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“5 great years in a row” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Naswa Resort

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The Naswa Resort
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Laconia
Certificate of Excellence
Saugus, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“5 great years in a row”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

My children, aged 8 & 12, and I just returned from our 5th annual summer vacation at the NASWA Resort. As in our previous four stays, the entire NASWA staff from front desk to waitstaff to housekeeping to the owners all made us feel welcome and like a part of the family. This year we decided to have a less structured vacation and spent more time on property rather than visiting Storyland, etc. The kids (and I!) had a blast in the lake and using the kayaks and paddle boats. At S'mores and campfire the kids made friends with other children who were also staying in cottages and they played on the beach until lights out. The next morning they said they had the best time ever. We always end our stay with our "fancy" dinner at Blue Bistro where in a matter of a few steps you can transform from being on the sandy shores of the lake to a first class dining experience. It was the perfect ending to a great trip. We will be back next year for sure!

Room Tip: All cottages and some of the hotel rooms are right on the lake - an amazing view to wake up to each...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Rich C
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Naswa, Owner at The Naswa Resort, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Thank you for your continued patronage and making our resort your family place! It is always nice to hear what was enjoyed at our resort. We will see you next summer for your annual trip!

In the Spirit of Hospitality,
Cynthia Makris
President
NASWA Resort
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wimauma, Florida
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Every time I come here, I have an awesome time. I have been staying at the Naswa for a few years now as I attend the Nascar race. My first initial stay was didn't get off on the right foot but, the stay and owner took care of me immediately. Since that date, I have seen continued improvements of the complex. It is an older facility but, most in the area are older. There are still improvements to be made and I believe the owner continues to listen and makes those improvements as promptly as possible. My #1 reason for staying here is the staff and the owner. The venue is great! You can stay on the premises your entire stay and have a wonderful time without leaving for anything if you do not want. My last stay showed me how great the staff really is! I left all of my diamond rings in my room and thankfully the cleaning lady found them and turned them into management. I received a call before I ever got out of town! I was able to quickly go back and retrieve them. I can not say enough about the staff at the Naswa! Awesome!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Anita L
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Naswa, Owner at The Naswa Resort, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Thank you for your continued patronage and giving us a second chance! We appreciate all of our guests comments, both positive and negative, as it helps us to fix mistakes that may exist and to continue to make improvements. Our staff is always happy to help with any concerns and are glad that we were able to get your jewelry back to you before you got too far. We hope to see you the next time you are in the area for Nascar!

In the Spirit of Hospitality,
Cynthia Makris
President
NASWA Resort
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Raymond, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

The resort is neat and clean. The staff throughout was very friendly. I was caught off guard that we had to pay in full on check in. I've never had to do that anywhere else I've stayed. Always on checking out. The resort is an older one and while efforts to update it have been made it needs more. Our room was clean and we loved the balcony overlooking Paugus Bay. However, we had some problems. The bathtub filled with water everytime we took a shower. The bathroom door wouldn't close all the way and the coffeemaker only worked if a certain light was turned on. We didn't find out about that until checkout when we reported the problem. They have a small beach that was neat and clean. The swim area is small and a bit on the rocky side. There was also some underwater plant life encroaching into the swim area. It would've been nice if that was cleared out. We didn't have any kids with us but they had activities for them there which is nice. We had some drinks and apps at the Nazbar and Grill while watching the soccer game. The food was of the frozen premade variety. Not very good eats. Overall I found it expensive for what you get.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank trk0345
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Naswa, Owner at The Naswa Resort, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Thank you for your review and input of your recent stay at the NASWA. It is unfortunate that you did not bring your concerns to our attention while staying with us as we would have gladly fixed any of your maintenance concerns. Not to be argumentative, but all food at the NazBar is freshly prepared with the exception of the chicken fingers and fries which are freezer to fryolator. We use only fresh local produce, organic beef and chicken and other high quality items. Unfortunately good fresh quality food is not inexpensive. Our prices are fair and competitive given the quality of the food. We hope that you will visit us again when your travels bring you to the area.

