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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Stonington, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 reviews
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
41 helpful votes 41 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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Lyme, Connecticut, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Just returned from a fabulous afternoon tea with girlfriends at The Bee and Thistle. The traditional decorations, gingerbread houses, mistletoe balls, garlands on the staircase all add to the beautiful setting. The sandwiches, scones and sweet truffles were just the perfect antidote to life in the fast lane with too much technology.We enjoyed the welcome champagne cocktail on arrival beside... More

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Stratford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Came upon the Inn during a visit to the area on Labor Day weekend...there was a sign at the driveway annoucing they were open for lunch. What a delightful place...formal looking but very casual...pleasant waitstaff and delicious lunch. After lunch my friend and I strolled the grounds...creative garden sculptures and seating areas scattered around for relaxing by the river.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

A decision to change our holiday itinerary almost at the last minute led us to The Bee and Thistle. This inn is beautiful both inside and out, with gardens full of local sculpture work leading you down to the rivers edge. Inside the local art continues throughout. We were upgraded to beautiful room 10, with its gorgeous bed and furniture.... More

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Additional Information about Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa

Also Known As:
Bee And Thistle Hotel Old Lyme
Bee And Thistle Hotel
Address: 100 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Location: United States > Connecticut > Old Lyme
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Old Lyme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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