We traveled to Margate in November for a wedding. The wedding itself was wonderful and the caterer was just perfect. However, the staff at Margate were rude and unfriendly. The hotel is showing signs of much needed upkeep with outdated rooms, phones, tv's and even mold in the bathroom shower. The wedding coordinator was nice but not overly available to the bride. The table linens were terribly wrinkled and I had wanted them pressed before the reception but there was just no time. Very disappointing.
Also, the bride and groom were not given the largest room available, as promised. I guess there are no bridal suites but they were told they would get the largest corner room to make their evening special. That did not happen and they were in a room, sandwiched between other guests, no larger than the others. We also tried to get them early check in as a the reception began at 5pm but they would no guarantee that for anyone without a $50 fee. We tried to get that waived for the Bride and Groom but the did not budget.
This resort is a place many of us have gone to since we were little children and continued over the years. What a disappointment after that stay. I don't believe many of us will ever return, which is very sad. I hope the reviews that are sent will force the management to make some very big needed changes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come to The Margate and enjoy all the amenities expected of a first class lakefront resort and conference facility less than two hours north of Boston. Whether taking a dip in our indoor and outdoor pools, sunning on our 400 foot private sandy beach, relaxing in our whirlpool-sauna, or dining at our Gazebo Beach Bar for lunch or dinner, you are sure to find all the comforts of home.Beautifully decorated and maintained guest rooms, onsite event and dining facilities, and a skilled staff dedicated to making your stay a wonderful experience make The Margate on Lake Winnipesaukee the place to vacation in the Lakes Region.At The Margate Resort, we've gotcha covered. With 15 different room types from which to select you are sure to find accommodations that best suit your needs. All guest rooms are fully equipped with Keurig® K-Cup Coffee Makers, Green Mountain® coffee, free wireless internet, irons & ironing boards, and hairdryers. Lake and West rooms also include double-sized stainless steel mini-fridges!Choose a room in our Lake building for spectacular views of the lake and unparalleled sunsets. For convenience during inclement weather, the Lake building is connected to the amenities building by underground tunnel!For a motel style experience, choose our West building. West Beach guests enjoy quick access to our sandy beach, just steps away from your door. Many West Inland rooms have backdoors leading to our West Lawn area!Our Inn building units are generally larger than the other buildings, offer the lowest rates, and being located right next to our outdoor pool makes the Inn a great choice by most families during the summer season. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Margate Hotel Laconia
- Margate Hotel Laconia