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November 24, 2005
The unit was a converted boutique, or resturaunt, on the circle. As a one bedroom, we had two queen-sized beds and plenty of room. The late check-in was smooth, and they have a great salon/spa. We took advantage of the massage, and were scheduled to enjoy facials but got called away early due to a family emergency. We played horseshoes every night and considered "borrowing" a paddleboat on the small lake, but they had a bit of water in them and it was too cold to chance a submerging in the lake.
The pool inside was nice, but the sauna was a bit behind on tile repair and cleaning. Previous poor maintenence was now trying to be caught up with, but being done the cheapest way possible. The metal railing around the pool had lots of rust, and the girl repainting it was not wire-brushing it or sanding it to maintain it correctly. The remodel was done kind of shotty (I'm a landlord and have to have this type of work done). I wish in the future that they'd spend the money to pay attention to detail. The smoke alarm was VERY OLD and had grease caked on it, the windows in the bedroom were painted shut, thus not allowing for escape in an emergency. I' go here again because of location and a quiet fall getaway, but not a four-star place.
From journal Autumn in Catskill 2005
Manchester, New Hampshire
August 15, 2005
There are several pools outside and a pool inside. The indoor hot tub is large and comfortable. The downside to these pools was that they closed too early, especially for summertime. Outdoor pools closed at 6pm, and the indoor pool closed at 9pm.
For the most part, the pool areas were neat and orderly, but the floor could have been cleaned more often.
We did not eat at the restaurant much, as the menu was limited and pricey.
There were very few things for the children to do and no planned activities.
We did, however, relax more than we have in a long time, which was the focus of this vacation.
From journal Relaxed in the Catskills
Westfield, New York
August 5, 2004
From journal Friar Tuck
October 29, 2003
It also appeared that the carpeted area where the kitchen ended up had just been cut away and replaced by vinyl tiles. Unfortunately, the raised edge was not addressed and it was easy to jam your toe into the edge when moving from the carpet to tile.
The appliances all were well-used and showed it. The bathrooms also were not updated, and looked just like you would expect from an older hotel. NOT what I had experienced at the few other RCI Resorts I have visited and enjoyed.
All in all, my sister-in-law and I felt RCI would be best served by having Friar Tuck gut and totally refinish the rooms to remain RCI resorts. Oh, and we never saw any information that there were no specific smoking and non-smoking units. Since we both have some degree of allergies, it was only through the kindness and rescheduling of the RCI rep on-site that we were accommodated with a unit that did not reek of smoke, which the first one did.
From journal The Setting was nice, but....
May 6, 2002
These were seperated by the kitchen, dining, living room which would be nice for a 2 couple stay. The hotel-resort is a short walk or drive on the same grounds with a pool resturant bar and off track betting.
From journal Hudson Valley