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“Nice, but sooooo chintzy old.”

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Inselhaus Bed & Breakfast Restaurant
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

It's a nice place, didn't stay there...only had tea. I'm just not keen on all that chintz Victorian stuff.

Thank Melanie H
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

We have stayed here many times. Though the floors creak alot, the atmosphere, cleanliness, and breakfast are what we base our b&b experiences on...pretty high standards Dorothee sets. Stay here with confidence that you will enjoy your visit.

Thank dougandbrenda
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

Inselhaus hosted a 70th wedding anniversary celebration for my parents the weekend of May 20th, 2011. We rented the complete house (6 upstairs bedrooms) for the weekend with a reception and dinner party being held in the downstairs portion on Saturday May 21. Dorothee, inn keeper, assisted me with the planning and attended to detail with perfection. She made each guest feel special and welcome. It was awesome - my parents were so thrilled!! I couldn't be happier with the service.

1  Thank carol f
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

All year long, there are fine art and cultural events at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. The town square is full of interesting shops, two really excellent restaurants, and a tall and elegant courthouse in the center. We would never have gone to Macomb, which is in far West Central Illinois, except that we heard about the fine European hospitality at Inselhaus Bed & Breakfast. Our experience there surpassed our expectations, and German native Dorothee Gossel is a truly professional innkeeper. We arrived in late afternoon, and enjoyed fresh baked goodies and wine in the parlor of this fully renovated 110 year old mansion. The other guest and innkeeper provided erudite and sophisticated conversation before it was time for dinner. We dined on Macomb’s square with a bird’s eye view from the second floor of Shiloh restaurant, and the gourmet offerings were surprising, delicious, and beautifully presented. After lingering over dinner and enjoying a cool summer evening, we arrived back at Inselhaus to a bed covered in rose petals, champagne, and two glasses by our bedside. What a lovely night, and the bed and room were so comfortable and tastefully decorated. Every room at Inselhaus has its own scrupulously clean bathroom with new gleaming fixtures and luxury bath products from Gilchrist & Soames of London. Breakfast was served in bed at 10AM, and included eggs benedict, juice, and a fresh fruit cup with yogurt and granola. Since Macomb is so near the Iowa border, we crossed the Mississippi River to Iowa and enjoyed a tour of Keokuk and Fort Madison. Dinner was at Magnolia’s the second night, which is in another beautifully restored building on Macomb’s square with a Southern flair gourmet menu. We passed the evening in the enchanting company of our innkeeper and then retired to our lovely room #1. Coffee was served on the second story balcony and an early breakfast to accommodate our schedule was just as well-prepared as the previous morning’s meal. We learned that Dorothee makes gourmet breakfasts to go for visitors who must catch a plane or train very early in the mornings. Inselhaus is walking distance from the train and downtown Macomb, so Amtrak travelers won’t need a car at all. We also learned that the B&B is the preferred residence for visitors to Western Illinois University. We enjoyed the rest, romance, gourmet repast, rose petals, and Dorothee Gossel’s special brand of European hospitality!

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1  Thank ShawneeForest
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Reviewed May 25, 2011

My family rented the Inselhaus for an Anniversary celebration that had been two years in the planning. We had Approx 40 people. Dorothea catered a dinner. While it was ok in quality there were no rolls even after we asked for some. She is very rigid and inflexible. Unaccomodating if you need something other than what she thinks you need especially for children. She was very curt and bordered on being rude. My sister chose this place because it was so lovely but I personally do not recommend and I would never return

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Thank darlyn67
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