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Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rio Rico
Reviewed 28 April 2012

Spent two nights a couple weeks ago, very disappointing. Grounds and pool area are very well kept and nice, but rooms need updating badly and the TV got so hot it was scary. Beds were not comfortable and needed a chair or loveseat for watching TV. Restaurant was slow service in the evening and our food was cold when we got it. In the morning we had to get a waiter from the kitchen to take our order and he brought a carafe of coffe with no lid so coffee was cold. Breakfast was mediocre at best. Stephan Richlan should reconsider having his name on the menu. We left a day early and drove the two hours back home to sleep in our own bed. Probably won't return unless it is updated.

Room Tip: there was no spa-I drove 20 miles to get a pedicure
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

Hoteland ground were very cleanand well kept. The Rooms need to be updated The beds were not comfortable at all squeeky and the springs wre coming thru. The Room needed a chair or two the. TV was old and hot. The Resturant service was slowwwwwww

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Reviewed 8 April 2012

My husgand and I spent two nights at Esplendor Resort. I was a bit apprehensive since had I had made all of the arrangement and he is not known for being an enthusiastic traveler. My concern was completely unfounded.
Some reviewers commented on minor issues like cracks in the concrete or large vases without flowers but the overall feeling is one of Old World elegance. The grounds are well-tended and the lobby and common areas are spotless. Our room was not large but tastefully decorated . . . more than adequate! And, while we usually immmediately seek restaurants outside of the hotel, this was an exceptiion. We ate every meal at the hotel. The food was great, service prompt, and portions generous. What's not to like? We'll go back!

Room Tip: We had a room on the second floor overlooking the hillside and looking toward Rio Rico. I'd ask...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

My sister and I make an annual trip here. We have been doing it for years and just love being here. The resort is quiet and comfortable. We prefer a top floor room. The beds are comfortable and the room is definitely big enough. The restaurant on site is good but a little pricey. We love the little Mexican restaurant on the frontage road. The customer service here is phenomenal and they are always trying to make sure you have everything you need for your stay. They recognize us when we come and it just makes us feel special.

Room Tip: Get a top floor room!
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

The setting of this resort in Southern Arizona is beautiful, but the hotel definiteley needs some serious updating.Large empty vases would look so much better with some flowers in them. There are lots of cracks in the concrete walkways, although the resort was very clean including the rooms. The staff at check-in and in the restaurant was very friendly and helpful.
The food was ok and basically, so was everything else. It is a good value for the price and a convenient location to explore the wineries in the Elgin and Sonoita area.

Room Tip: We had a ground floor room in the "Sun" building with a great patio to watch the sunset.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

Address: 1069 Camino Caralampi, Rio Rico, AZ 85648-1610
Region: United States > Arizona > Rio Rico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rio Rico
Price Range: ₹ 3,871 - ₹ 11,935 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico 4*
Number of rooms: 179
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover simplicity, beauty, and understated elegance. The Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico combines the essence of the Old West with spirit of Old Mexico. With its acclaimed cuisine, championship golf, and memorable vistas, Esplendor Resort offers an exciting place for travelers to enjoy the beautiful scenery and history of southern Arizona. The 179 comfortable guest rooms are adorned with evocative Southwest furnishings. Just 40 minutes south of Tuscon, Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico will transport you to another world. ... more   less 
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