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Yes, we have made it back to New Jersey. On the flight to Sao Paulo, I was congratulating myself for a well planned trip. We had 7 internal flights and they were all on time and we had seats on each. We stayed in 6 different hotels and they were all fine (the only one I would change if doing the trip again was the one in Recife since it was so far from the town - but it was right on the beach). There were 3 different itineraries for my kids and we met up ...
He hit the road right after grabbing a bite and filling up the gas. We have about a 4 to 5 hour drive ahead of us and I'm determined to do it in less. I am amazed at how beautiful the state of New York is. I think you always think of the city and forget about the state. We came through Geneva and Seneca valley on the way to Watkins glen. It overlooked Seneca lake and was lined with vineyard after vineyard all overlooking the lake at varying heights. It was very nice and extremely ...
... shoes - so far my feet love them, and no pain at all today. Saturday, June 28 2014 Waking up to nice cool morning :). Hiking was great today, a lot of the usual awesome views, and some more good stuff. First up was a box turtle....that could actually run! He almost got away from me...lol...but just almost...I got him! Next we ran into trail magic, Bag Of Tricks and Jester! Great individuals, great stories from both of them. We chatted for a long while, ...
... I had Chop steak (deluxe hamburger) with sweet potato and portobello mushrooms as well as broccoli and cheddar soup and choc sundae $9.99 Marie had chicken noodle soup , 2 pieces of smokey chicken and mash and sundae $11.99 Chey had mac cheese. Gab has 2 eggs scrambled Sooo cheap.
By the time we had picked up Gab's car from rental place and got home it was 10pm
Packed for Canada tomorrow - bed about ...
In 24 hours, Scott and I should be getting on our plane at JFK flying to Sao Paulo Brazil. Am I packed? No. Is the house cleaned up and ready? No. Did I spend 5 hours watching World Cup soccer today? Oh, yes. And it was fun. But not as much fun as being in ...
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The common areas seemed okay but the room we were put in was awful. I have never stayed in a place this bad. The room they put us in at first didn't seem so bad other than the one tacky wall of mirrors but then we noticed that on one section of the wall, the wallpaper was buckling up and looked like it was starting to fall down. We complained to the front desk and they said they were totally booked and couldn't move us until the next day. At around 10:30 PM, all of a sudden the whole section of wallpaper from the edge of the wall to the window came down off the wall, exposing a huge mass of mold. It was disgusting. Since they insisted they were booked up, we had to leave in the middle of the night and come home. It was really unbelievable. Even the manager said he wouldn't stay in that room but didn't try to find us other accomodations. I will NEVER go back to this place.
We stayed at Shawnee Resort in the Fairway Village from July 29-August 5th.
Nice place - but .....
The area is nice and serene but the hotel staff is very rude and not helpful at all - they made mistakes and never apologized -- were not helpful at all -- and we had four rooms. Even when we called the on site restaurant at 9:15 p.m. one night they said they were closed -- so my wife asked - thinking that in some places they serve late at the bar -- if we could get even fries to go -- and the guy repled what did you not understand when I told you that we are closed! Woah! Overall the people their seemed arrogant and rude as if they didnt want the visitors not to be there.....will never stay there!!!
The Shawnee looks so nice from their website, but oh boy; when you get it was something else. First, I booked a room specifcally with a kitchenette being that it was 4 people in a room and we staying for 2 nights. Now I went to the front desk at 2pm to check-in and they told me to come back no earlier than 3pm to check in. So I came back exactly at 3pm and the lady at the front desk, Peggy ( who wasn't very nice) told me they overbooked our room. She wasn't apoligentic or ATLEAST TRIED to be nice. So our room was extremly small, you can barely walked around the beds, the Air Conditioner wasn't strong enough so the temperature in our room stay at a steady 80 degrees. We killed 6 mosquitos and 1 bee that night in our room. The bathrooom sink was broken that if you pulled the handle it would almost come out. How can you run a hotel business "Shawnee inn and gold resort" if the staff was mean and the AC doens't work?! People go on vacation to get away from stress not to be in a stressful place. =*(
The resort has experienced 3 floods in 22 months. The indoor pool was recently re-opened and clean. The outdoor pool, tennis courts, playground etc is all closed. (a Mess!) Golf course is closed but anticipated to open on 8/11/06. I wish them much luck! Everything is completely muddy. The 1st floor is completely closed. The dinner was average at charlies. The menu lacked variety. The room we had was the size of a microtel with a step up into the bathroom. The view out my window though was great of the river. It is a beautiful setting especially in the evening when the trees reflect into the water and the deers and blue heron come out to eat. It reminded me of a by-gone era. It was less then I expected post-flood conditions put aside! I give the staff credit they were all accomodating and friendly!
We didn't have high expectations when booking our stay at the Shawnee Resort. The resort was as we expected. The surroundings are beautiful. The building and area has so much history. It has the potential to be the mountain version of Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego or the Greenbrier in Virginia. Yet, sadly, they have let this place run down and it's no more than a 1-2 star "resort" in the Poconos. The rooms were average to below average. They were comparable to an old Fairfield Inn or Holiday Inn Express. The room was very clean. We took golf lessons. The first day we took a Short Game lesson. It exceeded our expectations (which were not very high, mind you). The facilities are wonderful for Short Game. There is an approach course on which you can practice chip shots for hours. The second day we took a Full Swing lesson, which was very disappointing. The video camera was broken (we were not told this upon arrival or before the lesson started). Something about the lesson reminded me of the range in the movie Tin Cup. The course itself was in good shape. The greens are really challenging. Overall, we enjoyed the golf course. The food at the resort is SO bad (I think it's called Charlies). Don't eat there, period. One of the best things about the place was Sam Sneads. It's a tavern/restaurant located at the entrance. It is wonderful for great atmosphere, live music, and good food.
This is a TWO STAR resort. It is priced like a two star resort...and the typical guest is one who frequents two star resorts.
Splendid from the outside, mold smelling room
Staff was very nice, and extremely helpful/friendly. Splendid view from the outside. A fantastic porch overlooking a well kept lawn and finally the Delaware river.
Breakfast is not special but cheap. The room was a bit disappointing, the airco could not deal with outside temperatures > 25 degrees celcius. It smelled mold (and the lobby also), for 99 buck's a night they'd rather renovate this old room.
Did we complain? Not at all, because of the friendly staff and the extremely nice spot this resort with an almost 100-year history is on.
We'll definitely return next time we'll be visiting the poconos if the hotel will improve it's smell.
My girlfriend and myself, both in our early 20's, visited Shawnee Inn in late January for the weekend. In general, we had a great relaxing weekend, with a day full of skiing at the nearby Shawnee Mt. We are relatively new skiers, so the slope were more than adequate for us.
Shortly before the holidays, my wife and I took the kids (6 and 9) to the Poconos for a weekend getaway. After some research, we booked a ski package at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. My wife and I had stayed there once a little over a year ago, but did not have the most pleasant experience. Apparently, the resort had just suffered a major flood. Many of the facilities were out of commission, and the ones that were available definitely needed some work. Despite this, we really liked the beauty of the area and, after reading about the "renovations" that had been done, we decided to give the Shawnee Inn another chance.