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Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   100 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371
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Ranked #1 of 3 Old Lyme B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
CavalierJCS Princeton and Charlottesville
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Princeton and Charlottesville
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The owners of the historic Bee and Thistle Inn are successfully pulling off the rare trick of marrying one of the oldest and most historic inns in Connecticut with a contemporary style that is unique and appropriate to the setting in Old Lyme. Responding to the local history as the center of both American Luminism and then American Impressionism--both headquartered... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We spent a lovely evening recently at the Bee and Thistle Inn, but there were some drawbacks that would definitely impact our decision to return. When we arrived on our post-Christmas getaway around 4:30, a holiday party the Inn was hosting was just breaking up and a large group of merrymakers were cheerfully (and immovably) blocking the door and hallways... More 

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Linnea1957, Owner at Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa, responded to this review

This is in response to your email, handwritten list and review for the Bee and Thistle Inn. First and foremost, we take any guest concern very seriously. Upon receiving your list of maintenance issues, our front desk manager immediately gave it to the person responsible for these repairs. As a former innkeeper, you must understand how busy it can be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

From the moment we arrived at the Inn until the moment we left we were pampered and treated as if we were the most important people there. Dinner was wonderful and the bartender made great chocolate martinis. We couldn't have been more pleased!

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Texas
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When I first called the Bee and Thistle, I was sold! We wanted to see the fall color and I was told about scenic drives and things to see. Then when we drove up to the house, it was one of those moments when you know you picked a great place. The atmosphere of the Inn is warm and welcoming,... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Stayed two nights at this lovely B&B and on both evenings enjoyed its lovely restaurant – fine Connecticut dining indeed. Breakfast area was tranquil with delicious home baked goods accompanying a good hot selection. Rooms were cosy and charming while both the interesting house and the large expanse of garden are dotted with fascinating artwork and modern sculptures. Welcome was... More 

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Old Lyme
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I had the good fortune to spend a night at the top of October here. The combination of the beauty of the place, the comfort of the bed and pristinity of the room and bath, the splendid meals at dinner and breakfast and the solicitude of the hosts and crew added up to a world class stay. Christina at check-in... More 

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Westport, Connecticut, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went to the Bee & Thistle for a 22nd year anniversary get away. We didn't know what to expect with the Inn, but it was great in every way. The staff couldn't have been nicer. They made us feel welcome and special from the moment we went through the front door. They were also incredibly thoughtful... More 

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Ruesselsheim, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Very nice place, with art in the garden where you can relax in the evening sun. Got upgraded to bigger room which was nice and cosy. Food in the evening was good but not extraordenary. Breakfast however was very good and extensive, got even water and oranges for the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A few co-workers and I made plans to meet for happy hour and dinner. All I can say is that we didn't want to leave. Seriously, I think our server left before us while we stood there chatting. Ok, let's get to the important topic, the food. I had the hand made eggplant ravioli with asparagus and squash blossom. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited this lovely establishment over the weekend, and the only word i can use is AMAZING. The Staff is super friendly, and very attentive. The grounds are immaculate, the menu is super (loved the citrus melon salad) the entire experience was relaxing and peaceful. Many thanks to the great people at the Bee and Thistle for being such lovely hosts.... More 

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Additional Information about Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa

Address: 100 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Location: United States > Connecticut > Old Lyme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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