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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Village by the Sea

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Village by the Sea
Ranked #5 of 28 Hotels in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Hudson, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
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“Love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

I first stayed at VBS about 8 years ago. The rooms are large and comfortable. This is our go to place for a girls weekend in Maine. The two bedroom unit is great for a group for 4-5, and the fireplaced units are a nice bonus. Full kitchen is great, has everything you need if you choose to cook. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The maintenance person even offered to help us unload the car and carry our bags in! I would highly recommend VBS to anyone wishing to travel to the Wells area.

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Auburn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

Unit was very clean, well equiped, beautiful view. Can't wait to come back again.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

Went for two nights. Four of us, two kids (12 & 10). Staff very friendly and helpful. The grounds very nice and a great location.

The problems we had were with the room and the pool. The room we had was certainly of need to be updated. Mattresses were old, shower in main bathroom barely worked, and some of the pans (cookie sheets specifically) were not clean. Also, the walls seemed paper thin. We heard the radio alarm go off at 5:30 both mornings from above us as if it was in our room. And we heard every step they took.

The pool / recreation area was also very well kept. The only problem we had here was the temperature of the water. The desk indicated it was kept over 80 degrees, but both kids were turning blue after 5 minutes in the water and my wife and I attempted to stay in longer, but didn't want to get sick as we began our vacation. We called the desk to ask if the heat can be changed or at least checked and the answer was no to both which caused us not to return. Being that one of the main reassons we chose VBTS was because of the pool, this was a huge disappointment for all of us.

For the size of the room and location, it was certainly a good choice, but I think we would probably look elsewhere next time we return (which is hopefully soon since everyone really enjoyed Maine).

Room Tip: Ask for a top floor room so you don't hear the noise above you.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Thompson, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

I have been going to VBS for about 20 years for our annual "Girls Getaway". I've never had any problems with anything. Everyone is friendly and accomodating. I would recommend VBS to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Laconia NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

We have been going to VBTS several times a year for many years now - from summer weeks or a long weekend, to winter long weekends. The staff is friendly and helpful. Our choice of accommodation (Unit 13F) is exceptionally well taken care of and extremely clean - has everything you need feel right at home in any season - it feels like home to us. Weekend packages are an excellent value and local restaurants and attractions such as Stonewall Kitchen are always interesting and enjoyable.

Would highly recommend VBTS to anyone - come taste the beautiful coast of Maine soon !

Room Tip: Top floor 2-bedroom suites are spacious and quiet.
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Dracut, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

Stayed at the Village by the Sea for the weekend. The room was beautiful. Was only there for a weekend wish I could have stayed longer. Location very convienant to shops and restauraunts.

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Hampden, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

We have stayed at Village by the sea 3 times for various competitions and each time has been a wonderful experience. The suites are spacious enough for our family of 5 to sleep comfortably, eat comfortably and enjoy time together and some alone time when needed. The staff was very polite at all times, the pool was a great way for the kids to blow off some extra energy. We enjoyed the unique furnishings in each place quite a bit. It really gave it a "home away from home" feel

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Property: 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
#3 Family Hotel in Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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