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“Owners very nice”
Review of Harmony House Inn

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Harmony House Inn
Ranked #2 of 10 New Bern B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
South Carolina, United States
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37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Owners very nice”
Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

The owners were the best thing about this B & B. This was my first experience using a B & B and that my be why I was disappointed. First the temperature in the room was either hot or cold. We stayed 2 nightstand when we both took showers in the morning I did not finish my shower (2nd of course) I ran out of hot water both mornings. Breakfast each morning was hot and the owners interacted with us and kept coffee available. However, no meat of any kind. In the late afternoon - early evening we did ask for coffee and they made us a fresh pot. I guess the biggest complaint is the lack of hot water. The other couple with us said they had no problems with their hot water.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

We live just 50 minutes from New Bern but wanted to get away for a quick night to celebrate our anniversary. We really enjoyed our stay and the room was cozy and clean. Location was great as we walked to our dinner at the historic Harvey Mansion. There are also other dining establishments and coffee shops just a block or two away.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Greensboro, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2013

I called last minute and was able to get a room in the Inn. We were asked to call if we would be a late check-in (after 8:00 pm) which we did. We called about 7:45 and were told a envelope with instructions were left for us and registration could be completed the next day. All went smooth. The room was clean, spacious and quiet.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The best attribute of the Inn was the location. It was in walking distance to all of the sights, restaurants and shops. The inn keepers were very friendly, the room was clean and comfortable. The first night we really enjoyed sitting on the great front porch. Our experience was not as good the second night as there were children running all over the place while their mother sat on the porch playing on her phone. The breakfast was OK. I enjoyed the fruit, juice and coffee. There was a tiny buffet of mostly breads. One thing we found odd was that we made a reservation online for a regular king room. We were emailed that none of these rooms were available only suites, however the room next door to us seemed to be unoccupied all weekend?

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2013

For those who don't know, New Bern is the ancestral home of Pepsi Cola (concocted in a phamacy there). Lovely room, comfortable bed (always a must when traveling), very friendly and accomodating hosts. Wine and cheese in the evening and a nice front porch to sit on and watch the world go by. Soda in the fridge for those who don't indulge. There were little children staying at the Inn, rooms were soundproof enough so there was no challenges with noise. We had our bikes with us so we took a small tour of the town. Looks like some good restaurants, lovely parks along the rivers. We would like to go back and do some more exploring.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Comfy, quiet B&B in downtown New Bern with the unusual (and appreciated) offering of a room with twin beds. Swings and rockers on the front porch, drinks in the fridge, evening snacks, tasty breakfast, pleasant hosts, and only the nicest guests made this a great spot for old friends to get together.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2013

I stayed here with my husband for one night in September. We arrived early for check -in, but Alan(who was looking after the place as the owners were away) allowed us to check in early, which was great as we were able to go off and explore New Bern a little before getting ready for dinner. As we checked in, he gave us a small map of the town, highlighting good places to eat and visit.

We had room no 5 (If I remember correctly). It was a king sized bed. It was very comfortable, nicely decorated and we felt at ease. The bathroom was standard, bath with shower over, all very clean, lovely fluffy towels provided. It was great.

Alan had informed us that there was a social hour - I think 6pm -7pm- so we got ready to go out to dinner and called into the sitting room to meet the other guests. Wine was provided for guests and cheese and crackers. it was nice to sit and chat with others before going out into the town for dinner.

Breakfast the next day was great. There were two large tables so we joined two other couples for a sociable chat. Breakfast was a help yourself affair, it was all delicious. I can't remember now what there was but it was sufficient to set us up for a nice Sunday morning strolling around the town.

There was ample free parking around the back of the property. I would definitely recommend the Harmony House Inn to anyone visiting New Bern.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Harmony House Inn

Property: Harmony House Inn
Address: 215 Pollock St, New Bern, NC 28560-4942
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > New Bern
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in New Bern
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Harmony House Inn, built in 1853 by turpentine merchant Benjamin Ellis, features eight spacious guest rooms, all with on-suite bathrooms. Additionally, the Inn offers an attractive dining room and comfortable parlor, a cozy reading nook, game corner and upstairs conversation area. A full width front porch welcomes visitors to the door. ... more   less 

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