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Desert Rose Resort & Cabins
Grandma3cs from: Charleston, South Carolina
Published Date: Jun, 23, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 2
This hotel came highly recommended by another vendor; however, they apparently had not visited Desert Rose in quite a while. The public part of this facility seemed ok, nice pool, plenty of rooms, etc. However, this was more a motel than hotel. The rooms opened onto a long outside walkway on a porch. Several guests were sitting on the porch smoking. Our room had a really funky smell and the front desk clerk let me use some of their Lysol, but that did not help the stale, musty smell. The clerk apologized and said it was possible someone may have smoked in the room even though the rooms are labeled non-smoking. Restaurant appeared attractive but was closed due to staffing issues. Bluff is a very small town obviously struck hard by Covid with extremely limited meal options. The indoor pool was nice, but that's about it.
- Rooms: 1
- Sleep Quality: 1
- Service: 2
BenedictaC from: Singapore, Singapore
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Jun, 20, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 2
Poor service, far from main attractions and really unhelpful staff
We reached at 10.30 PM as we were on a road trip from Arizona.
We called them few hours in advance to inform them about our delay and asked them if they could arrange some food for us.
A request which was denied as their restaurant closes at 9.30 PM.
When we reached we found the property closed and took us 1.30 hrs to find the keys, no prior arrangements was made or been communicated to us.
The cabin was scary and old at the price of a 4 stars hotel, we paid the same amount than our friends who stayed instead in a room from the modern building.
We woke up early , starving and hoping for some basic breakfast. No breakfast is being served and you are literally in the middle of nowhere. The only place nearby that serves breakfast opens at 9Am not a minute before so if like us, you wish to depart early in morning you will have to skip breakfast.
The place furthermore, is 1 hr drive from Monument Valley.
Note: we are all very well traveled and are easily adjustable but this place is embarrassing. I recommend to their staff and managers to take a short course of basic hospitality mgmt
billk1954 from: Parker, Colorado
Published Date: Jun, 12, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
Beautiful, Centrally Located Resort
My wife and I spent three nights here at Desert Rose Resort in early June. What a great place and nice surprise to find such luxury in the Monument Valley area of southeast Utah. We had a courtyard king room in the separate building, and it was so quiet! It was a quick walk across the parking lot to Duke's Steakhouse for dinner one night (be advised - they do not serve breakfast or lunch), and a short drive into town to other restaurants (again - be advised - there are VERY limited dining options in Bluff). The town of Bluff is about 40 minutes north of Monument Valley, and the drive is one of the most spectacular in the country. Whether you are visiting MV or any of the many national monuments and state parks in the area (Goosenecks State Park, Natural Bridges National Monument, Hovenweep National Monument, Valley of the Gods, Navajo Tribal Park), you are within 90 minutes of what makes this part of Utah so special. Desert Rose Resort comes highly recommended!
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
mindyCO from: Boulder CO
Published Date: Jun, 11, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
It was nice to find an upgraded "resort" in the middle of southern Utah that was a great value. The room was comfortable and clean and well appointed. We had the handicapped room next to the lobby with a ramp to get to that level so I didn't have to walk far. Coffee available in lobby so didn't have to make it in the room. No breakfast served at their restaurant so we went to the only breakfast cafe in town.
- Value: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
GeorgeK139 from: Vienna, Virginia
Published Date: Jun, 8, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
Loved this Place
Spent six nights here with a rafting trip between the 5th and 6th night. Wonderful hotel with top marks for my important metrics - clean, quiet, and comfortable. The best feature of this place is the amazing staff. Literally everyone was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Gus, the maintenance guy was super helpful when were had a dead car battery. Every interaction with the front desk staff and the housekeepers was absolutely fantastic. Very, very impressive. They're doing a lot of things right here. Would definitely stay there again!
- Rooms: 5
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5