Our family and another family did a post-Christmas overnight at the Abbey Resort. We've wanted to start investigating Geneva Lake-area accommodations and this place delivered! The Abbey is a very nice mix of being both a classic, family friendly and one that tries to keep up with the times.
Rooms were nicely appointed and beds were comfortable. Kids loved the pool, the ice skating rink and watching the ice fisherman in the marina. We, on our own, found a great sledding hill.
Service here was fantastic - great staff. We also truly enjoyed the pianist, who seemed to always be playing somewhere on the weekend we were there.
Two things that keep this from being more than a 3 or 4 star review:
There is an A-frame structure, which really makes The Abbey "The Abbey." It is lovely and the interior near the Fontana Grill is quite nice, but the main part of this structure, it looks like, is reserved for special event stuff, and it is filled with really silly fake Italian looking decorations, very amateur and totally having nothing to do with the overall feel of this place. Maybe this is in transition - I know they are doing some renovations - but i hope there is a better use for that area at some point soon.
Also, I think they have a bit of work to do on the website: Some things are not worded in the clearest terms. For example, the website states that by staying in the hotel, guests have access to resort amenities, including the Avani Spa. Obviously, services would call for a fee, but it wasn't clear that just to enter the facility would incur a fee. Normally it wouldn't matter that much, but i was really looking forward to spending 15 minutes in the spa's steam room to help fight off a lingering cold. I couldn't justify the $25 entrance fee for 15 minutes of spa use.
We'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to the lake at one of the Midwest's most iconic destinations. Whether you are vacationing on a girlfriends' getaway, business retreat, romantic escape or fun filled family vacation, The Abbey Resort brings you the best of the Lake Geneva experience. The Abbey Resort, on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, features 90 acres of manicured grounds. This Lake Geneva resort features lodge inspired accommodations with contemporary conveniences and facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abbey Resort And Spa
- Abbey Hotel Fontana
- Abbey Hotel And Fontana
- Abbey Resort And Fontana
- Abbey Wisconsin