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Lajitas Golf Resort
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A mixed bag but I would not recommend
User: juliemZ4773HD from: Dallas, Texas
Published Date: Jun, 19, 2022
Travel Date: May, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
First, this hotel is very expensive for what you get. We knew that going in and understood this is because there are very few options in the area. The rooms are fine; a little dated but everything worked. The pool is nice especially because it was so hot and it was great to take a dip after a day of hiking. They are clearly understaffed and most of the staff we spoke to, especially in the bar and restaurants were very new and hadn't been trained appropriately. The first night we had a reservation for dinner in the Candelilla Cafe. When we got there their computer system was down so they had no idea who had a reservation and who didn't. They basically told everyone there would be a one hour wait. The manager was extremely rude and it was clear he knew no one there had any other options for dinner so he didn't have to provide good customer service. The Thirsty Goat Saloon was nice and the staff there was friendly. It was nice to have a bar on site to go have a drink after dinner. We ordered pizza one night from the Boardwalk Bakery and Pizzeria. We ordered the pizzas a couple of hours early but they still weren't ready when they said they would be. When we finally got them did not have the correct toppings we had ordered. We kept them because we'd been waiting so long but again, it appeared the staff in there really didn't know what they were doing. Finally, the last night we were there they power went out around 6:00pm, which also meant the air conditioning stopped working. When we talked to the staff to get some idea when it would be back on they had no idea and said it was an area-wide problem. When we asked about a back-up generator they said they had one only for the bar and the restaurant but NOT for the guest rooms. By the time the power came on about 1:30am it was almost 90 degrees in the room. I found it very disappointing that the revenue-generating parts of the property had power and a/c, the guest rooms did not. For the prices they are charging this was unacceptable. When we checked out the next morning, they offered us 10% off our room for that night. I was able to negotiate 20% off but frankly thought the entire night should have been at no charge. We did not play golf or do any of the activities so I can't comment on that. Bottom line, there are some good things about the property but due to the staffing and power issues I would not recommend this to others.
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Can’t wait to go back!
User: caleb05 from: Texas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 14, 2022
Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
This is a great RV resort! Cleanest public facilities I’ve ever been to! Zero problems reported, beautiful pool and patio area! Gathering Building is very nice with the best laundry facilities ever, cleanest and most impressive shower facilities we’ve ever experienced. Office staff is very helpful and courteous. And there’s a wonderful view!

Disappointing Stay
User: 2WVtraveling from: West Hamlin, West Virginia
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 5, 2022
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
We were on road trip visiting national parks in the Southeast. This was convenient to Big Bend and we were truly looking forward to our stay. I would recommend trying to coordinate what you bring into the resort if you are placed on the second floor. There is no elevator so you’ll have to carry everything up steps. The electric went out shortly after we checked in to the hotel. Our room was very warm on arrival and never got to cool off before the power went out. For a “nice” resort, we were surprised to find they didn’t have backup generators for the guest rooms. The power had flickered while we were in a shop and the worker said it wasn’t that uncommon. We escaped the heat for a while with an average dinner in the restaurant. Our room was incredibly hot the rest of the night as the power didn’t come back on until 1:30 am. We, as well as other guests, tried to open our balcony doors for relief. However, it was difficult to sleep as it was a shared balcony and anyone could walk into your room this way. Most concerning was that almost all of the emergency lighting was off in our hallway, making it unsafe after dark with the power outage. We went straight to our room and hoped there wasn’t an emergency. When I tried to point this out the next morning so it could be rectified for the future, the front desk worker was extremely dismissive and didn’t care.

Beautiful Hotel!
User: shannonwixted from: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 30, 2022
Travel Date: May, 1, 2022
Rating: 4
This hotel is perfect and only about a 30 minute drive to Big Bend National Park. The rooms need some TLC but was perfect for my husband and I for four nights. We loved hiking in the morning at the park then cooling off at the pool in the afternoon. It’s nice to have the restaurants on site since there aren’t many food options around Terilingua. The property is well maintained and staff was super friendly. Worth the long drive from Austin. Can’t wait to go back!

Flies in your dinner wine.
User: jupiterr from: McAllen
Published Date: May, 18, 2022
Travel Date: May, 1, 2022
Rating: 2
The flies [flying insects] in the restaurant & bar are extremely terrible. I wrote to the hotel management about this issue but never heard back. I bought a very nice / expensive bottle of red wine to celebrate Mother's Day to be ruined by a fly dropping into my wife's glass with no action from the restaurant but a new glass.
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