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Norumbega Inn

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63 High Street, Camden, ME 04843
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Columbia, Missouri
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51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this inn in Balmoral room because husband loves castles. Great view and comfortable bed. Enjoyed walking about thd grounds and a drink on the patio. Breakfast was good. Located within easy walk to parks and restaurants.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Norumbega excels again. A renovated 100 year old home serving food that is over and above other kitchens anywhere near Camden. Of course they do, look at the pedigree of Chef Phil Crispo. A husband and wife team that makes our family stay the highlight of a trip Downeast in Maine. Accommodating with requests for help, both at the... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has to be the best place to stay in Camden, Maine. The proprietors Sue Walser and Phillip Crispo are amazing people. They are a married couple who live on the premises, see to day to day necessities, and prepare exquisite food. Sue has a MBA and runs the BBB extremely efficiently. Phillip, a trained chef, prepares seven course meals... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our third visit in as many years and we will be returning again next year. The food as described by my twelve year old daughter is "out of this world". As a family we've lived in London, travelled in France and Italy and are now settled in Boston from where we often visit New York. Master Chef, Philip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

What a perfectly exquisite visite we had the "castle" Norumbega. Sue Walser and Phil Crispin are wonderful hosts. Everything was perfect including their gracious assistant Lisa and all the staff. The three course breakfasts were delicious. We also loved the optional tasting dinners so much that we dined there twice. Some of the best food we have ever had. We... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We absolutely loved our stay in the Castle by the Sea. The building is stunning, and the common areas are full of great nooks for reading and relaxing both indoors and on several large patios that face the water. We stayed in the Balmoral room, which has gorgeous views of the water, cozy armchairs, and a bathroom that we were... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The positives - Our room was recently renovated so it was pleasant, comfortable, had a great view and the bathroom was very nice. The couple we were with were not so lucky & paid the same price. Not so positive - We are particular in which wine we like to drink and you cannot drink your own wine or liquor... More 

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TheBega, Owner at Norumbega Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry that you and your sister's (review by LMM111) stay at the Inn did not meet your expectations. Our guests' satisfaction is paramount, and we continually strive to improve every aspect of each guest's visit to the Inn and to Maine. We try to anticipate our guests' needs and certainly welcome suggestions and feedback to make each person's... More 

Bluffton, South Carolina, USA
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very disappointing. The Inn is beautiful, however, the room we stayed in was not. Our bedroom mattress is probably as old as the Inn. It was very uncomfortable and Extremely squeaky, It kept us up all night. Dinner was not that great for the price. However, when we told Sue about the bed and that we had not slept in... More 

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TheBega, Owner at Norumbega Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry that you and your sister's (review by dianesesler) stay at the Inn did not meet your expectations. Our guests' satisfaction is paramount, and we continually strive to improve every aspect of each guest's visit to the Inn and to Maine. We try to anticipate our guests' needs and certainly welcome suggestions and feedback to make each person's... More 

Oldsmar, Florida
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

When I saw this stone "castle" through the trees as I passed by on US 1 just outside downtown Camden on my way to Bar Harbor, it totally blew me away. I vowed to stay there someday. That someday came in October 2014. Having lived in Maine as a girl, I love old houses and staying here is like stepping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had an AMAZING time at the Norumbega! We spent a total of 10 days traveling the coast of Maine, and the two nights we spent at the Norumbega was one of the highlights of our trip. Miss Sue was an amazing host- she was available and attentive but also gave us the space to to enjoy the facility and... More 

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