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ocean edge good for families
We just returned from Ocean Edge Resort on Cape Cod. I was concerned about this property because of the mixed reviews on this web site.
I have to say that everything I read here was true. The resort itself is nice, not wonderful. It's just that there is not enough attention paid to the guests.
e.g. calls left on the front desk and concierge's voice mail are never returned. The maid service is weak in fact they dont even use vacuums!!
When we entered our one br suite we were greeted by stained carpet!!yuck!!
You just never feel pampered here, as I said lack of guest services is their biggest problem.
However there are pluses...the beach is wonderful..great for kids..at low tide u can walk out for 2 miles...chairs and towels provided at beach. u can order a picnic lunch delivered to the beach. If u stay on the golf course side of the property u will spend alot of time going back and forth to the beach side. It's location in Brewster is excellent, a charming area of the cape.
I wish they could just improve upon things by reading the reviews posted here. I have stayed at Kingsmill in williamsburg, va many times and ocean edge reminds me of that except when i leave kingsmill i usually feel as though i've had a vacation.
Nice Resort, If you get a good deal
My husband and I stayed at the Ocean Edge resort over fourth of July weekend. It was our first visit to Cape Cod and we planned our trip on short notice. Knowing nothing about Cape Cod we picked this resort based on its website. We received a good discount by booking last minute. The resort would not have been worth their normal rates for this time of year.
We stayed in a hotel room in the west wing. Our room was large and nicely furnished. It had a king size bed and a couch. The room was close to a pool. The pool seemed crowded, so we opted to only go to the beach.
The complimentary towels and beach chairs at the beach was very nice. The beach was rocky and didn't have any waves (It is on the bay.)
I would stay here again, only if we get another good deal.
Very Nice Experience - Conference
Our group stayed at the Ocean Edge Resort in August 2005, and enjoyed the stay. We had an offsite conference, and the hotel did a good job preparing for our stay. The rooms were large, and really very nice, and very clean. I stayed in the East wing off of the main house, and the maid service was great. They came by in the morning, and then in the evening for turn down service.
Beach was nice, and well maintained. I did not use the pools - but my co-workers said they were nice.
I would highly recommend staying here.
I attended a conference and at the Ocean Edge Resort and found it a poor value. The main house is situated on a pretty site, but I stayed in one of the "villas" which were really apartment units quite far from the ocean (requires a drive, but shuttle service is provided). The first room I was given was on the ground level and was dirty, smelled musty, had quite old cheap furniture. I asked for another room, and it was similarly devoid of character and shabbily furnished. Service was responsive but not not particularly accomodating or attentive that one would expect from a "five star" resort. The conference room was cramped with poor sight lines. I ate breakfast in the hotel one morning (not included in room charge, about $40 for two) and found it mediocre. The beach was pleasant, but nothing special. The water was calm and shallow, however, which children seemed to enjoy. The pools are rather small. On the plus side, the grounds are nicely manicured and its location in the center of the cape make it a good base. The Cape Cod Bike trail runs through the resort. The golf course looked first-notch. Brewster has many fine restaurants and cute shops, and surrounding towns were idyllically quaint.
In the future, I would choose the many unique hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts on the cape instead of Ocean Edge and save my money for the seafood and art galleries.
not the best information provided
We have stayed in the OCEAN EDGE RESORT in the last weekend of july.
on the internet hotel presents itself very nice.
when we call the resort to make the reservation, we were told the hotel
was full, however they can offer us a 1bdr villa for the same price.
what they do not tell you is that the villas are located few kilometers
away from the main resort/beach (on the oposite side of the road), and you need a car at all times.
to go for breakfest, to go to the beach, to go to the pool.
we had our 2 years old son with us - it was very unconfortable.
not to mention, we could not let him run around, because there are cars
also, you park your car across the street and there is nobody to help you
with the luggage. you have to carry everything yourself.
in our case we had few bags plus the cooler, as we travelled for hours, so we needed a food for our son.
so we were not happy from the first moment.
beach was not very clean, a lot of stones in the water.
they did not have a cafeteria or bar on the beach, where you could
get a snack or something to drink. you had to go back to the main resort,
which even though, was in the same location, but still far away.
we travel quite a bit, and it was a first time we did not have any additional
charges, except the room on our bill.
first night we could not have dinner in the resort restaurant, because
they had a wedding party there, we had to drive around to find something.
accomodations were OK, a little outdated, but you could live with it.
beside that villa was comfortable. but if you are like us, when you go
on vacation - you want to relax, not to cook or do the laundry (we had
a washer and dryer in the appartment), we can do it at home, this
place is definately not for you.
quite honestly we would not go back there again.
