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“Vail cascade”
Review of Hotel Talisa, Vail

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Hotel Talisa, Vail
Ranked #12 of 30 Hotels in Vail
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cheshire
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“Vail cascade”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Just returned from an 11 night stay at the vail cascade. Had a brilliant time and highly recommend the hotel. Lovely rooms, excellent service, great swimming pool and hot tub. breakfast included in the room rates - a wide selection of bagels, pancakes, pasteries, eggs, bacon, chef on hand to cook omlettes/eggs, juice, tea.coffee, fresh fruits, yoghurts, granola, muselii....and much much more!

the shuttle runs from he hotel about every 10mins and goes to Lionshead and Vail. Included is a ski concierge service who take your boots and skiis and store and warm them over night.

Generally a great hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brett S, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this review, 12 March 2012
Dear kempy66 (cheshire),
We were delighted to have you as our guest for a long stay. It sounds like you had a nice time and enjoyed our amenities and breakfast offerings. We appreciate your review and look forward to having you again soon.

Brett Schoenfield
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Vail Cascade Resort
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

The staff was incredibly friendly. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. Although it was on the outskirts of vail, it had great transportation available. Lionshead is under 5 minured away. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Brett S, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this review, 12 March 2012
Dear LucyTampa,
Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. We’re pleased to hear that you felt our staff was gracious. We take great pride in selecting a team of highly professional and friendly people. We do hope you return for another stay soon and please let us know if we can make your next visit even more memorable.

With thanks,
Brett Schoenfield
General Manager
Vail Cascade Resort
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

- Under the radar excellent food from a chef that isn't afraid to try different things
- Interesting new micro brew offerings
- Without going outside, you can wake up in your well kept room, take an elevator to get your coffee at cool cafe, then walk into a peaceful mountainview restaurant to have a wide array of eccletic breakfast items while sitting fireside reading the paper, then head down the hall to the ski concierge/rental shop in the building to get all fitted/suited up with some of the best ski rental equipment. The ski concierge valet team will place your equipment right next to the ski lift outside the resort door. You then shuffle maybe 30 feet or so to the lift ticket stand, then another 20 feet or so and you are on the lift heading up the mountain.
- And, all this with much less congestion of the other resorts.
- Then when you are done on the mountain and tired from a full day of skiing, no lugging your equipment, you just ski right back to the door to resort, dump your equipment with the ski valets and off to your room or high end spa inside the resort.
Hands down best place to stay in Vail....extremely clean, has everything to offer and affords very easy access to all other areas of Vail without the congestion and lines at other resorts/locations.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank RealEstateIsTheBest
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Brett S, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this review, 10 March 2012
Dear RealEstateIsTheBest
We are so pleased that you not only enjoyed your stay, but also that you took the time to write a detailed description of our resort. Some potential guests don't realize that although we’re not located in the heart of Vail Village, we offer an extensive list of amenities, and your review will be helpful to many. We’re glad you we’re able to partake in our new creative cuisine, craft beer program. As Vail’s first restaurant to explore the fine art of uniting craft beer with creative cuisine, Atwater extends the brewing tradition to an interactive menu of savory food, dessert and beer pairings.

Thanks again for your thoughtful review; we hope to see you again soon!
Brett Schoenfield
General Manager
Vail Cascade Resort
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

