Admin, feel free to move this over to hotel section to start a thread on this new hotel.....thanks We stayed a week at the Great Parnassus(GP) from june 1st thru the 7th. All in all, we found it to have everything we wanted and then some. THE WATER....Lets get right to it. It still taste's funny to us, but it looks clean and the sulfer smell we heard about early on seems to be gone....at least for us it was. It was never an issue. Just used bottle water....ask for more if you need it. The Food is very good. We enjoyed the Spanish restaurant the best, but only found out about it the last day. I will admit that we never talked to the consierge about the hotel, so probably our fault, but many others knew nothing of it either. It sits on the west end of the hotel around the kids area....all other restaurants are on the east side. Find it!! Open only from Noon to 5pm. Its all appetisers. Chicken in bag, empinada's, mexican nacho's, fajitas, etc,....all crazy good. We also enjoyed the Japanesse, Big Ben, Manhattan, and Portifino restaurants...never made it to the French one which we had heard needed slacks for. Brought them just never got there. Didn't seem to be a dress code to speak of. There is also a food court for breakfast and lunch that has about 8 different stations, and a place outside that cooks up the normal fair there. A nice ice cream and dessert place too. One more restaurant will be adults only on the 10th and 11th floors, facing the ocean. Great views from up there. We checked it out. I think its gonna be great. Look for it to open in the next few weeks. The spa and gym should open within the next two weeks. When you arrive, the reception area is a huge open air circular place. Well, the spa and gym is the same size, but right underneath the reception area, 1 floor below. Should be huge and really nice, but we couldn't get down to it. The beach was a downer for us, as we usually stay at the Golden Parnassus with a great beach, but the GP's as all the hotels in the area, has alot of rocks. The pools are nice, but when this place fills up, it could be hurting for pool space. The adults area pool is on the second floor on the west end of the hotel. Very nice area, secluded from kids. A great topless area for the ladies(sometimes we were the only ones up there, topless and then some!!!)...you have your own bartender, etc... The suites are all on the ends of the hotel, and they don't put kids in those, so no one overlooking the adults area is a child. We checked out the suites. Wow, very nice indeed. Huge closet, and wonderful stand alone shower. Jacuzzi outside on the huge balcony. The GP has two full size tennis courts, astro turf, and two big basketball courts, all on the far west end. If you play tennis, bring your own balls with you, as I'm not sure if they have them. They have rackets to give/rent? out. Very nice!! The kids area, and teen area is west of that with their own little water parks, disco for teens, etc....all very nice as far as we could tell. Got to go down the teen water slide in the shape of a castle. The wife loved it, as did another couple that were with us. The staff. They took care of us in every way. We know many of them from previous stays at the Golden. Entertainment staff was wonderful. 20 on staff as of now. Many dedicated to your children. Wait staff was wonderful. We brought $100.00 in one dollar bills and it was just enough to tip with. Our maid was wonderful as well. Betty loved to tip the lady who made her breakfast every morning, and I always tipped the ice cream/dessert lady in the evening. Sometimes we forget about those people, and they seem sooo blessed to receive a tip. The hotel is 12 stories tall...glass roof. Very beautiful. At our visit, it was only at 17% capacity, so it seemed empty. Good and bad. Not many kids...good! lol. But, not alot of people to get to know. It is supposed to get an influx of people the next few weeks they said. The british are not sending their folks there, so that is a reason as well. You can also use the facilities at the sister hotel, the Golden Parnassus. Its adults only, and one we've stayed at many times. We were down there many days to see many very good friends. Anyways, check out the Golden if you want to get away from your kids, lol. All in all, we enjoyed the Great Parnassus very much. Yes, they opened it to early, and got a bad reputation because of it, well deserved probably. BUT, the place is rounding into shape very well. Yes, the small detail work, was not done well, but easily overlooked. There are great deals to this place right now. I suggest getting one and bringing your family or just the two of you and checking out this wonderful place to relax and get away. A shot of Betty on the beach/rocks at the Great.