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The Capitol Hill, where the US congress resides, is a very interesting building when it comes to history and architecture. There are free walking tours available (about 1 hour long), but first you have to register online for them: www.visitthecapitol.gov. Well worth a visit! Just be sure not to carry any water, other liquids or food with you as they won't allow you to enter with them.
At the end of my stay in the capital I also took ...
... care of us, and the food was wonderful..
I had the Spare Ribs w/ goat cheese mashed potatoes and it was the best! Everyone agreed that it was our favorite meal so far :)
After dinner, we had some time before we were to be at the National Cathedral for theEucharist Service so we walked down to the Monuments. It was really beautiful to see at night. It was clear and cold so the lights were clear and crowds were thin. Loved it. ...
... be me just because I had used it last) had left his phone at the smoothie place. It left it on the table outside on the street. I went to the hotel to check in and left an irate husband to catch a taxi back downtown to search for his phone. Half an hour later he arrives home - the black phone was still on the black table! Lucky man (or woman?) I know the beginning and the end of his day wasn't too flash but we both certainly enjoyed the middle of ...
... meat you could possibly want, I opted for plenty of sea food, and it was a good choice as far as I was concerned, it was a quick round of introductions, but as usual I promptly forgot everyone’s names
The meal was very good and it was just various conversations around the table, mosrtlt compareing how much each spent on dinner
Not much I can say about this, now we all had a great meal and made our way back to the hostel
At 6pm, I finally arrived in Baltimore, Maryland. On my first flight, I was on a little plane where my seat was right beside the propeller and the motor of the plane: it wasn't great to hear the loud sound of the motor for the entire way! If I have an advice for you, it would be never choose a seat beside the aircraft wing!!
Though, when I was flying over the city of Baltimore, I saw a bunch of houses which had a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lansdowne Resort Leesburg
i stayed at this hotel while visiting family in virginia and thought a nice hotel for a little vacation on the side. the hotel is expensive, too expensive for the service we received. first, it took 20 minutes to flag down a waiter at one of the restaurants. We were surprised because the hotel is pretty empty during the holiday. Then, we went looking for some ice on our floor, and then the floor above because the ice machines were broken. we thought at $200 a night, maybe we could call someone and have someone help us out, but we were simply told "keep checking other floors for the ice". gee, thanks! Finally, for breakfast one morning, we couldn't get a menu because and we were told to eat the buffet because it would take an hour to get any food at the restaurant. Out of frustation, we didn't eat there or for the remainder of the trip. The tales of bad service goes on and on. if the hotel is not at capacity during the holidays, why the wait for everything and the bad service? and i could go on and on about billing mishaps at the end of the stay.
Happy, fun place!
We stayed at Lansdowne for a wedding, and it was wonderful. The staff were so friendly and accomodating, and the food was excellent (both the restaurants and reception held there too). We loved the pools and the newly decorated rooms! Every request was handled smoothly--including a crib in the room waiting for our infant. I agree with the above poster, the setting is not entirely secluded--you can tell you're in suburbia. However, once you go through the doors of the resort, you are treated so happily and wonderfully!
My husband and I booked a weekend at the Lansdowne Resort, hoping to recharge our batteries. While the hotel is nice enough, I certainly would not call the Lansdowne one of the best resorts I've ever been to.
Our friends and us just concluded a stay at the Lansdowne Resort (Aug 4- Aug. 7, 2005) and cannot say enough wonderful things about this lovely
experience ...from the well appointed rooms, restaurant and staff to the golf, pool areas and magnificant grounds......we especially enjoyed our spa visits (which we each did a few times throughout our stay) the staff were very pleasant and professional.
We found the Lansdowne Resort on the internet and cannot wait to return next year.
What do you get when you mix the Ritz and a Trailer park - Lansdowne. We were just part of a wedding party that ws there for 4 days that chose to go back to a hotel that was the BEST in the region 10 years ago when it opened (and I stayed there 10-15 times) but not now.
