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“Sunday River - Awesome for Kids” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sunday River Resort
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Newry
Hull, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sunday River - Awesome for Kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

Great Family Place. The skiing is great because there is a level for everyone. We go almost every year and the ski school is the best.

Room Tip: The Jordan is a great hotel and wonderful for ski in and ski out.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Scotland
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51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

This was my first experience of skiing and I'll split my review into a few sections.
Accommodation - the Ski-dorm is a typical youth hostel style accommodation only a 5 minute walk from the main lodge, it was absolutely fully booked (this was due to many other ski resorts closing early and many other school parties were moved here). Although very loud with around 200 teenagers, the staff handled it fantastically, especially at meal times (the food was actually good too!) and with the evening programmes. The rooms themselves mostly had four bunk beds each with a double bathroom. Perhaps a bit tired but fully functional and clean. They were very warm, too hot to sleep in really, but we could not open the windows at the request of the management. Something to do with pipes freezing in the rooms. The common areas were spacious and included many tv's, sofas and table tennis. Again a bit tired (although i suspect very used by many teens!!). A room to store our skis was available and a shuttle bus was also provided to ferry us and our ski gear to the main lodge and back.
Skiing Tuition - We had four hours of lessons per day and apparently the resort had about 200 instructors. The instructors we encountered (I had 3 across the week) were absolutely fantastic. Enthusiastic, patient and friendly. The groups were a little large to start with, about 14-16 but this lowered to about 10 by the end of the week. There were also plenty of extra staff to help out, especially at the magic carpet area. The ski patrol were also easily identifiable and plentiful. The lifts were great and did not have long lines. The issuing of skis, boots, poles & helmets was very efficient also.
Lunch facilities - only the main lodge was open, however there was plenty of choice of food and space. $15-20 for a lot a of food and soft beveridges.
Dinner - we tried the Foggy Goggle and The Phoenix, the latter was better and perhaps more reasonable with the daily specials.
There was a lack of snow this year and a huge melt had occured just before we arrived. This meant a 2-3 meter mud walk and avoiding some mud and grass on a few slopes. There were still 3 or 4 green runs open that provided enough variety for the beginners group however they resort moved snow and groomed nightly to help the situation.
The group also visited the cinema and the adventure centre in Bethel. Both were enjoyed. The Joly Drayman English pub has a lovely atmosphere and good food too.

Room Tip: Stay at the Inn or the resort hotels he he! The ski in and out at the Grand Summit looked like fun!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank scotteach
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Eastern Passage, Canada
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

First time visitors, booked a 5 weekday 5 night ski package for 2. Great value midweek despite some hill facilities closing on weekdays. Good location near town, easy parking and check in. Very friendly staff at the counter and restaurant. Not busy while we were there so we found the ski check and breakfasts quick and easy. It was nice not to have to drag our boards back to the room every night. Settled into a great breakfast-ski-coffee-ski-lunch-ski-hot tub-sauna-dinner/drinks routine. Awesome and varied breakfast buffet with yummy crepe and omelette bar. Food at Legends restaurant in the hotel was good value. Room layout was a bit odd with no nightstands or fridge/microwave; the bed (not Murphy) was comfortable! Wifi worked great in the lobby but was spotty further away in the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank suz71
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Westford, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

Excellent hotel and amenities. Service was superb, and it wasn't too crowded.
The resort is enough of a trip to be out of the way, and thus most of the mainstream weekend crowds don't make it there. Place is huge, skiing is excellent, and the outdoor pool and spa is perfect just after skiing.

Room Tip: Ask for a room close to the pool and spa!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank popelkaa
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boston
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40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

Great vacation location with excellent conditions & wide range of trails. Very family friendly mountain

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank familyfun2go
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Lancashire, England
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179 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

I am still at Sunday River staying in the Grand Summit. This is the 4th time we have been her in the last five years and we usually love the place. The skiing is great despite the snow shortage across North America and the general level of customer service is fantastic. However I have had two nights without sleep because of rowdy teenagers in the room next door. The hotel had taken bookings from several school parties and I guess the kids are only being normal teenagers but I would certainly accuse the management of poor planning. I did not book into an 18-30 hotel - if they are going to take bookings from adults on holiday for a pleasant ski trip and from kids then manage the allocation of rooms to keep the two groups separate. On check in the Duty Manager was asked by a guest when he was finishing and he said then that he may have to be there until midnight because they had had some complaints of noise. When I complained the staff empahised but did nothing - i asked for a change of room and the place was full so no joy. I called security and they were ineffective and I had a word with the kids and their teacher myself, all to no avail. Whilst I certainly blame the kids and their teachers I do feel let down by the hotel. Sad because everything else has been great as usual.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank mutsnuts01
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munster on tour
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

Had mid-week ski break, first time at sunday river & was a great experience! Got great package that included 2 day lift ticket, $25 f&b credit, 2 ski lessons, overnight stay & continental breakfast. Stayed at the inn by the resort and had everything we needed, rooms are normal hotel size, bed spread & curtains are little dated but work. Continental breakfast was simple but worked, no fruit.
Found everyone who worked slope side very friendly and had great customer interaction skills, was refreshing. Recommend and will be heading back.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank pubwithnophone
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Additional Information about Sunday River Resort

Property: Sunday River Resort
Address: 15 S Ridge Rd, Newry, ME 04261-3229
Location: United States > Maine > Newry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Newry
Number of rooms: 1232
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunday River Resort is located minutes from picturesque Bethel Village in Western Maine's Mahoosuc Mountains. A true four-season destination, the resort offers eight interconnected peaks of world class skiing and snowboarding, the most slopeside lodging in the east including two resort hotels, and in the summer months activities including lift-serviced mountain biking, ziplines, and golf at the acclaimed Sunday River Golf Club. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. ... more   less 
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Sunday River Resort Newry, Maine

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