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Holly House by the Canal

2.0 of 5 Inn   |   20 Keene Street, Bourne, MA 02532
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Ranked #4 of 7 Bourne B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014
hr1313 Merrimack, NH
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 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 of 5 stars
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Merrimack, NH
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193 reviews 193 reviews
34 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The choices for lodging in Bourne, MA are limited; this was a nice choice if you like staying with your favorite aunt and uncle. The host were wonderful and friendly, the house and room was like you were staying at a relative's home who made it up as nice as they could with their personal items throughout the home(including the... More

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61 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This was reasonably priced ($145) for a quick overnight trip to the Bourne area, but the Holly room is in desperate need of updating. It has started to cross line between being quaint and being worn and tired. Not talking about renovating to be sleek & sterile, but the basics – Carpet needs to be replaced - worn, covered with... More

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Williamsburg, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We chose The Holly House on the strength of the reviews on this site. they were spot on. Our host Tom was friendly and answered every question we had about places to eat and places to go in the area. The room had every amenity and we enjoyed Tom's homemade scones and more at a beautifully appointed Victorian breakfast table.... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Tom made our stay memorable. What a nice man sharing his home with visitors from around the world. We slept well and had an enjoyable and interesting conversation over breakfast with our host. Stay here for a different experience.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We spent a night here as part of our New England tour, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Holly House is in a residential area, next to the town historical society building, and within walking distance of the canal. Tom is a most genial and garrulous host, within half an hour of arriving we'd covered English and American history, statistics, comparative linguistics,... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We (my boyfriend and I, our best friend couple) stayed here for our first bed and breakfast experience and we loved it. The location was convenient to find, close to restaurants and major highways, etc. The inn is very pretty and romantic, clean and cozy. The owner, Thomas was very friendly, knowledgeable, and has great sense of humor. Also a... More

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Bridgewater, MA
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

My husband was turning 60 and I wanted to do something different for his birthday. Staying at a bed and breakfast was on his "bucket list". We spend a lot of time in the Plymouth area so I thought about that. Then as I was searching the Internet I came upon the Holly House. I loved that we could see... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

Their cancellation policy is terrible, a week out, less than 24 hours after making the wrong reservation they still charged us. Terrible customer service.

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

We stayed here for two nights with another couple in mid september, once the rush of the season had past. The house is a quaint, typical New England home, lots of wooden furniture, books and nik-naks, quilted comforters and a lovely comfortable bed. The hosts, Tom and Rita, did everything they could to make us welcome and sat and chatted... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay with hosts Tom and Rita and they did everything they could to make our stay a pleasant one . The house is in a very convenient place for travel to the Cape , Boston and Plymouth .

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Address: 20 Keene Street, Bourne, MA 02532
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Bourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Holly House by the Canal 2*
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