Based on the previous excellent reviews we decided to spend 2 nights recently at Eden Manor. The first thing we saw as we pulled into the driveway was a For Sale sign; it was a portent of things to come. We were greeted and shown around by a child, who tried his youthful best but was unable to find our reservation, turn lights on, or give us directions to local restaurants. The whole place showed signs of being run on a tight budget - mismatched thin towels, no blankets or extra pillows, ice machine empty and not working, dim light bulbs everywhere. There was a pervasive musty smell common in old houses that are not well maintained. At night all outside doors are left unlocked, many of them wide open, which made us very uncomfortable since our bedroom doors didn't lock either. Breakfast is self-serve, buffet style. The first morning we had all the usual cold items plus one hot dish; the second morning there was a new hot dish plus leftovers from the day before. The coffee pot's warming feature apparently doesn't work.
We did finally meet both hosts, who are very pleasant but obviously overworked and overwhelmed.
The location of the Manor is very convenient to the beaches and URI, its setting is beautiful, and hopefully it will be bought by someone who will have the funds to bring it up to par and run it the way it should be run. In the meantime spend your $150 - 200 elsewhere.
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