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Atlantic Birches Inn
Hertford, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Excellent find”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

I can't understand the reviewers who whined about the breakfast in the main house - it was superb! Fresh fruit salad, home baked muffins, bagels, biscuits - how is that not adequate???
We really liked this place. The situation was great - just a couple of minutes from the main street and beach. It has a lovely little pool to sit round, as well as a porch and gardens.
The owners clearly love what they do - they were full of helpful information and ideas and nothing was too much trouble. Couldn't find them on a couple of occasions to ask for something; rang the bell but they can't have heard and didn't like to keep on ringing as what I wanted wasn't important!
Our room was lovely but a little small for the 3 of us - would have worked better if we'd had 2 cases instead of 3 - however, the room was our choice and it was very nice; the shower room was great - good lighting, huge shower and lots of room to dry off.
If you're looking for a big corporate place, this is not for you but if you want friendly, family place near to everything (which we did) then it's brilliant.

Room Tip: Atlanta room for 3 people a bit tight; good for 2 adults and a child. Better to choose the velvet fo...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2013

We booked a room here at the last possible minute -- and what a find it was. Ray and Heidi welcomed us into their lives and care for a brief time and were completely gracious. Both gave us the best tips of things to do and places to visit-- all paid off. The location is great, the rooms are spotless and comfortable. The breakfast-- exactly as described and quite good.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2013

​►We chose the Atlantic Birches Inn because of it's relative proximity to everything else we wanted to see in Maine; >> Portland (Commercial Street), Freeport (outlet shopping), Baxter (Wassataquoik Lake) and Arcadia (Cadillac Mountain) Parks plus, Portland Headlight along with Popham and Reid State Parks.

►Pro's: *Plenty of Off-Street Parking and easy-access if, you need to run out to grab something out of the car and, vice versa. *WiFi signal is relatively strong and, the bandwidth consistent. *Our Bedroom made us feel welcome, comfortable, and relaxed, -our bed was made each and every day, along with a re-stocking of the complimentary shampoo, conditioner and soap. *Common Kitchen is well stocked with dinnerware; plates, bowls and utensils. There is a coffee maker, microwave, a small refrigerator and, a diverse selection of teas to choose from. The Living Room is well-furnished and equipped with a small flat screen tv (Dish Network HDTV).

The Inn is within walking distance of quality food, gift shopping and sightseeing within Old Orchard Beach. We highly recommend Bell Buoy for fresh steamed lobsters, and Hurricane's on the Pier for raw oysters.

►Con's: *Vegetarian Breakfast; -no proteins. It would have been the icing on the cake to see a few hard boiled eggs, some sausage links, or even burnt bacon on the side somewhere,... -maybe, I just forgot to request it :-/

Room Tip: ​►As we did not get a chance to play "musical rooms", we really can't say which rooms...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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newport
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2013

I really didn't want to rate this property since we couldn't get into the inn itself.....To explain: We made a reservation through Webervations and did receive a confirmation number.. Upon arriving we discovered the inn was closed even though a "vacancy" sign was posted.Upon leaving, the innkeeper arrived to say they did not accept less than two days reservation. If they had not responded then we did not have a reservation....I did feel embarrassed at that point... I am sure it is a nice place but I advise to confirm reservations with the inn keeper directly and not be stuck like we were.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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themeinnkpr, Owner at Atlantic Birches Inn, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Barneygirlnewport We replied back to you the next day (Feb 26) for your reservation request for the night of May 5. IN our response we stated that we had not accepted your reservation because we would be in the middle of the installation of TV's and cabling in the Inn and we where not accepting any stays for that week. . Additionally you never furnished us with a credit card number or gift Certificate number for the room deposit. If your resevation was accepted you would have received a Reservation confirmation letter and brochure via email and UPS stating your arrival date and deposit amount taken. You also stated when we met that you where surprised that we didn't call for the a Credit Card number or Gift Certiiciate number and that you didn't see a charge on your credit statement maybe you should have called then to confirm you reservation. We are very sorry about your misunderstanding on your reservation and any embarassment that might have caused because we could not accommmodate you when you arrived, the rooms were a mess from the installation of the TV's and cable wiring and we were not expecting check-ins that week.
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mildford CT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Spent the Christmas Holiday visiting family in OOB. What a wonder place to stay and enjoy the holidays. Snow storn after Xmas day was delightful wife and kids enjoyed walking on the beach during the snow storm. Fireworks on New Years Eve and a the Polar plunge on New Years Day were the highlights. The Inn was the perfect place centered arounded around for our family and freindsed to visit. The breakfast was excellent and the dining suggestions were right on. Rooms were spotless and warm and inviting for us to enjoy the holidays. We will be back next year.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Seminole, Florida, United States
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

First trip to Maine for us and we were not disappointed. The Cleaves Room was clean and nice, and the breakfast muffins were out of this world! It was our first B&B experience. Location was great for what we needed. Ray and Heidi were great. Gave us directions for things we wanted. Leaves were colorful and weather was chilly. Just what we wanted visiting from Florida. It was off season in Old Orchard Beach, but that was fine with us. I was there to do genealogy research, and Ray and Heidi were excited I found a lot of information. Thanks for a Great visit! The Valliere's

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2012

We only stayed one night in this B&B in late September, but it was delightful. We stayed in the cottage. It is so charmingly decorated - very clean. We enjoyed sipping our wine on the front porch lounge chairs before a short walk for dinner to a restaurant recommended by the owner. (Landmark) Breakfast was continental style but they offered tasty muffins, fresh cut up fruit, breads, cereal, coffee, tea and juice. Per request, Heidi made decaf coffee just for us and iced coffee for another guest. This would be an excellent place to stay with a family in the summer with the beach, shops. and amusement park nearby, and pool on the property. The town practically closes up after Labor Day and definitely shuts down after Columbus Day. Owner Ray recommended places to visit on our way to Bar Harbor and we saw some beautiful sites that we would have missed if not for his recommendations. This was the best value for the money of all 5 B&B's we stayed in on our way up the eastern coast. I will admit that the potpourri in a dish in our room was overpowering, but only because my husband doesn't like smells - we removed it from our room and it was fine. Tom and Theresa

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Atlantic Birches Inn
Address: 20 Portland Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2212
Location: United States > Maine > Old Orchard Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Old Orchard Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Atlantic Birches Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Atlantic Birches Inn an elegant, luxurious yet casual romantic, historic Victorian Bed and Breakfast located in the center of town in the historic district of Old Orchard Beach Maine. The Inn is perfect for small weddings, honeymoons, wedding showers, vow renewals, anniversaries, elopements, marriage proposals, babymooner getaways, family reunions, ladies weekends, vacations, family holiday gatherings, and weekend getaways at the beach. Located on a quiet tree lined corner, guests can easily walk a minute to shops and restaurants and 2 minutes to the Pier, amusement area and 7 miles of white sand beach. ... more   less 
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