A friend and I spent 3 days at the spa in May. Though Austin is in the middle of a several year drought, we brought the rain! Sadly, because of all the much-needed rain, we weren't able to enjoy the lake sports, but they certainly look fun!
Our room was clean and beautiful. There was plenty of room for the 2 of us to move around without crowding each other. The bath soaps, shampoos, lotions etc. are Lake Austin brand and smell really good!
Our spa services were equally wonderful. Each massage and facial treatment was exactly as described and so very, very relaxing. The spa is airy and well decorated, with a nice cafe on the first floor. The menu at the cafe is different than the menu at the resort dining room, so it's well worth your time to have lunch there during your stay. All the food was really tasty at both dining areas. Portion size was surprising (small) at the main dining room, but completely filling and flavorful, without loads of fat or heavy sauces. The portions at the cafe in the spa are larger. An absolute MUST is their homemade frozen yogurt. They make 2 flavors a day, plus a sorbet. Don't miss any of them!
The staff at the resort couldn't be friendlier or more helpful. We arrived late, after several delays due to weather, but just managed to make our evening spa service. The desk people helped us order room service so that we would have a chance to get food before dining services ended, and helped us "fast track" our check-in.
We were really sad to leave the spa, and will definitely return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lake Austin Spa Resort was recently named the #1 Destination Spa in North America by Conde Nast Traveler! Hidden along the shores of scenic Lake Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, the resort offers all-inclusive packages with casually elegant accommodations, three gourmet meals daily, unlimited activities and spa services. The resort is truly an exquisite escape into natural beauty and personal discovery. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lake Austin Hotel Austin
- Lake Hotel Austin
- Lake Austin Spa Resort Texas