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Village by the Sea
Ranked #4 of 29 Hotels in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 23, 2011

It is always a pleasure to find a place that feels like home,warm and welcoming,Village by the Sea is like that,two friends and I made it our choice to get together there for some girl time,the units are like condo`s,everything is there and more,you can cook in or go out to the many fine restaurants,we did both,love the Irish Pub,Feile`s.check spelling,dinner was lovely,but coming home and putting our feet up in a lovely living room was so nice,so much room,and lovely decor,,you overlook marsh and some distant ocean views,there is a pool and hot tub,so plenty to keep busy with,the staff is friendly and very helpful,Nicole at the desk was very helpful,our only complaint was a family with children overhead,you expect some noise but when the dishes were rattling,it became annoying,but we knew we could call front desk but hoped they were early to bed,and they were,as I said almost like home,we stayed in unit 5a,lovely unit,will be back,the rates are wonderful this time of year,so if you need some time away,highly reccomend

Room Tip: liked 5a 12 b like the fact all are decorated differently,so far 12 b my favorite
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

We have been staying at the Villages for the past few years during Columbus Day Weekend. We have always had a nice experience, the rooms are clean, roomy and the beds always comfortable. The staff at the front desk have always been very helpful. We will be back again!!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 12, 2011

Having learned that each condo is privately owned, it may be hit or miss in terms of the quality of the one you rent. My husband and I were there for two nights and our unit was a bit dated. I requested a first floor unit, since we were traveling on after our stay, as we had a great deal of luggage. After arriving at the building we discovered we had to go down a full flight of stairs to reach our unit, not something we expected. Be sure to inquire if your ground floor is truly that. I did scour the area a bit and noticed there are units where first floor is ground level without stairs. The condo was clean and the bed was comfortable, but the overall decor could have been spruced up a bit. A friend was in the unit next door, which had the exact floor plan but newer furnishings.
We had a one bedroom two bath unit which was so convenient. Two TV's so no arguing about who watches what. This beats the heck out of the conventional hotel room, not to mention having a full kitchen. The room rate was excellent and the location is extremely convenient to restaurants (try Congdon's donuts) and shops. Staff was very friendly, we will definitely recommend staying here to anyone traveling to the area.

Room Tip: Inquire as to the location in the complex. We were in the end unit with view of the building across...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 12, 2011

We ended up staying here last minute and had a wonderful experience. I recommend staying in the Chickopee building. The room decor is a bit dated, and the kitchen wasn't stocked appropriately if we had wanted to stay in and cook, but that was just our particular unit. Otherwise, the condo was great and very roomy!! The staff are super friendly and professional. We will be staying here during all of our future trips to Wells/Ogunquit!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

The condos are great with all the essentials to set up housekeeping. Rooms are nice and large. Very well decorated. We were very pleased with our stay. We keep coming back because of the price and wonderful staff.

Room Tip: Either a second floor or first floor room are very nice. Some noise from those above you.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

My husband and I spent 3 nights here last month. We found the location very convenient for all of the sightseeing we wanted to do. Because the individual units are owned by someone, the furnishing & decor are up to that owners. We found ours to be very comfortable, like having our own apartment.

Room Tip: Go for an upper floor unit. We were on the 1st floor and the 1st night was fine because apparently...
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

It is very surprising to read of complaints that some reviewers have posted. We don't have any. We were very pleased with all that is offered at Village by the Sea. Our suite was very spacious, clean & comfortable, and equipped with everything you would have at home. So much more than what a motel room offers! It was nice to relax in the evening, spend time in the indoor pool and hot tub, and then return to our accomodations to view a rented movie on the living room tv/dvd. Having 2 bedrooms with tv's, and 2 full baths was great. In the morning, there was no rush to dress, get out on a busy highway, and seek a place to get breakfeast......we leisurely took our time and prepared our own meal (saved $$$ too). The desk clerk was very pleasant, and helpful. And we were permitted to stay a little beyond the check-out time......very considerate of them. We would certainly stay here again, and have recommended it to others.

Room Tip: If a view from the deck is not too important, the ground floor suites will save you money.
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Additional Information about Village by the Sea

Address: Route 1 South, 1373 Post Road, PO Box 1107, Wells, ME 04090
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Location: United States > Maine > Wells
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Wells
Price Range: $89 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Village by the Sea 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All Suite Resort Hotel. Condominium resort hotel featuring spacious 1 and 2 bedroom condominium suites. Indoor heated pool, hot tub, fitness center, game room, seasonal outdoor pool, gas grills, Bocce ball court and basketball court. Situated on 11 acres bordering the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve and tidal salt marsh near Wells Beach. Great location between the popular tourist towns of Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. All units with living room, dining room, and fully equipped kitchen. Wedding and Meeting facility with a variety of meeting spaces including Maine Ballroom and intimate Kennebunk Board Room, for inviting events by the sea. Free Wireless Internet. ... more   less 
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