I stayed here for several days with my husband, and we had a wonderful experience. It is 2 older houses that have been renovated to make this antique-y type place that is a cross between a bed and breakfast and a hotel.
The rooms were larger than I expected and were quite functional. My husband loved the old-fashioned decor of the rooms (I am more of a modern girl myself, but it was very nice). The bathroom was fine, except there was hardly any counter space to put shaving kits/make up bags.
The only downside to the room was that the housekeeping was inconsistent. One day, our entire room had been reorganized and cleaned spotlessly. Another day, the bed had been made, but not much else had been done. Towels had been taken but not replaced; same thing with the toiletries. Bottles of water were left for turn down service some nights, but not all nights. In the end, it was not such a big deal, but the inconsistency was unusual for such a place.
There continental breakfast that is served in their small dining area is quite nice. It is muffins, bagels, whole fruit, cereal and milk. You can also order eggs/omelettes/pancakes for an extra $8 I believe, and they can make fresh fruit juices and smoothies for an extra $4.
The front desk service was very helpful and friendly. They really get to know you, as someone is always sitting right by the front door. They greet you as you exit and enter and make small talk, which for us was great, but if you want the experience of being left alone in a large hotel, it's not the place for you.
There is also a small wine reception in the lobby area each night. It was never very busy, and we were invited to take wine to our rooms to enjoy.
All in all, this was a fantastic trip, but I would like to try something more modern and newer next time. The city we come from has tons of places like this, so for us, it wasn't as unique as it could be for someone else. However, we had a great stay and would recommend this to anyone looking for a small hotel with a personal touch.
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