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“Just stopped by for lunch.” 5 of 5 stars
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Blantyre
16 Blantyre Road, Lenox, MA 01240   |  
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Lenox
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38 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Just stopped by for lunch.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Seven years after our last stay, my wife and I were driving by and we waxed nostalgic. We drove up the spectacular roadway to the castle and were transported back in time. Even though we were not staying at the hotel, we asked if they could accomodate us for lunch and they did so, graciously. The beautiful verandah where we were seated overlooked a marvelous garden and we were treated to a chef's menu of several courses of seafood. The dishes were amazing in flavor complexity, presentation, and even mouth feel. The ever polite staff chatted happily with all the tables and the hour was gone too quickly.
While it was admittedly pricey, we don't get up here often and it was a treat we'll not forget.

Room Tip: Only 8 rooms in the castle but the rooms in the other buildings are beautiful. Lovely tennis courts...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Extremely atmospheric, very attentive staff, lovely grounds, and a truly superb breakfast. The beds are wonderful (pillows not so much) and it was blissfully quiet. While the furnishings do not attain the level of, say, the Villa d'Este, the staff is far more attentive and the attention to detail actually exceeds that of any other top hotel I have seen (where else do they leave bookmarks and a book on the Berkshires along with the chocolate as part of turn-down service? And where else do they ask on the breakfast room-service menu if you'd like additional newspapers?). We'll definitely be returning here.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

Quiet and very comfortable, the grounds are beautiful and the staff is extremely helpful. A very relaxing place

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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42 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Blantyre should be on everyone's bucket list. You will feel like you are staying on the grounds of a king and queen and the staff will treat you like royalty. The staff made us feel as if they were waiting just to personally meet our every need. We stayed there while attending the Berkshire British Motorcar Festival and it was the perfect setting. Breakfast, the only meal (meals are included) we ate there, was phenomenal and special requests were cheerfully handled. They will even provide a picnic for you. The room was beautiful and the bed was very comfortable. We wish we had more time to spend on the grounds.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I went to the Blantyre to celebrate my Mom's birthday. It was a truly amazing experience. The staff was great and the food pretty darn good. We got the tasting menu and it was excellent. On top of that Simon, the general manager, was amazing. He showed us around the property and treated us to a great time.

I cannot say enough good things about the Blantyre and so to learn more check out my food blog, "The Food Travels of a Coffee Snob" at http://foodtravelsofacoffeesnob.blogspot.com/

The post on the Blantrye is titled: Blinded by the Blantyre.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Blantyre transports you to another era. It's probably the single most beautiful manor at which we've had the opportunity to stay. The service is absolutely perfect, and our weekend days included a wine tasting, high tea, a walk on the beautiful grounds, and relaxing in the spa. Two days here feels like you've spent a week decompressing. Expensive but you'll never forget it -- this is a true stand out.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

I have stayed in many world class hotels but this one has them all beat. Some hotels are spectacular because of the scenery, some the accommodations, some the service, or even the food; but this hotel has them all. We went for a long weekend in January and have wanted to return ever since. I was supposed to go with my husband but since he had to work I took a close friend. We stayed in the two bedroom Ice house and it was truly magical. I felt like we had our own cabin in the woods. Everything that you could possibly want or need was available at our fingertips. I wish I had the words to be able to truly express how magical this place is. When we arrived, even though we had both driven they took our bags and put them into the resorts car and guided us to our cottage. They built us a fire, put our bags in our rooms and gave us a tour of the cottage. It had a wonderful window seat in a bay window in the living room, a sun room built entirely of windows with a sofa, chairs and a table, there was a hidden flat screen tv in the living room with a variety of movies (more available upon request) and a dining room with an antique table for 6. There was brand new stainless steel kitchen with luxury dishes and cook wear, complimentary drinks in the refrigerator as well as a welcome basket with fruits, teas, cookies and chocolates. The master bedroom located on the main level was large, bright and spacious with a changing area/walk in closet and an enormous bathroom with a separate shower and bathtub, dual sinks and the toilet was behind its own door (water pressure was excellent). In the morning, they send in several people at once to clean, to cut down the amount of time that they are there. At turn down, we were given a box of chocolates as well as the blantyre cookbook, which is beautifully done, my friend, who was staying in the bedroom downstairs, received the same thing. Although the other bedroom is downstairs with its own bathroom, it is still above ground and both bedrooms have decks that you can walk out on or have a meal. While we were there we went ice skating, (they even have a hot chocolate menu you can order from while on the rink. We took a carriage ride, went snow shoeing, had massages and just generally explored. The food was exceptional, especially dinner, their sommelier was incredible, we had no desire to go anywhere else. Before dinner, they bring you drinks and canapés. I could go on forever about this place but I think this one experience will sum it up, my friend was starting to get sick so we called the front desk to see where the closest grocery store to buy cough drops was, they said they would call right back and about 10 minutes later the grounds keeper knocked on our door with a bag of cough drops, he said "I didn't know what flavor or brand you wanted so I got them all" furthermore, he refused to allow us to pay them or accept a tip. Blantyre really goes beyond every expectation. I can't wait to return

Room Tip: The cottages are the most quiet and remote, the patterson suite is the most bright and airy and the...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 16 Blantyre Road, Lenox, MA 01240
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Lenox
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lenox
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blantyre Relais & Châteaux is as romantic country house hotel is set amidst 117 acres of lush lawns and woodlands in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. A Tudor style house built in 1902 is resplendent with period furnishings and sumptuous fabrics. A relaxing retreat with a professional,caring and friendly staff. Award winning food, wine list and spa. A getaway for all seasons...summer music festivals, splendid fall leaves, winter wonderland with ice skating, snowshoeing and 105'Christmas tree all on property. Blantyre is equidistant between NYC and Boston. ... more   less 
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