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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: August 17, 2011
Can't wait to returnI had the good fortune to go not only go to Palm Springs this past March, but to extend my trip. This meant that I had to move to a different resort for the remainder of my stay and that is where Warm Sands Villas came in. I was given a tour of the facilities where I discovered everything was clean, tidy and well kept. When I checked in, the staff couldnt have been friendlier. I was shown my room, also very clean. My room had a bar fridge and microwave oven, and of course a full bathroom well supplied with towels and soaps. There were tons of shelves and lots of room to put away all of my things. The room had air conditioning (and I think heat, but I didnt need to try that out)! There was a tv, small and outdated (not flat screen) and didnt have hookups for an mp3 player. Wifi was available in my room and on the grounds, however I had some troubles getting a strong signal in my room. The staff were concerned about that and did everything they could to ensure I had an internet connection. The staff that made up the room each day did a fantastic job, and added some personal touches that put a smile on my face when I came back to my room. Breakfast hours were long (I tend to be a late riser) with plenty to choose from. It consisted of fresh fruit, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, toast, cereals, juice, milk, coffeeand probably more, but I can say that I was more than satisfied. It was available in a large, bright sunny room. You could eat there or take breakfast out to the courtyard and eat in the sun. Warm Sands is conveniently located where most, if not all, of the gay resorts are and within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and night life. There was plenty of parking available on-site. The courtyard has a pool and hot tub. There is a firepit for cool evenings. Lots of lounge chairs and some tables with umbrellas. The grounds are nicely landscaped. Music is playing in the background: not loud, but you can hear it. There werent a lot of shady areas to sit and no misters that I saw, but I could find refuge from the hot sun. All of the people staying there were also friendly, but of course that would vary for any stay. If you are looking for a place to relax, in a clothing optional place that isnt like a 24/7 bathhouse, this would be the place to go. One of the things I liked the best was the 5pm happy hour. The staff would bring out wine and nibbles for a couple of hours. This brought people together to talk and meet in an informal way. Staff and/or owners were always nearby making sure the wine didnt run out and often joining in on conversations. I felt at home. Anything I asked for was provided, even when that meant going above and beyond. I cant say enough good things about this place. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend Warm Sands and I look forward to going back.
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