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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 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Farmington, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've lived in CT my whole life and have never ventured to B & T, even though my sister lives a few short miles from there. When making plans to meet with some long time girlfriends in Old Lyme, one recommended this place. What a gem! First of all, the staff were all fantastic. Upbeat and happy to accommodate. They... More

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We checked into the Bee, just off I-95 and were shown to our room on the third floor. There, over the four-post bed, was a chandelier with small red shades and a tassel hanging down. It cleared the bed by about...two feet, just over our knees. So there we were, the two of us. No, the three of us, if... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Honestly, I'm not usually one to bother writing TripAdvisor reviews, contentedly freeriding off the work of others. Yet my fiancé and I were so pleased by our stay at the Bee and Thistle that I am emerging from the shadows to recommend this delightful inn in the strongest possible terms. Our room (Room 5) was comfortable and bright. The absence... More

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Stonington, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My partner and I had a lovely dinner here with two of our friends. From the moment we walked in the staff were welcoming, warm, and professional. We had reservations and were shown to our table immediately. The menu was small, which is a good sign -- they do EVERYTHING on it well. The chicken liver first course was divine... More

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Enfield, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Wow, The Bee and Thistle knows 1st class all the way. Excellent food, Great service! This is a place to go any time of the year. Winter, enjoy a glass of wine by the fire.Durring the summer, get there early, get a glass of wine, walk through the gardens and stroll down the lawn and enjoy the view of the... More

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Southington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Very quaint. Rooms clean and well decorated. No tv or radio. Our room was warm and cozy and we enjoyed talking and having a snack in our room (we brought our own). Then we dressed up for dinner and went down stairs and took a little tour. The house was a little chilly but the staff started fires in the... More

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Southington, CT
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We spent a lovely afternoon at Tea and the food and excellent choices of Harney Teas were just right. Our waitstaff was very accommodating. We were serenaded by the most wonderful, friendly harpist - sat by the fireplace, watched the snow fall - and hated to leave.

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East Lyme, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Dinner was amazing entertainment was wonderfully fun and as usual Linnea and David were the best hosts the ambience was comfy but elegant even posted se pictures on Facebook of the wonderful rack of lamb I had

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Westport, Ct
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Delightful weekend spent at The Bee & Thistle Inn. The staff is beyond amazing, especially Tory, who has an excellent talent to make a person feel like royalty. She accommodates in every way, always with a smile and a true cheery attitude. The Inn is delightful, well kept and quite pleasant. The holiday decorations were just beautiful. and show great... More

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Suffield, Ct
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

In celebration of our anniversary, we opted for dinner and a night at the Bee and Thistle Inn. Check in was easy and very personable. I can't say enough about every staff member that works there. They were warm, pleasant and friendly. We received a complimentary upgrade to a lovely room. Fortunately they have complimentary wifi because, as nice as... More

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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*
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The Bee and Thistle sits nestled on five acres bordering the Lieutenant River, in the township of Old Lyme, Connecticut. The Inn is available as a large private guest house or by the individual room on a bed & breakfast basis, daily, weekly, or monthly. All of our nine guest rooms are adorned with elegant accents, each individual in design. Therein you will find fine linens, down pillows and a private bath. ... more   less 
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