Went for afternoon tea on Christmas Eve as I have done a bunch of times over the years. The hotel is beautiful and festive but I have to say the price keeps going up and the service gets worse. The food was good as usual but we had to ask for refills of milk and tea and ran out of sugar! At $50 for just afternoon tea I expect impeccable service and was disappointed. Will not go back anymore.
Not enough servers so service very lacking compared to years past. Food (tea service) was good but bread clearly made well ahead and was stale, curled and dry. For the price, it should have been top notch. Have been coming to Christmas tea for years. Beautiful resort. Don't want to have to reconsider.
Wonderful afternoon tea.
The decor and ambiance is so elegant at the Park Hyatt Lounge. We were there for the High Tea and the service was wonderful, the tea and food was amazing. It is a bit expensive but an ideal choice for a special occasion. I have never been disappointed when I have gone to the Park Hyatt.
High tea at the Park Hyatt is a lovely way to spend a weekend afternoon! Daniela was the perfect hostess and treated us royally--she is a gem! The food was exquisite and tasty--from the variety of specialty teas to the scones, finger sandwiches , and decadent desserts. Highly recommend this delightful experience!
Enjoyed afternoon tea with my daughter. The tea was fabulous as were the treats.
Our server, Daniella, was amazing and friendly. A very nice time having high tea and will definitely return.
So expensive and so not worth it! No wonder it's so empty and all reservations are available at any time. Disappointed, will not be back
The roast beef sandwich was amazing - more unique items like that would be better versus the large quantities provided. The dessert items were ALL pre-packaged and not special in ANY way. Scones were large and obviously off the hotel buffet menu versus the specialty tea menu where one would hope for that extra delicate touch!
The setting was wonderful, although the couches for little ones were too large to allow for a nice intimate tea conversation circle. Use of one table versus the split table between the two love seats would have been better.
If you're looking for a classy, high end type of feel for afternoon tea then the Hyatt Aviara could definitely be an option! They're tucked away up high above the residential area of Carlsbad (next to the Four Seasons) and have quite a nice view.
Traditional tea is $30 + tax which includes some real great tea sandwiches, amazing dessert options, and a fresh scone which are all delicious! I love their options of finger sandwiches. The smoked chicken and smoked salmon were my favorite, but the egg, cucumber, and beef were good as well! Not one had too much cream cheese and everything was presented picture perfect. All their desserts were great, but the pistachio macaron was my fave!
Afternoon tea was nice. The pianist was nice. The food was nice. There is a decent selection of teas unless you don't like sweet, flavored or floral teas. Then there is black or jasmine. Still good tea though. The little sandwiches are cute and nice. The scones are nice. The service was non existant. The tea was brought promptly and so was the food and then we had to practically grab onto a napkin and wave it to get attention for more hot water after about 45 minutes. Check finally came. For over $30 per person, I'd expect better service. However, you cannot get better views or a nicer place than the Aviara.
Took my 10 year old niece for afternoon tea and this place was fantastic! They even offered "kid-friendly" sandwiches (like pb&j) in case she didn't want the ones that came with it. She was brave and ended up liking the salmon the best. Great tea, very friendly service, and they even offered to take our picture for us. I have a great memento of a wonderful afternoon.
I requested gluten free for my guest in advance. The gluten free part of the meal came out quite a bit later than the other food. I called twice to confirm the gluten part as they said they do prepare it one day in advance all though they do claim to be able to make it to order if necessary...so I was surprised it didn't arrive with the other 3 orders. The children's dessert was okay but I thought they should have had a selection rather than just one item to choose out of 2. I think they should have received both items at the very least. It was a red velvet cr schooner or rice crispy. Kids do not get a tiered/stacked rack for the food - just a plate which I think takes away from the whole experience. Gave kids my chocolate.
I heard great things about "afternoon tea" at the Four Seasons. When Hyatt took over I assumed it would be a similar experience. It was not. The service was terrible. I don't think the gals working the lounge had any server experience. They were polite, but that's where it ended. Our questions were not answered, serving utensils were missing from the table, used dishes were not cleared until we asked, unused champagne glasses were left on the table until I asked that they be removed due to lack of space as well as several other mishaps. This was an outing I treated my mother to and it was VERY expensive. Though the ambiance was nice and the food was decent it was not worth the $30+ per person I paid. Very disappointed.
We had been to Afternoon Tea at the Four Seasons Aviara many times. Much of the format was the same now that the hotel is a Park Hyatt, but the poor server was so overwhelmed and appeared to be the only server working that Sunday afternoon. There was only so much she could do so we waited to be noticed at our arrival, then waited for her to finish setting our table, then waited for our food to be brought out-she wasn't able to come around to describe our tea sandwiches, etc. The hotel had a nice thing, but the Park Hyatt has cut too many corners. Afternoon Tea is not worth the expense if there isn't attentive service included.
My mother, sister, and I always love going to high tea on special occasions! The food is always delicious, service outstanding, and the ambiance is always relaxing and fun!
Nice environment, comfortable couch, great service, wonderful food. It's a great place to enjoy your afternoon with family or friends.
2-4p.m. Very lovely "High Tea" for our anniversary! My boyfriend was educated in England so he has an appreciation for High Tea! The food was delicious! The only reason I gave only 4 stars for food is that we felt chocolate was missing. We are chocolate lovers! There was a white chocolate dessert, but no milk or dark choclate. The teas were wonderful! Ambiance: quiet, calm & perfect as expected! Other guests include mother-daugter couple, grandma & granddaughters, birthday celebration, 2 women having business tea. It was a "Memory Maker" event for us & Park Hyatt Aviara hotel was phenomenal!
The food was not delightful as much as I got expectation from ad.
My cousin and I recently went here for their Afternoon Tea service. It was such a wonderful experience. The tea service was lovely and food was delicious. The service was top notch and we really had a fabulous time!