Friar Tuck Resort, Spa and Convention Center

4858 Route 32, Catskill, New York, 12414, United States | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on 4858 Route 32, Catskill, is near Escarpment Trail.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Friar Tuck Resort, Spa and Convention Center Catskill

    This is a great spa! Can't wait to go back!

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    I had a Swedish Massage and a Heavenly Facial. I found the spa to be sparkling clean and the service absolutely wonderful. Both treatments were excellent. My only "complaint" is that I felt the facial was a little over priced even on special. Everyone was very nice, friendly, and professional. I can't wait to return to this wonderful spa.

    Wasn't bad...

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    I just went to Friar Tuck for the weekend. 10-17-03 through 10-20-03. I admit that for this 'much talked about' place it was not what I thought. I was surprised that there was not a drop of shampoo nor a hair dryer. I've stayed at much cheaper places that at least had these ammenities. I do have to say though, the room was spotless, the staff was very pleasant and the food was decent. They could at least fix their broken and dilapitated signs outside. Especially for the price they are charging for their rooms. It could be an awesome place to go if they put some effort into it.

    Better than expected!

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    What more can you ask for $79 a person. The food was decent, the rooms could use a little fixing up but they were clean and the staff was very friendly and professional. Its a great place to stay to visit the surrounding areas (Catskill Game Farm, Town of Woodstock, etc.) especially during this time of year. I would definately recommend this place to a family or a couple looking to get away for the weekend.

    Never Want To Go There Again

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    After 77 years, this has the be the worst place that I have ever vacationed at. The rooms were disgusting and full of flies. The hallways had garbage in them, people just left their empty cups and plates in the hallways and pipes were leaking. The food was too expensive for it's very poor quality. The floors of the swimming pool room were very slippery and a young child slipped very easily. The direction of the inside of the hotel were very poor and confusing.The hotel website was grossly deceiving and gave the impression of a high quality hotel which infact, it was not.

    Onw word " Disgusting"

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    This place was truly disgusting..Rooms were gross, food was disgusting, service couldn't be worse..Avoid this place at any cost..

    Like A Grave

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    The Bottom Line JUST STAY AWAY!Oh my...just got home from the Friar Tuck Resort Spa and Convention Center ... My clothes are in the washing machine and I just got out of the shower. Talk about a DUMP! Went there for a business meeting (there were 150 of us that are used to Hyatts and nice hotels) and this place was a joke. Resort? No shampoo, no hair dryer, no clock in the room. Dank, dark, smells like mildew and old people. And the 'theme'? The middle ages, dark wooden hallways, dark, dirty, smelly carpets, takcy velour/velvet couches. Where there weren't dirty, smelly carpets the floors were field stones or brick with a shiny surface that is VERY slippery when wet. Wet? Did I say wet? I suppose it wasn't their fault that it POURED buckets and that the hotel was struck by lightening twice upon our arrival, but the leaking ceilings that showed how absorbent the mattresses were in many of the rooms my colleagues stayed in was a disgrace. Holes in the walls and ceilings, centipedes in the rooms, broken sockets, the latch/lock to the sliding glass door was broken (safety issue since the door went out onto the deck connected to all other rooms and the fire escape). Everyone in my group had a gross story. And just when we thought things couldn't get any worse in the meeting room we were using (for just 2 more hours!!; we were there from Sunday till Wednesday afternoon) the ceiling started leaking a brown liquid. When the ceiling tiles started to buckle, all 50 of us that were in that meeting got out as quickly as possible. Did I mention the hole in the wall that looked like someone's head was rammed through it? They were cleverly (?) trying to disguise it with a tropical tree (fake of course). Upon check out I got my bill and noticed a 'gratuity' charge of $56.25 HUH? I don't recall tipping anyone there! I keep trying to call the hotel on their 800# and it's either busy or just rings and rings. Oh! They answered the phone! The $56.25 is indeed a gratuity. We did the meal plan and they charged us individually for the tip! Isn't that nice?This place is located in tacky-as-hell Catskill, New York with billboards on the side of the road as big as a house and one after another after another. See an attraction you want to visit? Be sure to check the fine print on the sign or your map as the place may be as far as 100 miles away (and here you thought it was around the block!) It was Dirty Dancing revisited only worse. I must say that the food was pretty good and I really enjoyed the orange cake they only provided for dessert at lunch.

    WHAT A DUMP!!!!!!!!

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    Well first of all this place is suppose to be a top notch hotel, even associated with RCI timeshare. I spent the weekend there and couldn't wait to get out. If it wasn't for the people I met, and the club I was with I would have definitely left. The place stunk, everything was filthy, there were 100's of flies all over the place. I mean come on your sitting eating lunch and you have about 10 flies flying all over your food. The only good thing about the place was the dinner we had at night. (No Flies) I also received 2 spa treatments... UGH!!! If this is suppose to be a top rated spa... Come on.... I had a pedicure, and if I knew that I was going to be putting my feet in a bucket of warm water, I would have cancelled, but you get charged if you do. The rooms also had tons of flies, where I heard people asking for a flyswater at the front desk. Also, I thought they would at least have a blow dryer in the rooms.

    Leaves a bit to be Desired

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    Stayed in July 2002. The rooms were falling apart. I complained, but the other rooms they had me look at were not much better. Bathrooms were scary. The pools were nice, but crowded. Lifeguards did not stop some kids from playing rough and bothering others. People left pools in disgust. Only saving grace was the restaurant, which was well managed, had good food, and excellent customer service. Too bad I could not say the same for the rest of the place.

    A great place for a sit down

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    This here place is great for a sit down with the other families. Where Patriarca meets Gens.

    When ordering room service, pass on the cement shoes.

    Great Getaway

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    We went to the Friar Tuck Inn way back in 1971 while it was still under construction. It was one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever taken. Everyone working there was pleasant and very helpful with information on sites to see and things to do, and the food was delicious. We went again in the early 1980's. What a transformation, it had tripled in size. Again was very pleased with the arrangements. Will be going there again very soon. They have something for everyone. Fantastic place to vacation.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Friar Tuck Resort, Spa and Convention Center Catskill

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