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Belvedere Mansion
Ranked #1 of 1 Staatsburg B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 5, 2012

We stayed at the Belvedere for the New Year's Celebration and spent two nights there a few years back. Our rooms were in the attic of the "mansion". First thing I noticed was a dark rusty (what looked like blood) stain on the pillow on my bed. It gave me chills right away. The attic had three bedrooms and one living room. Everything was sticky and dusty. I stayed there with a family of 6 and we all felt uneasy there. Like we were being watched. Kids were afraid to leave our side. Towards the evening on our first night, we stayed in our bedrooms and my mother was reading her rosary. Suddenly, we heard a loud explosion! We all ran out of our rooms and saw that an old antique mirror that hung on the wall, simply exploded into a million pieces. The evil of Belvedere did not like the rosary being read, evidently. We hardly slept that night. Kids hated the energy of the place and called it hunted. The following morning we noticed that in the heart of winter, we have not heat nor hot water. Nice! We approached a very snobbish hostess and told her about our misfortunes with the mirror and heat. She suggested a bungalow rooms for an extra $150 per night each family! There was not heat in the bungalow ether! So we were moved around until the clock striked midnight! The New Years "dinner" was a pure disgust! Pea soup, for instance had no taste at all. It had no flavor! It was green alright but who can prove it's made out of peas! "Well done stake" was dripping with blood and tasted like rubber. Service was poor and slow. We were so miserable. With horrid service, evil forces at power and disgusting food our New Years celebration was ruined. Please save your money and do not ever go there!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Nick R, Guest Relations Manager at Belvedere Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

although Belvedere Mansion is always appreciative of all feedback (negative & positive), It can be challanging since all comments are 'subjective'. Pertaining to these particular comments, there are most certainly no 'evil' spirits, nor anything of the kind at the Mansion. The Restaurant at the Belvedere has been written about in Bon Apetit, Wine Spectator, in addition to several european publications. I can assure anyone reading this that these prestigious periodicals would not have deemed the cuisine as worthy enough to write about if any of these comments were accurate. The other unfortunate thing is that for any hotel it is imporrisble to help a guest or improve any perceived infraction if not they are not informed in a timely manner. Guest Services at the Belvedere is immediately responsive to all of their guests. Where adjustments to room accommodations are requested (for any reason), it is taken seriously and attended to promptly. I encourage the readers of this negative review to continue reading through the more positive, more well thought through comments on this beautifully restored, jewel of a Hudson Valley property.

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Reviewed November 25, 2012

....and its hard to believe why anyone would have any legit "beefs" with the place. We are from Nassau County on Long Island and I work in NYC. We also visit Manhattan monthly to check out restaurants, attend Broadway shows , and get together with friends. We have been to Europe and many fine resorts in Bermuda and The Caribbean...i.e., we have been around the block, culinary/accomodation-wise. The staff @ The Mansion are down to earth, respectful, attentive, interesting, helpful and classy. Life isn't perfect, are you?????? Any problem we have ever had there, and there were not many in ten years....was taken care of with great aplomb and celerity...with great heartfelt apologies to boot! Jill, Peggy, and Lulu have become family friends. They have watched our children grow up. We always look foward to out trips to The Mansion. The place is beautiful, elegant, steeped in history....a Hudson Valley Treasure. We have met many appreciative and classy folk over the years. Unfortunately, we have witnessed more than a few certifiable pain in the butts....you know whom I am referring to: the Guy who cuts you in line at the store, the woman that spends her life complaining about EVERYTHING in life. Miserable people who have never had a REAL problem in their lives. Effite, elitist snobs who are "drunk" with economic power and influence and are used to getting their own way ALL THE TIME! I have seen and heard the pettiest of complaints and snicker to myself. Some people will NEVER be happy. The Sweeney Family LOVES the Belvedere Mansion and truly appreciates the gem that it is. Now, bang-for-the-buck rating: There is NO BETTER "DEAL" to be had anywhere I know of in The Greater NYC area. Where else can you live like a Phipps, Whitney, Rockefeller or Cornelius Vanderbilt AND get a gourmet breakfast included???????? Thought so!!!!! Last, If you are a malcontent, you'll always find SOMETHING to complain about. Get over yourself. Matthew Sweeney Sr., Floral Park, NY

Room Tip: The cozy's are great for couples, and familes can stay in the Mansion or Lodge
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Matt S
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

We had the best wedding experience at this venue and I highly recommend it. I can understand why some people review it the way that they do but in all honesty, when it comes to the wedding weekend...it is the best venue. It can accommodate tons of friends/family in really eclectic rooms, located near trains, fireplaces for warmth, bath tubs for romance and plenty of inside spots for a back up rain option. Everyone got to have breakfast together 2 days in a row. The party moves from room to room in a way that reminded people of the game of Clue...had a real element of mystery and intrigue. The bar inside is an amazing meeting place...just sparks conversation all on its own. We must have gotten a million raves on the food, venue and perfect location...couldn't give it enough high marks.

Room Tip: Hunt Master Suite has an amazing fireplace, balcony, back entrance and jacuzzi tub. Just remember t...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Had my daughter's wedding here and had an absolute ball!!!! Jill, Nick, Peggy and entire staff were extremely accommodating. Food and atmosphere were awesome!!!! Loved the setting and cool decor! We were there during peak breath taking foliage, and the grounds created a beautiful backdrop. This place has a great vibe going on, and we'll visit again next fall.

Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

My close friend had his wedding at the mansion. It's hard to describe how magical it was. We had over 150 people partying until the early morning with service that was PERFECT! The staff treated us as if we owned the place. The rooms brought you back in the day of old school charm and it truly left me with a experience I hope to get again. We are planning a wedding reunion with the wedding party next September and I can't wait;). The wedding was 9/15/12

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

We were hoping to stay at a special place and the Belvedere Mansion certainly has special place prices but the reality was disappointing. The "Carriage House" is really a dressed up motel. The "country gourmet breakfast" is only passable. But most disappointing is the rude service - the manager/check-in person is thick with attitude.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank mikm277
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Very Quaint and Old Bed and Breakfast .Scenery in the Fall would be unbelievable, Great Views We attended a wedding and it was great food and they served top shelf liquor everything was done well.The room we stayed in had a queen bed which was ok to sleep in we asked for a cot and then that made the room very small.Overall it was an ok place for the night.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank vetteman94
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Additional Information about Belvedere Mansion

Address: 10 Old Route 9, Staatsburg, NY 12580-5111
Location: United States > New York > Staatsburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Staatsburg
Price Range: $75 - $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
Also Known As:
Belvedere Mansion Hotel Staatsburg

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