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“See the "real" New York”
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The Loralei B&B
Ranked #2 of 57 Brooklyn B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Brantford, Canada
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“See the "real" New York”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

My partner and I visited NYC in September. This was my third visit at the Loralei (and my partners first). As always Robert was a generous host. After three visits it's like visiting an old friend now :)
The rooms are large, well appointed and of course clean. For me one of the main attractions of staying at the Loralei is it's location in a residential neighbourhood in Brooklyn. Traveling back and forth to Manhattan - or exploring the sites of Brooklyn such as Coney Island and Brighton Beach - gives me much more of a true New York experience than staying solely in Manhattan and not seeing how the locals live and commute.
The subway is safe and I've never felt nervous walking back to the house, even late at night after taking in a show.

We look forward to our next visit with Robert and Lance, whenever that will be.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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United States
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

I stayed at the Loralei B&B for almost three weeks while on a work assignment in NY. The owners are wonderful and make the place truly feel like home. It is in a safe neighborhood and I felt very comfortable throughout my stay. My highest recommendation!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed for a week at the Lorelei during which “Super Storm Sandy” hit New York. We couldn’t have wished for more welcoming and generous hosts than Robert and Lance. On the actual day of “Super Storm Sandy” they invited us to lunch, have cocktails and dine at the Lorelei because advice from the authorities was not to venture out. Their hospitality was second to none. Each day started with a hearty breakfast- plenty of choice and ended with Robert greeting us at the door enquiring about our day. For the rest of our holiday Robert kept us fully informed of the situation regarding transport available so we still were able to tick off some of the items on our “wish list”. He was always there with thoughtful advice and suggestions when we had any requests or questions. In fact with his recommendations he helped make what could have been a disastrous holiday a pleasurable experience filled with “mini- adventures”.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bemmel, Gelderland, Netherlands
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

My daughter and I went to New York for a short holiday. Our stay in the Loralei was perfect. Robert is an excellent host and made us feel very welcome. Though located in Brooklyn the Loralei is close to Manhattan: the nearby subway-station Newkirk Plaza is just a 4 min walk away on safe streets, even at night. The B and Q trains take you directly to Manhattan.
Next time I'll book the Loralei again. Top value for money!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Loralei Bed and Breakfast was our home for four nights in early October, while visiting our daughter and son-in-law in Brooklyn. Robert is the consummate host in his beautifully appointed period home (circa 1904), which, for me, was a trip back in time to my younger years spent on a tree-lined street with homes from the same era. Our rooms and bathroom were clean to a high standard. Breakfast (which can only be described as a continental style on steroids) was a joy, meeting and sharing stories with other couples. The variety of fare was superb (fresh fruits, pastries and breads, coffee, tea, juice, yogurt, hot and cold cereals, and cheeses) and plentiful. The proximity to subway and local restaurants left us with the feeling of living in a small, closely-knit community. Our getaway day called for an early rise before breakfast, so Robert prepared a to-go bag with fruit and pastries. He arranged for a private car to the airport at a rate much less than cabs. All in all, our stay was relaxing and a joy. It will be our home base in Brooklyn any time our room is available.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed here at the end of September 2012.

What we liked: Robert is as genial a host that we have ever encountered; a very likeable man who presents his home to the highest standards. His attention to detail and his presonality resonate throughout and make for a very enjoyable stay. The room (the suite at the front) is spacious, clean and well maintained. No question was too trivial and no matter had gone without thought.

The house is located in an eclectic part of Brooklyn which, at times gives the impression of being run down and negletcted. But this is a safe neughbourhood where we could walk the streets after dark and feel safe. This is staying in New York.

What we did not like:

Breakfast: Whilst it was presented to the highhest standard, it lacked imaginiation and variety. Europeans don't really go for chocolate cake and cheese (as described in previous entries) What this needed was some variety and a change of menu or even some cooked food. It would also be good to see that the breakfast items were sourced locally and had been given some thought or better still were homemade. and that we were helping to support the wider community as well as cutting the carbon footprint.


Recommendation: Without doubt, we would stay here again, and it is only the lack of attention to detail on the breakfast that prevents the full five stars being awarded.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

I stayed at Loralei's for three nights at the end of August 2012 and I would definitely consider staying there again. Robert is the best and nicest host who will provide you with a map and detailed instructions on how to get to anywhere you want to go in New York, while also providing great suggestions. I loved being able to return to a peaceful and cosy room after spending an exhausting day sight-seeing in busy Manhattan. I loved the Gramercy Suite with its spacious bathroom and incredibly comfortable bed. Although situated in Brooklyn, Manhattan and all the other boroughs are very easily accessible by the subway. This was definitely a better choice in value over staying in downtown Manhattan. Thank you Robert!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Property: The Loralei B&B
Address: 667 Argyle Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11230-1747
Location: United States > New York > Brooklyn
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Ranked #2 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Brooklyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Loralei B&B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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