ELSEWHERE in GreeneLand, meanwhile, the Blackthorne Resort will host a gathering of Mustang devotees (Ford Mustang, that is), while
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PILLOW TALK. If prospective visitors were to ask you where to lodge comfortably in GreeneLand, what advice would you give? One approach to finding an answer is to check the Web site called Trip Advisor. It is a repository of notes that patrons have chosen to contribute. But most transients do not write such reports. Consequently, many places do not get written up, and the representativeness and reliability of what does get said can be doubted. At any rate, we can report that Catskill Motor Court, B & B Lounge, and the Red Ranch Motel, have been commended in recent months by visitors, and have not been faulted by other visitors.
And then there are the warnings.
In a December 2004 issue of Seeing Greene, we cited excerpts from Trip Advisor comments on the Friar Tuck, which is self-billed as a “full service luxury resort” and as our region’s “foremost resort.” Commentators said “Dirty, dangerous, and smelly.” “Unsafe.” “Horrendous.” “Travesty of hospitality.” “Reminded me of ‘The Shining.’ The only way I could sleep in the room that was deemed newly renovated was to get totally intoxicated. This way, I did not care about the flies..., the mildew covered walls, the noisy bathroom and what was under the sheets.”
In more recent months, some Advisors have said the place “isn’t as bad as some of these reviews suggest”; “Could have been worse”; and “pleasantly surprised.” Those are the positive comments.
The latest one strikes a familiar note. It was voiced last fortnight by an
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