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Bluegreen Vacations The Soundings, Ascend Resort Collection
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Dennis Port
Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews
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“Great Cape Vacation”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We were at The Soundings last week and had a wonderful time. There was still a little construction going on but it did not bother us. The location on the beach is fantastic and the heated pool just above the beach was perfect for the kids when they got too cold in the ocean. The activities coordinator, Margarite was wonderful and had some fun activities for the kids. The staff was great, all our requests were taken care of quickly. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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BluegreenCares, Manager at Bluegreen Vacations The Soundings, Ascend Resort Collection, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Hello Bparr01,

We are delighted you had a wonderful stay at the Soundings Seaside Resort. We are glad our location was fantastic and that you enjoyed the heated pool. We appreciate your compliments about our staff. We hope to see you soon!
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is GOING to be a very nice resort once all the construction is complete. I knew it was under construction but did not realize it was still at this point. The lobby and rooms are complete but the pool area and other outdoor amenities are still being constructed. The room was clean and updated with nice Cape Cod decor. However, the studio was too small for four people. It had the sleeping accommodations for four but not enough space for daily living. The kitchen area was entirely too small for even two people, but the bathrooms were very large. I recommend a family of four going up to the next size room, even if you have small children like us. Staff was friendly and helpful. The location was good because it is in the middle of the Cape, so it makes day trips to other parts of the Cape short. Nice place for now if you just want accommodations and not all of the resort amenities. Also, no fitness center : (

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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BluegreenCares, Manager at Bluegreen Vacations The Soundings, Ascend Resort Collection, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Hello flowersinthespring,

Thank you for reviewing your stay at Soundings Seaside Resort. We appreciate your comments regarding the staff and the potential of the resort once work is completed. We do hope you will return in the future.
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Dennis Port, Ma
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We have stayed at the Soundings several times in the past and love the location and the previous amenities. However, this summer, the resort is under construction and they expect people to vacation directly inside the construction zone, charging full price for their rooms if you are a renter. This is completely unacceptable! The issues start as you enter the parking lot with a traffic pattern which is all messed up due to equipment and trailers parked in it. We usually had to enter in the exit and back up down an aisle to park since ALL aisles are angle parking in the same direction (which is ridiculous even if the entrance were open). Then, there is no indoor pool as it is not completed, an amenity we specifically chose this hotel for (nor is the hot tub if you were looking for that). Don't expect to relax by the indoor pool as loud construction equipment is running back and forth in front of it all day during the week. (And the pool is crowded since there is no indoor pool and all guests are in one pool.) If you are staying in the west building, be prepared to walk a long way to your room over torn up sod/dirt and cross over electrical cords. I was always concerned one of us might trip. You cannot access this side of the property from the parking lot and rolling a luggage cart over the path does not work as we tried at check-in. Knowing this, no one helped us with our luggage, either. My husband had to make five trips to the car upon check-out' walking such a long way each time. Oh, and here's a good one: One day, we were told we couldn't get back to our room since work was being done in the area we needed to pass to get to the west building. Are you kidding me? When I angrily repeated what the BlueGreen worker said "are you telling me we cannot go to our room? Is that what you just said?", he said "ah, let me get someone" and called over another BlueGreen worker. When I asked him what the deal was, he tore down the mesh fencing the workers had put up and allowed us to pass through. I cannot believe this place is open during construction, and if it has to be, I cannot believe they don't have a better plan in place to accommodate the guests. How ridiculous!

As for the amenities that were removed, they need to bring back the outdoor foot wash faucet to rinse the sand off our feet when coming back from the beach. With that gone, the rooms (and outdoor pool) are going to get ruined from the sand being brought in. Also, it looks like they are taking most of the wonderful grassy area and installing a patio -- reducing the area for people to play outdoor games. No more putting green (which was such a nice past-time, especially with all the mini golf on the Cape) or outdoor grill, which was one of their best amenities. You didn't have to leave the "resort" to get lunch. Without it, how do you call this a resort? There's no continental breakfast, either.

The good things about this place are they did a nice job renovating the outdoor pool, adding glass to shield the wind and a nice big deck around the pool with new chairs. And the pool is now heated, too. And we love the oceanfront rooms (second time in one) with the separate bedroom and the ocean just a stone's throw away. The room was clean with plenty of good-quality bath and pool towels. And the kids' activities were a nice added touch with morning crafts, etc. Too bad, however, they don't have an indoor space to hold them for when the weather is too windy or rainy.

