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Saint John, NB
Reviewed August 26, 2016

Lovely old B&B. Beautiful country setting but close enough that we walked to downtown Damariscotta in the evening. We stayed in the Northern Belle room with a lovely four poster bed, original wood floors and a large bathroom with shower stall. No TV in the room but when we're travelling we don't care (there is one downstairs in the front...

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mimimcconnell40586, Owner at Alewives & Ales Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Gail. We enjoyed meeting you and your husband and hope to see you again.

Fredericton, Canada
Reviewed August 14, 2016

I'm sorry my review has offended you. I have been reluctant to respond to you answer, however I've been bothered by it for so log. To start with we haven't been offered granola or other food, not mentioned a slice of ham. No thick slice of ham but 2 greasy links of indigestible sausage. I've been never provided with ice...

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Thank Aggie W
Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The owners Mimi and Ray are the best! The bed and the breakfast are so incredible! I have been working in the hotel industry and I finally found the best, welcoming and friendly guest service here. Mimi is a great cook, all her food is organic and everything in the house are extremely clean! Ray is a great man that...

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Summit, New Jersey
Reviewed November 20, 2015

Reviewing a B&B is a bit difficult as the owners may have a bad day or week, our expectations may have been too high, etc. I will start by saying my wife, grown daughter and I will not stay in this B&B again, and we make frequent trips to Damariscotta, ME. Some parts of this review are specific to the...

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mimimcconnell40586, Owner at Alewives & Ales Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

I think God has sent me another sign that I should retire. I think this review is totally unfair and greatly exaggerated. About 90% of my reviews have been outstanding.

Huntington, New York
Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very nice small B&B. Room was a bit Spartan and it is located on a side street with no views but close to town and Damariscotta Harbor. Breakfast was fruit, juice and French Toast one day and a frittata the next two days. No air conditioning in room which for most of the year in Maine is unnecessary but we...

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Fredericton, Canada
Reviewed August 6, 2015

We have booked 2 nights in the first week of August and were quite shocked by the price of $200/night. We were in the most expensive room, but there was no air conditioning, no TV in the room (TV in the breakfast, common room is 13"!!!!), soap bar, shampoo or conditioner. No internet! The Wi-Fi listed in the guest book...

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Thank Aggie W
mimimcconnell40586, Owner at Alewives & Ales Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your humbling comments.We all need to be taken down a peg or two occasionally. I'm sorry you didn't like the omelet. I'll try to improve it. You were, however, offered organic coffee, juice, a variety of teas, fresh fruit and a freshly prepared entree of "perhaps" one of the three examples listed or one determined at the...

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed July 28, 2015

The gardens and grounds were beautiful, our room and bath were spotless, and we had our best sleep in years on the inn's mattress!! Furnishings were lovely - 'Maine charm' - and innkeeper Mimi M was very welcoming - and an awesome cook! Delicious French toast, frittatas, and muffins, along with fresh fruit bowls and great coffee. A terrific stay!

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NYC
Reviewed July 21, 2015

I loved this B&B. Mimi McConnell, the Innkeeper, is warm and welcoming; the room we stayed in the "Northern Belle," was so unexpected--at least for my husband and myself. First, it's furnished in period pieces, including the exceedingly comfortable four poster bed and the original wood floors, polished and gleaming. The breakfast served by Mimi included fresh fruit and homemade...

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Thank Carol D
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed June 14, 2015

A wonderful find. Extremely comfortable beds, charming surroundings and the most delightful hosts we've ever met at a B&B. Breakfast was delicious and healthy. My family stayed in two rooms and both were large and nice. Highly recommended.

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mimimcconnell40586, Owner at Alewives & Ales Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet such a loving family.

Hull, Massachusetts
Reviewed December 30, 2014

Visited in April with my sister to handle some family business in town. The room was big and comfortable with space to relax, not just sleep. Super comfortable bed (which is very important to me) and well appointed bathroom. The best B&B breakfast I've ever had, too. It was the perfect place to wind down after several long days of...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Federal style home restored and decorated in simple elegance to capture the ambiance of an earlier time. Guests can walk to shops, restaurants, art galleries and the working water front from our convenient location in the charming village of Damariscotta. Our two guest rooms and one suite have private baths and super comfortable king or queen size beds.Two dining rooms offer a choice of joining others at a common table or enjoying privacy at a table for two at which to consume a delicious full breakfast. In the evening, relax in our cozy sitting room/library. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alewives & Ales Bed & Breakfast

Address: 22 High St, P.O. Box 809, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4632
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Damariscotta
Number of rooms: 3
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Alewives & Ales Bed & Breakfast Damariscotta, Maine
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“Northern Belle lovely room for a couple. Must be able to able to navigate stairs. Window mntd. fan..”
 of 5 bubbles GailG124, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere.”
 of 5 bubbles drmikeb100, Nov 20, 2015 | Read review
“all very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles JimmyZ149, Jun 14, 2015 | Read review
“We only saw the first floor room but it was excellent for accessing our car through the back door and also, near the tv and reading rooms.”
  • Garden in the patio
 of 5 bubbles JudyandDickM, Aug 1, 2014 | Read review
“We were in the first floor room. It was extremely quiet and private.”
 of 5 bubbles 492joanm, Apr 14, 2013 | Read review
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