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ChristinePGH from: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 17, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Comfortable and clean with a great view
We recently stayed one night at Skyland during a motorcycle trip and found it enjoyable. We booked a premium king room, which was basic, comfortable and clean. There was a small porch with two rocking chairs where we watched the sunset after a nice dinner in the Pollock dining room.
Two downsides were no wifi in the room and you could hear the neighbors talking
- Rooms: 3
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 4
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 10, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 1
Route to find this place is difficult, GPS stops you at no where, no proper sign boards to reach the main office
Bugs, Bugs, Bugs (including inside coffee machine)
No hot water (luke warm only)
Rooms are not clean
This place really is dirty.
- Rooms: 1
- Cleanliness: 1
- Service: 1
Dorthevalsted from: Galten, Denmark
Published Date: Jul, 7, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
The surroundings are amazing, but the room is so dirty and outdated and smells like a cellar. We spilled some water on the floor and you could see my sons handprint( made in dirt)on the towel, when he cleaned it up. So gross! We keep our socks on, because we do not want to set foot on a floor that is that dirty.
We paid the same amount for staying here as the ones in the renovated rooms. Actually, I don’t think that is fair, as it is quite expensive and the standard is so low!
It is expensive to buy food here.
We paid 210 dollars for a one hour horse riding (4 people) but was disappointed that you go back the same way instead of seeing new things.
I would not recommend this place
ericlowe from: england
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 7, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Need to do better
When we arrived we were told we didn't have a reservation, we had booked through our travel agent and had confirmation. The young lady on reception tried everything but couldn't find us and had to ask her supervisor to help, who then had to make phone calls to find out what was wrong. This took some time, we stood aside looking like lemons as he tried to sort it out. It appears it was their booking centre that had our stay starting the week before and had put us down as no-shows, the manager profusely apologised and said he would give us a good room as recompense.
The property is made up of several buildings over a large area so we had to be directed to were we were staying which was a drive away. When we got there, and every time we returned, we had trouble accessing our room, maybe it was us old fogies, but we just couldn't get into our room easily. The room was very basic, little cupboard space, a small refrigerator which was quite noisy when it kicked in during the night disturbing the sleep, the aircon was very good at keeping the room cool, but we couldn't have it on during the night it was that noisy, lucky there is a ceiling fan to keep us reasonably cool. Now I understand it's a national park, but the trees right outside our window were that big we had no view of the beautiful valley below, surely they can lop the tops off? And this was a better room? glad I didn't get a bog standard one.
We could walk it up a steep hill to the bar/restaurant in the evening but unfortunately the walk back, unless you had a torch, is a bit perilous on the dimly lit, uneven path.
The property is in a stunning part of the world, loads of walks and stunning views on the doorstep, but they shouldn't rest on their laurels and expect that people will stay there because of where they are, they need to keep up standards and not let them slip.
- Sleep Quality: 1
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 4
Wendy L from: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
Published Date: Jul, 2, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
A wonderful surprise!
We recently had a very pleasant stay at Skyland. Some reviews we read were not so good, but we found this place to be outstanding! We were in Raven’s Nest, Room 86. It was peaceful and comfortable, and the view was lovely. I loved sitting on the deck as darkness fell, watching the sky change. We also had morning coffee on the deck. Our room was a premium room, because we wanted air-conditioning. We received a military discount. We had dinner in the dining room and it was delicious. The entire area is beautiful and rustic. We would love to return for a longer stay in the near future.