In Spirit of Hospitality,
Cynthia Makris
President
NASWA Resort
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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

The location right on the water was great and the food in the restaurant was quite good. The staff had a real customer service focus. Cottages need to be upgraded but were certainly good enough. We really enjoyed ourselves.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Paulo1990
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Naswa, Owner at The Naswa Resort, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thanks for staying with us at the NASWA Resort. We are glad you had a wonderful stay. The NASWA Resort celebrated its 79th year this summer. The property is continually being updated and improved for our guests.

Hope you will visit us again the next time you are in the Lakes Region of NH!

Sincerely,

Cynthia Makris
President
NASWA Resort
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Milford, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Overall, our stay at the NASWA was wonderful. The staff was fantastic. The cottages were small, but clean and comfortable. We only have one recommendation for the cottages ... some shelving would be so helpful. Such a easy fix to allow more organization in the tight space with very little cabinet space for food. We had a friend bring us a corner rack to place in the kitchen, since there was room, and that made the world of difference. The NASWA actually had one shelf above the couch which was a great idea, but a few more in the rooms and kitchen would prove most accommodating. The beach was raked nightly, which was very nice; however, our cottage was next to the loading area for trash removal. The carts of trash that were taken through the beach area were a bit unsightly, especially trash dripping along the beach as it was emptied. This was just a small caveat, but worth the resort looking into, otherwise, it would have gotten a 5 star rating from us.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kim T
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Naswa, Owner at The Naswa Resort, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Thanks for your critique of our Resort. We welcome constructive criticism and learn from our guest's input. Your suggestion about more shelving in the cottages has been passed onto our Director of Engineering, who will also review our trash removal procedures to see if they can be more guest friendly.

Glad to hear your stay was wonderful. Hope you will return to the NASWA next time in the Lakes Region!

Sincerely,

Cynthia Makris
Owner
NASWA Resort
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rhode island
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night to attend a James Taylor concert at Meadowbrook. We had a very basic room (terrace off parking lot) but well appointed and super clean. Quiet and great ac. The beach area is a great bonus. We had a picnic on the beach before the concert and the friendly people at the desk set us up with a cab to and from Meadowbrook. Best idea ever btw. After JT we quietly had dessert and a swim. Nice breakfast at the onsite restaurant the next morning. The resort has several options for lodging ranging from cottages to motel rooms. For our purposes it was fantastic and would not hesitate to go back for a one night stay for a Meadowbrook concert. Might be a good place for families with little kids.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank lolaRhodeIsland
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Naswa, Owner at The Naswa Resort, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
WOW! You certainly were able to squeeze a lot of fun into one night in the Lakes Region!!! Our convenient location to Meadowbrook makes a taxi ride to the venue easy and carefree especially if you intend to have a cocktail at the concert. Our desserts are "Hopemade" by the matriarch of our family, my mom, Hope Makris. It was her mother and father who opened the NASWA almost 80 years ago. Thanks for a taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. It is very helpful for other travelers and concert goers!

Looking forward to having you stay with us again!

Cynthia Makris
President
NASWA Resort
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

We'd both been to the NASWA before but in beautiful weather, this time the forecast was iffy, we had one beautiful day and one entire day of rain. Despite the rain, we had a great afternoon! The staff ran out and bought ten or so pop-up tents to provide extra covered seating at the beach bar, so we spent the day making new friends under the tent while our son played in the lake just a couple feet from us, the air was warm and the rain didn't bother him! I should also mention, the grounds crew was great, that group of guys were all friendly and very helpful, they deserve recognition.

Room Tip: Worth the extra $ for a cottage
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Gia S
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Naswa, Owner at The Naswa Resort, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
We wish we could guarantee the weather because it is always nicer for our guests when the sun is shining! This being said, the fun must continue rain or shine. Glad you did not allow the rain to dampen your stay!

See you again!

Cynthia Makris
President
NASWA Resort
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Property: The Naswa Resort
Address: 1086 Weirs Blvd, Laconia, NH 03246-1625
Phone Number:
Region: United States > New Hampshire > Laconia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Laconia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Naswa Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Full Service Waterfront Resort w/ Hotel Rooms, Studio Suites & Cottages. Family run resort for over 75 years. Located in Paugus Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee. 1000ft of beach frontage w/ dock space and swimming areas. ... more   less 
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