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#3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Sandwich
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
Value
4.1
Cape Cod’s jewel, a small boutique Inn, set in the center of Sandwich Village, is an architectural masterpiece; the Abbey, (ca.1901) a former church with six guest suites above the Bistro. Imaginative interiors, soaring space, stain glass windows. Offering a host of amenities, decks, whirlpools for two and fireplaces. Full gourmet breakfast. Offering hospitality year round.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
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Express check-in / check-out
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liz o wrote a review Sep 24
Far Hills, New Jersey34 contributions26 helpful votes
The food was delicious, and Shannon, our waitress was great. Will return again . The.menu was diverse and wine list ok . We’ve eaten there b4, they offer outdoor And indoor seating . Really special place
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Date of stay: September 2022
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bosleyh wrote a review Aug 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom132 contributions96 helpful votes
You don’t come here for the wifi as it’s the only thing that didn’t work. You come here for the quirky yet luxurious facilities. A beautiful set of three buildings focused around a renovated church. The staff are lovely and always attentive. The rooms are spotless and roomy. The food however is excellent. The restaurant staff couldn’t be more helpful and the quality and portions were ample. Seek this place out, don’t pass it by and my wife and I can’t wait to get back.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ample parking, well located and some lovely touches such as beach chairs and towels
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Mar I wrote a review Jul 2022
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Our stay was made so perfect by Kristen W at the front desk! She was our first introduction to the Belfry and we would run into her from time to time and would be met with kindness and a smile! She is a pro and really carries the establishment gracefully! We are grateful for you Kristen! Mario and Angie!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Womanatthebesttable wrote a review Jul 2022
Hartford, Connecticut49 contributions22 helpful votes
Beautiful place: a small group of us ate outdoors on a lovely evening. Some of the food was spectacular: the pasta w. the shortribs was thoroughly delicious and satisfying; the more expensive lamb, in contrast, failed on every level--lacking flavor, poor in presentation, and making us rather sad. The burrata starter was fine but undistinguished; the oysters were terrific; the Caesar salad was nicely done. Our server was new to the profession and took some time to get things right but did finally make sure everything was done correctly. It IS an expensive restaurant and we knew that, but there should be a correlation to the preparation in terms of the fineness of all the dishes and the service.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Walter R wrote a review Aug 2021
Plymouth, Massachusetts23 contributions10 helpful votes
We had dinner at the Belfry last week. It has long been a favorite of ours, especially for special occasions. It is expensive, but the service and food have made the cost worthwhile. Until last week. We had a visitor from Washington D.C., and we booked a table because we wanted her to have a special experience. We were all disappointed. The server was excellent. But the food was a let-down. The appetizers were quite good: My wife's crab and avocado, my butter lettuce salad, and our friend's raw oysters. But the entrees were a disaster. My wife had the scallops. They were pale and overcooked, and not seared. The crab cake and shrimp dish was awful: The crab cake was mushy, and the shrimp so overcooked that our guest did not eat them. I had the short ribs. They were lean, but tasteless. On the whole, it was a let-down. Our waitress asked how the meal was. We said "okay,'' so she knew. When the bill came, it contained charges for a glass of Chardonnay and a glass of Proseco, which we had not ordered. As you might imagine, dinner was a downer, and we were embarrassed because we had raved about the Belfry to our friend. We all need to give our restaurants the benefit of the doubt, given the unimaginable challenges they face. So I backed off, and sent a private email to the manager. I did not hear back. Maybe he'll read it here.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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NewScubaMan wrote a review Jul 2021
Nassau, New York23 contributions11 helpful votes
Spent a week in East Sandwich and had dinner our first and last night at Belfry Inn and Bistro. My wife and I loved the food. My wife has a fussy palate but she enjoyed everything she ordered and so did I. The lobster gnocchi was amazing. Crispy Shanghai Pork Belly and Lemon Crab & Avocado Sphere were incredible. The service was second none. Saturday evening was busy but our waitress (Eileen T) went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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James G wrote a review Jun 2021
New York City, New York34 contributions47 helpful votes
We’re super pleased with our stay at the belfry in the pink lady house. Christopher was super nice and helpful, checkin was a breeze. The rooms were extremely clean and comfortable (and I’m a bad sleeper) and slept great. The area was fantastic, we walked over to nearby sandwich beach which was beautiful. There was plenty of food options in the area and even 3 restaurants on the property itself. Free continental breakfast downstairs was delicious and we enjoyed sitting out on the beautiful courtyard in the mornings. We already are planning on coming back for a cape cod wedding we are attending soon.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lynne G wrote a review May 2021
Lexington, Virginia21 contributions6 helpful votes
We just returned returned back home from a five night stay at the Belfry Inn. We were so pleased! Chris is a wonderful host and makes sure that you have everything that you need. The breakfasts provided in the morning are made-to-order and are superb! The atmosphere is charming, and the location is excellent! There is a wonderful bakery just three doors down. The ambiance is so inviting. We would highly recommend a stay at the Belfry Inn.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Steve Crossman wrote a review Mar 2021
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What can I say - the food at the restaurant was excellent, the breakfast (kindly brought to our room up 2 flights of stairs) was great, and the fireplace was romantic. Would definitely recommend, and their Valentine’s Day package was great value!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lisa wrote a review Sep 2020
