Just returned from Desert Riviera, actually had 2 visits there in a fortnight!
Originally went for 5 days, upon walking in we were greeted by Larry and sister Judy and 2 cold beers!! Which I must say was very welcome in the heat!
They showed us to our room, which was wonderful, all decorated in 50's retro style, even down to the green chairs! The rooms are very spacious with a lovely little kitchen and fridge stocked with soft drinks and water. There was plenty of storage space (2 walk in wardrobes). The bathroom was roomy too with separate shower with a monster shower head. It was the little touches that made it special, on the table there was a basket full of little snacks and goodies.
We were invited to share their dinner on our first night. Judy's husband Steve is a chef and he had made some lovely food which we ate with them and fellow guests Deborah and Neil from Canada. They were all so friendly and made us feel very much at home.
The pool area is wonderful, it is so relaxing and the garden area with the hummingbirds darting about is beautiful. When it gets too hot (105 when we were there) the misters are very welcome!
On an evening Larry lights all candles and oil lamps on the tables and in the trees and it looks so lovely.
It was my 50th birthday when I was there, Larry gave us a little cream cake which was divine. On the evening we went with Larry in his stretch limo downtown for a meal, along with some fellow Brits we had met there Huw and Fiona, who shared my birthday with me. Thanks also to Deborah who gave me a gift for my birthday, it was very thoughtful and lovely.
We went on the cable car which is over 8000 ft high, my husband loved it, all I can say is I was glad to get to the top!! The views were wonderful. We also went on a Hummer trip with Elite Land Tours to Joshua Tree National Park, our guide was Reid, he was wonderful, very informative, and we saw a coyote, a jack-rabbit, and of course the trees and lots of vegetation which was expertly described to us by Reid.
We then went on to San Diego where we stayed 5 nights and then returned to Desert Riviera for our last 2 nights because we had enjoyed it so much.
Thank you Larry, Patty, Judy and Steve for making us feel so welcome, we hope to return soon.
Janet & Brad xx
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amazing renovation of a beautiful vintage property, that takes you back to the old Palm Springs feel. Panoramic view of the San Jacinto mountains, impressing clean and manicured gardens. Sparkling pool and hot tub and poolside guest barbecue. Personal attention to every guest, Customer Service is #1. Come feel the vibe. (ADULTS ONLY PROPERTY) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Desert Riviera Palm Springs
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