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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Lovely spot in Vermont with very comfortable rooms, outstanding food, and wonderful services.
Spent 3 nights here and enjoyed the meals, exercise, and pool facilities.
Can not think of anything but superlatives

Would come back without hesitation

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your experience.

See you again soon.

Naz Jenulevich
Director of Resort Operations

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Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Everyone at this resort is extremely helpful, terrific service, very welcoming. Since it is a culinary school, the food is really amazing - great variety, great presentation... You can score sample goodies in the bakery during the day, the Spa is beautiful, especially love the outdoor hot tub... and the resort is easy to get to, off I-89 just outside of Burlington, VT.

I brought 13 other women with me, we had a terrific time. Lots of neat little wineries in the general area, plus Cabot cheese, Ben & Jerry's ice cream and VT Teddy Bears.

Lovely!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank Deb L
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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Dear Deb L,

I agree, Vermot in the Fall is wonderful and leads us into the magical winter season. Imagine all of those trees covered in snow. Your compliments regarding the friendly, courteous hospitality you received are much appreciated. Our team of culinary artists is led by Certified Master Chef, Arnd Sievers and inspired by Executive Chef Shawn Calley. Together they have created a truly unique experience. Including the lobby demonstration bakery where you watch our bakers put the finishing touches on the wedding cakes. Our world class Spa is an oasis of relaxation and luxury. Thank you for taking the time to post this review and for your support of The Essex Resort & Spa. See you again soon.

Naz Jenulevich
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Had an excellent ladies' weekend at the Essex. The food is fantastic. But more importantly the staff is wonderful and attentive. I have high praise for their customer service. Love the treats they have in the lobby especially the hot cider and fresh baked cookies!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a fireplace!
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Dear Robin V,

Thank you for choosing the Essex Resort & Spa for your recent ladie's weekend and for your compliments regarding the culture of service and hospitality we are so proud of.
The hot cider and cookies offered in the lobby are just some of the amazing creations from our on site bakery led by Executive Pastry Chef Robert Alger. He and his team are responsible for all the tasty dessert delights and baked goods including our breads. You can also watch as they complete the cakes for our weddings in the lobby demonstration bakery.

Naz Jenulevich
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

The resort itself looked nice but i was only there for 1 night. The beds were comfortable enough and the room was clean. I did not realize that when i checked in at 10pm that the window in my room would be open and it got quite cold. I dont know if i was dreaming or if there was construction or heat pipes clanging but i heard some weird things that October night that confused me for an isolated resort.
The Bar was lovely and was filled with craft beer. Prices were to be expected for an upscale classy joint.

WATCH out for the double taxing. I got a great price on priceline and paid $17.42 in taxes through them. Then i paid $17.35 in taxes for their "Resort Fees".
In all i paid 33% of the price of the room in additional taxes.
Traveller be aware.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank WRBWRX
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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

Dear WRBWRX,

Your praise of the cleanliness and comfort of your room will be shared and celebrated with the entire Housekeeping team. They are too often the unseen heroes and will appreciate the compliments. I will also be sure to remind them to close all windows when servicing a room. The air is fresh and clean but it is far too costly to heat the outdoors. I am not sure what the noises were that you heard. We have no construction projects overnight and, as far as I know, no ghosts :)
Please let me take a moment to clarify your mention of "double taxing". This might imply you were charged in a manner without integrity. The taxes you paid to Priceline are simply the taxes charged by the government we do not profit from this. The Resort Fee you paid is not an additional tax and is explained in the booking process through Priceline.
Hopefully, the savings you were able to take advantage of and the great experience will be the most memorable part of your visit to the Essex Resort & Spa

Naz Jenulevich
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

This review is long overdue, but my husband and I went to The Essex in Sept 2012 for a long weekend for our anniversary last year. We arrived at the resort later than anticipated, but were pleasantly surprised to find a chilled bottle of champagne and a Happy Anniversary card waiting for us in our room upon our arrival. The room was wonderful - clean and inviting. The restaurant in the hotel is just impeccable! We ate there a few times (dinner and breakfast) and every time it was fantastic. Service, food, atmosphere - everything was awesome. The grounds are beautiful and the facilities (pool, spa, gym) were all easily accessible and clean! Because the resort is a few hours away, we aren't able to get there as much as we'd like, but will definitely be going back again - in fact, we'd like to renew our vows there in another few years. A huge thank you to the staff for a wonderful anniversary getaway!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank travelingmom0124
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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2013

Dear Travelingmom0124,
Thank you so much for choosing the Essex Resort & Spa to celebrate your wedding anniversary and for sharing your positive experience with others. I will be sure to celebrate your review with all of our associates so they may enjoy this reward for all of their hard work.
Your mention of returning to renew your vows means a great deal and we would appreciate the honor of being a part of that important event.

Naz Jenulevich
Director of Resort Operations
nazj@vtculinaryresort.com

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