My fiance and I stayed at this B&B on a holiday weekend, Presidents' Day 2012... Because we stayed on Sunday and had breakfast on Monday, it was what they referred to as a breakfast of fresh fruit, baked goods, etc. Well, it was a bomb, it was DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!! For a stay costing $230 for one night on a weeknight for crying out loud, even though considered a holiday, I expected more... I thought there would at least be a variety of freshly baked goods that would be yummy and an array of fresh fruit, since that is what the woman on the phone told me... Well, there was one type of fruit, and it was not so ripe cantelope, nothing else... the baked goods...? Only two options, a nasty hard, dry scone with no flavor and a few cranberries thrown in, as well as stale day old or more banana bread. That's it... wow, what a variety, glad I wasted my time at that place...
The room wasn't much better... it was quaint and pretty, yes... but everything including at breakfast was dusty and probably sat around for days before we came. The bathroom was stocked very little with only two towels, so that's one for each of us, when there is a freakin' jacuzzi in the room... does that make sense?!!! Also, only one roll of toilet paper... love to have to ask for supplies when you're trying to spend some quality romantic time in the room... The bed said queen and seemed more like a full size.... the fireplace, not a fireplace at all, but instead a look of a fireplace with a little tealight style burner to light up barely at all, thanks for the fireplace advertisement, because it was like having a small candle lit instead.
They also weren't too personable... you'd think for a B&B, you'd get personal and extremely friendly service with a smile... well, they barely seemed to want to answer our questions nor know much... add to that the fact that no one ever mentioned how we need to check out, so we had no clue what to do... and when you would go to the main house, no one was around and you found yourself looking around and waiting and not knowing how to reach anyone.
This place was NOT worth the money... I'm telling everyone I know do NOT bother going here, it really was not great at all and I could only imagine the price it would cost in the summer or peak time and/or during a weekend where I'd actually deserve to get a warm breakfast??? And scared to know what that would even equal out to be... no thanks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Step back in time and enjoy the splendor of yesteryear in this magnificent center chimney colonial bed and breakfast inn listed on the National Historic Register, featuring elegant rooms with fireplaces and whirlpools. Located in charming New England village of Old Saybrook, Connecticut (CT). Built in 1746 by Deacon Timothy Pratt, this charming home boasts many fine original details. The guest rooms are romantically furnished in period style. A formal, candlelit breakfast is served in the elegant dining room w/ fireplace on fine china. Relax in our picturesque grounds with pretty gardens, a 3 tier fountain, inviting sitting areas, and 2-person rope hammock. Located in the heart of the historic district, on a pretty gas-lit main street, walk to quaint shops, restaurants, cafe's, art galleries, coffee houses with entertainment, town green activities, spas, and the water. Next door to old-fashioned ice-cream parlor and cafe; across from an old house museum and pillared white church. Beautiful area for walking, bicycling, and scenic drives along the CT River and Long Island Sound. One mile to beaches, lighthouses, sightseeing cruisecruises, waterfront dining, and waterfront golf and mini-golf. Beach passes, maps, and advice provided! On the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound, Old Saybrook embodies the spirit of a charming, small New England town with a rich seafaring tradition. Come enjoy its charm, beaches, pretty coves and beautiful setting at the mouth of the CT River! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Deacon Timothy Pratt b&b
- Deacon Timothy Pratt Hotel Old Saybrook