Very disappointed. We booked the two rooms downstairs , "the museum rooms" and that is just what it was. But it was dusty and dirty.
Don't go here if you want peace and quiet and the upstairs apartment is occupied, (there were four adults upstairs) because the floors and walls are very thin and you hear everything. Added to that the caretaker, Captain, decided that it would be a good time to cut the lawn!
After three hours we actually had the Captain of the boat take us back to Newport. We did not stay overnight.
Don't go here if you plan to walk around the island between
6/1 -8/15 because there is no place to go, because of the nesting seagulls. If it is bad weather you are stuck inside. And the downstairs was not wonderful. Only good point was that there were no public tours going on, because of bad weather, which would have put us outside, or dancing around strangers going through the rooms we rented.
Would recommend this location only if you could book the apartment upstairs. Though we did not see it I can only imagine it was nicer then the rooms on the first floor.
And you need strong arms to pump the water into the tank in order to flush the toilet or get water out of the pump in the kitchen/bathroom.
The pictures on the internet are not accurate to what is a actually here. Beware.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A stay at a 19-century lighthouse on Rose Island - be willing to rough it and pitch in with the chores. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rose Island Lighthouse Hotel Newport