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Reviewed October 29, 2011

If you are looking for a perfect getaway in Newport then Cliffsde Inn is the place you want to go. The new owners Nancy and Bill have done wonders to the Cliffside. It is absolutely beautiful. The furnishings are amazing. They have thought of every detail. The inside is amazing as well as the grounds outside.

We stayed in the Loft and cannot wait to return and stay in the same room again. We were fortunate enough to see several other rooms also and each one was more amazing than the other! Our room was gorgeous and filled with light. The bathroom was so beautiful. We would like to duplicate it in our own home!

Breakfast was absolutely delicious each day. The afternoon treats were beautiful displayed.
We can't rave on enought about the hospitality during our stay. Nancy and Bill, along with the rest of the staff, made our stay perfect! We are planning our next trip back to the Cliffside Inn in the near future!!

Bill and Linda Donley

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful. We loved the Loft!
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2011

We are so pleased that your weekend at Cliffside was a "perfect getaway"....that means a lot to the entire staff here at the Inn. I am glad you liked the Loft room, it is one of my favorite rooms as well...very cozy as we move into the cooler months. We hope to see you again soon. Maryland is not so far away...your former Governor (circa 1870) built the house as his summer getaway and made the trip up to Newport every summer for decades.

All the best to you both.

Bill

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Reviewed October 27, 2011

My wife and i decided to spend our 1st anniversary in Newport. I did a ton of searching and decided on the Cliffside Inn. We wanted a place that had old world charm yet had updated rooms and was close to everything. Cliffside turned out to be a GEM!!!
The place has been completely renovated. Much attention was put to every detail in this home. The expert craftsmenship shined through out the house. From the wood floors to the moldings you could tell great care was given to keep some of the original luster or this great home. There was even a beautiful area out front with a gas fire pit that was great for enjoying a glass of wine at the end of the night.
We stayed in the swan room. The colors were soothing. The gas fire place was well done and the bathroom was a good size. It had a rain shower and was big enough for 2 if you like to save water :)
The best part of the home were the owners, Bill and Nancy. They made themselves available all day long. They suggested some very fine places to eat and visit. The breakfasts they prepared were very tasty.Gettin my coffee in a French press was a bonus. Nancy even remembered to have decaf tea for my wife as she is pregnant.
We had a nice conversation with them outside by the fire our 1st night. We felt like we were staying with family. How this place is not ranked #1 is a shame. I dont think there was anything this place lacked.
Bill and Nancy, keep up the good work. Thank you for making our stay an exceptional one.

Chris & Caroline Viola

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2011

Thank you both, for staying with us on your 1st Anniversary, and for sharing your experiences at Cliffside Inn. Your comments about the Inn and your visit with us are very thoughtful and most appreciated. That was a great weekend,and we enjoyed the evening conversations with you out at the fire pit. All the best to you both in the coming months and we look forward to your return visit.

Sincerely,

Bill and Nancy

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Reviewed October 26, 2011

This 'was our first visit to the Cliffside Inn. You always wonder if the place you are going to stay at will come up to your expectations and the Inn did that and more. Our room was exquisite with the beautiful linens on the four poster bed, a fireplace, and lovely Bay window. The antiques throughout the Inn showed great attention to detail. Nancy and Bill, our Inkeeepers, could not do enough to make us feel "at home." I had an unplanned visit to the E.R. and they were so concerned for my well being. and made accomadations for our daughter and grandaughter who drove up to stay overnight in order to take us home We can go on and on, but suffice it to say our stay there was memorable and hope to return some day. Our personal thanks to Nancy and Bill who are the perfect Innkeepers.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2011

We are just so happy that things worked out ok and everyone is fine. Although the trip was cut short, we really enjoyed the time we had with both of you and hope that you can return soon to continue the visit.

Best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed October 26, 2011

We have been to Newport several times, as it is an easy drive from NYC and has beautiful, as well as historic, attractions. This was our first time at the Cliffside Inn, and we couldn't have been more thrilled to discover this delightful property. In essence, it has everything you would want in a B&B--charm, excellent accommodations, terrific food, and wonderful amenities (wine tasting and high tea). Bill and Nancy, who took over the property less than a year ago, have created an atmosphere that is welcoming and special; you are treated as honored guests and friends. Further, it is located right off the Cliff Walk, so the location could not be better. All in all, a perfect weekend getaway.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2011

It was our pleasure having all of you! We really had a great time chatting by the firepit and hearing about your work and our Africa connection. I do hope you will come back to visit us again soon. I'll post pictures to the Facebook page after the Rwanda/Tanzania trip in March.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed October 25, 2011

My husband and I recently stayed at the Cliffside Inn for our honeymoon. Where do I begin to describe the wonderful experience that is Cliffside? The innkeepers, Bill and Nancy, were stupendous. How two people can accomplish what they do is beyond me. They were readily available with grand suggestions when needed, yet almost invisible when one wanted privacy....they had a knack for being just what one wanted when one wanted it.

The property was gorgeous and well-tended. We stayed in the Beatrice Room and could not have been happier. The room and its en suite bathroom were beautifully decorated in period pieces and were clean and tidy. Staff was caring and considerate. Linens were fresh daily and the nightly turn down service was a very sweet touch.

Breakfasts were a lovely start to the day....the food was fabulous and well thought out. The company of other guests, as well as Bill and Nancy, was delightful. Bill and Nancy listened carefully to our ideas and plans for the day, and added suggestions that were always right on the money.

I can't say enough good things about Cliffside and its 'keepers. My husband and I were thrilled to stumble on this gem and will most certainly visit with Bill, Nancy and Koty again as soon as we can.

Kudos to you both, Bill and Nancy! You have mastered the art of hospitality and being gracious hosts. Thank you for opening your 'home' to us! We loved every minute of it!

Room Tip: I doubt there are any bad ones!
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2011

Speaking for all the Cliffside Inn staff...we love having honeymoon guests stay with us. It gives all of us the opportunity to create some special memories for the newlyweds. We are so glad you enjoyed your long-awaited honeymoon, and appreciate your taking the time to let otehrs know about the inn and your stay. We look forward to a future "anniversary" visit.

All the best.

Bill and Nancy

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