I have to say that I am very unimpressed with my recent experience with Lansdowne Resort. We went for a "relaxing" spa weekend getaway and nothing about it was relaxing. The renovated rooms are rather pleasing to the eye, but it does not seem like attention was paid to the details. The sheets and blankets were very uncomfortable--the sheets were far too crisp and the blanket was itchy. The hallways were kept at what felt like 30 degrees--we nearly sprinted to our room from the elevator. At the "spa," and that term should be used loosely, our experience did not improve. The massages were average, the manicures only lasted a day, and the pedicure was frankly a rip-off. We all have enjoyed much better pedicures at lower prices. The staff were interesting, but asked personal and inappropriate questions (e.g., salary questions of self and husband, other personal financial questions). The spa and treatment rooms were not set apart from the golf traffic, and they were rather noisy. We could often hear people in other rooms and children shrieking in the nearby whirlpool. To top that off, the staff forgot one of our pre-scheduled treatmens and left one of us sitting in their "waiting area" (basically 2 chairs next to a manicure station) for 45 minutes. The courteous front desk staff did try to make amends, but with such limited treatment rooms, not many choices were possible. The floors in the salon area are so slippery that it becomes dangerous to walk across it in the flip-flops they provide for you to wear. There were a couple of plusses, the front desk staff at the spa are terrific, and one of the facialists is wonderful. As for the food, the only places worth going are the bar (great appetizers and very pleasant service) and the steakhouse, though Morton's it is not. The buffet, particularly for dinner, is to be avoided, as is the poolside cafe. To cap off the weekend, I was charged twice for the pleasure of staying there, and it was not easy to get the second charge credited back to me.
We took advantage of the resort's $99 promotion for the off-season anticipating the indoor pool and spa would provide a serene getaway. We were disappointed with the indoor pool, which afforded no comfortable seating poolside apart from a few benches and chairs... certainly nothing you could read a book comfortably in. The spa services are as expensive as the best but when you can hear women chattering at the front desk during your $100 relaxing massage, something's amiss. The guest services at the resort were top-notch, and our room was comfortable. There's a lot of construction going on at the resort, our room overlooked a mud field of a construction site, replete with port-o-johns and trailers. I won't be in a hurry to go back to Lansdowne, but then again... they don't call it the off-season for nothing.
Great Hotel! Great Staff! and getting better...
I just want to say I live in Lansdowne, VA and am a member at the Golf Club since 1993. The Golf course is amazing - and they are just expanding with a new course this Spring!! - They will be getting bigger and better ---- The three restaurants are good - the Lansdowne Grille is REALLY amazing (the steakhouse) - and the buffet and the pub are both really good too.. I am personally really excited about the new renovations (though is sort of ----- while they are doing them) any place they are lacking will soon be resolved!
My husband and I planned a romantic winter weekend getaway for the weekend at this resort and spa. We planned to just relax around the inn and scheduled spa services. Our room was so-so, not more than a decent hotel room. The restaurant and pub were okay, but the staff was slow and not very attentive. When we went to get our spa services the next day, they could not find our appointments, and had the attitude that we must not have made any. They informed us that we could get services "anyway," but then made us wait for 40 minutes after that. Spa services ok, but not worth making a special trip.
We hold about 30 2-day meetings a year, every one in a different conference center or resort. The Lansdowne is a good facility, well thought through conference and meeting arrangements, and particularly excellent food arrangements. But, based on my experience checking in as well as checking out, front desk personnel need to broken of the habit of explaining to a guest why a problem happened, instead of handling the problem. Example: "No hot water in my room. I had to take a cold shower." The only possible appropriate answer, of course, is: "I'm terribly sorry, sir, what can we do to make up for the inconvenience?" Lansdowne response: "What floor were you on? You have to let it run." Then a blank stare. In her heart of hearts she was absolutely convinced she had handled my problem. If you can't train that thought process out of a person, they should never be in direct contact with a guest. Still, I'd probably take another meeting there, based on the sales and banquet dept. profesionalism.