Boston, Massachusetts5 contributions5 helpful votes
Booked a room in the Painted Lady building and could not have been more disappointed. From the website pictures and reviews, I was really looking forward to a lovely weekend--especially for $300 a night. We walked in, and the room looked lovely. As we both settled back onto the bed, it made sounds like it was going to disintegrate. A quick inspection found that a queen sized bunkie board had been wedged into a full sized bed frame... Seemed silly as a bigger bedframe shouldn't be an unwieldy investment, but we giggled at the quirkiness and didn't give it another thought, as we were then struck buy the fact that the entire room was damp... The bedding was damp, the curtains were damp... With the air conditioner on, it was just cold and wet. This was most likely due to the stepped up cleaning because of of Covid. But, one would think they would have the forsight to let the room dry before being inhabited. When using the bathroom, I quickly learned that no matter how gently you pulled in the toilet paper, the entire holder would fall off the wall... Another quirk but not earth shatteringly bad. We had dinner at the Burger Bar, and although the burgers were overpriced for no reason--nothing special to the meat and the toppings were scant, our waitress was amazing and friendly. As we retired back to our room, and climbed into our wet bed, we shivered and find that it appeared the duvet cover was ripped and the inner duvet had a nasty looking old, brown stain. The duvet seemed to be weighted to an uncomfortable degree. We closed our eyes looking for a quiet night's sleep when we discovered an unfortunate pattern. While the restaurant was being closed or opened each day, we were treated to very loud banging sounds both above and below us that literally made the furniture in our room shake for roughly 30mins to an hour each morning and night. So much so that our sleep schedule was dictated by the sounds of the restaurant staff. After the cacophony and shaking subsided, we spent a sleepless shivering in our cold, damp bed. The next morning we went for a nice walk on the beach and returned mid-afternoon for a nap to make up for the lack of sleep the previous night. As we settled into our finally dry bed, we noticed loud music being played outside. We went to make sure all of our windows were closed and going that the bathroom window doesn't close at all. Unable to sleep, I decided to check for someplace to go nearby. Pulling out my phone, I discovered that the "free wi-fi" was slower than the spotty cell phone coverage. We went to dinner at the restaurant that night at the Abbey for dinner. The food was meh, but the waitress was again amazing. We went back to our room and waited to be permitted to sleep. After the bang I ng stopped, the music was turned off, and the employees stopped yelling to each other, we settled on for another sleepless night. In the morning, we realized we didn't know what time checkout was. We looked over the papers we were given, but it wasn't listed not on the website. Upon calling the number we were given upon check-in ("Call for absolutely anything"), we were treated to an angry sounding voice that made it clear that asking what time checkout was is not a good reason to call. Feeling rather unwelcome at the inn, we brushed it off and went for the complimentary breakfast. Our unsmiling waiter brought us our rather Spartan breakfast that included no choice of sides--I got a waffle with old, squishy strawberries on top and we were given one pat of butter to share between us. There was no offering of bacon, sausage, etc. We were not offered a refill on coffee or tea. As soon as we were done, we checked out happy to be leaving. Honestly, the whole ordeal felt stressful instead of restfull and made me feel taken advantage of. I could have had a fully functional, quieter room, and better breakfast at a second rate hotel chain for a lot less money. The next day we went for a nice walk on the beach and headed back to the inn for a nap too make
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Chris Wilson, Owner at Belfry Inn and Bistro
Responded Sep 4, 2020
Thank you for your feedback and your unfortuante experience. We only wish upon checking in you felt the room "wet" or even after one night you would have said something and we would have found another room. The A/C is on full last as its a very humid hot summer ( drought) and we aire to a colder room. We have not receved any sort of noise complaint in that room but will ascertain exactly what the employees are doing. The phone number you speak of is available 24 hours and we only ask that you call the desk so we can respondImmediately. It is especially frustrating for us that we are NOT allowed to enter the room after check in to do our usual turn down and daily cleaning. We will do IF allowed by the guest. This is stated by the front desk agent when checking in and going through the COVID info. We specifically mention that we WANTto be to do our usual activities but due to COVID we rely on the guest to call the front desk and give us permission. If something was said at breakfast we would have responded Immediately. Our breakfast in particular are complimentary. You are welcome to ask for a side of bacon as is done often, especially with waffles. People ask for sides of potatoes or change the cheddar to another cheese. It is very common you just have to ask. Please feel free to contact us directly so we can at least assist you financially. This type of review only further hurts our business and is the last thing we want at this time of economic turmoil. Thank you.
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United StatesMassachusettsCape CodSandwich
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Belfry Inn and Bistro
Which popular attractions are close to Belfry Inn and Bistro?
Nearby attractions include Sandwich Glass Museum (0.3 miles), Hoxie House (0.3 miles), and Dexter’s Grist Mill (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Belfry Inn and Bistro?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Belfry Inn and Bistro?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Belfry Inn and Bistro?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Belfry Inn and Bistro?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Belfry Inn and Bistro?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beth's Bakery & Cafe, the brown Jug, and The Dan'l Webster Inn Restaurant.
Is Belfry Inn and Bistro located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Sandwich.
Are there any historical sites close to Belfry Inn and Bistro?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hoxie House (0.3 miles), Dexter’s Grist Mill (0.3 miles), and Wing Fort House (1.7 miles).