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Sky Valley Motel & Cottages
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Bartlett
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
1 review
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“Acceptable but shabby”
Reviewed October 30, 2010

Room was acceptably clean. Overall appearence was shabby. This may not be a problem for some. Also, 1 set of curtains did not close (not pleasant at night), an electrical strip came out of the wall, 1 window could not be locked, and Wi-fi was iffy. Because these basics did not work I rate this motel below standard.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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Allendale, New Jersey
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Reviewed September 2, 2010

Cozy, clean cottage has comforts of home great location.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 2, 2010

Fun Place to stay. Nice river! Nice rocks! Nice cottage! didn't see any Moose 80(

Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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in connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2010

Hello ,
after reading some of these reviews...i felt an honest post is a good thing to put here--Dave takes great care of his guest,and always goes the extra mile , NH accommodations are lots of little cottages usually,some that i stayed at over the years i wont even mention,,,, , Dave offers cottages , rooms and apartments , Ive stayed in all of these.and always had a great experience , if you are traveling with family , sky valley is a very good destination.
Dave , I know you read all of these--i cant post my last name here- but you kept an expensive picnic basket safe for a yr till we got back up there , figured you might just remember me...... good to see Sky Valley has made it thru the recession and looks as good as I remember it

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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dave16, Owner at Sky Valley Motel & Cottages, responded to this review, August 25, 2010
Hi Ron,
I remember who you are....I definitely remember the pic-nic basket...I was kind of hoping you would forget about it.....LOL. It was a great basket but I never got to use it.

Thanks for your comments.

Dave
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boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2010

The Motel was as expected. It was very clean and had spacious room & was very close to Storyland. Our room had 2 queen beds and a twin and we had an adjoinging room that was the same. The grounds were nice & had a good play area for the kids and plenty of parking. They also had a gas grill area that looked great but we didnt get a chance to use it. Upon checkin, the owner was very pleasant and helpful but when we were leaving the woman working was very rude and basically gave us the wrong directions which ended up wasting an hour of our time.

The (free) breakfast was basic and simple but good for the kids & coffee for the adults.

The only compliant we had was the pool wasn't ideal for young children. Its a half circle and quickly goes from 1 ft, to 2 etc.instead of a gradual slope.

All in all a good stay & would recommend for the price & location to Storyland.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2010

We were driving along is the children spotted the pool, which is OK. We booked a room for four and as the children didn't want to drive anymore, they ran off to the pool.
The room was very tatty and old. Later that evening it started to rain and the rear part of the room was leaking rainwater.
The whole places has a 1958 atmosphere, which is ok when everything is well maintained and in proper condition

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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dave16, Manager at Sky Valley Motel & Cottages, responded to this review, July 31, 2010
We would dispute the "old and tatty" description. Most of "our people" find our rooms spacious, clean, well maintained, comfortable and actually enjoy our 1960's flavor. Perhaps they left a window open for the rain to come in? We are the first to admit that Sky Valley is not for everyone and folks looking for the sterile look and feel and 2010 amenities probably belong at the Holiday Inn/Marriott type accomodations constructed within the last couple of years.
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Reviewed July 23, 2010

We rented a cottage for one night at the Sky Valley. For the money it was a good place to stay. We chose it because we could sleep in a place that was away from road noise and near the Saco River behind us. The cottage itself was clean enough, and the amenities were as described, but the woodsy area around it had old cast off heating oil tanks and other detritous! Amazing they would just leave that junk around! You can't see the stuff from the front of the cabins, but as soon as we looked into the woods behind us, there it was. Anyway, that's why the cleanliness was rated less than it could be. Pay for a dump run, folks!
The staff was very friendly. There were a lot of little notes and admonishments stuck around the cottage, but they were actually kind of funny, and you could understand why they felt the need to put them up. Incredibly, there were hardly any mosquitoes, gnats, or flies - yay! The Saco River was low, but still pretty.
Sky Valley is in a great location to do stuff around the White Mountains. Compared to other places, in the area, I would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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dave16, Manager at Sky Valley Motel & Cottages, responded to this review, July 31, 2010
That's a good point about the old tanks and metal...We have tried to keep it within our fenced off area out of sight. In June we removed a big part of it and we apologize that some still remains. It has not escaped our "radar" and is on our "to do" list.
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Property: Sky Valley Motel & Cottages
Address: SkyWay, 1088 Rte 302, Bartlett, NH 03812
Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Bartlett
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bartlett
#3 Family Hotel in Bartlett
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sky Valley Motel & Cottages 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
19 units spaciously situated on 35 acres fields, forest and Saco river frontage. Traditional motel type units, 2 and 3 bedroom cottages and chalets. Perfect family resort with a low-key atmosphere. 5 acre children's playground, huge pool, a/c in all units, all units way off the main highway. Free continental breakfast during in-season, ... more   less 
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