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“Tuesday Room was like being back in the Italian cathedrals.”

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Belfry Inn and Bistro
Ranked #4 of 8 Sandwich B&B and Inns
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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“Tuesday Room was like being back in the Italian cathedrals.”
Reviewed August 10, 2010

Our trip to Cape Cod began with a 1 night stay at the Belfry Inne & Bistro. Since we're just back from living in Italy for 4 years, we thought the Tuesday Room complete with huge stained glass window would evoke our stay in Italy... and it surely did. The Belfry Inne is really lovely, breakfast was delicious and dinner was excellent, although a bit pricey. When asked if we could have coffee sent up to our room after dinner, that seemed to be a bit of a problem at first, but then our request was fulfilled. Strange, you'd think we were the 1st ever to ask that. Wish we stayed longer or could return when it's cold, so could light up the fireplace for a great cozy feel.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 10, 2010

The hotel was immaculate. Perfect stop for our honeymoon. The staff were very friendly and helped us plan some days out. The village of Sandwich while small, had lots to see and do and the restaurants in the area are all worth a try, particularly the Painted Lady which is part of the Belfry Inn and was fantastic.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Paisley, Scotland
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Reviewed August 3, 2010

The Belfry is a very quiet and relaxing place to stay, a bit too quiet for us though. We really liked the Inne and the staff were excellent, Chris Wilson (he must have roots in Paisley Scotland) was a very welcoming buddie. The food was great if a little over the top. Sandwich itself is a prim little town, white picket fences are very much in evidence. You can walk the tree lined streets and can be transported back to a previous more ellegant and graceful era, the inne was clean if a bit dated but was in keeping with the buildings and the town itself. A great idea to convert a church (pun intended) into a unique hotel. Lovely. We only had one adverse comment and that was about the town itself rather than the hotel, it just too quiet for a 7 day stay so we left after 6. Cape cod is beautiful though, we thouroghly enjoyed Provincetown and Hyannis which on reflection would have been better bases to explore the cape.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Colorado
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Reviewed July 20, 2010

I researched the Cape for a three day trip and just returned. Chris, the owner of the Belfry (a former Catholic church) and the next door renovated Victorian home, was super nice on the phone. I wish I had discussed more with him before we arrived. We arrived at 1:00 and were allowed to check in. We felt that was exceptionally nice. Jaffar was taking care of the lunch crowd, so I was not put off that he wouldn't answer any questions about the inn. The "John" room was clean and quite nice in the Painted Lady. We just made some major purchases and did not splurge on the Belfry rooms. We WILL next time. The only complaints I had were that the window air conditioner was somewhat noisy, but it was battling 90 degree days and pretty steamy nights. It performed well, just noisy. The other complaint was that there were not window shades and our east facing room was flooded with light very early in the morning through very clean white drapes.
We did not eat dinner there. Jaffar, again, would not find time to answer even a few questions when we stopped in for drinks before bed. I just couldn't get any accomodation from him.
Monday morning breakfast was fantastic. Chris had returned and was as nice as on the phone. However, now we needed to race off to catch a whale watching boat and we couldn't chat. Such a shame, but we did tell my mother in law to stay here next weekend when they go to the Cape. I told her to stay in the Belfry to be safe. $300 for one of those rooms would be well worth it. I think I would have been super happy in the Painted Lady had I switched to a different room.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed July 20, 2010

For the third year, it still remains fresh and warm and we look forward to returning again next year.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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UK
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Reviewed July 7, 2010

We booked this bed and breakfast via Trailfinders. It was a little pricey (but then so is much of the Cape accommodation) but worth it for the relaxing atmosphere and lovely room. We stayed in the Kristina room which was in the Painted lady - it had a spa bath and was a nice large room. Breakfast was served next door in the Belfry and was lovely - lots of choice and waitress service. We didn't eat in the Belfry but chose to eat at the Painted Lady instead - this was lovely - I cannot recommend enough the sharing plate of desserts. We also ate at the Daniel Webster Inn - this was nothing in comparison to the Painted Lady meal and was a bit disappointing. It was great for the beach - there were chairs and umbrellas to take for the day - a very nice touch!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Nürnberg, Germany
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Reviewed July 5, 2010

The Belfry Inne in Sandwich is as good as the photos show on the homepage (www.belfryinn.com). It´s a nicely modified church from 1902 and two adjoining buildings. Each chambers are nobly furnished and you feel like beeing transported back to the early 20th century, modern luxury included. Every sleeping room with air condition, most rooms with fireplace and/or a bath with jacuzzi (whirlpool). Breakfast is very tasty. Lunch an dinner are expensive but first-class. An alternitive for dinner is "marshlands" on route 6A not far away. The Town of Sandwich is beautyful and a good place to travel for example to Plymouth (1h), Boston (1,5h), Providence (1,5h) or Provincetown (1,5h).

We really liked to stay in Belfy Inne an recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Belfry Inn and Bistro
Address: 6 Jarves St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2219
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Sandwich
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Spa
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Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Sandwich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Belfry Inn and Bistro 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cape Cod’s jewel, a small boutique Inn, set in the center of Sandwich Village, is an architectural masterpiece; the Abbey, (ca.1901) a former church with six guest suites above the Bistro. Imaginative interiors, soaring space, stain glass windows. Offering a host of amenities, decks, whirlpools for two and fireplaces. Full gourmet breakfast. Offering hospitality year round. ... more   less 
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