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Review of Samoset Resort On The Ocean

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Samoset Resort On The Ocean
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Westbrook, Maine
1 review
“Great view from the room and fantastic food and golf!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

I spent a wonderful girls weekend at the Samoset. We had a wonderful ocean view and enjoyed the foliage while out golfing on one of the most spectacular courses in the Northeast. We enjoyed breakfast, dinner and apps at La Bella Vita and have no complaints. The staff was very friendly and accommodating helping us find our way downtown.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Liz P
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Liz P,
Thank you for spending the weekend at The Samoset Resort with your girlfriends. I am glad you were able to enjoy the beautiful foliage and ocean views while golfing on our Championship course. I appreciate your complements of our La Bella Vita restaurant and front desk team, whom are trained to exceed guests expectations. We hope you visit for another weekend get-a-way soon!
With hospitality,
Cornelius Russell
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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

We spent the weekend at Samoset. What a relaxing experience -- there are comfortable chairs all over the place inviting you to sit and take in the view of the beautiful golf course and ocean. The focus is on comfort and luxury with an unbeatable view of the ocean from every window. The room was well equipped & maintained with comfortable beds. If there are any negatives, the restaurant selection is limited -- but Rockland, Rockport, and Camden are minutes away.

If you go, be sure to look at the lobby floor -- it is amazing.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank LoveMyTravels
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear LoveMyTravels,
I am so pleased you were able to enjoy a relaxing fall weekend with us here at The Samoset Resort. Thank you for your complements of your accommodations and appreciation of our diligent efforts to provide comfort and luxury across every inch of our resort. I apologize that the menu selection in La Bella Vita did not meet your expectations. In addition to the featured Italian cuisine, La Bella Vita and Enoteca also highlight chef special entrees, an antipasto bar, and brick oven pizza. Rockland, Rockport, and Camden are also full of a variety of great local restaurants. We are very proud of our unique lobby floor constructed from over 200 year old timber beams. We hope you return to enjoy our setting in each of the seasons to come!
With hospitality,
Cornelius Russell
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Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

My husband and I spent 4 nights here & had the most amazing time! We never ran out of things to do both on and off the resort. La Bella Vita's food and service did not disappoint! Marian was an exceptional server whom my family has had over the past 2 visits. The risotto is unbelievable, both on its own & with the salmon. The view from our room was breathtaking! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Samoset! I cannot wait to go back!

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms are both quiet & have amazing views.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Christine E
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Christine E,
We were pleased to host you and your family here at The Samoset Resort this month! I am very happy you found plenty of activities and amenities to enjoy while on property and in the local community. Your kind words of our La Bella Vita are greatly appreciated and Marion is continuously recognized for her dedication to guest service. Thank you again for the kind words of your accommodations and our resort. We look forward to hosting you all again soon!
With hospitality,
Cornelius Russell
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Spent 4 spectacular days with family and friends. The Golfing was fantastic, I know now why they call this course the Pebble Beach of the North. What specacular Views. Plenty of things to do or do nothing but relax and take in the beautiful views. We are already planning our next visit in the spring. Can't wait.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Jeff M
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Jeff M,
Thank you for staying with us this month, we were so pleased to host your friends and family! Thank you for your kind words of our golf course, our grounds team works hard to blend the landscape to the spectacular ocean scenery. I am glad you and your family enjoyed both the on property and local activities, while still relaxing and enjoying the ocean views. We look forward to the spring and your return visit!
With hospitality,
Cornelius Russell
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Salem, NH
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Just spent a fantastic weekend at Samoset Resort. The rooms are spacious with beautiful views of the golf course and ocean. The golf course is truly the "Pebble Beach of the East".
The golf is challenging with gorgeous views of the ocean on many of the holes. The restaurant was delicious and the service was excellent. I look forward to returning again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Bill A
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Bill A,
Thank you for spending a beautiful fall weekend enjoying our ocean view accommodations and Championship golf course. I agree that the course is both challenging and gorgeous, and we take the title as “Pebble Beach of the East” as quite a complement. Thank you for your kind words of our restaurant cuisine and service, as our food and beverage teams work diligently to provide top-quality experiences for all guests. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
With hospitality,
Cornelius Russell
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

I spent a night here with my family last april 2013 and we really enjoyed our time there! the view from our room was great expecially with the sunset. I guess in summer it should be even better!
The service was great too, and we had dinner at the italian restaurant in the hotel. we liked the food even if it wasn't really "italian. In the morning the breakfast was really good; with a choice of bread, eggs, bacon, potatoes fruits and a lot of other things!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Camilla G
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Camilla G,
Thank you for staying at the Samoset Resort with your family last April. The sunsets along our coastline are outstanding and I am pleased you experienced one from you ocean view accommodations. Each season brings with it a host of reasons to love our location and amenities and I encourage you to experience them all! Thank you for your complements of our teams’ dedication to exceptional guest service. We look forward to hosting you through the seasons!
With hospitality,
Cornelius Russell
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Camden, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My last visit was as expected......professional and friendly service with dependably prepared and flavorful food. The millions spent on a recent renovation has been well spent in creating an elegant and warm environment.
A few recommendations: the lobster bisque a must and the pasta with short ribs is truly memorable.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Jay F
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Jay F,
Thank you for your kind words and high expectations of our La Bella Vita Italian Ristorante, as our culinary and service teams work together to provide exceptional cuisine and service. The renovations completed in 2011 elevated our dining room options to a whole new level and I am pleased to know we met our goal of blending elegance, comfort, and warmth fittingly. The lobster bisque has definitely become a favorite with both locals and traveling guests. We look forward to hosting you for dinner again soon!
With hospitality,
Cornelius Russell
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Property: Samoset Resort On The Ocean
Address: 220 Warrenton St, Rockport, ME 04856-3835
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Rockport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Rockport
#1 Family Hotel in Rockport
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rockport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Samoset Resort On The Ocean 4.5*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rockport, ME resort and golf course located on the coast. ... more   less 
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