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Carol H
Brewer, Maine

Great time had by ALL

Review of Samoset Resort
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Jan 19, 2015
Spent Sunday night at the Samoset with my daughters, it was spectacular!!
We had so much fun in the pool and hot tub, a great meal in the restaruant, and the room was very clean, with very comfortable beds and linens..... not to mention it had the best view of the breakwater!!!
I hightly recommend the Samoset and will return again and again!!!
Date of stay: January 2015
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort, responded to this review
Responded Jan 26, 2015
Dear Carol H,

What a fun getaway for you and your daughters to spend the night with us. It sounds like you had a wonderful time together while enjoying the heated indoor pool and hot tub and great meal in La Bella Vita. We can’t take credit for the view, but I agree the Rockland Breakwater on Penobscot Bay is spectacular.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell
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Reviewed January 14, 2015

My family along with 10 or so other families decided to stay at the Samoset for New Year's Eve and it was such a great time. The resort was so accommodating to our big group and placed all of our rooms in the same wing.

The kids had such a great time in the pool area and at the skating rink. The rate $109 included breakfast which was delicious! The dinner that we had was also great!

It was also so nice that we were able to check in early and check out late.

The staff at the samoset is so welcoming, accommodating and relaxed! Such a wonderful place for families to enjoy themselves. Thanks so much and we will be back this weekend for the Ice Bar and can't wait!!!

Date of stay: December 2014
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2015

Dear Pacdee53,

What a great group of friends you gathered together for New Year’s Eve. We are so pleased you choose to spend the evening with us and were happy to accommodate all of you with rooms in the same wing. It sounds as if you took advantage of everything we have to do from swimming in the heated indoor pool to ice skating and a hearty breakfast. Thank you also for mentioning our hard working, welcoming, and accommodating staff. We hope you enjoyed your time with us at the ice bar this year, too.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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Reviewed January 12, 2015

Stayed at the Samoset Christmas eve and Christmas night. The staff is very courteous and friendly. They eagerly accommodated our request for an adjoining room for other family members. Absolutely breathtaking views. Christmas morning we sat with our coffee and watched the sun rise over Penobscot bay. Difficult to find a more enjoyable way to start your day. This was our third time staying at the Samoset over the holidays, it will continue to be our first choice.

Room tip: Corner suites have the best view of the bay.
Date of stay: December 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2015

Dear Tom L,

We appreciate your patronage and your continuing to stay with us again over the Christmas holiday. We are glad you and your family enjoyed your adjoining rooms while taking in the beautiful sunrise over Penobscot Bay on Christmas morning. We agree this is a fantastic way to start any day. We look forward to seeing you again next Christmas.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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Reviewed January 9, 2015

Since we were not able to be with family this year at holiday time, we booked a stay at the Samoset. And what a good decision that turned out to be. We had no expectations regarding activities as we knew we would simply be relaxing and enjoying one another's company. So the rain and fog didn't bother us! It was lovely, however, that the fog lifted Christmas morning so that our ocean view room really did provide us with a gorgeous view.

We had two wonderful meals at La Bella Vita; Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas morning breakfast. The food and wine were wonderful, as was the service.

The resort was filled with lovely holiday decorations, not overdone, just tasteful. We would definitely stay there for a holiday again. Instead of feeling sad that we were not with family, we relished our environment and the attention of the professional yet friendly staff.

Room tip: The extra for an ocean front room was well worth the money!
Date of stay: December 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2015

Dear Elizabeth W,

Thank you for joining us over the Christmas holiday. I am pleased we could offer you a lovely, quiet place to enjoy yourselves while away from family this year. I will be sure to share with our Food & Beverage Director how you complimented both your dinner on Christmas Eve and breakfast Christmas morning in La Bella Vita. We look forward to welcoming you back.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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Reviewed January 8, 2015

Each winter we make a point to stay at The Samoset for a couple of weekends with a group of families. The kids love the pool, the ice rink, and the playroom. The rooms are clean, very large, have great views of the ocean, and the service in all areas of the resort is virtually unmatched. This year we went for New Years Eve with 16 other families and The Resort did an incredible job accomodating our group by keeping us together in a wing of the hotel and accomodating the adults in our group for a great dinner. You cannot beat the low rates they offer in the winter for a fun family getaway, we now make it a point to go each year multiple times and truly look forward to it.

Room tip: The rooms are consistent and all good from what we have experienced
Date of stay: December 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank Adam D
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2015

Dear Adam D,

We are so glad you and your friends choose to return to the Samoset again and again. We appreciate your patronage and letting us know how pleased you are with our resort. Being able to gather 16 families together for New Year’s Eve to enjoy the indoor pool, ice rink, and dining is impressive and we were pleased you had such a wonderful time staying with us.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was suppose to be a romantic weekend get away, but unfortunately we were placed in a room by boisterous & noisy wedding guests. The room @ night is very dark, which we liked, but if you get up in the night, bring a flashlight or nightlight. Our dinner downstairs in the restaurant was a real highlight. It has many different areas for seating besides the actual dining room & we appreciated the variety of the menu.

Room tip: Be very clear if you want a quiet room. We were put in a section of the hotel w/a wedding party & it was very noisy, we had to leave the fan on to drown out the noise. The reception staff could have easily asked if we were wedding guests.
Date of stay: January 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2015

Dear Barb S,

Thank you for sharing your feedback of your visit with us. I do hope you contacted our Front Desk staff when the wedding guests on your floor were disturbing your evening as we would’ve been happy to assist and intervene for your comfort. Aside from the noisy neighbors, I was glad to read you enjoyed the variety of options on our wonderful menu in La Bella Vita and your meal with us was such a highlight. We hope to be able to welcome you back for another visit.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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