my wife and i arrived sunday, 3/18 and left on wednesday 3/21. overall our stay was pleasant, but there were a few things that could use improvement.
the good : the staff is very friendly, the golf courses and practice range are top notch.
the not so good : the parking lot is about 150 yards from the resort entrance. the parking is free, but after a while you get tired of the trek back and forth. don't forget anything in your car. it will take you 10 minutes to retrieve it and get back to your room.
the room we stayed in was a little drab. it could use some updating, especially the lighting. the bathroom was okay except for one BIG problem. there was so little shower pressure, you had to run around in the shower to get wet. i played with the shower head, but very little changed. i understand the whole close to washington dc thing with the water conservation and all, but it took me close to 5 minutes to get the shampoo out of my hair. we were on the 4th floor, so i dont think it was a mechanical problem. the water pressure was just too darned low. showering was a chore.
each restaurant has a different weekly schedule and varying daily hours. we went for breakfast at 11 am on monday, and they were already setting up for lunch, so we were not served. we found out breakfast was a buffet at $19.99 per person. we were not looking to spend over $40 for breakfast. the lunch buffet turned out to be $25 per person. there was nowhere to get a cup of coffee on the premises unless you wanted to make it in your room with powdered creamer. we eventually hiked to the parking lot and drove a few miles to a panera where we got fresh coffee and breakfast. on the days we wanted lunch, we would drive away from the resort and use the gps to find something within a few miles. i cannot comment on the resort food quality because we never tasted anything from the resort. it was just too hard to find something when we needed it. they could really use a coffee shop where you could sit and relax and have a snack without spending a lot of money.
the 3 golf courses were very nice, however i found out once i showed up at the clubhouse that carts were only allowed on the cartpaths. no mention of this was made on the website when i reserved the golf package. on an empty golf course, it took over 4 hours for my wife and me to play 18 holes. so much time could have been saved if we could have driven in the fairways, in the rough, or at 90 degrees in the fairways. dont get me wrong. i love to spend as much time as possible on thecourse, but i'd rather be playing than hiking back and forth across a fairway while my wife sits in the cart waiting to do the same thing once we get to her ball.
while this review may sound negative, let me say that as a golfer i would return to lansdowne resort because the golf was excellent. however, if i were not a golfer i would have to think twice about returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lansdowne Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel is the ultimate sanctuary of sophistication and renewal, inspired by the "good life" of Virginia Wine Country. The resort features three world class golf courses, a destination spa, recreation and four restaurants. A refreshing getaway from Washington, D.C., the resort's beautiful natural setting in Leesburg, Virginia, sprawls 476 acres along the Potomac River. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lansdowne Hotel Leesburg
- Lansdowne Resort Leesburg
- Lansdowne Resort Va
- Lansdowne Resort And Spa Leesburg, Virginia