After reading many negative reviews and comments of The Samoset Resort, its front desk staff, lack of housekeeping, poor service at their Bella Vita Restaurant, and more, on tripadvisor.com, I was very hesitant to keep our reservations 10/20 - 22. One of the many repeated complaints that bothered me most were the many guests that said they booked directly through Samoset reservations one type of room and paid for that particular room type, but upon check-in they were downgraded, as they said they were told resort was oversold / overbooked.
Pleasantly surprised with just about everything regarding our stay @ The Samoset EXCEPT never receiving the courtesy of a reply to my email sent directly to The Samoset, requesting a response back in time to cancel our reservations if decided to. Lack of response set the expectations low. Against my better judgment at the time, decided to keep our confirmed reservations, and much to my surprise, glad we did so.
Front desk staff were all professional, pleasant, helpful, and treated us very nicely throughout our stay. Also received some great recommendations for a place for breakfast and dinner from front desk personnel. We checked into our deluxe king, waterview, rooms that we had booked and they even honored our request for 2 rooms close to each other. Bathrooms had recently been updated and were beautifully done - great huge separate shower. Only item missing was a night light. Views of the golf course and the water were spectacular. Comfy beds and lovely linens. Found the common areas, as well as, the guest rooms to be very clean, and housekeeping worked hard and long to keep everything in good order. The lobby areas were decorated tastefully with beautifully carved pumpkins (done by head chef) and lots of fall decor.
Had a fabulous dinner at Bella Vita Restaurant on the property and everything including the food, ambience, and service. were outstanding. So much so, tried breakfast there also before checking out and found the same to be true.
All in all - very relaxing resort especially off-season - in very convenient location near to Camden and Rockland. Every person on their staff we came in contact with - professional, friendly, most accommodating, and eager to please. Suggest splurging for larger, waterview, room, as well worth the difference. We were lucky enough to take advantage of special Maine Resident rates, which were a definite bargain. Many more special rates to come, I suspect, as this will be the 1st year in past 4 that resort will stay open all year round.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rockport, ME resort and golf course located on the coast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Samoset Resort On The Ocean Hotel Rockport
- Samoset Hotel Rockport
- Samoset Resort On The Ocean Maine/Rockport