I so so much wanted this hotel to be perfect and award top ratings. There were so many things we loved so I will start of with the positives:
Staff: they are unfailingly kind, smily and cheerful. They appear all to love their job, from the lady at check in, the waitress, to the lady delivering room service etc. They made us feel special and they really make the place
The location: yes , is is outside town but what you get in return is an amazing view, garden, sea all round, seclusion and exclusivity. Simply wonderful
Food: lunch is great value, afternoon tea wonderful and included in rate, breakfast delicious. We had room service for dinner, again very tasty.
So why the mark down: although our beach cottage, 27 , Summer haven, was gorgeous with a small kitchen, espresso machine, jacuzzi bath, porch secluded from neighbours, the most amazing sea view and seemed on arrival perfect, things were not perfect when we went to bed. Cushions are lumpy and too soft, bed quite small but the worst is, you share the room with your neighbours. The cottages are semi detached and clearly no money has been spent on sound proofing. Our neighbours arrived back in their room at 1100 pm, when they closed the door, our whole room shook. We then followed their whole conversation, their laughter, when they went to the bath room. They were not noisy, they were having a normal conversation. But we were tired so I knocked on the wall. I felt bad about that. Also it is not just that we heard them , they must have heard us when we got up quite early and used bathroom and made coffee.
I don't hear my neighbours at our appartment in central Boston, why should I pay 480$ to share a room with 2 strangers in a hotel?
Having said this: I would stay again but pay more for a freestanding cottage or bigger cottage.
It is a wonderful spot so just be careful which room you book or take ear plugs.
- Also Known As:
- Castle Hill Hotel Newport
- Castle Hill Hotel
- Castle Hill Resort
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on a forty-acre peninsula overlooking the mouth of Narragansett Bay, at the west end of Newport's world renowned Ocean Drive, Castle Hill Inn offers guests the seclusion and extraordinary beauty of a private oceanfront resort. Our elegantly restored 1875 Agassiz Mansion, the private Harbor Houses, Swiss-style Chalet with adjoining Terrace, and our Beach Houses and Cottages, are all nestled along the coastline providing an enchanting and relaxing escape. Also located on our property is the Castle Hill lighthouse reached by a secluded walking trail, which continues to our private beach. The Inn is a proud member of Relais & Chateaux, a collection of over 550 of the world's most exclusive and charming hotels and restaurants. ... more less
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