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The Rhinecliff
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rhinecliff
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

While the hotel is a beautiful property and its staff is friendly, pleasant and accommodating, it's not enough to make me want to go back. Cleanliness is a bit of an issue. The floors and surface areas in Room 201 were dusty. The cushions on the pull out bed were stained and the fabric was torn in several places. I put the extra blanket on the sofa. The blanket was also stained and there were dust and hairballs stuck to it. The old wooden door to the suite has a large gap making it possible to look into the room - giving a nice view of the bed. The walls are thin. We could hear other guests sneezing, coughing (you get the idea) at all times of the day and night. On a positive note, we booked our stay through Group. I would have been sorely disappointed and a bit angry if I had paid full price.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2014

Well I’m so sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay with us as much as you should have! We looked into your comments right away and we found Room 201 to be pristine and clean as we would usually expect it to be, so I can only apologize profusely for any lapses you discovered, sometimes in the winter a room may not be used for a few days so I can only apologize again. We do take any negative feedback very seriously indeed and do thank you for your comments and for taking the time to let us know. The antique wooden doors which were painstakingly re-finished by hand are indeed very fragile and do develop cracks which are a continuous work to repair, we will work harder to keep them nicely filled! Generally there are compromises to be made when saving the historic nature of an old building between authenticity and functionality, sometimes indeed there are some weaknesses eg in soundproofing but we like to hope that ultimately the historic beauty of our property ultimately trumps these weaknesses. Thank you again for taking the time to write and we wish you well! Kindest regards, James

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was my first experience at The Rhinecliff. I wanted to get away from the city and stumbled upon this hotel doing some research on train hotels. Amtrak takes just over an hour and half from Penn Station and the local station is, literally, about a minute away from the hotel. The hotel itself is lovely - spacious rooms and bathrooms (our suite had a jacuzzi tub and a rainfall shower), a beautiful view of the Hudson, a sense of humor about itself and the trains that amble by throughout the day, and you're 5 minutes away (and an $8 cab) from Rhinebeck if you want to go out. The staff was kind, generous, and responsive. But also light touch - exactly what I was looking for. I will definitely look forward to coming back.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank stmintz
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jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to be so nice to us! No but seriously, it was great having you with us, please do come back when you can get away again.....James

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Reviewed February 28, 2014

We took a midweek escape and reserved the third floor suite. It did not disappoint. With two balconies, the river / mountain views are sweeping and dramatic. Due to midweek and midwinter, the main restaurant was closed so we opted to stay in and hang out by the fire in the pub. Meat, cheese, olive platter was wonderful as are their drinks. Again, no words to describe the magnificent view. Breakfast is included and you get to order from the main menu. Delicious french press coffee is such a treat. We always wonder why the amazing restaurants and hotels we visit rarely serve good coffee. Even though The Rhinecliff is owned by Englishmen, (and as you'd expect there's a healthy offering of top notch tea) they have successfully scored with their java and french press system. Our only drawback is the train. The last rumble and horn was around 1AM and then began in earnest again around 5AM. Since this venue hovers just above the tracks and next to the station, we can't imagine light sleepers coming here for R & R. There were earplugs next to the bed and they are upfront about the trains, but one can't really begin to understand the impact until you're awakened over and over again. I wish there were a fix for this because everything else was such a pleasure!

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank cschaff
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jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Thank you for your kind comments, we're so glad you had a good time! Mind you, it's kind of hard NOT to have a good time in the suite so we're glad you made the most of things!
Ahh the trains, the trains, yes of course, we are indeed a railway hotel, built by the train station in 1854, to serve the train station, so they're definitely part of the scenery! The great rail barons laid the train track in the Hudson Valley right on the water's edge, all the way up, so if you want the beauty of the Hudson Valley, you're going to get the trains it's true! Thankfully we've learned to warn everyone several times in advance so there are hopefully no misunderstandings, in fact our city dwelling guests often complain that the trains are nothing, we should add some police and fire truck sirens so they really felt at home...all aboard!!
Thank you for taking the time to write! James x

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Our first experience with the Rhinecliff was their Sunday Jazz brunch. We then decided to get married there. The hotel rooms are lovely. All with jacuzzi tubs. Some with terraces overlooking the Hudson River. If you want a romantic night, try the honeymoon suite. All of our guests who stayed there were impressed.

The tavern serves three meals a day, in a very cozy atmosphere. There is music most weekend nights.

The hotel is close to Rhinebeck, NY which is a great little town to spend the day in.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank PamandSam
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jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Aww, thank you for your kind words, welcome to The Rhinecliff family!!

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Reviewed December 15, 2013

We stayed here for a night in mid-December for a pre-holiday getaway. It was just what we needed! We arrived around 3 pm and found the room ready, with classical music playing on the direct tv. The view of the Hudson River, Kingston Lighthouse, and Catskills beyond was just beautiful, and the sunset was perfect. The room had so many extras you don't get at a normal hotel-dimming lights, whirlpool tub, rainshower-it just set the perfect mood for a relaxing and romantic getaway. The décor was minimalistic but perfect, and the bed was extremely comfortable. We heard the trains, but it was not a problem at all. The breakfast was amazing. The proximity to the village of Rhinebeck was great-we had a wonderful dinner, some shopping, and then just relaxing time at the Rhinecliff. A wonderful experience, and we hope to return soon!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank wynnepooh
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jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Thank you so much for your kind words, I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay and our little touches, do come and see us again!
James

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

This place is a gem. Just the right ambience......lovely and not pretentious. The trains are NOT a problem. Friendly staff and breakfast is included. Bar closes at ten but China Rose across the street is open. Perfect for our anniversary overnight.

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

Dear Mum,
Thank you very much but you know you're not supposed to do this...! Sorry.... just kidding! Annemarie, thank you so much for your kind words, we love it when out guests have a good time with us, thank you again and Happy Anniversary!
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James

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

This past weekend I threw a 34th anniversary party for my parents and combined it with my dad's 55 birthday and my husband and my 1st anniversary (which was at the Rhinecliff.) First of all...the Rhinecliff staff could not have been any more helpful in the planning process for the party and on the day of. While setting up all of the decorations, the staff was more than accommodating in helping! The night went off without a single issue. The staff was incredible to our guests all night...who by the way still have not stopped raving about the food. I highly suggest throwing an event at the Rhinecliff..it is WELL worth it. THANK YOU RHINECLIFF!!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2013

Dear Emily and Steve,
Thank you so much for taking the time to be so nice to us, you know we love you dearly and it was great to have your wonderful families back celebrating with us again, you know you rocked The Rhinecliff at your wedding and did nothing less on your anniversary/birthday triple play! Our fearless Maitre D' Amy has said it was so great to see you that she would love to come round to your house and clean up anytime you have a big party......ha!
See you soon and Happy Holidays!
James
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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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