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“Lovely Hudson River Valley”
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The Rhinecliff
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rhinecliff
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Gorgeous, large room (#301) with dark wood floors, comfy bed, cute balcony with nice view, lots of outlets for computers, phones. The bathroom was beautiful and after a hard day of travel the whirlpool tub a shower with the large shower head felt so good. The bar has a spectacular view and was decorated for autumn with pumpkins and candles. Loved it and will be back.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2013

Dearest TG,

Thank you so much for your kind words, we have tried so hard to provide nice things that our guests will enjoy, such that it's a true pleasure to hear we are indeed being enjoyed, so thank you again for taking the time to let us know you had a good time!

Kindest regards
James

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

There are many accidents waiting to happen . Someone from managemnt should spend a night in each room to see what . The BED-- may be interesting to use old wood to make a frame for the bed but the corners come to a point-injured my husband's shin when he exited bathroom right in front of bed at night - corners should be padded/rounded. RUG- edge curled and not taped down on slippery wood floor. SHOWER-shower head on ceiling may look "sexy" but have to be a contortionist to do legs/private parts. Glass shelf useless since soap falls to floor.TV- defies logic to turn off. Needed housekeept o instruct. HEAT/THERMOMETER- never got temp under 80. Programmable overkill. Housekeeper trIed as well- no success. ACCESSABILITY- 3 flights down to breakfast a challenge.FOOD SERVICE No food/bar service since considered early October winter. - you knew our arrival dates- should have let us know- Once was enough

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2013

I’m so sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your recent stay with us, I do try to respond to everyone’s comments, and of course we try to learn from them and improve where we can. I actually do regularly stay in the rooms just to try them out and sometimes we do have to make choices between a certain aesthetic we’re looking for and functionality. A prime example is storage space, we deliberately chose to keep the rooms simple and uncluttered by the usual hotel dressers, chests and big TV cabinets, which has left some rooms a little short on storage space if you have lots of stuff indeed, I don’t have the answer yet to that one, it’s an ongoing debate, many guests love the uncluttered almost zen—like feel due to the lack of furniture all over the place! To answer a couple of your points though, I will take a look at the beds, they are indeed kind of special but we don’t want any health hazards and I’m sorry if your husband banged his shin, thank you for the point. I have no answer to our rain shower drenching heads built in to the ceiling, we spent months getting them right, I guess next time around we’ll try and do three dimensional ones! The heating can be tricky at this time of year as the heating systems do need to be on as the nights can get cold, but recently it’s been inordinately warm during the day with 70-80 degrees being normal, it’s generally best to just switch the AC on to solve this temporary issue. We do close for full dining seasonally as Rhinecliff is very quiet post Labor Day, we have re-opened the bar though to offer our house guests soothing libations and snacks to fill any gaps.
But anyway, at the end of the day I still remain sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay, please do contact me for a full refund which I hope may at least mitigate your unhappy feelings which I would certainly love to cure!
Kindest regards
James

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were ready to relax after braving the Poughkeepsie/Highland Walkway and the Rhinecliff did not disappoint. Everything from the piano music in the room to the unbelievable views from our balcony was perfect. Your place combines the best of the old and the new. Please save room 202 for our next trip!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2013

Thank you for your kind words, I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed our little spot, we shall be sure to keep 202 on standby (I know, it's that extra-large bathroom with the walk-in shower that you liked.....)...thank you!
James

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Since family was very familiar with Rhinecliff, we decided to have a Birthday celebration at "The Rhinecliff". Lovely location, charming Inn.
We had Sunday Brunch in June.
Restaurant service was terribly slow. Some guests at tabke were finishing their mealm while others had not yet been served! Food---not good, portion size-very small! Can't say the wait was worth it.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

This fully restored inn is a perfect place if you're looking for intimate with a beautiful view of the Hudson River! The rooms are large with very comfortable beds and a jacuzzi tub! You can enjoy the view of the Hudson on your own personal balcony. The train tracks are right outside the Inn and the train runs every half hour but it is not annoying, rather kind of fun to watch and hear! Although it did blow it's whistle at 5:55am I thought it quite cute and went right back to sleep! The food was very good and it's a 5 minute drive to the bigger town for shopping and eating!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank crehman
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Don't miss this gem! We really enjoyed our stay. The staff was friendly and courteous. The hotel is perfectly located right on the Hudson. Breakfast was delicious! The live music in the bar the night before was fantastic. Can't miss!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank KarenDSanders
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

It was my husband's birthday, and we thought an overnight at the Rhinecliff would be a great present. Everything was so wonderful! The rooms are each equipped with a jacuzzi style tub, the view is amazing, and the food at the Rhinecliff is like a little taste of heaven.

Then, as a follow up we invited ten friends for dinner on Saturday evening, and even with a party of twelve our server, Chris, was spot on, cheerful and ever so attentive. The food was delicious, and served with style.

We felt like family, and realized, no... better than family!

Room Tip: All the rooms are good, the only downside is that the hotel is on a rail spar, so while you have the...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Rhinecliff

Address: 4 Grinnell Street, PO Box 292, Rhinecliff, NY 12574
Location: United States > New York > Rhinecliff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rhinecliff
Price Range: $179 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Re-birthed after a painstaking five-year renovation, The Rhinecliff is a boutique country hotel, nestled on the banks of the mighty Hudson River and enjoys unparalleled river and mountain views. Featuring beautiful antique floors and woodwork, and world-class cuisine, The Rhinecliff (National Register of Historic Places) is two minutes drive from Rhinebeck. ... more   less 
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