cabinet. The dining room table was big enough to seat 6 people, and there was even an extra insert leaf if we needed it. The balcony was off the living room and looked out at the picnic area, playground and one of the swimming pools and was furnished with patio furniture, which made it easy to sit out and keep an eye on the kids at the playground. The master bedroom was huge! There was a king size bed, and above the bed was a built in double shelf with mirror above it with dimmer lights. In the master bath was a huge jacuzzi bathtub with a mirror on the wall next to it. There was a single sink vanity with chair, and just off that area was the shower and toilet.
From journal Relaxing in Nashville
June 1, 2005
They weren't pushy with their timeshare presentations (just turn down the survey if you are not interested).
There are two pools on the grounds, and the playground is one of the best I've seen, as it has a soft turf for the kids. We drove to the Opry Mills Mall and walked over to the Grand Ole Opry Museum. Prices for activities for kids aren't too bad, and if you want to take the kids to Dollywood, be prepared to drive 4 hours to get there. The resort had a great Welcome Party -- don't miss it, as you get a free show. They were also there really pushing the Elvis show to the point of being annoying. They had several activities on the resort that involved singers coming in to entertain, and the shows were free or reasonably priced. The activites for the kids were all right, although I have been places that have so many kids activies that your kid never wants to leave. We also went to the zoo, which is rather small but a nice diversion. They have a waterpark nearby, which was kinda pricey for the size of the park, but I am willing to try an activity at least once.
I would rate the resort an 8, only because the activities on-site could improve.
April 3, 2001
The staff are incredibly friendly and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. You really get the feel like you are staying in a five star hotel.
One day on our return from our travels, room service had decorated our room with stunning sculptures made from towels!
Breakfast took some getting used, especially if you are not used to eating salad first thing on a morning. It is a buffet style breakfast and guests help themselves.
Room service is available for a small charge.
The only downside is that the hotel is opposite a Mosque. While the view is remarkable, the call to prayer at 5am is loud! Be prepared for the early wake up call.
From journal A Week in Jordan
October 30, 2000
From journal La Loire and Le Loir Valleys