This was the start of our CruiseTour with Princess. Since we did not have a car, it was convenient.
For the most part, the staff was pleasant and helpful.
This hotel needs lots of repairs, some small but annoying. Even though it was September, the hotel should keep up with routine maintenance. For $199 per night, I expect better.
Does not include breakfast which is limited to a choice of 2 buffets; continental or hot items. Overpriced for the selection and atmosphere. Restaurant, more like a bar, has a very limited menu, is expensive and the food is average.
Without a car, we were somewhat captive. One day we paid $5 each to take the shuttle so we could eat at a restaurant in town. Another evening we walked to a nearby restaurant. And one day we took the shuttle to the airport and ate there.
The tour desk left a lot to be desired. One of our excursions was cancelled. They left us all sitting in the lobby. We found out a half-hour later because one of us waited at the tour desk to find out what happened. Since it was the middle of the day, that day was pretty much shot.
The setting on the river is beautiful. The park area is also nice. We didn't get to spend much time out there because there was some drizzle and rain during our stay; it didn't dry out enough to enjoy going further into the wooded areas around the lodge.
The rooms were small so people hung out in the lobby. The lobby was also where people gathered to leave for tours. It was almost impossible to find a seat.
The day we left was terrible. Our luggage had been picked up and we all needed to check out but had to wait 2 hours for our transportation. That should have been better coordinated. People were everywhere waiting.
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