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“Adorable motel, great location, easy check in and out, friendly staff.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Axell's Scandinavian Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Manchester
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Adorable motel, great location, easy check in and out, friendly staff.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2009

My boyfriend and I were traveling to Maine for a friend's wedding. We decided to stay at Axell's because we needed a pet friendly hotel/motel (we have 3 1/2 month old Sheltie), something close to the wedding and reception site (we are from WAY out of town), and couldn't afford to stay at the chain hotels. Axell's fit the bill and I was pleasantly surprised at how clean, cute, and accomodating it was.

Great stay overall.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2009

Well-kept lawns and lovely trees, Close to lakes and a golf course. The state capital, Augusta, is a short driving distance. Scenic drives to historic sites. Well-furnished rooms with Kitchens and equipment. Clean and reasonable rates. The owners, Sheila and Kent Axell, are very personable and go to great lengths to accommodate their guests. I enjoyed my three-month stay! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2009

As a frequent business traveler I can honestly say, this was the most enjoyable stay I ever had at a Hotel/Motel! With every little thing, you see and feel that everybody (owner and staff) love what they are doing. Everything, from the responsivness to e-mails, the cleanliness of the rooms, the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners and staff gave us immediatly this warm and homey feeling. We had a wonderful time the 2 weeks we stayed there while our son attended a hockey camp at Kents Hill and all this at an afforderable price. And the great pool was the icing on the cake :-) We rate this place "outstanding" and can highly recommend!!!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Thomas_1965Germany
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Atascadero
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2009

Front desk (owners) were very pleasant and responsive. The room was clean, cute and homey, the bed extremely comfortable, and the mini-kitchen a definite plus during our week-long stay. We really enjoyed the gazebo/patio area on the front lawn. It was easy to find, but just far enough off the highway and downtown Augusta to have little traffic or noise.
Our room, #106, was a little small, but well laid-out. It had a shower, rather than a bathtub, if that matters to you. The weekly rate made it an excellent value for the $.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CoupleOfNuts
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2009

Axell's Scandinavian Inn was a great find after a long drive. We checked in, late in the evening, happily greeted by the owner who efficiently checked us in. Once in our room it was obvious that both the owners and the staff loved the business they were in and took pride in their work and creation. It is a small motel with the feel of home away from home and is cleaner than any other hotel /motel I've been in. The amenities, microwave, refridgerator and small set of dishes make it the perfect place to keep a lower budget vacation or over night while on a road trip. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kayakergirl06
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Mass
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2009

Nicer than I have come to expect of motels. The room had a real drip coffee maker w/ supplies, a mini frige, and a microwave. The decorations were fresh and done thoughtfully.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank cliff28
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Waterbury, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2009

I am an over the road salesman and have lived in motels throughout Utica New York and Bangor Maine for the past 171/2 years with a 5 day a week cycle. This motel that I stay at every time I come to Maine is owned and operated by mainers. How can you go wrong?
Steve Berry

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank steveberry
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Property: Axell's Scandinavian Inn
Address: 803 Western Ave, Manchester, ME 04351-3530
Location: United States > Maine > Manchester
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Axell's Scandinavian Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just west of the Augusta line, we are two, small, locally owned and operated motels with all the amenities of a large one. Innkeepers, Sheila and Kent, have worked tirelessly to make each and every guestroom unique, comfortable and full of amenities that they themselves would like to find while they are traveling. You won't find "cookie cutter" guestrooms here, all guestrooms are decorated differently, so if you don't like the style of one, we are sure we'll find one you love! When you visit, you must take a dip in the new inground, salt water, heated pool, located at the Fairway, just one mile from the Scandinavian Inn ! It is fabulous! ... more   less 
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