I certainly hope they complete this renovation soon! In the meantime, don't expect a relaxing vacation here!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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BluegreenCares, Manager at Bluegreen Vacations The Soundings, Ascend Resort Collection, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Hello JMR86,

Thank you for coming back to Soundings Seaside Resort. We are sorry to hear that the construction prevented you from fully enjoying your vacation. We regret to learn about the inconveniences that you have experienced. Please contact us at your earliest convenience at info@bluegreenvacations.com so we can further discuss your particular concerns. Thank you for your feedback.
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Annville, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

We loved our long weekend stay here. The room was clean and more updated than some of the other BlueGreen places that we have stayed. Not having a table or any chairs to sit at to eat was slightly annoying, but we really didn't use the room for more than sleeping and eating a quick breakfast in the morning. We had a great view of the ocean, and I enjoyed keeping the balcony door open at night to hear the ocean.
The main plus is the location. It was right on the beach. It was very convenient to be able to walk out of your room and right down to the beach. The resort's location in Cape Cod was also very convenient, and a short drive away to the other towns.
Now for some cons: the construction. We knew about it before arriving, so it wasn't a surprise. We were there for the weekend, so we didn't hear anything, but it made the parking lot annoying to navigate. It was also kind of creepy walking by buildings late at night with Tyvek wildly flapping in the wind. The lack of elevators was also a pain. We were on the third floor, and had to carry all of our luggage up and down two flights of stairs.
Overall, it was a great place. We will definitely return again (and hope that we get another ocean view)!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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BluegreenCares, Manager at Bluegreen Vacations The Soundings, Ascend Resort Collection, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Hello rvanorden,

Thank you for taking the time to provide such positive compliments. We are thrilled that not only did you have great experiences, but you would love to return. It is delightful to hear that the location was perfect for your stay. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced regarding the construction and the elevator. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you will visit us soon again!
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Norman, Oklahoma
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Stayed on several occasions with wife and two younger children. Considering what you can pay for other comparably located resorts on Cape Cod, we were always pleased. Make no mistake...if your took the resort and plopped it down anywhere else you wouldn't think much of it. Rooms very dated, grounds just so so and in need of care. But it's beachfront location and proximity to good touristy things make it a great choice for those on a budget.

Kids really liked the indoor pool. I am a beach guy, so having the ability to walk down steps to the beach while family stayed in outdoor pool was great. I really liked the hot tub indoors...kept hot, not lukewarm. Also had a good success fishing off the jetty just a short walk from the resort.

If you want luxury, this isn't for you. But beggars can't be choosers when it comes to Cape Cod. We really like the place based on convenience and location.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Chris W
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BluegreenCares, Manager at Bluegreen Vacations The Soundings, Ascend Resort Collection, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Hello Chris W,

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such a detailed review. We are happy that you found our location perfect. We are thrilled that you and your family were satisfied with our amenities, such as the hot tub and the outdoor pool. We hope to have a chance to welcome you again!
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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197 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

This little resort was cozy, clean, excellent views and pleasant employees. The beachfront was beautiful, kept clean, comfortable lounge chairs, and the pool was also clean and ready for splashing each day. We loved our view from our patio and enjoyed sitting out there early in the mornings or later in the evenings. Yes, there was construction going on, but it was not a bother, really, since we were going out each day touring the area. Once we got back in the later afternoon or early evening, they were gone. The way I see it, they are building more rooms so Bluegreen owners can more easily get a booking for the future. No need to complain; just glad they are adding on! We will definately be back to this wonderful resort to visit the Cape Cod area again!

Room Tip: Ask for ocean view! Most of them are, but a few seem to just have a pool side view.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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BluegreenCares, Manager at Bluegreen Vacations The Soundings, Ascend Resort Collection, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Hello Joan W,

Thank you for staying with us at Soundings Seaside. We are thrilled that you not only enjoyed staying at the resort but will also come back. We are glad you found everything in your room beautiful and clean. We are also happy that you loved the view from your patio. We are grateful for your kind remarks, as well as your understanding. We look forward to welcoming you in the future!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Great location! The private beach is a small walk away and was beautiful. They also had beach chairs that can be used, most are broken so they adjust to one setting for positioning. The pool is also right on the beach, pretty nice and cool.

Our room was great. Two bed rooms with a pull out couch. The kitchen was cute and the table sat 4 people (stools/high table). The pull out couch is so uncomfortable, you may want to bring a blow up mattress or put the bed on the floor to sleep. The bathrooms were large, ours had two showers/two toilets.

Customer service wasn't great. The receptionist/check in lady was awful to talk to and work with. The manager ended up trying work with us.

This place is under construction!! We were not informed. One pool was open, hot tub was not. Parking is awful.

Room service is extra, but they will do a towel exchange without a cost.

No breakfast, only coffee.

If you plan on being a beach bum or travel bug, stay here. If you are a hotel body and live on hotel amenities, do not stay here.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Gee K
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BluegreenCares, Manager at Bluegreen Vacations The Soundings, Ascend Resort Collection, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Hello Gee K,

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are glad that you were satisfied with the location of our resort and that found your room wonderful. We are sorry that the customer service did not meet your expectations. We would like to further discuss your particular experience. Please contact us at info@bluegreenvacations.com. Thank you.
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Property: Bluegreen Vacations The Soundings, Ascend Resort Collection
Address: 79 Chase Ave, Dennis Port, MA 02639-2627 (Formerly Soundings Seaside Resort)
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Dennis Port
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Dennis Port
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Hotel Class:3 star — Bluegreen Vacations The Soundings, Ascend Resort Collection 3*
Number of rooms: 78
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