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It’s All About Me—Westbrook, CT

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A February 2006 trip to Westbrook by zabelle

Waters Edge Resort and Spa Photo, Westbrook, Connecticut More Photos
Quote: We had a week away from home while still being able to go to work. It was relaxing and loads of fun.

It’s All About Me—Westbrook, CT

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Overview

Sleeping Houligan Photo, Westbrook, Connecticut
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When the opportunity presented itself to spend a week at the Water’s Edge Spa and Resort in Westbrook, Connecticut I jumped at the chance. It was a unique chance to take a vacation away from home while still being able to go to work everyday. Water’s Edge is a vacation ownership property combined with a hotel and convention center. They offer a variety of accommodation packages in combination with meals and activities. Located directly on Long Island Sound, they have a private beach where they have available, kayaks, paddle boats, chaise lounges, and umbrellas. There is also an outdoor pool and dining area adjacent to the beach. There are two tennis courts and the grounds are lovely, th...Read More

Water's Edge Resort and Spa

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Hotel | "Water's Edge"

Water's Edge Resort and Spa Photo, Westbrook, Connecticut
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Best Things Nearby:Long Island Sound, outlet shopping in Clinton and Westbrook, the Aquarium at Mystic, the subbase at Groton, and the Coast Guard Academy at New London.Best Things About the Resort:There are loads of amenities offered here: tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, ocean views, game room, lounge, workout room, Jacuzzi, sauna, and a lounge with entertainment on Friday and Saturday evening. On Sunday, the restaurant has a brunch that has been voted "Best in Connecticut." Room service is also available.Resort Experience:Water’s Edge is a four-season resort and spa. Located on Long Island Sound, it seemed like the perfect place for us to take a "no...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 27, 2006

Water's Edge Resort and Spa
1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, Connecticut 06498
(860) 399-5901

Water's Edge Inn & Resort: Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Restaurant at Water's Edge"

Water's Edge Inn & Resort: Restaurant Photo, Westbrook, Connecticut
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The Sunday Brunch at Water’s Edge has been voted the best in Connecticut on more than one occasion. I can’t verify this since I didn’t have the brunch. I can tell you that the breakfast buffet is outstanding. Your choices include cold cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, bagels, danishes, muffins, scones, several types of bread, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, raisin French toast, fabulous waffles with strawberry or raspberry sauce, and made-to-order omelets. Everything is beautifully presented and tastes great. Fresh-squeezed orange juice and coffee are served to the table.While we were finishing up, the buffet was in the process of being set up. The dessert table was enough to get my mouth wat...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 27, 2006

Water's Edge Inn & Resort: Restaurant
Boston Post Rd
Westbrook, Connecticut 06498
(860) 399-5901

Luigi's Restaurant

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Restaurant

Luigi's Restaurant Photo, Westbrook, Connecticut
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Luigi’s is an institution in Old Saybrook. The DiBella family has been serving great food and pizza for 50 years. I received a gift certificate for Christmas, and Valentine’s Day seemed like the perfect time to put it to good use. Luigi’s is located on Route 1 only a short drive from Water’s Edge. We arrived early, shortly after 5pm, and received a table at the window. There are also booths as well as dining in the bar area.In celebration of Valentine’s Day, there was a special menu that featured, among other things, a Luigi’s Bellini. I have never heard of a bellini, but who could resist the combination of champagne and peachtree schnapps. Wow, I think I have found my new favorite drink. It’s an i...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 27, 2006

Luigi's Restaurant
1295 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, Connecticut 06475
(860) 388-9190

New Deal Steakhouse

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Restaurant

New Deal Steakhouse Photo, Westbrook, Connecticut
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I have to admit that New Deal was a bit of a surprise to me. It wasn’t at all what I expected. You enter the building into the tap room. If you prefer a quiet dining experience I suggest you ask to sit in the restaurant. We didn’t know the difference so we sat in the tap room. The room is dominated by an oak bar, and a rather young crowd was sitting around it. I should say a young and rather rowdy crowd, not in a bad way but there was a high level of noise. We got a booth along the wall and the first thing I noticed was the rather tacky thick paper table cloth, at least the napkins were cloth. The second thing I noticed was the $12 meal deal for Monday through Thursday. For $12 you h...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 27, 2006

New Deal Steakhouse
704 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, Connecticut 06498
(860) 399-0015

Water's Edge Inn & Resort: Restaurant

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Restaurant | "The Lounge at Water's Edge"

Water's Edge Inn & Resort: Restaurant Photo, Westbrook, Connecticut
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One of the beauties of staying at Waters Edge is that we could go to work and just come here after. Today we hit the work out room right after work and then the hot tub. Once we were showered and dried we headed to the lounge for dinner.The sun was just setting and I have to say that the views from here are every bit as good as in the main restaurant. We took a table with both chairs facing the ocean. You have the choice of ordering from the lite bites menu or from the regular dining room menu. We ordered an appetizer of fried calamari as we looked the menu over. It arrived without any sauce. That was a mistake on our servers part. He returned very shortly with a rather unusual...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 27, 2006

Water's Edge Inn & Resort: Restaurant
Boston Post Rd
Westbrook, Connecticut 06498
(860) 399-5901

Activities at Water’s Edge

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Health Club Photo, Westbrook, Connecticut
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Shopping:The Shops at Water’s Edge offer the option to do some world class spending without even taking out your car. While not in the resort itself, they are a very short walk across the parking lot. Thanks to the $25 gift certificate I was given as a Valentine’s welcome gift, I had to check out Bernie Fields Jewelry Store. I was very surprised when I saw the gift card. The Bernie Fields Jewelry Store that I knew had closed recently and since this was where Al purchased my engagement ring 39 years ago, along with several other pieces of jewelry over the years, it was with great sadness that I saw them leave. Imagine my surprise when I walked in the shop and saw familiar faces. Cutt...Read More

Spa at Wates Edge

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Kasey getting a manicure Photo, Westbrook, Connecticut
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How could I resist? Especially when Al offered to pay. I booked my services 2 days before we arrived, and I suggest that you do this as well. It may just have been because this is the weekend before Valentine’s Day, but by Thursday there was already nothing available at all for Saturday. I booked a scrub and a facial for 2pm, and Kasey ordered a manicure and a pedicure for the same time periodWe arrived about 20 minutes early and Kasey was escorted to the relaxation room to await her service. I was shown to the locker room and given my robe and jelly slippers. After changing, I joined Kasey in the relation room. It is dimly lit with wicker furniture and an artificial fireplace in each o...Read More