Ideal Family Vacation
Ocean Edge is not to be missed when visitng the Cape. It's a beautiful place with activities for the entire family! My children were occupied throughout the day and night with activities including scavenger hunts, tidal walks, organized lawn activies, sandcastle-building, etc. A childrens camp is even offered from 6 to 9 in the evening so my husband and I could enjoy one of the resorts four restaurants on our own. It was an amazing vacation and we'll definitely return next year!
incredible and memorable
I stayed at the Ocean Edge for the second time this month. The first time, I stayed in a "village" by the golf course.. it was wonderful! Spacious accomodations. The second time, I stayed resort side - what a beautiful villa! The staff and service were most helpful, especially the concierge who was so friendly in booking dinner reservations and suggesting good restaurants.
The beach was also wonderful. Would stay there again without a doubt!
So Not Worth the Money
Ocean Edge is an upscale motel masquerading as a four star resort. The promotional materials and website are particularly misleading - they show a very deceptive picture of what you actually get after you check in, which is usually a rather modest (but clean) motel style room located far from the beach! The main mansion - admittedly beautiful and prominently featured on the webiste - is often closed to hotel guests for private functions, so don't plan on spending much time there. Generally, you'd be much better off saving your money and staying at an area motel, or staying at a true four star resort - which this ain't.
On arriving at the hotel we were quite shocked to discover that the 'Double queen bedded room' I had booked, was in fact a single queen in a block of other similar sized units within a 'Village' of 3 storey terraced 'houses'. The 'Village' was one of several dotted around the golf course on the other side of the 6A Highway and some distance from the main building shown on the website. The car park was across the road from the house and it was often impossible to park there, it was then a case of driving around the other car parks to find a space.
To access our room we had to climb up a flight of stairs to get into the house, then we had to go down 3 flights of stairs to get to our room, this was not easy to do with luggage. The car also had to be unloaded and loaded in the car park as there was no vechicular access to the house.
My husband tried twice to change an American Express cheque (check) at the main hotel, the first time the receptionist sent him down to the bar as she said that the barman would change it. The bar was still closed (it was only 9.30am) and after waiting for several minutes with no staff in evidence he gave up. He then tried again a couple of days later, this time the receptionist said that the hotel didn't have enough cash to change cheques ($100)
Our room was quite comfortable but slightly shabby in places, e.g a cracked hand basin, but when we reported a small maintainence problem: the over bath drying line was broken at the end. The repair was to put a knot in it! This did not work.
On checking out as I looked at my bill I noticed that they had my address as Las Vegas, I live in England! I asked how this had happened and could not get an explanation.
There were 3 restaurants on the 6A close to the'village'. One was a 'fish and chip' with simple tables outside and inside, it was always very crowded.
Next door to it was a larger more formal restaurant, they were very helpful when we arrived with no reservation. The third restaurant did not take reservations according to their message board but when we turned up for a meal they asked for our names. They also stopped serving dinner at 9pm.
Cape Cod was superb but I would not stay at The Ocean Edge again! We didn't get to see the ocean.
The website is definitely misleading. The resort is very large and the way the rooms are arranged it is more like a large apartment complex. In fact, the rooms are very very much like an outdated room that you would expect in an apartment complex. We stay in a three bedroom villa in Bay Pines Village. The villa was of a good size, the furnishing is fine (the TV is a 15 inch I believe). The bathroom is clean but very very old with outdated tiling. The beach was very rocky and not clean. There was glass everywhere. The concierge were great. They made dinner reservations for us and were a great source of info. on local sites. I guess it's good for a family get together but I have to say the rates are not that affordable considering how little you are getting in terms of luxury accomodations. I will not return to the this resort. I've been to the Chatham Bars Inn a number of times and that is by far a nicer resort.
1 night in mid September
I'm taking my wife and daughter(2 months old) to Ocean Edge Resort in the middle of September. What are some of the places that we shouldn't miss? Any recommendation on nice brunch place around Brewster area?