Primland Meadows of Dan VA Review

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Primland in Meadows of Dan is one of the best places that you can spend any kind of holiday especially honeymoons. Every aspect of your stay is well thought out and the cottages are spacious and very luxurious. The views are breathtaking and you end up enjoying every second of your stay here.

One of the things that will definitely stand out is the food that is absolutely delicious. The chef’s table and all food are amazing and the services here are top notch.

The Primland staff are very nice people who are determined to make your stay worthwhile while taking care of any needs that may arise. This is a peaceful place for a holiday with an environment that is very beautiful.

One of the most amazing things about Primland Meadows is the fact you have a wide variety of accommodations that you can choose from. From tree houses and cottages to the main lodge, you will find someplace suitable for your holiday.

The lodge has some of the most spacious and accommodating rooms with amazing views of the surroundings. You also get to enjoy shampoos, shower gels, lots of soaps, slippers, luxurious robes, and double sinks. The bathrooms have real glasses, which makes them even more attractive and homely. You get many clean fresh towels too and that is a big deal for anyone spending time away from home.

There are also facilities to make coffee and tea with real cream available. You also have an option to purchase snacks, wine, juice, soda and so on all within the room. They prices are marked very clearly. Cookies are also available as well as bottled water.

If you want to keep warm, there are three fireplaces in the lounge area and a fire place that can be used during the evenings. You can also get either a pub experience or gourmet dining all depending on what you prefer. There is a heated pool that is clean and a hot tub too.

Primland pays attention to little details and this is what makes it such an enjoyable place to stay. This is a great place to arrive during the daytime and though it is not low priced, it is totally worth the money. It does not matter what weather conditions are prevailing here, you still end up having a great time with friendly and professional staff.

On the downside some of the tree houses are a little neglected and need some maintenance and cleaning. Some are rusty with bugs all over and mildew covers the wood especially in the shower areas. There are leaves and plants in some of the tree houses and even though it is normal to have dead leaves, they should be cleaned occasionally to clear the mess.

The main lodge also needs some attention to give the much-needed five star treatments. There is a game room too. However, this area needs some updates and repairs too. The table pool is still functional and you can have a great time here.

2000 Busted Rock Rd
Meadows of Dan, VA 24120
(866) 960-7746

ICONA Diamond Beach Wildwood Crest NJ Review

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

ICONA Diamond Beach is one of New Jersey’s iconic places, known by many for its stunning scenery. It sits on one of the privately owned beaches in New Jersey. It is open full time, year-round. The beach is just a few minutes from Cape May.

It has delightful and elegant feel-the-ocean air interiors designed by the renowned Blanche Garcia. There is also an outdoor heated pool and beach bar that creates a sun-soaked meeting spot for fun.

ICONA is the place to book a beach wedding. It has a garden state private beach that is breathtaking. There are different services for weddings, whether you want barefoot ceremony or formal. It’s oceanfront venue will create memorable moments.

The hotel is beautiful and the entire staff are incredibly accommodating. They make you feel comfortable and like celebrities! Employees at the place are social, and their code of conduct is a core value the hotel takes seriously. The way every staff member communicates should be respectful and full of kindness.

The Oceanside bar and grill has great ambiance. We loved the perfect food and excellent presentation of seafood dishes while having a glass of wine. The hotel also offers free WIFI, free private parking, a fitness center and massage services.

Bungalow NO.7 is also a favorite beach bar that serves signature cocktails and snacks. There is live entertainment from bands which brings allot of visitors to the hotel. There is also a childrens menu for kids to enjoy.

On the down side, the kitchen, couches, carpeting, and tables need some updates. Also, the thermostat in the room had problems. The design of the bathroom was awkward and too small making it hard to get ready in the morning.

The rooms are starting to depreciate a little and need attention. There are loose light bulbs in bathroom and screws for towel racks. For our room we would suggest adding more light, replacement of the air conditioner, new furniture, and increased bed size.

Overall the hotel has a great beach view, staff services were excellent, and the hotels interior design was fantastic. ICONA diamond beach hotel is one of best hotels in New Jersey.

ICONA Diamond Beach
9701 Atlantic Ave
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
(609) 729-6600

The Inn at Lost Creek Telluride CO Review

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Let’s take a look and find out what The Inn at Lost Creek, Telluride, Colorado has to offer:

The staff at The Inn at Lost Creek are extremely friendly and make sure that you have a homey stay. The people in the hotel are committed to their work. They even make sure that the skis of their guests are all spick and span. The ski valet provided by the hotel only for their sophisticated guests is much appreciated.

