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by wanderer 2005
September 7, 2005
There are three types of accommodations here. You have a choice of rooms inside the lodge, private cottages, or the creek-side lodge, which is a two-storey, four-bedroom, full-kitchen suite for those who need a lot of room.
The lodge rooms are spacious and each uniquely decorated in French-country chic. All 21 rooms inside the lodge have private balconies with chairs to relax on while overlooking Oak Creek or the mountains. There are two huge fireplaces in the foyer of the lodge to enjoy a nightcap, and reading rooms to enjoy a book in the evening.
The 33 cottages on the premises are the epitome of luxury. Complete with fireplaces, large covered porches, and fresh-cut flowers each day, who wants to go home? Cottages are one- or two-bedroom suites nestled on the creek side and are very private.
All rooms have complimentary in-room coffeemakers and bottled water and provide nightly turndown service. The resort also offers in-room spa services and a gorgeous pool in the garden.
Many a wedding has been done here (my sister’s, for example), and the wedding planners are extremely helpful. From start to finish, the staff here is truly committed to making your special day an event to remember.
There are two restaurants on site, one that offers a wonderful champagne Sunday brunch and lunch and the other a nightly dinner service.
L’Auberge is a great place to spend a romantic weekend in Sedona. See my attached review of Rene, a French restaurant not on the premises, to make your weekend that much more special.
Luxury this good comes at a price—and this is no exception. There are other properties that offer lower room rates, but the view, the gardens, the ambience, and the service can’t be beat here.
From journal Spiritual Sedona
Long Beach, California
January 20, 2002
1. Age of decor. The French blue carpet in our cottage showed signs of obvious wear and had a grubby, overcast look. The bathroom was in a salmon palette that is dated to the late 80''s.
2. Lack of privacy. The cottages are set out in a faux random pattern that verily force neighbors to look into each other''s windows. We were standing in our living area when we heard a knock--when we turned toward the noise, we were staring out of our window and into the front door of another cottage, where that cottage''s inhabitants had opened the door. Also, noise echoes among the cottages.
3. Appearance of cottage. The deck to each cottage is very basic. Ours was not ugly, but neither was it pretty. It''s just a wood porch, no particular carvings, motif furnishings, etc. This does not bother me wholesale, but since the L''Auberge website describes these accommodations as romantic, I simply must protest.
4. The bathroom. The bath design is dated--no jacuzzi tub, which is now a standard feature at luxury properties. Also, the materials/furnishings in the bath construction do not look like quality, even if they might be.
My husband and I were both a bit stunned by the seeming rift between L''Auberge''s promotional materials and its reality. To be fair, we did not see either a Lodge room (in the main building) or an Orchard''s Inn room (elsewhere on the property) but the cottages are in the price point above these and I feel that if I were going to be impressed, the cottage should have done it. The overall feel was that of a project gone just a little bit wrong; the fabrics used in our room were rich and expensive, but they didn''t quite coordinate, and the king-sized canopy over the bed looked a bit tired.
If you have your heart set on a L''Auberge cottage, I suggest asking whether they have redecorated any of them recently. Otherwise, stay elsewhere and go to L''Auberge to partake in that which they excel--the FOOD.
From journal Northern Arizona August
December 31, 1999