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“The Harjus' "A Fabulous Week"”

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Contessa Lake George Motel & Resort
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Bolton Landing
Port Jefferson Station, New York, United States
1 review
“The Harjus' "A Fabulous Week"”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We just returned on Sunday August 17th, from a one week family vacation where we stayed at the Contessa Resort in Bolton Landing. The week was fabulous!!! The cabins were very clean, with magnificent views of Lake George from our private deck. We stayed at the Contessa years ago and loved it at that time. The location is great because since it is situated on a sloping hill, the cabins are quiet and away from the main road. This is great considering we have two children. We haven't had the chance to get away for a full week in three years. My kids and I can't wait to return next year! My husband and daughter were able to try kayaking, free with your stay, and they loved it. We also rented a pontoon boat for four hours one day. Bob was great in terms of service and explaining everything to my husband. We had a great time out on the water. For the price, we intend to rent the boat for the whole week next year. I can't say enough about how great the service was, how clean the cabins were, and how relaxing a trip we had. I would recommend the Contessa Resort to anyone and have full intentions of returning with my family next summer!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Douglas, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Contessa. The cabin was extremely clean, modern, with amazing views of the lake...just like the pictures!!! Captain Bob was always very pleasant, informative, and very helpful on the several times we spoke with him. He has a great sense of humor. He and his daughter seem to have a very good working and personal relationship. We will always stay at the Contessa and have reccomended it to several people already. Great job, Bob!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Loudonville
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

I am writing this review to warn all prospective customers about Captain Bob. We rented a pontoon boat for four hours this summer. I have rarely dealt with a more rude service operator. He was rude when the reservation was made by telephone, but at least he called me back to apologize. Therefore I kept the reservation. When docking the boat we bumped the dock, as he made no effort to help his worker assist us. This resulted in a minor ding in the aluminum bumper. When I commented how rude he was to my party and me ,his response was that while he was going to fix the bumper for $75, but since I didn’t like his attitude, he was going to charge me for an entire new bumper.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Contessaresort, Owner at Contessa Lake George Motel & Resort, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
I try to professional when writing a review, but this man just went way to far. when attempting to dock the boat to drop off passengers it was obvious he was gonna hit the corner of the dock. His thirty something year old son, who wrote the review, stupidly put his leg between the dock and the boat and I screamed at him just in time to keep him form severing his leg. He reacted to my voice and moved just in time as my assistant attempted to stop 5000 pounds in motion, its impossible, and is a foolish thing to do, he won't do it again. They went to get gas and returned, at this time his son was repeatedly called me an A HOLE for yelling at him, and his father was yelling at me for not trying to stop the boats forward motion. I know better than that, I will not risk my body to save someone money!!!. And yes we charged him for the front bumper in full, which didn't have a scratch on it until then. The only mistake I made was I forgot to charge him for the labor!!!!
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Stayed in #9. Picture windows in bedroom and living gave a perfect view of the lake especially in the morning with the sun rising over the mountains across the lake. My cabin/unit was impeccably clean, nicely furnished and very comfortable. The grounds are well landscaped with each unit having their own deck with a table, chairs and umbrella and a grill. Walk down to the water to your boat rental and take off! Very nice place and Captain Bob is very accommodating.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Centwreach
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

I have stayed at many resorts over the years in Lake George. This by far was a great experience. From the time I called and spoke to Bob he was nice courteous and worked with me to get the room to best fit out needs. Upon check in I met his daughter. We arrived around 11:30. Our room wasn't ready but she told us to give them an hour since check in was at 2pm. She gave us passes to the beach. We went to check it out and retuned an hour later and our room was ready. The unit 6 was beautiful. 2 bedroom with private baths and the view of the lake was amazing from the private deck. The grounds were beautiful. I loved the close proximity to town. We rented a pontoon boat for two days. The boats are in amazing condition. The staff was nothing but friendly. Every day Bob asked how everything was and if there was anything we needed. I disagree with previous comments made about him. We plan on returning next summer.

Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Place is very clean and comfortable. Very hospitable. My husband and I enjoyed our stay and would totally recommend this place. It has a good pool and grills for guests to use. I would very much recommend renting a boat.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a few day get away in the middle of the week. Good price. Decent place to stay. Better then most places around that area. It was great that they had free kayaking. Only complaints would minor things. They offer free wifi but I could get a signal near the door. The only reason this was important was I didn't have cell reception.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Steven G
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Property: Contessa Lake George Motel & Resort
Address: 5102 Route 9N, Bolton Landing, NY 12814
Region: United States > New York > Bolton Landing
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Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Bolton Landing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 17
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Contessa Lake George Motel And Resort
Contessa Lake George Hotel Bolton Landing
Contessa Lake George Motel & Resort Bolton Landing, NY

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