Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
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... back to Pflugerville where Toby was ecstatic to see us. He wanted to get in the car and go home immediately. Ron and I walked him and Buffy around the 3 mile lake, which tired all of us out, except Buffy. : )
When Michael came home, Staci had fixed a delicious dinner. Patrick was there too. We watched the season opener of Mad Men. Then Patrick left and we all went to bed. Some people have to work tomorrow and we have a long drive. It's been a terrific visit.
... the other days yet!) so I've time to spare.
Had a quick lunch at the Four Seasons then dressed a room at the W Hotel with some photo's to jazz it up for a party that evening, looked really good.
All glammed up and the most simple dinner ever (plain pasta) and over to the W, fairly quiet unfortunately but everything is untested in Austin as its the first time. Home about 1ish.
17 Nov - ...
School has began..... This school part will be short.
Im taking on four subject here at UT, so a standard full time load. These subjects are:
Fundamentals of Coaching
The Management of Physical Activities and Sport programs
The Modern Olympic Movement - World Affairs - This subject is pretty cool for a couple of reasons; our professor Dr Hunt is the author of the book 'Drug Games' , There is also ...
... the cover of darkness and 90 minutes of waiting with baited breath. Nobody ever showed up. Apparently the drought last year meant there were far fewer insects leaving the bats weak and open to predation. So I guess they’ve adjusted their schedules this year and are coming out in smaller groups under the cover of darkness.
Add the bats to the list of things global warming has ruined.
... br> Speaking of Twitter, the Interactive Hotspot calls Twitter “so 2007″ news. What’s trending now is “close friends.” If you’ve got Facebook friends, your phone can tell you which ones are close by. Is this a good thing? Will this replace Lassie?
And speaking of races, the Swifty Swine Pig Races began today over at the Fairgrounds as Rodeo Austin swings into ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
As frequent visitors to the Hilll Country Hyatt, we were excited about a similar resort opening closer to home. We stayed at the Lost Pines resort for 2 nights in late July, when it had been open about 2 months, but quickly realized that the resort still had a lot of bugs to work out. On the positive side, the LCRA programs were interesting and informative, but some were overpriced. We particularly enjoyed the free stargazing and native animals presentations. We also appreciated the ready availability of complimentary bicycles and the friendly staff.
This was not my first stay at a Hyatt resort. My family has stayed at the Hyatt Hill Country several times so I have some perspective from which to write this review. First, the niceties. The building facilities were beautiful. The rooms were large and nicely furnished. I didn't play golf but the course was beautiful. Very nicely groomed. It looks very tough though. Lots of elevation changes, narrow fairways and trees, trees and more trees.
We stayed at the Hyatt Lost Pines in late July, after the hotel had been open for about 6-7 weeks. The experience was great.
Lost Pines exceeded all of my expectations. It was very private, quiet, and relaxing and sat directly on the Colorado River. The resort itself, although it is still getting set up was stunning! There were so many activities to choose from and different venues to relax in. The restaurant had fantastic live music the whole evening and the STAFF was amazing, friendly, and went out of their way to make me happy. The feel for the whole resort was just breathtaking. The pool area--oh my gosh! It was amazing, catered to children as well as young spirited adults. There was a lazy river, a lagoon like pool, and a waterslide. The rooms--ONCE again, AMAZING....flat screen TVs, the most comfortable bed I have ever been on, and wonderful decor. Although I am not a golfer, I have seen my share of courses and this course at Lost Pines has out done any course I have ever seen with the views from each whole and the tranquility of it all. All and all-- I LOVED IT! Thanks Hyatt!
My Wife, 6 year old son and I stayed at the Lost Pines Resort July 8-12, 2006. We took advantage of the buy 3 get one night free deal. As several reviewers have noted, the resort is still working out minor details of a new property. These are minor and in no way hindered the enjoyment of our stay. Dont expect an established Ritz or Four Season's feel here. You get a great "Texas Lodge" experience at Hyatt Lost Pines Reort.
On our way home to El Paso from our daughter's wedding in Burton, TX and with no reservations, having seen the beautiful entry statement from Highway 71 into the Austin area, we wheeled into the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort on a whim. It was a great decision!
We stayed at the Hyatt Lost Pines June 9-13. I will skip any minor inconveniences that can happen at any hotel. Since the hotel had only been open a week or so, some 'kinks' were to be expected. Aside from that, the majority of the staff was very friendly. The property was completed with a few exceptions. The rooms were fairly large and nicely decorated. Rooms on floors 1-3 have patios/balconies. Rooms on the fourth floor do not.
We stayed at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort from June 26-28, 2006. We selected a Mon/Tues/Wed time frame on purpose, hoping that the hotel would be the least crowded on those days. We were right -- the hotel was at about 1/3 occupancy. Whether this was due to its only having opened three weeks earlier, who knows -- but it was wonderful not to have to battle crowds at the pool, long waits at check-in or at the restaurant, etc.
We stayed here June 23-25th. Before we left town I checked the reviews and there were none to be found. I was disappointed to return home and find the previous sour review, because our experience was a complete 180 from the previous reviewer's experience. What a difference a week makes.
The resort opened on June 1st and we arrived on June 16th. We have stayed at many resorts in the first month they were opened, but have never experienced such deficiencies. We arrived at 6pm to find that our room (reserved 3 months ago) - was not ready. They told us that they had no idea when a room would be ready. We eventually got in our room after 7pm. The following day we left the resort for an appointment around 6:30 am. When we returned at 2:00 pm, the room had still not been made up. I called housekeeping to request that they make up the room while we went to the pool. We returned at 5:00 pm and the room was still not made up. The worst problem, however, is the dining. The resort is in a fairly remote location so your only dining options are at the resort. The fine dining restaurant is not open. The only option for breakfast or dining after 6pm is the family restaurant, Firewheel. It is completely under staffed. On Saturday evening, we had an 8:15 reservation. After complaining several times, we were finally seated around 8:40. We waited over an hour for our entrees to arrive and another 30 minutes to get a check. Similar experience with breakfast on Sunday morning. People waited 30 minutes - 1 hour for a table. Our family had to eat the breakfast buffet because no one ever came to take your order. No one ever came with coffee or beverages. The food was actually good - they just have no staff to serve it. The rooms are well-appointed, but small. The double rooms do not have queen beds - they are smaller. The setting itself is lovely although not as pretty as Hyatt Hill Country. The swimming area is fun for the kids with a small sandy area that leads into the pool, lazy river, small slide and water feature. One problem at the pool is that for a hotel with 500 rooms - they have about 8 umbrellas. Needless to say, you need a little shade in the Texas heat. They do have complimentary bicycles, but again - only enough to accomodate a handful of families. Most of the employees were very nice. They seemed genuinely embarassed by the conditions and "beat down" from the understaffing and constant complaints. I would recommend waiting at least 6 months before trying this resort to see if they can work out the kinks. A few things to be aware of if you go: 1) They currently have no evening children's program or babysitting. 2) The popular s'mores at night require that you purchase a s'mores kit from the hotel. It is better and cheaper to bring your own supplies with you. 3) The slide at the pool and food service at the pool end at 6 pm. 4) Make reservations in advance for all dining and spa services and be prepared to wait anyway 5) Be prepared for bugs - there were mosquitoes in our room and tons of flies in the restaurant. Several quests complained of faulty air conditioning, although ours was fine. The golf course looks nice. This should be a fun family resort if they can get staffed and make the necessary adjustments.