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“Get One Of The Remodeled Cottages and Kick Back with a View”

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Colonial Gables Oceanfront Village
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Get One Of The Remodeled Cottages and Kick Back with a View”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

We booked a remodeled king cottage (negative reviews must be for the older cottages and they do have different classes marked when you book). It was perfect. Nice clean full size shower. Fast wifi. Comfortable bedding and a small kitchenette. But that's not why to stay here. The view is beautiful. We had a cottage down by the water with a view from Camden to Blue Hill on a clear day. Isleboro Island is just beyond your reach out in Penobscot Bay. There is a place to build a bonfire down by the water (they provide the wood - you start the fire) and the makings for S'mores in the office. It is a short drive to restaurants and a couple of miles into Belfast for more choices. I will stay here again and hope this review doesn't make it harder to book next fall. Great for groups - just book individual cottages for quiet time and gather down at the beach for fun.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a remodeled cottage. If it isn't clear then call and make sure. And make sure...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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BAYTOWN
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Million dollar view and very friendly ladies up front. Beautiful gardens by the office, do not miss them. We would recomend the motel though, our cottage was very dated. and out porch was the worst out of the bunch. The shower was so small you could hardly turn around and it you dropped the soap you would have had to step out of it entirley. The beds were clean and comfy. Our view was so beautiful it made up for the cottage. Maybe the othere cottages were better, but I snuck a peak inside the motel and really wished that I could have had that room. I would have been happier. The price was good, location was fabulous!

Room Tip: Stay in the motel. Dont pick the cottage that is just plain white because the porch is skimpy and th...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is a facility on the rocky coast of Maine. There is a hotel and a bunch of little cabins. I have stayed in both. The hotel is just that. Nothing great but acceptable, comfortable, clean place to stay with very nice ladies at the front. What make sit better than the "where am I?" sensation of waking up on the road in a "regular hotel" is that each room has a deck over looking the ocean. Quite nice. The cabins are a little more money...like 129 instead of 89 per night (I pay 189 on a highway!) but worth it, to me anyway. Some reviews complain about the size, or the furniture. But there is NOTHING wrong with them. Lap of luxury? no. Picky wife? Uhhh...might be ok but I think they are great! The last one I stayed in was on a hill and was a little warped like the old Batman show! But so what! $129 was a great value. It was clean, the bed was comfortable, TV and each one has its own deck with the ocean right there! On the beach! Now, we are not in the Carribean here. There is no white sand. I'm sure you can swim in it but it is rocky. If you want a week of sun and fun on the beach maybe check out somewhere else. But my blood pressure goes down as soon as I check in here...with a bottle of wine and my I Pod. BTW...Papa J's right next door, walking distance is awesome1 Seasonal.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Somerset, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Upon arriving here, the staff we very acccomodating and friendly. We had planned this trip for seven months and were very much looking forward to what this facility stated they had to offer....peace and tranquility. In our opinion it far exceeded our expectations. The cottage we stayed in was beautiful and right on the Atlantic Ocean. We loved it so much we already booked again for next year. This literally is a little piece of paradise in Maine with its own private beach.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Connecticut
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100 reviews
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

This was a last-minute, desperation booking: a reminder to plan ahead! The positives: the motel room was clean and quiet, with wi-fi access and a sweet little patio. The grounds were well cared-for. The ladies at the front desk were welcoming and it was, well, available. The negatives: the room (especially the bathroom) is very outdated and obviously fixed up on the cheap. The mattress was way softer than we prefer. The beach area was minimal, and the location too far to walk anywhere interesting. For half the price (nearly $150 with taxes and all) it would have been fair. For what we paid, though, it was not a good value.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Roanoke, Virginia
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82 reviews
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

I really loved this place. from the moment we were greeted by two charming ladies at check in I knew we would enjoy the privacy of this little throw back motel. We stayed in the motel unit, and it reminded me of the old beach motels of the sixties. A little dated but clean and comfortable. forget about flat screen tv's and bring your own hairdryer for a step back to a slower, more peaceful time. no loud music, no jocks trying to show off their sports prowess, no B.S. just the rocks, the water, and you. Of the dozen or so motels we stayed at on this trip up the eastern seaboard, this is the one I had the most concern about, but it turned out to be the most enjoyable of them all

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Florida
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed at Colonial Gables Oceanfront Village on the way back from Nova Scotia. The room was in the motel section (there are cabins available) overlooking Penobscot Bay.. The hostess was gracious and the room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The rate was fair for a resort area. They could update their electric, although by switching things around I was able to connect what needed to be connected. No breakfast is offered. The Hideaway Diner which is south on route 1 is a good place to find breakfast then next day if you are headed toward southern Maine.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Colonial Gables Oceanfront Village
Address: 7 Eagle Ave, Belfast, ME 04915-7119
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Belfast
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Belfast
#4 Romantic Hotel in Belfast
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Colonial Gables Oceanfront Village 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Colonial Gables Oceanfront Village, located in the mid-coast region, offers guest rooms and cottages in Belfast, Maine. All units have beautiful views of Penobscot Bay and the outer island of Islesboro. we are located on ten acres with easy access into the water for a refreshing swim. There is a children's playground area along with BBQ grills and picnic tables throughout the property. You will especially enjoy the beautiful grounds and lovely gardens. ... more   less 
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