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... and, finally, to Hamburg. But all this experience will first have to begin on this Delta flight to Atlanta, where BCD has its Americas headquarters and some of its key operations. I have no idea what I'm getting myself into. Though I know what BCD is about, I have never really been exposed to the "backdoor" side of the travel industry. This got me thinking about what my expectations are for these coming weeks and I thought I'd share a few of these.
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... Along the beach side of the road there was a wide pavement area with a sound shell for performances, changing rooms etc. On the other side were numerous shops and stalls selling clothing, souvenirs and food - Wicked Willy's Seafood and Big Steve's Italian Sausage to name a couple. This was the public beach. Once back on the bus we drove past the residents' beach where people that own property can get sticker access to the quieter, less commercial end of the beach. New ...
... for lunch, since it was a place I frequented as a young child. Lunch was at Barnacle Billy's in Perkins Cove in Ogunquit. We were able to have a nice corner table overlooking the boats and under the awnings, as it continued to drizzle and rain. Four lobster rolls, 2 tuna rolls and a few drafts hit the spot and showed the kids a real New England tradition for lunch. Leaving Ogunquit, there was ...
... up buying salad and some BBQ chicken, no muss, no fuss. The first might we decided to BBQ but quickly changed plans when we discovered the salad bar at Shaw's Supermarket on Scammon Street in Saco near Old Orchard Beach. It was more than a salad bar actually it had many types of goodies including fruit, eggs, cottage cheese etc. – enough for supper if we threw in the BBQ chicken (already BBQ’ed) that we found also at ...
... is doing all of the work, cleaning out cabinets and closets. Spent the night and are on our way back to the coast on Friday. Kathryn's gardens are beautiful and fruitful. They supply us with our greens and herbs for meals. Yesterday evening was a wonderful art show. The paintings I liked were already ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kennebunk Inn
We booked this room upon recommendation (and wedding rate) to attend a wedding on August 25.
Stayed at this Inn in August 2006 for a wedding. There is a sign on the hotel saying something about being founded in 1799 and it definitely shows its age. We stayed in a room with one king bed and the room was probably 10 by 10 if that with a bathroom not big enough for two people to stand in. Room and bathroom were clean. Our room faced a gas station and route 1 so it was very noisy. Free breakfast was the biggest disappointment - juice, coffee, cereal and some unidentified pastry was all they had. And of course they also had some peaches... with flies all over them.
We recently had a great stay at The Kennebunk Inn. They are in the process of rennovating and we had a room with a brand new Kingsize bed with wonderful crisp white sheets and fluffy pillows. They even double sheeted the comforter like they do in fancier hotels! Our bathroom had yet to be be redone but it was clean and had plenty of towels and toiletries. The continental breakfast included great strong coffee, homemade scones and banana bread, fresh fruit , juices and Cheerios. They have local newspapers and even the NY Times to read. We took advantage of the Pub for dinner one night. Reasonable, interesting dishes. We also took advantage of their "Stay and Dine" package and had a great meal in their main restaurant... Yummy lobster potpie, wonderful chocolate desserts. They even give AAA discounts. It is a great place to stay in this area if you are on a budget. We will definitely return.
Not at all worth the cost
We stayed at this inn and found the beds (if you call thin foam on top of a boxspring a bed) uncomfortable. The breakfast is poor, and the noise horrible. With no one on the staff willing to deal with 1:30AM to 3:30AM noise makers the paper thin walls and doors and thin floors above little rest can be had. (Probably no one care about our complaints because that where the staff stay). The food is fine but the rooms are not well looked after--and not an important part of the place.
From the outside, the Kennebunk Inn in Kennebunk Maine, looks like a charming old inn. Well, it's old, but the charm has faded long ago along with the carpets, paint, and wallpaper. We've stayed in B&Bs/hotels all over the world, and while this was not the worst one, it certainly needs a lot of TLC. We booked it based on the reviews in a Maine guidebook, and if hadn't been the last two nights of our trip, we would have made other arrangements after the first night. Bathroom floor was dirty, wallpaper peeling, overhead exposed pipes filthy...you get the picture. The food was ok, but nothing near what you'd expect from culinary institute graduates. What a disppointment. If you travel to the other end of the coast, try the Peacock House in Lubec....also old, but with true charm at a fraction of the cost, and hosts who care about your comfort.
Best dinner we've ever had!
We have had wonderful meals from Chicago to San Francisco to New York...Kennebunk Inn beats everything we have had. From appetizers to desserts the fine dining at the KI is the best. The rooms are charming and quite comfortable. But the dining room cannot be missed. We have eaten there multiple times and look forward to it for months before our arrival. Typically our party will order several different offerings during each course, just to sample them all...Yum! Can't say enough about this place. Most affordable gourmet cuisine in the U.S.
July 28 Review is Nonsense
The scathing review of July 28, 2005, is terribly unfair, written I'm sure by someone with a hidden agenda. Yes, there are a few spots that need some paint and some corners with tired carpeting. But there were no "misquitos", no bugs, and the "crossaints" were warm and tasty, my room and linens clean, with fresh wallpaper, very friendly helpful staff. The dinners were excellent and the bar cozy and convivial. For $85 in season, it was a great value.
Nice exterior, but that's about it. It's sad, I've heard such great things about this place, and we were greatly disappointed.
Peeling paint on the bathroom walls.
Bathtub rocked horribly.
AC leaked a huge puddle onto the hardwood floors.
Really bland and expensive food.
What a dump
I would advise anyone looking for a bed and breakfast in Kennebunk Maine to avoid this one at all costs. The place is a dump. The rooms have wallpaper falling off the walls, infested with bugs, misquitoes, and they do not clean the beds. The hallways are dark and dreary and the rooms are very hot despite an air conditioning attempt. The outside looks nice but don't be fooled. The continental breakfast looked terrible. A joke compared to other bed and breakfasts we've stayed in. Warm melon and stale crossiants. To top it off, and to add insult to injury, they put in the book about the hotel that is left in the room that "they envision updating the bedrooms". I wish they said that on the website before I booked! Avoid this dump at all costs.
Excellent culinary experience and hospitality
The Kennebunk Inn, under new ownership and management, is quickly becoming known as a great place to visit in that part of Maine. It offers an excellent and affordable place to stay and eat; this kind of combination is typically hard to find. I have enjoyed the warm hospitality of the staff, the creative and excellent culinary offerings, and the delightfully decorated rooms. The Inn is offering new and innovative programs, so I highly recommend that you check it out and think seriously about staying there during your upcoming vacation.