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“Shabby - in need of some tender loving care” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sebasco Harbor Resort

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Sebasco Harbor Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sebasco Estates
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Shabby - in need of some tender loving care”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

Stayed here for one night in the Lighthouse (no 22). As with previous travellers, the views of the bay, inlets and outying islands are super. We had panoramic views from our bedroom and from the top floor of the lighthouse and its 'crows nest'. That said our experience and view of the resort differ somewhat from some of the previous feedback. The online video of Sebasco Harbour Resport does not marry up to what is actually there waiting for you. True we were staying at the end of the season BUT the whole resort has an air of shabbiness though the staff are hard working and offer good customer service. The reception, lighthouse and pilothouse were tired both on the inside and out. The lighthouse public areas were beyond shabby chic, scuff marks and dirt on the walls, worn carpets, the top floor and crows nest in need of repaint & varnish. The paper cups for making tea and coffee, the easy chairs, the victims of supporting many a big bottom in need of re-upholstering, the ripped wall paper (in room 22) together did not exude 3 star comfort let alone 4 or 5 star comfort. We had dinner in the Pilothouse - the last night of the season. Though many of the wines and some dishes were unavailable, the service and greeting from Karen was excellent and possibly the most genuine of all we have experienced on this trip through New England. The food was good though unexceptional, the scallops in white chocolate were tasty as was the lobster, though dessert - a dark chocolate flan clearly not made in house was poor. We also breakfasted in the Pilothouse but sadly it was luke warm when it eventually arrived and did not have the side dish of sausages we had ordered. To be candid, the waitress seemed to be more interested in chatting to the locals at the adjacent table discussing the forthcoming wedding of the daughter of the owner of Sebasco Harbour than looking after its guests! So in conclusion for European travellers & readers this is no 4-5 star resort. If you are expecting something along the lines of De Vere hotels and resports or Leading Hotels of the World then you will be disappointed. As regular travellers across Europe, Asia, Canada and the US, this is a good 2-3 star resort that was probably first class when originally built in the 80's but is now in need of some TLC to halt the decline.

Room Tip: Room 22 Lighthouse for views of harbour and convenience to get to Pilothouse restaurant adjacent.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank 21stCPragmatist
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puremaine, General Manager at Sebasco Harbor Resort, responded to this review, 8 November 2011
Dear Reviewer:

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We appreciate your kind words regarding the views and most importantly, sharing your gratitude of our Sebasco team members. We have an incredible staff that works hard to make sure you enjoy your time with us.

I am sorry that you felt as though the rooms in the Lighthouse were tired - as a small family owned business, we work hard to keep up with the annual maintenance an 82 year old resort requires. With that being said, we certainly would not make any excuse for ripped wallpaper in your room. The Lighthouse rooms remain our most popular rooms, although many of our returning guests prefer the recently constructed Harbor Village Suites and Fairwinds Spa Suites.

I am sorry the dining didn't meet your expectations. Karen is one of our best and thank you for mentioning her by name. Your breakfast should have been delivered at the proper temperature and with all items ordered - my apologies. We have a great community on the Popham peninsula and although your service shouldn't have been negatively affected, our neighbors are the heart of this resort and the upcoming wedding was certainly an event of interest.

Again, we thank you for staying with us and apologies that we didn't provide you with the perfect getaway.

Best regards,
Michael Lynch
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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boston
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20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2011

Just spent two nights in the lighthouse at Sebasco Harbor Resort. It was fabulously peaceful. The view from our room was amazing. I brought many books...but never got past a page or two because I spent most of the time just gazing out our window.

We ate at the Pilot House for dinner which was a great experience. The food was par to any 5 star restaurant we have been to with service to match. (and a great view!!). We also ate at the Ledges Pub which was typical "pub fare".

We didn't use the spa or the golf course (just couldn't bring ourselves to leave our fabulous view.

We spent many hours in the top of lighthouse enjoying the view and meeting many people from all parts of the world. I regret not getting contact information from the lovely people I met from "across the pond".

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank rinkrat
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London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

A beautiful hotel in a great location. The staff were unbelievably friendly and helpful - and there is a fantastic restaurant too.

A great place to relax, to be pampered, to explore the bay or to play sport.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Jon F
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

The Sebasco Harbor resort is gloriously situated in a sheltered bay and the views sitting outside the Pilot House (on site pub/restaurant) as the sun goes down are fantastic.

Check-in was friendly and efficient. Our room was perfect, with a balcony with an overview of the bay. A sink, microwave and some crockery and utensils were also (unexpectedly) in the room - which was a bonus.

We ate in the Pilot House on one night. The food was good but not exceptional.

There was a slightly noisy wedding going on one night we were there, but we weren't overly disturbed and the noise didn't go on too late.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Neil00
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Middletown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2011

My wife and I have been going to Sebaco for 20 years (many times twice a year). Over the years many improvements have been made, making Sebasco better than ever. We highly recommend going there for a quiet relaxing and rejuvenating time. The staff over the years have always been friendly and go out of their way to help and accomodate your needs.

Room Tip: Book as early as possibble to get room you want.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Robert B
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Additional Information about Sebasco Harbor Resort

Property: Sebasco Harbor Resort
Address: P.O. Box 75, 29 Kenyon Road, Sebasco Estates, ME 04565-0075
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Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Sebasco Estates
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sebasco Estates
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,094 - ₹ 19,671
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sebasco Harbor Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled among whispering pines on the rugged coast lies a retreat of quiet comfort and rejuvenation, where beauty and tradition abound. Tucked away on 550 acres on Maine's Midcoast, Sebasco Harbor Resort is an authentic Maine destination resort with breathtaking views and a wealth of activities the entire family can enjoy including golf, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, scavenger hunts, pirate cruises, tennis, spa services and more. Experience Pure Maine, where memories last a lifetime. ... more   less 
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