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Beautiful. Beautiful. Breath taking
We said goodbye to Vegas and hit the road for Sedona, Arizona. The temperatures were still sitting at 40 and we were looking forward to a slight change in weather as we left Nevada behind. The views on the road continued to be very dry and barren. There were huge magical looking rock faces in the distance and a wide and …
... to the hotel at 10 PM. We slept good for sure! Still more catching up. Today was Grand Canyon Day. We went to several lookout points around the rim. I've been here three times and it looks different every time. It's cold and breezy today and when that wind flies up those canyons, it just whips through you. I still say we need to travel to Germany and Japan at this time of year as they are all here! We'd have the countries to ourselves! I will try to post a ...
... At the campground we go to the pool around 6pm. There we met a couple from Kansas City and Flagstaff, they have homes in both cities. We got to to talking and it turns out that Frank grew up in Tijuana, in a barrio very close to where Manuel grew up. Well you could not stop that conversation! We invited them to come over to our camp to continue the conversation. They are a very nice couple, close to our age. Our day ended late, but again another great ...
... we were all fairly tired after the long drive earlier in the day.
On Saturday we drove down to San Diego. As we had had a lazy morning we didn't arrive in time to take advantage of the famous Zoo or other notable attractions but we enjoyed several hours doing the city's "Scenic Drive" - a 59 mile round drive exploring the various suburbs and other attractions of the city. We enjoyed a fairly authentic British dinner at the Shakespeare Bar and ...
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We were really looking forward to finding our new favorite place in Sedona and sadly we were very disappointed. We got a great B&B rate on the internet, but when we arrived at the hotel, the room was extremely small, barely large enough for the two queen beds and a small table.
Enjoyed our stay
We stayed here two nights in late November. The location was great -right in the heart of downtown Sedona. We found the staff warm and accomodating and the facilites above average. Our creek-side room was lovely as were the views from the terrace. They could use guest bathrobes in the rooms (which they tell us are coming). The outdoor hot tub was a little too hot one evening. The concierge did a great job setting us up with side by side in-room massages.
We would recommend this newcomer.
We joined friends at this new hotel last week, and could not have asked for more courteous service. The grounds are lovely, the setting awesome and our rooms clean and ultra contempory. The executive house keeper is wonderful and provided us with all our special requests. The kitchen is limited in staff and choices, and perhaps should have waited to open till professioanl staff and supplies are in place.
We stayed at the resort 10/23 - 10/25/03 and we were very disappointed.
Finally, a world class resort on the creek!
Finally, a resort on the creek that is not a cheesy hunting lodge or ski lodge motif.
Amara has the look and feel on an Ian Schrager or W type property, except the rooms are much bigger.
The rooms are a great size, the setting is magnificent but the best part about the place is the food. Really.
Amazing dinner and breakfast. This is our new place to stay in Sedona from now on.
Amara has a long way to go to be able to "run with the big dogs" in Sedona. The location IS lovely, without a doubt. Occassionally they have a golf cart to take you UP the hill to the street, but the hike to the bottom of the hill from the street is very steep. We stayed in a Creekside suite...nice balconies from both rooms, but no furniture on the balcomy from which to sit and enjoy the view of Oak Creek. The bed was large and comfortable, but when asked about natural pillows the staff wasn't helpful..."what we have is what we have". Nice bathrooms with jacuzzi and large shower, but the shower curtain bar didn't fit as planned ( as attested to by the holes in the wall) and so it was small and tight. The towels are nice and fluffy, but don't expect more than 2 of them without having to ask for more EVERY single day. The amenities in the bath were nice, but it seems the maid doesn't understand that some people need shampoo every day, not just when they check in. The furniture, while modern, looks cheap and is uncomfortable in the living room. The "duck alarm clock" at 5:30 AM was interesting; however, the banging of dumpsters and trash barrels during the 4am trash pick-up was not. We did not eat in the dining room.... it has all the ambience of a shopping mall cafeteria. Room service did have a nice bottle of wine and cheese and fruit tray waiting for us when we arrived late as we had requested; however, we had to go looking for the cork screw with which to open it at 11 at night! Apparently, there is only one in the entire resort and we were asked to return it the next morning! If we had not gotten a much reduced rate ( about 1/2 the posted rate for the suite) I would have been appaulled at having paid the going rate for a 4 star resort and received what could only be described as service even less than a 2 star hotel.
What a Gem
I have stayed at the Amara Resort twice now, and it has quickly become one of my favorite hotels. The first stay, I was blown away by the location, surroundings and the beautiful resort. The hotel had obviously just openned, so there was still a little touch up work beig done. My second stay in late September was Perfect! The staff provided genuine service, and the grounds were stunning. I certainly recommend this resort to anyone looking for great accommodations and a reasonable price.
Amara - my Secret Gem I'll share
Wow...I found the perfect place. Brand new but best location in Sedona on the Creek and all the shops! We got a great deal cause they just opened and try their luxury suites with whirlpools. Its modern - DVD for the kids and High speed for me, and got to walk gorgeous grounds with running creek ...even the ducks. Check it out.
Loved the Amara!
This is one of the most beautiful hotels I've ever experienced. The hotel was designed around the red rocks and is currently a great value for the quality. Although new, the staff was extremely attentive. Great pool and outdoor area!
Stayed at the Amara on Labor Day weekend. The owners obviously wanted to open for the holiday weekend, the carpet in the hallway was not tacked down, the "Fitness Center" does not exist yet and touch up painting was still going on. I am not sure why they call it a "resort".