We stayed on 9/26/08 and 9/27/08 had a completely different experience than the 9/15/08 reviewer from Mississauga. It appears that they were inexperienced with the casual intimacy of a bed & breakfast; a 24-hour chain hotel might have been a better match for their expectations. Gilbert's is a lovely place that is warm, welcoming, and IMMACULATE. While our room had a private bath, we viewed all of the rooms including the rooms with a shared bath and the shared bath itself. Everything was in fine condition. This is not a Hampton Inn that was built last week with a plastic-encased bathroom. That would seem rather odd in this beautiful old house. Decor is neat and simple with Shaker elements. We loved all the hooks in the bathroom--very handy. Jeanne and Don were warm and hospitable without being intrusive. They did not impose their schedule on us nor did we feel like we had a "curfew". They were very thoughtful in leaving notes. It gave us a convenient form of communicating when we or they weren't around. Breakfasts were plentiful and delicious, and were served at an agreed-upon time. And yes, they shared breakfast with us and the other guests. We felt like we were having a meal with old friends. It was a lovely way to start each day. The house is also in a beautiful setting, surrounded by woods.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gilbert's B&B, built in 1835, is located on an award-winning tree farm. Centrally located to many attractions in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, Gilbert's B&B offers a hearty, home-cooked breakfasts and a quiet place to rest after a day's activities. Owners Jeanne and Don are eager to assist guests with information on where to eat other meals and places to visit. ... more less
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