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Gilcrest Cottages and Motel

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2378 U.S. Rte 3, Thornton, NH 03285
1 room 1 adult
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Southington, Connecticut
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our motel room 13 in the motel section was very comfortable and nostalgic. We had the river out our back window and the snowstorm the day we were there was beautiful to watch. We loved the stone fireplace in our room. The bathroom is small but doable. The only comment on the room is that it would be nice to... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We booked a room at the Gilcrest based on Tripadvisor reviews. What was the basis on which reviewers gave it 5 stars? What is all the hype about? We reached the hotel in the afternoon. The owner seemed less interested in showing us the room than in talking about his handmade pictures frames. We distinctly got the impression that he... More 

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

We always appreciate comments from our guests as this is how we learn to do things better. However, we were surprised to see this review. We do have another business and only talk about it if asked. We did make sure these guests had hot water and explained the reason they thought they didn't. We are more than happy to... More 

Saratoga, California
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Went in mid November. Some snow flurries earlier in the day but the room was super warm and toasty when we checked in. The duraflame log in the fireplace was an awesome touch. The proprietors called me after I booked online to make sure they would be around when we arrived at the property. Very friendly, even lent me a... More 

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St Paul, MN
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33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We really enjoyed our recent stay for 4 nights in one of the cabins. Julie and Gary were very friendly and extremely helpful. They seem very dedicated to making sure you have a great time. The setting is very comfortable and peaceful. The cabin was very clean and we appreciated having a grill to use. There are numerous things to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We had a very warm welcome from the owners, and they bent over backwards to give us information and ensure we had everything we need. We had a room in the motel rather than an individual cottage and it was very comfortable with plenty of hot water and a sense of character and homely feel. This is a great value,... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We read the reviews from others and , consequently, were expecting much more. On arrival, we were expecting a nice greeting, but we didn't get that. In fact, the owner hardly looked up when we walked in. (Julie had been so friendly on the phone, but we hardly saw her at all) He reluctantly showed us a cabin with a... More 

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a review of our small "mom and pop" establishment. We are sorry to hear that your expectations were not as good as you had hoped. We strive to provide a friendly and very clean establishment and as many amenities as possible. We do appreciate the positive comments about how clean it was. More 

Newburyport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

These cottages are so Private and Homey!!! It is close to the highway and yet it was quiet. There were chairs to sit outside and a picnic table. There was plenty of hot water, the pool was spotless and the outdoor grilling was a nice touch!!!

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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Loved our stay here! The cottages were just that, cozy cottage atmosphere that are kept impeccably clean, Owners are absolutely terrific and will offer you great local options and information about area points of interest! So much to do in this area wish we stayed more then 2 nights.

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New England
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

If you want to experience the way many families did in New Hampshire in the 50's, and 60's, this is the place.. Conveniently located right off Route 93, but nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains and alongside a river, the cottages are no frills but with everything you need. Our room was spotless with a retro decor. It... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

All I can say is: The only disappointment was leaving the beautiful little cabins. Clean , comfy, cozy and quiet. Love this place! Located on route 3 your close to Lincoln and Plymouth . The cabins and motel have been restored to their original beauty. All located on the river. You have all you need here pool ,grills restaraunts nearby.

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