Nevele Grande Resort Hotel, Ellenville
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Our trip was filled with well planned activities!from A TripAdvisor Member
I wasn't sure if this resort was going to meet my expectations.
However, we had a wonderful weekend. We took advantage of the skiing, ice skating, tubing, swimming, and dining facilities. The list could go on. There were many activities planned for the adults, as well as the children. Many of the reviews had prepared me for the worst. However, our hotel room in the Fallsview was clean and spacious. The staff did the best to their ability, considering the the amount of guests they had there that weekend. We were greeted with valet parking and a bell boy. Our meals were served by a friendly waiter. I would not consider this a five star hotel. However, I believe that we did get our monies worth. The activities were reasonably priced. Like I said previously, we took full advantage of them.
Family Fun!from A TripAdvisor Member
Lots to do with a low key comfortable atmosphere. Super beginner ski hill plus skating and tubing. Magicians, mini-golf inside. Also stuff for parents. Good food. Just needs a bit of updating to complete the package.
re with a groupfrom leijsw
A Kid Friendly Hotel with Plenty of Schmaltzfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Hazard! Avoid!! Run for the hills as fast as you can!from A TripAdvisor Member
Watch your credit cards!from A TripAdvisor Member
Never Go Back; Researching Refundfrom dbugner
However, the opposite effect occurred when I wanted to order wine with my dinner. Different people were for different things, and it's hard to say what took longer, getting to order my wine or actually getting it.
Let's just say that if my roomate had been 60 seconds faster with her dessert, I would have left without my wine. The whole place had a weird smell to it too. Then there was the mold growing on the ceiling in a hallway, visibly fuzzy, and the puddles of water accumulating on the floor in one part of the tunnel area. I also wonder how people can talk about "the wonderful view". We took a short walk Sunday looking for the horses and came across "the dumping ground". All kinds of broken furniture and garbage just kind of sitting there in various piles.
Also, I wondered why there were no crosswalks for people trying to safely navigate through the parking lots of all the buildings. And there was an abundance of leaves, which accumulated on the walkways for slippery walking..I slipped and almost fell the first time I went through the area. Must be this resort does not own rakes! And having a pool in the main building didn't mean you got to go in. It closed at 6PM! How does that fit in with a convention or conference schedule? I guess I could go on and on about the disappointments. But I don't want to spend any more time on this unpleasant experience.
read the reviews/got scared/went/laughed alotfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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Not bad for the moneyfrom shp64
Bottom line for us was we paid $600 (incl. tax, but not tips) for 2 nights and 6 all-you-can-eat meals for 4 people (because there's no charge for kids) and we only drove about 2.5 hours from home. Not a bad deal.
We found our room, the main lobby area, and dining room to be very nice. Not exactly "Grande" as the name implies, but clean and comfortable.
Our room was in the Collonades section of the towers, on the first floor. It had been recently renovated and I thought it was very nice, although a bit small. The windows needed a good cleaning and the air conditioner didn't work very well, but the bedding was new and clean.
The TV was new and got every cable channel imaginable. There was lots of closet and dresser space. The outer hallways were newly renovated as well, but probably not vacuumed as often as they should be.
The main lobby and seating areas were newly-renovated and really nice.
There was a newish lounge with a coffee bar and lots of comfy sofas, overstuffed chairs, tables, etc. We spent some cozy time there curled up with books.
The dining room was bright and cheerful. The chairs were very comfortable. The dining is similar to a cruise ship in that you are assigned a table and a pair of servers for the length of your stay and you give them one tip at the end. Our servers were very sweet. They knew our children's names and made a point of remembering what they liked. However, they each clearly had their own areas of responsibility. The waitress did the entrees, the busboy did the appetizers & desserts & drinks & cleared dishes. If you asked the wrong person for the wrong thing, they'd agree to get it, but you'd never see it. We never felt rushed, but on Saturday night they were very busy and didn't clear the dishes as quickly as we would have liked.
Also, like a cruise ship, there were only a few selections each night.
1 Salad, two soups, One beef dish, one chicken, one fish, and one vegetarian. I couldn't call this food bad, but they're lying when they call it "gourmet". I felt like I was at a wedding at the local Elks Club or VFW Hall -- salad w/ russian dressing, chicken francese, cheesecake. Tasty and filling, but not at all creative. If you went to your local diner and had this food, you'd be happy with it.
It was great for the kids, though. They could try an entree, and if they didn't like it, the server would bring them a different one. Or if they did like something, they could have seconds.
Breakfasts and lunches were better than dinners, I think. They had omelettes, lox, fruits, juices, pancakes, french toast. We ordered some of everything and liked it all.
Lunch, for some reason, offered many more options than the other meals -- 6 entrees, 3 cold and 3 hot. Again, we asked for some of everything and it was all good -- again, by diner standards.
We spent a lot of time walking around outside. The grounds were so pretty and the weather was perfect -- a little warm for October. We don't play golf, so I can't judge the course except to say that it looked beautiful as we walked along the outskirts and there were a lot of people playing. The tennis courts looked like they needed resurfacing, but there were lots of people playing.
The outside pool was closed and drained, but I could see that it was run down. The masonry around the steps and sides were crumbling. The paint on the railings was all peeling off. I could see that it was probably pretty spectacular in it's day, and I hope someone invests some time and money to bring it back. They could even keep the 50's decor, which is considered "retro" now.
They have a gorgeous skating rink & ski lodge also in an late 50's, early 60's retro style. Again, the interiors are old and run-down, but it only takes a little imagination to see what it could be. The skating area is huge and is used for roller blades until October, and the ice in the winter. They also have a ski lift to a small hill. I guess it's good for beginner skiiers, but it looks like it would be more fun for tubing (which they also offer).
They also offer horseback riding for $25/hr and pony rides for the kids for $5 each. My son and I went on a trail ride and loved it. The horses were clean and well-mannered. The views were spectacular. The guide, Charlie, was sweet and attentive.
They offer a kids camp for ages 3 (if potty-trained) on up. My 7-yr old son went for an evening and had dinner and a dance party with about 13 other kids his age. He had a great time. They charged $10.00 for 2.5 hours. He also loved the arcade, the pool tables, & the indoor mini-golf (18 hole).
We took a look at the indoor pool, but didn't feel like swimming.
Again, very cool late 50's, early 60's decor. The pool is huge for an indoor pool -- maybe 30x60 feet. Very clean. Tiled sides and bottom.
Lots of lounge chairs around. Very inviting.
Okay, so I told you about all the things that we liked about the place, here are the bad points. A lot of the structures outside of the main hotel are not renovated. A lot of the guest rooms are in outer buildings -- I walked through a couple of their lobbies, and was appalled. They were dark. The smell was dank. There were fake plants with thick layers of dust. If the rooms were anything like the lobbies, I'd be screaming for a refund.
The indoor game areas (arcade, golf, etc) were badly rundown as were the hallways leading to the. The hallways leading to the pool reminded me of walking the halls of my old high school. The ballrooms were disgraceful. If you were thinking of planning a meeting here, take a look in person before booking.
In spite of all that, we had a great time. We had fast, friendly service, nice accomodations, and reasonable prices.
Top Local Tips for Ellenville
A Real Catskill resort - Kutcshers Country Club Go to Kutcshers Hotel in Monticello. Ther's more to do there and the accomadations are much better.
Things to do Go to the Race way, Go to Kutschers
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- Address: Nevele Rd - Ellenville - New York - 12428 - United States
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