This was our second trip to the Vail Cascade. My husband was attending a conference and I was along for the fun stuff. We upgraded our room to a Deluxe Suite and were on the ground floor on the east side of the hotel property. It was a beautiful location, just steps from the creek. The room was clean, nicely appointed and spacious. There were a couple different places you could sit and read your book and look up at the mountain.
We ate at the Gorge Restaurant, simply delicious. First class meal. We also hung out at the bar in the lobby. Atmosphere is good, there was live music one night. There are a lot of families, so a lot of kids hang out in that lobby too.
This property is to the west of "main" Vail. All the shopping and hot restaurants are a shuttle ride away. But we only felt the need to do that once and that was enough.
I did take a Cardio Tennis clinic and a Private Tennis Lesson and LOVED both of them. The clinic was a mix of locals and tourists; high paced, great instruction - this was actually the highlight of the trip for me.
The skiing was not great the week we were in Vail. But the location to the slopes is second to none. The full service ski concierge is AMAZING! You are being waited on hand and foot, simply say what you need and it's there. Just snap into your skis and sit on the lift. It's that easy.
A great trip!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Meredith C
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Brett S, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this review, 2 March 2012
Dear MerCooke,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your recent stay with us. We're glad that you discovered some of the benefits that are occasionally overlooked, such as the tennis classes available at Aria Spa & Club. We’re fortunate to have one of Vail Valley’s best tennis pros, Pete Anderson, and were recently recognized as a “Top 50 Tennis Resort” in North America by Tennis Magazine. There are so many things to do and see in Vail and it sounds like you enjoyed many of them. We hope you and your husband return to Vail Cascade soon!

Thanks for posting your review,
Brett Schoenfield
General Manager
Vail Cascade Resort
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

We stayed here during a weekend late in Feb. Most other places in Vail were booked or ridiculously priced. We were happy to find a nice looking place with good to great reviews on tripadvisor. Let me disclose that I don't ski or do many winter sports, was in CO for a convention so thought I'd spend some extra time in the area when work was done. The resort looks nice from the outside, and reasonable on the inside. So I think the pictures that are on the web and on tripadvisor are accurate. The location seems great. There is a resort fee that covers things like gym access and WiFi, so thats a good thing to be aware of. The rooms are reasonable, though we requested a king bed and got a double bed. We had to make due since all of the rooms were booked. Makes sense to call ahead and confirm the online reservation you make doesn't get screwed up. The gym is nice, with very nice locker room facilities (nice showers, sauna, etc). I guess what really soured my opinion of this facility is the absolute lack of sound proofing in the rooms. You can hear subtle things like people sneezing in the halls and adjacent rooms. My hunch is that this is a GREAT place for an avid skier, with a family. Not for someone looking for a high end or boutique experience.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brett S, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this review, 2 March 2012
Dear filmhero,
Comprehensive reviews like yours are much appreciated! We agree that while it is beneficial to have easy access to Vail Mountain with our chairlift, there are many other wonderful activities and things to do besides snow sports. With our expansive 78,000-square-feet fitness center with basketball court, three indoor tennis courts, yoga studio, heated pools and more, we hope our guests never get bored….any time of year. We are sorry to hear you that you did not receive the best night of sleep; however, we appreciate hearing your feedback as we continue to improve our product. In April, we will begin enhancing our guest room experience by replacing all our beds with new Serta mattresses. We made these improvements based on customer feedback and we hope that making this change will positively impact our guest's experience and will help to create a restful night of sleep for everyone.

Thanks again for your candid and thoughtful feedback,
Brett Schoenfield
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

We have stayed here for 3 yrs in a row and love it more and more. We have even looked at other hotels IN PERSON in the village and lionshead just to see what else is out there and we have to say this hotel exceeds all others !!! You are outside all the hustle and bustle of the village yet only mins away by shuttle (which comes every 10 mins). You cannot beat the ski valet and private lift !!!!!! HANDS DOWN !! The infinity pool and hot tubs by firepits along Gore Creek provide the ultimate mountain experience. You can walk along Gore Creek and even walk to Lionshead. The fireside lounge has a huge fireplace with tons of seating and great live music on the weekends. The spa & gym are amazing. The gym is HUGE and the spa services are all great.
We dont usually go back to the same resorts just because we always like to try different places but this place is so hard to beat.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Brett S, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this review, 2 March 2012
Dear perkyperk,
Thanks for your enthusiastic review! We are thrilled to hear that you prefer to stay at Vail Cascade year after year. We do our best to provide a great guest experience and appreciate your positive acknowledgement. Many of our guests are pleasantly surprised to see how expansive our resort is and all the great amenities we offer, such as Aria Spa & Club. We are looking forward to your return; please let us know if there’s anything we can do to make your next visit extra special.

