Review of the Golden Parnassus 10/9-10/12

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  1. Partyometer

    Partyometer I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    I wanted to take a minute to post a very positive review of the GP on here to put any future fears to rest. We just got home from a great trip from the GP.

    We arrived on our first day and were happy to see that a group of TTR alums were already holding the party down pretty hard at the pool. Before we got in the water, we got a quick bite to eat at the poolside café "Breezes". They served burgers there to order that rivaled Paty-O's for sure. They also had delicious hot wings! These were much better than the "pigeon wings" that we've all come to know and love at TTR. Our room wasn't ready, but we changed into our bottoms and got in the pool anyway.

    The first day at the pool, I opted for a "conservative" style bottom - and by "conservative", I mean It was approximately 3-4 inches wide at the tippity-top at the back and showed most of my ass. It's funny what we will call conservative after years at TTR. We got in in the pool and made friends quickly. The music was rocking and the drinks were flowing. They played water volleyball and when someone made a poor play (which was frequently), they got splashed and a shot similar to the "Scooby Doo" at TTR. There was a staff there facilitating the game and she was great.

    The one downside is that the music cut off around 5pm. However, the one upside is that we were prepared with a waterproof speaker and our own playlist. You can't stop this party.

    A little later, we went and ate at the steakhouse there. The food was delicious. However, I will say that wine was an upcharge. And the steakhouse was very brightly lit with a downhome country décor. Now, I am Midwestern born & raised and I can appreciate some country, but this was a lot. We walked in, and I swear, everyone turned and looked at us, as I was dressed in a somewhat slutty dress and high heels. I didn't get the country memo, obviously. But, we are not typically ones to back down from stares. We tipped well and got great service.

    That night, this crew held it down at Superhero night for sure. We got a lot of stares. And by a lot, I mean, I think that the first batgirl there gave a white-haired man a coronary, but hey, what do you expect? It's not every day that a superhero themed party takes over your lounge.

    Anyway, our trip continued on for a few days with more of the same. We split this year between Desire RM and GP because we were nervous about the level of fun at GP.

    The people bring the fun. Plain and simple. Fun was brought and we had a great time.

    The food was good. The service was very good, and the staff was so appreciative of fun-loving people who engaged in the games and who tipped well. It was very fun to watch the reactions of others around the pool. I did see some people who were shocked and amazed, but I was very surprised at the number of non-TTR people who talked to us and who joined in the topless debauchery at the pool. I know I talked to at least two women per day who had their first topless swimming experienced as they were inspired by the free-loving nature of the TTR people - the same attitude that we all know and love.

    So, is it TT? Phuck no, it's not, and that's OK. But, was it an awesome vacation? Absolutely.

    The property is GORGEOUS by the way and you can see the stunning beach from the pool - the waves were amazing to watch!!

    So, as a seasoned TTR-goer who has been vacationing there for 5 years, I can say that I would recommend a trip to the GP.
     
  2. lens300

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    Great Trip report. I think that after our group we broke the ice for you guys. We only had issues with management asking us to put the tops back on. After we explained that they advertised as topless optional and there was 60 more coming the next week they backed down. The food at the steak house was excellent. We also got some stares when we went for white, pink and black dress night. We were asked if there was wedding. They have some great staff including fonzi the bartender at the tiki bar. He brought us bottles of shots till 2 am in the hot tub. We also found the staff very appreciative of the tips. We had nothing but great service all week. One perk that we used a few nights was free room service for food. After reading the reviews of Oasis Sens we were really glad we chose GP. Does it compare to TTR, no. But with the right group it definitely can be fun.
     
  3. P&Cfunandsun

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    Did you do your own theme nights or was that something GP planned? If the wife wears sexy cocktail dresses will she feel out of place?

    Great review and thanks for any help.
     
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    Great review, thanks for taking the time to post it.

    Obviously a lot of TTR folks looking for a temporary home and the more reviews we get of the alternative places the more we can help them make an informed decision.
     
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    CCC folks, corrupting the World. One step at a time :)
     
  6. JnLStuck

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    Well written, Amy! Loved seeing you 2 again! Super Hero Night was spectacular!
    (((hugz)))
    Joe and Lucinda
     
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    sounds like a good alternative
     
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    Excited

    Sounds great, I have read too many bad reviews of Seins and my wife will not be comfortable if guys are creeping around with cameras. We are planning on GP in FEB
     
  9. Partyometer

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    The theme nights were organized on CCC by the infamous JnLStuck, who did an AMAZING job, as usual! Not only did they get the party started, but they were super friendly with the other guests at GP and helped them understand that we were just there for a good time.
     
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    You guys are so friggen awesome! Muchas gracias, bonita chica!!
     
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    That's what I thought from my two trip reports. A few more like minded people, and the place could be really fun, because it is a nice set up.

    How was the pool, and hot tub temp? In our trips the hot tub was too cold to be in one time, and the pool was quite cold both times. TTR pool temp was perfect. All of out trips were end of October/mid December.
     
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    We found the pool temp just about perfect but the hot tub was cool. We bugged maintenance one day and they put it up to 95. The far end near the tiki bar was the hottest part.
     
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    Yep, that's where we always were.
     
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    A very, VERY disappointing evening! Music wasn't started in the Sixties Bar until 11:10 pm and it was just a generic playlist. Most of the people had already left. I would guess that there were 80 people, both GP regulars and TTR folks, dressed in theme in attendance at 10:15 excited for an evening of dancing. Needless to say I am very disappointed. Tonight will certainly affect my decision about returning to this hotel in the future. Quite a change from thoughts I was having just 1 day ago.
     
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    <~~~~ was the very first Batgirl!

    So great meeting you two! I agree with everything you said, food was great, staff was accommodating, service was top notch! I definitely missed the patyos debauchery, but found GP to be a good home away from home for now
     
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    I wore a basically see through from the waist up red cocktail dress, and other than a few stares it didn't seem to bother anyone.

    I should add, I was intoxicated most of the trip so..... ;)
     
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    Thx for the review now we are definitely heading to gp Dec 23 to Jan 3 Thx again
     
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    Great trip report and great meeting you and joining us on the TTR yacht! After reading reviews about OS, I'm pretty sure this place is the closest we will come to the TTR atmosphere. But, as mentioned, we had to bring the people and the party, else everyone would have been stuck playing bingo... true story.
     
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    This was just posted on Trip Adv about GP....Sounds like a take over to me. LMAO :)

    (First, we showed up to find that the resort was now mostly "topless" guests.
    ------------------------------------------------------ I felt very uncomfortable as these guests "took over the entire pool" and walked around the pool and the beach totally topless.....)

    Dang Heathens!
     
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    Us too 2/4-2/9