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Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Carefree
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We recently stayed at the Boulders in Carefree AZ and it was an amazing and luxurious stay. The Casita room was gorgeous, the ground were impeccable and the pool area stunning. It was the most relaxing vacation ever! It is also expensive but worth every cent.

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We really loved this place, everyone was so very friendly and helpful in every way..would definitely go back.. the grounds are very beautiful and well kept. I had a great experience at the spa..very nice place to have a massage and facial..very attentive the staff was there..and the restaurant service was great and so was the staff there very friendly.

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Many resorts claim to be 5 star and I always wonder how much some of them pay to get that !! The Boulders is a true 5 star resort. Everything from check in to check out is of top quality. It is pricey but if you want the best, stay here..

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

My wife and I stayed at a one bedroom villa..it's a separate unit with a garage, very modern, 2 baths. You can sit out on the covered patio at anytime and it's so quite, no motorcycles, no cars racing around, no dogs barking. The only thing you would hear beside the birds would be a electric golf cart every now and then. It had 3 tv's which we never turned on. If you want to get away and relax in comfort..this is the place!

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheBouldersCarefree, Manager at Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Dear Mccleskd. Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us in our spacious one-bedroom villa. We are glad our serene desert locale provided you and your wife a quiet and relaxing getaway. We hope you were able to enjoy our championship golf, world-class tennis facilities, and our top-notch spa services. Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming your return to The Boulders.

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

My husband and I spent two nights in a casita that was perfectly located by the spa, which is where the adult pool is. The grounds are beautiful and the employees were terrific. Lunch and drinks at the pool were very good. We would definitely come back.

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We stayed here in Nov. 2013 - 2 adults 2 kids. The casita was very comfortable. The bellboy/buggys were great for zipping you to and from the facilities. The grounds are beautiful. We only used the pool at the main lodge, the service provided by the pool waiters was very good & friendly. The main pool was closed on 1 afternoon/evening for a private event which we should have been informed about when booking or at least when checking in as we have children so couldn't use the other adult only pool. I was told that I should always ask when booking, to check all facilities are available!! I don't think so, its the hotels job to inform me what's not available. The restaurants were all great and reasonably priced. They even provided us with pastries to take away one morning when we were in a hurry. Golf course looked fab and well kept. Checkin/out staff not as good as the rest of the resort staff who were very helpful and friendly. Excellent relaxing resort and would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We just returned from a 5 night golf trip at the Boulders. Definitely recommend visiting in April. The cacti were blooming with such vibrant colors, bright fushia, yellow, orange, purple, white and pink. The weather was warm but pleasant.

We stayed in a nice casita. The room was large with a patio and separate sitting area and bath facilities. There was a walk-in closet with lots of drawers.

The hotel provided a maker for coffee (not very strong coffee) and tea. Housekeeping came once a day, no turn down service.

The only negative comment is that you have to give up your car at valet and use the hotel provided transportation to get around. They provided cart service to and from your room; from the main lodge or to the spa. You need to call the Bell Desk each time you need a pick up. If you want to go to the golf course, restaurants, and near by places, you can either walk (depending on the location of your room, it can be a long walk) or call for a cart pick up to the lodge and then take the free shuttle. There is a mandatory resort fee of $30 which covers the transportation around the hotel and WIFI.

They have a couple of pools. The pool at the spa is for adults and has limited seating. There is also a pool at the Main Lodge which we did not visit.

The spa offered typical services, has a nice fitness facility, complimentary rock climbing and different classes (yoga and Pilate). There is also a cafe opened for breakfast and lunch. The food at the cafe was nutritious and delicious.

We found out that if you stayed at a villa or hacienda, you can keep your car. We will definitely come back again and try out the villa or hacienda on our next trip.

The golf courses were well maintained and beautiful.

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TheBouldersCarefree, Manager at Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2014

Dear SophieB,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your “Golf Getaway” and our spacious 550 sq ft Casitas. We hope you had the chance to stop by our world-class Spa facilities for a wind down after golf, and enjoyed our very many offerings here at The Boulders. We look forward to you experiencing our Villa and Hacienda accommodations on your return visit, and we apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming your return.

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Address: 34631 N Tom Darlington Dr, Carefree, AZ 85262-3721
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Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Carefree
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Carefree
Price Range: £169 - £477 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton 5*
Number of rooms: 223
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to a secluded haven amid the natural splendor of painted desert sand, towering cacti, and clear, blue sky - The Boulders. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel Carefree
The Waldorf Astoria Collection Carefree
The Boulders Resort And Golden Door Spa
Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection By Hilton Carefree, Arizona
The Boulders Resort Luxury
Boulder Arizona

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