The Inn offers one of the best lodging facilities and has utterly cozy and luxurious rooms. Depending upon the suite selected by you, you can even treat yourself to one that offers private hot tubs with beautiful views of the sunset. You can select any room and the view just gets better. Some rooms are, although, not as spacious and big but they are sure to have a usable kitchen, washer and dryer.

The Lost Inn is a perfect couple getaway. The location is perfect whenever you both want to go out skiing together and enjoy a fantastic service. Even if you are there with your family, personalized service is utterly beneficial. It is also an excellent location because a number of restaurants and ski lifts are present within the walking distance.

Not just for a stay, the staff is also amazing. These people clear away all apprehensions about just anything. Even if you don’t want to go to the place, just ring them up. They will help you in every way they can, even over the phone! However, the staff provided us with slightly different information about the timing of breakfast.

The Inn at Lost Creek is pet-friendly. Now, this is something worth mentioning over here because once you take a pet to a hotel, it really sets the bar high for them. From availing a dog bed to treating the puppies with organic feed and great care and affection, they prove to be one of the best.

Moreover, during midnight the hotel might sound like a bar full of drunken frat boys. No doubt the staff is friendly but there is nothing they can do about this situation.

The Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa in Jackson Wyoming Review

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

The Rusty Parrot is a small family run hotel in Jackson, Wyoming, catering to travelers. The 32 room establishment is probably Jackson’s most famous lodge. The Rusty Parrot is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and has been awarded the AAA Four-Diamond award for 18 years.

The standard features in every room include fine linens, terry cloth robes, flat screen TV with satellite reception, free wireless internet, and L’Occitane bath amenities. Some guests have said that the beds are some of the most comfortable you can get in a hotel of this size. There are top brand mattresses with European down comforters and pillows. Guests have been known to come back and purchase entire beds and beddings!

For a little bit more, guests can get a room with a King-size bed or two queen size beds with a fireplace. The Deluxe Double Queen room is the most luxurious room with 325 square feet, oversized tubs, a fireplace and Italian linens.

Guests at the Rusty Parrot can dine at the 32-seat Wild Sage bar and restaurant within the establishment. The culinary fare on offer mainly features local flavors and ingredients. Guests can enjoy local game and meat, organically produced fruits and vegetables, fish and seafood along with great dessert from local delicacies.

Guests have been pleasantly surprised by the cookie and hot cider bar open from 4 p.m. The Wild Sage has in the past won Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence.”

The Spa at Rusty Parrot offers massage therapy, facial and skin therapy, and full body treatment. It is manned by fully qualified massage therapists and estheticians using top brand skin care products.

What is good about the Rusty Parrot and Spa?

Cozy and quiet – The small establishment feel of the Rusty Parrot is ideal for those looking for some quiet and solace.

Top line luxury – With its premium services, accommodation facilities and dining, the Rusty Parrot is up there with bigger and more famous 5-star establishments.

Scenic views – The Rusty Parrot has amazing views of the Grand Teton. Guests can sight different animals and birds from the hotel.

Courteous staff – The staff are friendly and very helpful helping to set up the fireplace, and even pointing out local game and landscape attractions.

What is not so good?

Pricing – The luxury does not come cheap. Prices start at $400 and can go up to $500 depending on the demand.

No fireplace in some rooms – Not all rooms have fireplaces, which many guests will expect to find in their rooms.

Hotel Emma San Antonio Texas Review

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Hotel Emma is an elegant hotel that stands in the 1894 former Pearl Brewery of the popular Pearl district. It is a 15-minute walk from Brackenridge Park and golf course and a 10-minute drive from McNay Art Museum. In the early nineteenth century Hotel Emma became the top brewery in Texas. The structures of the hotel are still radiating and its eclectic features are intact.

They used the same interior designer as New York’s High Line Hotel so the Hotel Emma is more urban than rural. It has brick, steel and soft textiles, cool cement and tile, high ceilings and low lighting. The big machinery and the old brewery’s looks portray the gothic values of the town.

The furniture is built from hardwoods covered in a saddle-smooth leather. The guest rooms are uniquely styled, incredibly comfortable and fashioned with amenities like flat HD 48-inch flat-screen TVs, beds with Frette linens and luxury bathrobes. All the rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi (though it’s slow) that the guests can enjoy their stay with.

There is a rooftop pool, a fitness center, a 3700-volume library and a gift shop. The guests can also enjoy local gourmet meals and they have tons of local beers that you can relish in. Hotel Emma also has a picnic area, cleaning/laundry service, conference space, poolside bar, childcare service and a lovely garden area.

French Quarter Inn Charleston SC Review

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

To begin with, the valet staff are very nice, accommodating and quite customer oriented, the staff work very hard!

