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Encore Bed and Breakfast

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116 W. Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stylish, comfortable and spacious room with all you need; delicious breakfast, where you meet other intersting guests; good location with nice restaurants around; great host who makes you feel like at home

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed in 3 different rooms at Encore, each time for 3 nights. Each one had it's own special charm and character and each was supplied with exactly what we needed. I couldn't even pick a favorite. Reinhold is always eager to help if something isn't perfect. My husband and I love the breakfast----several choices are available. The location... More 

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Rosalind. What a great start to the week with your wonderful review on Tripadvisor. Calling us your "home" in Boston makes us more then happy. We are already looking forward to your next visit. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Encore for three nights whilst exploring Boston. The B&B is located in a lovely quiet neighbourhood and is easy walking distance to the centre of town. All the essentials are close by, Wine Shop, Restaurants, Convenience stores and markets. We recommend the coffee at Render around the corner on Columbus Street. There are some lovely restaurants dotted... More 

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Paula. Thank you for a wonderful review. We are happy that you discovered Render Cafe on your own. This reminds me that it has to get on the revised map of neighborhood restaurants and cafes. Happy the weather was nice enough that you could enjoy the balcony of the Albee room - a wonderful spot for relaxing after a... More 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The neighborhood was quiet and the room really agreable. We loved the breakfast ! It's a very good place to discover Boston. We found that place better than a big hotel downtown. The rooms are spacious and clean and the bathrooms are modern and nice.

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Stan. Thank you for going through the effort of writing this review. Since you mention the breakfast, we need to mention that we are lucky to have Boston's best bakery Flour in the neighborhood. we are happy to share all the positive feedback we get from our guests with them. We hope that you will be able to visit... More 

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to Boston was complemented by Reinhold who greeted tired travellers on arrival at Encore. Such a relief from the noise and congestion of Manhattan. We stayed in the Sondheim Room for two nights. Breakfasts were a time to meet and chat with other travellers. Our oversight, we should have planned to stay longer. However we managed to... More 

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Wayne. We are more then happy that you enjoyed your recent stay at Encore and that it obviously didn't cause a problem that we left for Tanglewood for the weekend. We are sure that Johnny not only gave you a good first hand insight into the Boston theater scene and delivered excellent service. It makes us very happy that... More 

Schaan, Liechtenstein
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great decision we made staying at Encore B&B in Boston for three nights. After a long overseas flight from Europe we were happy to arrive at the B&B after 10 p.m.. Because the owners were on vacation themselves, we were greeted by John who did his best making us all feel welcomed and taken care of. The room... More 

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear guests. Nothing is more rewarding for us then finding out, that our guests are satisfied even when we are personally not around, which doesn't happen too often. I am sure Johnny will be delighted to read your review, which I will send him right away. We will keep your suggestion about coffee in the early morning in mind. Nothing... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This was my 3rd time staying at Encore and it was yet again a great stay. We stayed in the Bernstein room and it was quiet and wonderful. The neighborhood is in a great location to go anywhere in Boston and also has a great selection of restaurants.

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Andrew and Erin. It is always a pleasure to greet well known guests, that come for their repeat visits. We are definitely sure that the city has enough to offer even for repeat visitors and the number of old and new restaurants in the neighborhood guarantees that you have always enough choices. Thank you for your review - we... More 

Clifton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

service and location were perfect! breakfasts were delicious. atmosphere is very friendly and romantic. location near city center. the neighborhood is known for good restaurants and it is quiet and green at the same time.

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Nadia. Thank you so much for your excellent review. For some reasons I wish it would have been in Russian language, to make sure fellow Russians would be able to read it. Trust me,in our 15 years of Encore we haven't been able to host too many Russians yet. We definitely hope to see you sometime again. More 

London, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Owners are attentive and not interfering. Breakfast nook nice place to converse and enjoy a delightful spread. Nice central location. Beds are comfortable rooms good size and clean. Short walk to major attractions and pick up spots for tours

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Kathy. Thank you for a short and up to the point review. Every opinion counts and we a grateful that so many guests give us their positive feedback. We would not be able to keep our top ranking at TripAdvisor without it. We hope you will have the chance to visit again. More 

Wirral
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We arrived late from the UK in the dark and we were tired. We were confronted firstly by a steep flight of steps and then an internal staircase, both of which were difficult with heavy suitcases. However the room (Bernstein) was ready and everything was as promised for our 4 night stay. We slept well in a very comfortable bed... More 

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Richard. We are still sorry that we couldn't greet you personally and help with your luggage due to your late arrival. When we made plans for our B&B it was a long discussion whether it should be located on the upper floors of our property or on the lower ones. The upper floors with the view and the advantage... More 

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