My wife and I recently stayed at Solglimt for two nights for a special occasion. We had seen the great reviews on tripadvisor and were glad that they still had an opening when all other top reviewed B&B's in Duluth were full a couple weeks prior to our stay.
Our room, the Harborview suite, was very nice. It had plenty of space, a fireplace, whirlpool tub, nice seating area, and a TV with DVD player. Our only complaints about the room were minor--as the name would indicate, the view isn't the desired one--of Superior. Additionally, we were somewhat disappointed by the quality of the older television and the fact that the DVD remote didn't work, even after having the batteries replaced. This made watching the TV series on DVD that we brought with impossible, without the options needed on the remote.
The breakfasts were delicious and filling. They were three courses, a bread/scone of some sort, a fruit dish, and an entree (pancakes one day and an eggs benedict the other, I believe). We were exceedingly pleased with these.
Another nice touch was the snacks/treats that were available at all times during our stay, including soda, cashews, trail mix, fresh baked brownies/bars, etc. We really appreciated this.
Finally, we found the owners to be very friendly and hospitable. We are somewhat hesitant B&B guests, often preferring the anonymity of hotels. However, a really positive B&B experience such as this one will make us reconsider this hesitation in the future.
I would suggest the rooms with a view of Lake Superior!
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It is too bad that our guests found fault with our lake shore bed and breakfast and chose to voice their concerns in a public forum rather than giving us a chance to resolve their issues. We did replace the batteries on the DVD remote but they didn’t tell us that that did not fix the problem. We could have replaced the player with a working one if we had known the batteries did not fix the problem. The issue of the view was never mentioned either. Had they have said they were hoping for a Lake Superior view and not a St. Louis Bay/Harbor view we had a room we could have switched them to in order to satisfy their needs. Our Harbor View Suite looks at the Duluth Harbor and St. Louis Bay and we do not advertise it as having a Lake Superior view. Our rooms that do face Lake Superior are advertised as having that view. Our aerial photos on our web site show that there are two different bodies of water and the Aerial Lift Bridge that connects to Park Point which separates the two bodies of water.
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