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“these people are thieves, do not refund when cancellation received”

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Tidewood Motel & Cottages
Ranked #26 of 29 Hotels in Wells
Reviewed September 24, 2009

We made a reservation picking Tidewood because we needed an efficiency unit due to diet restrictions. We specified that we had a party of 4 and were told that they only had a unit that would sleep three but that we would be able to put a blow up mattress on the floor. When we arrived there was a double and a loveseat. Clearly no room for number three.

We cancelled at two thirty pm because the unit was unsuitable despite their assurances to the contrary when we made the booking. A week later they billed our credit card. When I called to complain I was told that their cancellation policy required cancellation a week in advance. Wow..what other by- the -night hotel can get away with that? I was furious and feel that these folks are really not truthful or worthy of my or any one else's business if they are prepared tp treat people this way.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 25, 2009

The cottage we stayed in was very clean and neat. We were there on the hottest weekened of the high season and was very glad we had air conditioning. With the cottage pretty close to Rt 1, I was concerned about the noise, but it was very quite. Everything was great, although the bathroom was rather tight. All in all, I would recommend Tidewood to anyone.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 21, 2009

If you're looking for simple, clean, affordable, no-frills accommodations in a beautiful part of Maine, this is the place. These housekeeping cottages remind me of the kind I stayed in with my parents in the 1960s -- small and cozy, with plain furnishings. We stayed in a two-bedroom cottage (smaller ones are available), which includes a main room with table and chairs, a TV (we never turned it on), and a kitchenette (new fridge, toaster, and microwave; a small gas stove; sink; dishes, utensils, pots and pans, dish towels). One bedroom had bunk beds and a twin bed with closet and dresser; the other bedroom had a double bed and dresser. The bathroom is a tiny closet-size space just off the kitchen and includes the toilet and shower only -- the bathroom sink is actually in the kitchen. We found this arrangement quirkily charming.

The cottage was immaculate and had recently been painted and updated with new linoleum and indoor-outdoor carpeting just inside the front door. There was a wall AC unit that worked well. Beds were fairly comfortable, and bath towels were thick and plentiful. The people who run the place -- it seems to be family owned and operated -- are helpful and very nice.

One drawback: our cottage faced Route 1, which is the shore route and gets very busy during the day in the summer. Noise from the traffic was noticeable during the day but died down for the most part in the evening. The benefit of being on Route 1 is that you're minutes away from some beautiful beaches. Nearby restaurants like Cap'n Hook's, the Maine Diner, and Big Daddy's Ice Cream are very easy to get to, and many antique shops are also nearby on Route 1. These cottages look very plain and a little outdated from the road, but they are actually quite homey and comfortable.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Address: 2062 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4714
Location: United States > Maine > Wells
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Ranked #26 of 29 Hotels in Wells
Number of rooms: 8
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