Claddagh Motel & Suites
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsCladdagh Motel & Suites Rockport
Lovely cottages and friendly, helpful owners. Conveniently located for our visit to Camden and Rockland. The lawn in front was perfect for breakfast and afternoon wine.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Claddagh Motel & Suites Rockport
Great place with Wonderful Hospitality
Maine's Best Kept Secret - The Claddagh Motel has it all and one could not ask for better hosts than Alex and Siobhan. The Claddagh is not your average motel and in fact the word "motel" does not do this home away from home, any justice at all. We stayed in one of their suites for a long weekend in September 2006, which included two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and sun lounge, all beautifully decorated in New England style. Everything was so cozy, comfortable and clean. In addition, the outdoor heated swimming pool fully equipped with fresh towels was an added bonus and furthermore, breakfast included a real pot of tea and fresh scones. Our stay at the Claddagh was certainly a memorable one. So, whatever your pleasure and your destination is Maine, the Claddagh Motel is a must. We'll definitely be back. Two Thumbs Up!
Home from home
Had a really really lovely 2 week family holiday in a suite on the edge of the ocean with Alex and Siobhan - it sure is different to Texas!
Oustanding location close to the sea, lovely pool and really lovely walks close by. What really stands out is the warmth and hospitality of the team that owns and runs the motel and really made for a relaxing holiday in a lovely part of the world.
If you want a place to unwind and experience good old fahsioned hospitality I cannot think of a better location.
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful
My family just returned today after staying at the Claddagh for three nights in one of their waterfront houses. I cannot say enough about the wonderful hospitality from the owners, Alex and Siobhan. I have stayed at many rental properties and have not found a place that had everything, and was so clean. This house has a beautiful view overlooking the water, and a short walk to enjoy the motel's heated pool. We could not have asked for more and we are already talking about returning next year. You and your family will have no complaints here!
what is it with these small hotels/motels in holiday areas? I too live in a holiday area, however I had to travel to Camden/Rockport area at the last minute. There really are no "chain' hotels in the area. I called the "claddagh" where I asked about any vacancies for the w/e. He told me he had fri/sat/sun free. I said I was delighted to take fri and sat. He said I had to take all three. When I asked about the off months if it was always 3 days he said he was in Florida in the sun and didn't care. More fool him. What goes around comes around...........
What we had available at the time of the phone call was a choice of two family suites no motel rooms. I never got around to explaining this, as the person talking to me was not very happy when I stated we had a three night minimum stay. When asked have we a three night stay in the winter I answered that we are not open and that I go visit my family in Florida.
It is not very fair to get a bad rating when the person on the phone does not like your reservation policies.
How can you rate a lodging facility by a phone call. I answered all the questions and was as helpful as I could be.
High Marks for the Claddagh
Our family just returned from visiting Maine's mid-coast region including Acadia National Park from July 19-25, 2006. One of the highlights of our trip was a six-night stay at the Claddagh Motel and Suites in Rockport.
Given our family size (five members, including middle and high school aged children) we often have difficulty finding accommodations that offer enough room for everyone at a reasonable price. The Claddagh suites were the perfect answer. We stayed in suite #119 which was the entire second floor of the main building. It included a well-appointed master bedroom, a second bedroom with both a queen-size and full-size bed, a kitchen, bath and a large sunroom overlooking the property's immaculate heated pool. Our suite was spotless and included many touches that made it feel like home.
Alex and Siobhan Gilmore, our hosts, offered exemplary hospitality and made each guest feel special and very welcome. Over the course of our visit we noticed that no detail escaped their attention and that the property was extremely well-managed and maintained. The continental breakfast was always enjoyable and included many fruit, cereal, and pastry choices. The wonderful Irish scones were a highlight.
As a veteran traveler of 25+ years, I can assert that the Claddagh offers a wonderful lodging experience and is not to be missed when visiting Maine's mid-coast. No "big box" hotel can compare to the personal attention and passion for hospitality that Alex and Siobhan Gilmore offer at the Claddagh.
Best Lodging in Camden area!
I have stayed in the Claddagh Suites for the past three summers. I simply wouldn't stay anywhere else in the Camden area. The proprietors of the motel/suites are lovely people, and really take the time to get to know their guests and show them some genuine hospitality. Likewise, their staff are exceptionally friendly and accommodating and treat you like family. The rooms are great, the pool is inviting. They serve Irish breakfast scones every morning. What else can you ask for?
A Great Place
A great place to stay. this is my motel of choice when visiting the Rockport/Rockland/ Thomaston area
Motel rooms and cottages are very spacious and have a wonderful decor. Very clean and always plenty of towels and whatever you need-within reason-you will be accomodated. The motel rooms don't have refrigerators but the will put one in there if requested and anything extra you may need
Continental breakfast is wonderful and there is a sitting room for you to have your breakfast in or take it back to your own room.
Updated telephone system so that you can receive calls from home if needed after hours and now you can have access to the internet with accessibility in all rooms.
the landscape is beautiful-flowers all around the area patio table and chairs for every room and an area to grill if you like.
I have stayed in the cottages mostly and they are very spacious and have washer/dryers and anything you need along with a beautiful view of Clam Cove which is a short walk from the office.
Highly recommend a stay in one of their cottages.
trip advisor member: Marlborough, MA
Paradise in Rockport - home away from home
We recently made a visit to Maine and as our work was near Rockport we stayed at Claddagh Motel & Suites. We have stayed at many other inns and hotels before but Claddagh is far above in all respects - be it in Irish hospitality of Alex and Siobhan be it in in cleanliness or be it in comfort. We have stayed both in their duoble and triple room ( which in fact can sleep four)
At first we wrere a bit hesitant to check in a motel but once we checked in Alex went all out to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Dont be confused by the name - Claddagh is more than a motel or rather you may call it a hotel with a motel feel.
The continental breakfast is free with excellent choice of coffee and breads. 24 hrs hot and cold water, spacious toilets, wifi internet across the hotel, heated swimming pool, 90 Channel Tv facility ( you wont get this at any other hotel in Maine) beautifully done up rooms in old english style - what more can anybody ask for. Moreover Alex and Siobhan the owners and their two sons are always a phone call away to help you in anything.
Walmart is just a 5 mins walk and so are other departmental stores. Camden town is 5 mins drive while the back road down the motel takes you to a lovely serene bayfront for a peaceful evening walk.
Camden is a place of interest for a few things like Lobster and Crabs, art stores and the sea front. You may also go down to Rockland for a day out on the sea or the lighthouse museum and some excellent seafood.
If you are visiting Maine either on business or on leisure or a vacation a stay at Claddagh will be a lifetime experience.
A True Gem
When we were looking for a place to stay in Rockport, Maine, our friends recommended this motel. What a pleasant surprise. The rooms are decorated each in their own unique way, tasteful, clean, and comfortable. The owners couldn't be more pleasant. The entire property is neat and well maintained. There are plenty of towels and chairs around the heated and spotless pool. A really great experience!!
TripAdvisor Reviews Claddagh Motel & Suites Rockport
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