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Orchard Street Manor

139 Orchard Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We stayed here for one night and got there very late after being delayed on our drive from New York, but the owner was at the end of the phone when we were lost and was waiting for us when we arrived. It is a beautiful house and worth staying just to see it and such a break from the... More 

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. You are not the first of our guests who has been guided to the B&B by a last-minute phone call. We realize that sometimes the GPS can be confusing! Usually when someone is alone in the house, we confer on them the role of Lord and Lady of the Manor.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We stayed for one night here in October. The place is stunning. Full of history which the owners a very proud of. We arrived later than planned but the owners were very helpful and friendly. The lady of the house showed us to our rooms and then joined us at the bar for a hour or so chatting away like... More 

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words about your stay with us last month. We really appreciate it when guests take some time to write about their stays. I write this response while taking a break from indexing the new volume of the Picture History of New Bedford which is on its way to the printer. I am also responsible for most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

To a weary traveler, returning once again to this lovely refurbished whaling captain's home is like visiting old friends. My quaint room with all the books and specially made breakfasts to fit my special diet requirements never disappoint. This trip a lovely bride was in the parlor, and didn't mind me making a quick photo of her moments before the... More 

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

It is indeed like visiting old friends and having a chance to chat about families, grandchildren, new interesting recipes, changes in the art gallery scene and good places to eat! We enjoy having our guests return again and again. That's one of the aspects that makes our lives interesting as innkeepers. Thanks for the great review and we'll be really... More 

Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My three day sojourn at the Orchard Street Manor Bed & Breakfast was like a journey to an historic past; a past filled with the bustling energy of the town's "whaling business", and yet I felt surrounded by Orchard Street Manor's serene elegance. The innkeepers, Alfred & Suzanne Saulniers enthusiastically share New Bedford's history with their guests, while treating them... More 

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to share your thoughts about our B&B. It is an exquisite pleasure for us innkeepers when our guests’ interests coincide with our own research. That allows us to share historical tidbits, reactions to each other's own work, who to see and where to locate pertinent material. We both benefit from the... More 

New Smyrna Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Orchard Street Manor is a stately home in a relatively quiet neighborhood not far from the attractions along Union Street and the waterfront. You can walk to town, to restaurants and museums or bring plenty of quarters for on street parking. Like the previous reviewer, my husband and I stayed in the Green room. It's large and lovely although... More 

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay and for your comments on the satisfaction of our breakfasts. We really appreciate our guests’ reviews. We have found that one of the surprising pleasures of running a B&B is meeting people with whom we share a common link. To have met a friend of an ex-colleague is... More 

Hampden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed in the Green room and really loved our bathroom and the big old clawfoot tub (better than a modern whirl pool). The room was nice, comfortable and full of interesting memorabiia and antique touches. And our hosts made for very interesting breakfast conversation and know so much about the history and culture of New Bedford.

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about your stay at The Orchard Street Manor. We appreciate it when our guests take time from their busy lives to provide us feedback. We would love to welcome you back on your next business trip to New Bedford. More 

Weymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed at the Orchard Street Manor last year during the New Bedford Summerfest and enjoyed our stay very much, so much so that we rebooked for this year as soon as we could. The weather last year was oppressively hot and the festival is primarily held at several outdoor stages. Al and Suzanne were so concerned about their guests... More 

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

We really love to welcome back guests. Their stay gives us a chance to catch up with each other since the last time that we met. This year provided far more pleasant opportunities to do so both at the B&B and at the Folk Festival than did last year’s oppressive heat ! We also enjoy hearing guests’ opinions about the... More 

Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I have stayed at the Orchard Street Manor regularly for many years and have always had an excellent experience. The manor is uniquely decorated with personally collected items from our host's travels all over the world. He shares a wealty of information about the local area and continues to write about the history of this city. The... More 

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about your stays, our food and our hospitality. At the B&B, we look forward to seeing regular guests to renew long-standing friendships and to catch up on family and personal activities. After fourteen years, we note with pride that we have attained special bonds of friendship built on sharing both joys and sorrows. We... More 

Attleboro, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

BRIDES BEWARE. I planned my stay with my mom and 7 bridesmaids for the night before our wedding ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE. It seemed like a perfect spot to get ready with the moms and maids. The home was previously owned by a ship captain, and it fit perfectly in with my nautical themed wedding (we were getting married at... More 

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

We appreciate that weddings are stressful occasions and that brides often let details slip. One issue on arrival was parking across the street from the B&B a few yards from a sign indicating no parking on that side of the street. A neighbor often reports such matters to the police. By having the cars moved into the yard, we saved... More 

Se Michigan
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Cultured and educated hosts and an amazing house. We stayed only one night - wish we'd stayed longer to take in more of New Bedford and the local flavor. The room was wonderfully furnished and breakfast was outstanding. Thank you!

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words. Although it happens infrequently, we especially enjoy welcoming guests who come from places where we’ve lived – including Michigan. That happenstance provides the basis for some interesting breakfast conversations. We’d love to have you return for that second night to continue exchanging ideas. More 

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