Abbey Resort & Spa
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... about an hour with a max depth of 71ft for my first dive in saltwater. The fish we saw and got pictures of were amazing. After we got back and put our gear away we took a trip down to the local Chinese grocery store zhung kong bought some things for dinner tonight since they are having friends ...
I landed in Bonaire about 20 minutes ahead of schedule. Got off the plane and through customs with no problem. Out of the "termInal" and found Katie and Tom eagerly awaiting my arrival. In to the truck and off we went to the condo, a short 15 minute drive. We got to the condo put my stuff away and then we walked over to Eddies 's a local restaurant across the street for some burgers with some Rockfordians who were down ...
... everything I know. I'm the only person from my school going. I'm traveling alone, which isn't a first, but still nerve wracking for an international flight. And it's my first time leaving the country. I'm literally traveling into the unknown. The idea of it is great, and I'm sure the experience will be too, but it's still scary as ****.
There are obviously going to be people I miss, especially those I've grown even ...
We played 36 holes tonight. Brad had a hole in one on a par 4 in the first round. Mike had the first Tigercam, an eagle on a par 4 that was doubled up, and another eagle on a par 4 that combined to negate the ace. Brad still won the first round with 16 doodylies to get the total down to 103. Brad was feeling confident but Mike out doodylied him to take the second round for 20. Neither if us had a boogie all ...
... is our first official stop. We were greeted at the door by very enthusiastic couple of volunteers Kathy and Bud. We arrived just before 4 and they shut at 5 so Bud cut us a deal and charged us half price $3 each. It is a well set out display of the history of Joliet and a fantastic display of Route66 memorabilia. Our ever so helpful and keen hosts told us of the must see places and how much time we need.... She ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Abbey Resort & Spa Fontana
My husband and parents decided to spend a day at the Spa, so we booked 2 rooms at the resort as weel to make a weekend out of it. The spa itself was wonderful - the pool area was beautiful; it was in a seasonal room -type set-up, and you were competely surrounded by full-view windows. THw pool was very large, although not many people swaimming. The fee at the time we went for the spa was $20/pp, and that gave in and out rights for that day. They gave you a locker, shoes, a plush robe, use of the pools, hot tub, suana, steam room, and fruit and juice/water. Ther were other spa services offered, of course at separate prices. I had a brow wax done also. It was extremely relaxing, and there are no children allowed, which makes it nice for those of us who don't have children. They serve a healthy pool-side lunch, but there was a charge of $15/pp for that.
We had stayed there in early november 2004 and a rennovation was underway so there were some noise problems. However the rates were low and the pool was warm- not to mention a very helpful and informative staff. The assistant manager of the property, I believe his name was Eric, greeted us at the door and was very informative of local attractions and restaurants. He even made our reservations for us. The staff at the spa especially a young girl named Jenny was excited about the new changes and updates happening. She even went out of her way to get us some literature on the updates. All in all I`d say with the rennovation this will be an awesome vacation spot in the midwest. With being off of lake geneva and having a world class spa to boot- plus if the current staff sticks around through the rennovations we will definately make it a yearly retreat.
Same old dump
new management name, same old management, if your looking to go to lake geneva, don,t go here, offers zip, no golf, restaurants are so so with high prices, if you want to waste money give it to me
Absolutely hated it
Looking for a short getaway from family over the weekend turned into wasted money and time.
Marginal accomodations, bad food, a barking dog in the room next door and a wake up call at 6 a.m.
All amounted to a really bad expereince. The manager comped us for the food, about $120.00.
She should have comped the room. We slept a total of 2 hours.
Old, worn out
This property is definitely past it's prime. It's old, worn and musty. In it's day it was a grand resort but the promised "renovations" have been years in the making and I saw no evidence of them. The pools were fine and the staff was OK but the rooms were awful.
Loved the Activities
I stayed at The Abbey Resort from June 17-June 19 with my husband and children, ages 4, 7 and 9. My children attended many of the offered Kids Programs, and they absolutely loved it! We often make our hotel arrangements based on what recreation or activities it has to offer, but were at this resort due to other reasons. Much to our surprise, it surpassed all the hotels we've stayed at before! From the Cartoon club in the AM to the Bonfire at night, everything was truly fun! We especially enjoyed the singer/guitarist and marshmallows at the Bonfire on Friday night! Thanks again for the good times!
Its a nice family place.
The service was nice and friendly. I would recommend this place to my friends and familly.
From the moment we walked in the place to the moment we checked out, it was Incompetence Central. The daytime manager was nice as were the gift shop staff and the Women's Spa staff (esp. Corrine the masseuse).
Nice Hotel - Quiet Season
This hotel was nice enough, however we went in October. At this time the Lake is pretty much closed up for the winter so the hotel was a little like a ghost town and it was cold outside.
View was of the harbor was nice, although not as pretty as a full fledged view of the lake.
Events that go on at the hotel (not our weekend but a few previous ones) can be great, such as the wooden boat show & the lotus car show.
I guess it was nice enough but go in the summer and hopefully you will have a peppier experience.