As with several other reviewers, we felt that the price (around $195) was far too high...and we have stayed at quite a lot of B/B's in the USA and know that they are mostly on the slightly more luxurious end of accommodation. It IS in an upmarket area of a university town but the road was definitely busy and the parking in the grounds can be difficult when the place is full. To try and give an idea of the ethos---think San Fransisco hippy background. Shabby garden areas where one is encouraged to sit with perhaps own wine- glasses provided helpfully. We also were greeted by being taken into the kitchen with its myriad teas by a very pleasant young chap. We were with 2 American friends; their room was in a sort of adjunct building up stairs and was quite large. Ours was in the main building, was small, not very good bathroom (with super towel "rail!) which is definitely in need of renewing, perhaps in an offbeat style to match the rest of the house. Bedlinen adequate- one upright chair but 2 large other furniture items. It had a door to a garden area, which was nice.
We had a very early breakfast the next morning to catch a flight; two young students offered us pancakes which we had not time for, so otherwise the meal seemed to consist of fruit and some sort of cereal . We saw the owner only briefly the previous p.m., whilst he was chattiing to a regular client. We gather he tends to employ students; the young chap who was at the "inn" the previous day waas really nice aand tried to be helpful; he baked some superb biscuits.
The test of any accommodation is always would one stay again- the answer this time would, sadly, have to be "no", which is a pity because we do like a change from the chain hotels...but that PRICE!! Oh-we'd recommend "Tossa" an Italian restaurant nearby, for a good, middle-of-the road meal.
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- Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Boulder offers organic breakfast, fine teas, and ecologically conscious hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Briar Rose Hotel Boulder
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