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“Close to city, but lots of country” 4 of 5 stars
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Country Garden Inn and Spa
2.5 of 5 Inn   |   101 Main Street, Route 1A, Rowley, MA 01969   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Rowley B&B and Inns
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Close to city, but lots of country”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Just north of Boston, this spot offered us a lovely big room, with a working fireplace and a jacuzzi. The decoration is nothing special, but not unpleasant. The double chair in front of the fireplace is a nice touch, a good place to sit and read together. The pool and hot tub were already closed up but must be nice in the summer. In the autumn, the quiet countrylike setting was perfect for enjoying the changing colours.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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timd147, Manager at Country Garden Inn and Spa, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We are glad you got to take full advantage of your Jacuzzi tub in your room as well as the cozy fireplace. We are sorry the pool had already been closed up for the winter, however, the hot tub is still open and will be for another couple weeks. Guests simply could have asked to have it unlocked and we would have been happy to do so for you. The hot tub is still a toasty 102 degrees and wonderfully relaxing. We hope you will come back and visit us again real soon!
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Cheshire, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This hotel was perfect for us. We, stayed in 111. Two, comfy beds, coffee maker, toaster, refrigerator and microwave. Breakfast table and paper dishes and steel utensils. Quiet. Tv and radio. Shower stall a bit tight for my LARGE hubby. But, this is the best place. We will only stay here. Tip, the Village in Essex had the best food we ever had here in Mass. All meals.

Room Tip: We loved room 111 carriage house sky window and cove with arched window
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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timd147, Manager at Country Garden Inn and Spa, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
We are so very glad you enjoyed your stay. We are glad your room amenities fit your needs so well. And you definitely found a gem in the Village. A great place to stop for a bit to eat in Essex. We look forward to your next stay. We look forward to your next stay with us!
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Groton, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We spent the night in one of the king bed suites. Great looking room. Fireplace, Jacuzzi bath and just a good size room. My husband and I thought this was a very cute place. Very quiet and relaxing setting. Great staff. The pool was on the small side but plenty of seating and the landscape overall was very well kept. The staff had baked scones and coffee cake for the reception table in the morning. We will definitely be back when we come to visit again. We would strongly suggest the king bed suites which are rooms 112-115. Price was around $200 per night.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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timd147, Manager at Country Garden Inn and Spa, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our Inn. We have a hard working staff and we appreciate your kind words. The king bed suites are indeed a great choice! We are glad you enjoyed some of our home baked goods as well as the peaceful landscape. Our Staff works very diligently to prepare a wonderful place of rest for all of our guests. We thank you for mentioning so many of the aspects of our Inn that we take such pride in. Thank you so much for your review. We hope you will come back very soon to visit again with us!
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South Berwick, Maine, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

A friend and myself stayed overnight as we were driving up 1A looking for a place to spend the night. I noticed the vacancy sign and triple AAA sign (I'm a member) both of which seemed positive. We were a little confused at first upon entering because the office door was closed, but once we knocked, we were greeted by the owner who was very nice. He quoted us the AAA rate plus tax which came to a pretty fair amount given that we were staying on a holiday weekend.

The room, although basic, was quaint and cozy. Which was perfect, because that's all we wanted. I didn't note that there was a check out time and even though we left around 11:30 it didn't seem to be too much trouble. Unfortunately, I missed the complimentary pastries and fruit because I was in the shower, but my friend got me a piece of coffee cake (which was quite delicious) and some grapes.

Overall, a very nice place to stay. Wonderful location, easy to find, and a very pleasant owner. I would definitely revisit! Next time I will have to remember my bathing suit so I can try out the pool and also check out the spa (since our stay was so short I didn't get to take full advantage of this option).

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 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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timd147, Manager at Country Garden Inn and Spa, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are happy you were able to find us on such short notice and that we were able to accommodate you so well. We try to remain pretty prompt with our check-in and check-out times as we want to be sure to have our rooms thoroughly cleaned and ready for our next guest. We are glad you liked our small breakfast reception. It is just enough to get your day going. Again, We appreciate you taking the time to review our property and hope you will stay with us again soon!
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Clamart, Ile-de-France, France
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We had an impeccably clean room with all the typical accents of a luxury hotel, in a small inn and in a cute little New England town. The staff was friendly and personable. Too bad we only stayed one night! The pool is nicely heated and the jacuzzi was a perfect way to end the evening. The room even had a fireplace! Makes me want to revisit during the winter months! I definitely recommend for a New England get away!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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timd147, Manager at Country Garden Inn and Spa, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
What a great review! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We are happy you were able to enjoy most of the amenities during your stay. The fire places certainly make that winter stay all the more cozy. We hope you will find your way back to the Country Garden Inn next time you come to Massachusetts.
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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I was in town for a wedding a couple weeks ago. I had this place suggested to me by a friend. It was a little pricey but the rooms were really nice ( I saw two of them). The staff was really pleasant and overall I would just say my experience here was a very pleasant one. Friendly people, quiet and peaceful atmosphere and very clean rooms. I wish I had been able to spend a bit more time by the pool and relaxing around the landscape but I had too many things planned, I will definitely be back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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timd147, Manager at Country Garden Inn and Spa, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
We are so happy this guest enjoyed their stay with us. We are glad they used the adjectives they did to describe the place. "Pleasant, peaceful, relaxing" and "clean". Our goal is to provide a friendly atmosphere and give our guests some peace, quiet and relaxation. Thanks for the review. We always appreciate your thoughts.
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We found this Inn quite by mistake as we were trying to stay in Boston which seemed to be sold out. The owner checked us in with outstanding customer service and care. Our room was beautifully decorated, spacious, the bedding was clean and comfortable, the fireplace and tub were nice amenities although we didn't use them, the the overall value for what we got was outstanding. As an Innkeeper of a similar size property, I could really appreciate what this owner's vision is for the rooms, grounds and overall service. I love the feeling of not being at a cookie cutter chain property with amenities and attention to detail every bit competitive. We will gladly stay here again the next time we visit Mass General and would recommend this Inn for anyone staying in the area.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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, Manager at Country Garden Inn and Spa, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Thank you so much for the review. It is always nice to have feedback about our overall vision for our Inn. We strive to make each room unique and attempt to make our customer service something quite extraordinary as compared to the “cookie cutter” hotels. We thank you again for your kind words and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. It is always nice to hear compliments from another hotel manager as well! We wish your hotel in Maine much success and hope you will come visit us again!
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Address: 101 Main Street, Route 1A, Rowley, MA 01969
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Rowley
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Rowley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Garden Inn and Spa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located between the historic communities of Ipswich and Newburyport, the Country Garden Inn offers 24 distinctively different rooms/suites. All of our rooms/suites have private baths, a.c., flat screen televisions, HBO and wifi. Also, for guest's use there is a heated pool (seasonal), a hot tub and fitness room. There are 3 licensed massage therapists available (with a 24 hour notice) to ease any aches or pains with a Swedish or Deep tissue massage. Parking is free and a morning reception is available in our office between 9 AM and 11 AM. ... more   less 
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