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“Disappointing!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Belvedere Mansion

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Belvedere Mansion
Ranked #1 of 1 Staatsburg B&B and Inns
Wellesley, MA
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2 reviews
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“Disappointing!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

This property is in a great location overlooking the Hudson River. That is the best thing about it. It appears to be geared to weddings. We were quite surprised that there was not one place on the first floor to sit. All sofas, chairs and tables had been removed from the living areas. Two front rooms were set up for dining for many people - possibly wedding groups. Breakfasts were very good. This is an older property and I understand that this makes it charming. However, the facilities are not kept up at all. Furniture was stained; bedding was very uncomfortable. I believe this is on their website but prospective guests should know that there is no air conditioning, no phone service or internet, no television or phones in the rooms.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

So unique and so perfect. Every detail is just perfect! The rooms, the bar, the pool, none of my photos do justice to this place, one has to go there to see it...I saw someone here saying something negative about the attic apartment? For me that was the most amazing room in the mansion. That bathroom in that room is so unique! The entire property is eclectic so it was breath of fresh air to us while we were in the US.
The restaurant wasn't working at the time we were there, so the worst part of our stay was the fact that we ever had to leave the property :)
But the owners have two great places in Rhineback, one is Arielle restaurant which is equally amazing as belvedere (different style but again very unique) and the food is A MA ZING, and the other one is Liberty-two minute walk from Arielle, and there's a bar and a club there.
The design of all of these places are so so so perfect that you would actually assume that the same guys are owners of all three properties!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Memphis
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

We really loved this place because it has so much personality and so much potential. Five of us shared the three bedroom attic accommodations. The furniture was threadbare. The windows had no shades so the morning light poured in way too early. One room had no AC. The bathroom was large but the old tub was difficult to shower in with the hand held shower head. With some freshening up it could be 5 star!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

My son's wedding was at The Belvedere Mansion so we really got to experience this place. We had all of the accommodations, a Friday night buffet, the wedding and reception and Sunday brunch. The place is stunning and even though it is filled with antiques, they always made us feel like it was home. It is a beautiful place and near many interesting things to do. I can't wait to go back for a weekend.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

This was one of the worst places I have stayed in, ever. Our room was disgusting - musty, small, with peeling wallpaper, a shredded lampshade and stained sheets. The chair in the room was also stained. There was also no nightstand for one side of the bed, no TV, no full length mirror and no hairdryer.

We asked for extra toilet paper since we were almost out and a couple extra pillows and after 4 hours when they didn't come, we went to the front desk again to ask [there's no telephones in the room] and went to dinner. We came back to find a roll of toilet paper and the pillows on a filthy chair outside the room, covered in bugs.

The property could be gorgeous with a lot of investment and some decent service. Its very close to Rhinebeck and the historic mansions. But don't waste your time or money.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 review, 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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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Property: 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
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Staatsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 33
Also Known As:
Belvedere Mansion Hotel Staatsburg

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