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The International

159 Ballville Road, Bolton, MA 01740-1227
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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El Paso, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Returned after 4 yrs and it's the same--dull. Golf course is beautiful, rooms are nice size but dull interior. Our room the corners of the windows and closet had spider webs, I cleaned them myself after leaving a note. If you did not understand the lay out it's hard to find the room with continental breakfast, some friends got lost.... More 

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New York Metro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is not a typical hotel, in that the lodge is really only for parties and conferences. The staff was very helpful. The rooms were pretty big and roomy, but also pretty basic. The food we had was good. We ate 3 meals a day there and nothing was ever repeated.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Just came from an extra joyous wedding at The International. Going there from Providence RI, we were wondering why we were traveling to this seemingly no where place. When we got there, we understood. Both the snow covered golf course, the trees and the celebratory halls were quite beautiful. The food and service, especially the hors d'oeuvres, were delicious. I... More 

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I have to disagree with the critical reviews - my wife and I attended a New Year's Eve party at The International and everything was close to perfect. The room was spacious and clean - my only criticism is, the room lacked a dresser, so there weren't really enough drawers for folded clothes; although for our one-night stay that didn't... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This supposedly high-class golf resort includes a tired hotel (the Lodge) and a very poorly trained staff. From the moment we made reservations for a group wedding event, they got everything wrong. When I called several months later to confirm the reservation, they indicated that I didn't have a "real" reservation, and that the number they'd given me was a... More 

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IGCMangement, Public Relations Manager at The International, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. We are troubled to hear about your experience with reservations and tracking down packages that were shipped in advance of your arrival. Within the last year, we've moved to a new system so the issue regarding your reservation, fortunately, won't be a problem for any future guests. We strive to best... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We held our wedding at The International and we (along with our friends and family) all stayed at the Lodge. The experience was fantastic from beginning to end. The staff at the Lodge were very helpful and accommodating. The rooms were clean, comfortable and spacious and the building was very quiet (even with a loud group down at the bar... More 

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IGCMangement, Public Relations Manager at The International, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review! We are delighted to have been a part of your special day and are thrilled you enjoyed the weekend. Please come visit us soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Bolton is very small and very beautiful. The International property is very nice for a wedding or other event. The food was very good and the various venues well appointed. The rooms in the lodge could use some updating (the electric outlets actually turn off when you turn off the switch at the door....know this if you are going to... More 

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IGCMangement, Public Relations Manager at The International, responded to this review

Delighted to have your positive feedback about The International. Thank you and we hope to see you back soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I knew the golf course at The International was supposed to be top notch so I expected an upscale hotel experience. Bad assumption. It appears that the unless you are there only for golf and don't care if you stay in a place that does not compare favorably to a Hampton Inn - you may want to pass on the... More 

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IGCMangement, Public Relations Manager at The International, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback regarding our property. We are happy to hear you were impressed with our award-winning golf and banquet facilities. Regarding the lodge, it is feedback such as yours that directs us in our daily and large-scale improvements. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon. Best, The International More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My Girlfriend and I did a play and stay, We played the Oaks course and we were literally the only ones on the course. I play my fair share of golf and this is the nicest course I have ever played. The course was in pristine shape fairways and Greens, The Hotel room was very clean and private. We ate... More 

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IGCMangement, Public Relations Manager at The International, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for your amazing feedback. We are overjoyed that you and your girlfriend had a great "stay & play" experience at The International. The Oaks was just named one of the Top 5 Best Public Courses near Boston by the Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" and we couldn't be happier. Thank you again and we hope to see... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you want a third world experience, go to Bolton MA. The International restaurant has no room service--only takeout. The front desk person was very friendly, but was dressed in a track suit. I also could not find any teapot, coffee maker, or water in the room. The walls are very thin and I could hear every word my neighbor... More 

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IGCMangement, Public Relations Manager at The International, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay at The International. We do offer room service from our on-site restaurant, The Fireplace Room, which can be delivered to your room by our staff until 9:00 PM nightly. Regarding your feedback about in-room amenities, we are currently working on adding coffee service for our guests. Thank you kindly.... More 

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