Just to get the caveats out of the way first: our only room service breakfast was a disaster--no utensils, and when they arrived a half hour later bkfst was inedible. We mentioned it and were comped. Food and drink service in the Audubon Bar is super slow. Be patient. One night the Negroni was perfect, the next night not.
Small potatoes, though, in a blissful three-day stay at this out-of-time marvel. The grounds as perfect as reported. Pure retro elegance, easy and assured. Well-trained, thoughtful staff.
From the small cocktail party hosted by genial manager, Patrick Cray, upon our arrival to the smiling young porter at departure who, after loading the bags into the car, offered bottles of water, we were happy indeed. Informal meals on the bar patio--uniformly decent (well, a shrimp/asparagus omelet was overcooked). And an excellent Valentine's dinner in the dining room, well-served by Alec.
None of the cookie-cutter brand of Ritz/Four Seasons luxury (I'm not complaining), but a graceful reminder of what care and comfort should be all about. A previous poster here imagined an swell-elegant favorite aunt as charming hostess. That gets it just about right.More
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