Their continental breakfast is quite decent and is nothing like what one would expect from an inn i.e. cold donuts and cold cereal, there was excellent hot coffee, Pastries and Quiche and there were the items to make a mimosa if you want to have that. All the breakfast items were not only delicious, but they were fresh too. You have the choice to get the breakfast delivered to your room if you do not wish to socialize.

In the afternoon, you are served with fine wine and cheese. Port and cookies are served in the evening. Cleaning service makes sure that you are well settled and have anything that you need. Bedsheets and towels are replaced which is quite impressive in hot summer days where you might opt out for a midday shower. Hygiene matters a lot and with the excellent cleaning service and the rooms being clean, the atmosphere is quite welcoming, charming and fancy without being overdone.

Every good Inn is not all about the food or the services that it offers but its staff is what makes it worth staying. Staff in French Quarter Inn are very friendly and are an absolute delight to talk to. If asked about recommendations for places for dinner, there will be a car picking you up in a matter of minutes and you will be escorted to one the best restaurants in Charleston that you might not be able to find on your own.

However, even though the location is great the prices according to the services that they provide are quite high. The front desk staff is wonderful but the in-room services were unsatisfactory considering the rates. Many people have said that this hotel is quite pricey, and they expected more.

The suites can be a little ‘old’ smelling with small bathrooms and one sink. The bathtubs are not as clean as one would expect for them to be. There were complications with something as simple as making a reservation, with the staff not paying enough attention and forgetting about the reservation altogether.

But French Quarter is located in a nice place this hotel is worth visiting again.

French Quarter Inn
166 Church St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-1900

Ashford Castle Ireland Review

5 Stars (5 / 5)

Ashford Castle is a dream, a magical place to stay if you’re travelling to Ireland. The grounds are amazing to look at and we were overwhelmed by its beauty. The inside is cozy, warm and comfortable.

All the amenities are top notch, from the front gates to the wolfhounds in the lobby. The entire staff is so generous and pampered us throughout our stay. We also enjoyed the nicest breakfast we’ve ever experienced anywhere.

I would recommend staying at Ashford Castle to anyone who wants a truly unique experience. You feel like royalty there! The entire stay proved to be the best lodging experience of our lives. 

I sincerely give it my highest recommendation, 5-stars, we will most definitely be back!

Ashford Castle Estate
Leaf Island, Cong
Co. Mayo, F31 CA48, Ireland
+353 94 954 6003

Montage Kapalua Bay Lahaina, HI Review

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Lodged here for a week with family. You are welcomed right at the door with lays and golden pineapple. It’s a wonderful place to spend time with the kids. Great children clubs.

All the workers here are exceptional! The service was flawless. Every employee was punctual, jovial, and sharp.

The rooms are fantastic, they include a beautiful custom arrangement, pineapple champagne in the wine refrigerator and chocolate cheesecake! Three bedroom division was amazing.

The best part is the view of the vast pool as it flows out into the ocean. Costly, but still a perfect relaxing place for vacations.

Montage Kapalua Bay
1 Bay Dr
Lahaina, HI 96761
(808) 662-6600

JA Manafaru Hotel Maldives Review

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

The accommodations are mind-blowing, food was so delicious and the staff are ready to attend to you whenever you need their assistance. The hotel staff were very friendly, welcoming and attentive.

The rooms in this hotel are amazing, offer luxurious services and every corner was sparkling clean. No complaints at all, the hotel is a good definition of perfection. We wouldn’t have any misgivings at all about making a return trip. I love it and would definitely visit this mindblowing paradise again I had the most amazing experience.

Most times you get the odd impression that you have the island all to yourself.  Our Sunset Villa was set atop stilts and beside our private infinity pool were steps that directly leads to the ocean. Before we had our breakfast, we would swim.  There’s nothing that’s more perfect than eating good in a fabulous place and that’s what we got here.

The Maldives has many other resorts but this is among the very best for us! When it was time to leave, there were tears in our eyes.

JA Manafaru Hotel
H A. Manafaru
Upper North Province
20188, Maldives

Halekulani Hotel Honolulu, Oahu, HI Review

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

They went out of their way to welcome us and it was a wonderful place with excellent service and location! The staff is very helpful and friendly. You definitely get good value of your money. If you are looking for a good deal on a hotel in Hawaii then Halekulani is the best choice for you.

Its an elegant hotel on a beautiful beach surrounded by gardens and sea views. Their bar and pool stay open late. No doubt that their beach is small but their freshwater pool is very impressive. There are many larger beaches out there with beverage facilities.

We ate at the Orchid for their Sunday brunch buffet. The food was delicious. May be one of the best brunch buffets I have eaten in Hawaii. Although the price is a bit higher than what I would normally pay for a brunch, the food was awesome. I would definitely love to go there again. Highly recommend!

Halekulani Hotel
2199 Kalia Rd
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 923-2311