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“Bad bed, but good service” 3 of 5 stars
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130 Delaware St., New Castle, DE 19720   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 New Castle B&B and Inns
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“Bad bed, but good service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

We have been to many B&Bs over the years. The staff was friendly, but Terry House definitely falls into the basic category. Bring your own hair dryer and toiletries. Our room was very clean, but the house is definitely showing it's age. The room had some peeling paint and showed visible water damage by the window. Framed artwork and knickknacks are abundant. We didn't mind these, as the bathroom was modern and everything was fresh and charming. The room had a small fridge and window unit AC.

We were slightly put out by the fact that our room was changed without notice. We had booked a rear facing room over the back garden, mostly because they are quieter. We ended up with a room facing the street instead (Bridal Suite), and there was definite noise that woke me. There is a restaurant on the same block. The bed had the hardest and most uncomfortable mattress we have ever experienced in any B&B or hotel. It was so bad that we had trouble sleeping and back pain after two nights. Luckily we had another town and inn waiting for us, as we were desperate for a better bed.

Breakfast was good, and the staff was friendly. If you're a sound sleeper and don't mind a hard mattress (we were told the beds were all the same) this place has Victorian charm. But if you're looking for a place that has sleek, new decor or lots of amenities and extras, this is not the place.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2010

We only stayed one night..we were on our way to North Carolina; but it was very relaxing and quiet. The innkeeper must be in her eighties but is on the ball. Went for a walk to the river where there is a park and then had dinner at a pub (food is excellent) which was two doors down from the inn. The innkeeper also played the piano for us during breakfast.

Would recommend it it anyone that likes a quiet and peaceful rest.

Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2009

The only remaining B&B in historic New Castle (the Armitage Inn and William Penn Inn recently closed and are for sale). This tidy nineteenth century town house faces the town square and is in the heart of the historic district. Filled top to bottom with antiques, paintings and photos, you could spend an entire day exploring the house. Rooms are welcoming and homey. Breakfast was hearty and freshly prepared. A good spot to escape the pressures of city life.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 130 Delaware St., New Castle, DE 19720
Location: United States > Delaware > New Castle
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in New Castle
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Number of rooms: 4

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