The building is breathtaking and the grounds, the interior and amenities are no less impressive.
The room we stayed in was charming and nicely decorated. It was a small room with two double beds, a desk, a closet, a dresser and T.V. as well as a very nice bathroom. Our youngest daughter described it as: "Amazing, awesome, super comfy bed, stunning," and..."kapow!" (I'm not too sure what to think about that last one - but she sure was excited talking about it!)
I really liked this bathroom and it may be a small thing, but we really loved the shampoo and conditioner at this hotel; my shower felt a little spa-like!
When we arrived to our room, we found some Algonquin Chocolate Truffles and Algonquin Granola waiting for us. This was so perfect after a day of travelling!
There were little gift bags on the girls' bed with a little snack and juice box inside for each of them. They were so excited to see them! In the photo below on the right, you can see the little nook by the window with a desk.
Here is the view from our window. It overlooked a really nice balcony with gardens that we loved exploring and beyond that, the water!
Saint Andrews is a small town that's fun to explore. That said, in the short time we were there, we were hardly able to scratch the surface. There are some beautiful gardens nearby and I hear there's also a chocolate factory not far from where we were- I'm so sad we missed that! One must-see place is St. Andrews by the Sea which has some cute shops and several restaurants.
There is also a large wharf that you can walk out on to get an incredible view of Passamaquody Bay (that's right, same name as the town in the original Pete's Dragon!)
We stopped in town at a little diner and had a quick dinner before heading back to the resort.
The favourite part of the resort for our girls was definitely the pool and water slide. From the photos below, I'm sure you can see why. I thought it would be fun to have my youngest daughter guest post to describe this next part...here we go:
The water slide was awesome! I thought it would be scary at first because it's dark and twisty, but it was really fun in the end, especially with the friend that I met! We got to use our new under water camera on the slide and we'll share some of the videos soon. The pool was really fun to dive into and play Marco Polo with our new friends.
In the evening, Ken and Talia went off exploring every corner of the resort. They didn't want to miss a thing! While exploring, Talia captured this awesome stair shot by laying on the ground and looking up - definitely a photographer in the making!
Our family has loved getting to know Eastern Canada for ourselves these past several days, it is only unfortunate that we can't stay longer in each place. The Algonquin Resort is very high on our list of places that we would like to return to (but for a much longer visit) and we highly recommend it.
There are so many things to do and see nearby, like Kingsbrae Gardens, Katys Cove, The Chocolate Museum, parks and trails, just to name a few (not to mention preferably a little more R&R!)
Thank you to the The Algonquin Resort and Tourism New Brunswick for all of the memories we made while in St. Andrews, and for hosting us for this part of our trip!
Such a super clever design on the inside. I can see all of the A themes in the angles of the building itself. Clever. Love the waterslide. That would be a hit with all of us here too. This is such a lovely looking spot and I chuckled too at the Kapow comment from your youngest daughter. It is Kapow alright! LOL. I will look into this accommodation if we end up out east next year. It looks perfect for families.ReplyDelete
It is really cool- inside and out! haha Yes, definitely Kapow! ;)Delete
Looks like a great place to stay and spend time. I can not wait to visit the east coast one dayReplyDelete
You will love it!Delete
OH WOW! I actually have never had New Brunswick on my bucket list but now...just added! it looks stunning there! Definitely my kind of resort. The rooms look so inviting.ReplyDelete
That's awesome to hear! I think people don't realize what there is there to do!Delete
What a beautiful resort. Love the design of the rooms and the fun gifts for the girls!ReplyDelete
Me too! The gifts were such a nice touch and everything was beautiful in the building!Delete
Wow that is a really beautiful hotel, and look at that water slide! Love the beautiful views as well.ReplyDelete
Yes, the slide was such a fun part of it!Delete
The Algonquin Resort looks like a wonderful place to stay, I'll take a miss on the water slide though :-)ReplyDelete
haha really?! It is wonderful- even if you take out the waterslide ;)Delete
Thanks what a wonderful place to stay,everything looks so nice !ReplyDelete
What a lovely building, and it looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside. :-)ReplyDelete
It sure does- beautiful inside & out!Delete
I love your daughter's summary and kapow says it all. The Algonquin Resort looks perfect for family vacation fun.ReplyDelete
haha I guess it does! It was so nice- wish we could've stayed for more than one night!Delete
Looks like a wonderful place to visit!ReplyDelete
It's such an impressive place!Delete
This is why I love following Bloggers from across Canada. I will not be able to travel here but isn't it nice I can experience it through your eyes. What a lovely impressive place.ReplyDelete
I have only visited St. Andrews but have never stayed overnight there. I remember seeing this beautiful resort and promising myself to come back one summer and luxuriate there!ReplyDelete
I've always known that the east coast is beautiful but from your pictures it really tells a story of the complete package, from the land itself, to the beaches, to The Algonquin Resort and the conclusion is not only is everything beautiful but your camera takes great quality pictures.ReplyDelete
Love the photos, they're beautiful especially the painted house/store.ReplyDelete
That looks like a really impressive hotel!ReplyDelete
It looks like such a beautiful place to visit. The gf and I should travel there, and soon!ReplyDelete
We stayed her once ages ago. I'd love to go again. It's so nice there.ReplyDelete