Thanks again!
Brett Schoenfield
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

We stayed for four nights over Valentine's Day. Great room, nice and accommodating staff, and truly ski in/ski out. The private lift was fantastic. Yes, it is a bit pricey but I think you have to expect that when coming to Vail. Although the hotel is a couple of miles from the main villages, the shuttle ran pretty regularly back and forth. We only waited 10 minutes or so (at the longest) which we didn't mind. The pool and hot tub area was beautiful and overlooked the snowy creek. The attached spa was a nice feature. We will definitely return

Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Thank GirlUnderPar
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Brett S, General Manager at Hotel Talisa, Vail, responded to this review, 2 March 2012
Dear GirlUnderPar,
We are glad to hear you enjoyed your Valentine’s Day getaway and took advantage of some of our unique amenities such as our infinity-edge pool overlooking Gore Creek and our shuttle service to Vail Village. Hopefully we'll see you again soon; we’ll make sure to save you a seat on our chairlift!

Again, thanks for sharing your experience!
Brett Schoenfield
General Manager
Vail Cascade Resort
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Property: Hotel Talisa, Vail
Address: 1300 Westhaven Dr., Vail, CO 81657-3890 (Formerly Vail Cascade Resort & Spa)
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Region: United States > Colorado > Vail
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#3 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Vail
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Vail
#6 Luxury Hotel in Vail
#6 Spa Hotel in Vail
#8 Business Hotel in Vail
#9 Family Hotel in Vail
#9 Romantic Hotel in Vail
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Talisa, Vail 4*
Number of rooms: 285
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover Hotel Talisa, Vail - Vail's newest luxury mountain getaway, reopening after a multimillion-dollar transformation. Our forested backyard at the base of Vail Mountain promises a one-of-a-kind respite of beauty and serenity balanced with inspired activity no matter the season, with the shops and restaurants of Vail a mere five minutes away. Hotel Talisa's 285 sophisticated new guest rooms and suites acknowledge your outdoor-centric activities with benches and gear storage, with amenities ranging from rainfall showers and soaking tubs for tired muscles. In our atmosphere of residential mountain luxury, you will discover the perfect home base for both adventure and escape. Luxuriously appointed bathrooms. Contemporary décor with indigenous inspiration. Refreshment centers stocked with local and international delicacies. Delightful turn down traditions that send you to sleep with a smile. The inspired décor of our guestrooms tie into the soul of Vail, exuding the spirit of outdoor adventurers, artisans and native tribes alike. Influenced by the best aspects of the Rockies and Alps, the Hotel Talisa will enchant you with culinary creations from around the world. Open all day, the new 3-meal restaurant is open breakfast through dinner, showcasing authentic flavors from the Colorado Rockies and the eight countries that touch the Alps, from Austria to Monaco. Our lounge offers a fireside setting for enjoying inventive après-ski food, drink, music, conversation and floor-to-ceiling mountain views. And our fresh market is a favorite stop for active guests who prefer quick serve and to-go gourmet foods and libations. Guests will delight in blissful and invigorating treatments at the new alpine spa within the hotel along with even more fitness and spa offerings at Aria Spa and Club adjacent to the hotel. And, as Vail's premiere skiing experience, our on-property chairlift provides for Vail's only true ski-in/ski-out luxury resort, with on-site rentals and ticket office, aided by a world-class ski concierge. Enjoy four seasons of outdoor adventures galore with mountain biking along Gore Creek, fishing, swimming, ice skating and more or simply lounging at one of the infinity pools or hot tubs and fire pit socializing. Private cars and complimentary shuttles are available exclusively for resort guests along with dedicated concierges eager to assist in planning your visit. Whether seeking tranquility, adventure or a blend of both - Hotel Talisa, Vail's newest luxury hotel and resort beckons year-round. ... more   less 
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