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Florida
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Its been years since we were there, when a friend suggested it I thought "wonderful idea". We were seated at a good table right away. Then the waiting started... 45 min later salads had not arrived. We asked for more bread, That took awhile. We were told there were 2 large parties (10 and 12 guests) ahead of us. Our...

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Evening meal excellent plus good and pleasant service. paricularly since the table d'hote was brought to our attention.Room was adequate but not properly cleaned; hairgrips on floor and windows really quite dirty. The bathroom was really small and very difficult for a six foot man to shower.It was more like a cupboard. We came down for breakfast at about 9...

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

My daughter’s wedding at the Inn was a splendid occasion. The wedding site, down a lawn to a scenic waterway, is a peaceful place for a ceremony. With flowers and guest seating, it was lovely. We then had a champagne toast, specialty cocktails, and passed appetizers under a magnificent old tree. The dinner was outstanding. It was a gourmet three...

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Southbridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place with different rooms to dine in. ( outside seating too). Small bar with a great bartender, very original drinks. The food was amazing! Very nice portions and cooked as ordered (steak and lamb). Our server Kris was wonderful. We walked after dinner down by the lake at the back of the property. Very pretty setting. Great place for...

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STAMFORD
Reviewed 18 September 2016

My girlfriend took me here for a birthday present. Very nice place; very relaxing. Love sitting in the lounge chairs out by the river. Very peaceful. In-house restaurant is very good. Only drawback was breakfast, which wasn't up to par. Good location. Just minutes off I-95. Lots of local art shops in the area.

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East Lyme, Connecticut
Reviewed 18 September 2016

First time back in a while, we were impressed with the quality of the food. Definitely upped their game in the kitchen. The menu was limited but the four of us were very pleased with each of our respective dishes. Cocktails were unique and expertly prepared. There was live music in the bar which was a bit too loud in...

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Palmer, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

By far the most beautiful place I have seen for a wedding. Customer service was top notch and they catered to every need of the newlyweds and all their guests. I would book this place any time I could. We felt as though we were considered family by the owners. We travel a lot and stay in a variety of...

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North Adams, MA
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Highly over rated as a wedding venue. Somewhat buggy outside. Prickly chestnuts all over the poorly kept grounds. Supposedly non-smoking grounds. Not so! Very crowded. Meals were served very, very slow resulting in cold entrees. Not good portions. Cocktails rather pricey. Very disappointed!

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Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We come to the shoreline every month or so and have been trying out the various hotels. The Bee and Thistle is a really happy discovery. We were upgraded to a spacious room as we arrived. I think, though, judging by what we saw, that all the rooms would be beautiful and comfortable. The inn is perfectly maintained and everything...

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Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We came here for a rehearsal dinner. The place was very charming & I would love to go back again. We started in the garden for drinks and passed appetizers then we went inside for dinner. It was served family style and the food was great. As a guest we were very happy. I also know the bride and groom...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Smoking rooms available
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bee and Thistle sits nestled on five acres bordering the Lieutenant River, in the township of Old Lyme, Connecticut. The Inn is available as a large private guest house or by the individual room on a bed & breakfast basis, daily, weekly, or monthly. All of our nine guest rooms are adorned with elegant accents, each individual in design. Therein you will find fine linens, down pillows and a private bath. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge

Address: 100 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371-1426
Region: United States > Connecticut > Old Lyme
Price Range: ₹ 10,482 - ₹ 17,901 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“The stairs were quite steep. They could be difficult for less able persons”
 of 5 bubbles tombeg, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 was big and comfy; there are 3 floors so if you have trouble climbing stairs, ask for the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 1Nicole, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“there is just one with a king bed but all look pretty.”
 of 5 bubbles peggyvb, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We got a free upgrade to a better room, and it was lovely. Not sure what the other rooms are like.”
 of 5 bubbles HappyCoupleAndoverMA, 26 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We were told Room 1 was the largest. It was spacious, comfortable, and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles JenInParkSlope, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
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