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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

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#1 of 2 Hotels in Essex
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 14 May 2014

My wife and I recently spent at night here and while we had a wonderful time using the hammock and pool, walking the grounds, and playing the outdoor checker game, we were not impressed with the condition of the room. The room had potential- it was a nice size and color and tastefully decorated, but in need of some work...

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Sarah U U, Thank you for staying with us and please accept my apology for the issues you experienced with the quality of your room. I have shared this with our Facilities Director, Matt Whitman so he and his team may investigate. Matt has a preventive maintenance program in place that has shown great results in many areas but...

Dieppe, Canada
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights. Very clean and very professional. Customer service is top notch! Close to the outlets. Restaurant is a bit pricy. I tried the Tavern and food was OK. Nothing to brag about. There are a lot of great places to eat in the area, you just need to look around and you will find it.

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Marc G, Thank you for staying with us and for having a great time. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Roseland
Reviewed 14 May 2014

This was a very unique resort. I have been to many Vermont areas and this is truly one of a kind. It is not right by a lot of stuff but once you are there, it is like a little city in and of itself. There is a Spa and top notch restaurants. We did a culinary experience which included...

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear John G, Thank you so very much for taking advantage of all the Resort has to offer and for your words of appreciation. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Cottekill, NY
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We booked The Essex for a last minute birthday/Mother's Day weekend because of its central location. We had no idea that the food was so unbelievably delicious, or that the spa was such a luxurious escape. The staff is the most accommodating, courteous and helpful group we have ever encountered. The level of customer service at The Essex is far...

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear REALGrunge, Thank you so very much for this terrific review. We hope to see you again soon, Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 May 2014

This was our second stay at The Essex. We brought back my girlfriends parents and our dog this time. As advertised this resort is extremely pet friendly. Upon check in you receive a welcome kit for your dog that includes a toy, foldable water bowl, treats and poop bags. The resort grounds are extremely pleasant and well kept with large...

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Dustin H, Thank you for your continued support of the Essex Resort & Spa. There is no better compliment than a guest that returns and enjoys each visit to the fullest. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Reviewed 2 May 2014

My friend and I spent two nights at The Essex and we couldn't have chosen a better place to forget reality, pamper ourselves and enjoy fabulous food! Staff was consistently so eager to please, friendly, attentive and obviously loving their jobs! Spa was amazing! Peaceful and such a treat to hang out and relax in lounges as long as we...

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Patty0421, Wow...what a fantastic compliment. Thank you so very much for enjoying your time away with us. See you again soon. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Dorval, Canada
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Helpful staff, beautiful surroundings, a chance to temporarily forget about work & other responsibilities. Culinary class is relaxed, educational, and fun. Spa area has a quiet and relaxed atmosphere.

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Barbara M, Thank you for this and the other positive reviews you posted regarding your stay with us. I am so happy we were able to provide you with the get-away and escape you most certainly deserved. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Wilmot, New Hampshire
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We spent two nights at the Essex and it was really enjoyable. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. The Essex stay was a gift from our children and we had understood that The Essex was known for it's wonderful food and spa facilities. While the fancier restaurant was closed for renovation we sampled many...

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear David B, Thank you for this great review of your stay. It is wonderful to hear we made such a memorable impression. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 April 2014

This was our second stay at the Essex, the first time using the spa. We upgraded to a larger room with a kitchen area and a gas wood stove. Overall, the room felt very dated and in need of repair. The bedroom had peeling wallpaper and the bed was old and not comfortable. Our friends, encountering the same type of...

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear mamacooking, Thank you for staying with us again. Our Facilities Director, Matt Whitman and his team are constantly on the move attending to the various wear and tear issues the Resort is faced with. They have shown great results in many areas but clearly his work is never done and a constant focus is required. Matt is currently overseeing...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We stayed at the Essex recently for a wedding. The front desk staff was very accommodating when we asked for early check in , since we were out of state,, needed a little extra time to get ready before the wedding. We stayed in the Mansion building,, and had 3 rooms for family members. Loved the rooms, very spacious, modern...

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear 317bosoxfan, I am delighted to hear you and your family had a wonderful time while attending a wedding at the Essex Resort & Spa. Thank you for your support. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations '

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  • Pool
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  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled on 18 acres between the vistas of the Green Mountains and the splendor of Lake Champlain, The Essex is Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa. The Essex is a true destination, offering a full-service Spa and Fitness Center, cooking classes in the J.K. Adams and Chef's Kitchens of Cook Academy, and our two award-winning restaurants-- all of which perfectly complement our classic accommodations.The Essex is the premier choice for your next group event and is the perfect Vermont wedding destination for dozens of happy couples tying the knot each year. From our own Vermont Tennis Vacations to our wine list, ranked among the best in the world, The Essex offers you an experience unlike any other resort in New England. ...a true Recipe for Relaxation. ... more   less 

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Address: 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452-3383
Region: United States > Vermont > Essex
Price Range: RM744 - RM1,570 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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The Essex, Vermont`s Culinary Resort And Spa
The Essex, Vermont`s Culinary Hotel Essex
Essex Vermonts Culinary Junction
Essex Vermonts Culinary Hotel
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